H aving arranged many mobile camel safaris in the usual mainstream and busy destinations we realized that a more exclusive destination was missing from this fun experience. A location was sourced and what better than on the first sand dune of the famous Thar Desert of Rajasthan. With expansive views of the vast desert on one side and the intricate temples of Osian on the other, this camp, the first of its kind in India, offers easy access to the local desert villages. Venturing out on camel one can meet the proud local tribes, the Bishnois and Bhils, potters and weavers and shepherds in their natural surroundings, not to mention the various varieties of desert wildlife such as bluebulls, gazelles, foxes, peacocks and partridges to name but a few.
The nearby ancient village of Osian is legendary for it's mesmerizing 6th / 8th century temples, sand-dunes and diversity of Rajasthani culture and tradition and Jodhpur, with its magnificent Meherangarh Fort, is just 60 kms away.
Being a permanent structure we also have the additional bonus of a refreshing swimming pool, a feat of architectural engineering in a sand dune ! and the safari bar, a wonderful place to relax in the evenings over a drink and cigar to the gentle strains of jazz music.
Once at the camp -nestled in the dunes your host Reggie Singh, grandson of Maharaj Ratan Singh of Jodhpur will invite you for an evening of cocktails, folk entertainment and a semi formal candle lit dinner.
T he India Safari Club after conducting many Camel safari's and Mobile camps in crowded and touristic places like Jaisalmer, Bikaner etc. Has finally chosen a permanent camp site-Osian-this permanent camp was the first of its kind in India. The Camel Camp ,Osian is very conveniently located 60 kms from Jodhpur- Which makes it possible for even a individual traveller to experience the desert and a camel safari rather than travelling all the way to Jaisalmer.
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. Besides the comfortable camel safari one also gets to see proud local tribes--- Bishnois, Bhils, shepherds, potters, weavers etc. In their natural surroundings. And not to mention the various varieties of desert wildlife-the likes of Bluebulls, Gazelles, Foxes, Peacocks, Partridges etc.
Once at the camp -nestled in the dunes your host Reggie Singh grandson of Maharaj Ratan Singh a royal of Jodhpur will invite you for an evening of splendour with cocktails, folk entertainment and a semi formal candle lit dinner.