The shepherds country
From 1950 $ per person
Rajasthan is as much known for its cultural heritage as for its natural resources. From Udaipur, leave with the horses for a horse riding safari and be fascinated by the amazing landscapes and people of the countryside: the dry desert, paved lanes, mud house, women wearing colourful clothes going to wells, red chillis drying in the sun, local festivals and turbaned musicians...
Charming palaces, fortresses, “havelis”, and its proud Rajput owners, Rajasthan is a mosaic of old world charm. It’s also one of the most famous regions for horse riding : famous for the traditional “marwaris” horses which are well trained, light, docile and easy to ride. The sandy tracks for riding allow good speed.
With an itinerary that allows to visit out of track sites, we often camp next to traditional villages or in the middle of the nature. From the world of the hills to the irrigated fields, to the Thar desert, we travel through a region with thousand years traditions which is the occasion of a real immersion with the local people. Ride 35 to 45 Km per day. The saddles used are English, and is suitable for the best horse riders.
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From 26 October 2015 to 9 November 2015
From N/C $ / person
From $1950 per participant, based on 2 participants.
> Transfers and ground transports (private vehicle with and English speaking driver) > Flights as mentioned in the detailed itinerary
> Organisation: Travel our English speaking equestrian guide, as well as two other people to take care of the horses
> Meals: Full board
> Marwari horses (stallions)
> The transportation of luggage: aiding vehicle
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
> International flights and airport taxes
> Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program
> Repatriation fees, should they be required
> Drinks and personal expenses
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Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Flight Delhi - Udaipur
Early in the morning, transfer to the airport. Flight to Udaipur. Transfer to the hotel. Visit of the city. Night in hotel.
Day 3: Udaipur
Visit Udaipur “ Venice of the East” with the lake Pichola in the center and mountain peaks around. Stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Udaipur - Tair Ki Duni
Short drive (10 Km) to the ranch of our guide Dinesh. Meet the team and the horses. Beginning of the horse riding safari. Go through many small villages and lakes before getting to the village of Tair Ki Duni where we camp.
Day 5: Tair Ki Duni - Panair
The track winds between the walls of dry rocks separating the different parcels of cultivated fields. The region is favourable to discover the rural scenes. Cross few villages : Bhutala and its small lake, Chipala, Maruwas, Kundal, before getting to Panair. Camping.
Day 6: Panair - Palasma
Ride along a small river most of the stage, when the villages are getting rare. The cultures are more and more replaced by wild landscapes. Camping in Palasma.
Day 7: Palasma - Kharapani
This stage is mainly in the mountain. Few small passes are the opportunity to go from one valley to another, and the track winds between acacias and the big banians. Camping in Kharapani.
Day 8: Kharapani - Kumbhalgarh
Go through the highest part of the Aravelli Mountains up to its north limit, the imposing citadel of Kumbhalgarh, via the village of Athair. Camping in the middle of nature.
Day 9: Kumbhalgarh - Thandiveri
Visit Kumbhalgarh citadel. Travel through Thadiveri natural reserve. Camping next to Thandiveri village.
Day 10: Thandiveri - Ghanerao
Last day of horse riding. Descend by a nice track through the woods to the semi desert plains of Marwar. Ride through landscape of granite chaos and traditional villages. Night in the fort of Ghanerao.
Day 11: Ghanerao - Jodhpur [5/6 H - 180 Km]
Visit the arts and crafts of Ghanerao village. Drive to Ranakpur and visit Jaïn temple of Adinath. Continue your journey to Jodhpur through the great plains of Marwar. Visit Jodhpur at the end of the day. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Jodhpur - Jaipur [7 H - 340 Km]
Morning visit the imposing Meherangarh fort. Walking tour to discover the winding lanes of the blue city. Drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. On the way, possibility to visit and do shopping in Pushkar. Continue drive to Jaipur, the Pink City. Night in the hotel.
Day 13: Jaipur - Agra (Taj Mahal) [5/6 H - 230 Km]
Morning visit the pink city and Amber fort. Drive to Agra. Night at the hotel.
Day 14: Agra - Delhi - International airport [5 H - 200 Km]
Early morning visit the Red fort and the Taj Mahal. Drive to Delhi. Transfer to the international airport.
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