The Desert National Park is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near Jaisalmer. This is one of the largest national parks, covering an area of 3100 sq. km. The desert sanctuary being a fragile ecosystem has its own flora and fauna. Birdlife in this sandy habitat is vivid & spectacular. The great Indian bustard is another magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers. It migrates locally in different seasons. The region is a haven for migratory and resident birds of the desert. One can see many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures. Short- toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles, lagger falcons and kestrels are the commonest of these. Sandgrouse are spotted near small ponds or lakes. Sea shells and massive fossilized tree trunks in this park record the geological history of the desert. Accommodation: Mama Guest House at Khuri, Narain Nivas Palace in Jaisalmer Location: The Desert National Park is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near Jaisalmer. Visiting Hours: November to Mar How To Get There Rail-Jaislamer, Air-Jodhpur and Jaisalmer and a drive from Jodhpur (8 hours) Attractions The great Indian bustard is another magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers. Places Around Jaisalmer (40 km) Travel Tips This is a good option for people covering the Bikaner-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer sector.
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