Rajasthan, Rajasthan Tour, Colorful Rajasthan Tour
Taalchapper Blackbuck Sanctuary Bikaner Safari

(12 Days / 11 Nights)
                   
  (Delhi-Nawalgarh-Barwasi-Naharsinghani-Churiajitgarh-Nabipura-Dabri-Fatehpur Beed-Khuri-Shynanmata-Khuri-Talchapper-Bikaner-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 from Delhi to Nawalgarh. Arrival in Nawalgarh at Roop Niwas Kothi. Royal Welcome on arrival at the Roop Niwas Kothi, it lies just a kilometer from the town and is a fascinating blend of European and Rajput style of architecture. The Palace has 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 the team for the safari. It will be followed by a briefing on Horse riding in India. Later Devendra Singh Ji 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. In case riders are not comfortable they can try another horse. Nawalgarh is situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Shekhawati comprises of districts of Jhunjhunu & Sikar. It is known for the painted 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.
Nawalgarh was 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 Havelis in Shekhawati.
Overnight stay at Roop Niwas Kothi Nawalgarh.



Day 03. Nawalgarh
Today morning we ride out with picnic breakfast to the countryside. We return at the time of lunch. Afternoon free time at the palace. A optional activity is offered, we 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 Nawalgarh.

Day 04.  Nawalgarh
Today morning we ride around Nawalgarh. During the ride we visit farm houses and village homes of people who keep local horse breed the Marwari horses. We also visit the stables and have interactive meetings with the farmers. Picnic lunch en route. Afternoon talk by on Marwari horses followed by interactive discussion. Then display of Ancient horse medicine book "Salotra". It is a hand written book which is family inheritance. Interactive discussion on how to encourage local horse lovers to continue to keep Marwari horses. And beliefs of Indian people about horses. Traditional folk entertainment and dinner.
Overnight stay at Roop Niwas Kothi Nawalgarh.



Day 05.  Nawalgarh - Barwasi - Naharsinghani (about 26 kms)
Today we ride through semi desert areas with small farms and country side dotted with Khejri trees. En route picnic lunch and visit to Farms where Women farmers are supported by NGO to encourage natural resource management and use of eco friendly farming technique to increase yield. Evening stay at Naharsinghani jod a old ranch house.

Day 06. Naharsinghani - Churiajitgarh - Nabipura (about 22 kms)

Today we ride through semi desert farm countryside to reach a small woodlot and dry waterhole, surrounded by Ker bushes many flocks of blue bull antelopes may be seen around camp site. Overnight stay at the Camp.



Day 07. Nabipura - Dabri - Fatehpur Beed (about 30 kms)
Today morning we ride through semi desert region and Fatehpur Beed. Picnic lunch near a typical Shekhawati architecture water tank "Johda". The Nawab of Fatehpur 300 years ago has encircled a area riding on a horse from sunrise to sunset and declared it protected. Today Fatehpur beed is a amazing 70 sq.km area with all species of desert plants. Camping in Beed one gets to see Desert Fox, Jackal / Blue Bull and Deer. The protected area proves that if human don’t inter-fear a semi forest can be created in a desert.
Overnight Camp near a ruined travellers home overlooking the entire beed. This is a most beautiful campsite.



Day 08.  Fatehpur beed - Khuri - Shynanmata (about 34 kms)
Riding west today we will enter territory of the erstwhile Bikaner state. There will be a sudden change in terrain to large sand dunes will be surprising. After lunch we will go slow. Overnight Camp in the protected woodlot of the Shynanmata rock edifice temple.

Day 09. Shynanmata - Khuri - Talchapper (about 31 kms)
Today we ride towards west and while leaving the sand dunes we will come to flat loam soil ground. Most of the ride will be through (if we get permission) or around the peripheries of Tal Chappar the famous black buck game sanctuary. The Scarf’s/Turbans will be useful as fine dust rises when we ride past this flat ground. We will get to see black buck deer and also other deer species during the ride. Overnight Camp will be set up on the peripheries of the sanctuary.

Day 10. Tal Chappar blackbuck sanctuary
Full day ride and explore the area around the peripheries of Talchapper Wildlife Sanctuary. Tal Chappar wildlife Sanctuary covers 71 sq. Kms of desert scrubland. It has largest herds of blackbuck antelope in India, besides 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. Bird life include sand grouse, quails, cream coloured desert courser. Then we have Picnic lunch. In the evening we return to camp.
Overnight Camp will be set up on the peripheries of the sanctuary.



Day 11. Talchapper - Bikaner (about 132 kms / 3-4 hrs) - Delhi (by train)
Early morning we ride around and say goodbye to our horses. After breakfast we drive to Bikaner. On arrival Lunch at Bheruvilas hotel, after lunch sightseeing of Bikaner visiting the Junagarh fort and if time permits the royal cenotaphs Evening transfer to the Railway station for overnight Train to Delhi. Overnight Sleeper Train (Air conditioned class).



Day 12. Delhi - Departure 

Early morning arrival in Delhi. Assistance on arrival in Delhi. Transfer to Hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Evening transfer to the airport for onwards journey.
(End of our Services).

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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Taalchapper Blackbuck Sanctuary Bikaner Safari  – Indicative tour cost in Euro on per person basis from 1 to 4 Traveler
(Year 2015 -2016)

Group Travel Dates

Tour cost in Euro from 1 person to 4 person

2-4

 

Room Type*

DBL

SRS*

     
  € 3130 € + 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:

  • Train ticket (Bikaner- Delhi) sleeper class including all taxes.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per the itinerary

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

  • On arrival at Nawalgarh royal welcome with horses, folk music ,garlands, tika and non alcoholic welcome drink on arrival.

  • Tea at stables and a welcome gift to each member on day one , picnic breakfast on day two in the countryside .

  • Services of a groom with one groom to three horses to saddle/unsaddle and look after the Horse.

  • Accompanying / invited folk musicians, barber to show horse/camel haircut Demonstration and massage tired guests at lunch time halt.

  • Accompanying 4 WD Jeep which will carry lunch and meets riders off and on while on the trail.

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

  • Unlimited actual consumption of mineral water and soft drinks while on safari and at camps. The guests are allowed to bring and use own alcoholic drinks if they want to while at the camps.

  • Guidance and assistance throughout the tour by an accompanying Escort

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

  • Luggage handling at the hotels

  • Travel literature

  • All Applicable taxes

  • Indo Vacations reserve the right of changes which may be beyond our control.
     

Not included are: International Flights, Camera fees, tips and any expenses of a personal nature and services which are not covered under inclusions !

Useful Items the riders should bring:

  • Soft water bottle for the saddle bag.

  • Riding cap or helmet

  • Sheep skin for saddle.

  • Small torch or flash light.

  • Sun hat and sun cream

  • Bath gown for ladies. (bath tent is adjoining accomodation tents)

  • Lightweight raincoat.

  • Leather chaps.

  • Camera battery charger with a cigarette lighter lead ( our jeep has two sockets working by jeep battery).

Hotel Florence, Delhi***

Delhi
2
Roop Niwas Kothi, Nawalgarh*** Nawalgarh
3
Jod A Old Ranch House Naharsinghani
1
Camp Nabipura
1
Camp Fatehpur Beed
1
Camp Shynanmata
1
Camp Talchapper
2

Total Nights

11

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.

 

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
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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

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