Sand Dunes Tour

A hill of sand created by the eolien (wind related) processes, that’s what Sand Dunes actually are. The Sand Dunes of Rajasthan have a compelling charm that has the capability of overshadowing the state’s extremely famous forts and palaces. It is a reality that many tourists who land in the state with a relatively short period of time prefer visiting the dunes to the indomitable forts and elegant palaces. Such is the fascination among the people for these sand dunes.

The unrelieved ocean of sand constantly changes its appearance at every gentle or strong gush of wind. Infact, the wind is like a pen that sketches and erases figures, shapes and images from the canvass of dunes every next moment. The countless images and figures that keep on emerging and vanishing from the surface of dunes because of the ceaseless activity of the wind charm the tourists immensely. The best way to enjoy the dunes is to undertake a camel safari trip.

The camel safari trip is well organised and the camel owners are well aware of the changing temperament of the dunes. Tourists can be assured of enjoying the magic of dunes completely in the company of these guides. The dunes are best visited during the months of October to February when the heat is relatively less in the region. Evenings and night are the best time to visit the dunes because at this time the silver rays of moon spread its radiance in the entire region thereby making it glow like an ornament.

Adding to the magical charm of the atmosphere are the wonderful folk dance and music performance by the local artists. Overnight camping in the dunes are also possible. No wonder, tourists are thrilled with the entire experience. Notwithstanding the fact that a trip to the sand dunes of Rajasthan is one of the best experience for tourists visiting India, yet there are certain precautions that need to be taken before commencing on the trip.

Foremost is the realisation that no matter how tranquil and harmless the sand dunes appear, they can be extremely dangerous when the currents of wind grow stronger.

The Sam Sand Dunes, without doubt are the most favoured destination for tourists in Rajasthan. The picturesque Sam Sand Dunes lie just 42 km from the main city of Jaisalmer, and provides a magnificent view of the Sand Dunes.

Ludhurwa, a small village with mud and stick houses and Kanoi, inhabited by carpenters have Sand Dunes in close vicinity. Apart from these, Kuldhara and Khuri village are also a base to set out on an expedition to watch the Sand Dunes of Rajasthan.