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5 Exotic yet Affordable Desert Getaways for a Family Holiday

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The next time you decide to take your family for a vacation, try one of these 5 exotic desert getaways as recommended by HolidayIQ travelers.

1. Jaisalmer

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shubham Bangad adds, “Sam sand dunes, just 45 km away from Jaisalmer is a worthy place. The sand layers and heaps all over the land -really fantastic. The camel rides, traditional dances, folk dances, small tea shops and Jeep safari are really enjoyable things there. This place can't be seen in any other part of the country. The people over here live a very good life. The only problem here is the working people always ask for extra money. So try to avoid such problems or if encountered, just raise your voice a bit. The place is enjoyable and the sunset is very beautiful. Jeep rides are fabulous. Camel rides are, as usual, normal. Night stays are dangerous here. They provide us with tents but even then it is dangerous and very cold.” Read Full Review

2. Jodhpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nitish Varshney says, “One of the main attractions of this place is its animals. There are hundreds of wild boars, monkeys, dogs and cows outside the temple fed by the locals. Climb to the top of the rock roof and enjoy the surrounding view of beautiful rocks and the Kaylana Lake. From the top of the cave, one can enjoy the phenomenal sunset view in the evenings. If you ever think of visiting this fabulous cave temple, ensure there is "No photo outside the cave! No shoes inside the cave! " "BHIM BHADAK" is situated on Jodhpur Jaisalmer road and easily reachable by any of the transport means in the city. It is just 2 km away from the famous Kaylana Lake and 9 km away from the King of Forts – Mehrangarh.”  Read Full Review

3. Bikaner

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vivek Sharma adds, “Bikaner is the fifth largest city of Rajasthan. The city is located in the heart of the Thar desert. While approaching it via Jaipur or Delhi, one can see sand dunes on both sides of roads. Winters are the best season to visit not only Bikaner but most of the parts of Rajasthan. When you walk on the sand dunes barefoot early in the morning or late in evening, it gives immense peace and pleasure that one can't describe in words. The places of interest in Bikaner are: Junagarh Fort (must visit): 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Lalgarh Palace Camel breeding farm Pracheen (Old) Museum Gajner Palace (must visit): This is also called Jewel of Bikaner because it is located on the bank of a lake and surrounded by greenery. Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok (must visit): 30 km from Bikaner towards Jodhpur.”  Read Full Review

4. Pushkar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vivek Sharma adds, “A city of temples and lakes. It is famous mainly because of Lord Brahma's Temple and Pushkar cattle fare. Pushkar cattle fare, which is executed for 5 days on every Navami to Purnima (9th day to full moon) of Karthik month (Oct or Nov) as per lunar calendar, is a must visit. Thousands of animals, mainly camel, are there for sale and purchase. Pushkar Lake is one of the most sacred lakes where many of the saints and pilgrims take a holy dip. Advise: Pushkar cattle fare is a must visit if you are planning your trip at the start of winter. Just inquire and visit.”  Read Full Review

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5. Barmer

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Aneri Shah shares, “Barmer was a part of the plan when we decided to drive to Jaisalmer and needed a halt in between. Barmer is a small town- a town where we stayed in the Rishab Club and Resort. The resort is very good in terms of hospitality, ambiance, room, service, and food. It is a palace hotel. In Barmer, we went to Kiradu temples which are about 30 km away. I have also heard of Mahabar sand dunes. The thing I missed out on is that Barmer has a railway station about 80 - 90 km away from where you can see the Indo-Pak border.” Read Full Review

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