India:Pushkar Fair Safari 2011 JA01

16 Days From £0 (2,300 USD)

We will ride for the first seven days through the beautiful Aravali Mountains, passing lakes, rivers and remote tribal villages. Then for the last five days we ride through semi-desert areas to Pushkar.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Delhi, India
End Location: Delhi, India
Accommodation: Camping
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: IAPRO, Himalayan Club, Ministry of Tourism etc
Years In Business: 22

We will ride for the first 7 days through the beautiful Aravali Mountains, passing lakes, rivers and remote tribal villages. On the way it is possible to visit the majestic Kumbhalgarh fort and the beautiful Ranakpur Jain temple. On the last 5 days we ride through (semi) desert areas to Pushkar. You will have plenty of time to visit the fair. A ride on the fair-ground (dunes) is included. Every day we will ride about 30-35 kilometers on Marwari horses, with a professional English speaking guide on an extra horse.

Notes
- The daily riding time will vary from 4-6-8 hours a day being short, average and long riding days with halts.
- English saddles are used. Groom services are provided.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Overnight stay in spacious tents (during riding) with comfortable beds on twin/double occupancy during the riding and one night stay at Krishna Ranch Farm on day one and hotels (non riding) on twin sharing basis.
-Meal plan will be on full board basis during riding (3 meals a day, coffee, tea, mineral water) except Delhi and Pushkar where is on bed and breakfast basis
-Transportation by AC Vehicle as per the Itinerary
-Domestic Air fare (Delhi-Udaipur)
-Horses and equipments
-Professional English speaking guide on extra horse
-All Monuments entrances in Delhi
-Jeep for luggage and equipment
-All supporting staff: Cook equestrian staff etc
-All currently applicable taxes

Excludes
-Items of a personal nature like mineral water/alcoholic drinks,
-laundry,
-telephone calls, tips, etc;
-Meals, -other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
-Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'INCLUDED'.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Delhi Having arr. Delhi by flt #...transfer to hotel for overnight Overnight: Taj Ambassador
Day 02. Delhi-Udaipur - Early morning board flt # 9W 2603, 0540/0725 to Udaipur, half day sightseeing in Udaipur. City Palace, on the banks of the Lake Pichola. The magnificent and awe inspiring citadel is, in fact, a complex of several buildings that were added at different times by different rulers spanning nearly three hundred years. A ticketed Mewar Light & Sound Show is hosted every evening within the Palace premises. Lake Pichola is the largest and the most beautiful of Udaipur's lakes - it is overlooked by hills while palaces, mansions, bathing Ghats, gardens and temples dot its banks. Jag Mahal and Jag Niwas are the two island palaces that add to the lake's romantic ambience. Overnight: Krishna Ranch
Day 03. TBC
Day 04. TBC
Day 05. RIDING DAY 1 (Ranch - Tair-ki Duni We will pass small villages, agricultural areas in the beautiful Aravali mountain-range, we will camp near a lake
Day 06. Tair ki Duni – Panair The landscape will be similar to day 1 We will camp near a river
Day 07. Panair – Palasma. Today we will follow the course of the Banash-river. We will camp near Palasma village. In the evening we will go to see a very old temple in the jungle by jeep.
Day 08. Palasma – Kumbhalgarh. Again through a very beautiful valley we will reach Kumbhalgarh with its majestic fort. You can visit the fort at the end of the afternoon; we will camp near a lake not far from the fort.
Day 09. Kumbhalgarh - Narlai - This part of the journey passes through the famous Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. The second part of the day will be semi-desert-area. We will camp near Narlai which is called a temple-town because of its many temples. Late afternoon there is a possibility to visit the famous Ranakpur Jain-temple with its beautiful marble carvings by car. Ranakpur: Renowned for some marvelous carved temples in Amber stone, Ranakpur, 90kms from Udaipur. Is one of the five holy places of the Jain community and built in the 15th Century. The central 'Chaumukh' or four-faced temple has 29 halls and about 1,444 forty feet high pillars bedecked with distinctive delicate carvings, no two pillars being alike, and yet none of these obstructs the view for a devotee. Half day sightseeing in Udaipur, later drive to Krishna Ranch Farm (7kms)
Day 10. Narlai to Jojawar - This day we will pass through many villages of nomads (Raika's), the people who keep many sheep and camels. We will camp near Jojawar village.
Day 11. Jojawar to Kanthalia Again through many small villages and semi-desert areas we will reach Kanthalia.
Day 12. Kanthalia to Sambalpur Again through many small villages and semi-desert areas we will reach Sambalpur.
Day 13. Sambalpur to Ras. Day 8 and 9 will be again semi-desert areas. In Ras we will visit the beautiful Ras-Fort (heritage hotel) where we will have a late afternoon tea. We will camp near a farm-house in Ras
Day 14. Ras to Pushkar. On this last RIDING day we will see many camel- and cattle traders going to the fair. This last part of the journey is real desert area. We will reach the fair-ground late afternoon where the safari ends. You will be seeing the world famous PUSHKAR Religious, Camel and Cattle Fair (featured in the Book…A Hundred Places to See before You Die), Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. The occasion: PUSHKAR FAIR. Very few, if at all any, fairs in the world can match the liveliness of Pushkar. Most people associate the Pushkar Fair with the world's largest camel fair, but it is an occasion for villagers from far and near to gather together and enjoys a welcome break from their harsh life of the arid desert. And enjoy they do! In dazzling style and colors. It is an occasion for Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake to
Day 15. Pushkar - Ajmer – Delhi. After breakfast drive to Ajmer (13kms)…afternoon board train #04042, 1550/2240 to Delhi. Overnight: Taj Ambassador
Day 16. Delhi. Exploring the Old City this morning after breakfast should be a fascinating and rewarding experience... Old Delhi - The City of Shahjahanabad was the capital of Shah Jahan but little remains of that old city. The Old Delhi or the walled city served as the capital for many emperors. Today, remains of the historical city are the gates like - Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Turkman Gate, Delhi gate. Near Delhi Gate is Feroz Shah Kotla; close to this is kept the Ashokan Pillar, which was brought from Meerut by Feroz Shah Tughlaq. Chandni Chowk runs through the middle of the walled city, from the Lahori Darwaza (Lahore Gate) of the Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid. Originally a canal ran through the middle of the street as a part of the water supply scheme. Chandni Chowk was once the grandest of the markets in India. The Mughal imperial processions used to pass through Chandni Chowk. The tradition was continued when Delhi Durbar was held in 1903. Jama Masjid: Built by Shah Jahan in 1658, it is one of the largest mosques in India with a seating capacity of more than 20,000. The mosque is situated near the Red Fort This is the area that still retains the traditional charm of markets in Mughal times. Qutub Minar: The highest stone tower in India, the Qutub Minar was built by Qutbuddin Aibak, the viceroy of Mohammed Ghori in 1192. It was built to celebrate Ghori's victory over the Rajput. The tower and the victory are very significant, because both heralded the birth of a new dynasty - Slave Dynasty. And the rest, as one would put it after witnessing this monumental tower, was history. Humayun's Tomb. Humayun, the eldest son of Babur, succeeded his father and became the second emperor of the Mughal Empire. He ruled India for nearly a decade but was ousted by Sher Shah Suri, the Afghan ruler. Humayun took refuge at the court of the Safavid ruler, Shah of Persia, who helped in regain Delhi in 1555 AD. Unfortunately, he was not able to rule for a long time and met with his untimely death after he fell from the stairs of the Sher Mandal library. Later connect with Intl flt…