Thar Desert Expedition ,
Info : Thar Desert Expedition
Discover the challenging landscape inhabited by the desert people and visit villages and local schools along the way. You'll be welcomed into local houses to see food cooked on open fires, children playing and women chatting. You will be amazed at how these extraordinary people have adapted to life in the desert, with ingenious forms of water and food storage, and natural air-conditioning. Along the way you'll drive past herds of Blue Bull deer, Blackbuck antelope and camels.
Despite the harshness of the region, the area is home to a wide range of people: from the pious and vegetarian Bishnoi community – hailed as pioneering ecologists, to tribal communities and traditional Hindu villages, it is a fascinating place.
Excursions out into the Thar Desert from Jodpur are badly managed by some of the hotels in Jodpur and become little more than people safaris and shopping expeditions. ETG have teamed up with a fantastic local operator to explore the undoubtedly fascinating region by jeep.
You’ll go deep into the desert, exploring villages and wildlife, trying your hand at bread making the traditional way and learning about the way of life in this harsh region: genuinely largely unchanged for many 100’s of years. You’ll stop for lunch and sample genuinely local specialities, often overlooked by the hotels and dismissed as peasant food and even get a chance to take the wheel of your jeep if you so choose.
The day finishes with participation in a local ceremony, held daily by the local Brahmins. The close connection the operators have with the people of the region, means that there relationship is positive and interactive, rather than purely observational.
Popular Holiday Itineraries including Thar Desert Expedition
You can book this experience on its own, with flights or as part of an Experience Travel Holiday Itinerary.
Here are some of our popular holiday tours or we can create bespoke itineraries specifically tailored to you...
A Different Side of Rajasthan
An incredible journey: covering the famous sights, but also off the beaten track to explore the Rajasthani countryside, wilderness and wildlife.
Family Adventure in Rajasthan
An incredible family adventure in Rajasthan, the land of kings. From palaces and forts, to timeless rural India, none of you will ever forget it.
Golden Triangle Family Holiday
Journey through the heartlands of India with this ultimate family travel adventure, including the glorious Taj and the magnificent forts of Rajasthan.
India: the Ultimate Itinerary
Once-in-a-lifetime holiday exploring the remarkable sights, sounds and flavours of India whilst staying in its most luxurious palaces and hotels.
Luxury & Adventure in Rajasthan
Eschew the cities and head for the huge skies and timeless qualities of Rajasthan's rural back country. Adventure and luxury in equal measure.
Luxury Classic Rajasthan
A glorious exploration of the Golden Triangle of India and Rajasthan, staying in some of India's most iconic hotels and palaces.
We had some of the best guides we've ever met - extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.
Why not give us a call
0207 924 7133