Tied to Graze: They carry full loads of human and other items during the duty hours. During the off hour, their legs are tied and left to graze. The life of camel.
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6. @snkr It’s ramailo bt camel daudida chai afulai bado pida n kasta hune! Same 4 sand-sleeping. But now, thinking after doing it, feels good! [Riding camel’s an enjoyable experince but when they run you feel the pain in your butt]
5. Leaving Jaisalmer in train (which’ll move in few mins-@11:10) ll reach Jodhpur @ 5am 2 catch bus 2 Udaipur. Jaisalmer fort’s like old city
Videos from the desert
Riding Camel, Video
Singing and dancing in the desert
4. @peterfrancon camel ride’s fun. When they run, u feel their pai in your butt. [That could be a good scene from afar…people riding on camel that is running. It always looks good to see a man riding on a racing horse. But the constant bumping makes it really painful.]
3. Back 2 Jaisalmer city frm Camel safari (29 hours total) in ‘desert’. Apart frm Camel ride, Sleeping on Sand under open sky was highlight
2. In Jaisamler: Early morning haggling 4 Camel Safari. Experienced cutthroat competition betwn hoteliers @ rlwy station. 2nite: Ganga Dune.
1. This train, 2 Jaisalmer, expected 2 move in 15 mins. Eager 2 get some sleep, it was long hot day of palace-hopping. Tomorrow: Camel Safari
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camels drink water before they venture out to the desert carrying loads of food and humans
a driver watches as a camel tries to sip some water
This camel’s name is Michael Jackson, said our guide/driver.
Xu Jie, the Chinese tourist climbs his Everest!
A camel on which DW is riding follows the one that’s driven by the guide of the safari
Our driver listens to music on his mobile phone as he leads us into the desert
Xu Jie offloads food from camel’s back during lunch hour
Camels, when not in duty of carrying loads or tourists, are left for grazing with their front legs chained. This happens mostly during lunch hours and nighttime.
A sudden drizzle forced us- Xu Jie, DW and the driver/guide- to go under the plastic that was meant to cover beddings and food during rianfall.
Not to be confused with photos from Jumla region of Nepal. It’s still in Jaisalmer
exclusively for DW’s camera
That’s in the bottle, in the form of water
Finally, at the sand..feels like being at the desert
Yes, look at there again carefully, the hands are still in the air
At that moment, the whole dune belonged to us
Xu Jie, left, and DW after naming the hill after them. But it’s not Everest.
Xu said he always wanted to do this…throw sand from shoes as it gets flown away
Soon after reaching at the destination
A local boy from the area gives Xu the taste of ‘firm’ handshake. His aim was to crush Xu’s hands to the point that Xu felt defeated. He succeeded
Tired camels are being taken away
Xu tries to step over the head of DW’s shadow
Xu Jie and sand
It’s certainly too early to eat but then sun has its own timing
Good ‘sandy’ night!
The best part of this all was the view.. moon in the evening and sun in the morning
How can anyone sleep for long in such place and situation? No tent, no nothing. Only thing that was there was FUN.
Xu Jie and DW
Camels go for grazing
Reality reflected in shadow
camel safari in jaisalmer india windmills
What he is thinking could be anybody’s guess
A group of birds freely flies above the desert
He dropped out of school to join the profession that his father is in
The kid joined his father leaving school behind but the marks of suffering in the scorching heat could be seen on his face
Curious about the visitors
There she is..
a small village on way back to the pickup point from where we were picked up by car
That’s why where we were wasn’t the real desert. Water was abundant
From the same source but for different purpose