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9 Best Camping Spots in Rajasthan | Desert Camping Places

Camping In Rajasthan

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What is the point of visiting Rajasthan if you don’t experience a nomadic life through desert camping? Camping in the Thar Desert is one of the best experiences you will have in your lifetime. Exploring wildlife closely and getting to know more about the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan is one love about. 

Staying in the tents in the middle of the vast desert, watching folk dances, and listening to music around the bonfire is a moment to cherish. Lying under the night sky full of stars is one in a million chances that one can be thrilled and to enjoy such an opportunity, what is the best place than Rajasthan. We have covered quite a few camping places for you to rave in Rajasthan followed by exciting activities and cultural festivals and fairs.

Popular Desert Camping Places In Rajasthan:

Popular Desert Camping Places In Rajasthan

While camping is a dreamlike experience, desert camping in Rajasthan is truly the one to experience. Take a tour in the Thar Desert and experience the gypsy lifestyle. Spend your evenings catching the surreal sunset view on the camelback ride. Take a good night’s sleep under the starry sky amidst the endless silver-lake sand dune. Enjoy the folk music and dance, hear stories from locals, and taste the traditional Rajasthani food by the bonfire.

Below are the list of popular desert camping spots in Rajasthan:

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1. Jodhpur: Camping in Blue City

Camping In Jodhpur

Not so far from the city, bordered by the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the perfect place for desert camping and camel safari in Rajasthan. Explore the endless sand dunes on camelback or a jeep. Spend the evenings with a mesmerizing sunset view while sipping your tea or coffee.

Duration: 2 days and 1 night

Must to do things:

  • Stroll in the streets of a city painted with each hue of blue.
  • Visit temples, ancient palaces and forts, and old Bazaars.
  • Entice yourself with great food, folklore under the moonlit sky by the bonfire amid the desert.
  • Explore the desert through a breathtaking camel safari ride.
Adventure Things to do: Paragliding in Rajasmand, Jodhpur

2. Jaipur: Camping at Sand Dunes

Desert Camping In Jaipur

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Known widely as Pink City, Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. The city is painted with every shade of pink and is extensively infamous for its rich heritage, years of old palaces, forts, and man-made lakes. It is also one of the best places for a tempting desert camping. Book your Desert camping in Jaipur trip from here!

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Must to do things:

  • Ride in a jeep amid the vast Sand dunes for some exciting desert experience.
  • Enjoy your evening on camelback ride watching the sun hiding in the sands.
  • Relish the folk music and dance night along with the traditional food by the bonfire.

Adventure Things to do:

  1. Fly like a free bird while paragliding in Jaipur.
  2. Smooth hot-air-balloon safari ride in the desert.

3. Adventure Desert Camping in Pushkar

Camping In Pushkar

One of the oldest cities in Rajasthan, Pushkar is the only abode to Lord Brahma and well-known for the Camel Fair and more Rajasthani Fairs. It is one of the best places to enjoy desert camping amid the sandy landscape. Explore more about adventure camping trip in Pushkar desert here!

Duration: 2 days and 1 night

Must to do things:

  • Visit the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, and other temples as well.
  • Enjoy a small trek to Ratnagiri Hill and watch the sunset view on the camelback rides.
  • Enjoy the bonfire in the middle of the Thar Desert under the starlit sky.

4. Jaisalmer: Night Camping in Golden City

Desert Camping In Jaisalmer


If you are planning on camping to spend a night or two amid the desert, Jaisalmer has managed to make the top list. The Thar Desert is a prominent tourist destination for desert camping in Jaisalmer. Popularly known as the Golden City, the culture, wildlife, dune landscapes, and yellow sandstone are strikingly amazing. 

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Must to do things:

  • Stay in the camps at Sam Sand Dunes within the desert.
  • Visit the temples, forts, and Royal Havelis.
  • Shop around in the old bazaars for embroidery, mirror-stitched traditional blankets, and antiques.

Adventure Things to do: Parasailing in the sands of Jaisalmer.

5. Sambhar Lake: Camping at Salt Lake

Camping In Sambhar Lake

Camping in the middle of India’s largest inland Salt Lake, Sambhar Lake, is the one of the dream of adventure seekers. Watch hundreds of migratory birds by the lake. At night, enjoy the star constellation formed in the sky. Night Camping In Sambhar Lake will be one of the best experience for all adventure seekers out there.

Duration: 2 days and 1 night

Must to do things:

  • Visit ancient sculptures and folk artefacts, temples, and lakes around the city.
  • Take pictures of Flamingo flocks migrated from different continents.
  • Enjoy the delicious food around a bonfire while listening to folk music and learning a step or two of folk dance of Rajasthan.

