escape - deserts in India

The Thar desert in Rajasthan covers a huge area to the east of Pakistan. Wild camels and nomadic Lamani tribes roam the desert dunes which are punctuated by small villages appearing suddenly from the shimmering landscape. The area is famous for the colourful fabrics worn by local women and exported all over the world, and its vast elaborate forts and palaces once inhabited by the maharajas and maharanis of the Rajput era.

You could visit the lake city of Udaipur once known as the ‘venice of the east’; Jodphur with its famous blue city and Meherangarh fort; the bustling capital Jaipur; or you could try a camel safari from the enchanting Jaisalmere and far into the dunes beyond. Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations mainly because it encapsulates many of the outside world’s expectations of Indian culture and heritage, but also due to it’s proximity to Delhi and Agra - the home of the Taj Mahal.


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