Hiking The Desert National Park

The 41st most popular hiking trail in India.

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Near Jaisalmer, the Desert National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Rajasthan. It is a 3,162 square kilometer national park known for harriers and the Great Indian Bustard. This is a great place to explore the Thar Desert. About 20% of the park is covered with sand dunes.

To reach Desert National Park by air, use the airport in Jodhpur (40km).

To reach Desert National Park by train, use the railway station in Jodhpur (40km).

Overall, Desert National Park is the 41st most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.


Local Contact(s):  Desert National Park 02992-252489; India Ministry of Environment & Forests +91(0)11-24361669; India Ministry of Tourism +91(0)11-23711995.

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To India" from Rough Guide

Recommended Map:  "Waterproof India Map" from ITMB

Best Season:  Nov. - Mar.

Reference Source:  click here http://www.moef.nic.in/

GPS:  27.05226, 70.8719

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  8/16/2016

ID:  21615


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