Sunset/Sunrise 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.
It is your choice whether you wish to go on this safari at either morning or evening .
First we pick you up directly from the hotel you are staying at. You are then introduced to your camel and the camel men. Each camel has their own rider who sits behind you. And also for your safety.
We then take you through the desert where you and of course sunrise or sunset. After approximately three hours of seeing the beautiful area, around pushkar you are then dropped back safely to your hotel with lots of photos to show friends and family. (served tea coffee & biscuit also)
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.