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 –IX – (Horse area, modifiable for biking). North along the Aravallis. From Ranakpur to Pushkar, from Mewar to the center of Rajasthan. Most interesting riding terrain. 10 days of adventure and fun within Rajasthan.(Refer Map)

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We leave Delhi for Udaipur by morning flight. We rest over at Udaipur for a night and a day 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 Narlai, going past Thandi Beri and Ghanerao, places that will captivate us. Day 5 we ride to Jojawar, taking time for a short foray into the Aravalli to catch up with a village living, as it were, in a forgotten past. A dash from Sumer to Jojawar and we halt over at Rawla Jojawar.

Days 6, 7 and 8.The next day we keep headed north along the western reaches of the Aravalli and at days end set camp in a small village called Bara Guda. Day 7 and after a longish ride of about 40 km we are at a quaint heritage fort hotel in the middle of the village of Nimaj. The next day, Day 8, is a more comfortable ride and as we sense a change in the terrain we reach the village of Ras with its own fort.

Days 9 and 10. Just 40 km left to go and on Day 9 we make it to Pushkar with enough time at hand to see this pretty town, famed for its sacred lake and temple and the annual fair held here in November. We start early the next morning for Jaipur by road and taking in what we can of this state capital we depart after lunch by road for Delhi.