Horse Safari in Rajasthan
'Rajasthan' - the land of the Rajputs, is known for its kings, fearless warriors and beautiful women. It's also known for its forts, palaces and temples which are a reminder of the glorious past.
Kingdoms were carved and established by the Rajputs on horseback, while swords were stained with enemy blood. Horses were highly priced and a Rajput warrior would give anything to own a good horse. Great care was taken to breed horses and to keep a clean and pure lineage.
The result of many years of dedication and hard work helped create breeds like the Marwah, Kathiawadi and the sindhi, each having its own distinct characteristics and bred solely for the purpose of war.
|These horses were noted for their stamina and fierce loyalty to their masters, these gallant steeds, the Rajputs became famous worldwide. In Rajasthan, the tourist can today have the pleasure of riding through trails dotted and marked with cenotaphs and tombstones of many brave and valiant Rajput warriors. Trails which take them through villages, pass huge and ancient forts and temples. Nights can bespent in ancient palaces and Garhs (small forts) now owned by the descendants of those glorious Rajput rulers. These palaces not only provide modern amenities but cultural programmes and entertainment is also available.Evenings are spent at campsites which are splashed with colour in the form of local folk dance and music. Tourists can have the pleasure of being escorted by a English speaking "trail guide".
What to wear :
Riders are advised to wear boots and a hard hat. Breeches or jeans are comfortable. Evenings are cold and pullovers & jackets are essential. Sun-glasses are required to avoid the glare of the sun. Beds, linen, towels etc. are all provided by the organisers. All meals are inclusive in the package.This Includes an English breakfast and Indian lunch and dinner. Liquor or aerated soft drinks are chargeable extra.
Day - 3: Jodhpur - Ranakpur
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Kotri - Hemawas - Rohet - Kharwa - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra
Duration: 11 Nights - 12 Days
Day - 1: Delhi
You will be received at the airport by our representative upon your arrival in Delhi. Thereafter, you shall be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day - 2: Delhi - Jodhpur
The next day you shall catch a flight from Delhi to Jodhpur. Upon your arrival at Jodhpur, you shall be taken to your hotel for an overnight stay.
After having breakfast in your hotel in Jodhpur, you shall be driven to Ranakpur. Spend the day getting accustomed to the horses. Thereafter, retire for the night in a hotel.
Day - 4: Ranakpur - Kotri
Have breakfast early in the morning and start for Kotri village on horsebacks. You will stop at Marwari stallion farm at Barkana. Resume your horse ride to Kotri after having lunch. Your overnight stay upon reaching Kotri will be in Kotri castle or tents.
Day - 5: Kotri - Hemawas
Following your morning breakfast, you will start your ride to Hemawas going through small rural settlements. As soon as you reach the camp, relax by the serene lakeside. Rest of the day, you are free to spend at your own discretion. Your overnight stay will be in camps.
Day - 6: Hemawas - Rohet
Following breakfast, you shall ride towards Rohet. Rohetgarh is famous for its fort, which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. You can enjoy your evening listening to cultural music and watching traditional shows. Retire for the night in Rohetgarh.
Day - 7: Rohet - Kharwa
Have your breakfast the next morning and proceed towards Kharwa, which has a big artificial lake and a mystical fort. This place is also famous for its tomato cultivation. Your overnight stay will be in the fort or tents.
Day - 8: Kharwa - Pushkar
Following an early breakfast the next morning, you shall ride towards Pushkar. This will be the concluding point of your horseback safari. Spend the evening at your leisure and retire for the night in camps or hotels in Pushkar.
Day - 9: Pushkar - Jaipur
Following breakfast, you shall be driven to Jaipur, which would take around 3 hours. Check in at the hotel upon your arrival. Spend the afternoon and evening touring the capital city of Rajasthan, also known as Pink City. Retire for the night at the hotel.
Day - 10: Jaipur
After having breakfast the next morning you shall leave for an excursion trip to Amber Fort. It is a huge fort located at the top of a hill and is reached by riding on elephants, which is very enjoyable. You have the entire evening at your disposal and can spend it as you wish. Your overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day - 11: Jaipur - Agra
The next morning after breakfast, you shall be driven to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri that was built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar. Check in at the hotel when you reach Agra. In the afternoon, you shall be taken to see the Taj Mahal, known as the seventh wonder of the world. Retire for the night in the hotel.
Day - 12: Delhi - Onward Destination
Following breakfast the next morning you shall leave for Delhi. The afternoon is at your disposal and you can go out for some shopping at local markets or visit important monuments in Delhi. By evening, reach the airport and catch your flight to proceed to your onward destination.