In the Bikaner Horse Safari Tour, you will have horse safari
from Nawalgarh to Tal Chappar, the famous black buck
sanctuary. In this tour you will also visit the Tal Chappar
Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary has largest herds of
blackbuck antelope in India. During this tour, you will also
visit Nawalgarh, Barwasi, Naharsinghani, Churiajitgarh,
Nabipura, Fatehpura Beed (Khuri) and Shynan Mata.
Day 1: Flight to India (Delhi)
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city
and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for the travellers
India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative
and transferred to the hotel.
2: Delhi - Nawalgarh
In the morning drive from Delhi to
Nawalgarh in the
Shekhawati region of
Rajasthan. Nawalgarh is known for the
havelis of its wealthy merchant class, the Marwaris. The
drive to Shekhawati is through picturesque village and
farms. Nawalgarh was founded in 1737 AD by Thakur Nawal
Singh, a warrior statesman. The town exudes an old world
charm and the colourful bazaar has the largest number of
painted Havelis in Shekhawati. In the late afternoon meet
up at the stables, where the riders will be introduced to
the safari team and the lovely ‘Marwari’ horses and can
also have a ride. The riding leader Shri Devendra singh
will advise about the horses and give the details about
the tour and introduction talk on the arid region ecology.
Day 3: Nawalgarh
In the morning you will ride on the horses to the country
side. In the afternoon you will visit the havelies.
Day 4: Nawalgarh
In the morning you will ride around Nawalgarh. During the
ride visit farmhouses and village homes of people who keep
the Marwari horses. In the afternoon you will have talk on
Marwari horses followed by interactive discussion. In the
evening there will be traditional folk entertainment.
Day 5: Nawalgarh - Barwasi
– Naharsinghani (about 26 kms.)
In the morning you will ride through semi desert areas
with small farms and countryside dotted with Khejri trees
to Naharsighani. On the way have lunch and visit Farms
where Women farmers are supported by NGO to encourage
natural resources management and use of eco friendly
farming technique to increase yield. Overnight stay in the
Day 6: Naharsinghani -
Churiajitgarh - Nabipura (about 26 kms.)
Today you will ride through semi desert farm countryside
to reach a small woodlot and dry waterhole, surrounded by
ker bushes. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 7: Nabipura -
Fatehpura Beed (Khuri) (about 30 kms.)
In the morning you will ride through semi desert region to
Fatehpur Beed or
Khuri. The Nawab of Fatehpur had declared
that he would leave as a charity, grazing ground as much
area, which could be encircled by a rider from sunrise to
sunset and declared it protected. Today Fatehpur beed is
an amazing 70 square kms. area with all species of desert
plants. While camping, one will be able to see Desert Fox,
Jackal, Blue Bull and Deer.
Day 8: Khuri - Shynan mata
(about 34 kms.)
Today you will enter territory of the erstwhile Bikaner
state. There will be a sudden change in terrain to large
sand dunes. After lunch, the ride will be slow. Overnight
stay in the camp.
Day 9: Shynan mata - Tal
Chappar (about 31 kms.)
Today you will leave the sand dunes and come to flat loam
soil ground. Most of the ride will be through around the
peripheries of Tal Chappar, the famous black buck game
sanctuary. During the ride, you will be able to see the
black buck deer and also other deer species. Overnight
Camp will be set up on the peripheries of the sanctuary.
Day 10: Tal Chappar
Today you will have full day ride and explore the area
Talchappar Wildlife Sanctuary. Tal Chappar
wildlife Sanctuary covers 71 square kms. of desert
scrubland. It has largest herds of blackbuck antelope in
India. Besides this, chinkara gazelle, desert cat, desert
fox and other dry land wildlife, flocks of demoiselle and
common cranes can be seen at nearby lakes and wet lands.
Birds includes sand grouse, quails, and cream coloured
desert courser. In the evening return to camp.
Day 11: Tal Chappar -
Bikaner - Delhi (by train)
After breakfast drive to
Bikaner. After having lunch in
Bikaner visit the
Junagarh fort and if time permits then
the camel breeding farm and royal cenotaphs. In the
evening transfer to the railway station for overnight
train to Delhi.
Day 12: Delhi
Early morning arrive in Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be
met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to
the Hotel. In the evening transfer to the airport for the
flight to home destination.
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