Desert National Park

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Desert National Park which includes a small town or village and farmland

Join camel and four-wheel drive safaris to discover the spectacular landscapes, varied wildlife, rural settlements and Rajasthani culture of the magnificent Thar Desert.

Experience the natural beauty, solitude and tranquility of desert life in Desert National Park. Gaze in awe at ever-changing landscapes, sleep beneath the stars, visit isolated villages and watch Rajasthani cultural performances. Enjoy laid-back camel rides and adventurous dune-bashing tours. Desert National Park is part of the Thar Desert, a huge desert shared between India and Pakistan.

A popular way to discover the national park is on a camel safari. Sit atop a gaily dressed camel and ride across rolling dunes and vast barren plains. Marvel as the desert changes appearance with the movements of the sun. Visit lookouts that afford magical sunrise and sunset views. Listen as guides tell stories of the culture and hardship of the desert communities.

Sign up for a thrill-seeking adventure on a four-wheel drive safari. Hold on tight as your vehicle speeds over the huge sand dunes. Drivers will take you to remote areas of the park, where the desert stretches for miles.

While here you’ll get the chance to see an assorted collection of wildlife, including more than 100 types of birds. Spot buzzards, eagles, falcons and vultures, among others. Watch for rare species such as the great Indian bustard. If you’re lucky, you might also come across blackbucks, desert cats, Indian gazelles and foxes.

Many tours of the national park include visits to desert villages and camps. Watch traditional Kalbeliya dance performances and try Rajasthani cuisine cooked on an open fire. Stay overnight in tents and mud-thatched huts or sleep outside for a night of stargazing.

The park is about a 1-hour drive from Jaisalmer. Organized day and multiday trips depart from Jaisalmer in addition to the villages of Khuri and Sam. Tour agents are known to be pushy, so shop around for the best value before making a final decision.

You can visit Desert National Park year-round. However, expect extreme heat in the summer months. November to February is a good time to visit, when days are mild and nights are cool. Temperatures drop considerably after sunset so bring warm clothing if staying overnight.

Top Trending Hotels Near Desert National Park

Registhan Guest House
Registhan Guest House
3 out of 5
Village Dhoba, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The price is Rs1,635 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
Situated in Jaisalmer, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Desert National Park and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Khuri Sand Dunes. Khaba Fort and Sam Sand Dunes ...
3.8/5 Good! (15 reviews)
Close to virgin sand dunes
"Tents were terribly cold,with no arrangements to heat.Dogs enter tents at night.Rooms were OK but washrooms were not well maintained.Food was very good and stsff were warm and hospitable."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2014

Registhan Guest House
Hotel Pansari Palace
Hotel Pansari Palace
3 out of 5
Khuri Village, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The price is Rs3,000 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Situated in Jaisalmer, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Desert National Park and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Khuri Sand Dunes. Khaba Fort and Sam Sand Dunes are also ...
2.3/5 (3 reviews)
A nice place
"Nice place closed to Khuuri dunes. Big tents with private bathroom, this should be reform, but for one or two nights it's ok. Our price included breakfast and a buffet for dinning, it was ok Manager was very nice We arrive late so we could enjoy sunset."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2019

Hotel Pansari Palace
The Mamas Resort and Camp
The Mamas Resort and Camp
3.5 out of 5
Village Khuri, Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The price is Rs5,400 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Situated in Jaisalmer, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Desert National Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Khuri Sand Dunes. Khaba Fort and Sam Sand Dunes are also ...
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Registhan Guest House
Registhan Guest House
3 out of 5
Village Dhoba, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The price is Rs1,635 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
Registhan Guest House
Hotel Pansari Palace
Hotel Pansari Palace
3 out of 5
Khuri Village, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The price is Rs3,000 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
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The Mamas Resort and Camp
The Mamas Resort and Camp
3.5 out of 5
Village Khuri, Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The price is Rs5,400 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
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rajwadi desert camp
Opp Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
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Pansari Resort & Camp
3 out of 5
Khuri, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The price is Rs5,000 per night from 10 Nov to 10 Nov
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V Resorts Paradesert Camps Jaisalmer
V Resorts Paradesert Camps Jaisalmer
3 out of 5
Khuri Village, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
V Resorts Paradesert Camps Jaisalmer
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Khuri, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
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Gangaur Desert Resort Khuri
Gangaur Desert Resort Khuri
3 out of 5
Janra Road, Khuri, Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Gangaur Desert Resort Khuri
Atulya Garh Marwar
Atulya Garh Marwar
3 out of 5
VPO Village Jaisalmer, Khuri Main Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Atulya Garh Marwar
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