Whats Camel Safari !
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
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.
The Camel Safari Pack
Goodies here come bundled in with some aches. If you are in a Camel Safari,
then its worth being in a group. The routes are long, often tiring at the
end of the day. It s a pretty good idea to have some people around you to
have a chat at the day end. The route navigation is done entirely by the
Camel Driver, though you are told about the route in advance.
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
Thar Desert 2
Thar Desert 3
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.( Sleeping Bags are light in weight and so you
shouldn't have problem carrying them. In the entire safari, you will be
solely responsible for your things, so take care of your belongings!)