Camel Safari in India
In simple terms, a ride on the back of the Camel. To put it more defiantly and practically, seeing yourself in the midst of sea of sand called the desert. And you move your eyes at a 360 degree angle you find none other than yourself and your companions! Its a different expereince – something like being in a third world.
Typically a Camel Safari can last from an hour to several weeks. The minimum price for a days Safari per person is Rs 400. In this comes a light breakfast of porrige, tea nad toast and lunches and dinner of Indian food.Some Safaris supply Blankets also for the night stay in the desert.
Usually in a Camel Safari, its caming out at night, huddling around a small camp fire, watching the stars, having Indian food dinner listening to the songs of the camel driver. (How melodious do you find his voice, depends entirely upon you).
Typically a Camel Safari takes you through the kingdoms of Jaisalmer, Oasis of Bikaner, sand dunes of Samm, the water of Mool Sagar and the deserts of The Great Indian Thar. Mansions, Citadels, Forts and Palaces are the main interim destinations of Camel Safaris. It gives a peep and throws a light on the ages old Culture of India. It also tells about the India by the way of its Villages which fall in between the routes.
Places For Camel Safari In India
Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Great Thar are some of the places which are best known Camel Safari grounds in India. Here is a list of the popular places and Deserts in India
- Osiyan (Jodhpur)
- Khuri (Jaisalmer)
- Khichan (Bikaner)
- Thar Desert 2
- Thar Desert 3
- Sahara Desert.
- Pushkar Safari
What To Take
It is recommended that one dresses up in sports wear, both men and women, as its a bumpy ride on the back of the camel. A brimmed hat (Arabia Turban), ultralight tent, long trousers, toilet papaer, sunscreen and a mineral water bottle (s)(strapped) are some of the things you shouldn’t forget to carry in the entire Safari. As the nights are colder than the nights, take a sleeping bag for a cosy night sleep. Even if blankets are to be supplied by the Camel Safari Agents, however it is advisable that you bring one of your own.