The Golden City of Jaisalmer is beautiful in its own way; the soft sands of the Thar, the golden hue of the Jaisalmer Fort and the folk songs and melodies of sarangi filling in the air is what makes Jaisalmer.
But there is another aspect to the enchanting Jaisalmer, that is its rich wildlife; the Desert National Park.
What is Desert National Park?
If you are in love with nature then the Desert National Park is your ultimate destination at Jaisalmer. Spread over 3000 square kilometres, this desert park is a safe shelter for a large variety of chinkara, black buck, sand grouse, desert fox, desert cat, desert gerbil, fringe toed agama eagles and blue bulls. This park is the land for the heaviest flying bird in earth, the Great Indian Bustard.
Among reptiles, Russell’s viper, sawscaled viper, monitor lizards, spiny tailed lizards, common kraits, Persian gecko are seen crawling through the different parts of the jungle.
The different species of flora living here includes ronj, khair, dhok, rohira, palm trees, ber, aak shrub and sewan grass.
Besides the living animals and birds, the park also treasures fossils dating back to the time of Jurassic Period. A complete thrilling environment is created here with dense woods and a hot and humid atmosphere.
What more? Spend some moments of solitude basking in the beauty of nature, as the chirps of hundreds of birds fill the air and dance around you.The avian species include falcons, vultures, bee-eaters, shrikes, long legged and honey buzzards, babblers, demoiselle cranes, chats and kites.
Tourists can explore the forest on a jeep safari ride. There are arrangements of bonfire and camps to help tourists experience the real jungle life.
The Desert National Park is one of the largest national parks of India and has different shades within itself, like the lakebed creates by salt lakes and prickly bushes. It is just not a wildlife and bird watching tour to the Desert National Park but a golden opportunity to witness the struggle of flora and fauna under such adverse environmental conditions. This park is an epitome of desert ecosystem with undulating lands, rocky cliffs, salt lake bottoms and sand dunes.
When to visit?
The Desert National Park is open on all weekdays, from 7am to 5pm.
How to reach?
Palace on Wheels takes you to the Desert National Park of Jaisalmer on the 5th day of its tour. From the safari ride to the Desert National Park to the exploration of the rich havelis and castles, every aspect of your journey is arranged by Palace on Wheels. This luxury train also ensures that its guests can live life of a monarch by crafting the train with plush decor, wall to wall carpeting, rich paintings and
- Air conditioned, spacious coaches.
- Attached bathrooms with expensive toiletries.
- Large beds draped in soft linens.
- Every coach equipped with vintage furniture and antique mirrors.
- Sparkling dining cars with comfortable seating arrangement.
- Authentic Rajasthani and global cuisines served on silver lined plates and crystalline glasses.
- A well stocked bar serving exotic drinks.
- A large library for guests looking for some solitude.
So why wait? Blend adventure with luxury this vacation, travelling on Palace on Wheels to the Desert National Park. As icing on the top, this luxury train also takes its guests to the Ranthambore National Park, the best place in the country for checking Royal Bengal Tigers.