Desert camel safari
Cut the engine and hop aboard a camel. Taking your time and travelling as nomads here have since time immemorial is the only way to truly appreciate the desert in all its glory. Loping gently past tiny, timeless villages, exploring the quiet corners of the country’s remote northwest, sand-safaris are glorious not least for the contrast they provide to the thundering bustle of urban India. Best of all, an overnight trip allows a can’t-be-bettered view of the panoramic sunset: the golden earth reddening, the lengthening shadows cast by acacia trees, the graceful silhouettes of camels as they rest at your camp, deep in the silent heart of the Thar.