As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
This sprawling Rajasthan wild park has an area of over 3162 sq m and is set amidst huge tracts of sand desert around the isolated desert city of Jaisalmer. It was the year 1980, when the Desert National Park and Sanctuary was conceptualized as a means to conserve and preserve the fragile eco-system, of the desert region, including the flora and fauna found here.
One of the most notable achievements of the Desert National Park and Sanctuary is the preservation the Great Indian Bustard that till very recently was on the endangered species list. This National park in Rajasthan is not only a sanctuary for the animals, birds, and plants found here but also for the insect life that is indigenous to this desert region. These include the sandfish, which are so named for their ability to practically swim under sand, the spiny tailed Uromastix, living in underground colonies, desert lizards also called monitor lizards, chameleons and various other types of animals that can only be found in the deserts.
Various types of poisonous desert snakes can also be found in the Desert National Park and Sanctuary, including the Sind Krait, and the supremely deadly saw-scale viper. Other animals that can also be found here are the desert foxes, Indian wolves, desert gerbils, desert hares etc. It truly is a paradise for those who want to catch a glimpse of the wildlife of Rajasthan.