For most people, desert destinations mean just seas of lifeless powdered dunes and scorching heat. A desert landscape, contrary to the popular belief, is at most endowed with a captivating surrounding and an awe-inspiring range of flora and fauna thus making a perfect break for travelers seeking more fun and adventure. From glorious sand turfs and surreal rock formations to enormous stretches of salty flats, it is interesting to note that each of the world’s deserts is unique and varied in its biodiversity, habitat, and temperature. Here is a list of the world’s top five desert holiday destinations.
- Taklamakan Desert
Occupying an area of about 270,000 square kilometers in the centre of the Xinjiang Province’s Tarim basin, Taklamakan is the China’s largest and the world’s 10th largest desert. Steeped in history, the desert is believed to have been served as a prominent trading centre on the Silk Road. Most of all, it is labeled as one of the most mysterious deserts, as several ancient relics, aside from a number of preserved mummies dating back to 3,000 to 4,000, have been unearthed from here.
On Southwestern Africa lies one of the world’s most stunning yet oldest deserts, Namib that covers large stripes of Namibia as well as parts of Angola. A part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib is not only famed for its soaring Sossusvlei dune formations – some of which even rose to a height of 300 meters, but also for its rare species of succulent plants and animals, such as desert elephants, mountain zebras, and gemsbok, among others.
- Thar Desert
Thar – otherwise known as the Great Indian Desert – sprawls over the Indian subcontinent’s western region. With an array of impressive forts, castles, palaces temples, and other architectural wonders, this desert exudes charm and grandeur, being its large swathes developed by one of the India’s popular royal clans, namely, Rajputs. Whether you opt for a royal camel back ride or wish to indulge in desert luxury or explore the unmatched turf of the desert, Thar’s hotspots including Pushkar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, and Ganganager will for sure leave you spellbound.
Arabian Peninsula, covering the parts of countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Oman and Qatar, is home to the Arabian Desert And Famous for Its Desert safari , spread across an area of over 2,300,000 square kilometers. With its rich biodiversity and intriguing and rare mix of flora and fauna, Arabian Desert promotes for an incredible desert vacation So Come & enjoy the most thrilling Dune Bashing in Desert safari tours .
- Salar de Uyuni
Perhaps the most astounding attraction of Bolivia is the expansive, white stretch of Salar de Uyuni that is credited to be the world’s largest salt desert. Nevertheless, things to see and admire is much beyond its tons of salt and is equally noteworthy for its highlights including antique train graveyard, mummy caves boasting a series of mystifying caves, remarkable Isla Incahuasi filled with Trichoreus cactus, and most of all, the vivid lagoons that serve as a breeding ground of large colonies of pink flamingos.