Tour Code: ADV004
Name of Tour – DESERT JEEP EXPEDITION
Jeeps are perfect way of transportation in Desert. In our Desert Jeep Expedition, we will take you to the villages where you get a chance to see the cultural & daily life of these places. The Desert Jeep Expedition of Rajasthan will deliver entire and in-depth information about the Thar Desert.
Starting Point: Jodhpur
Ending Point: Jaipur
Days of Departure: 5th of Dec. Jan., & February, Every Year
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Cost of Tour: USD 1000 Per person
Tighten your seat belts and get ready for a heady & unforgettable ride in the Thar Desert.
The dunes seemed to move as the wind whistled over them & ruffled the sand like fingers running through a woman’s thick tresses. Mirages are the easiest things to come by in the desert, inspiring wannabe painters and poets to give vent to their emotions on canvas or in words
Jeeps are perfect way of transportation in Desert. In our Desert Jeep Safari, we will take you to the villages where you get a chance to see the cultural & daily life of these places. The Desert Jeep Safari of Rajasthan will deliver entire and in-depth information about the Thar Desert. Jeep safaris are considered to be a quick and easy way to discover the splendor of desert and to learn more about the people, the animals, the birds and even agriculture in heart of the Thar desert. Get to know more about plants and trees and their applications in Ayurvedic medicines. It allows you to see enchanting sunrise over neat sand dunes and information about living in the Thar desert.
Get to know more about lifestyle of people living in villages in the Desert. It would be an amazing experience to see how villagers live in this Desert. Their style of living in mud painted houses, huts built by human hands, etc, Discover the food that people eat – bajra roti (bread made from Pearl Millet), makhan (butter). Learn more about the local vegetables. We would be happy to serve you with these exquisite delicacies of the desert. It is a unique experience and an adventure that you will cherish for a lifetime.
The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is the world’s 17th largest desert and the world’s 9th largest subtropical desert. About 85% of the Thar Desert is in India, and the remaining part in Pakistan. In India, it covers about 320,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi), of which 60% is in Rajasthan. This desert comprises a very dry part, the Marusthali region in the west, and a semi desert region in the east with fewer sand dunes and slightly more precipitation.
The Tal Chappar Sanctuary covers 7 km2 and is an important bird area It is located in the Churu District, 210 km (130 mi) from Jaipur, in the Shekhawati region. This sanctuary is home to a large population of blackbuck, fox and caracal such as partridge and sand grouse;
Stretches of sand in the desert are interspersed by hillocks and sandy and gravel plains. Due to the diversified habitat and ecosystem, the vegetation, human culture and animal life in this arid region is very rich in contrast to the other deserts of the world. About 23 species of lizard and 25 species of snakes are found here and several of them are endemic to the region.
Some wildlife species, which are fast vanishing in other parts of India, are found in the desert in large numbers such as the blackbuck and Chinkara. They have evolved excellent survival strategies. There are certain other factors responsible for the survival of these animals in the desert. Due to the lack of water in this region, transformation of the grasslands into cropland has been very slow. The protection provided to them by a local community, the Bishnois, is also a factor. Other mammals of the Thar Desert include a subspecies of red fox and the caracal.
The region is a haven for 141 species of migratory and resident birds of the desert. One can see eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestral and vultures. There are also a number of reptiles.
The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in the Thar region. The peacock is designated as the national bird of India.
In the last 15–20 years, the Rajasthan desert has seen many changes, including a manifold increase of both the human and animal population. Animal husbandry has become popular due to the difficult farming conditions. At present, there are ten times more animals per person in Rajasthan than the national average, and overgrazing is also a factor affecting climatic and drought conditions.
Agricultural production is mainly from kharif crops, which are grown in the summer season and seeded in June and July. These are then harvested in September and October and include bajra, pulsus such as guar, jowar, maize, sesame and groundnuts. Over the past few decades the development of irrigation features including canals and tube wells have changed the crop pattern with desert districts in Rajasthan now producing rabi crop including wheat, mustard and cumin seed along with cash crops.
Places of Visit: Jodhpur, Osian, Ramdevra, Pokhran, Jaisaslmer, Baru, Awai, Bikaner, Talchappar, Harsh, Sambhar & Jaipur.
Arrive Jodhpur on your own in the morning. After breakfast in a hotel we will visit the Mehrangarh Fort and later after lunch drive to Osian. Dinner and overnight at Camp.
DAY 2 to DAY 6
You will be driving in the Thar Desert on the route mentioned above.
After breakfast at Tal Chappar, drive to Jaipur on route visting Mandava, Dundlod, Nawalgarh, Harsh and Sambhar. Lunch will be served at one of the Resorts on the way. Arrive Jaipur in the evening and we will drop you at the station or airport.
Osian, Ramdevra, Jaisalmer (Sam), Baru, Bikaner & Tal Chappar
A DAY’S MEAL COMPRISES OF:
Evening Tea with Cookies
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- Pick up from Jodhpur by Jeep and the same will remain at your disposal till drop on day 7. It also includes all sightseeing points as per itinerary.
- Accommodation in Alpine tents with complete bedding on twin sharing basis.
- All meals starting from breakfast on day 1 till lunch on day 7
- A perfect kitchen team to serve you excellent & nutritious food
- A team of security personnel to ensure your security hazards.
- A team of entertainers to entertain you in the evening.
- Cold drinks and mineral water every day during the entire journey.
- Jeeps for backup support
- Trucks to transport the luggage and other belongings
- Camp Fire & Cocktails – every evening
- A team of workers and managers to handle your needs
- Our professional escort to take care of your needs.
WHAT TO CARRY:
- Heavy woolen clothes.
- Good and comfortable walking shoes,
- Sun Glasses
- Torch, Cap and a walking stick.
- One Blanket for emergency
- One water bottle
- Loose and comfortable clothing
WHAT NOT TO CARRY:
- Any kind of valuables
- Heavy Luggage