The Camel, a wonderful domestic animal, is known as the 'ship of deserts' for his ability to negotiate even the most difficult sandy terrain of the deserts with quiet ease and speed. A camel safari is one of the most adventurous activities, and indeed a novel way to 'discover' the vast terrain of an otherwise inaccessible desert. Though, a camel safari is an exciting adventure, but it's in no way a relaxing vacation. However, whether tiring or relaxing, a camel safari can be a unique and rewarding experience for you.
In India, the camel safari offers a lot more of fun and adventure. In fact, the variety of safaris offered by the Great Indian Desert is simply unparallel. Camel safaris in India are generally enjoyed in the vast terrain and the stretches of the Great Thar Desert in Rajasthan. The most famous camel safari routes in India cover the area around Jaisalmer, Bikaner or Jodhpur, popularly known as the desert circuit, covering some of the finest sand dunes, historical monuments and temples of Rajasthan. Usually, big towns are not included on the route though there is no definite route that you have to adopt.
Camel safari can be the best way to explore the colorful and exotic countryside in Rajasthan. Also the vast stretches of the sands in the great Thar Desert with numerous exotic and beautiful sand dunes can best be explored and enjoyed when you embark on a camel back. But, to enjoy a camel safari in India, you need to know the balancing act and getting use to the zigzag movement of the Camel.
Exploring the exotic sand dunes during the early hours and late evening of the day and spending nights underneath the star-studded sky with the cool desert breeze blowing, while listening to the haunting strains of folk music echoing across the sand dunes, can make a spellbound effect on you. The camel safari halts during the night, usually near a typical Rajasthani village, to provide you time to mingle with the local village folks and an insight to the traditional way of their life and culture. These rural folks are known for their hospitality and are always eager to fulfill your every request.
Like camel safaris, horse safaris are also the best way to explore the rugged desert and mountain terrains of India. In fact, a horse safari is the best way to negotiate the difficult and rugged mountain terrains. If you are an adventure seeker looking for some nice thrills, then an exciting horse riding in India can be the best option for you. Enjoy a 4/5 days of horse rides and halt at camps en-route on location. The camping sights and the lunch halts in a unique landscape is an interesting part of a horse safari. Many interesting cultural programs of folk dances and music are also organized at halts for enhancing the pleasure of your lifetime adventure.
Usually, a horse safari is enjoyed in the areas, which are not accessible by ordinary transports and are cut from the rest of the world. In India, the Himalayan and the Thar Desert regions where most of the regions are still remotely located, offer you the best places for horse riding in India. You can even plan to combine your horse safari in India with trekking and hiking tours of India. So if you are interested in exploring the rugged and barren regions of India, a horse safari is the best option for you as it takes you to those places, where neither a motor nor a plane can go.