From what should I start?
Firstly, you should go to Jaisalmer city. You can get there by flight, train or bus. There are not many things to do, a worthy place to see is Jaisalmer fort. So, 2-4 days will be enough to stay.
You can find there a lot of good hotels for 2$ per night for the room. We can strongly recommend Blue Eye Hostel. They have really clean rooms compared with the european level. Moreover, they agreed to store our backpacks in their hotel while we were in the desert for free 🙏.
Also, if you want to have a tasty meal for a reasonable price go to Thakur Ji Restaurant.
I am in the Jaisalmer city. What next?
There are a lot of different companies that provide tours in the desert. Just walk around and choose a suitable option for you. Moreover, almost all hotels propose safari tours. It is no need to book in advance. Price for a tour about 2000 INR (27$) and more for 1 full day per person.
Of course, we’ve decided to save money and found an option on the Thrillophilia website full package 1 day-night tour for 980 INR (13$) per person. Thus, if you want to save money, it could be a good variant 👌.
Most camps are situated in Sam Sand Dunes, it is 40 kilometers from the Jaisalmer city. Transfer to that place is about 2500 INR (33$) both sides. Obviously that we found out how to save money in this case as well 🤓. We rented the bike for the whole day. Price 400 INR (5$) + 250 INR (3$) petrol full tank. We took a bike here. If you plan to take it there, please emphasize to the owner that you take a bike for 24 hours, not till the evening ⚠️.
What should I expect from camel safari in the desert?
Needless to say that everyone has own experience, different tour packages. So, I can only share how it was with us.
We came at about 12 a.m. to the camp. We were given cold beverages and sent to our luxury tent. The tent was really impressive and had all the facilities.
At 5 p.m. we went to the camel ride in the desert. It took about 1.5 hours, we could walk there and made a lot of pictures. Also, there were a lot of other tourists on the jeeps safari and dancing women💃💃 who will dance for you folk dance directly in the middle of the desert 🥳. Now I understand what money power means 😎💪.
At 7 p.m. the folk show was started. Musicians played Rajasthan folk songs and a woman was dancing during this. It was a nice performance to see. During the show, we drink masala tea and had some snakes. After that was a disco for Indian music where anyone can relax🌟
The next day, early in the morning, we went to explore in the desert 🏜️ by ourselves. That was a beautiful time.
It is a matter of choice and taste what tour to take. There are thousands of tour proposals in Jaisalmer. Do not worry, whatever tour you will take, the dessert will be the same 😉. So my advice is just to relax 🧘♀️🧘♂️ and absorb this atmosphere around you.
I would recommend going by bike 🏍️. Besides a good price, it adds the spirit of adventures. You can be more involved and conscious and, of course, fully enjoy your experience.
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