A visit to Rajasthan can never be complete without experiencing the magic of the desert. And when you can have the pleasure of desert as well as animal reserve at the same place, the joy simply proliferates. Situated near the town of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, the Desert National Park is spread around a massive area of 3162 sq.kms. The park presents a panoramic view of the desert ecosystem and plays host to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park is one of the largest in India and flaunts one of the most spectacular characteristics of the Desert Region- sand dunes.
Despite the climatic conditions, the park witnesses a multifariousness of avifauna. It serves as an abode of migratory birds and resident birds of the desert. Eagles, Harriers, Falcons, Buzzards are some of the bird species. The park also houses some fossil records, almost 180 million years old and dinosaur fossil records which date back their origin to a timeframe six million years ago.
Among the animal species, the Blackbuck, desert fox, wild cat, wolf etc are the common types. A particular attraction of the Desert National Park is a bird called the Great Indian Bustard, an endangered species found only in India. Hence, it plays its part well to attract birdwatchers and ornithologists from all over the globe.
The Desert National Park is definitely a treat to the eyes and it is absolutely not unnatural if you are gung-ho about visiting this magnificent epitome of desert ecosystem just after knowing about it.