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Thar Desert (Great Indian Desert)

Listed under Deserts in Jaisalmer, India.

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This 200,000 square km Indian and Pakistani desert is sparsely populated in terms of wildlife. Some otherwise rare endemic species hang on for the short,intense monsoon season, which brings the rocky sand and dunes to life for a few months in each year. It was also home to one of the world's most ancient peoples, the Mohenjo Daro and Harappa, and there is a great deal of cultural history and tradition to be explored amongst the local towns as a result.

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