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Dune Bashing – Desert Safari in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

As kids, playing in the sand always delighted us. This childhood fun has now turned into a big time adventure sports by means of Dune Bashing in Rajasthan! Better known as desert safari, this is a form of off-roading, using an off-road vehicle to explore sand dunes of desert lands. Rajasthan is undoubtedly the most popular place for this adventure activity in India.

Camel Safari Jaisalmer
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Experiencing the dunes of the desert, the magical sunset and a traditional Rajasthani entertainment makes for a splendid trip to remember.

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Dune Bashing – Desert Safari in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

What is Dune Bashing or Desert Safari ?

Dune Bashing which is better known as Desert Safari in India. Dune Bashing is an adventure sport activity in which you explore the sand dune in Desert. In India, Best Sand Dune is found in Jaisalmer city of Rajasthan State.

Dune Bashing in Jaisalmer

There are a lot of Adventure Offices in Sam Village near Jaisalmer. Indian style (on camel) & Dubai style (In SUV) are the 2 most popular types of desert safari in India. In Indian Style safari, you get to explore the desert(sand dunes) on the Camel while in Dubai Style Safari, you get to explore the desert using off road vehicle(SUV) with expert guide.

The Sam Dunes

The Sam dunes are the most exciting place around Jaisalmer, and possibly the whole of western part of Rajasthan.  It is situated at about 42 km from Jaisalmer amidst the mind blowing Thar desert. The Sam Sand dunes are a popular spot for tourists because of multiple reasons. About Half a Km high, 1 kilometer wide and 3 kilometer long ,the dunes are picturesque but unreliable. The vegetation is scarce and the twirling air currents are as energetic as the  sandspout in the Sahara desert.

Camping in Jaisalmer

The evening at Sam Dunes offers a splendid view of the sun set while listening to classical music instrument makes one feel the best moments of life. If you wish to enjoy the sounds and sights, the temples and the ruins, then you are advised to plan for an overnight trip. Sleeping in the open air with the cool breeze blowing across your hair, lying on the golden sand and looking at the beautiful sky is indeed a mind blowing experience.

Sam Dunes Sound and Light Show
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During the desert festival, a rocking light and sound show with Dance is organized by Sam Dunes to give you memories that will never fade away from your mind. Immersed in a laid-back haze, the lovely Sam sand dunes create engrossing and absorbing views. The winds draw patterns on the constantly drifting sand dunes.

Best Time to Visit Rajasthan for Dune Bashing

The best time to visit Rajasthan for Dune Bashing is during Winters. From November to April are ideal for Desert Safari, with December and January the busiest months.

Desert Safari and Camping Cost

Camel Desert Safari – Rs.500 for 1 person & 1 camel

Jeep Desert Safary – Rs.700 per person with multiple occupancy

You can also book a Desert Camp which usually includes the Desert Safari & Dinner

Tariff of Rajputana Desert Camp : 

Desert Camp for 2 pax : INR 6,000

  • The above tariff includes all taxes, complimentary dinner and desert safari.
  • Booking for a camp must be completed before arrival
  • Walk in accommodation isn’t always possible as most of our tents are booked.
  • Children below the age of 5 are eligible for free stay

This is the most common package. You can get many more customized packages when you get to visit the Camp.

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