Camel Safari in Rajasthan
The camel is an amazing creature. Gentle yet occasionally cussed, the camel is the ultimate desert SUV. Lawrence of Arabia led the charge on Aqaba astride one and the nomads of Rajasthan still use them regularly to travel vast distances. Getting on to one while it's seated is quite easy, but then as it lurches to its feet in three stages the experience can be quite unnerving the first time. But once you're on and perched six feet above the ground, your perspective changes and riding into the sunset you can fantasize about global conquests or Arabian nights! We have two itineraries here: One is in the Shekhawati region north of Jaipur. The second takes you to the western fringes of the state in the desert region of Jaisalmer.
Day 1: Jaipur - Shekhawati
After breakfast in Jaipur, drive north to the Shekhawati region known for its castles and traditional painted havelis (Rajasthani homes). Arrive at Mandawa and check in at your hotel/resort. In the afternoon, tour the village. Overnight Mandawa.
Days 2 & 3: Safari and camping in Shekhawati
Set out on an exciting two night desert camping safari that gives you an opportunity to see the way of life of the Rajasthani folk in their village-oases that dot the desert landscape and experience their warm hospitality. Each day's riding will be about 20 kms/5 hours. You'll spend the nights in tented camps. The rich colours of the dunes of the dunes as the day progresses will be as striking as the night sky blazing with thousands of stars.
Day 4: Shekhawati - Jaipur
After breakfast, it's about an hour's ride to where you can join your car for the return trip to Jaipur, from where you can continue your journey.
Prices start from 550$ per person for a minimum of 2 people travelling together
Booking & Cancellation Policy
- 01 night's accommodation in a resort at Mandawa with all meals included
- 02 nights' accommodation in camp with all meals included
- Personal riding camels with attendants/ guide
- Surface transport as per itinerary by private a/c car with driver, fuel, tolls and taxes
- Personal expenses like telephone calls, laundry, beverages, etc
- Entrances and camera fees at monuments
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides and hotel staff
- Government Service Tax @ 4.5%
The ideal time for camel safaris are the winter months from November to March. Your safari can be an hour long ride that gives you a quick feel of the desert or it can even be a 15 day long trip. So you can easily pick a tour that is tailor-made for your comfort. On these itineraries you'll come across old ruins, quaint villages and beautiful monuments during your safari. They are great places to explore and exude a romantic charm that is hard to ignore.
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