Sam Sand Dunes at Jaisalmer
Trip to the Sam sand dunes was the most fascinating part of our 15 days long Rajasthan trip, sort of ‘a dream come true’. Thar Desert of Rajasthan is the seventh largest desert in the world, covering Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer. And to get a feel of the desert sand in my hands and run my fingers over the sand had been a long cherished desire of mine. When we got there, it was miles of sand and sand dunes all around.
I had always wondered: how can the desert sand look golden. And I saw there, I couldn’t believe it, the sand did look golden, reflecting the rays of the setting sun. The patterns on the sand, the undulating sand mounds, and the glittering fine grains of sand all looked magical yet real. The sand dunes, their formation are one of nature’s most interesting and beautiful phenomena.
Beautiful yes, it can be dangerous too if you are caught in the fast blowing winds which cause the shifting sand dunes. There is every possibility of getting lost and disoriented. In such situations only your guide can help you out. Our ears were drilled with plenty of such cautions, yet I wished there would be at least slow winds to witness the gentle flow of sand grains.
The evening winds were still that day. And we saw a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes. As all good things come to an end, that day too ended and I had to bid goodbye to the romantic sand dunes of Jaisalmer.