Trivia / Royal Rajasthan

Which of the following is true for the Thar Desert?

  1. All of it lies in India.
  2. Most of it lies in Pakistan.
  3. Most of it lies in India.

Most of it lies in India.

Thar desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is the 9th largest sub-tropical desert and covers an area of more than 200,000 sq km. About 75% of it lies in India out of which more than half is a part of Rajasthan.

A region of the desert in Rajasthan is known as Marushtali, meaning "land of the dead" in sanskrit. Marushtali region recieves less than 25 cm of rainfall and thus has a high density of sand dunes. The population density is as low as 4 people per sq km in some areas. Sam sand dunes and Khuri sand dunes are the most popular sand dune destinations of the region.