From firm tourist favorites to hidden gems that still await discovery, the area around Sam is dotted with fabulous attractions. Jaisalmer and Desert National Park are just two of the many other places worth checking out while you're in Rajasthan.
Many people who visit Rajasthan delight in discovering the open-air markets dotted throughout the region. Discover the region's rich cultural makeup within Rajasthan's fascinating history museums.
Mix a little learning with leisure on your travels by signing up for one of the area's excellent guided nature walks, wildlife spotting tours and wildlife safaris. Get a new perspective of the Rajasthan area by taking to the air. Hot air ballooning is a popular pastime here.
Trying regional food is usually about more than just sustenance. It offers a window into a region's personality. No vacation in India would be complete without getting a taste of panchratan dal (mixed dal curry) or besan wali arbi (taro root curry).
The 26th of Janurary is when many people in India mark Republic Day, so be on the look out special events and festivities if you're lucky enough to be visiting Rajasthan then.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time go home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Jaisalmer, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.