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Thar Desert

Thar Desert


The Great Indian Desert Thar is the most priceless possession of Rajasthan. It stretches from Rajasthan to some parts of Haryana, Punjab and Rann of Kutch in Gujarat as well. The beauty of Thar is worth exploring. The Thar Desert promises you some of the most gratifying experiences of your life. A camel safari on the gleaming Thar Desert sand is a not to be missed activity when in Rajasthan.

Some of the best activities to do in Thar Desert of Rajasthan

Stay overnight in a Desert Camp

This is a must when in Rajasthan. The Thar Desert is a beautiful location to spend a night amidst endless stretches of desert sand under the star studded sky. These camps are extremely luxurious and are no less than a lavish hotel. Stay in desert camps and relish the taste of delectable Rajasthani food along with cultural folk music and dance.

Dune bashing

This is a perfect activity for adventure seekers visiting the Thar Desert. Enjoy Dune bashing over the sprawling sand dunes in a SUV or jeep. Many operators provide Dune bashing trips in cities like Jaisalmer and Jodhpur of Rajasthan. These dune bashing rides seem like a rollercoaster, taking you through various highs and lows of the desert.


Parasailing is another exciting adventure activity among the things you can do in the Thar Desert. Fly high like a free bird over the shimmering desert sands and enjoy views of mirages from a distance.  Parasailing also treats you with uninterrupted view of the horizons and the sunset.

Camel riding

Camels are the ships of the desert and riding them is the most fascinating experience of your life. Hop on a camel and go deep into the desert where you cannot see anything but rising and falling sand dunes. Take an early morning or evening camel ride to relish heart pleasing views of rising or setting sun.

Explore the ruins

Thar Desert secretly houses many abandoned villages which are today in ruins. They look extremely beautiful in their outlook and can be explored during your visit to Rajasthan. Many small clusters of villages can be seen while taking camel safaris or jeep safaris. Stop here to unearth their history and meet some of the migrants living here.

Star Gazing

This is perhaps a dream of every serenity seeker. Imaging being in the middle of the desert with pin drop silence and staring at the sky studded with countless stars.

Some tips on visiting the Thar Desert, Rajasthan

  • The best time to visit here is between October and February since temperature is good enough to bear the desert heat.
  • As the days are hot and nights are cold in desert, pack your clothes accordingly.
  • Travelers can visit cities like Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner for an amazing Thar Desert experience.
  • Carry enough drinking water bottles with you to stay hydrated.
  • Pack sunscreen in abundance to avoid sunburns.
  • Do not over eat before partaking in dune bashing.

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