Camping in the Thar Desert – A Night Under The Stars in Jaisalmer

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INTRODUCTION –

Jaisalmer also called “The Golden City”, is the western town of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer’s population is estimated to be 78,000 people. The Jaisal Hill Fort is referred to as Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is regarded as the “Golden City of India” because of its golden sandstone.

Rajasthani cuisine has been influenced by the Rajputs, who are generally non-vegetarians. In Rajasthan, dishes like bikaneri bhujia and dal baati churma are quite popular. 

Foods that can be stored for a long time and do not require reheating are favoured. Non-vegetarian diets were preferred by the Rajputs, whereas vegetarian diets were preferred by the Brahmins, Jains, and others. As a result, the state has a diverse selection of both types of delicacies.

The Ghoomar and Kalbeliya dances from Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, respectively, have achieved international acclaim. Traditional Rajasthani culture includes Bhopa, Chang etc. 

The main draw of the Thar Desert is Jaisalmer, which is known as the desert’s epicentre.

WHY JAISALMER IS FAMOUS?

The utmost thing that Jaisalmer is famous for is Jaisalmer Fort. The historic fort is the centre of attraction for tourists and has a very high influence on Rajasthani culture, The city of Jaisalmer is surrounded by the impressive Jaisalmer fort. The most incredible aspect of this fort is that it is a functioning urban centre. Around 3000 Jaisalmer people live within the fort’s walls. It is elegantly interlaced in little winding pathways, dotted with residences and temples. The temples that are in the fort are like Laxminath Temple and many Jain temples.

Because of its sand, Jaisalmer is known as the ‘Golden City.’ The Thar Desert near Jaisalmer is a popular tourist destination. Travellers may enjoy desert camping, camel safaris, and desert life in addition to visiting the Great Indian Desert, for a similar reason Jaisalmer is one of the most famous cities in the state of Rajasthan.

The Merasi community’s tales are an excellent example of cultural and religious interchange between India And Pakistan. Merapi is a Muslim musical subculture that sings songs about Hindu Gods! They are claimed to be Hindus who converted to Islam. Merasi musicians are an important element of Jaisalmer culture, and their music is revered across the area. The city of Jaisalmer is close to the Indo-Pak border, and there are several cultural contacts between the two countries. 

CAMPING UNDER THE STARS –

Camping is without a doubt one of the finest adventures there is, and open stars camping is regarded to be the best among them. Sleeping beneath the stars, feeling the possible pleasure, and releasing tension are some of the most essential advantages of camping.

Because of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the greatest destinations chosen for a night camping in deserts. The temperature, culture, and environment are other characteristics that are even a plus point for the location.

The availability in Jaisalmer is also not terrible; transportation and other amenities are excellent, and the resorts offered are among the best.

SOME OF THE BEST CAMPS AVAILABLE IN JAISALMER ARE AS FOLLOWS:

WINDS DESERT CAMP: 

Although it is only around 4 kilometres from Sam and located near Kanoi Jaisalmer, it is not considered budget friendly because a night here may cost between RS 10,000 and USD 11,000. But it was well worth it because this camp’s service is considerably greater than any other camp’s.

CHETRAM DESERT CAMP: 

This desert camp, located in northern Jaisalmer, is regarded as one of the greatest among Jaisalmer’s desert camps.

Chetram Desert Camp is located in Sam, just a short walk from the Sam Sand Dunes, and contains 40 campsites and roughly 10 air-conditioned cabins.

This campsite received the highest rating in its category. It’s a low-cost desert camp with per-person fees ranging from RS2,000 to RS2,500.

JAIM EMPIRE RESORT:   

This is a resort that is also a great place to go desert camping. Sam is a town in Jaisalmer that is near the Lakshmana road.

In the Sam dunes area, which is densely inhabited by desert camps, his desert camp is known for offering the greatest vegetarian meals.

The cost of lodging is around 5000 dollars each night, but it is well worth it because of the numerous cultural activities done daily.

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