Right along the borders of India and Pakistan lies the huge desert named as the Thar Desert. Popularly known as the Great Indian Desert, This dry sea in the west of India contributes immensely to its geographical diversity and beauty. The Total areas of the Thar is greater than 200,000 km2or 77,000 sq mi. Situated completely in the state in India called Rajasthan, The Thar Desert encapsulates a number of district in the state including theBarmer,Jaisalmer, Jodhpur. The Thar also manages to swallow certain regions of Gurjrat, Haryana and even Punjab. With such a huge and humbling stature, Thar stands at the 18th positions amongst the world’s largest subtropical desert.
Flora and Fauna in Thar Desert
Snakes and Lizards are usually the most common thing here with 25 and 23 species of them found in the desert respectively. The sparselyoccupiedmeadowshold up the in danger of extinctionthe Great Indian Bustard, the Chikara, the Black Buck,and other living things like birds, particularly the Quail and Francolin.
Interesting facts about the Thar Desert
The Thar Desert is the largest subtropical desert in the world.
It is rather large – 800km long, and 400km wide, and is spread over four Indian states – Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan, as well as two Pakistani States. Money earned by family members becomes the common property of the family as a whole.
The Thar region of Rajasthan is the biggest wool-producing area in India.Very little rainfall is experienced in the Thar Desert, with average rainfall less than 10 inches (25cm) per annum. Though occurs ,This is distributed rather erratically, mostly between July and September.