The Indian Desert

The Indian desert

  • The Indian desert lies towards Western margins of the Aravali Hills.
  • It receives less than 150 millimeter rainfall annually.
  • It consists of wave like Sandy Plains with various types of sand dunes.
  • The Indian desert has low vegetation because of arid climate.
  • In Indian deserts water streams appear only in monsoon season.
  • The only river in this region is River Luni.
  • Crescent-shaped and longitudinal sand dunes cover most part of the desert.
  • Crescent shaped sand dunes called Barchans covers most of this desert.

    crescent shaped sand dunes
  • Longitudinal sand dunes are seen on the Western edge of this region near the Indo Pakistan border.

    longitudinal sand dunes

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