Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Founded in 1981, Desert National Park in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, a state in India is known for providing a similar ecosystem as the Thar Desert. This National park is located a few kilometres from Jaisalmer and is surrounded by Sand dunes, rocks and salt lakes. Various types of birdlife species can be found in this park, even the endangered Great Indian Bustard bird species are being protected in this national park. It is one of the largest National Parks in India with a variety of fossils discovered over a period of time, even few dinosaur fossils which were around 6 million years old were found in the same national park along with the fossils of other animals and plants.

Gadsisar Lake in the Desert National Park is the only lake where you will be able to find migratory birds. You will be able to view most of the migratory birds during the month of November to January, including the endangered Great Indian Bustard bird species. To enter the Desert National Park, one can choose the Jeep Safari services provided by the government and private tourism companies. With the help of Safari, you will be able to discover and take pictures of the rare bird species present in the National Park. It will also help you cover most of the area of the Desert National Park within minutes or hours (depending upon the time spent by the tourist inside the park). Various types of eagles, vultures, falcons and more can be spotted in this Park.


Desert National Park open at 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees

100 INR per Indian traveler and 300 INR per Foreign traveler

Camel Safari Cost

200-400 INR (Negotiable) per person

Gypsy Safari Cost

100 INR per person

Guide Fees

200 INR for Guide charge (Optional)

Best Time to Visit

During the month of October to March

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