Desert and Camel Safari in Bikaner

Bikaner situated in the state of Rajasthan is a delight amidst the arid desert and rocky terrain, attracting scores of visitors and foreign tourists every year. The town with its vibrant culture, friendly inhabitants welcomes tourists to witness the architectural marvels built by the Rajputs; havelis, palaces, forts, monuments, museums, parks and of course taste its sweet delights. Yet a feather could be added to the sheen of Bikaner, Desert and Camel Safari is a prime attraction in Bikaner and tourists look forward to this adventurous journey across the sand dunes.

Desert and Camel Safari in Bikaner

The mighty Thar Desert in Rajasthan stretches for 77,000 square miles also covering areas of Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab in India and Sindh in Pakistan. With lofty sand dunes and endless expanse of hot sand underneath, Thar is considered the 9th largest Desert in the world filled with innumerable mounds and rock fragments and pebbles situated in north-western part of India.

Thar Desert derives its’ name from the word ‘Thul’ denoting sand ridges or elevation; Thar is surrounded by Aravalli Mountains in the southeast, Rann of Kutch in the south, Punjab in the north east and Indus plains in the west. Inhabitants of Thar region survive on agriculture and animal farming, other than indulging in making handicrafts like pottery, woolens, carpets and handloom. 23 varieties of lizards and 25 varieties of snakes are found in Thar region besides species of Indian Gazelle, Great Indian Bustard and the famous Blackbuck and endless varieties of migratory birds.

Desert and Camel Safari in Bikaner

Camels are known as ‘ship of the desert’ and are indispensable in the lives of desert inhabitants for travelling vast stretches of sand dunes. The magnificent desert combined with the enigmatic creature a mystical charm and thus foreign tourists and visitors within India on a trip of Bikaner opt for a desert and camel safari.

The purpose of the desert safari is to inculcate among the tourists the unique desert lifestyle, culture, rituals and a tour of the forts, palaces and monuments in Bikaner. Rajasthan organizes desert festival every year in the winter months during which the inhabitants of the Thar Desert deck up themselves in vibrant and colourful apparels and traditional costumes, participating in local song and dance rituals and entertaining guests. By acts of valor, story- telling, performances especially during full moon night amidst the silver sand ridges is breathtaking by the local residents during desert festival. Turban and moustache tying, puppet shows, snake charmers, athletic skits are all part of desert safari.

Camels during the festival and fairs are immaculately dressed in vibrant shades and the best dressed animal bags the award.

Desert and Camel Safari in Bikaner

Desert Safari Details

Desert and Camel safari might range between 2 days and 13 days depending on the preference of the tourists and the trip one undertakes. Desert safari atop camels includes trip to Karni Mata Temple in Deshnoke, Charan, Khinchan and Jaisalmer. Cost of a desert safari is Rs.1000 /- per person on a daily basis which includes services and amenities provided like camel, camel carts, complimentary meals through day and night, cook, guide, campfire and dance performances in the evening including pick up and drop to the hotel. Additional facilities will add up for extra charges incurred or requested during the trip.

Desert safari attractions comprises visit to local mud huts and villages, straw huts, farm house adventures, mixing with rural folks and local dance and cultural performances. In special cases, jeep safari can be availed over camel safari.

Medicines, light fitting clothes, winter wear, padlocks, sun block creams and sunglasses are must on a desert trip.

For desert safari contact Mr. Prakash: 09829630991 or simply visit prakash@desertsafari.com for more information.

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