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.
The Safari Company called "Rao Bikaji Camel Safari" was started by Yogendra Singh Rathore in 2003 descendant of (Rao Bikaji first king of Bikaner).
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.
Half Day Camel Safari starts from camel point to the village. Two hours Camel Ride with village visit. One or two people per camel depending on your requirements.
2 Hour camel safari without transport Rs. 1200
2 Hour camel safari with transport Rs. 1500
2 Hour camel safari with transport & dinner Rs. 2000
Accomodation sepratly Swiss tents, Cottages attached, Bathroom Egloo tents without bathroom and sleep in Desert.
Full day camel safari starts from camel point to the village. Two hours camel ride before lunch. We serve lunch under a shady tree in the desert. After lunch two hours camel safari. One or two people per camel depending on your requirement.
4 Hour camel safari with sunset & transport lunch Rs. 2000
Full day night camel safari with sunset & transport & all meals Rs. 3100
Full day camel safari with sunset & transport & all meals and music Rs. 3500
Full day camel safari with sunset & all meals and music & Rajasthani dance rs 4200 per pax minimum 2 pax
Full day and night safari sleep in desert/ Egloo camping tent Rs 1800 per day per person
Minimising Water Loss
You want to keep moisture loss to a minimum whilst in a desert environment. You can do this by:
Moving slowly and avoiding excessive exertion to limit unnecessary sweating.
Seeking shade whenever it’s available.
Use mornings, evenings and nights to avoid activity in the heat of the day.
Wear light coloured, long sleeve, non-wicking clothing (see my article on acomparison of base layer materials)
Avoiding Sun Burn, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
You want to cover up most if not all of your skin to avoid sun burn and minimise evaporation of perspiration. That means long sleeves, long trousers and a wide brimmed hat, all in light colours to maximise heat reflection. This will help avoid heat exhaustion and stroke too. Sun glasses will protect your eyes from the desert equivalent of snow blindness.
Spiders, Snake and Scorpions
Most deserts are home to at least some nasty critters. They usually try to avoid human contact and save their more poisonous attacks for killing prey but, nonetheless, the following can help avoid any encounters:
Avoiding leaving unattended bags and tent doors open.
Sleeping away from bushes and rocks.
Checking your boats in the morning.
Avoiding walking barefoot, particularly at night when beasties are more active.
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