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Desert National Park

Introduction:

Desert National Park, Rajasthan, India is an exceptional exemplar of the eco system due to its prosperous fauna and flora. The Park is mostly in the Thar Desert which has the intense sand dunes, weathered rocks and extinct condensed saline water bottoms etc. This park is one of the largest park reserves in the country. It is very difficult to sustain in such a harsh and hot weather conditions and thus the flora and fauna of this park creates amazing magic for its visitors. Because the park is so close to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, many of the birds from there are also seen here in the park. The place itself creates a magic and the visitors here are fascinated from its beauty that the country has nominated the Desert National Park in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has been nominated in 2009 because the Thar Desert is a stupendous example of ecological account and very well defines the altered stages of progression. You can say it a great coincidence or just the wonder that all four state elements like state tree, state flower, state bird and state animal are found in the same particular place only which are Khejri, Rohida, The Great Indian Bustard and Chinkara respectively. It should definitely be considered as a World Heritage Site in India as the desert is much more new as compared to the other deserts in the world and is a home to many atypical and endangered species of flora and fauna.

Location and Accessibility:

Desert National Park, situated in northern west India in Rajasthan is unique and distinctive in its own as it is a sole habitat of its type. Surrounded one side by Aravalli Hills and the other side by prolific plains of Indus River, The Desert National Park have an area of 3162 km square. The Park is shared between two prestigious districts of Rajasthan, named Jaisalmer and Barmer.Jaisalmer is also famous for Jaisalmer fort ,which is also listed as an UNSECO world heritage sites.Around 1900 km square of the park’s area is in Jaisalmer and around1262 km square is in Barmer. You will require a prior permission from the office of DesertNational Park and the District Magistrate, Jaisalmer to visit and explore the park.

Flora and Fauna:

The distinctive, diverse and rich flora and fauna present in the park are accountable of its assorted beauty. One can clearly and easily saw plants like Ber, Palm Trees, Dhok and Ronj etc.

Blue tailed bee-eaters

Blue Tailed Bee-Eaters

Indian Rollers

Indian Rollers

Indian fox in Desert National Park

Indian Fox

Chinkara

Chinkara

Many endangered birds and animals like Buzzards, Tawny Eagles, Short Toed Eagles, Falcons, Kestrel, Harriers, spotted eagles, Lagger Falcons and vultures, black buck, Indian fox, chinkara, desert cat, wolf and hare etc. Also, the most endangered The Great Indian Bustard is commonly seen in the park that too in good numbers. Blue tailed bee-eaters, bush quail and Indian Rollers are also the inhabitants of the park.

The best time to visit the park is the winter season which is from November to January in India. If you want to experience a real excitement while exploring the different endangered species, you should go for a jeep safari on the startling golden sand dunes. Thus, we can proudly say that Desert National Park holds a remarkable position in India Heritage sites.

 

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