One of the most unique features of the desert state of Rajasthan is the majestic dunes. Unless and until you visit the dunes of Rajasthan, your trip to the state will remain incomplete. The 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 dunes offer a picturesque sight. The shape and color of Rajasthan dunes keep on changing every minute. Rajasthan, India dunes also provide a home to a unique and wide variety of wildlife. Another attraction of these dunes is the cultural activities organized with the dunes serving as the background.
The best way of viewing the Thar Desert 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 dunes are:
Sam Sand Dunes
Located approximately 42 km from Jaisalmer is the Sam dunes. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions. A desert festival is held at the site in February. The best way to enjoy the dune is with a camel safari, generally lasting for three to four days.
The ancient capital of Bhati Rajput kings, Ludharwa has some nice dunes nearby the village. The village of Ludharwa is a mixed cast 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 dunes.
The Kuldhara village, an abandoned village of the Paliwal Brahmins, is a very famous spot for dunes.
Khuri village is located approximately 40 km from Jaisalmer. Khuri is well known for its shifting dunes that are about 80m high.