Location: In the outskirts of Jaisalmer, 42 K.M. from the main town
How to reach: Jeep or any other 4 wheel drive SUV or Camel back
according to your convenience
Famous for: Sand, sands and only sands
There is no point coming to the Thar Desert if you don't go for the
Desert Safari. That is why Sam sand dunes are becoming the major
attraction in Jaisalmer. This is the closest place from where you can
loose yourself in 'the Great Thar Desert'. Sam has a truly magnificent
stretch of sweeping dunes, with sparse or no vegetation. The best way to
get here, of course, is on camelback.
Join a camel caravan at Jaisalmer on your Rajasthan tours and ride
along the breathtaking crests and troughs. Enjoy the romance of solitude
as your camel takes you deep in the hearts of the Thar Desert. Put
yourself in the camp and experience the sun setting behind the horizon.
Organize a bonfire with the fellow tourists in the night and enjoy the
rustic and earthy music and dance of Rajasthan.
In the month of February/March, this whole place turns into a cultural
hub. The desert festival organized amid these dunes is the showcase of
Rajasthani culture as a whole. Open-air cultural extravaganzas, puppet
shows, folk dance performances, camel races, competitions and general
festivities mark this annual event that is held with great pomp and show
at the Sam Sand dunes in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.