6. Udaipur: Desert Camping at City of Lakes

Desert Camping In Udaipur

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Night Desert camping in Udaipur is one of great fun and the most thrilling experiences that should be on every traveller’s list. Apart from its rich culture, ancient forts and palaces, and the number of Lakes, the city is also well-known for its camping sites. Several desert activities are included with traditional music and dances.

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Must to do things:

  • Visit the lakes, ghats, and years old palaces and forts.
  • Get indulged in various activities like trekking, rock climbing, camelback safari, and much more.
  • Enjoy the colour-changing sky in the evening and get a taste of traditional food along with folk music by a bonfire.

7. Bikaner: Camping in the Camel Country

Bikaner Camel Safari and Desert Camping

Bikaner is the city of the massive camel production farms; hence the name Camel Country is given. Because of fleet of camels in the city, this makes it the best spot for the camel safari. Therefore, one should always enjoy the camel safari during their camping trip in Bikaner. This place is also known for its exotic wildlife, and rich culture and heritage, Bikaner has the best dishes to serve.

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Must to do things:

  • Go to the psychedelic Camel Festival and shop around some folk arts and textiles.
  • Stay in the tents, capture the picturesque view of the sunset, and have a mouth-watering food around the bonfire.
  • Explore the lovely villages, palaces, and a variety of snacks and sweets.

8. Camping in Mount Abu

mount abu campsite

The only hill station in Rajasthan attracts many tourists throughout the year. The place is famous for its temple dedicated to Guru Dattatreya offers the panoramic view of the entire region. Situated on a high hill in the Aravali Range, there are countless adventure things that you can do in Mount Abu, which is surrounded by the forest. Camping in Mount Abu is one of the popular adventures among them.

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Must things to do:

  • For the adventurous days to spend in Mount Abu, go on hiking, trekking, and rock climbing.
  • Visit temples, and wildlife sanctuaries deep into the forest.
  • Relax your evening by going on the boat ride and have delicious traditional food.
  • Spend your night under the starlit sky around the bonfire.

9. Night Camping In Ranthambore National Park

Night Camping in Ranthambore National Park

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Camping amidst the vast sand dunes in the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park at night is one of the wildest experiences you will ever have. Experience the wildlife, and rich culture of Rajasthan listening to the stories from the locals. This National Park is a shelter for many wild tigers, leopards, deer, and wild boars. Ranthambore is also the most popular spot for night camping in Rajasthan.

Duration: 2 days and 1 night

Must to do things:

  • Go on a desert safari and spot the wild animals and migrating birds.
  • Hike to the Ranthambore Fort and spend your evening to the jaw-dropping sunset.
  • Experience the nomadic life and enjoy traditional folk performances and spend your night by gazing at the starry night sky.

FAQs about Camping In Rajasthan:

The cost depends on the places you choose to visit in Rajasthan for camping. 

  1. Udaipur – Starts from Rs 3000.
  2. Jaipur – Starting from Rs 4500
  3. Jaisalmer – Rs 5000 onwards.
  4. Ranthambore – Rs 4000 onwards.
  5. Sambhar Lake – Rs 1500 onwards
  6. Mount Abu – Rs 1390 onwards

The cost of desert camping along with camel safari ranges from Rs 3,000-10,000 per person . Call the tour provider for the detailed itinerary and cost.

Several places that can make your camping worth exploring in Rajasthan.

  • Night Camping in Jaisalmer
  • Camping at Salt Lake- Sambhar Lake
  • Camping near Jaipur and Udaipur
  • Night camping in Pushkar
  • Ranthambore National Park camping and wildlife experience
  • Camping in Bikaner

Wear anything in which you feel comfortable as you have to walk in the desert under the heat of the sun.

  • Baggy trousers
  • Comfortable t-shirts or any upper wear
  • Don’t forget to shoes as sand gets heat up badly in the daytime
  • Bring sunglasses and sunscreen
  • To avoid catching heat, you can also wear caps and hats

Of course, you can! You can go on a camel safari to spend a great time amid deserts. For your convenience, You can choose combo packages of camel safari and desert camping. Below are best combo packages for desert camping along with camel safari:

  1. Desert Camping & Camel Safari In Jodhpur 
  2. Desert camping in Jaisalmer with Camel Safari | upto 70 %
  3. Pushkar: Adventure Desert Camping with Camel Safari Fun

Yes. The food and water are the constant supply during the complete trip at the campsites.