Thar Desert is situated in Rajasthan, India. One of the thrilling ways through which you can discover the sands, which Rajasthan is famous for, is to embark on a desert safari. This is especially so in Bikaner and Jaisalmer. The Rajasthan desert safari can make you realize that every journey is in reality a destination… One can make a safari around the Thar, on a camel, jeep or a horse, and choose to stay in unique tented accommodations, to seep in the spirit of adventure in your bones.
Through Rajasthan desert safari you can get fascinating glimpses of awe-inspiring palaces and forts of this charming state. Specially to explore the sights and sounds of this 12th century Caravan City of Jaisalmer, desert safari is a wonderful option. While exploring the vast, unending golden sand dunes, expect to see a Chinkara Antelope or the Great Indian Bustard any minute.
The camel, known as the ship of the desert, is principally used for undertaking long and arduous journeys through the deserts. Safaris can be short and last for a day or may have a longer duration, which may go on for a few days. The best times for camel safari are the cooler parts of the day, the mornings and evenings. The sights en route will hypnotize you and become a part of your most precious memories. There may be a stretch of barren land as far as the eyes can see but the sea of yellow glistening sand looks extraordinary.
The Rajasthan desert safari will help you visit the Jain temples of Ranakpur or the quixotic Lake City of Udaipur, the Pushkar Fair and much more. You can also take up a camel safari in Rajasthan to visit the Rajput villages in the farthest areas of the desert. Mingle with the local folks who have never left the desert, enjoy the gentle generosity of villagers at a desert oasis…
However, the charm of Rajasthan desert safari is in exploring the extraordinary in the mundane. Closer to the village, you can see a wonderful kaleidoscope of rural Rajasthan ambling along, with the daily chores of life. Loitering herds of sheep and cattle, kids merrily trotting off to their school, Rajasthani women preparing meal on a dung fire… these casual vignettes may find a permanent place in your memories.
Do stop over for a tang of the authentic Rajasthani food and undiluted Rajasthani hospitality. When the twilight descends on you gently like a warm quilt, beneath the star-studded sky you may feel the cool desert breeze whisper to you the folklores and legends long gone by…