Deserts In Pakistan,

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Let us start from a simple question, Which is.......

How many deserts Pakistan have?

Pakistan have five  major deserts which were historic forests. I am sharing the list of deserts and their place of their existence . Do not skip the article if you want to know the interesting information about all these deserts.

So these five deserts are mentioned below.

  • Thar desert located in Sindh, Pakistan.(largest desert among all)

  • Kharan desert which is in Balochistan.

  • Katpana desert in Skardu in Gilgit Baltistan

  • Thal desert in Bhakkar ( province Punjab) 

  •  and Cholistan in Bahawalpur which is also in province Punjab.

Thar Desert

Here are some interesting information about Thar Desert .

  • The Thar Desert covers an area of 175,000 Km square.

  • It is the largest desert of Pakistan and the only subtropical desert of Asia.

  • It is the 7th largest desert on this Earth and the third largest in Asia.

  • Some of its part is also spread into India.

  • The Thar Desert is also known as a 'Friendly Desert' because of its easy accessibility to the area and its people and pleasant climate.

some photographs of Thar desert are.

Life Style In Thar Desert

  • It is hard to live in any desert

  • Thar Desert is the most densely populated desert in this world, with 83 people per square kilo meter.

  • This population lives in the form small villages, these villages are far apart from each other.

  • The people are moving when their sparse water supply dries up(most hard thing for them). 

How the people of Thar desert Manage their water needs?

Vegetation, birds, and insects can all mean a nearby water source.

Fruits, vegetables, and roots all contain water , mashing them with a rock will release liquid. Canyons and mountain bases could be home to a water source.

Kharan desert(Sindh)

The (Kharan Desert)  is a sandy and mountainous desert which is situated in Balochistan province in south-western area of Pakistan.

  • Beautiful desert of Balochistan .

  •  It covers an area of about 48,051 sqkm.

Geographically its location in Pakistan is in the map below.

Katpana desert in Skardu(Gilgit Pakistan)

The Cold Desert, also known as the Katpana Desert,

located near Skardu, northern Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

The granules of sand in Katpna desert are white,which has marked this desert as a wonder on earth.

People who see this desert once wish to see it again and again because of its beauty.

Thal desert in Bhakkar

  • The Thal desert  is situated in Punjab.

  • . Vast area of this desert is located between the Jhelum and Sindh rivers.

  • Thal Desert has occupies the area of 20000 km sqaure.

  • It is 3rd largest desert in Pakistan.

  • The only natural vegetation in the desert are a few species of drought resistance grass, shrubs and trees.

Oasis in thal desert

The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that covers an area of 200,000.

it has many oasis i will share some pictures of some oasis i have downloaded these from google.

Transportation in Thal Desert

This truck is known as "kekra" , basically it is a second world war american truck used by locals of "Thar desert" for transportation 

. its an excellent off road vehicle and travels very easily on the sandy tracks of the desert and it can carry huge load.

Dry Sands

Cholistan in Bahawalpur

The Cholistan Desert also locally known as Rohi , is a large desert in the southern part of Punjab, Pakistan that forms part of the Greater Thar Desert,

covers the area of Bahawalpur, Punjab

Jeep relly in Cholistan Desert

 Cholistan desert hosts an annual Jeep rally,

It is known as Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally

which is the biggest motor sports event in Pakistan.

Cholistan Jeep Rally is also known as "TDCP..

More than 100 Racers from all over Pakistan will challenge the sand of the Cholistan in different categories. The Rally route has been extended to 500 kilometres.

Derawar Fort In Cholistan.

Greatest Historical place

Largest Fort

a large square fortress in Ahmadpur East Tehsil, Punjab, Pakistan. Approximately 130 km south of the city of Bahawalpur,

What a magnificent fort, rising out of the surrounding Cholistan desert! Visible for miles. This is an incredible visit, not to be missed.

some photographs of Derawar Fort are as under

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Very informative article i fuly read it and i like..always share information like thia article.. Thanks...

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Thank you so much

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wow, amazing place , i want to see this place

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Wow what an wonderfully written article it was and I got to learn so much about deserts in Pakistan

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