10 Best Desert Safari Tours in Jodhpur - 2020 (with 172 Reviews)

Located in the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is a jumble of different shades of blue cubes and is truly a sight to behold. The contrasting colours amidst the Thar desert look uniquely striking. With the muscular Mehrangarh fort which towers over the city, is a striking spectacle to gawk at. Below it are the streets filled with bazaars and shops selling anything and everything. Jodhpur has a lot of little surprises for you to explore. Along with exploring this city, there is an experience which cannot be missed- the Jodhpur desert safari. 

Going into the desert and experiencing the vastness of the Thar desert is something you will cherish for your lifetime. Enter the Thar with style by sitting on the “Ship of the Desert” or if you are not in the mood for some more luxury, you can go on a desert jeep as well. Each of these two means will give you an entirely different experience of the desert. 

In this desert safari in Jodhpur, walk through the dunes and enjoy the stunning sunset. Along with the golden views and the shifting sand dunes, you will be able to indulge in various activities as well. Spot some desert wildlife like the Chinkaras, foxes, Indian Gazelles, and many more. For an adventurous twist in this calm safari, ride a quad bike or go for dune bashing through the glistening desert. Experience a stay in the lavish tents, just like the maharajas of the bygone era.

Relish the authentic Rajasthani dishes served within the camp area and enjoy the local artists’ folk song and dance performances in their vibrant and colourful attires. You can even sit around the bonfire in the middle of the desert, chit-chat with your folks and enjoy the view of the sky filled with twinkling stars. The next day, you can even witness the first rays of the sun making the sand look like a layer of gold, early in the morning. Not to worry, as you need not stay for the whole night in the desert if you don’t want to or have time constraints. 

There are various kinds of desert safari in Jodhpur that are curated for your convenience. Some of them last for half a day till sunset, some of them last for a whole night or two and a few of them even last for a week or so for a full-fledged experience of the Thar desert. You can opt for any of these enchanting safaris according to your convenience, budget, as well as timing. 

The safari is usually carried out in the middle of nowhere, far away from the urban noise, in the captivating quietude of the Thar Desert. There are permanent campsites built here that offer impeccable Rajasthani hospitality with a luxurious touch. You can even roam around these campsites and witness as well as interact with the communities living in the neighbouring areas of the desert. Such experiences make the desert safari in Jodhpur a unique holiday for every traveller.

Popular Jodhpur Desert Safari Tour Packages

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Desert Jeep Safari, Jodhpur- Flat 30% off 1H ₹ 600 4.0 star View Details
Desert Jeep Safari with Dinner, Jodhpur- Flat 25% off 5H ₹ 1450 4.0 star View Details
Desert Experience in Tented Camp, Jodhpur 3D/2N ₹ 0 3.0 star View Details
Thar Desert Drive And Overnight Stay, Jodhpur 2D/1N ₹ 20000 4.0 star View Details
Farm Tour on Camel in Jodhpur 6H ₹ 4900 4.0 star View Details
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Desert Jeep Safari, Jodhpur- Flat 30% off Best Seller
Desert Jeep Safari, Jodhpur- Flat 30% off

1H

Jodhpur

Jodhpur offers a lot in store for every adventure enthusiast. And, the thing which no tourists should miss on their to the Sun City is a desert camel safari. A jeep safari through the sand dunes is the best way to explore the true charm of the desert. One can witness the shades of the sun and the vast sea of shimmering sand and barren land. So be ready for the adventure as you sit in an open jeep and the driver drives it through the dips. How to reach?The dessert jeep safari will be organized in Osian village which is 67 km away from the Jodhpur city. You can easily get public and private transportation to reach the location. Timings: 6:00AM-7:00PMNote:Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour. 
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Desert Jeep Safari with Dinner, Jodhpur- Flat 25% off Best Seller
Desert Jeep Safari with Dinner, Jodhpur- Flat 25% off

5H

Jodhpur

Jodhpur offers a lot in store for every adventure enthusiast. And, the thing which no tourists should miss on their to the Sun City is a desert camel safari. A jeep safari through the sand dunes is the best way to explore the true charm of the desert. One can witness the shades of the sun and the vast sea of shimmering sand and barren land. So be ready for the adventure as you sit in an open jeep and the driver drives it through the dips. About the campsite:The campsite is a permanent base camp, located in Osian village which is around 62 km from Jodhpur. Nestled in sand dunes, this campsite promises luxurious camping in Jodhpur experience that may have only be enjoyed by the privileged royal backs in the day. These camps are the most impeccable offbeat retreat in the folds of deserts and wilderness.Highlights of the tour:-Reach the campsite by 5:00.-You will be greeted by a welcome drink.-Explore the amazing beauty of the sand dunes with a jeep safari.-After that, return to the campsite and enjoy a soul-stirring cultural program. -Savor a delicious dinner with your loved ones while enjoying the picturesque sights if the sand dunes.How to reach?The campsite is located in Osian village, Jodhpur, You can easily get public and private transportation to reach the location. Timings: 5:00 pmMinimum Capacity: 2  
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Desert Experience in Tented Camp, Jodhpur Featured
Desert Experience in Tented Camp, Jodhpur

