A hill of sand created by the Eolian (wind related) processes, that's what Sand Dunes actually are. The accumulation of windblown sand marks is the beginning of one of nature's most interesting and beautiful phenomena. Wind and sand created majestic dunes are constant but ever-changing that’s why Indiandiscovery.com has given it name of Dancing Dunes.
The unrelieved ocean of sand constantly changes its appearance at every gentle or strong gush of wind. In fact, the wind is like a pen that sketches and erases figures, shapes and images from the canvass of dunes every next moment. The countless images and figures that keep on emerging and vanishing from the surface of dunes because of the ceaseless activity of the wind charm the tourists immensely.
The remarkable structure and patterns of sand dunes in Rajasthan provide habitats for a variety of life which is marvelously adapted to this unique environment. The Dancing Dunes of Rajasthan have a compelling charm that has the capability of overshadowing the state's extremely famous forts and palaces. It is a reality that many tourists who land in the state with a relatively short period of time prefer visiting the dunes to the indomitable forts and elegant palaces. Such is the fascination among the people for these Dancing Dunes!
The best way to enjoy the dunes is to undertake a camel safari trip. The camel safari trip is well organised and the camel owners are well aware of the changing temperament of the dunes. Tourists can be assured of enjoying the magic of dunes completely in the company of these guides. The dunes are best visited during the months of October to February when the heat is relatively less in the region. Evenings and night are the best time to visit the dunes because at this time the silver rays of moon spread its radiance in the entire region thereby making it glow like an ornament. Adding to the magical charm of the atmosphere are the wonderful folk dance and music performance by the local artists. Overnight camping in the dunes are also possible. No wonder, tourists are thrilled with the entire experience.
Depending upon one's particular situation, these sand dunes can be one of the most incredibly beautiful, thrilling, eerie, treacherous or just plain inhospitable places on earth. 42 kms west of Jaisalmer are proper sand dunes and popular with camel safaris. This Jaisalmer's nearest real Sahara like desert. The sand shimmers under the glow of hot sun highlighting what actually a desert stands for.