7 Sand Dunes in Rajasthan | Desert Sites in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Sand Dunes

1. Sam Sand Dunes
2. Khuri Sand Dunes
3. Osian Desert
4. Mahabar Desert
5. Khimsar Desert Sand Dunes
6. Sand Dunes in Bikaner
7. Pushkar Sand Dunes.

Sand Dunes in Rajasthan make for a wonderful vacation site as you can witness the spectacular, rugged landscapes offering enchanting views. Rajasthan has numerous cities possessing sand dunes making for perfect tourist destinations. Suitable for all kinds of travellers including solo travellers, sam dunes in Rajasthan provide breathtaking experiences allowing you to make a bundle of joyful memories.

The desert sites in Rajasthan include Jaisalmer where Sam Sand Dunes and Khuri Sand Dunes are a must visit as it offers enchanting views of the sunrise and sunset, the glimmering Osian Desert in Jodhpur and the Mahabar Desert in Barmer where you can indulge in desert and jeep safaris, camel rides and more.

Khimsar desert and desert in Bikaner and Pushkar also make for an ideal getaway offering a vacation soaked in beauty and adventure. Plan a trip to the sand dunes in Rajasthan and forget all your worries and stress, having the time of your life.

Here is a list of sand dunes in Rajasthan:

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Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

One of the most visited tourist places, Sand Dunes in Rajasthan is absolutely breathtaking and offers a remarkable experience amidst the Thar Desert. Away from the hustle of city life, this place will let you forget about your worries.

Witness the mesmerising views of the sunrise and sunset here. You can also enjoy numerous thrilling activities including paragliding, jeep safaris and quad biking for an exhilarating experience. Suitable for all kinds of travellers, you can visit this destination with family, friends and partner and make moments to be cherished forever.

How to reach: You can enjoy a fun camel ride or travel by a jeep to reach here.

Activities:
- Parasailing
- Paragliding
- Quad Biking
- Jeep Safaris

Best time to visit: October to March.
02

Khuri Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

Offering an unprecedented experience, Sand Dunes in Rajasthan are surrounded with pristine beauty. An ideal getaway from the humdrum of city life, Khuri Sand Dunes welcomes the tourists into an enticing land of sand.

This destination is a perfect place for solo travellers to commune with silence and have a great time. Witness the sunrise casting a spell on the desert making for one of the most enthralling views. You can enjoy a camel ride which is one of the most fun things to do in the Khuri Sand Dunes.

How to reach: Located 40 km from Jaisalmer, you can drive to Khuri Sand Dunes while enjoying the view around. You can also book a cab or travel by a private bus.

Activities:
- Camping
- Desert Safari
- Camel Ride.

Best time to visit: October to March.
03

Osian Desert, Jodhpur

With shimmering sand dunes and bumpy landscapes, Osian Desert is one of the best desert sites in Rajasthan. One of the most amazing tourist destinations, this place is an ideal getaway and is nothing less than a feast for the eyes. You can enjoy adventurous activities including jeep safari, camel safari and camping at the Osian Desert making it a beautiful trip with family, friends and family.

How to reach: The nearest airport and railways is in Jodhpur and you can travel there by air or train. Located 61 km from Jodhpur, you can further take a cab or a taxi to reach Osian Desert.

Activities:
- Jeep Safari
- Camping
- Camel Safari.

Best time to visit: October to March.
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04

Mahabar Desert, Barmer

Providing a riveting experience, Mahabar Desert is one of the most breathtaking desert sites in Rajasthan. Bringing the child in you to life, this place is brimming with adventures and makes for a beautiful vacation.

Take a break from the monotony of everyday life and behold the most picturesque sights in the desert. There is a mahotsav held here every year in March with camel races and camel rides that you can take part in and have the time of your life.

How to reach: Located 5 km from Barmer, you can take an auto-rickshaw from Barmer or book a taxi to Mahabar Desert.

Activities:
- Desert Safari
- Camel Rides.

Best time to visit: October to March.
05

Khimsar Desert Sand Dunes

Soaked in tranquility, Khimsar Desert Sand Dunes in Rajasthan are a perfect blend of  beauty and adventure. Nestled amidst the sand dunes, this is a destination where you can enjoy the rustic nature of the dunes and take in the refreshing aursa of the mini lake around. The sight of the sunset and sunrise making a golden sky is absolutely enchanting and makes its way into your heart.

How to reach: You can travel to the nearest bus stand which is 1 km away or travel by camel, jeep or horseback to the Khimsar Desert Sand Dunes.

Activities:
- Camel Rides
- Jeep Safari
- Camping.

Best time to visit: November to February.
06

Sand Dunes in Bikaner

These golden sand dunes in Rajasthan make for a perfect vacation away from the chaos and stress of city life. Desert in Bikaner is a fantastic place to enjoy the exhilarating jeep safari and camel rides making for a thrilling getaway.

The smiling camels welcome you into the desert waiting to make your trip a memorable one. With an admirable beauty, the desert in Bikaner offers exciting experiences. It is a perfect place for camping to enjoy the delicious meals under the starlit sky.

How to reach: You can reach the desert in Bikaner via a taxi.

Activities:
- Camel Safari
- Jeep Rides
- Attend Bikaner Camel Festival.