3D/2N

Jodhpur

A night camp experience, touring a Rajasthani village, watching the sun set over the sandy dunes, drive over the undulating landscape and visiting the homes of two ethnic communities – all this is packed into the 3 day Desert Experience Camp. Conducted near Jodhpur - also called the ‘Sun City’ – the culturally rich and adventurous camp is a great opportunity to know more about this state while enjoying the touristy must-dos as well. This 3 day camp begins when you are picked up from the meeting point after lunch around 2pm and driven to the camp. A short hike up the hill and you will be witness to a beautiful sunset over the sandy horizon. The evening is spent in enjoying the bonfire and barbeque dinner after which you retire to your tents for the night. Early next morning, after breakfast around 8am, the desert experience drive commences over dry riverbeds and the sandy terrain. After that, come the visits to the homes of the Bishnoi and Pittal community where the hosts let you in their abodes for you to observe their lifestyles and traditions. Post a picnic lunch, another riverbed drive follows and onto a village where you will be accorded a grand welcome in a traditional Rajasthani ceremony. A walk through the village allows you to soak in the typical rural ambience as you are witness to the lives of its residents. After returning to the camp, you will freshen up before eating a sumptuous dinner and head to your tent for the night. The third day morning, you will head back to Jodhpur after breakfast around 8am. Duration: 2 nights and 3 days
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Thar Desert Drive And Overnight Stay, Jodhpur
Thar Desert Drive And Overnight Stay, Jodhpur

2D/1N

Jodhpur

About the Activity:This guided tour for two days in Jodhpur will take you through the sandy wilderness, a simple rustic lifestyle, face-to-face with tribal communities, coupled with off-roading on a riverbed and campfire in the expanse of the famous Thar Desert.Visit the age old community of Bishnoi, mingle with the local people to experience a warm welcome. Share your time with the family members, observe how they make local cuisines.Be a part of the traditional ceremonies of the native communities coupled with good people and peaceful surroundings.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
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Farm Tour on Camel in Jodhpur
Farm Tour on Camel in Jodhpur

6H

Jodhpur

Experience the serenity and tranquility of Rajasthan with a farm picnic lunch in this colourful state! You will start from the hotel with a drive for about 3 km where the camels will wait for you to climb aboard to embark on a fun journey! Jump on the camel’s back and ride to the local Thakur Saabs farm where you can relax in the open fields under the Neem tree. Get familiar with the local spices and the traditional cooking methods and join your hosts on a stroll through the farm during which you'll learn more about life on the farm, the crops and their seasons and local farming practices Meal Types: Breakfast Activities: Camel Safari, Local spices tour and traditional cooking methods
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People Also Ask About Desert Safari in Jodhpur

  1. What precautions should be taken care of before going to a desert safari in Jodhpur?

    - Don’t carry expensive accessories, jewelry, and things like laptops with you.
    - Carry sunblock, hats, and sunglasses for protection from direct sunlight.
    - Wear light & comfortable clothing.
    - Pregnant women and infants should preferably avoid desert safaris.

  2. How to reach Jodhpur?

    By Air: There are numerous flights from Delhi to Jodhpur by all the major carriers like Air India, Vistara, IndiGo, etc. The travel time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

    By Rail: Trains like Rajasthan S Kranti, Ranikhet Express, DEE JU Superfast run between Delhi and Jodhpur. The journey takes approximately 11 hours.

    By Road: You can opt for a private Volvo or the ones run by RSRTC. A bus takes around 13 hours to reach. Alternatively, you can opt for self-driving or book a taxi.

  3. What are the best desert safari turs available in Jodhpur?

    Here are some of the best Desert Safari Tours in Jodhpur:

    1. Desert Jeep Safari, Jodhpur- Flat 30% off
    2. Desert Jeep Safari with Dinner, Jodhpur- Flat 25% off
    3. Camel Safari with Dinner, Jodhpur-flat 28% off
    4. Camping in Jodhpur With Activites Flat 21% Off
    5. Camping in Jodhpur With Camel Safari, Flat 14% Off

  4. Is it safe to do a desert safari in Jodhpur?

    Desert safari in Jodhpur is a great must-have experience and is absolutely safe. Experienced professionals who know the local areas well manage all the excursions. Follow your guide’s instructions and exercise common caution. Inform your guide of any health conditions.

  5. Can I have a meal before going for a desert safari?

    A meal is definitely advisable before a safari. However, it should be a light meal without heavy, oily, and spicy foods to avoid any discomfort during the travel. The meal should be eaten at least an hour before you start. Make sure to drink lots of fluids before and during the safari to avoid dehydration.

  6. What is the best time to visit Jodhpur?

    The best time to explore the beauty of this vibrant place is in the winter months of October-March. The temperatures range between 7-25°C and the weather is pleasantly cool. This is the best time to be outdoors and enjoy activities like night camping, Jodhpur desert safari, and visiting the forts & temples.

  7. What are the essential things to carry while going for desert safari in Jodhpur?

    Plenty of water.
    Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.
    Comfortable shoes and clothes.
    Mosquito spray/ patches.
    Wet towels.
    Toilet paper.
    Lip balm.

  8. What are the best places to go for desert safari in and near Jodhpur?

    Gudha Village: Visit this beautiful village to spot rare bird species. See the nearby Salawas Village famous for its weaving communities and Kakani Village for its potters & block printers.

    Khimsar: This is one of those places that let you escape into a dreamlike world. Covered with unending expanses of sand and reachable only by jeeps and camels, Khimsar is the perfect place for a desert safari.

    Osian Village: One of the best places for desert safari in Jodhpur, here you will enjoy a visit to this charming hamlet surrounded by the Thar Desert. Enjoy camel rides, spot rare birds, and folk music & dance.

  9. Is it worth visiting Jodhpur for desert safari?

    Known as the gateway to the majestic That Desert, Jodhpur is one of the top destinations in India for a desert safari. There are amazing places nearby like Gudha Village, Khimsar, Dechu, Osian Village, etc, that let you travel on the off-beaten track have a glimpse into the tribal way of living, the wildlife, and the folk music and dances. 

  10. Can small kids do desert safari as well?

    It is not advisable to take children below the age of 5 years for a Jodhpur desert safari. Since an excursion takes around 5 hours and the weather at times gets hot, children below this age group might get uncomfortable & exhausted.