Sam Sand Dunes

Sam Sand Dunes , Jaisalmer

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.

Camping in the Sam Sand Dunes

Most of the times, tourists who visit Jaisalmer prefer a day’s excursion to the Sam Sand Dunes and enjoy camel safaris.However, there are a number of camp owners who offer a stay in Swiss tents and mud cottages. Stay in these accommodation is truly an interesting way to spend your vacation. You can treat your eyes to some of the most stunning sunsets and other similar views. Bonfire during the night under the star-lit sky is wonderful. Dinner including vegetarian or non-vegetarian delicacies accompanies by special music and dance performance by the local artists is the other highlight. Many tourists indulge in star gazing as they lie under the open sky. As the place nearby is devoid of any pollution, the visibility is clear and the views are stunning.

Best time to visit the Sam Sand Dunes

From the month of October to March is the best to visit the Sam sand dunes of Jaisalmer and that is when they are bustling with tourist activity. The place is vibrant and energetic. These dunes also become the venue of Desert Festival in the month of February. This is a 3-day event showcasing the heritage and culture of Rajasthan. This extravaganza includes of a lot of events such as puppet shows, various competitions such as tug of war and Biggest Moustache, camel race, various folk performance and more. During this time, the city receives crazy footfall from all around the year.

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