The ship of the
desert, the camel, was domesticated thousands of years ago primarily for the
purpose of making tedious journeys through the unrelenting Thar Desert. So,
how would you like a camel safari - to explore the eccentricities of
Rajasthan on the back of the most native guide? You may go for a short
safari through a typical Rajasthani village or a long-distance expedition
lasting a few days. The best times for travelling are the cooler parts of
the day, the mornings and evenings.
The sights en route will
captivate you and become a part of your most treasured memories. There may
be barren land for as far as the eyes can see. The sea of yellow shimmering
sand looks extraordinary. Closer to the village you can see herds of cattle
and sheep roaming around purposelessly. Watch the children trotting off to
school, while their mothers prepare their afternoon meal on a dung-fire.
Stop over for a taste of the authentic Rajasthani food. The hospitable men
and women will be at your service, eager to fulfill your every request.
Underneath the star-studded sky, you feel the cool desert breeze
and wonder about life in the untamed countryside of this fascinating desert.
safari takes you to Shimla which was capital of British Raj. From Shimla
follow the beautiful mountain road to Kinnaur you enter very remote, dry and
mostly barren valley of Spiti which has Tabo, Ki and Dankar monastries . You
cross Kunzum La ( 15,155 feet ) into Lahoul and then take Manali - Leh Road
which passes over Baralacha La ( 16,260 feet) and Thang Lang La ( 17,850
feet) -the third highest pass in the worldinto leh where you visit Shey,
Thiksey and and Hemis Gompas and Tibetan Bazaar.