(Last Updated On: January 20, 2017)

The idea of a veritable Camel Safari is attractive for exciting ventures and nature lovers. It is a unique way to explore the arid deserts. You will be amidst the most traversed deserts of India. Camel Safari in India offers major hotspots including Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner in Rajasthan. These spots are the kingdoms in the huge ranges of deserts. A tour of camel safari also includes night halts at villages in camps within desert scrub.  Camel safari is also performed in the barren deserts of Ladakh in many regions, which is quite surprising for many people. Camels are the lifeline of deserts and known as ship of desert. It is a major transportation in deserts of Ladakh and Rajasthan.  It is the best way to explore the culture of Rajasthan and Ladakh. It will let you experience illuminating glances of India’s harshest but prettiest regions!

Destination – Ladakh:

Camel safari in Ladakh is enjoyed in the month of July, August and September. You will traverse through rutted mountain terrains on camels. The cold deserts of Ladakh offer beautiful sights of colorful landscapes and remote villages. Spend your nights under the studded sky. Camel safari imparts exciting views of glorious vales, Buddhist Gompas. You can explore pretty settlements such as Nubra and its valley, a fantastic place.

From Leh, you travel to Hunder, and take a camel ride through the sand dunes and picturesque valleys to Diskit. Take a short ride to Tegger village for another fascinating camel ride with the river to Pinchimic. Ladakh is well known for its nonpareil beauty, which can be treasured with two-humped camel ride.

Destination – Rajasthan:

Jaisalmer: A town of cobbled streets, desert, medieval architecture, Jaisalmer is bounded by golden sand dunes. It is the place where camel ride commands supremely! Camel Safari in Jaisalmer will take you to the Badabagh, worth exploring. Badanagh is the place where tombs of Bhatti Rajput Kings are located. Visit a village called Baisakhi where you will find a temple. Take halt at Baisakhi and move your camel ride towards Ramkunds, famous for its Hindu temples. Trail to the village of Roopsi on the back of camel. A typical camel safari traverses to the architectural ruins of Lodurva set in the vicinity of Jaisalmer.

Bikaner: Bikaner is 333 km north-east of Jaisalmer. It is renowned for its interesting camel safaris, sweets, rugs and savoury snacks. Camel safari starts from Bikaner itself, in which the magnificent view of old Junagarh fort can be sighted. The lovely fort of Leh Palace is second to none! Camel safari will take you to south, where you trails through the villages of Baru, kansar, Naukh and other small towns like, Tadana Mohangarh. Thereafter, ride on camel towards Dungri and then to Jaisalmer.

Mandawa: Mandawa can be reached in just a few hours’ drive from Delhi. The ancient Havelis of Mandawa are decorated with colourful frescos, which is worth exploring. Camel safaris halt at the small villages nearby, mainly in the hamlet of Dhakas. It set within the dunes of Thar and its settlements. Thar is one of the famous deserts of Rajasthan. Next place for your respite is Khotia.

Pushkar: The camel fair at Pushkar is another added attraction if the riders want to witness a camel dance in its entire exquisite aura. You can view Aravalli Range, sandy fields, small dunes, pleasant hills and bewitching Sunrises and sunsets. There are also an array of resorts for your pleasant stay. sights are exceptionally enticing!

Things to carry:

  • Camel safari is done during winters, so carry woolen clothes, socks, mufflers.
  • Take along plenty of warm sweaters and jackets when you are on a camel safari.
  • Bedding- a warm sleeping bag, extra blanket
  • Carry a first aid kit as well as any other essentials.
  • You can carry an extra blanket to envelop the wooden saddle

Precautions/advice:

  • Keep in mind about the arrangements, accommodation, food and drink etc.
  • Be careful while riding on camel, you may turn dried up.
  • Drink plenty of water – 2, 4 liters per day.
  • Apply cream on your body to prevent from heat.
  • Wear sun glasses, sun hat
  • Do not harm the ecology and the culture of any region in which you do camel safari.
  • Rajasthan is quite un-spoilt region, so do not spoil the places around and deserts.