Wildlife Tours in India
|| Camel Safari in Rajasthan
Camel Safari in Rajasthan
3 Nights / 4 Days
Destination Covered :
Jaisalmer - Bikaner
from Jaisalmer to the starting point of camel trek at village Bungri via Pokaran-Phalodi-Khichan-Au-Choutina(Laxman
Nagar). Khichan, Au, Choutina is on Phalodi-Nagor road. From Choutina (Laxman
Nagar) turn north for Bungri which is nearly 23 Kms. from Choutina. Totally
it will be distance of 245Kms. approx from Jaisalmer. Lunch will be served
on arrival at village Bungri. After lunch begin camel trek from village Bungri
to Meghwalon-Ki-Dhani. Arrive at Meghwalon-Ki-Dhani and camp. Dinner will
be served at camp over night in the tents. Todays camel trek will be
of 2 hrs. approx. (14 Km)
Village description - Bungri is a Rajput village with composition of the
other occupational casts. The people of all the casts are basically farmers
and cattle breeders.
Breakfast at the camp and camel trek Meghwalon-Ki-Dhani to Sainsar. Lunch
on the way during the trek. Arrive Sainsar and camp. Dinner will be served
in the camp over night in the tents. Todays camel trek will be of 22
Village description- Meghwalon-Ki-Dhani is a small settlement of few huts.
Dhani in Desert means temporary dwelling and now a days these small hamlets(Dhanis)
tend to gain permanent character with growing means of transport and communication
in the desert. More and more families tend to break away from the villages
and start settling down in Dhanis permanently. Meghwalon-Ki-Dhani is a small
hamlet where lives a low cast working on leather. Sainsar is a village where
a lot of Bishnoi people live. Bishnoi people are nature worshipers and they
worship the desert antelope - Gazzel.
Continue camel trek from Sainsar village to Pratapa Nada. Camp will be at
Pratapa Nada. Todays camel trek will be of 21 Km approx.
- Todays camel trek will pass through beautiful desert landscape and
villages of Rajputs, Jats, Charans, and Dhanis of Nayaks (the hunter cast
of old days). Also desert animals like antelopes (Gazzal), Desert Fox, Rabbits,
Reptiles and birds may be spotted if one is lucky. Among the casts Charans
of village Ratariya are worth mentioning. Charans in the olden times used
to compose and Sing poetry in praise of the nobles and there feudal lords.
It was an oral tradition of poetry in a very old language called dingal. Nowadays
only a few surviving persons in this Charan cast keep this tradition alive.
Continue camel trek from Pratapa Nada to village Dhingsari where the trek
will end. Lunch will be served at village Dhingsari. Drive to Bikaner via
Kishnasar, Janglu, Jegla and Deshnoke. On the way back to Bikaner Deshnoke
Rats Temple can be visited. Todays camel trek will be of 15 Km approx.
Village description - Dhingsari is the village of Rajput cast. The main cast
living in this village is called Rajvi - they are the direct descendants of
the brother of the 14th Maharaja of Bikaner.
Arrive at Bikaner and check in the hotel to freshen up. Have lunch and sightseeing
before taking the train to Delhi or proceed to the next destination.
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