We wanted to see the cultural galore of Rajasthan in midst of sand dunes. That’s what took us to Sam dunes for the finale of desert festival – an annual cultural event organized by Government of Rajasthan.
Our guest house at Jaisalmer had arranged for a jeep to take us (along with few other guests) for a day excursion to Sam Dunes.
We both were excited as this was our first trip into the desert. A drive on a metaled road through the stark, vast desert that will take us to the colorful finale venue; the very thought appeared ‘Picture Perfect’.
The day turned out to be even more splendid than what we’ve imagined – ride on jeep’s roof top through the dunes; visit to 200 year old haunted village, surreal sunset, and dazzling folk performances from Rajasthan. While I was trying to click some pictures sitting in back seat of the jeep, our guide recommended – “Photo chaiye to chat par chadh jao (if you want to click photographs, get onto the roof of jeep). I thought he was kidding, and asked him if he’s serious; he nodded and there I got on the roof in the blink of an eye. That feeling was indescribable; sitting on a roof of a jeep running at a speed of 50 kmph in the vast desert, it was one roller coaster ride that too without a safety belt I loved it completely.