Location:42 km on the outskirts of Jaisalmer
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is a must- visit in the Rajasthan state. If you visit the ‘Golden City’, then it is a must that enjoy a Desert Safari because if you do not explore the vast Thar on a camel’s back, you really miss all the fun. Visiting the Sam Sand Dunes is the highlight of Jaisalmer tour.
It is generally said that the best time for a camel safari is before sunset, between 4-6 PM or before sunrise, between 4-6 AM. During these hours, you experience the best warmness of the local people and the sight is no less than a carnival. Notice the children and the camel owners, clad in their traditional clothes. Though there are still such portions of the desert that are still untouched but offer a memorable experience.
Placed at a distance of 42-45 km from the main city, these dunes are simply a delight. The road leading to sam sand dunes is very well-maintained by theIndian Arm forces.Regarded as top 10 must see tourist destinations in Rajasthan by Lonely Planet,the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is a rare desert area, lying on the borders of Jaisalmer Desert National Park. Either hop onto a camel’s back or opt for a jeep safari.
There is also an option of desert camping where you can stay in mud cottages and Swiss tents, right next to the dunes. During your stay, enjoy special dance and music performance by Rajasthani performers along with relishing vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. Do not forget to carry their cameras.