Pakistan Deserts enhances the beauty of Pakistan. The Pakistan Deserts are the main Pakistan Attractions. The Pakistan Tourism analytically organizes great tours and packages with trips to the deserts. The desert contains different unique animals, which includes reptiles as well. Camel being the most important of all the animals in the deserts, helps in transportation also. Famous reptiles of Pakistan Deserts are various kinds of lizards. The rituals and customs of the people living in the deserts are also worth paying attention. The folk songs and folk dances are great sources of entertainment in the Pakistan Deserts, which tourists basically enjoy. Travelers incalculably treasure the culture and tradition of the people living there in the deserts. The sand dunes create the magic in the beauty of the deserts.
1.The Cholistan Desert
It is also locally known as Rohi .It is at thirty kilometers from Bahawalpur, Punjab and covers an area of 26,300 km. It connects the Thar Desert extending over to Sindh and covers some part of India.The word Cholistan is originated from the Turkish word Chol, which means Desert. Cholistan thus means Land of the Desert. The arid bed of the Hakra River runs throughout the area, along which many settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization have been found. The Desert also has an Annual Jeep Rally, famous as Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally. It is the largest motor sports occasion in Pakistan. The Saraiki language is spoken in Cholistan as well as in a large part of central Pakistan.
2.The Indus Valley desert
It occupies an area of 19,500 square kilometers in northwestern Punjab Province between the Chenab and Indus rivers. The Indus Valley Desert is drier and less generous than the Northwestern thorn scrub forests that encircle it with temperatures ranging from freezing cold in winter to extremely hot in summer with .The rate of rain fall is only 600-800mm per year. The desert is a dwelling to four large mammals which consist of Wolf, hyena, caracal, leopard and the Urial along with many other mammals.
3.The Kharan Desert
It is a mountainous desert located in Kharan District, Balochistan. Most of its territory was in the Sandy Desert, but included also parts of the Central Makran Range. Pakistan’s second nuclear test was done in the Kharan desert on May 30, 1998.Kharan desert’s climate and temperature is highly dry and reported to be the one of the extreme weather area of Pakistan. During the Winter season, the desert is reported to be extremely cold and even reaches freezing point.
4.The Thal desert
Thal desert is located in Punjab Province between the Sindh and the Jehlum Rivers near the Pothohar Plateau. Total length of Thal desert from north to south is about 190 miles, the maximum and the minimum breadths are 70 miles and 20 miles respectively. The whole area is divided into the districts of Mianwal Jhang, Layyah, Bhakkar, Khoshab and Muzaffargarh. Jhang city’s area on left banks of the river Jehlum is also a part of Thal.Language of the people here is Seraiki but Punjabi is also understood and spoken
It is also known as the Great Indian Desert. It is a large, dry region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent and forms a natural border running by the side of the border between India and Pakistan. It is with an area of more than 200,000 km2. Thar Desert is the world’s 9th largest subtropical desert.It mostly occupies the Indian State of Rajasthan .In Pakistan, the desert covers eastern Sindh and the southeastern portion of Punjab province. The Thar is one of most densely inhabited desert areas in the world and the chief occupations of people are agriculture and animal husbandry.