Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cruising the Deserts of Rajasthan on Camel Safari

Rajasthan is a very popular holiday destination among domestic as well as foreign travelers. It is known for its palaces of maharajas and camel safari in the vast desert. Camel Safari is a fun and amusing thing which is chosen by each and every traveler while making an itinerary for Rajasthan tour. Through the safari, you will be able to witness the rustic, rural desert life of India. Rippling over the sand dunes and watching the rural areas life and activities also spellbind you in the charm of the state.

The Great Indian Desert, i.e. Thar Desert, is also located in this largest state of India and it can be best explored by camel safari. It is the unique experience that one should have once in a life time. Riding on the camel safari is an adventure cum fun as it takes you to the golden sand of the Thar Desert. It provides the glimpse of the desert through remote areas of this beautiful state.

Watching sunset/sunrise through camel safari is a unique experience as the view is really breathtaking. Riding through the sandy dunes gives you the experience of arrant beauty of the mysterious desert which tempts you to enjoy a sparkling sunrise/sunset. Booking  a camel safari for Rajasthan in advance is a right choice to avoid inconvenience as during the season time, it is very hard to get a camel safari without advance booking.

Bring some necessary things before going to ride a camel safari like a hat or turban to protect oneself from sun rays, sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, long-sleeve shirt, long trousers, sneakers, camera, towel, diary, pen, medical kit, some food, mineral water bottle, etc. Do not forget to take a hat, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses as the sun is fierce in the daytime and try to make you tired. Nights are colder in desert areas, so, also keep some winter clothes to make your journey with proper comfort.

General instructions must be followed while taking a ride on the camel as it is a tame animal and certain care and precautions must be taken care to make the ride comfortable.

  • While mounting on the camel, make sure that you put yourself comfortable in the saddle.
  • When the camel stands up or sits down, hold the mori or reins tightly, otherwise there is a chance to fall off.
  • Hold the reins even during the riding time as the camel moves gently back and forth.
  • To stop the camel, pull both the reins backward.
  • Never provide any kind of food material to the camel.

Most popular places in Rajasthan that has desert area and provides camel safari are Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur. Other places of Rajasthan also offer camel safari rides like in Udaipur and Pushkar. During the Pushkar fair, camels are sold and bought by many people at a good cost. You can also enjoy camel safari in this fair. Through the camel safari, one can take the full shot of Pushkar fair in one slot. They decorate the camel very well to attract the visitors. Taking photographs in a Rajasthani dress while sitting beside the camel is also common. These photographs are the some of memories that you take back home with yourself and they always keep reminding you of the Rajasthan camel safari trip.

So, one can say that camel safari is one of the most unforgettable and enchanting experiences that anyone have in India. This desert place captivates the tourist for a long time with its charm and beauty.