Jaisalmer Camel Safari
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.
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.
Jaisalmer Jeep Safari
If you think you are more on adventure side then try the Jeep safari to explore the Desert in Jaisalmer. These are done on 4X4 Jeeps that are really powerful machines customized in to 4-wheel drive. These Jeeps are open and are strict no-no in summers.
The direct sunray in desert in the summers is very harmful to skin. There are chances that you will get heat stroke. But in winters, jeep safari in Jaisalmer is a thing worth trying. You can opt for short trips such as Fossil park or Desert National park that are situated in the radius of 50 odd Km.
You can also opt for Sam Sand Dunes that is about 40 Km away. We suggest you to spend at least a night in the Desert Camp. Night stay charges for Jeep safari are negotiable, so settle for the best bet.
If you want to go for a really long drive then opt for Padholi. This bird sanctuary is nearly 150 Km from Jaisalmer and thus Jeep will be the best possible mode of transport.
Spend a night in any of the villages inside the Padholi sanctuary that are still untouched by the outside influence and feel the difference yourself!
Jaisalmer Village Safari
The landscape of Rajasthan is scattered with a number of villages and hamlets, telltale sign of tree grove and cattle. The most colorful villages are found in Jaisalmer region of Rajasthan. The typical village has always been difficult to spot till one is actually upon it.
The deserts in Rajasthan are very populated. In spite of the challenges that these deserts offers, people have sited all over the Thar Desert and have innovated in their own small ways to make the arid sands habitable.
The villages in Jaisalmer are made up of hamlets, the most basic form of civilization, consist of a collection of huts that are circular and have thatched roofs. The walls are covered with the sand, cow dung, and hay. The bonfire between these hamlets is mesmerizing.
Jaisalmer is a one-stop destination for fun, food and entertainment. Here, you will find mandir, village bazaar; folk entertainment, animal rides, village style photo studio, jyotish, mehendi etc. are one of the few. The simplicity of people, the color and tradition will touch your heart deep down. The live dance and music will be irresistible for the young and old to join and shake a leg too! You will relish every moment of village of Jaisalmer.