Jaisalmer, the “Golden City of India”, is a city situated in Rajasthan “The Land of Kings”. And it is called so, because of the yellow sandstones which was used in the construction of the main fort and the town below the fort. Jaisalmer is located in the middle of the Thar Desert and is prone to extreme climatic regions.
Jeep Safari is one of the best methods to explore things that haven’t been explored yet. If you love exploring and are a nature lover but hate to walk too much, jeep safari is the thing for you. Exploring things on a 4-wheel vehicle, isn’t tiring at all and at the same time will provide you with peace.
Places to do Jeep Safari in Jaisalmer
And, guess what? You can feel the thrill of jeep safari in India too. Jaisalmer, the Golden City, has all the facilities for jeep safaris. You will be able to drive jeep in the middle of Thar Desert while enjoying the beautiful desert, the Jaisalmer fort, different desert flora and fauna and the beautiful Gadisar Lake. Jeep Safari at sunset and sunrise is worth a thousand likes on Instagram. And Jeep Safari also gives us opportunities to witness the culture of local desert people, as you can stay in the desert for the night too.
Places to do Jeep Safari in Jaisalmer
There are 2 main sand dunes where you will love doing Jeep Safari:
Khuri Sand Dunes
40 Kms southwest from Jaisalmer, these dunes are known for their pristine beauty in the midst of the mighty Thar desert. The Khuri sand dunes are a home to a variety of desert animals and plants. The visitors can enjoy the traditional folklores and folktales of the desert place. There is a beautiful, scenic village; Khuri village, where you can witness culture of the Khuri dunes. The Khuri village offers a local market for the visitors too; a market of fabric, hand-made items, local food items etc. Jeep ride along the glittering-golden sand of the desert is one in a lifetime experience.
Sam Sand Dunes
These dunes are located across the Jaisalmer Desert National Park. Here, you will be able to witness gigantic sand dunes of 40-60 meters which will make you go “wow”. This is the most popular tourist attraction in whole Jaisalmer city because of its enchanting beauty. The wind in the dunes create ripples, which creates a trippy effect and is soothing for your eyes. As, it is situated on the edge of the National Park, you can visit the park anytime. These sand dunes also have some luxury stay-ins, where you can stay for the night and enjoy the nigh beauty of the desert. There is also a village; Sam village located in the amidst of the dunes, where you can witness the culture and traditional aspects of the desert. And, also, there are Rajasthani folks who dance and sing for the outsiders, and show the visitors, their culture.
Best time to go for Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari should be done when the weather is cool and pleasant. As, it is an open-roof activity, it can be enjoyed the most when the Sun goes down. The weather in Jaisalmer is really nice from October to March, as the overall temperature is lower comparative to other times. You can enjoy the most, after 4:30 PM, as you’ll be able to witness sunset, the golden hour of the desert.
Travel tips before going for Jeep Safaris
Even though, Jeep safari is an easy adventure, there are a plenty of safety measures and tips you should be concerned about.
You have to make sure that you follow the guidelines given by your guide or your driver. wear you gears properly after double checking them properly. You should wearing your seatbelts at every time while sitting in the jeep. You’ll have to carry a water bottle with you every time as the heat can cause severe dehydration. A sunscreen is a total must, you’ll have to cover your face, arms, your legs, all by sunscreen, so you don’t get sunburns. You shouldn’t be wearing revealing dresses as it might increase the chances of sunburns.
You must carry a headcover or headwear with you all the time, as some people might get triggered by the shinning sun, as it can cause severe headaches. And as Jaisalmer has extreme climatic conditions, and is totally covered in sand, it suddenly gets cold during the night time, so you must be prepared for the chills and should carry a sweater, jacket or a cardigan with you. And always remember to carry a few medicines with you like, medicines for headaches, stomachache, a band-aid etc.
Once in a lifetime experience. You should add Jeep Safari in Jaisalmer to your bucket list. You will love the experience.