Places : Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner (Rajasthan)
Camel, the ship of the desert is the most ideal mode of transportation to travel in the sandy and harsh terrains of Rajasthan. Camel Safari in the Thar Desert of India is the most popular adventure safari with the tourists in India and the most excessive selling adventure safari in entire Asia.
Camel is the creature which can stay without water and food for weeks, making it the perfect travelling option in the desert land. It is an exhilarating experience to travel through the massive forts, magnificent palaces, beautiful havelis, shimmering lakes, remote villages, gloden sand dunes and some very exotic market areas of Rajasthan on a camel's back. The slow moving camels give you immense time to view the surroundings you are passing through.
Best Season For Camel Safari : October to February. The summers are too harsh in the desert.
The Safari -
The Duration of Trips are sometime short, which are accomplished on a single day and the longer trips consume as much as a week or sometimes a month. All the trips are accompanied by a cart which carries the luggage for camping, meals, water, and other travel kits, which the travellers might require during the trip. A guide is also provided to each trip and the safari traverse in groups.
The Major Regions for Camel Safari -
The Camel Safari Circuit in India comprises of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Bikaner, all in Rajasthan. They were the princely kingdoms in the desert belt of India Rajasthan. A camel safari is a great way to see the desert - visiting the villages, seeing wildlife, and riding across the open desert sands. Typical camel safaris organized around Jaisalmer take in the architectural ruins of Lodurva which was the former capital of the Bhatti Rajput desert kingdom before the founding of Jaisalmer, the Anasagar oasis, the sand dunes of Samm and the water source of Moolsagar where village women gather with pitchers at dusk. Night halts on basic safaris are at villages on the way or temporary bivouac camps in the desert scrub where camels are hobbled and let out to browse.
The climate is extreme in the desert-afternoons may seem much hotter than the actual 26-30 degree temperature may suggest. Night temperatures may drop below zero on the dunes. It is essential to stock both woolen and cotton clothing. Sun hats with large rims or cotton caps are essential. Scarf for covering the neck and forehead. At Jodhpur you can buy umbrellas that are quite convenient for camel safaris. Sunscreen cream, moisturizers and lip salve area must. A water bottle can be comfortably slung on the camel saddle. Bottled mineral water is available at Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. Find out if the baggage is being transferred by camel cart or vehicle. In case they are not, a small handbag can carry the essentials you are likely to need on the way.