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.
Or you can elect to select a route for camels, best suited for the main Thar region where they are an inescapable requirement./td>
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 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 four to five months prior to arrival. Half the determined costs least of this Caravan 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 –VIII – (Horse area, modifiable for biking). From the Marwar plains to the Great Thar. Jodhpur to Tilwara with a road drive to Barmer included. 10 days of adventure and fun within Rajasthan. (Refer Map)

<<Fixed date option: Visiting this ancient heritage : A very Special Festival Option is available for your group to have an experience of a lifetime by joining the great Balotra Animal Fair – provided you can time it for mid - March 2008.>> Refer Festival Caravan VII as another alternative option for this Festival.
· We leave Delhi for Jodhpur by overnight train.

Day 1 and 2 from Delhi.The first day in Rajasthan is spent sightseeing in this great city and its heritage. o/n in a hotel. The next day, after lunch we drive to Luni to meet our excellent horses and prepare for the rides. Some practice rides in the evening.

Days 3 and 4. We start from Luni the next morning and in the main the direction of our rides follows the flow of the Luni River. However, initially we head for Dhawa, south of which we camp for two nights, and use the days to ride around the Doli Wildlife Sanctuary.

Days 5, 6, 7, and 8. The next day is a long ride south when we cross the river and camp near the river bed. Three days of rides follow and we camp respectively near Karmawas, Asotra and finally at Tilwara near which the Balotra Fair is held.

Days 9 and 10 (not linked to the Fair). We bid our horses adieu and now take the road safari to Barmer in the heart of the Thar desert. A night over at Barmer and after an early lunch, having fully seen Barmer, we do the road trip back to Jodhpur where we have dinner and take the overnight train to Delhi.

Days 9 and 10 (linked to the Fair). A day and a half is now given to this great festival, its colours, its people, its noise, its animals, its vendors. We ride plentiful in order to achieve this imbibing of the ancient tradition. On Day 10, we move back by road to Jodhpur after bidding farewell to our excellent steeds – the great Marwari horses. Dinner in Jodhpur and we 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.