Extreme Desert and Rann

A large arid habitat in the north western part of the Indian, covering 60% of the desert in the state of Rajasthan, and rest of the portion extends into the states of Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana. It is also known as Thar desert. Rann means "salt marsh", it is a vast open land with grass and thorn scrub vegetation and low level of salty water bodies spread in the state of Gujrat. It is also known as white desert. An important habitat for migratory water birds, Indian wild ass and breeding ground for flamingos.