Camel Safari – Explore the Desert

Quite the most unusual outdoors activity in Rajasthan is to take a camel safari for some of the entire duration of your trip. While the experience can be memorable. It provides an alternative way of exploring this desert state. About the only thing you will have to get used to, when you plan a camel safari, is the ungainly movement of the ship of the desert. The camel may look aloof, but is the lifeline for the people of the desert whose communication needs depend on this vital beast for their very survival. Most journeys into the hinterlands are still made on camel-back, or in camel carts, and the camel is also used for ploughing the arid fields of the desert. A saddle is mounted across the camel’s hump, providing comfortable seating for two, legs astride.

Since the sun can get very hot in the desert, the best times for a camel safari are in the morning and evening, even in the cooler winter months. Such safaris are usually run by professional outfits who hire Rickshaw, the camel-keepers who are adept at finding the best routers and waterholes in the desert, and navigate almost by instinct, guided, of course, by the position of the stars at night. Camel safaris, of course, can range from just a day to several days. Most such safaris can traverse a distance of 30 to 40 km a day.

Best camel safari points are the desert region that includes the entire Shekhawati belt, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, and around Pushkar and Nagaur. Visitors are advised to dress modestly since the safari may pass, and camp, in close proximity of villages. People should ensure that they drink water at regular intervals.

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