A joyful ride on the bumpy back of camel is an ultimate way to have a close look on the boundless Thar excursion marrakech désert and lucid countryside of western Rajasthan. Thar desert is home to diverse flora and fauna which are unmatched to other regions of the country. And, a ride on camel back on this vast expanses of sands enable the visitors to peep into this distinct world of wildlife species.
People from various corners of the world whosoever visits Rajasthan, makes it a point to engage himself or herself in a camel safari. Both state and private travel agents arranges long trips which stretches up to 15 days and short trips which extends up to 4 days on request of the holidaymakers. They will provide a trained guide who would escort the visitors to unknown path of Thar and narrates interesting desert tales while their journey.
These safari trips are very cheap and cost approximately Rs 400 to Rs 500. Rustic countryside villages serves as night halt destinations for long safaris.
Camel Ride Destinations:
Western Rajasthan is dotted with some fantastic locations from where one can start camel safari trips. Some such destinations are as follows.
Jaipur: Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is a popular tourist destination. Apart from its famous palaces and colorful bazaars, Jaipur is also popular for camel safari. Visitors after completeing sight seeing trip of the city, loves to indulge themselves in camel safari from Jaipur.
Jaisalmer: One of the main destinations of desert circuit, Jaisalmer is well know as gateway to Thar desert. Sam sand dunes just 42 km from Jaisalmer is the most closest place to Thar desert. This beautiful stretch of golden sands provides a golden opportunity to the vacationers to loose their selves on the vast expanses of Thar desert.
Bikaner: Bikaner is another famed camel safari destination of the state. In the ancient time, this city of desert triangle used to join Central Asia with North India and served as a major destination of ancient caravan route. Camel safaris which starts from Bikaner, expand to 11 days and ends on Jaisalmer.
Jodhpur: Jodhpur is the last important city of desert circuit of Rajasthan. The safari trip which starts from here are very short (4 to 5 days) and covers various destinations such as Lathi, Maulara, Delasar, Zarat and finishes at Jaisalmer.
Shekhawati: Another popular route for camel ride in Rajasthan passes through Shekhawati region. This route encompasses various towns like Ramgarh, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, Mandawa and Churu in its route.