Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunset at Sam

After covering all the areas in Jaisalmer we moved out to outskirts of Jaisalmer. Sam village is on the edge of the Desert National Park. One of the most popular excursions is to the sand dunes on the edge of the park, 42 km from Jaisalmer along a very good sealed road.

It is best to be here at sunrise or sunset, and many camel safaris spend a night at the dunes. Just before the sunset jeep carrying loads of day-trippers arrive from Jaisalmer to be chased across the sands by tenacious camel owners. Despite of the tourist hype, it is still quite a magical place, and it is possible to frame pictures of solitary camels against lonely dunes. The desert dung beetles are fascinating to watch.
From Jaisalmer we traveled to Jodhpur, blue city.
Distance: Jaisalmer ---> Jodhpur 285 kms

P.S: December is the month when lot of tourists land in Rajasthan. So if you really want all the arrangements to be done properly this has to be done before October end.

36 comments:

sandeep said...

is this a new article or older one edited? the date says december 24, 2008, but i've not seen this article before and it showed up in my feed reader :)

anyways, glad i checked it out. informative writeup as usual

joo said...

It's awesome!

pranksygang said...

thats nice shot! the sun looks amazing! its like a huge ball hanging in the sky!

Delwyn said...

Hello Rajesh

what causes the line across the moon?

Happy days

Prospero said...

Nice sky color. Looks like it was hot, too.

Rajesh said...

Sandeep: Thanks. I am glad you spotted it right. I had missed to post it earlier as part of Jaisalmer. I will be soon completing my Rajasthan trip. I shall post new trip soon.

Joo: Thanks for appreciation.

Delwyn: Thanks. It was a cloudy day at the time of sunset. It is a cloud across the Sun.

Prospero: Thanks for appreciation. It was in the month of November and it is cold then.

Regina said...

Amazing. That's a great one.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Sand dunes are to me the essence of the desert's beauty.

Laurie said...

It looks like a beautiful place. Great view.

Anna said...

Wow beautiful view. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Rajesh said...

Regina: Thanks for the appreciation.

Sucharita: Thanks, very true.

Laurie: Thank you.

Anna: Thanks for the appreciation.

J Bar said...

That's a fantastic sunset shot.
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Sylvia K said...

A beautiful, incredible shot, Rajesh! Love the line across the moon! It's a very mystical looking capture!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Lorac said...

Very nice shot of the moon in this!

luna miranda said...

what a dreamy photo, and yes, magical.

JyotiAjay said...

beautiful snap

Joops said...

Lovely moon shot!

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Mridula said...

Beautiful shot!

Al said...

Amazing shot. It captures the mood perfectly.

Lakshmi said...

what a picture..been wantg to go there..maybe next year

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photo! Happy skywatching.

NovaS said...

looks like your in a paradise... love your shot...

Nisha said...

Oh that sun looks great !

Rajesh said...

Thanks for the appreciation. It is sunset covered by the clouds.

Catherine said...

beautiful photo here - quite lovely

PS the Pratsie said...

nice capture ! sliced sun looks good ;)

Hazel said...

Dessert Moon!? It reminds me of the song itself. It's playing right now in my head, and it's fun while observing your shot :)

eileeninmd said...

Great capture.

LadyFi said...

Wow - that is a magical and dreamy shost!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for the appreciation.

Pierre said...

Thanks for sharing this great capture! Perhaps you may care to also contribute to the travel community at trivago?

my said...

a beautiful place to be at

George said...

What a marvelous photo of the sun. The sand dunes must be wonderful to see.

Kcalpesh said...

The sunset / sunsrise at Jaisalmer is really stunning! Spectacular shots!

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Purba said...

Lovely shot. Went to Sam Dunes last December. Found them disappointing.

sushmitha said...

Lovely capture :) Thanks for sharing on this place. Only now I came to know about such place.