“You would be camping in the Thar desert for the night,” said the manager of the guest house when I asked him about the camel safari in the Thar desert in Jaisalmer. I enrolled for camping as the thought of stargazing in the night was too tempting to resist. I joined a group of 7 to 8 people later and we started off in the afternoon.
The hot weather didn’t dampen our spirits. These people had already met the last night in another guest house and I was the newbie in the gang. We began chatting as we left Jaisalmer city and the jeep safari in Jaisalmer to the Thar Desert National Park had begun.
Where is the Thar Desert? And Why You Should Visit?
The Thar Desert is world’s 18th largest desert and the biggest desert in India. It is spread across 5 states in India in the north to the west, with a majority of the area lying in Rajasthan, where the Thar Desert National Park is located in Jaisalmer. Apart from forming a natural border with neighboring Pakistan, the Thar desert is one of the top places to visit in Jaisalmer. Being the main part of Jaisalmer tourism are the camel safari and the Thar desert camp experiences. Now, read further to know more.
It was a fun ride, and the terrain changed dramatically as we entered the desert area. Vegetation was sparse, it suddenly felt hotter, and on either side of the road was a vast stretch of land that was dominated by just two shades of brown – dark and the light, and some green.
We stopped to take some photographs. This was my first time in a desert and a landscape with not many things was something new to me.