Jaisalmer is nicknamed as “The golden city”, which is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is located 575 km from the west of the capital city Jaipur. The town, Jaisalmer stands on the yellowish sandstone and is crowded by ancient Jaisalmer fort. The fort contains a royal palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the temples and the houses of the fort and the town are finely built of sculptured sandstone. The town, Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the thar desert which is also called as the great Indian desert. Population of the town is 78,000, including the residents of the fort. Town was the administrative headquarters of Jaisalmer district. The town, Jaisalmer was once the capital of Jaisalmer state.

The Desert festival of Jaisalmer is the most interesting and famous cultural and colorful event of Rajasthan. Camel races, turban- tying and Mr. desert types of competitions are organized. February is the month when the festival is always celebrated. It showcases the folk songs and dance of Rajasthan. This festival attracts many foreign tourists. The main attraction of the festival is gair and fire dancers. The best time to visit Jaisalmer is in February and you will be able to witness performing arts like kalbelia dance, folk songs and music.

In Jaisalmer, sand dunes are areas where 90% of desert camps resorts are located. There are Sam and Khuri, Sam being more popular than Khuri. 

Both Khuri and Sam are more or less the same in appearance. Both of them has a little vegetation. Sam is more popular and commercial and it is more crowded than Khuri. On the other hand, Khuri is less crowded.

5 best desert camps in Jaisalmer are as follows:


LOCATION: Sam Jaisalmer

COST: ₹2,000 – ₹2,500

Rajputana desert camp is a good deal for this amount of money which is ₹2,000 – ₹2,500 per night, this fare includes delicious dinner, refreshing breakfast, tent, the desert safari, and a tour with a camel as well as a musical program at night. Rajputana desert camp offers special accommodation for people who love adventure. The site is away from the busy streets of city life and all the chaotic moments of one’s life. The camp has 30 camps which are well designed.


           LOCATION: Sam Jaisalmer

           COST: ₹3,200 – ₹4,500

Dangri desert safari camp is the 2017 TripAdvisor award-winning desert camp resort This desert camp was started in 2002 as a resort in Jaisalmer, which offers 45 Swiss tents with a beautiful interior and it is owned by an Ahmedabad-based hospitality firm called DDS holidays. A team of in-house staff waits for people to serve them. The price for this camp starts from ₹3,200 to ₹4,500 on weekends and on high season dates. Dangri desert safari camps and resorts have a free parking facility. 


          LOCATION: Kanoi Jaisalmer

        COST: ₹9,000 – ₹10,000

This camp is located in Kanoi, which is just 4 km from Sam and Dunes. One can book AC luxury camp or air cool luxury camp for ₹9,000 -₹10,000 per night. Nearby attractions include Queen Harish which is 5.6 km away from the camp and the other one is Sam Sand Dunes which is 5 km away from the camp.


LOCATION: Bherwa Jaisalmer

COST: ₹20,000+ per night

This camp is in the list of best luxurious camps in Jaisalmer. The Serai Camp from Sajjan luxury , the best luxury camp resort. The camp is 55 km west from the Jaisalmer city and 100 km away from Sam and Dunes. A one night stay in the resort will cost up-to ₹ 20,000 and in the high season it will cost up-to ₹55,000 per night. The services which we get in this camp are services like pool, spa , private pool, fine- delicious dining, drinks and more.


LOCATION: Sam Jaisalmer

COST: ₹5,000 per night

This camp is the 4th best in Jaisalmer. Jain empire is a luxurious desert camp which offers the best camping experience in Jaisalmer. The resort also provides authentic veg restaurants in the Sam Sand dunes area. People can book their tickets for swiss maharaja tickets for ₹5,000 discount . It includes all facilities like camel safari, jeep safari, two main meals, snacks and a cultural dance program. 

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