Rajasthan is known as the land of kings and princes, palaces and the desert. Yes, people from different part of the country visit Rajasthan to soak in the feel and look of the desert.

There are several gateways to the desert and here is a quick look at some of them.

Sam Sand Dunes

Sam sand dune

The Sam sand dunes is a must visit place when you are in Rajasthan. It is considered as one of the gateways of the desert of India, Thar. The Sam Dune is one of the most popular tourist spots in Jaisalmer because it offers excellent desert safari on the camel back or in a jeep.

The best time to go to the Sam dunes is either in the wee hours of dawn or after the sunset to catch the real glimpse of desert life. There are several desert camps on the border of the Sam dunes which offers amazing desert safaris.

Desert dunes of Khimsar


The desert dunes of Khimsar is not as attractive as the Sam sand dunes, and hence it makes it an excellent choice if you are looking for some solitude in the desert.

Khimsar too is a gateway to the desert of Thar. While Sam dunes have become attractive and glamorous in appearance, Khimsar remains rustic in look and feel.

There are also desert camps in Khimsar that arranges for the desert safari on the camel back and in an open-air jeep for a memorable desert trip.

Osian Sand Dunes

Osian Jodhpur

The Osian sand dunes are located in the heart of Thar and is a gateway to the desert from the Jodhpur city. Osian has a lot of historical importance too regarding tourism.

Several temples and shrines are popular in the town apart from the desert safaris. If you want to avoid the crowd of Sam dunes, you can travel to Osian to treat yourself to the breathtaking views of the Thar Desert.

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