Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Sam Sand Dunes Safari, Parasailing & More - Part 6

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22nd Dec 2016
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Our second day at the dunes had more adventures and activities planned.

We had a light breakfast at the camp, buffet style and a Thar was sent for us.

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1) Thar Desert Safari

An exhilarating experience is what comes to my mind when I recall this.

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Still pictures can't paint the picture unfortunately, but trust me I thought I was gonna die that day!

The drivers who are experienced in riding the dunes, twist and twirl in such a way, that you'd start to feel dizzy!

In the photos you can see Tyre trails left by the Thar.

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A few pits were very steep and I thought the Thar would topple and I'd break my neck! But fortunately so, they knew their stuff.

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2) Parasailing:

Cost: Rs 700/- Per Person (Not included in booking package)

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Again, a mind blowing experience as the Thar thrusts into full power and you get pulled away mid air.

I even recorded a selfie video during my flight. I would be sharing the link soon over here.

They might claim it's a 10-12 minute flight, but in actual it's more like 1.5 to 2 minutes.

Yes, you read that right. Full precautions and safety checks are made in pre-flight check measures, by the expert.

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3) Camel Safari:

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4) Camel Cart Safari:

Cost: Rs 500 for 8 people (Can be negotiated)

As a family we wanted to travel further into the desert hence we booked a camel cart safari. The guy rode us to some "national park" area and also showed us the border (decades back the border was shorter he said)

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We came back just in time to see the sun go down. The shutterbug in me sprung into action and I shot some great pictures.

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5) Kalbeliya Dance and Folklore:

Although we had seen the performance the night before it didn't hurt to see it again.

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We enjoyed pakoras and chai, which was served to us.

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This concluded our 2nd day in the desert and the 6th day of our journey!

I hope you enjoyed the short stories and the associated pics as well. The final day, we planned to see India-Pakistan border. Do read on for the final part.

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