Safaris in India
¤ Camel Safaris
Riding a camel can take getting used to think the first
time you tried sitting cross-kneed. Its not like an elephant ride where you
sit back comfortably and let the animal do the rest. Be prepared for sore ankles
and knees. It will be better if you try a one-day safari before getting on to anything
major. One of the first people to think up camel safaris were the Rajasthan
Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), in Jaisalmer. Now there are a whole lot
of them, retracing the paths that once traders used to take on their way to business.
The Indian safaris adventure holidays on camel's back will take you to the interiors
of the desert zones in Rajasthan and acquaint you with the rural life of the desert
region. The popular circuits now are based in Pushkar, Bikaner and Shekhawati.
You can contact the local tour operators or the government tourist offices for your
adventure safari holidays in India.
¤ Elephant Safaris
Hark back to good old days of the sahibs and shikari by trying an elephant safari.
An elephant might seem like this huge, intimidating beast but they are quite gentle
really. Those with vertigo might feel slightly giddy when the animal stands up and
starts moving but it's all a matter of seconds, very soon you'll get used
to the swaying motion of the elephant's gait. Howdahs, the seats on which you will
sit, might seem high up in the list of things most-likely-to-break-apart
rest assured, thousands have sat and lived to tell the tale!
Elephant holiday safaris are popular in the various wildlife sanctuaries scattered
all over India and in the forestlands of Kerala. It is the best way to see wildlife
from close quarters. Despite their size, elephants can move soundlessly and can
even sneak right up to an unsuspecting tiger. Contact individual local authorities
and operators for details.
¤ Horse Safaris
You can hire horses all over India to indulging in horse safari on your adventure
holiday vacations in India. Horse safari are idle for riding and in the mountains
they might be quite a good way to go uphill. However, as organized safaris, they
are popular in Rajasthan; you might have to wait for the cooler months to try these.