Safari Escapades in Rajasthan
Short safari adventures for those with less time at hand. (10 days or less within Rajasthan, add for days spent in Delhi or elsewhere).
You can take your pick of horse safaris in which you will be riding the much loved Marwari horse, a steed of steadfast loyalty and ease of gait. A breed that has served well in battle. .
You can take your pick of horse safaris in which you will be riding the much loved Marwari horse, a steed of steadfast loyalty and ease of gait. A breed that has served well in battle. .
Or you can do the trip on bikes, filled with interest and vigour.
Note : Common aspects for all Safari Escapades :
1. Age: 16 upwards as per fitness

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

3. Arrangements at Delhi : Reception, transfer to a hotel, sightseeing as per time availability. Departure by train or air for the designated location from where we start the desert adventures. On return a brief halt or move direct to international airport to take the return flight home.

4. Best time. October to mid March.

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

6. Costs of Itineraries below (International airport Delhi back to the International airport at Delhi) :

(a) Our plans are 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 on 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.

(c) 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.

Safari Escapade X (Horse area, modifiable for biking). A much visited route along with the most interesting riding terrain and variety of rides. Kumbalgarh to Jodhpur. 10 days of adventure and fun within Rajasthan.(Refer Map)

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We leave Delhi for Udaipur by a morning flight. We rest over at Udaipur for a day and a night and use this time to see this glorious and picturesque city steeped in history and a repository of much of Rajastani culture.

Day 2, 3, 4, and 5 from Delhi. We leave Udaipur on Day 2, after another night in the great city. In less than 3 hours we are at Ranakpur, where we soak in the details of the great temples there. The afternoon is spent befriending the horses that we will be riding for over the next week and in going out on practice rides. Day 3 is an uphill ride through remarkable forests and hills and we reach Kumbalgarh Fort near which we halt for the night. Day 4 and we descend through the Aravallis to Kotdi, going past Thandi Beri and Ghanerao, places that will captivate us. Day 5 is spent in riding around this area, particularly towards Narlai and visiting the villages, temples and unique rock features that exist there.

Days 6, 7 and 8. Up and early on Day 6 and we ride north-west to Dhamli on the banks of Kherwa, a little nadi flowing into the reservoir at Hemawas. The next day we strike out northwards on the Pali plains and reach Sardar Samand which if the monsoon has been favourable can extend as far as the eye can see. A night in the excellent palace resort and we hit out west on the morn for the hamlet of Rohet which has a small but well kept fort-like resort where we halt over and take leave of the great Marwari horse that has borne us through this exciting adventure over the last week.

Days 9 and 10. We leave Rohet very early in the morning by road for Osiyan. We pass through Jodhpur knowing well that we will be back the next day to see its magnificent Fort and other sights. Osiyan is a small captivating historic and heritage spot where we lunch and spend time till tea. At about 4 pm we depart on a camel safari that will thrill us no end. We carry a packed dinner to eat out under the stars and return by 10 pm for a hot cup of coffee and a warm bed in the resort. Late to bed but early to rise and after an early breakfast we head for Jodhpur where we see the town till dinner and then take the overnight train to Delhi.

At Delhi we spend the day resting or shopping and then head for the airport to take the flight back home.