Full Day Camel Safari

Pushkar is a small place, situated 11 km from Ajmer, in the state of Rajasthan (India). It is a holy place mostly visited for the sacred Pushkar lake, the Brahma temple and the renowned Camel Safari. Thus, though Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage spot, it is also visited for the exciting camel safaris in the desert sand dunes.

The Great Indian Desert of Rajasthan can be explored using camels which is the great and exciting experience one should have in a life time. The Aravalli Range are one of the world's oldest, and have sandy fields, small dunes, beautiful hills and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets. Camel Safaris are certainly the ideal way to spend time exploring the rustic and royal Rajasthan.Camel Safari is an adventure, which takes you through the golden sands of the vast Thar Desert providing the glimpse of the desert lifestyle through remote villages. The special cultural performances on the sand dunes, the camps set up for the travelers, the traditional Rajasthani meals and the picturesque hamlets with friendly folks, all together make Camel Safaris on of the special adventure tour in India.

Your tour departs from Pushkar early in the morning at 6:00 am Sunrise is something not to be missed,

8:00 am to 12:00 noon - The pushkar camel safari begins, visiting various villages in the remote areas and experiencing the desert wild life.

12:00 noon to 3:00 pm - Lunch followed by rest in the shade of trees near the oasis (because the sun is fierce).

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Now you can experience the stark beauty of the mysterious desert which beckons you to enjoy a magical sunset evening and an adventure you will never forget.

6:00 pm - Returning to pushkar by camel .

GENERAL RIDING INSTRUCTIONS

The camel is a lovely and tame animal, however, certain care must be taken and instructions observed to make your ride as comfortable and safe as possible.

When mounting the camel lean back and make sure you are comfortable in your saddle.

Hang your backpack on the saddle knob.

When the camel stands up or sits down, lean back again and hold the reins (mori) tightly.

Always hold the reins when riding, as you will be rocked gently back and forth.

When turning right pull the right rein gently into the right direction, when turning left pull the left one to the left.

For galloping pull both reins together slowly and give the camel a slight kick on both sides with your legs.

To make the camel stop pull both reins backward quickly.

To make the camel sit down pull both reins and mouth the word "Jhu Jhu".

To get it walking again just pull the reins up again.

Should you wish to receive a demonstration of the above before the start of the trip, please just ask our trained drivers. Never provoke a camel or give it any sort of food!

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

* A hat, cap or turban

* Sunscreen and sunglasses

* Long-sleeve shirt, long trousers, sneakers or other type of solid shoes. Remember, the sun is fierce!

* Camera and film

* Toilet paper and towel

* Diary, pen, a book to read, cards or other games

* Medical kit (for just in case)

* In the winter season warm clothes for the night

* A big smile and positive attitude

* Food and mineral/filtered water will be provided at all times. Our camel drivers use only this water when preparing meals. All the food is vegetarian and freshly prepared over the campfire.

* You do not need a sleeping bag as you will be given clean bedrolls, which will keep you warm and protect you from the sand.

* Remember to keep the desert clean and never leave any rubbish behind.

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