Life is an ocean of sand.... it will always slip through your fingers, no matter how strong you close your fist, it will slip away from you. But there will always be some part of it that stays in the palm of your hand. Life is all about holding and cherishing these small memories. Desert safari is like a spring in season of life. A ride through the windswept desert on camel back is a delightful experience.

Desert Safari


Desert safari is a ravishing experience which yields unforgettable memories to revere. Desert safari gives a chance to explore the unique and scarcely populated rippling hot desert. Desert safari is the essence of one’s visit to desert. The encounter to the difficult and testing deserts is like none other. During desert safari you are taken to a camp side in an open jeep and you see the vast ocean of sand spreading all across until the horizon. From the camp site you are taken to exotic locations on the back of carefree and gentle “sheep of desert” called Camel. You have various interesting activities to rejoice life at a desert and the organisers make sure to entertain you to the fullest as a part of desert safari. During the nights the exotic view of stars in night sky is invigorating and enlivening. The never ending sky twinkles and sparkles with its beautiful stars. The sight is beyond description. The beauty of stars is ingenious and one can spend nights gazing at them and would always be in awe and spell bound by their irresistible beauty.


The pristine land of India is full of wonders; on one side it has high rising mountains while on other it has vast stretched oceans. On one hand one can enjoy the chilling temperatures of Himalaya while on other the scorching heat of Thar Desert. The desert near the Jaisalmer of Rajasthan is very famous among tourists for desert safari. Usually this desert is flocked by tourists.

The hot desert state of the country also has many other peaceful and less crowded destinations for desert safari like dunes near khuri village in Desert National Park or Bikaner or Osian. One can also get an enthralling Vedic walk near the world famous Pushkar.

Away from the heat of Rajasthan, the alpine desert around Leh Ladak is also great option for desert Safari where you get to ride a double humped Bactrian camel.

Desert Safari


Jodhpur, Rajasthan –

The blue city of Rajasthan is the second largest city of after Jaipur. This beautiful city has lot to offer to tourists. Some of the few places to visit are Kaylana Lake, Ghanta Ghar, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. The place is brooding hot in summers and utterly cold in winters. The best time for desert safari in Jodhpur is from December to February.

Route – The region is assessable by both train and airways. The nearest airport is Jodhpur airport.

Nubra Valley, Leh Ladak –

The place is 1000 feet above sea level. The towering and barren mountains Leh Ladak desert and plateau have an enchanting effect on the travellers. The climate is dry and cool here and the summers are pleasantly beautiful while the winters are harsh as the temperature drops below freezing point bringing extreme hardship to the people of the valley. The monasteries of Diskit and Ensa are beloved tourist destination during desert safari.

Route – The difficult terrain of Leh Ladak is only assessable by land route through famous Khardung La Mountain Pass.

Jaiselmer, Rajasthan –

The desert of Jaiselmer offers an enduring desert safari experience. The city is nicknamed as Golden city due to the colour of glittering sand. Desert safari in this part of Thar Desert various activities like camel safari, jeep safari, musical evening and Rajasthani mujra. The place has interesting tourist spots to explore including Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Karni Mata Temple, and Ganga Singh Museum. The best time to visit is between December to February.

Route – Bikaner has well laid railway network and one can reach Bikaner railway station from any part of the country.

Desert Safari


Desert safari is a challenging sport.

  • Desert safari is little bumpy so avoid drinking too much water and have light food.
  • Carry and wear your sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
  • Wear light and loose clothes and also make sure that you carry a light jacket along with you as the temperature at night drops rapidly in desert.
  • Wear flip-flop or open toed shoes to remove sand that gets into your footwear.
  • Carry your camera to click the amazing sights that the desert safari might offer.
  • There are variety of Flora and Fauna living in the deserts adding charm to the desert safari.
  • Follow the instructions of your guide very carefully and make sure you take the maximum from the moment.
  • The night sky in deserts is pristine and it refreshes you with the amazing view of constellations.
  • The ultimate goal is to enjoy and savour the maximum from the extreme temperature and climate of desert.

It is time to be removed from the glitz and glam of the world and enjoy the tranquil environment of the deserts. We are very lucky to be living in a country which is gifted with both hot and cold desert. So pack your bags and nurture the adventurer in you while rejoicing desert safari. Thus I would like to quote few words of Caroline Naoroji, “Keep bubbling over with abundant joy, peace and love. You may be the only well-watered oasis for someone going through a desert in their lives.”