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7 Escapes Among Dunes to Pause the Clock and Refresh

7 Escapes Among Dunes to Pause the Clock and Refresh

Take time off the routine of work and family and treat yourself to the holiday you deserve. Desert getaways in India are a collage of culture, food and history - presenting the perfect chance for spending a weekend in relaxation and contemplation. HolidayIQ travelers present the 7 best options you have.

1. Jaisalmer

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Asraf says, “Feel the THAR desert- The land of Golden Sand...In a word, it's beautiful, picturesque, a largesand dunes without any vegetation at Sam Village - land of golden colour fine and supreme quality Sand.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Dasgupta adds, “Our journey start early for Sam sand dunes. Book your stay in the desert well in advance. Distance is about 60 kms roughly an hrs journey. Enjoy the sunrise, sunset, the campfire, traditional folk, music and dance. And of course Rajasthani traditional food. Do not forget the Camel and Jeep Safaris, it's once in a lifetime experience. ”

2. Bhuj

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Prashanth Dsouza shares, “Will leave your mind comfortably Numb...We saw this place at sunrise, then at sunset and finally on a full moon night. Each of the experience is unique and awe inspiring. ...he first time we went was during the sunset on a camel cart ride. This is actually a true way to experience the traditional mode of travel on the ship of the desert. We were dropped just at the edge of the white salt desert.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Urvesh Bhatt shares, “Simply mind blowing place We had visited the great Rann of Kutch...The huge landscape, shiny White Salt and really very massive place.”

3. Pushkar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Mandeep Singh adds, “Amazing destination with nice food to offer the travellers Pushkar provides the best Aravalli has to offer....Rajasthani culture at its best. ... if you are a foodie all cuisines ranging from punjabi to italian are available here and that too at affordable prices with authentic taste....And the one not to miss is the famous Maalpua opposite to Gau ghat. ...Desert Safari and Camping is another activity which can keep you busy there. Pushkar qualifies for a perfect destination if you want a break and good food with positive vibes around.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajat Chandani says, “ There is a small point inside the temple, where you can just sit andrelax, see the life go on down the mountain. You can even go further above on the mountain, which is an awesome experience.”

4. Jodhpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sarbajit Ghosh shares, “A great place to visit-Jodhpur Jodhpur, the gateway todesert, is an old city, having historical background. ...Especially the Meherangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Balsamand Lake are the must-visit places.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samarth Sharma says, “Awesome Fort that reveals great history ...Must visit. Reveals great history and Rajasthan culture. Go for the guided tour. People can use lifts also. Enjoy the luxury. Great view of the city from top. Take leisure time and don't be in hurry. You can visit Jaswant Thada which is also nearby great attraction.”

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5. Bikaner

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vivek Sharma says, “Bikaner is the fifth largest city of Rajasthan. The city is located in heart of the Thar desert. ...Karni mata temple is famous because of two reasons. One Karni mata said to be the reason of establishment of Bikaner city and other is the quantity of rats inside the temple. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Traveler InMe shares, “Ship of the desert - Camel ...This place houses a museum on camels, camels of different breeds - both adult and calves, camel ride, camel milk products and leather/hair products besides the research centre. More of an educational destination with some fun thrown in for those who take interest in animals. ”

6. Kuldhara

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HolidayIQ reviewer Anushweta says, "Kuldhara is a supposedly a haunted village where one surely feels the sadness of once lively town with barren roads and devastated surroundings. Although not sure if it really is haunted or not but one can surely feel the negativity in the air." 

HolidayIQ reviewer Suhani says, "A village known as Kuldhara Village about 20 kms from Jaisalmer is an abandoned and cursed village and it has a story to tell. About 200 years ago, Kuldhara was the home to Paludal Brahmins. During that time, Salim Singh was the Diwan of Jaisalmer who was known for dissipation. He set eyes on the beautiful daughter of the chief of the village. He was so adamant in having her that he warned every villagers if they didn't give him the girl he will burdened them with heavy taxes. Brahmins were very staunch towards their principles. Fearing the Salim Singh, instead of giving their daughter, the villagers left their homes and their belongings and ran away to a place which no one knows till date. But before leaving, they cursed the place- that no one would be able to live there again."

7. Bundi

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HolidayIQ reviewerTraveller Inme says, "In ancient times Bundi and its surrounding places was inhabited by many local tribes, of which the Meena tribe was the most prominent... Explore Bundi The city retains its old world charm, simplicity and slow pace. Narrow lanes, blue houses, colorful turbans and bright attires of women adding splashes of colors here and there. It is a less visited place by the domestic tourists (unlike to a few predictable places of Rajasthan) though quite popular with the foreign tourists."

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