Planning A Winter Safari In Jaisalmer Sand Dunes? Here’s How To Plan It

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by Sanjana Shenoy
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Rajasthan guarantees memorable trips that you’d cherish for a lifetime. With the iconic camel safari in Jaisalmer, forget pocketful you’d have a bucketful of the most beautiful memories. A camel safari in the deserts of Jaisalmer is two day, one-night stay. Expect to explore the sand dunes of Jaisalmer on a camelback, stay in a cosy tent and devour authentic Rajasthani food. The best time to go on a camel safari to Jaisalmer would be during the months from October to February. Well, read on to know how you can plan a winter safari.

1. List Down Your Priorities For The Safari To Make The Right Choice

Firstly, you need to list down your priorities for the winter safari. Desert safaris in Jaisalmer consists of camel safari and jeep safari. Usually, you can go on a 15-minute camel ride in the sand dunes and then pay extra to explore the further ends of the desert. Adventure junkies can opt for the jeep safari where you can glide through the sands on an open jeep It’s almost like going on a roller coaster ride. But this isn’t suitable for all age groups like the elderly, young kids and people suffering from neck or spinal issues. So, depending on your budget and convenience you can make a decision that’s best suitable for you.

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2. Choose The Right Safari By Getting Recommendations From Locals

While we often tend to make travel decisions based on experiences and reviews written by tourists, we suggest you get information straight from the horse’s mouth. Yes, consult a local while planning a desert safari in Jaisalmer. Instead of word of mouth from tourists, you can visit or call a tour operator’s office for valuable suggestions. For example, Thar Desert has Khuri and Sam villages that are best known for desert safaris and overnight camping. While the former is known for offering a rustic experience, the latter is famous for swanky tents and accommodations. It’s wise to get an in-depth perspective from a local.

 

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3. Carry Desert Appropriate Clothes

Deserts are known to have extreme climates. While it gets scorchingly hot in the desert during the day, the nights are chilly. So, when planning a winter safari to Jaisalmer, ensure you carry light cotton clothes, sunscreen with UV protection, cotton scarves and caps during the day. For the nighttime, carry woollen sweaters, jackets, socks, and everything that would keep you warm and cosy. Don’t forget to carry sunglasses, as it prevents the dust from entering your eyes.

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4. Opt For An Accommodation That Fulfils Your Travel Desires

Whether you’ve always dreamt of sharing a tent with your bae, or sleeping under the stars with your gang, opt for accommodation that fulfils your travel desires. Desert safaris in Jaisalmer offer you both experiences, luxury and rustic tents, and cots right under the stars. With night-time temperatures dropping, you’d be equipped with heavy blankets so nothing stops you from spotting shooting stars.

 

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5. Food & Essentials To Be Kept In Mind

When it comes to food, you need to inform the cooks about your food preferences beforehand. Do let them know about any allergens and your style of cuisine. When in Rajasthan, don’t miss out on the chance to gorge on authentic hot, freshly prepared Rajasthani food. For essentials carry an insect repellent, hand sanitiser, toilet paper, portable phone charger and waterproof cover for your camera.

Well, these are some of the things you must keep in mind when you plan to go on a desert safari to Jaisalmer. We hope you have a wonderful time!

 

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