Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful and culturally blessed states in India. Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer is known as the ‘Golden City’ and is located near the majestic Thar desert. Every year, the state celebrates the Jaisalmer Desert Festival in the golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert. The 3-day festival will begin on February 3 and end on February 5 this year as it celebrates its 44th edition. If you are planning to visit this festival, here are 10 things to do at the festival.
Things To Do At The Jaisalmer Desert Festival
1. Camel Safari
Camel Safari helps you explore the golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Jaisalmer. One of the best things about this safari is watching one of the most beautiful sunsets behind the dunes.
Parasailing enables you to glide through the air while admiring the mesmerising magnificence of the desert from a bird’s-eye perspective. It is one of the most well-liked adventure sports in Jaisalmer.
3. Motor Paragliding
Motor Paragliding or paramotoring is one of the must-do things when you visit the Jaisalmer Desert Festival. Your gliding in the sky will be controlled by the pilot so that you get to experience the best views of the desert.
4. Helicopter Ride
You must have seen actors on helicopters as they make a grand entrance in the movie. Well, you can feel the same and explore the beautiful sand dunes of Jaisalmer by helicopter. It is one of the most amazing experiences as you get a bird’s-eye view of the majestic desert.
5. Adventure Rides On Quad Bikes
You can drive a quad bike across the ups and downs of the sand dunes. You will be guided by the experts throughout as you go quad biking. This is one of the most adventurous ways to witness the beauty of the golden desert.
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6. 4×4 Jeep Rides
How about enjoying a bumpy ride in an open jeep in the Thar desert? Sounds interesting? Well, it’s a lot of fun. A trained jeep driver will take you on an amazing ride over the golden sand dunes. They are generally 4×4 Jeeps that help you enjoy the ride better.
7. Dune Bashing
If you think dune bashing is done only in Arab countries, you need to experience it here in Jaisalmer. Dune bashing is a kind of off-roading done in the deserts. The trained driver drives through the ups and downs of the sand at varying speeds.
8. Dine On The Dunes
How about a lovely date on the dunes? Yes, you can comfortably sit and dine right on the golden dunes with your loved ones in the most beautiful settings when you visit the Jaisalmer Desert Festival.
9. Drive To Tanot Mata Mandir
The drive to this beautiful temple near the border is a scenic drive that you should not miss. The drive is on the open grounds, also known as “ranns,” where one can witness the land meeting the skyline in the most enchanting manner.
10. Overnight Safari
Jaisalmer’s wild landscape can be best explored with an overnight desert safari. You can camp under a clear sky with twinkling stars. Witnessing sunrise and sunset right from the desert is a view you will surely remember for a lifetime.
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