The sheer magic and brilliance of the Thar desert | Jaisalmer, India

The desert town of Jaisalmer, in the Rajasthan state of India, will once you have visited, be forever etched in your heart.

It is one of India’s destinations that offers an unforgettable and enchanting experience whereby you can witness the rustic and rural desert life of this diverse country.

It is located just 30kms from Pakistan's border, which means that getting there is quite the journey, 18 hours by train from Delhi to be precise.

But, having visited there myself, I can assure you that it is worth every minute of the gruelling journey.

Camelback Safaris

The camelback safaris through the rippling, windswept golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert are the town’s most beloved activity.

If you really want to go off the beaten path and have a rustic experience, then opt to spending a night under the canopy of stars.

You can choose between a simple outdoor camp, whereby you will sleep on customized bedrolls, or if you are a luxury lover, spend the night in one of the many luxury tented camps available that will make you feel like you’re glamping with the Royals.

The Thar Desert

The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is one of 18 of the worlds largest deserts. It spans an area of 200,000 km2 and forms a natural border between