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Desert On Camel Back

About the only thing you will have to get used to, when you plan a camel safari, is the ungainly movement of the ship of the desert. The camel may look aloof, but is the lifeline for the people of the desert whose communication needs depend on this vital beast for their very survival. Most journeys into the hinterlands are still made on camel-back, or in camel carts, and the camel is also used for ploughing the arid fields of the desert.

Camel Safari

A saddle is mounted across the camel's hump, providing comfortable seating for two, legs astride. At first the rolling gait of the camel is a little disconcerting, but riders soon get used to the rhythm. Since the sun can get very hot in the desert, the best times for a camel safari are in the morning and evening, even in the cooler winter months. Such safaris are usually run by professional outfits who hire Raikas, the camel-keepers who are adept at finding the best routes and waterholes in the desert, and navigate almost by instinct, guided, of course, by the position of the stars at night. This becomes necessary should you be planning a longdistance safaris, of course, can range from just a day to serveral days, and you can choose an option that best meets your needs and schedules. Remember, most such safaris can traverse a distance of 30-40 km a day, and you may need to plan accordingly should you wish to trlans-navigate between two different towns.

tourist at camel safari in desert of rajasthan

Best camel safari points are the desert region that includes the entire Shekhawati belt, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, and around Pushkar and Nagaur, and only the winter season (October-March) is recommended. Visitors are advised to dress modestly since the safari may pass, and camp, in close proximity of villages. A sola-topee, the local turban or some form of head protection is essential, and people should ensure that they drink water at regular intervals.

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