Desert Camel Safari

On the sand dunes of Bikaner

It’s a long weekend of strolling lazily through the desert, camping out on sand dunes, enjoying spectacular sunsets, stars, cold beers and folk music. You can travel either on top a camel, or lazily lay back in a camel cart. You can see some photos of earlier trips here.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 0: Overnight train from Delhi to Bikaner

Delhi Cantt Railway Station at 23:00, to catch the 23:50 train, the imaginatively titled “Dee Bkn S F Ex” (No: 12457) to Bikaner Junction, arriving the next morning at 07:40. 

Overnight on train

Day 1: Camel Safari and overnight in desert

Arriving at Bikaner Junction at 07:40 in the morning, hop in jeeps and drive out to the desert sand dunes to meet your camels. Now is the time for you to either be brave and climb on a camel, or be less brave and hop onto a camel cart, to head out deep into the desert to set up camp on a nice big sand dune.

Spend the day relaxing and jumping off sand dunes. In the evening we have a spectacular sunset, a campfire, and get treated to soulful sounds from local musicians who come and join you from a nearby desert village.

Overnight camping in desert

Day 2: Camel Safari and overnight in desert

By now you should be an expert at riding camels, or at least at reclining regally in a camel cart, so set off deeper into the desert and camp out on another sand dune – a big one with stunning 360 degree panoramic desert views. Again get som musicians around the campfire, and camp out under the starry skies.

Overnight camping in desert

Day 3: Visit the Rat Temple at Deshnok. Return drive to Delhi.

On Sunday get up early and drive to Bikaner Junction to catch the 09:15 train “Delhi Sarai Rohilla Intercity Express” (No. 22471) arriving at Delhi Sarai Rohilla station at 17:25.

Try and sneak in a visit to the famous rat temple - the Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok. 

End of trip 


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