Khuri Sand Dunes
#18 of 19 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
Distance (From Jaisalmer): 47 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 6 Hours
Place Location: Near Khuri Village
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 47 km from Jaisalmer, the Khuri Sand Dunes are located very close to the Khuri village in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. It is just on the fringes of Thar Desert. The immense natural beauty makes these sand dunes are one of the popular places to experience desert camping in Jaisalmer.
Khuri is the lesser known yet more beautiful sand dunes compared to the popular Sam Sand Dunes. It is the ideal place to enjoy the serene desert experience. The Khuri Dunes appeals tourists with its vast sea of sand. Development of tourist facilities is slow as the region still remains unexplored. Only a wonderful little village of mud and straw huts exist here.
Renowned for sand dunes, Khuri is an ideal place for camel safari. The dunes are best visited during the months of October to February when the heat is relatively less in the region. The sand dunes offer the majestic views of mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. Camping in the Khuri Sand Dunes is also a popular proposition for tourists. During camping in the dunes, bonfires and local folk dances are also arranged.
The surrounding places of Khuri Sand Dunes also offer a picturesque sight. The thatched clay huts with the straw roofs will often draw visitor's attention. There is also a local market in this place. Another great attraction of the place is the martial art of Bhatti Rajput. One can also see the beautiful Mandana pattern of art at Khuri village. This art form mainly consists of figures of animals and bird. They are mainly done in white lime paste and adorn the mud floors and walls of the shelters.