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 – V – (Horse area, modifiable for biking). A story of sand, hills, forts, sand marshes and exotic desert beauty. From the Shekawati to Pushkar, the domain of an unique divinity. 10 days of adventure and fun within Rajasthan.(Refer Map)

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 and in nearby villages like Mandawa, Dundlod, etc, absorbing as much as we can of the Shekawati art and heritage.

Day 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 at Birla RH. Next we head south to Kochar and pass typical villages with their mud-baked huts and the desert greenery of thorny shrubs and trees. o/n camp.

Days 5, 6 and 7. The next day we drive into Ramgarh Fort after another day of exciting rides in the desert, and more hamlets and farm houses. The night is spent in camp near a small water body. From one garh (fort) we head to another garh, Shyamgarh, passing Ghatwa and spending time now in the Aravalli range. Passing by a battlefield of yore we traverse through the hills and are able to see all the five forts of the area from many a hill top. We are now into one of Rajasthan’s poorest belts. We drive past Panchota and camp o/n astride the well known Sambhar Salt Flats at a place called Nawa.

Days 8, 9 and 10.. Two days to go and we ride really long on both days. Leaving the salt flats we ride past the Fort Resort at Roopangarh even though it seems so inviting and restful to tiring limbs. This is the longest ride of the trip, almost 45 km, and we camp over at Salemabad. (The alternative of halting at Roopangarh is there though that would leave rather too much for the last day). The last days ride from Salemabad gets us into Pushkar for a late lunch and we bid farewell to these excellent Marwari horses that have served us so well all these days. The evening is spent seeing Pushkar and the night in a friendly Pushkar resort. Early next morning we head by road for Ajmer and Jaipur and thence onwards to Delhi.

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