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Khuri Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

At a distance of 50 km from Jaisalmer, Khuri Sand dunes are located. Khuri is a small village in the south-west of the Indian state Jaisalmer. The spot is a famous yet less explored tourist destination. It is an ideal place for a serene desert camping experience on the outskirts of the Thar desert. Popular for its tall sand dunes, Khuri offers a pleasant desert safari experience. Along with the desert safari, the golden sands of Khuri provide a picture-perfect backdrop for clicking some great photos. At Khuri sand dunes, one can also indulge in activities such as camel rides and watching the sunset over the dunes.

Top desert camps in Khuri, Jaisalmer

The Mama's Resort and Camp

1. Mama’s Resort & Camp – Situated at a distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer center, Mama’s Resort, and Camp is the pride of Khuri. If you’re looking for a calm yet luxurious stay in the desert, it is the place you should host your stay. Equipped with all the modern comforts, this desert camp will make you feel at home. For accommodation, you will get to choose from deluxe tents, swiss luxury tents, and super deluxe tents.

  • Destination – Khuri, Rajasthan 345034
  • Inclusions – Dinner, Breakfast, Snacks with tea/coffee
  • Starting Price – Rs 2890 per person
Dolatgarh Desert Safari Camp

2. Daulatgarh Camps – One of the best-rated and visited by many youtube influencers, Daulatgarh camps, and resort is the perfect campsite to host your luxury stay amidst the Thar Desert. The campsite has 10 luxury swiss tents with all modern amenities. Each tent’s interior is well-designed to suit guests’ comfort for the best Rajasthani experience.

  • Destination – Khuri Sand dunes, Jaisalmer 345034
  • Inclusions – Dinner, Breakfast, Snacks with tea/coffee
  • Starting Price – Rs 2690 per person
Sunny Desert Camp

3. Sunny Desert Camp – Falls in the territory of beautiful Thar Desert National Park, Sunny desert camp is 38 km from Jaisalmer. Surrounded by the two beautiful villages Khuri and Baran, it is a quiet campsite with majestic views of the wide Thar desert. The campsite is designed to showcase the desert lifestyle to its guests while keeping all modern amenities for a comfortable stay.

  • Destination – Barna Village, Khuri, 345034
  • Inclusions – Dinner, Breakfast, Snacks with tea/coffee
  • Starting Price – Rs 2790 per person
Pal Rajah Desert Camp

4. Pal Rajah Desert Camp – Accessible just 1 hour from Jaisalmer center, Pal Rajah desert camp is one of the oldest desert camps in Barna village in Khuri. The campsite has 20 swiss tents with comfortable beds, either one king-size or two twin-size beds. Guests can also attend the evening Rajasthani folk dance that depicts the culture of Rajasthan. Apart from folk dance, the campsite also organizes jeep safari and camel rides on request.

  • Destination – Barna Village, Khuri, 345034
  • Inclusions – Dinner, Breakfast, Snacks with tea/coffee
  • Starting Price – Rs 3200 per person
Khuri Sand Dunes Resort

5. Khuri Sand Dunes Resort – Experience desert camping like never before with the best-in-class stay option at Khuri Sand Dunes Resort. The campsite is quite big and has tents & mud cottages as accommodation options. One can also experience desert jeep safari, camel ride, and bonfire as a part of in-house activities organized by the campsite.  

  • Destination – Khuri, Dhoba, Rajasthan 345034
  • Inclusions – Dinner, Breakfast, Snacks with tea/coffee
  • Starting Price – Rs 2200 per person

Things to do in Khuri

  • Desert Camping – Khuri is a wonderful desert camping destination located 40 km away from Jaisalmer. It is a small, beautiful village that many people do not explore as people consider Sam their first choice for desert camping. However, Khuri is a quiet and serene place perfectly suitable for families and couples looking for leisure time while desert camping.
  • Camel Safari – Organised by campsites in Khuri, camel safari is a 1-2 hour camel safari ride that lets you explore the desert on your own. 
  • Jeep Safari – Khuri is known for its tall sand dunes and untouched beauty. It makes Khuri a great destination for Jeep Safari over the dunes. Many car enthusiasts bring their 4*4 SUVs to Khuri only to experience desert safari and dune bashing.

Places to visit near Khuri Sand Dunes

  • Sam Sand Dunes – Another great sand dune after Khuri Sand dunes. Sam is a village located 40 km away from Jaisalmer. Like Khuri, Sam is also a great camping destination and hosts multiple campsites. Along with desert camping at Sam Sand Dunes, one can try thrilling activities ranging from Parasailing to Desert Jeep safari.
  • Lodhruva Sand Dunes – If you want to experience sand dunes at a short distance, then Lodhruva is your go-to place. Lodhruva is a small village located just 10 minutes away from Jaisalmer.

Best time to visit

October to March is best for visiting Khuri, as the temperature is ideal in Jaisalmer for desert camping and sightseeing. Also, visiting Khuri during the summer is not recommended as the weather is quite hot and not bearable. Sometimes, the temperature goes as high as 55° celsius.

Frequently Asked Questions About Jaisalmer:

Khuri is an unexplored desert nearby to Jaisalmer. The desert is quite popular for its long dunes and attracts large crowds for its camping, desert safari, camel safari, and stargazing experiences.

Khuri is located an hour’s drive from Jaisalmer. One has to travel about 50 km south-west of Jaisalmer to reach the Khuri desert.

Renowned for its long and unexplored sand dunes, which can be as high as 50-60 feet, Khuri is a beautiful desert that offers tourists a great camping and desert safari experience.

Serai, Camp e khas, Daulatgarh Resort, Rawla desert camp, Damodra, and Winds desert camp are some of the best camps to plan a stay in Khuri sand dunes.