Best time to visit: October to March.
07

Pushkar Sand Dunes

Offering a soul stirring experience in the Desert in Pushkar, you will witness the enthralling views of the setting sun. Perfect for offbeat experiences among locals, the desert in Pushkar is nothing less than an ideal vacation away from the hubbub of city life.

It is also a heaven for photography lovers as you can capture some of the most picturesque shots here. Experience the adventurous activities like hot air balloon ride, jeep safari, camel safari etc. and make the most of your trip.

How to reach: Located 9 km away from Pushkar, you can reach the desert by car or a taxi.

Activities:
- Camping
- Jeep Safari
- Camel Safari
- Desert Safari
- Hot air Balloon Ride.

Best time to visit: November to March.
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I am so glad to share my thrillophilia reviews of Udaipur Trip.It was a wonderful experience for the day. Driver was quite polite and took us to all the places mentioned in the tour guide. Even the tour organiser was quite helpful in arranging the cab as it was a last minute booking. This trip will be remembered for a long time and will surely recommend it to others (infact already recommended)
05 November 2019
Excellent
It is a great deal. Beautiful place to stay. Owner Mr. Mahaveer is very humble and helpful person. Food was tasty & ample. The provided unlimited mineral water for us as and when required. Camel safari was also good & enjoyable. We enjoyed true Rajasthani folk cultural program at night. It was diwali on that particular day. They had arranged some in-house fireworks. Dark starlit sky, campfire, fireworks, folk music & wines - the whole ambiance was ecstatic. Overall a very good & comfortable stay. Only thing I would like to remind you that the region where the camp is located is named Osiyan. Here, you won't find complete desert like Jaisalmer. It is more like a terrain covered with thorny bush. Sand dunes are limited though the camel will take you to a nearby one. But, it's not a fault of owner. You will get compensated with their warm & humble hospitality.
"Desert camping in Jaisalmer remains highlights of your memories ????\nNice Food, Places, Scenic place..\n"
03 January 2019
Excellent
Really nice experience, we were treated really well. Any inconvenience was taken care immediately. The trekking was the best part of the trip. Guides have ample knowledge and took good care of us.
28 August 2019
Excellent
Been there for a day outing, took sightseeing package from Thrillophilia paying 1500 for 2 people, We got a polite driver named Mukesh through Thrillophilia. Overall happy with the service
Had a good time at the resort. Services and food were also good.
10 March 2021
Superb
It includes only Camel ride and no Desert safari by Jeep. I had to pay 1200 more for 2 people for Desert safari by Jeep. The dinner was OKish. Camel ride was very good, on requesting he took us twice with just 50Rs. tip. There is an option to go for ATV ride also there @600 per person for a small round :P . But it was fun overall and I enjoyed it.
01 March 2021
Excellent
Had a comfortable stay at the camps..all amenities were good and they were really friendly and everything was perfect there.
28 January 2021
Excellent
Jeep safari is awesome i never enjoyed tht much in my entire life, tent is good and specially the food is delicious and staff is also good thnx to thrillophilia
05 January 2021
Excellent
Amazing experience Safe for girls Hygienic

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  1. What kind of activities can be done in sand dunes in Rajasthan?

    1. Camel Safari: Discover Rajasthan culturally and historically through the camel safari and make memorable moments as you go along. It is one of the best activities to enjoy while on a vacation to this amazing state.

    2. Desert Safari: Traverse the spectacular Thar Desert via a desert safari while you are in Rajasthan for an adventurous experience. You will travel through the bumpy deserts with your friends, family or partner and have a great time.

    3. Hot Air Balloon Ride: Float in the sky and behold the panoramic views of the city from above. It is an incredibly thrilling and beautiful experience letting you make memories for a lifetime.

    4. Paragliding: One of the most thrilling activities to do in Rajasthan, paragliding will take you on a journey to witness the most aesthetic views from an incredible height, almost as if in the sky. It is one of the best activities to do in Rajasthan.
  2. Which are the best camping sites in sand dunes in Rajasthan?

    1. Desert Camp in Jaisalmer: One of the best camping sites, you will enjoy bewitching views making your stay memorable. Witness cultural performances amidst the sand dunes making for a beautiful experience.

    2. Camping at Sand Dunes in Jaipur: Offering one of the most regal campsites, camping at sand dunes in Jaipur makes your stay special and enticing. Staying in the desert is itself an adventurous experience making your trip even more memorable.

    3. Camping in Pushkar: Camping amidst the sand dunes in Pushkar makes for one of the enthralling and bewitching experiences. You will be provided with all the facilities for a comfortable stay.

    4. Camping Near Bikaner: One of the beautiful campsites near Bikaner, you will have an awe inspiring experience here. Relive your childhood and create new memories making for a perfect vacation away from the chaos.
  3. Why is Rajasthan called the land of sand dunes?

    Brimming with deserts, the eternal nature of the sand dunes in Rajasthan gives it the title of the Land of Sand Dunes. The sand dunes keep shifting with the wind movement creating this interesting phenomena.
  4. What is Sam sand dunes?

    Sam sand dunes is a 30 to 60 meter dune site with huge sand dunes perfect for adventurous activities including jeep safari, camel and desert safari, quad biking and more.
  5. How many days are sufficient for Jaisalmer?

    Two days are sufficient to visit Jaisalmer as you can witness all the major attractions and engage in all the thrilling activities making for a perfect vacation.

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