One of the most unique features of the desert state of Rajasthan are the majestic sand dunes. Unless and until you visit the sand dunes of Rajasthan, your trip to the state will remain incomplete. The sand dunes are an accumulation of the sand blown by the high velocity winds of the desert. Rising against the blue sky of the desert, these sand dunes offer a picturesque site. The shape and color of Rajasthan sand dunes keeps on changing every minute. Rajasthan, India sand dunes also provide a home to a unique and wide variety of wildlife. Another attraction of these sand dunes are the cultural activities organized with the dunes serving as the background.
The best way of viewing the Thar Desert sand dunes of Rajasthan is on a
desert safari, starting from Jaisalmer. The desert safari provides a
window to the rural Rajasthan. The period of October to February is the
best for taking a desert safari of the state. Amongst the different
desert safaris, the best one is the Camel safari. The main locations
where you can find the sand dunes are:
Located approximately 42 km from Jaisalmer are the Sam sand dunes. It
is one of the most popular tourist attractions. A desert festival is
held at the site in the month of February. The best way to enjoy the
sand dune is with a camel safari, generally lasting for three to four
The ancient capital of Bhati Rajput kings, Ludharwa has some nice sand
dunes nearby the village. The village of Ludharwa is a mixed caste
village with mud and stick houses and traditional decorative paintings
and mirror works.
Near the village of Kanoi, famous for its magnificent carpentry work,
are some great sand dunes.
The Kuldhara village, an abandoned village of the Paliwal Brahmins, is
a very famous spot for sand dunes.
Khuri village is located approximately 40 km from Jaisalmer. Khuri is
well known for its shifting sand dunes that are about 80m high.