Of the many interesting things to do in Rajasthan, camel safari is the most popular. Embarking on a camel safari in Rajasthan gives you life experiences and memories. Seated on the back of the ‘Ship of the Desert’ adorned with accessories, you are taken on a fascinating ride on the golden sands of the seemingly infinite Thar Desert.
The camel ride in Rajasthan takes you past the rustic desert villages, ancient havelis, and occasionally, historical landmarks. Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without a ride on the camel. To experience this, explore Rajasthan tour packages by Indian Holiday.
Where to go For Camel Safari
There are certain places in Rajasthan that provide the best experience of a camel safari. Besides others, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, and Jodhpur are some of the best places to enjoy camel safari in Rajasthan. Each destination delivers a different experience from the other but is thrilling and exciting as the other!
Here are the Top Destinations for Camel Safari in Rajasthan:-
Bikaner is referred to as the “Camel City” of Rajasthan and is undoubtedly one of the best places to enjoy a camel safari. However, one distinctive feature of the camel safari here is sand skiing, which is the same as skiing, except that you do it on the sand. Some of the most popular camel safaris in this region are Thar Desert Safari and Camel Man.
Jaisalmer is one of the famous places in Rajasthan for camel safari tours. The camel safaris here include a tour through the various “dhanis” (cluster of huts) that lie on the route, interacting, spending quality time with the villagers, and enjoying the several cultural programs showcasing the culture and tradition of the region. One of the best places to enjoy a safari in the Sam Sand Dunes.
For a delightful camel safari experience, one should visit Pushkar during the occasion of the Pushkar Camel Fair. This annual camel and livestock fair is one of the world’s largest cattle fairs, extending to about five days. A camel ride here takes you to the villages where you can observe the rustic lifestyle of the people, as well as the isolated dunes. At night, one can either sleep inside the tent or spend the night under the starry skies.
Jodhpur allures visitors with several tourist attractions, the most famous being the gigantic Mehrangarh Fort. One of the most exciting camel safaris here involves visiting Osian, an ancient temple town in the Thar Desert. Located about 65km Northwest of Jodhpur, it’s a great center of Jain and Brahmanical temples. Campfires with folk music keep you company in the evenings and make the trip memorable.
Udaipur is another place for enjoying a delightful camel safari. However, it should be remembered that a camel tour here makes a difference. One can choose to go for camel rides here that last for a short duration. One of Udaipur's most famous starting points for the camel safari is the Fateh Sagar Lake. From here, you are taken through the colorful and bustling markets, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Best time to visit Rajasthan for Camel Safari Tour
The whole of North India witnesses calm and pleasant weather during the winter months, which last from November to February. This is undoubtedly the best time to go for a camel safari. Even in the cooler months, the appropriate time for embarking on a safari is during the mornings and in the evenings. The afternoons are reserved for rest, relaxation, and recuperation.