Western India

Western India is the more arid landscape of India with a large part of Gujarat and Rajasthan being part of the Thar Desert. The region offers a diverse landscape from dry deciduous forests to savanna grassland to huge flat saltpans. Key species to lookout for in this region are:

  • Mammals: Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Striped Hyena, India Wolf, Desert Fox and the Asiatic Wild Ass.
  • Reptiles: Marsh Crocodile, Rock Monitor Lizard and the Spiny-tailed Lizard.
  • Birds: The Great Indian Bustard, Greater Flamingo, Pelicans, Short-eared Owl, Indian Coarser and also has the largest Harrier roost