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: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Fly into Jodhpur and drive through the desert to Jaisalmer, 280 km away (approximately 4.5 hours). Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 2: Jaisalmer and safari to Lodurva
Depart from Jaisalmer after breakfast astride your camel and proceed to Bada Bagh, which has a lake and royal cenotaphs of maharajahs of the erstwhile Jaisalmer state, the earliest of which dates back to 1743. Arrive at Ramkunda in time for lunch. After a short rest, continue to Roopsi and the ancient Jain temples at Lodurva. This is where you'll have dinner and spend the night.
Day 3: Safari and return to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur & onward
After breakfast at the camp, ride out to the striking Amar Sagar lake and temple complex via the desert villages of Kala and Chundi. After lunch ride back to Jaisalmer, and drive on to Jodhpur to catch your flight/train to your next destination.
Note: You could also opt to spend the night in Jaisalmer and drive to Jodhpur the next day.
Prices start from 350$ per person for a minimum of 2 people travelling together
Booking & Cancellation Policy
- 01 night's accommodation at Jaisalmer with all meals included
- 01 night's 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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