Sand Dunes Safari

Sand Dunes Safari

  • Bikaner
  • Rajasthan
  • India

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Sand Dunes Safari, Bikaner Overview

Everyone must have studied about the Thar Desert in their school geography books but a very few lucky of you have got the chance of experiencing the majestic sand dunes personally, right? If you are planning a visit to Bikaner, let me tell you that it is a perfect place for doing desert safaris, in the middle of the desert! Bikaner has a magical dessert to offer an unforgettable and unique experience for its tourists.

You can enjoy any desirable sand dunes safari, Bikaner for a half or full-day. It is a great way to explore the environment of this majestic city.


Why desert safari?


Desert safaris are a great way to experience the excitement of overpassing the sand dunes under the sunlight but also enjoy the pleasure of camping on the desert under the starry night. You can make desert safaris riding on a camel or jeep, both will offer good memories to be cherished for a long time.


Things to do:


• Camel Safari:


Camel safari on the sand dunes of Bikaner is a great way of enjoyment and exploring its culture. Camels are an inseparable part of the lifestyle and honorable society of this city. Only riding on the back of a camel you can experience the unique bond between this desert animal and you! Riding on its back, when the camel walks through the silky sand dunes, the bond it shares with you will be recalled with tenderness in your mind. An inexperienced ride can experience you some funny knocks and tumbles but it is not be missed in a desert safari in Bikaner. Camel safaris can last for long long hours with village stops, amusement with dances and Rajasthani songs, and of course Rajasthani food.

• Jeep Safari


To be concluded with jeep safaris – it is the most cosmopolitan way of experiencing the sand dunes of the Thar desert. It is thrilling too. The tires of the jeep fly over the sand dunes and they are at the highest speed through the empty desert roads. Similar to camel safaris, jeep safaris also include stopping at the villages and other desired locations to allow the tourists to experience their safaris from local perspectives. Spending a night in the middle of the desert will leave you wondered by realizing the diversity and depth of nature.




Bikaner city has a very gorgeous historical background. Back in 1486, it was founded by the Rajput leader Rao Bikaji. From then onwards, this royal city started attracting people from different parts of the globe with its majestic palaces, temples, and forts.




Definitely, the most popular festival organized here with large excitement is the Camel Festival. It is organized in the month of January every year when the camels are decorated with sporty body arts and funky haircuts, and they are seen racing, dancing and offering sporty smiles! Although the camels look good all through the year this time they are seen with glory.


Best time to visit:


The best time to doing sand dunes safari in Bikaner is from November end to February when the weather remains pleasant and cool here.


How to reach?


• By road: Bikaner is well connected by state and national highways to roam inside the city or outside. It is 449 km away from Delhi and can be reached via NH 11. Jaipur is at 331 km distance from Bikaner.

• By railways: though this city has limited rail connectivity, though it is reachable from the cities of Kolkata, Jaipur, Delhi, and Allahabad.

• By air: the nearest airport is Jodhpur which is 234 km away from the city. The next nearest airport is Jaipur, 331 km away from Bikaner.


Tips for visiting:


During your sand dunes safari, Bikaner, never forget to carry water bottles, sunglasses, and hats.

So, what are you waiting for? A magnificent desert experience is waiting for you in this beautiful city of Rajasthan that continues to hold its majestic splendor of the past. Apart from enjoying desert safaris on the Thar Desert, you will also love staying at the imperial heritage hotels which were previously royal palaces in their golden eras! The grand mealtimes will tempt you to extend your stay a bit further!

Plan your trip soon!



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