Desert Safari


For all these years, Thar has seen many dunes taking shapes, many of them never to be formed again. But unlike nature, Vino's safari has earned a world fame and today it is recommended by almost all the well known tourist guides . Vino Desert Safari is giving it's services since 1991. The company operates from Bikaner in Rajasthan state of India. The crew is headed by it's founder Vino himself.

Going on a desert camel safari in Bikaner has been a popular way for travellers to explore this small, but amazing town. The grainy yet smooth sands, serene environs and the clear sky in the evening will definitely make you want to head out of your lodgings. You may pass by little settlements in the region, which are the best places to understand Rajasthani tradition and culture.

A desert camel safari in Bikaner in the evening will also allow you to lay back on the sand because it will have lost the major part of the heat. The cool breeze may blow across the area and make your journey even more enjoyable. While roaming the desert, you may get to see people in traditional attire. Their glittering clothes will give you an idea of how colourful the culture of Rajasthan really is. If you get a chance to talk to the locals, then do ask them to tell narrate some of their folk tales, for they are quite intriguing.

Luck being on your side, you may even get to witness a spellbinding sunset over the dunes. In order to popularise the culture further, certain hospitality properties in Bikaner treat guests to traditional music and dance shows, generally accompanied by a bonfire. A lovingly prepared Rajasthani dinner will surely be the highlight of your trip to the region. A desert camel safari in Bikaner is available with Marudyan Resort, which is a good place to stay.

Rao Bikaji Camel Safari is a thrilling experience in an infinite ocean of sand in Rajasthan. The safari is a relatively new adventure in the long history of the desert. The beauty of the desert changes every season and it looks even more beautiful after rain. The beauty of the desert can be enjoyed by riding on camels or camel carts. Wide spread tranquillity greets tourists at every step. Bikaner is well known for its intricate architecture, huge palaces and forts, traditional dishes, garments and its medley of folklore and artistic footwear. Rao Bikaji Camel Safari offers you all that Bikaner has to offer! We are always ready to welcome you and guide your journey through the desert.

History


It is commonly believed that the river Saraswati is buried under the Thar Desert. Water is found very deep here and so wells must be dug very deeply too. It is the same with the inhabitants of Bikaner, their hearts are as deep as deep wells with water. Sands may be dry particles, but not the hearts of the people. Sand dunes are beautiful to look at. They continue to be formed, shifting from one place to another and even destroyed. New dunes are formed every day. A new ‘dune’ has been formed in the Thar city of Bikaner and that ‘dune’ is Yogendra Singh Rathore, fondly called Rao Bikaji Camel Safari by his customers and friends.

For all these years, Thar has seen many dunes taking shape, many of them never to be formed again. Rao Bikaji Camel Safari has earned a worldwide reputation today. It is recommended by almost all the well-known tourist guides. Rao Bikaji Camel Safari has been offering its services since 2003. The tourist groups are led by Yogendra Singh Rathore himself. Rao Bikaji Camel Safari (Yogendra Singh Rathore) also offers almost home from home accommodation in his own guest house, where you can have a great time experiencing the true Indian life style.

The ships of desert, Camels, are marvelous creatures who will transport our baggage, and enable us to discover some of the beautiful and relatively unexplored regions of Bikaner, Rajasthan (India). There are no hard and fast rules regarding your safari as each expedition is unique in itself. With Bikaner Camel Safari Private Limited, en route you and your friends or family are the only ones for miles around the starting and finishing point. Your safari depends on your personal interests, but for your convenience, the details will be made available in advance for your approval.

Other Activities


Another amazing thing to do, while staying at the property, is going on a raptor safaris. Scavengers like cinereous vultures, Eurasian griffon vultures, Egyptian Vultures, imperial eagles, laggar falcons, steppe eagles, black-shouldered kites and shikras are seen here regularly.


Junagarh Fort

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Karni Mata Temple

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Kote Gate

Offering a glimpse of the magnificent architectural work in the city, Kote Gate is the main entrance gate of Bikanker. This daunting structure is an example of fine artistry of the workers belonging to the olden days.

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Rampuriya Haveli

The reminiscence of the bygone era, Rampuria Haveli is “the pride of Bikaner”. According to Aldous Huxley, a prominent writer and philosopher, the exquisite palatial house is a sight to marvel at. Rampuria Haveli is an exquisite blend of antiquity, grandeur and exquisiteness. The royal mansion was built to befit the lifestyle of the wealthy merchant family, Rampuria.

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Lalgarh Palace

Built in 1896, this palatial hotel in an Indo-Saracenic-style sandstone building is 2.3 km from the Karni Mata Temple and 2.6 km from the Junagarh Fort. The elegant rooms feature marble floors, intricately carved wood furniture and ceiling fans, plus TVs, minibars and tea and coffeemakers. They also have sitting areas and safes. Upgraded rooms add living rooms and sofas.

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National Research Camel

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Desert Safari

For all these years, Thar has seen many dunes taking shapes, many of them never to be formed again. But unlike nature, Vino's safari has earned a world fame and today it is recommended by almost all the well known tourist guides . Vino Desert Safari is giving it's services since 1991. The company operates from Bikaner in Rajasthan state of India. The crew is headed by it's founder Vino himself.

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Bhandasar Jain Temple

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Laxmi Nath Temple

Shri Laxminath is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner. It graces the sacred sanctum of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. Other then the beautiful idol, this temple is embellished with exquisite art-work in silver. Festivals like Janmashtami, Nirjala Ekadashi, Ramnavami, Diwali and Geeta Jayanti are majorly celebrated at the temple and one must not miss visiting the temple during these festivals.

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Gajner Palace

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Shiv Bari Temple

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Devi Kund

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