As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
Sand Dunes are actually hills of sand created by the wind. Rajasthan Sand Dunes have a compelling magnetism that has the potential of overshadowing the most renowned forts and palaces of the province. Many tourists who visit this state for a comparatively short interval of time prefer visiting the dunes than the spirited forts and graceful palaces.
The unmitigated ocean of sands persistently changes its appearance at every mild and sturdy stream of wind. The wind acts like a pen on the canvass of golden sand dunes as it sketches and rubs out figures and images each moment; and the best way to enjoy the dunes is to carry out a camel safari trip. As those camel safari trips are well organized and the owner of the camels called the Raika are well aware of the altering nature of the dunes. Hence tourists can be guaranteed to savor the marvel of the dunes, safely in the company of these Raikas.
The best times to visit the dunes are from October to February when the heat is comparatively less in the district. One should visit the dunes in the evening or night hours because during that period the silvery rays of moon stretch its glow in the entire region thereby making it shine like an ornament. To make the atmosphere more interesting, one can see the wonderful folk dances and music performed by the local artists. There are also some special arrangements for the tourists for overnight camping.
Rajasthan Sand Dunes are thus undoubtedly very alluring, but they can be extremely hazardous when the wind grows stronger, no matter how serene and harmless they might seem to the naked eye. So it is advisable for tourists to stay close to their guide as in case of any contingency, only these people can salvage the visitor out safely.
Sand Dunes of Rajasthan
The Sam Sand Dunes undoubtedly are the most unique destination for tourists in Rajasthan. The pictorial Sam Sand Dunes stretch out just 42 km from the main city of Jaisalmer, and provide an outstanding view of the Sand Dunes. There is no vegetation in the Sand Dunes of Rajasthan and the twirling winds are almost as powerful as the khamsins (Sandstorms) in the Sahara.
Sam Sand Dunes is an ideal tourist spot, famous for its sunset and sunrise. This is one of the most captivating dunes situated in the territory of Thar Desert in Jaisalmer that attracts a vast number of tourists all over the year. Jaisalmer is well linked by road, train and air routes.
A small village of Rajasthan called Ludhurwa, with houses of mud and stick which is populated by carpenters stand courageously near the sand dunes. Other villages like Kuldhara, Khuri and Kanoi are also a base to set out on an expedition to enjoy the sand Dunes of Rajasthan.
Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer
After the Golden Fort the Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer are undoubtedly the most prominent attractions for the tourists of Rajasthan. The Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer are 3km long, about 1km wide and about half a kilometer high. The dunes are as treacherous as they are picturesque.
Travelers will enjoy sitting there in the evening with the sun setting; listening to the ballads of the legendary lovers Moomal and Mahendra on the traditional musical instrument called jew’s harp or the narh. If you really want see the best of all the sights and sounds, the ruins, temples and forts, the Sand Dunes adventure tour, an overnight trip to the area is a must.
However one can also plan a day’s excursion and go by car. Loads of tourist arrive on the dunes just before the sun set. Camels can be leased easily and you can shoot your favorite picture with a lone camel on a desert pathway and the setting sun in the background. In spite of the tourist hordes the place has not lost its timeless magic.
The Sand Dunes truly com alive during the desert festival with a sound and light show, and a spectacle of dance and music which will reverberate in your ears and auditory nerves long after you have heard it. The desert festival held some times in February each year which is full of various cultural events, competitions, and lots of fun.
The Sand Dunes adventure tour has seen a host of tourist’s fall in love with the dashing beauty of the dunes.
There is an aura romance about the Sand dune of Rajasthan...