Sand dunes can be observed amid the arid expanse, spanning across Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Barmer, Bikaner and other Rajasthan towns.
The grandiose and chromatic sand that covers a large area of Rajasthan, offers a breathtaking experience for tourists, especially those who like to embark upon solo expeditions. Through myriad activities, such as desert safaris and camel rides, travellers get an opportunity to explore the 'Great Indian Desert' beyond its tough living conditions. Among the attractions offered by the Thar are its glorious sand dunes, which deserve a tour by every true explorer!
Ride along the sand dunes
Apart from the historical tales which use ancient and medieval architecture as their mouthpiece, the golden sand dunes of Rajasthan are the crowning glory of this state. They are extremely important to maintain the ecology of the Thar Desert, for they act as a natural barrier and a storage reservoir against storms.
Further, they also forge a natural pathway through the desert, apart from being the home of myriad species of flora and fauna. Soaked in tranquillity and enigma, sand dunes can be observed amid the arid expanse spanning across Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Barmer, Bikaner and Pushkar, among other towns of Rajasthan.
A cause for concern
The decreasing percentage of sand dunes on the western side of Rajasthan has raised concerns among ecologists. The main reason for this environmental shift is being traced to an increase in cropland and overgrazing by livestock. Officials from CAZRI (Central Arid Zone Research Institute) have been working on several solutions, such as fencing and planting grass slips, to mitigate the consequences.
A haven away from the humdrum of city life, these sand dune areas provide a juxtaposition between the tough living conditions of the desert and the enigmatic views that it offers. So if you are looking to indulge in an offbeat journey, after the pandemic recedes, then we suggest you make sand dunes the lynchpin of your plans!