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Sam Sand Dunes

Thar Desert | Sam Village , Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer 305001, India
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Ranked #6 of 41 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Sam sand dunes r famous as they r plain without any vegetation..here all u wud see is long stretches of sand n nothing else..dont forget to see d sunset n sunrise(if u can) frm d highest sand dune..camel rides r d best part n its gr8 place for clicking pics...experience walking barefoot on dunes,u will cherish this moment ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was a super Ambience but very cold .. Not good for Kids but still it was so much fun to live in Tents and watch Sunrise and camel safaris

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

They are beautiful. Must visit atleast once! The camel ride and watching the sun set are really worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

After having travelled the rest of Rajasthan before hand it was like I expected. Crowds everywhere - tourists, camels, hawkers - filth, noise - haggling as every camel owner wanted you to go on their camel at a 'special' price. Which usually turned out to be more than quoted once they had you atop the camel! Chaotic chaos! The 'toilets... More

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Middleton, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

In the U.S. a "camel ride" is walking in a circle in a circus tent. In Egypt a "camel ride" involves thousands of tourists and tour buses in the dusty outskirts of big cities. In the Sam Dunes a camel ride is the real thing. Wide open spaces, gorgeous sunsets, gypsies, romantic dunes, little villages where the homes and way... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We'll we planned to visit Sam sand dunes on 31st dec,wanted to bring New Years but good we did not stay back. It's very commercialised n people r very tourist minded. Kids wanted to enjoy camel ride so we did n left for jodhpur as it is not a good option to stay in Sam ,too many drunkards n loud... More

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delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Jaisalmer …also known as golden city…the face of mesmerizing Rajasthan, If few more facilities like Sand scooters ….a working Airport etc add to the city ,a world class desert destination will emerge . The city is not only very beautiful but historic too, A home of beautifully carved Havelis, forts & many more. Once the city was traders specialization as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Be careful of all the camel owners forcing you to get on to their camels or carts. Clearly discuss the price for the entire trip - to the dunes and back. Confirm and re-confirm. They would say Rs50 while going but when you come back they would say they said Rs 50 per person. So be careful, clarify and negotiate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Need to plan in advance to really enjoy a good long ride on the camel. Also did the Jeep Safari in the night which was a good and different experience under the moonlight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Sam Sand Dunes is a unique experience. Must go for it if you are in Jaisalmer. Choose a good operator/vendor. We visited in Mar'14 with KKVyas of KK Resorts. It was a good experience. Dunes are nice during sunset. However save yourselves from vultures (the hawkers & Camel wallahs). Evening Dance/Show is average. Dinner was just average or maybe below... More

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