Thar Desert - India Vacation Packages
Enjoy the splendid scenic beauty of Thar desert India enhanced with sandy terrains, salty lakes and shifting sand dunes. Avail affordable Thar Desert tour package to have panoramic view of the golden landscapes.
Thar Desert and the Barren Kutch
The Indian desert zone is clearly divided into two
parts that include:The Thar Desert spread across 180,000 sq. kms and the
Rann of Kutch, covering around 45,000 sq. kms. of western Gujarat.
The Thar Desert (also known as the Great Indian Desert) is spread across
Punjab, Haryana, Gujrat and Rajasthan. The desert is bounded by a salt marsh
known as the Rann of Kutch on the south and by Indus river plain on the
west. The terrain consists mainly of shifting sandhills with scattered
growth of shrubs and scanty vegetation.
The sand dunes of the Thar Desert constantly shift and take on new shapes.
These shifting sands take in all sound and create a scaring silence. The
area receives very scant rainfall, with the average annual rainfall varying
from 100 to 500 mm. The creeping sands, the shifting dunes, extreme hot
winds put forth a struggle for existence for the locals. However, the
majestic desert has been successful in offering a culture that is truly
zestful and lively. To gain an insight into the region, camel safaris are
the best adventure options offering details into the lifestyle of the
people, architectural heritage etc.
In contrast to the sandy Thar, the Rann of Kutchh portion of the Indian
having immense spread of Barren land and Desert with lot of Babul
cultivation. This is a barren expanse of desert which divides Gujarat's
western region of Kutch from the rest of Gujarat. The Gulf of Kutch divides
Kutch (known in the local dialect as Kachchh) from the Kathiawar peninsula.
To the north, it is spearated from the Sindh region of Pakistan by the Great
Rann of Kutch.
The forest and vegetation in Kutch comprise of dry deciduous scrub
vegetation, dry savannah forest, dry grasslands, thorn forests, mangrove
forests, and the Euphorbia scrub etc. Kutch is the home to the Asiatic wild
ass and also supports a thriving population of gazelle, blue bull, wolf,
foxes, jackal, jungle cat, flamingoes, pelicans, ducks, cranes, storks etc.