1 Night / 2 Days to 4 Nights / 5 Days
Osian Camp - Khetasar - Natharau - Pilwa - Pokhran
Just north of Jodhpur lie the superbly carved 8th century Sun temples of Osian. This ancient village of Osian is the gateway into the merciless thar desert and is legendary for it's mesmerizing 6th / 8th century temples, sand-dunes and diversity of Rajasthani culture and tradition. In a dune behind these temples is Camel Camp created by the ebullient Reggie Singh. The camp emerges dramatically out of the desert and surrounding tribal settlements. Besides the comfortable camel safari one also gets to see proud local tribes--- Bishnois, Bhils, shepherds, potters, weavers etc.
Osian camel camp tours with Vardhman can last from a minimum of 2 days to a maximum of 5 days.
The main Osian Camel Camp tours are: the 1 Night / 2 Days tour
Reach the camel camp on a jeep from the main Jaisalmer city with the Vardhman's representative. Keep your luggage in tents and sit down to a mouthwatering meal served at the rustic yet contemporary camel camp.
Set out on a 2 and a ½ hour ride to Khetasar on camel back.
See gazelles, birds, deer and Bishnoi settlements en route.
Ride back to the camel camp in Jeeps.
Freshen up and settle down to a mouthwatering dinner around a delightful campfire. You also have the option to dine in a restaurant tent with western music playing in the background.
Tour the temples located near Osian and then drive back to Jaisalmer for your onward journey.
Ride to the Osian camel camp at Bikamkor with the Vardhman's representative. Bikamkor is located at a distance of 16 kilometers from Osian. Rest in the tents for a while, meet the camel safari staff and set out on an exciting camel ride to the Dabdi sand dunes, located very close to Osian. Camp
Overnight at the dunes.
Freshen up and have breakfast before continuing your camel safari to Khetasar. See a rare variety of wildlife as you ride past traditional Bishnoi huts. On arrival at Khetasar, eat and rest before setting out on a ride to Osian. On arrival pitch tents and relax.
Join a campfire party before retiring to your tents at night.
Tour the Jain temples of Osian and drive back to Jaisalmer in the latter part of the day.
Receive a warm welcome as you arrive at Lorta. Freshen up in tents and meet the safari staff before embarking on an enchanting camel ride to Natharau. On arrival at Natharau check in at the camel camp. Freshen up and settle down to a traditional meal and enjoy a lively campfire.
Stay overnight at the camp at Natharau.
Ride your camel to the Dabdi dunes on day 2 of the Osian Camel Camp with the Vardhman's representative. Tour the potters village at barnau and have a filling lunch near Jharriyon ka bera. Enjoy an interesting folk extravaganza before retiring in your camel camp.
Breakfast and ride through a desert trail on the fascinating Thar. Relax at desert tents on arrival at Khetasar, a desert oasis. Tour a weaver's hut and visit a village potters hut before riding your camel to Osian.
On arrival check in at a camel camp and stay there overnight.
Tour the Jain temples of Osian before driving back to your onward destination.
Arrive at the Osian Camel Camp on day 1 of the 5-day Osian Camel Camp. Vardhman's representative acquaints you with the safari officials and camel riders. You may choose your camels before settling down to an interesting traditional dinner and happening cultural extravaganza. Stay overnight at the Osian tents.
Have a traditional breakfast before setting out on a desert trail to Khetasar, a serene desert oasis. Tour the village huts and watch potters and weavers in action. Rest awhile before riding your camel to the Dabdi dunes. Enjoy a delightful campfire and cultural extravaganza before retiring to a desert camp before settling down for dinner.
Enjoy an enthralling desert ride through an exciting 17-kilometer Thar trail till you reach the Natharau village. Have your afternoon meal at Jhariyon ka Bera, a local Bishnoi hut. Also visit Barnau i.e. an ethnic potters village.Enjoy folk music and dance performances around a bright campfire. Retire into camp tents for the night.
Ride to Pilwa on day 4 of the Osian Camel Camp. Carry a packed lunch and picnic under a green tree in a desert oasis. Visit the Kolu Pabuji temple before retiring at a desert camp.
Ride a jeep to either Bikaner or Jaisalmer to continue your journey onwards.Tour Ends