D E S E R T   E X C U R S I O N

An adventurous drive in rugged four wheel jeeps where one will scramble and climb over dunes and higher crests. As small convoy vehicles track up and down the dunes, invariably getting stuck, part of the fun is ‘digging out’ and enjoying the soft sand under your feet before you are back in the car and off again. Desert drives wind through the dunes and 'streets', (the valleys between dunes). A gentle drive (about an hour and a half) through the terrain is a great way to cover the distances needed to find the free-roaming wildlife herds. The delicate desert gazelles wander freely across the plains and dunes, often dipping to drink within this conservation-led sanctuary resort - come upon them in the dunes or pick them out where they are well-camouflaged amongst trees and shrubs. Stop for photo opportunities, pointing out animals and tracks, or focusing on specific interests you may have, as well as pointing out some of the many bird species or lucky encounters with rarer inhabitants

C A M E L   T R E K

Thar desert in Jaisalmer offers exciting opportunities for camel safari. The sprawling sea of sand dotted with numerous tiny villages and distinctive variety of flora and fauna make Thar one of the most mysterious regions in the country. Camel has been the lifeline of the people in the desert for centuries, helping them to get across the land in the extremely difficult weather conditions. Tourists today can become a part of those ancient caravans and experience the same thrill and excitement that people in the desert used to during the ancient times. Jaisalmer Dunes offers exciting opportunities for camel safari along with cultural performances and traditional meals. The option of venturing into the country and the interiors on our Camel Safari gives our guest a chance of interacting and mingling directly with different tribes. These are the hard and rugged people of Rajasthan braving the odds of the harsh desert with a smile… always happy to welcome guests to their homes. Imagine being away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities in a land totally untouched by modernisation. These are just some of the high points of a camel safari adventure. While on Safari one also gets to see desert wildlife like Chinkara, Blue Bull, Desert fox, etc. not to mention the large variety of birds!

V I L L A G E   W A L K

The concept of village walks is an old one. The family believes that too many people have migrated from the village to the cities in search of a better future and something needs to be done to sustain the simple, wholesome lifestyle of the village. The village walk is a small step in that direction. It not only instills a sense of pride in the village folk but also encourages them to preserve, maintain and showcase their culture and way of life. To a rapidly modernizing world and its denizens who often seek a stress-free break from their bustling cities, the village walk at Seven Palm Camps is just a small window into a world of simplicity and adaptability. Village Walks, in contrast to the Jeep and Camel safaris offer a quieter and more informative way to experience the desert way of life around the desert. The journey into the desert is an opportunity to experience village life at close quarters against the captivating beauty and tranquility of the vast desert. The desert landscape is spellbinding. For miles altogether, there’s nothing except the sound of the wind. But from this arid nothingness you may suddenly see an unexpected group of village women appear out of nowhere in their colorful finery, and disappear like a mirage before your eyes. You could visit the homes of the traditional inhabitants (Bishnois, Rajputs, Meghwals) or take a peek into the homes and lives of the desert craftsmen such as carpenters, metal-smiths and cobblers. See unique species of flora and fauna that have adapted to the desert. Take a trip to the farms in the desert and learn about farming in the desert.

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