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Sam Sand Dunes

Thar Desert Mob-9784383319, Jaisalmer 305001, India
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Ranked #6 of 42 Attractions in Jaisalmer
Type: Geologic Formations
Owner description: Sam Sand Dunes are situated at a distance of approximately 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, these sand dunes... more » Owner description: Sam Sand Dunes are situated at a distance of approximately 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, these sand dunes are amongst the most famous ones in Rajasthan. Radiating laid-back vibes, Sam Sand Dunes, near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan totally enchant you with their fascinating sights. These 3km long, 1km wide and almost half a kilometer high sand dunes keep on shifting on a permanent basis. The area of the Rajasthan Sam Sand Dunes supports absolutely no plant life. The whirling air currents of this area match with those of the sandstorms in the Sahara. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We spent an hour at sunset for a rather short ride on the camels on the dunes. The camel rides are a "switch and bait" technique that would put investment bankers to shame - the owners start with offering a ride to "sunset point" for a few hundred rupees. A few hundred meters into the ride, they point to a... More

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Jammu and Kashmir, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Sam sand dunes are about 45 kms away from Jaisalmer city and definitely deserves a visit if you are in Jaisalmer, Ideal is to stay a night in Jaisalmer and one night in Swiss tent accomodation in Sam Sand Dunes. Definitely go to experience the desert in its vastness.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A visit to sam dunes will be a fantastic experience for those who have not seen the desert. Walking through the sands could be a pleasure. However, most of the people offering package tours fleece you. Though you may be ordering your package through your hotel, the hotel may renege responsibility saying that the tours are operated by someone else.... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is why we came to Jisalmer in the first place...right? Experience the desert! Jasialmer will be absolutely incomplete without a visit to the dunes. If you are not comfortable riding a came (like me), opt for a Jeep or Scorpio...but definitely visit it...especially at sun set or sun rise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Amazing place but if you plan to spend a night there don't go in July, is nothing there ;) You can always take the desert night organized by the Shahi Palace staff, very good plan trip offered with really kind and serious people!

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wow is the only which explain this. Very less Crowd. Safari on Camels and Dinner at Capes with Dance and Music. We sit on Sand .Play and click amazing pics there.

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The desert sand dunes are a must see both with a jeep ride and camel , however we faced a very bad accident when the camel cart slipped in the sands and it was all over my wife's knee. We were saved from a bad accident because the sand was soft else this could have been a near death experience.... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Sam sand dunes, a place where you get peace and have a thar dessert experience. the sand which can not stop in your closed hand and a camel safari will make you happy. just go there and enjoy what you can. sit on camel-cart, participate in camel race and watch a local folk dance. just feel the royalty of rajasthan... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Though the camel ride is a bit costly, but a visit to desert means a must visit to the sam dunes, especially on the twilight hours. The soothing wind and the glamorous sunset makes up for all the money spent. However one should carefully haggle as they charge exorbitantly high rates for the camel safari. Various insects will also add... More

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great place for camel safari, or jeep safari. One needs a good driver and a guide. Esan bhai, jeep driver was a great chap who took us into the dunes. One could however, be disappointed with the commercialization of the whole matter. Deep in the dunes, there are kids selling beer...authorities need to stop that. There are empty bottles... More

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