Jaisalmer Camel Safaris Are a Great Way of Doing Something New. Among the best-known dunes is Sam, 40km west of Jaisalmer, which is always crowded in the evening and are more of a carnival than a back-to-nature experience. Hopping on a camel is the most evocative and fun way to sample Thar Desert life.
You will not find larger-than-life sand dunes here; especial with Sam Sand Dunes Resort. You will find land peppered with occasional shrubs, fields of millet, small villages, and children herding flocks of sheep or goats through them.
Those who prefer to enjoy the desert landscape in peace and quiet may head to the dunes near Khuri village. These are lesser-known but most stunning sand dunes around Jaisalmer. While riding a camel here, you can experience the rustic desert life up-close, as the village is home to mud and straw huts and the village folks prefer living the traditional way.
The best time is from September to March during the cooler dry months,. After March, the desert becomes unbearably hot, and then the monsoon season starts. The rains are not much though, and temperatures remain high. Camel safaris usually depart early in the morning to allow some distance to be covered, and a suitable camping spot to be found and set up, before dusk.
Riding on a camelback through the rolling sand dunes of the Thar Desert is an experience like no other. Also, about 40 kilometres (24.8 miles) west of Jaisalmer lies another best locale — the Sam Sand Dunes, which are characterized by tall sand dunes (about 30-60 meters) and almost no vegetation. This is the most popular place for safari, which makes it the most crowded as well. Nonetheless, camel safari here is fun! You can disembark at various points along the way and camp through the spectacular dunes.
We need to bring something comfortable and padded to sit on to make the journey less painful if you’re going on a longer safari. Other useful items to bring include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, toilet paper, flashlight, insect repellent, water bottle, toothbrush and toothpaste, sleeping bag liner and plenty of warm clothing as it can get cold in the desert at night. Do be aware that you won’t be able to bathe in the desert, so wet wipes will definitely come in handy as well.