Saturday, 12 October 2013

Camel Breeding Farm Bikaner | One Day and lot to see

Tour to Jodhpur had ended , and i was back on road again for one more long drive. This time it was Jodhpur to Bikaner , and it was going to be different , i was going to the Desert part of Rajasthan State. Like the way i had seen on my Udaipur to Jodhpur drive , it was much different now , hardly any greenery now , monsoon had been for a very short span which had not left any impressions of it.

Lush green fields , tree and grass loaded mountains had shifted there attire on this journey. It was just small bushes now on the side of higway , sand dunes had replaced green mountains , though one thing was common , highway was as smooth as it was on my Udaipur to Jodhpur journey.

Once again it was a long hectic drive of somewhere around 6 hrs , again i was going to reach in the evening , and i had only one night stay there and the next morning after my city tour i was going to take another long journey to Mandawa.

[caption id="attachment_982" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Kesar tea on the way to bikaner Kesar tea on the way to bikaner[/caption]


We stopped for some refreshment after some two hours , we had been suggested by the owner of Mandore Guest House to stop for a lovely and refreshing kesar tea and their very famous Vada Pao , yes i was in Rajasthan and i was eating Vada Pao , one more feature of globalisation. Truely their Kesar Tea was awesome , had taken away the tiredness of us and we were back on road , though Vada Pao were quite different from Mumbai's original Vada pao but they were quite good in being different also.

Now we were not going to stop anywhere in between , next stop was our hotel "Harasar Haveli , Bikaner" and then we had to leave for Camel Breeding farm Bikaner , as it was must for us to start the tour today only , the next day we had to leave directly finishing our sight seeing of Junagadh fort and Laxmi Niwas Palace.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Tried first camel ride of life... what an experience..ahhhh Tried first camel ride of life... what an experience..ahhhh[/caption]


At 5.30pm we were at Camel Breeding Farm , Bikaner. We were 30min before the closing time , and first thing to see was the museum at camel breeding farm showcasing the artefacts and objects made of Camel skin , bone etc.

And the next thing , was Camel ride. I had heard a lot about how people fell from camel when he stands , and it had scared the hell out of me , but this was the testing time. Though screaming and shouting , but i completed the whole ride and trust me it was blend of awesomeness and scariness.


[caption id="attachment_984" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Herd of camels Herd of camels[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_985" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Its the feast time Its the feast time[/caption]


We had reached at the right time , Herds of Camels were returning from the day long time spent in the jungle , and watching them run , race for the feast was a magnificient view, wish i had made the video of it.

Though some of the younger one's were crying also , locked in other barracks away from their mothers. Separate barracks for male , female and the pregnant female's. It was the ideal time to visit that place.

[caption id="attachment_986" align="alignnone" width="1024"]camel milk coffee ... feast time for us camel milk coffee ... feast time for us[/caption]


while walking back it was feast time for us. Camel Breeding farm Bikaner has shop for visitors , offering them dairy products made of camel milk. On an average a camel gives only some 2-3 litres maximum milk in a day , but here 1000's of camel support this shop. I wanted to have ice cream made of camel milk but unfortunately on coffee was available out of a list of products , all finished , so had to manage with coffee only and it was the best.

Headed back to our Hotel Harasar Haveli , day had been very tiring and it was not the rest time , next day was going to be more hectic as our journey to Mandawa was going to start straight after finishing our sight seeing.





1 comment:

  1. Camel milk coffee !!!! No way.... How was the taste? That Kesar Chai appears to be an expensive affair. With all that Kesar, I'm not sure if the fragrance of tea leaves remains intact or gets lost. Regarding Camel ride, I can correlate with you, the take off and landing is most difficult part.