Pushkar Camel Safri
Enjoy the joy of a Camel Safari, which takes you through the golden sands of the vast Thar Desert (Near Pushkar)- primeval, savage and lonely. Ride through sandy landscape, passing through remote villages. The "Aravalli Range" here are one of the world's oldest, and have sandy fields, small dunes, beautiful hills and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.
Camel Safari take one to an experience of the days gone by when time drifted at a leisurely pace. The rolling landscape of the unrelieved ocean of sand and xerophytic shrub covered area is breathtakingly beautiful and the range of flora and fauna surprisingly large for a desert area.
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 make Thar Desert Camel Safari Asia's fastest selling adventure holidays.
One can ride or walk along leisurely with the safari and enjoy the desertscape. Our camel carts are fully equipped and tourists need not bother about comfort in the desert.
Camel Safaris are certainly the ideal way to spend time exploring the rustic Rajasthan. Our travel routes aim for the offbeat, leading you on back roads to villages, cities, temples, palaces, abandoned fortresses and animals of the sandy wilderness and through the expanse of "Thar" Desert.
Pushkar is well known for its camel safari. If you are anywhere with in striking distance at the time its an event not to be missed to visit pushkar. This is only one of its kind in the world and has featured in numerous magazines, travel shows and films. The most interesting means of exploring the desert around pushkar is by camel safari and virtually everyone who comes here goes on one.
We start camel safari from side of the pushkar lake. In the starting safari goes to the around mountain and lush green garden, then after convert in the desert. Around 5km. We reach at the top of the desert. We serve to the tourists-breakfast, cold drink, snacks, mineral water, fruits etc. After sunset we start from there we go to the camp where we have to stay at night. During this way we cross the small village, where you will see the original indian life.
Pushkar Camel Safari Itinerary
Duration 09 Nights/ 10 Days
Destination - Udaipur - Banaria - Jormuda - Kherda - Lalpura - Jawaja - Kharwa - Pushkar.
Day1: Arrival in Udaipur:
Transfer to hotel and afternoon sightseeing of Udaipur.
Day2: Transfer to Banaria:
Transfer by car to Banaria, visit to Eklingji and Nagda temples on the way. Arrival in the safari camp around lunchtime or early afternoon. After arrival there is time for an evening ride to get to know the horses. Overnight stay in our safari camp.
Day3: Banaria – Jormuda:
A day ride through the hilly landscape of the Aravalli-Mountains. The riders traverse the typical Indian jungle consisting of light forest with dry deciduous trees such as Sal, Indian teak or Acacia. In the lush green valleys farming is done, mainly with the help of oxen. Arrival in the camp around 4 pm. afterwards visit to Jormuda Fort.
Day4: Jormuda – Kherda:
Another riding day through hill country. Occasionally the riders will be able to spot the elusive Cheetal deer and in the bushes there are plenty of peacocks and monkeys. The area around is mainly tribal and the riders will note the curiously looking tribal villages usually perched on a hilltop surrounded by thorn bushes. The houses are made of brown colored mud, often decorated with drawings or white lines.
Day5: Kherda – Lalpura:
Today the landscape becomes more level and open. The main range of the Aravalli Mountains is laying in the back now. The climate becomes drier and so does the vegetation. Trees give way to thorn bushes and the soil becomes sandy. Stretches of open country invite for an occasional gallop and the horses enjoy the soft and level ground. Camels become a regular sight.
Day6: Lalpura – Jawaja:
On this day the riders will truly feel the nearing desert. The land is now level and the hills are left behind. Flocks of cattle, goats, sheep and lot’s of camels are passing, all heading towards the Pushkar Fair. Occasionally the riders will encounter nomads with colorful turbans and huge moustaches herding their camels to Pushkar. They transport everything they own and need for a living on the back of their animals. The small children and women with infants are allowed to ride, the rest of the family is walking.
Day7: Jawaja – Kharwa:
Pushkar and the Thar Desert are coming near. Another day riding through a half desert, encountering hundreds of animals. Again the trail leads through tribal land and the riders can admire their hamlets and villages. After arrival in the camp the massive fort in Kharwa can be visited.
Day8: Kharwa - Pushkar:
On the last day of the safari the trail leads over sand roads through thick thorn bush vegetation. Occasionally a field can be seen where a farmer tries to grow pulses on the infertile land. The main means of livelihood here is animal husbandry. On the way a small temple can be visited and the riders can admire the ruins of some ancient forts. Arrival in Pushkar is around 3:30 pm but a part of the Mela (fair) has to be crossed in order to reach our camp, which is situated within walking distance of the fairground. The riders will have a short glimpse of the fair and the camel market. In the late afternoon and evening they already have a chance in walking over the fair or attending some dance program. Overnight stay in our safari camp in Pushkar
Day9: Ride around Pushkar:
The last day is dedicated to the Pushkar Fair and Camel Market. The riders can visit the fairground on horseback before going on a ride around Pushkar or first see the Fair on foot and later set out for a ride, this can be decided by the group themselves.
Overnight stay in our safari camp in Pushkar
End of the program after breakfast.