Expedition III A sweet adventure through the center of Rajasthan astride and along the beautiful Aravalli Range - Covering Mewar and Marwar and then on to Pushkar.
Pressed for time ?? - You can do this trip in one or more of its sub-parts.
Note: Alertness and care with the animals is a must at all times.
1. Intention. To allow adventure to give us a chance to savour the Aravallis from their pristine state to where they start to loose their continuity. To delight in the customs and heritage of those that abide within and along this hill range. To enjoy the glory of Rajasthan. This is one of the best visits you can make to Rajasthan. You stay with the horse and with the Aravallis as the principle backdrop. Nature, people, wild life at their simplest best, a glorious ending at Pushkar and Ajmer.

2. Duration. 23 unforgettable days within the best of Rajasthan which include halts at Udaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer and Jaipur. Add a day or two for Delhi on the way in and out. We strongly suggest that this expedition be undertaken in one go for its full value to be realised. However the option of covering the trip in parts through any of the Sub-Parts outlined below may be used where time available is less.

3. Suggested modes of the ride. Horses throughout. However camels are also available if desired in which case they are best planned closer to Pushkar. Please note that a number of bicycles will often be made available at the end of a days ride for use by the eager ones retaining a measure of energy to make local forays to visit the people of that area.

4. Best time. Mid October to mid March

5. Age Profile. 18 years upwards, as per fitness.

6. Broad Itinerary. (We suggest the whole itinerary however as per time availability the sub-parts can be done independently). (Refer Map)

(a) Sub-Part I. This expedition starts with sight-seeing !! After the reception at Delhi airport, rest and recoup from your long international journey at a hotel we move to the start point, Udaipur by air. On arrival at Udaipur two nights are spent in visiting Udaipur and in preparing for the great ride ahead. The next day then starts early with a road hop to Ranakpur. After a visit to the famous temples we head for the middle of the jungle stretch and commence our ride towards the Parshuramji and Kumbalgarh Fort complex. A visit to the Fort precedes exhilarating rides in the Mewar countryside in the Banas encatchment when we go past Sinya, Ganowal, Gundali and Hamerpal, Khediya and crossing Antalia we visit the holy Charbhuja shrine and climb onto the Aravalli ridgeline to ride along it often past villages lost in the past, one seemingly without hope and with its own abandoned haveli. Descending to the plains we head south towards the interesting groups of villages that includes Kotri, Narlai, Ghanerao, etc where two days are spent in riding gently in the forests and hills below Kumbalgarh, visiting ancient temples, studying great the rock formations around Desuri and spending the nights camping in a horse resort (Total 11 days after Delhi and including the first two nights at Udaipur).

(b) Sub-Part II. A northerly dash up the Aravallis takes us to Jojhawar where after the range is again addressed and, we emerge back into the Mewar at its northern limits. Tadgarh and the nearby Mahadev Temple are left behind as we yet again cross a widening Aravalli taking in old cave dwellings and interesting hill and jungle complexes, past Bada Khan and Ramsingh till we are at a little heritage spot in Nimaj. (Total 6 days).

(c) Sub-Part III. A ride now on stretches away from the influence of hills till eyes set sight on Pushkar where hopefully we can catch the celebrations of the Pushkar Fair (in November) or its lingering aftermath (post November). An overnight halt at Pushkar in a comfortable resort/hotel restores our weary limbs and brings a truly exciting adventure to an end. Note this stretch can be done equally well on camels too should the participants so want (Total 4 days).

(d) A road move to Jaipur where we catch up with this cultural capital of the state over two nights and depart by road for Delhi and fly back home with plans for the next adventure trip to Rajasthan already taking shape in the mind).

7. Accommodation. This will be a mix of hotels, heritage locations, tents both luxurious and small, home stays and the odd night under the stars. Changes can be made to suit specific participant requirements.

8. Cost of Basic Itinerary above (Delhi airport back to Delhi airport).

(a) Our tariff is all inclusive in India and based on a group of 10 or more for the basic itinerary suggested above.. This includes airport transfers, hotel and basic sightseeing costs at Delhi, Agra and at all halts in Rajasthan en route, train fare, costs of the horse and/or camel rides, costs of bike rentals and service and maintenance throughout the trip, tips, accommodation (twin sharing), water and all meals. However international air-fares, airport taxes, visa charges, duty on any items and personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry, tobacco, telephone charges, camera charges where applicable and individual expenses incurred away from the plan for the group are excluded. Costing details based in finalized plans on request.

(b) Registration. As winter is the peak tourist period it is essential that Registration be done at least four months prior to arrival. Half the determined costs of this Expedition to be paid on registration and the balance to be paid six weeks prior to arrival.

9. Changes in the itinerary, if requested, can be worked out and costs evaluated separately. Or, any other specified itinerary can be developed to match your interests.