Riding on a camel’s back amidst the deserts is something that tops the list of every visitor travelling to Rajasthan. It is a centuries-old trend of the land of Rajasthan that lures visitors with its exotic camel ride over the golden sands. The most preferred location for tourists opting for Camel Safari in Rajasthan is JAISALMER, also called the Golden City of Rajasthan. The wide expanse of the Thar desert in Jaisalmer, is the most-sought after spot for camel safaris. So if taking a Camel Safari in the India’s Thar Desert excites you or if you’re visiting Rajasthan soon then Jaisalmer Camel Safari is a must for you that will make your trip to Jaisalmer, worthwhile!
WHERE TO DO CAMEL SAFARI IN JAISALMER?
A Camel Safari in Jaisalmer is something that offers something different, every time you do it. It is truly an ideal way to witness the real essence of Rajasthan. Apart from fun and excitement, a Camel Safari in Jaisalmer will fascinate you with glimpses of the traditional village life, beautiful sunset and sunrise, and lets you explore the remote areas of the Thar Desert. The Khuri sand dunes and the Sam Sand Dunes located amidst the Thar Desert, attracts thousands of tourists to experience the thrill of Camel safaris. Both are located in close proximity to each other, at a distance of 38 km, but the Khuri sand dunes is less crowded. So those seeking solitude in the desert, should head to the Khuri Sand Dunes. Sam sand dunes are more popular and hence, more crowded. You get to choose from a variety of camel safari packages including full-day, overnight or multiple day Camel Safaris until you are satisfied. As a cherry on the cake, after a camel safari scrolling the sandy paths leading to the horizon and soaking in the mesmerizing sunset views, you can indulge in an exotic camping experience as well. In the evening, savor local Rajasthani cuisine and a cultural dance performance to lighten up your mood.
WHICH ARE THE BEST DESERT CAMPS FOR OVERNIGHT STAY IN JAISALMER?
For overnight stay, there are plenty of desert tents available in and around the Thar desert. The Sam Sand Dunes offers a couple of overnight stay options including the Royal Desert Camp, Serai Camp, Dangri Desert Safari Camp, Damodra Desert Camp and many more. The Khuri sand dunes offer overnight stays in Khuri Oasis desert resort and Chandani Desert Resort Camp etc. All these luxury camp tents offer modern accommodation facilities, gala dinner & breakfast and various other facilities that can be tailored as per your interests.
In Khuri Sand Dunes, you get a deeper insight of the thatched straw roofs, camels, narrow streets and the local bazaars. In the evening, you can light a campfire and listen to the songs of “Kalbelias”. The Sam Sand dunes is a beautiful stretch of sweeping sand dunes where people roll the Rajasthani culture as a whole – including cultural and puppet shows, dance performances and camel races. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to spend a night amidst the Great Thar Desert of Rajasthan and the star-lit sky. So don’t wait to experience the magic of an overnight desert camp stay and visit the city of Jaisalmer soon.
DURATION OF CAMEL SAFARIS IN JAISALMER
Generally, tourists prefer an early morning camel safari for sunrise views followed by breakfast at the camp or an evening camel safari to witness the beautiful sunset views followed by an overnight desert camp stay. If you’re short of time, you can go for a camel safari and return on the same day. However, some people also prefer to go deeper into the desert and extend their camel safari up to four days. While a half-day camel ride with an overnight stay is a good idea as it may become quite monotonous for you. For hardcore adventure enthusiasts, the duration of camel safari can be extended up to 30 days as well.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT JAISALMER?
During summers, the weather is unbearably hot in Jaisalmer. It is advisable to visit here during September to March when the weather turns pleasant. Hence, sightseeing activities and camel ride is more enjoyable during this time.
Riding on a camel’s back can be uncomfortable in the long run. So wear comfortable clothes and carry something padded to sit on! Carry along sunscreen, sunglasses, flashlight and water bottles. Bring along plenty of woolens as the weather turns pretty cold at night.