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 –VI – (Horse area, modifiable for biking).The joys of the Shekawati,the Tal Chappar Wild Life Sanctuary and the desert heritage of Bikaner. 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 and in nearby villages like Mandawa, Dundlod, etc, absorbing as much as we can of the Shekawati art and heritage.

Day 3, 4 and 5 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 6 and 7.The first long ride in the interesting countryside of the Shekawati – its deep sand stretches and many bushes and trees. We ride to the north-west for a few hours to west of Mandawa and set camp near a small but typical village of the area, Churi Jodhari. The next day is a westward ride and another camp out in the desert. Westwards again and this day we ride onto Fatehpur Beed. The beautiful camp overlooks the entire Beed. We are now in the Tal Chappar region where almost all of the species that inhabit the Thar can be seen. A distinct change in the terrain is also upon us as the dunes become majestic and captivating.

Days 8, 9 and 10.. We move northwards now and ride on to meet the National Highway before dusk where we bid adieu to our marvelous Marwari horses (There is no other word for this breed – just marvelous). We spend the night at a great highway resort. Next morning we drive over to Bikaner and move into a hotel. The day is spent in seeing this ancient desert city and its palaces and heritage. Early next morning we do what we have missed so far on this trip – take a longish camel safari around the outskirts of Bikaner and return in time for an early dinner and to catch the night train to Delhi.

At Delhi there is a halt for the day to rest, shop, etc and then we catch the night flight home.