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A week in the Himalayan Foothills

Duration: 08 nights / 09 days

Best season: November-February

Destinations: Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kotri-Hemawas-Rohet-Kharwa-Pushkar-Jaipur

The rajputs were mostly horse riders. The tradition was strongly enforced in ancient times when the cavalry formed the most important flanks of the army. Special indigenous breed called "Marwaari" which are hardy, agile, sensitive, sturdy and intelligent were bred.
We use all marwaari horses bred and trained at our own thikana stables. We also boast of having a name of "the home of Marwaari Breed". Due to the finest pedigree horses of our past records whose bloodline can still be traced.

On an average we cover 35 kms to 45 kms in a day, starting in the morning after breakfast with rest and lunch on the way. We take great care to choose beautiful location and secluded places with panoramic views of dams, lakes, riverbeds and fields for our mid-day halts. As we reach the chosen place, our backup will be at service with grooms and attendants to take care of our guests. Our trained chef creates an element of culinary surprise and serves delcious, fresh cooked traditional Rajasthani cuisine, yet care is being taken to adjust the taste as per the guests's preferences.


Day 01: Delhi-Jodhpur
Connect flight from Delhi to Jodhpur. Upon arrival at Jodhpur and transfer to Korta for overnight stay which is 3 ½ hrs from Udaipur and 3hrs from Jodhpur. Evening tea followed by a village walk in raika tribe and Opium ceremony. Late evening cocktail & dinner. Korta Escape is a theme cottage resort developed on 27 acres of farm, peacefully set between two small hills.

Day 02: Korta. Riding Distance 22km
After breakfast, get acquainted with horses in the outdoor arena of Korta escape we set on a fun ride around 1000 hr. Riding through dry river bed towards the historic temple of mother goddess. On reaching to the temple, we serve freshly cooked mixed cuisine lunch. After relaxing and enjoying the view, we start riding back. Riding through fields and passing through small villages of tribes, we reach back to Korta. Overnight in Korta escape.

Day 03: Korta-Jungle Camp. Riding Distance 26km
In the morning after breakfast we ride through the village and age old tracks passing green fields, leaving peaceful and beautiful Korta escape behind we reach a cool and shady lunch place. After a relaxing lunch we head towards aravali hills, passing through rocky and romantic hills & crossing few remote villages, we reach a beautiful site, a breathtaking view which is our Jungle camp (Deluxe cottage tents with attached bathroom are provided). Overnight in a Jungle camp.

Day 04: Jungle camp-Mithri Camp. Riding distance 24km
After enjoying a night at Jungle Camp we start our ride passing through green fields and small village hamlets, crossing the biggest water source of south Rajasthan Jawai Dam we reach our lunch spot. After lunch we set our track toward another breathtaking night stand camp, passing through plains we reach Mthri lake camp with sun set. Here we enjoy our evening around a bon fire and served cocktails followed by dinner. Once again our chef tingles the taste buds of our guests. Overnight in Mithri lake camp.

Day 05: Mithri lake camp-Ranakpur. Riding distance 26km
After a beautiful night, we start riding as the sun rises in the east and reflection in the water fills you with positive energy. Enjoying the sight, passing through the mountains and tribal belts inhabited by Grasiyas, found only in the jungles of aravali hills in India. Crossing the forest trail we reach ranakpur for our lunch and our destination for the night. After lunch we take a drive to world famous ranakpur Jain temple which is a 15th century marble carved temple with 1444 pillars to support this massive structure. Overnight in Ranakpur Hill Resort.

Day 06: Ranakpur-Ghanerao Castle. Riding distance 24km.
After break fast we ride along the aravalis, passing through wild life sanctuary. Playing hide and seek with creatures of nature we reach our lunch place at a scenic ridge inside the forest. Post lunch we start riding and discovering a different world, continuing our game we reach a 17th century majestic castle of Ghanerao. O/N Ghanerao Castle.

Day 07: Ghanerao Castle-Kumbhalgarh. Riding distance 22km
Mount on the horses at around 9.30 and move into the forest this is a declared wildlife sanctuary housing sloth bears, leopards, antelopes, deer and a variety of birds. We stop at the forest lodge with the paranomic view of the dam beneath, crocodile, basking in the sun and hundreds of migratory birds in the lake after lunch u move for Kumbhalgarh crossing the thick forest, we have to get down from the horse at some steep climbs, Walking and leading for about 1km, remount horses and after few kilometers we reach Aodhi in Kumbhalgarh. Which was once a hunting lodge of the Maharana of mewar. Overnight in Aodhi.
Next day you can visit the mighty unconquered, Fort of Kumbhalgarh which protects 365 Hindu shrines inside the fort walls.

Day 08: Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur (3 hrs). On arrival check-in in a palace hotel (4 star). Afternoon guided tour of the city. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 09: Udaipur-Delhi / Mumbai
Fly back to Delhi or Mumbai. Tour Ends.

Please let us know the number of people travelling on this tour and we will send you the total cost. We also specialize in customizing the tour. Should you need any changes we would be happy to modify the itinerary.

The tour may include arrangements such as accommodation, travel, meals, permit, guides, activities etc. or services as required by the client.


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