The name Jaisalmer is an addiction in itself. You can see the long stretches of sand dunes as far as your eyes can go. The golden crests and troughs provide you with the sense of limitlessness. It is said while in Rome do as the Romans do. So, why opt for SUV when you have a camel. Take a camel safari to experience the limitless Thar Desert. Welcome to Jaisalmer!
A number of travel agents and tour operators in Rajasthan organize
camel safaris. Most of these are in the vicinity of Jaisalmer, Bikaner,
Osian and Khimsar and stretch from anywhere between 2 to 7 days, with
longer ones up to a month. There are shorter daylong camel safaris too,
which give you a glimpse of the desert. The majority of camel safaris
start from the desert fort town of Jaisalmer. In most cases, one camel
is provided per person and a camel cart accompanies the entourage, laden
with food, utensils and other supplies; it's also an option for anyone
who gets sick of sitting on a lurching camel. Tents, food, mineral
water, mattresses and an escort are invariably provided, and most
operators will also make sure that you get a full dose of local
entertainment in the evenings. For longer camel safaris, which are
spread over a few days, camps are usually set up at night in the
vicinity of villages.