When: December, 2016.
What: Desert Safari
Where: Desert National Park, Jaisalmer
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A wildlife safari will be introduced at Jaisalmer’s famed Desert National Park this week to allow tourists to enjoy diverse wildlife that exists amid the Thar desert. The park is spread in an area of 3,000 sq km and formed of undulating sand dunes, jagged rocks, dense salt lake bottoms and inter-medial areas. Various species of animals such as black buck, chinkara, desert fox and cat, blue bull, desert gerbil, sand grouse and gecko, fringe-toed agama eagles inhabit the park. Endangered Great Indian Bustard, one of the world’s heaviest flying birds, can also be seen at the park. During winters, the park hosts an incredible variety of migratory raptors such Himalayan and Eurasian Griffon Vultures, Eastern Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon.
To promote eco-tourism in Jaisalmer, Desert National Park (DNP) has introduced a desert wildlife Jeep safari from December, 2016 on the lines of Ranthambore tiger safari. Tourists will be able to have a glimpse of wildlife while travelling in jeeps on sand dunes. The safari will cover an area of 10-15 kilometres. The Jeep safari will start from Sam sand dunes check post via Kannoi closure, Gada Magra closure, Gaanga and finally return to the starting point. Only registered jeep of DNP can travel on this route, no other vehicles will be allowed inside.