Sand Dunes of Rajasthan

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.

Cities In The Desert

On a tour of this desert region you will encounter unique lifestyles, a traditional culture, magnificent architecture in the form of forts, castles, palaces, citadels, mansions and even the humble hut, painted and decked up, a delectable cuisine, intriguing customs, mysteries, stories and legends. Some of the important cities to visit in the Thar desert.

  • Jaisalmer

    Situated on the ancient spice route, this city is often called the golden city of Thar, it stands like a warrior amidst vast barren stretches of sand dunes. After you've travelled through the desert, you'll be stunned with the sudden magnificence that appears in the form of Jaisalmer.

  • Jodhpur

    Set on the edge of the Thar Desert, the majestic city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state. The gigantic Mehrangarh Fort is perched atop a rocky hill. The city is surrounded by a high wall which makes for a mesmerizing view.

  • Bikaner

    Situated on the edge of Thar desert, Bikaner has a lot to offer ... be it forts, temple and camel festival. This city is also quite well known for its food products. Junagarh Fort, the Lalgarh Palace and the Gajner wildlife sanctuary are but some of the important tourist attractions of the city.

  • Udaipur

    For those discerning travellers who are looking to explore the vibrant Rajasthan, they can expect to find it in the oasis amidst the Thar ... Udaipur. Undulating hills and colourful bazaars are some of the charms of Udaipur. The city can be best described as the city of palaces surrounded by three lakes, Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar.

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