The Desert National Park is an excellent example of
the ecosystem of the Thar desert and its diverse
fauna. Sand dunes form around 20% of the Park. The
major landform consists of craggy rocks and compact
salt lake bottoms, inter medial areas and fixed
dunes which are quite suitable for the chinkara to
move at high speed. The black buck is another common
antelope of this region. Its other notable
inhabitants are the desert fox, Bengal fox, wolf and
Sudashri forest post is the ideal place for
observing the wildlife of Desert National Park and
is the most suitable in the entire 3162 sq. kms. of
this park for watching and photographing the
activities of the animals from behind cover.
Birdlife in this sandy habitat is vivid and
spectacular. Birds such as the sandgrouse,
partridges, bee-eaters, larks and shrikes are
commonly seesn. Demoiselle crane and Hobard arrive in
the winter. The birds of prey seen here are tawny
and steppe eagles, long legged and honey buzzards,
falcons and kestrels. But the most outstanding of
the avifauna is the great Indian bustard. This tall,
heavy bird is an epitome of confidence and grace. It
is good to see five or six bustards near Sudashri
All visitors to Desert national sanctuary need to
pay an entry fee.
Accommodation and other facilities
Fortunately for tourists, accommodation is not a
problem in Jaisalmer. The town (not the park) has a
number of guest houses, forest lodges and hotels,
including some luxurious heritage properties.
Besides the accommodation in the town, there are two
forest lodges and two restaurants within the park.
The restaurants are however, extremely basic and
itís advisable to bring your own food if you plan to
spend the entire day within the park.