Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden City of Rajasthan. The name fits in every way as many tourist attractions in Jaisalmer are golden yellow in colour. For instance, the Jaisalmer Fort, the various Havelis and the expansive desert. All these and some other factors make the Jaisalmer desert tour an attractive package.
There are two major deserts in Jaisalmer – Khuri and Sam. Both of these deserts are popular for their sand dunes. As a visitor, you should know which desert to choose for your Jaisalmer tour. So, in this blog, we will try to highlight some of the points that makes your decision easier. Let’s get started!
Khuri has a lot of attractions nearby. For instance, you can visit Kuldhara, Desert National Park, Khaba Fort, etc. Other attractions like the Jaisalmer Fort, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake, etc. are also easily reachable. On the other hand, Sam is nearer to Longewala and Tanot.
Khuri has all the modern amenities and is easily reachable using private vehicle or hired cabs. You can also book a Swiss tent which is a unique stay option available. Khuri is a small village with limited population. So, the region is quite calm and peaceful. Here, the star-studded sky looks enchanting at night time. You can also enjoy relaxed sunrises and sunsets at the spacious open areas in the Khuri resorts. These tented resorts in Khuri have almost all the modern amenities like attached toilet, king-sized beds, AC, Satellite TV, etc. On the other hand, Sam is an extensively populated area with hundreds of hotels and resorts making the region noisy.
Jaisalmer Desert Tour is incomplete without the safaris. Here, you can enjoy a camel safari by riding on a camel’s back. You can go for an adventurous trip in the great Thar Desert in an open jeep safari. You can also enjoy a village safari to experience the lives of the local villagers. If you want to go away from busy city life and experience all these safaris, you should go for Khuri. Sam desert is nearer to the Jaisalmer city hence may not offer a similar experience.
Apart from these, Khuri has lots of options to try the authentic local cuisines. Here, you can buy the locally made, handcrafted clothes and articles for yourself or as souvenirs.
Pansari Resort is one of the best desert camps in Khuri that offers you budget accommodation. The resort is both kids and couple-friendly.