Camel Safari is one of the unique way to explore small villages in Rajasthan. Camel Safaris at the top of this ship of the desert is most exciting and soft adventure. Riding a camel is not easy as people consider. It is neither a great test for endurance. It is a great experience to explore The Thar - a vibrantly, living, desert, very colourful and hospitable.
Itineraries of 2 to 7 days can be arranged traversing approx. 40-50 kms a day on camel. These itineraries are planned in the region of Bikaner, Khimsar, Osian and Jaisalmer. Nights halts are usually given near the village to provide opportunities to mingle with the local village folks and to provide insight to the traditional way of their life and culture. Besides one camel per pax on the safari, a camel cart accompanies on the tour to handle baggage and allow riders to take rest as and when required.
Our tours include three meals a day, tea/coffee, two mineral water bottles per day, an escort and tents on sharing basis, kitchen tent, toilet tents with pit system, foam mattresses and entertainment by local artisans.
If you are the rough and ready adventurer who is looking for an unusual adventure, a camel safari through the deserts of the Great Thar is just for you. For this is one adventure activity that is sure to test your grit and determination if you want to see it through till the end! You could always opt for an easier and less rigorous route, of course, but the true fun and excitement of a camel safari is in doing it in the authentic style.
When on a camel safari in India, the ubiquitous hump-backed camel will be your ride and your constant companion, be it in the searing heat of the day, or the biting chilliness of the night. And as you travel through the desert, you will get a close glimpse of the rich culture, heritage and life styles of the colorful and royal state of Rajasthan. For what better way can there be of knowing about a people, than by actually being part of the activities and adventure of their lives?
The camel is known the ‘desert ship’ since time immemorial. It has been the confidant of the travails, disputes, laughter and love of the desert people as they roamed from place to place in search of water. And as you undertake a similar journey, the easy pace of the safari will make it possible for you to observe and enjoy the minutest detail of the land of citadels, colors and charming crowds.
The adventure of the camel safaris in the deserts of India are fast catching up with tourists and becoming the fastest selling adventure holidays in India. The idea of an authentic camel safari is irresistible for those who are searching for exciting ventures and willing to experience India for what it really is. It is a novel way of exploring the dry deserts and is bound to remind you of the great ancient armies that traversed these deserts and invaded India.
The camel safaris are also best for viewing the architectural heritage of Rajasthan.
Trade prospered here in the olden times owing to the trade caravans across the desert of India. And it was with this money that the nobility constructed the mansions, citadels, forts and palaces. Sandstone is the basic material used in the making these masterpieces of art that are today in a state of ruin due to age, weathering and neglect.
A typical safari will take you to the architectural ruins of Lodurva that are close to Jaisalmer, the oasis at Anasagar, the sand dunes of the Samm and the water source of Moolsagar. While the days are for traveling and sight seeing, the nights are for entertainment and rest. You will be able to experience the lives of the villagers on the camels-halts in the en-route villages amidst the desert scrubs. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience of true desert rural Indian life and warm hospitality.
It is best to be well prepared to face the blistering heat of the sun with large rimmed sun hats at all times. The temperatures range from zero degrees to 30 degrees. You should also have adequate amount of comfortable cotton and the woolen clothing. Cotton caps, scarves and balaclava, umbrellas, sunscreen creams, moisturizers and lip salve, mineral water torch and knife are some of the things you will be required to carry on the safari.
So the next time you think of an adventure-cum-culture holiday in India, let us know. We will take you on a camel safari that is definitely sans any luxuries, but truly beats the thrill of anything else at the end of the day!
Duration : 2 to 7 days
* Horse and Camel
* Pushkar to Mandawa
* Pushkar to Nagaur
* Pushkar to Jaisalmer
Bikaner, Khimsar, Osian & Jaisalmer
Season : November to March
No. of pax : Recommended 4 to 10 persons
Welcome to Desert Camel Safari
(An Exclusive Site Dedicated to Camel Safari in and around Pushkar)
Managed by Safari Camp, Pushkar Camel Safari Pushkar
Overnight Camel Safari with Tented Accommodation
Camel Safari in Pushkar Fair Pushkar is a small place, situated 11 km from Ajmer, in the state of Rajasthan. It is a holy place mostly visited for the sacred Pushkar lake, the Brahma temple and the renowned Camel Safari. Thus, though Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage spot, it is also visited for the exciting camel safaris in the desert sand dunes. All those who travel to the holy town of Pushkar should never miss a chance to go on a camel safari. This is a great way to explore the vast expanse of the desert landscape in Pushkar which pulls traveller's from every corner of the world.
Camel Safari in Pushkar is a great experience where one can explore the rugged terrain of the Great Indian Desert of Sahara using camels as ones carriers. The Aravalli Range here are one of the world's oldest, and have sandy fields, small dunes, beautiful hills and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets. The camel safaris in Pushkar takes one to the destinations where one witnesses small villages along the way and if one happens to visit during crop harvesting , the views are exceptionally alluring .
The Great Indian Desert of Rajasthan can be explored using camels which is the great and exciting experience one should have in a life time. The Aravalli Range are one of the world's oldest, and have sandy fields, small dunes, beautiful hills and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets. Camel Safaris are certainly the ideal way to spend time exploring the rustic and Rajasthan.Camel Safari is an adventure, which takes you through the golden sands of the vast Thar Desert providing the glimpse of the desert lifestyle through remote villages. The special cultural performances on the sand dunes, the camps set up for the travelers, the traditional Rajasthani meals and the picturesque hamlets with friendly folks, all together make Camel Safaris on of the special adventure tour in India.
Jeep: Riding in the open jeeps as a part of a jeep safari is much different experience from hiring an open taxi to commute between two places. More popular in winters, when sun is pleasanter and winds are cool and sometimes chilly, jeep safari takes you on an exploration of destinations that are not so well known but not any less majestic. Off the sands and sometimes off the roads, it is an enchanting experience to travel Rajasthan with a whole new perspective through the most romantic city of Udaipur and the thick forests of uneven terrain of Mewar. Rocks and hills surprise you in this desert land while the tribal areas, rural life and ruined forts and sacred temples all captivate you with an ethereal beauty of their own. You may travel through the Shekhawati belt and wonder at the painted towns huddled together in the arid scraggy desert surrounded by nothing but sand for miles and miles.
Horse: Horses have always been the favorite among the warrior-class of Rajputs. Though, the camels are most suitable of all the species for roaming in a desert land but cavalry of Rajasthan was certainly not neglected or trivialized in the least. Thakurs bred special horses at their thikanas (refined homes) and kept ready the best horsemen to serve their kings in the time of need. The native Marwari horses are hardy and agile and are still considered one of the world's best breeds of horses. The other notable breeds of horses that have served here are the Kathiawadi and Sindhi. The routes covered in these Horse safaris pass through villages, ruined historical monuments, forts and temples & are much fun along with the heritage hotels on the way where you camp for relaxation & to have some exotic meal.
Cart: In most cases, one camel is provided per person, and a camel cart accompanies the entourage, laden with food, utensils and other supplies; it’s also an option for anyone who gets sick of sitting on a lurching camel.
Tents, food, mineral water, mattresses and an escort are invariably provided, and most operators will also make sure you get a full dose of local entertainment in the evenings.
For longer camel safaris, which cover a few days, camps are usually set up at night in the vicinity of villages.