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 IV (Horse area, modifiable for biking). To share and cherish the brilliant but fading and neglected arts and heritage of the beautiful Shekwati region. 10 days of adventure and fun within Rajasthan. (Refer Map)

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Night train from Delhi to Sikar and a road hop to Nawalgarh in the Shekawati in time for a late breakfast at the Roop Niwas Palace. We spend two days with our horses, practice rides and visiting the havelis and market place of Nawalgarh.

Day 2, 3 and 4 from Delhi. The first long ride in the interesting countryside of the Shekawati its deep sand stretches and many bushes and trees. We visit Parasrampura and some of its well preserved havelis before heading on to the pilgrim town of Lohargal for the night. Next we head for Lachmangarh and its impressive fort and imposing Ganeriwala Haveli. o/n camp.

Days 5, 6 and 7. Fatehpur township is our next port of call and we head there early morning so as to make it by lunch and have time to examine in detail its many havelis and frescos. A railway line could well be our guide the next day when we ride on to see the beautiful Mansion of Gold and Silver and Raghunath Temple paintings at Mehendsar and spend a simple and rewarding night at the Narayan Niwas Castle. And then Day 7 gets us riding into the famed township of Mandawa which contains a traditional looking Fort and a number of mural and fresco rich havelis. Its small market has interesting shops favoured by most visitors. Mandawa Castle is where we plonk ourselves.

Days 8, 9. From Mandwa we head further southeast towards Mukundgarh for lunch and at tea time we visit Dunlodh Castle which is quite interesting. Nawalgarh is now at hand and that is where we get our refreshing bath, hot meal and warm bed. The next morning is an early road move to Jaipur via Sikar. Sight seeing and night over at Jaipur. The last morning in Rajasthan is spent in Jaipur and after an early lunch we depart by road for Delhi.

At Delhi we head for the airport to take the flight back home.