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  • Tal Chappar Sanctuary
  • Tal Chappar Sanctuary



The Tal Chappar sanctuary is located on the fringe of the Great Indian Desert. Tal Chappar nestles a unique refuge of the most elegant Antelope encountered in India, "the Black buck". Tal Chappar sanctuary, with almost flat tract and interspersed shallow low lying areas, has open grassland with scattered Acacia and prosopis trees which give it an appearance of a typical Savanna. The word "Tal" means plane land. The rain water flows through shallow low lying areas and collect in the small seasonal water ponds.

The Geology of the zone is obscured by the windblown over-burden. Some small hillocks and exposed rocks of slate and quartzite are found in the western side of the sanctuary. Area between hillocks and the sanctuary constitutes the watershed area of the sanctuary. The whole sanctuary used to be flooded by water during the heavy rains but with salt mining going on in the watershed. Hardly any rain water falling on the hillocks reach the Sanctuary.

The Tal Chappar sanctuary lies in the Sujan Garh Tehsil of Churu District, Situated in the North-East part of Rajasthan. It lies on Nokha- Sujan Garh state Highway and is situated at a distance of 85 KM from Churu & about 132 Km from Bikaner. The nearest Railway station is Chappar which lies on Degana - Churu - Rewari meter gauge line of Northern Western Railways.



Area : 1334 sq kms.
Rainfall : 300 mm. annually
Climate :
Min 10.0° C (Dec – Jan)
Max 48.0° C (May – June)
Clothing :
Summer Light Tropical’s
Winter Light Wollens
Season : Winter Oct. - March
Summer April – June
Language : Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Best time for visit : November to March