Jaisalmer Camel Safari

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Jaisalmer Camel Safari

Camel Safaris are an unique way to explore the beautiful stretches of the Thar Desert. The starting point of the Jaisalmer Camel Safari was about 50 odd kilometers from Jaisalmer town.

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View of Jaisalmer Fort from the highway

Along the road we spotted couple of Chinkaras (Gazella Bennettii). This gazelle subspecies lives in grasslands and desert areas in India, Bangladesh and parts of Iran and Pakistan.

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Chinkaras

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Village inside the Desert National Park

Most of the camel safaris start and end at this village.

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A group returning after a morning safari

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Crossing over to the other side

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Waiting for the load to be packed

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Swaroop, the guide’s flunkie, taking a break

We stopped for lunch around noon and spent the rest of the afternoon lazing under a tree.

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Unloading the camels

Kaluram, our guide, tied the fore legs of the camels and set them off to graze in the surrounding dunes.

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Riding on camels can take a toll on your thighs. It is recommended to take frequent breaks so that that you can stretch and relax the muscles.

Post lunch we spotted a couple of peacocks in the nearby shrubs.

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Peacock

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Catching up on her reading ! – And I thought only Parminder Singh Gill carried books on a safari!

At around 4 PM, Kaluram went to round up the camels.

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Kaluram with the camels

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Longer safaris give you an opportunity to experience the more remote areas.

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Near our campsite

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Sunset

It is quite an experience to spend the night under the stars. On clear nights one can spot shooting stars!

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Kaluram and Swaroop preparing dinner

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Goofing around at sunrise

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Ripples on the dunes

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White Eagle

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Swaroop cleaning the dishes with sand

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Sand dunes

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Sand dunes

9 Responses to Jaisalmer Camel Safari

  1. Abhay April 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Beautiful photos!

  2. Iyer Raji April 15, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    hi madhu and savi,

    this is radhu’s sister, raji. i have been following your travels sporadically. it sounds great! would like to know the identity of the bird in your desert photo since i watch birds.
    would you pl send the photo to my email id, since it is copyright protected.
    will let you know the id when i get it.
    thanks and good luck for the rest.

    raji

    • 10YearItch April 15, 2011 at 9:29 am #

      Hi Raji,
      I have emailed you the pics.
      Cheers!
      Madhu

  3. Himachal Pradesh Tourism April 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Really amazing collection of images. I thank for this who really give us chance to view such collection.

    • Madhu Nair April 29, 2011 at 3:57 am #

      Sure thing. I am glad you liked it!
      Cheers,
      Madhu

  4. Maneesh Goal May 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Great pictures… it seems you had a great time in the desert… I missed out on it, damn!

    • Madhu Nair May 3, 2011 at 3:54 am #

      Hi Maneesh,
      Thanks for the compliments.
      The safari was excellent – way beyond our expectations.
      Highly recommended for your next trip to Jaisalmer.
      Cheers,
      Madhu

    • Madhu Nair May 3, 2011 at 3:55 am #

      Hi Maneesh,
      Thanks for the compliments.
      The safari was excellent – way beyond our expectations.
      Highly recommended for your next trip to Jaisalmer.
      Cheers,
      Madhu

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