CamelSafari


Spend a whole night or an evening in the Thar Desert at Jaisalmer and enjoy Camel Safari, Jeep Safari, Musical evening, Rajasthani Mujra and pure Rajasthani food in a desert camp under the clear sky of Jaisalmer’s desert. Just step away from city life for a day and understand the real desert life with us

A Camel Safari is great fun, especially when combining riding and walking side by side with your camel - at your own pace; this way you can enjoy both, relaxing riding and refreshing bone stretching. It is obvious that the longer you choose to go on your safari, the more remote places you will see and the more you may adjust to and enjoy the desert tranquility. Even for us it is difficult to describe the sunsets, the nights and the sunrises in the desert which you can experience only in areas this remote from any settlements - you have to experience it in order to understand it.

Of course it is possible to go for a shorter safari like sunset only or overnight and it is up to you to decide what suits you best. We have been organizing Camel Safaris since 1987 and are recognized by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan; our staff would take great pleasure in showing you our special part of India - in an environmentally friendly way.

Pleasant Haveli Camel Safari is welcoming you to the 'Golden City' of India. We offer you unique Camel Safaris as well as Jeep Tours during which you can visit villagers who live in the Rajasthani Desert to see their traditional daily life; you will cross dunes and remote, isolated places of the Thar Desert, sleep in custom made bedrolls under the stars and experience some of the most beautiful sunsets, night skies and sunrises in the world.

A Camel Safari is great fun, especially when combining riding and walking side by side with your camel - at your own pace; this way you can enjoy both, relaxing riding and refreshing bone stretching. It is obvious that the longer you choose to go on your safari, the more remote places you will see and the more you may adjust to and enjoy the desert tranquility. Even for us it is difficult to describe the sunsets, the nights and the sunrises in the desert which you can experience only in areas this remote from any settlements - you have to experience it in order to understand it.Of course it is possible to go for a shorter safari like sunset only or overnight and it is up to you to decide what suits you best.

The desert road is still crossed by many travellers and locals, making the Thar the most populous of the desert areas of the world, and camels roam through it with the lassitude of a rhythmic movement that soothes and charms as if an unseen force is imposing movement onto their long legs. Finding the correct balance on top of one of these animals is an exercise of calm and character. Should we learn to follow the dance of its body and soon we will be able to feel the hot desert wind wrapping around our hoair and ahead of us, we will just see the slow scrolling the sandy path leading to the horizon. This is the true magic of the desert. Knowing the Rajasthan is building an inner link with the Thar desert. You can't know the Rajasthan if you don't go through the three massive gates of the Jaisalmer castle sucessively following up a winding path that formerly served to prevent and deter enemy attacks.

That's where we will be expecting you, to show you a little bit of the desert life, to let you know the feeling of falling asleep at night with your eyes on the stars. Along the pages of this website you will find some practical advice you should follow to get a unique experience that will remain in your memories far beyond the time of a simple trip. You can also see the routes we have chosen for you and decide which one is best suited to your group or your fantasy, within the time you have available. We also invite you to visit our photo gallery where you can get a first idea about what is, in fact, the desert and the lives of those who cross it daily. Princesses and Maharajas, have crossed it and have loved it. Now it's your turn.

History


A camel safari is the most original way of exploring Jaisalmer. Trudging through the Thar Desert on the back of a seasoned camel is an experience that you would remember for years to come. Add to that the aura of nothingness that the desert creates, and you have the perfect recipe for some adventure!

The camel safaris in Jaisalmer range from half-day and one-day tours to week-long safaris. A camel ride through the desert is highly recommended on your next trip to Jaisalmer. Camel safaris can be booked through local tour operators.

The History of Jaisalmer has a charm of its own. Like all other cities of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer too has its own glorious past to boast about. History of Jaisalmer draws heavily from the history of11 the Rajputana. The city is said to be founded by one Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput ruler, in approximately 1156 A D. Legends go by that he did it on the behest of a local hermit named Eesaal. The raja choose Trikut hill as the new site for his fort. This was because he thought that his previous abode at Luderwa was vulnerable towards possible enemy assault.

In medieval times, Jaisalmer continued to be on the focus of the masses because of its location. It falls in the way of one of the two routes, which connected India from Persia, Egypt, Africa and the west. The Bhatti Rajput rulers were still in line. They were the sole guardian of the city and thus mustered enough wealth through taxes levied on the passing caravans, of which there was no scarcity.

For many years Jaisalmer remained out of bound from the foreign rulers partly because of its location and partly because of its relief. In the mid Thirteenth century, Ala-ud-din Khilji, the Turk-Afghan ruler of Delhi laid the siege over the city. He was apparently upset with the Bhatti Rajput rulers because they stopped and looted one of his caravans containing royal coffer which was on its way to Sind. The siege lasted for around 9 long years and when the fall seemed eminent the Rajput womenfolk of the city committed Jauhar.