Desert is the known facet of Rajasthan. It is the only desert state of India where one can see the vast stretch of barren land full of sand dunes, hills and plains. Basically, Rajasthan desert is a greater part of the Thar Desert which sprawled across the western part of India and the southeastern Pakistan. Out of 446000 sq km of Thar Desert, the Rajasthan Desert covers the area of 208110 sq km.
The physiography of Rajasthan Desert can be divided into three landforms, i.e. sand dunes, sandy hills and plains. Apart from this the Rajasthan Desert is also famous for its salty marshlands, fragments of rocks, hillocks, shifting sand dunes, rare oasis and scrub vegetation.
The Rajasthan Desert experiences extreme climate. It becomes hot during and cold during the night. Thorny bushes and shrubs are major natural vegetation of this place. The desert of Rajasthan is also the abode of 25 species of serpents and 23 species of lizards.
Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur are three most popular desert destinations of Rajasthan Tourism. Together these three destinations form a desert triangle which calls on a large number of tourists from across the globe. All these three cities have rich glorious past which gifted it with rich cultural and historical legacies.
Jaisalmer popularly known as the Golden City of India is famous for its fabulous forts, stunning temples, charismatic havelis, exotic sand dunes and thrilling camel safaris. It is one of the popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan where tourists come in a large number to explore the scattered charm of nature and culture.
Jodhpuris one of the popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan famous for its grand forts, beautiful palaces, grandiose temples and desert landscapes. This beautiful city was founded chief of the Rathore clan, Rao Jodha in 1459.
This is another most popular tourist destination of Rajasthan known across the globe for its sand dunes, superb palaces, sculptured temples in red and yellow sand stones and rich cultural heritage.
Some of the popular attractions Desert Rajasthan are:
Camel Safari: Camel Safari is one of the most fun filled, thrilling and exciting adventure activities of Rajasthan. It is one of the most unforgettable and enchanting experiences that tourists can have during their Rajasthan Tour. This is the best way to explore rippling and windswept desert. Along with this tourist also gets an opportunity to see rustic and rural desert life.
Desert Festival: It is 3 days extravagant cultural celebration of Rajasthan known for its color, music and festivity. It is celebrated at Jaisalmer once a year around January-February. This cultural celebration is known for its high tone cultural music, plays on historical themes, traditional songs, grand feast, camel ride and number of fun filled activities showcasing rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.