Pushkar is known for Camel fair and its rich culture. Pushkar fair is generally organised in months of november. A Camel ride in Pushkar maybe a great experience while visiting rajasthan.
Camel Ride is one of the best experiences you can experience in Pushkar. This ride is much better than anything else you can. The time it stands up, is breathtaking if you are sitting on it’s back as it bents forward. And, the best thing during this experience comes when it runs on deserts.
Camel is mostly found in Rajasthan. Around 70 Percent of camels are found in the Rajasthan state of India. So You can find camels easily in almost all tourist cities of Rajasthan. This state is home to Camels. But as Pushkar is known for the trading of camels during fair. So it is very common and popular to have a camel ride in the deserts of Pushkar.
When I headed to Pushkar I didn’t think about taking a camel ride. But, when I saw someone riding it, I found it exciting. That’s the only reason I did this.
When I sat on its back, I felt good as it was in a sitting position. But when it stood up, it made me feel nervous as it bent too much forward. After this, it started walking on the way.
It was good at starting but after a few minutes it started running and the caretaker of this camel was a kid (around 13). He was going away from it, so it felt me a bit worried.
As it crossed nearby areas and then comes a sand area so it was very nice to ride it there. This is the only animal that can run on sand without getting much tired. However, Horses are also available for a ride in Pushkar. So, it’s up to you to choose which one is suitable.
Places to visit during the camel ride:
Rose farms, A Haveli (Used for a Bollywood film shooting- Karan Arjun), and A desert.
There are rose farms in Pushkar. So, whenever you visit Pushkar, you can buy Gulkand(made of Rose petals) from the Pushkar market. You can also take some great shots and selfies in desert sand areas of Pushkar.
This desert is a bit far from Pushkar town. The desert sand area gives you a feel like Thar Desert of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
Cost of Camel Ride in Pushkar:
The cost depends on the time you visit. I visited this in the month of January which cost me around 300 Rupees for a 20-25 minute ride. This may vary accordingly. Personally, I suggest not to bargain much with poor caretakers of Camel.
Best time to Visit
I prefer to visit this place in either month of October-November or January-February are fine. It will be much better if visiting this place in winter as it’s the humidity is pretty high.
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