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Jaisalmer Khuri or Sam Sand Dunes

Discussion in 'Rajasthan' started by MickenNayee, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. MickenNayee

    MickenNayee New Member

    My wife and I are planning a November trip to Jaisalmer and the one thing we want to see and spend time at is the sand dunes. After some research about the sand dunes I am now confused about which sand dunes we should visit khuri or sam sand dunes.
    Sam sand dunes look very dirty from the photos which I have seen full of litter and plastic bottles, is Khuri better in respect to that?

  2. Rider

    Rider New Member

    Khuri is much better place than sam sand dunes, I would highly recommend you going there, and make sure you spend more than a day there.

  3. Pravin

    Pravin New Member

    Do not go for Khuri, service is not as good, Sam Sand Dune provides much better service and experience.
  4. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    The Sam Sand Dunes and the Khuri Dunes are more or less the same when it comes to appearance. There's little vegetation and has amazing views of the desert. They are just about the same distance away from Jaisalmer but on different directions. So when it comes to distance, there's no difference as well.

    The difference lies in the commercialisation aspect. Of course, the Sam Sand Dunes are more popular and touristy. An advantage of visiting the Sam Sand Dunes is that there's plenty of accommodations and other attractions in the area. Public bathrooms are easily accessible as well. Along with that comes the disadvantage of trash, rubbish and crowds.

    The Khuri Dunes are less commercialised and hence, less tourists come here. The advantage is that there's less crowds and the place is more peaceful. It has lesser activities, attractions and accommodations but still, you can find a few here. Public bathrooms might be harder to find here.

    So depending on your interests, you can choose either one. If you like serenity and peace, go for Khuri Dunes. If you like activities and convenience, go for Sam Sand Dunes.

    I hope this helps!
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