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The desert in Rajasthan, India may look arid but is actually full of life. Check out Thar Desert in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Desert

Rajasthan DesertThe desert in Rajasthan is one of the most fascinating and intriguing features of this state. One of the biggest deserts in India, the Thar Desert is also known as the Great Indian Desert. The total area of the Thar Desert is around 200,000 square kilometers and is located partly in India and partly in Pakistan. The desert is surrounded by Indus Valley in the West, Rann of Kutch in the South, plains of Punjab in North and northeast and the Aravali Range in the southeast. Read on further to know more about Rajasthan Desert.

The landscape of the desert is marked by barren hills, sandy terrain, and sand dunes of different shapes and sizes. Most of these sand dunes keep changing their sizes and shapes. However, some sand dunes have evened out and rise upto a height of around 500 feet. Rainfall in the desert is very erratic and the maximum rainfall that the desert receives varies between 100-500 mm. The monsoons hit the desert during the months of July to September. The desert is dotted with salty lakes here and there.

The arid land also has its own special charm. The vast expanse of golden sands, the ever-changing sand dunes, the occasional vegetation, the row of camels walking slowly and the sun painting the entire landscape golden is truly an incredible scene. A tour around the magical deserts will surely enchant you and you will be able to explore an aspect of Rajasthan that you wouldn't be able to see otherwise. Life in the desert is totally different from that in the city. In order to enjoy your trip fully, don't forget to go on a tour around the Rajasthan desert.

Thar Desert supports vegetation consisting of mainly stunted scrub and a few sporadic trees. Gum Arabic acacia and euphorbia on the hills and khajri (Prosopis cineraria) tree in the plains are some other vegetation in the desert. Black buck and Chinkara (gazelle), amongst animals and francolin, quail and great bustard, amongst birds can be seen inhabiting this region. Sand grouse, ducks, and geese are the common migratory birds to the area.

A tour of the Rajasthan Thar Desert of India takes you on a brilliant ride of the golden hues. The camel rides as well as the beautiful sunsets of the desert enchant both your mind as well as your soul. Don't forget to include this magnificent desert on your tour to Rajasthan. You will definitely love every part of your trip to this marvelous and outstanding destination.

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