Rajasthan invites you to feel the adventure of a Camel Safari,
which takes you through the golden sands of the vast Thar
Desert. Like horse safaris, camel safaris are also popular
in Rajasthan. In fact it's like riding a gentle roller coaster
once you are atop the camel. And then when you have the time
to concentrate on the environs around you besides the rumblings
in the abdominal region, then you feel you are the king of
the world or the queen as the case may be. The camel, popularly
known as the ship of the desert, is not only common in the
Thar desert, but also the only means of transportation in
remote areas. Ride through sandy tracks, passing through remote
villages. Pitch your tent at a new place each night. Spend
the evenings next to the camp fire and dance to the folk music.
The safari is organised to take one through the golden sands
of the vast Thar desert and untamed countryside, enabling
one to experience the days of yore when time drifted at a
leisurely pace. The rolling landscape of the sand and shrub
covered area is breathtakingly beautiful and the range of
flora and fauna surprisingly large for desert area.
The camel breeders of Raika are the best guides. They know
every pasture, waterhole and village of the region. It's amazing
when one thinks of the miles of desert and all looking the
same. One can ride or walk along leisurely with the safari
and the enjoy the desertscape. The camel-carts are fully equipped
and tourists need not bother about comfort in the desert.
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation arranges the camel
safari on request from Delhi and Jaipur during Nagaur Fair
and desert festival. Check with the various RTDC offices dotting
Rajasthan. But don't forget once you get to Rajasthan do come
back for more. There is the famous Pushkar Mela, the Gangaur
festival, the Dilwara temples of Mt.Abu, the lake palace of
Udaipur, the Bharatpur sanctuary and much much more.