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Shekhawati and Aravali Ranges Horse Safari Tour

(08 Days / 07 Nights)
     
               (Delhi-Nawalgarh-Parasrampura-Lohargal-Gorian-Delhi)
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Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Today arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to your Hotel.

Day 02.  Delhi - Nawalgarh
(about 265 km / 6-7 hours)
Today morning we drive to Nawalgarh. Royal Welcome on arrival at the Roop Niwas Kothi which lies just a kilometer from the town and is a fascinating blend of European and Rajput style of architecture. The Palace has a lovely, spacious lawns, a billiard room and a swimming pool. After lunch you will be taken to the stables where you will be introduced to all the team for the safari. It will be followed by a briefing on Horse riding in India. Later Devender Singh will introduce each member to his horse and also advise them how to ride them. The guests then ride around the field tracks near the Palace to get accustomed to the horses. Incase riders are not comfortable they can try another horse. Nawalgarh in the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan's districts of Jhunjhunu & Sikar is known for the painting houses or " Havelis " of its wealthy merchant class, the Marwaris. This region could be called the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan. The drive to Shekhawati is through picturesque village and farms. Founded in 1737 AD. By Thakur Nawal Singh, a warrior statesman, whose name is enshrined in history and folklore. The town exudes an old world charm and the colourful bazaar has the largest number of painted Havelies in Shekhawati. Overnight stay at Roop Niwas Kothi.



Day 03. Nawalgarh
Today morning we ride out with picnic breakfast to the countryside, return in time for lunch. Afternoon free time at the palace optional to invite ladies to decorate the palms of lady guests with henna. Then sightseeing of Nawalgarh by car with guide visiting havelis, to see frescos and painted houses. Overnight stay at Roop Niwas Kothi.
Cross Country Safari Begins.



Day 04. Nawalgarh - Parasrampura (about 18 km)
Today we ride southeast direction towards the Aravali ranges. Riding on sand tracks through arid farm lands with patches of green where some farmers take a winter crop as they have struck water from a aquifer. Arrive at Lunch spot where the staff has set a picnic and the Jeep has arrived carrying the folk musicians. After lunch we move towards the Aravali mountains, follow a dry riverbed with lots of Acacia bushes. The view of Aravali ranges in the distance makes the ride very scenic. We reach the camp sight near Parasrampura where the safari staff has set up camp and are ready to receive the riders.



Day 05. Parasrampura - Lohargal (about 18 km)
We ride down the dry sandy riverbed to the foothills of Aravalli’s to the Pilgrim town of Lohargal. It is said Bhima the strongest of the five Pandava brothers, one of the heroes of the epic Mahabharat, had his mace cast here. Hence, the name ‘Lohargal’, means iron smelting. This has also a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Amidst the many old step wells and ruins old structures is the Birla Rest house facing a 2500ft Sheer rock face. In the grounds are many Banyan trees where our horses and kitchen tents are placed. Guests use the rooms, which are furnished by our camp equipment.
Overnight stay at the Birla Rest House.



Day 06. Lohargal - Gorian (about 25 km)

Today morning we ride in the southwest direction towards Sikar following the mountain range again down a dry riverbed till Raghunathgarh. The stone quarries of Raghunathgarh have resulted in deep ravines. Riding past them is a great experience. Halt for Lunch at mid-day.
Overnight stay at Camp in a farmer’s field.

Day 07. Gorian - Delhi
Today morning we have a horse riding followed by breakfast then Say good-bye to the horses. Then we drive to Delhi.
Overnight stay at Delhi.



Day 08. Flight to Home
Around Midnight flight to home destination.

About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.
 

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Shekhawati and Aravali Ranges Horse Safari Tour – Indicative tour cost in Euro on per person basis from 1 to 12 Traveler
(Year 2015 - 2016)

 

Tour cost in Euro from 1 person to 12 person

2-5

6-12

 

Room Type*

DBL

DBL

SRS*

       
Tour Cost 2860 2320 € + 70
       


* The international flights are not included in the given cost.
* Approx. 07 weeks before the start of the trip, we will let you know how many participants have signed up for this trip, as the cost of the Tour varies depending on the number of participants.
* For single person traveling alone the “Single Room Supplement” is not valid and a surcharge will be levied on it.
* The tour cost may increase subject to fuel price hike.
* Visa fees (about € 105) are not included in the given tour cost.

                                       DBL* = double room * SRS = Single room supplement

 

Proposed Hotels

Nights

Indo Vacations – Inclusions:

  • All arrangements starting from arrival in Delhi.

  • All meals for entire tour and our standard services are included.

  • Mineral water and soft drinks for the entire tour is included.

  • Sightseeing of Nawalgarh including entrance tickets and guide.

  • An air-conditioned vehicle, including insurance, fuel etc. with chauffeur (experienced, reliable and English speaking) during the tour.

  • Valid guaranteed Contract for the services to be provided by our travel agency.

  • Travel literature

  • All Applicable taxes
     

Not included are: International Flights, Camera fees, tips, drinks and any expenses of a personal nature such as Alcoholic/ Non Alcoholic drinks, laundry, sundries, Personal service tips and gratuities etc. and services which are not covered under inclusions !

 

Details for the vehicles used are available at the below given links:  

For 1 - 3 person – Tata Indigo / Etios / Swift Dzire - (4 seats) http://www.indovacations.net/english/tataindigo.htm
http://indovacations.net/english/Toyota-Etios.htm
http://indovacations.net/english/Swift-Dzire.htm

For 3 - 5 person – Tavera Chevrolet / Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo - (6 seats) http://www.indovacations.net/english/tavera.htm; http://www.indovacations.net/english/ToyotaInnova.htm

For 6 - 9 person - Tempo Traveler - (10 seats) http://www.indovacations.net/english/tempotraveler.htm;
For 10 - 15 person mini-bus (18 seats)
http://www.indovacations.net/english/minibus2.htm;

For 16 - 28 passenger bus - (30 - 35 seats) http://www.indovacations.net/english/largebus.htm

Hotel Florence, Delhi ***

Delhi
2
Roop Niwas Kothi, Nawalgarh*** Nawalgarh
2
Camp Parasrampura
1
Birla Rest House, Lohargal*** Lohargal
1
Camp in a farmer’s field Gorian
1
Total Nights 07

Heritage Hotels:
Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

 

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