Day 01. Flight to India
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 -
(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.
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.
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
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.
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
Overnight stay at Camp in a farmer’s field.
Gorian - Delhi
Today morning we have a horse riding followed by breakfast then Say good-bye to
horses. Then we drive to Delhi.
Overnight stay at Delhi.
Flight to Home
Around Midnight flight to home destination.
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