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Tiger Wildlife Elephant Jeep Safari
India boasts of its fair share of Tiger Reserves. Being the National Animal of India, the tiger is considered as a symbol of strength and speed. The country also has two-dozen tiger reserves. The most majestic species of the tiger is The Royal Bengal Tiger. Bandavgarh National Park is amongst the well-known tiger reserves where tourists can spot Royal Bengal Tigers, leopard, cheetals, gaur, sambhar and various other faunal species.
India is home to diverse wildlife supplemented by rich variety of flora and fauna. Wildlife in India can be seen in its several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. These include names like Kanha, Ranthambore, Corbett, Pench and Bandhavgarh. Some popular animals found here are The Royal Bengal Tiger, The Leopard, The Sloth Bear and The Gaur. Watching animals and birds in their natural habitats is a great experience.
The best way to explore the Indian wildlife is to board an open Jeep. Jeep Safari is the convenient way to spot wild animals in their home. This safari enables you to get the inside look of the forest and its topography. Several wildlife destinations to enjoy jeep safari in India include Corbett national park, Kanha national park, Ranthambore national park, Panna national park and Pench national park.

Desert National Park

Desert National Park Tree Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Ideal Time To Visit: November to March
What To See: Great Indian Bustard, The Thar Desert Ecosystem

Diverse wildlife that exists amidst the Thar Desert can be observed in the Desert National Park. The Desert National Park is situated in the vast oceans of sand near Jaisalmer City. It is spread over a total area of approximately 3162 square kilometres and is one of the largest national parks in the country.

Approximately 20% of the total area of the park is covered by the sand dunes. The landscape of the park is dominated by rocky terrain and fixed sand dunes that make it a convenient residing option for the chinkara. Blackbucks are commonly found in the Desert National Park. Other resident animals include Bengal Fox, wolf, desert fox and jungle cat.

The park houses a forest post, Sudashri. It is the most suited place for taking snapshots. Diverse fauna of the Desert National Park can be easily seen from here. About five bustards can be seen collectively near the Sudarshi water hole.

Bird life that resides at the Desert National Park is also spectacular. Bird lovers will enjoy watching the activities of birds like bee-eaters, partridges, sandgrouse, larks, demoiselle crane, honey buzzards, falcons and houbara. The tall and heavy Great Indian Bustard is the major highlight of the park as it is rarely seen in any other location in India. The bird is an epitome of grace.

Fortunately for the holidaymakers, there are a variety of accommodation options in Jaisalmer to suit every taste and pocket. There are forest lodges, guest houses, small and big hotels as well as luxury hotels in the city. Apart from the accommodation option available in the city, there are two forest lodges and restaurants each inside the park.

Entry Requirements

All the visitors looking forward to explore the Desert National Park have to pay an entry fee of 100 rupees per head. Hiring a jeep or a car costs another 100 rupees and hiring a coach costs 200 rupees extra.

Getting There

Jodhpur airport is the nearest airport. It is connected to the bigger as well as smaller cities of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer has the nearest railhead. The sanctuary is approximately 40 kilometers away from Jaisalmer. Buses and taxis to Rajasthan are easily available from Jaisalmer City.

Don't Miss

Jaisalmer is the nearest major city. The desert national park is just 40 kilometers off Jaisalmer. The Havelis of Jaisalmer are immensely beautiful. These architectural wonders are great crowd pullers. During the tour to the Desert National Park, do visit the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer City. It is known world over for its grandeur.

You can select a tour package from wide range of available tailor-made India Wildlife Tour Packages, or send your requirement details to get a customized tour package as per your needs.

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