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The Great Indian Desert

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Deserts of Thar

The Great Indian Desert Thar lies mostly in the Rajasthan, and extended into the some portion of Haryana, Punjab and Rann of Kutch in Gujrat. Thar desert covers eastern Sindh province and some area of Pakistan Punjab as well. The Desert acts as a natural boundary between the two countries. The maximum area is covered in Rajasthan, India and total covers area is 208,110 km. It is said to be “The Great Indian Desert” is extending towards Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, UP and MP as well.

For Animal Lovers:

Nilgai in Rajasthan
Nilgai in Rajasthan

The Desert National Park, Jaisalmer  has a collection of fossils of animals and plants of 180 million years old. Some fossils of Dinosaurs of 6 million years old have also been found in the area. Rajasthan desert festival is held once a year during winters. Camels play a very important role in the desert life as well as in the Desert Festival, Rajasthan folk and rich culture can be seen in this festival.

For Bird Lovers:

Peacock in Thar
Peacock in Thar

The Avi fauna of Thar desert includes a wide variety of birds, most of the beautiful birds of Thar desert are mainly bird of prey such as Eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures along with The Short toed Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Greater Spotted Eagles, Laggar Falcons and kestrels. Apart from the above Great Indian Bustard, Desert Warble and the Short-eared Owl are among the bird attractions of Thar desert.

For Festival & Culture Lovers:

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer

The Rajasthan desert festival organized every year in winter and celebrated by the people of the desert with dance and singing. During the desert festival and fairs, colorful folk culture of royal Rajasthan can be seen, the snake charmers,folk performers,puppeteers, art and crafts are the major attraction of the festival.

For Natural Beauty Lovers:

Sunset in Thar Desert
Sunset in Thar Desert

There is no point coming to the Thar Desert if you don’t go for the Desert Safari. That is why Sam sand dunes are becoming the major attraction in Thar. This is the closest place from where you can loose yourself in ‘the Great Thar Desert’. Sam has a truly magnificent stretch of sweeping dunes, with sparse or no vegetation. The best way to get here, of course, is on camel-back.

Join a camel caravan at Jaisalmer on your Rajasthan tours and ride along the breathtaking crests and troughs. Enjoy the romance of solitude as your camel takes you deep in the hearts of the Thar Desert. Put yourself in the camp and experience the sun setting behind the horizon. Organize a bonfire with the fellow tourists in the night and enjoy the rustic and earthy music and dance of Rajasthan

Camel Safari Secrets of Rajasthan:Camel SafariThe best way to explore the Thar region of India is using the Camel Safari and jeep safari,Though the jeep safari in not as much as popular as the camel safari.Camel Safari around the desert city of Jaisalmer is one of the most visited and major attraction of the city along with its amazing fort. The adventures Camel Safari is the best and unique way to explore the desert region, its color and culture.

Culture in Rajasthan:

Thar-Desert-Culture

The colorful culture of Thar desert can be seen in the folk music and dance of tribes along with the traditional dresses and jewelry. Incredible cultures of Desert is the heritage of state, the Desert Food,desert people,Language and sand dunes are the attraction of the region. Enjoying folk music and performances in the Sam Desert Bonfire

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