Thar Desert in India can be beautiful, in barrenness with seldom sight of living being and miles and miles of burning sand is a reflection of Indian beauty. Thar Desert Rajasthan is also full of adventure opportunites, offering its visitors sits for desert camping, sand dune trekking, camel safari, horse safari on the vast tracks of Indian Desert.

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Thar Desert

¤ The Great Thar Desert of India

Thar DesertAlso known as the Great Indian Desert, Thar Desert is located in Western India and South Eastern Pakistan. The landforms of Thar Desert is divided into three major regions - Sand Covered Thar, Plains and Hills. The Great Thar Desert spreads across the state of Rajasthan and parts of Gujarat in western India. Covering about 2,59,000sq km, the desert is interspersed with hillocks, gravel, salt marshes and some lakes.

¤ Thar Desert Rajasthan

However, the dexterous people of Rajasthan have transformed this scrubland into what is popularly known as ‘the most colourful desert in the world’, making Rajasthan the No.1 destination in India for tourism.
The only river that crosses these sands is the Luni, which joins the Arabian Sea through the Rann of Kutch. In 1996, discoveries made by paleontologists indicated that dinosaurs and their ancestors stalked the desert as long back as 300 million years.

Thar Desert Information

Total Area:
446000 sq kms
Area Occupied In India :
208110 sq kms
States :
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana
Predominant Cities :
Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer

¤ Great Thar Desert - Enjoy The Desert Circuit

Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Jodhpur are three main cities of Rajasthan. They all are entangled in such a way that they form an excellent Desert circuit. The desert circuit trail gives an unforgettable experience to everybody who come here from all across the world.

¤ Desert Safari

Safaris are considered the best way to explore Thar Desert. Desert Safari can be divided into two Jeep Safari and Camel Safari. Jeep Safari is a beautiful way to experience the beauty of Thar Desert. Desert Jeep Safari especially at the Sam Sand dunes in Jaisalmer is one of the most adventurous and rewarding of all the safaris which you would have undertaken.

¤ Villages in Thar Desert

You would be able to locate number of villages along the desert. These villages reflect the rich cultural heritage of the state. These villages profoundly carries the heritage of the bygone era. The people residing in these villages have two major occupation - Livestock and Cattle.

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