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Rajasthan Camel Safari
About the only thing you will have to get used to, when you plan a
camel safari, is the the balancing act and getting use to the movement
of the camel. The camels may look aloof, but they are known as the
lifeline for the desert people, whose major mode of transportation
depends on camels only, also known as the "Ship of the desert".
The adventure trip inside the Thar desert is the one that you won't
be able to forget your whole life. Reason being that beside the blurry,
savage and extreme image of this desert lies the adventure of exploring
the sandy landscape and passage through remote villages. How about
camping on small pond sites, experience spending the night under the
stars and jive on the tunes of the musicians. Camel Safari has been
a experience that is happening since the ancient times, when no other
modern means of communications were developed by man and animals were
the sole transport used for communication. Tourists can still enjoy
the same desert experience in the Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan,
where special cultural performances are also organised by the Rajasthan
tourism department for the entertainment of tourists in the evening.
The camps are specially set of the travellers, serving traditional
Rajasthani meals and in the company of warm-hearted Rajasthani people
Camel Safari Tips
Beside riding the camel there are certain other facts too that you
should keep in mind while travelling the desert regions of the Thar.
Have you booked a camel safari trip in the Thar with prior reservations,
better check them before leaving for your desert safari trip. The
weather in desert is extreme so do carry a good backup of plenty of
portable water to avoid dehydration, sun screen, goggles, and a first
aid kit. The clothes that you are going to wear should also provide
your skin breathing space, because of the hot climate you are tend
to sweat. Its better to wear cotton clothes and loose fitted ones
and wear shoes, avoid exposing your skin as much as possible or you'll
get a sun burn. Visitors are requested to dress modestly since the
safari passes in close proximity of villages. A Sola-Topee, the local
Rajasthani turban or some kind of head protection is essential too.
Major Regions Of Camel Safaris In India
Camel Safari In Thar Desert:
Camel safaris are organised with skill and imagination in the vast
Thar Desert of Rajasthan. The duration of safari can be from 4 to
15 days, though the minimum time duration doesn't exceed the week
limit. The Thar is a world of its own, an unending ocean of sand,
dotted with dunes and patchly covered with xerophylic shrubs, with
its own distinctive wildlife. While taking up a camel caravan you'll
encounter the warmth of hospitable villagers and ruins of historic
forts and palaces of Rajasthan. The best camel safaris can be done
around Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner, in the very heart of the Thar.
The Bikaner-Jaisalmer safari is about 11 days long, covering 25 to
30-kms a day, along a route known to none but the camel riders. An
option to the desert heartland would be the Shekhawati region, taking
in such towns as Ramgarh, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, Mandawa and Churu. Short,
one or two-day camel safari trips can also be organised and the safari
routes can incorporate interesting variations as Jaisalmer to the
Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. Special camel safaris are also organised
round Pushkar and Nagaur in the winter season of October to March,
when these two cities have their popular cattle fairs.
Chambal safaris are another attraction that are coming up in the safari
circuit and is a fine instance of Eco-friendly tourism in rural India.
It provides the chance to witness the rich heritage and wildlife legacy
set against arid backdrop. The Chambal Safari is a must for visitors
to Agra and revolves around two key activities, a river cruise conducted
by the Pathanias, which takes you along the Chambal river for 30-kms
and provides close encounters with Ghariyals and Crocodiles; and the
camel safari, which takes you to the picturesque Atar Fort.
Places of Camel Safari in India:
Rann of Kutch