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Camel Safari in Rajasthan

Tripoto
1st Mar 2015

Jaisalmer safari

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Amber Fort, Jaipur

Photo of Camel Safari in Rajasthan by Nomad Travels

City Palace, Jaipur

Photo of Camel Safari in Rajasthan by Nomad Travels

Mandir Palace, Jaisalmer

Photo of Camel Safari in Rajasthan by Nomad Travels

Hotel Heritage, Mandawa

Photo of Camel Safari in Rajasthan by Nomad Travels

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.

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.
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.
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.
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