In Photos | Traversing the Thar Desert | Nat Geo Traveller India
Traversing along the Thar Desert

In Photos | Traversing the Thar Desert

A photographer spends three weeks in the Great Indian Desert, capturing life in the arid region.

Life in Thar Desert tests the human instinct to survive. In this arid land, where trees are sparse and local population is aplenty, an expanse of undulating sand dunes scattered with dhandhs or saline lake beds, stretches across 2,00,000 square kilometres in Rajasthan. The setting almost seems surreal. A photographer navigates her way through the Great Indian Desert over a course of three weeks and learns about the natives’ way of living in the oasis.


  • Deepti Asthana loves to tell stories of cultures and traditions of far-away regions. When not traveling, she can be found in Mumbai snuggling with her dog.

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