Our Thar Desert Jeep Safari – What an Experience

Throw up some sand as you slip and slide on your desert jeep safari

Desert Jeep Safari in the Golden City of Jaisalmer

If you’re looking for an adventure in the Golden City of Jaisalmer, you must go on a desert jeep safari! A desert jeep safari is one of the most popular tourist attractions here, and for a good reason.

I went on a desert jeep safari in Jaisalmer with my friend Raj, and it was an experience I’ll never forget. From the moment we stepped into a jeep safari, the excitement just kept growing. Our driver roared into the carpark, beating the back seats to banish the desert dust, and then he checked to make sure we were all secure before we set off on our adventure.

The sound of modern, pulsating traditional Rajasthani music filled the cabin, adding to the excitement. We left our luxury desert camp and headed to the famous Sam Sand Dunes of the great Thar Desert in Jaisalmer.

As we veered off the main road, we came across another desert jeep filled with thrill-seekers, and we followed them into the sands. The two jeeps glided together like we were all in this adventure together.

Having fun at Sam Sand Dunes

The view from the top of the sand dunes in the Thar Desert was breathtaking – a wonderment of treeless, undulating golden dunes that cut into the blue, cloudless sky. Our desert jeep worked hard to get us there, and it was worth it. The ride over and down the sam sand dunes was a thrill and a fun adventure, with our experienced driver and sturdy jeep allowing us to be fully immersed in the experience.

As the sun began to set, we stepped out of the desert jeep, kicked off our shoes, and sank our feet into the velvety sand. We ran, leapt, and tumbled down the slopes, just being silly and enjoying the moment.

Watch from the dunes as the sky transforms to golden orange hues.

The sun continued to lower itself in the sky, its golden globe exploding in its glow as the day changed to subtle tones of dusk. We took a break and had a hot cup of spicy tea with a chai wallah before returning to the dunes to watch the sunset on the horizon. The sunset over the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Jaisalmer was truly spectacular.

As the daylight grew dim, we piled back into the jeep and headed back to our luxury desert camp, making memories that would last a lifetime. Our driver took us back onto and along the road, past well-lit desert camps, their colourful flags on tall poles fluttering in the night breeze, crooked signs perched periodically along the roadside. Soon we pulled up to the Queen of Thar Desert Camp.

As we walked to the camp’s entrance, we were welcomed by the rhythmic beating of the dhol drum by a costumed musician and a beautiful dancer in silver, red, yellow, and black Rajasthani costume, blessing us with welcome tikka on the forehead, a moving completion to an exhilarating sunset experience. And the evening is just beginning. Soon, after a rest and refreshment in our luxury tent, we will settle into a box (booth or cabin) around the camp’s dancefloor to enjoy the evening Rajasthani culture program.

Camel Safaris

If you’re visiting Jaisalmer, make sure you add a desert jeep safari or a desert camel safari to your list of things to do, especially if you’re visiting in the right season. The Royal Rajasthan desert and the Thar Desert are not to be missed, and the famous Jaisalmer Fort and Gadisar Lake are worth a visit.

Add desert camel safari to your list of things to do when visiting Jaisalmer.
Add desert camel safari to your list of things to do when visiting Jaisalmer.
Enjoy the rock and roll of a desert camel safari

Make Jaisalmer and Thar Desert a part of your tour through other popular tourist destinations, from the fertile Nubra Valley to the Great Rann salt marshes.  You can fly into Jaisalmer Airport during the tourist season. At other times of the year, the nearest airport to Jaisalmer is Jodhpur Airport, which is well-connected to major cities in India.

Other options include frequent buses, daily trains, cars, taxis, and biking. And don’t forget to enjoy the traditional folk music of Rajasthan; it’s a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. So don’t hesitate to pack your bags and come visit Jaisalmer for a truly unforgettable experience, with one night or more spent exploring this incredible city and taking part in exciting desert safari tours!

Watch the sunset from the dunes on a desert camel safari.

Other Activity Options

While you’re here, you can also experience the fun of a camel ride, relax in a luxury desert camp, visit the mysteriously abandoned village Kudhara, or tour the Desert National Park. From here, you can take part in this popular tourist destination and go explore the Blue City of Jodhpur. Or go further to pretty Mount Abu, the eastern edge of the Thar Desert. There’s so much to see and do in Jaisalmer and Thar Desert, from camel rides to stargazing and sunset viewing, from luxury camping to city tours in the bustling town. You won’t be disappointed with so much for tourists to enjoy.Book your holiday with us, see the beauty of the Golden City of Jaisalmer, and create your own experience of a desert jeep safari. Your desert adventure awaits. Make your reservation now!

Stargazing on a dark desert dune in Thar Desert Jaisalmer is a magical experience.