The Rajputs were born to be horseback
riders, and the tradition was strongly enforced in the medieval ages when
the cavalry formed one of the most important flanks of the desert armies.
Special horses were bred at the thikanas (aristocratic homes) of the Thakurs
who served their kings with armies of horsemen. The Marwari horse is an
indigenous species, hardy, agile and among the notables in world breeds. In
addition, the Kathiawadi and Sindhi horses are also adept at traversing the
desert country side.
Safari starts from Kumbhalgarh an ideal trail with hilly terrain and
forested countryside and moves from the vicinity of one old fort to another.
The route passes through the villages, ruined historical monuments, and
temples. The trail is one of the used routes where the ancient armies once
rode and camped. Stay at the comforts of former palaces and forts to realize
that no other better or more historic way of exploring the Rajasthan State
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Udaipur
Morning flight to Udaipur. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit
Udaipur -the City of lakes and palaces.
Day 03 : Udaipur
Day at leisure (Optional safari around the 250 acre sanctuary-resort filled
with langurs, deer and majestic peacocks).
Day 04 : Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh
Morning drive to Kumhalgarh (2.5 hrs). Check in at The Aodhi -built along
the hillside and hidden between trees. In the afternoon visit Kumbhalgarh
Fort. The wall of the fort is 36 km long and has been hailed as the Great
Wall of India, second only to the Great Wall of China.
Day 05 : Kumbhalgarh - Narlai (Horse Safari)
Ride through the wildlife sanctuary, which has one of the rarest species of
flora and fauna of Rajasthan. Reach Narlai by sunset.
Day 06 : Narlai - Jojawar (Safari)
Start early, Ride along the foot of the Aravali Hills, passing through
colourful villages and seeing charming Servi men and women working in the
fields. By evening reach Jojawar -a big village with its market full of
colourful fabric and beautifully embroidered leather shoes.
Day 07 : Jojawar - Dhamli (Safari)
Ride through beautiful Rebari (Shepherds) hamlets, where one can see
colourfully decked Rebari women working with their sheep and goat besides
the men with their lovely red turbans grazing their camels. Continue ride
through a dry river bed and open fields to reach Dhamli -a small and a very
Day 08 : Dhamli - Khetwas (Safari)
This day you head towards the west, moving into the desert, riding by the
dry and empty fields, which are cultivated only during the monsoons. Reach
knetwas camping site before sunset and settle down in the tents. Enjoy a
lovely barbeque dinner under the open sky in the night.
Day 09 : Khetwas - Rohet (Safari)
Ride through the rocky and thorny terrain, which gradually transforms into
very dry and salty plain with over grown acacia bushes and very few shady
trees. Reach Rohetgarh by evening.
Day 10 : Rohet - Luni (Safari)
Ride through the small settlements of Brahmins Bishnois who very fiercely
protect Chinkara the Black Buck antelopes, which graze freely close to their
settlements. By afternoon check in at hotel.
Day 11 : Luni - Jhalamand (Safari)
On the last day, ride through the sandy fields and scattered lakes, which
attract flocks of Migrating cranes and local wildlife like Chinkara and
Black buck. Reach Jhalamandgarh by late afternoon
Day 12 : Jhalamand - Jodhpur
In the afternoon visit Jodhpur. Evening depart by overnight train for
Day 13 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the morning. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 14 : Delhi
Full day visit Old and New Delhi.
Day 15 : Depart Delhi
Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination (hotel
checkout 12:00 hrs).