The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region, but is not bereft of warmth or hospitality. The golden sand dunes, camels, clear night skies, and colorful attires, and hospitality that locals render, make Rajasthan one of the most frequented tourist destinations in India. If you are planning a Rajasthan tour package, be sure to include a desert safari or two in your itinerary.
Jaisalmer Desert Safari
Jaisalmer is well-known due to its diverse geographical features. It spreads over 126.28 square kilometers and is home to the perfect desert sand. There are sand stones, museums, havelis that stand here with pride. An aerial view of Jaisalmer will transport you into the world of Arabian tales that you may have read in stories and books.
The safari allows you to spend a whole day and night in the middle of the desert enjoying Rajasthani food and folk songs under the clear skies of the Jaisalmer desert. Almost every Rajasthan tour package starts with a Jaisalmer desert safari!
Jaisalmer Camel Safari
Jaisalmer organises camel desert safaris all through the year. It is a fun experience to gallop on the humped back of camel through the meandering streets of Jaisalmer. While on this safari, tourists can witness folk dances and singers humming toe-tapping folk tunes. There are several festivals that take place in Jaisalmer and if you are lucky you might just get to watch the one where camels are put to race against each other.
Ranthambore is a well-known tiger reserve and is home to several tigers. One of the best ways to spot the wild cat is during Ranthambore safari at the national park. There are several resorts at close proximity of the reserve who will arrange a safari into the jungle.
Thar Desert Safari
The Thar Desert Safari brings out the essence of this beautiful Desert state. You can spend a whole night or just an evening at this popular desert that is part of many Bollywood flicks. Most tour operators offer packages that include a stay in the desert with all three meals. You will also be taken through the rustic tracks of the villages and local settlements that are a delight to see amidst the golden sands.
At Jaisalmer, there are several safari camps that allow tourists to stay and experience the desert for a day, stretching all the way to several days. The deep caverns of the golden desert come alive at night against the backdrop of a clear night sky, which is a mesmerising sight. The tents are luxurious and offer excellent and comfortable amenities.
Camel Safari in Pushkar
Pushkar is a well-known place in Rajasthan and hosts the Pushkar Mela every year. A camel safari in Pushkar offers tourists a chance to appreciate the colorful life of the locals. The most striking feature here is the sand dunes. Camels take people around till the sun sets. The semi-desert landscapes are also a delight to watch. Eat the local spicy cuisine, interact with the villagers and get to know Rajasthan a little better during this safari.
Undoubtedly, Rajasthan has a vast and profound history. With several forts, havelis, palaces and more, tourists are always in for a surprise here. One of the many activities you can indulge in while on a desert safari is taking a sneak peek at the historical monuments that pepper the land.
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