ADVENTURE OF RAJASTHAN
1) ADVENTURE OF RAJASTHAN
Away from the busy tourist trail is the rustic and rural Rajasthan. Through this tour explores the small villages nestling happily on the rugged terrains and introduces from close quarters the people who inhabit them. Wrinkled tree thickets, rustic huts with their thatched roofs, drooping camels chewing fodder, women cleaning their courtyards or designing the mud walls with plasters of clay, cow dung and hay and ever-smiling children is what these villages are all about. Indian villagers are not just the place they are fest and coming here means becoming a part of this every day celebration! It is the most romantic and at the same time one of the most overwhelming place one would ever visit, and no visit is completed until you have seen rural India. “The real India is in its villages”, this statement is rightly said by Mahatma Gandhi. So, how could you just miss something that makes you witness real India? This journey is ideal for adventure lovers looking to explore beyond the iconic monuments, as we uncover the real and un-spoilt rural Rajasthan.
Day 01: Udaipur (Nagda- Eklingh ji cycling)
Udaipur is known worldwide for its lake and heritage but how many know that it has such stunning countryside with lovely hills, lush green farmlands and so friendly natives who always have a smile on their face when they see you in their territory, our countryside is in proximity to the city of Udaipur which is an absolute advantage. Welcome to Udaipur, the famed “City of Lakes” Founded in 1567 by Maharana Udai Singh, from the lineage of the legendary Sisodias of Mewar - the decedents of the sun God.A city where the sun truly never set, where tradition and a strict code of heroism were happily united with a love of fine living.
Today after an early breakfast leave the hotel to reach the starting point of our biking expedition to Nagda temple better known as “Saas Bahu temple” which are ancient temple ruins of the 10th century, this temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu who is one of the principal god, the architecture of this temple is marvelous.The terrain would be a mixture of up and downhill rides passing through many small villages where we will see great rural life, lush green agricultural lands and farmers doing their daily activities.
We will take a break on midway for refreshment at a wonderful location in nature and then we proceed to Nagda temple where on arrival we will visit the temple and spent about an hour there after which one can drive back to udaipur. En route visit saheliyo ki bari, moti magri. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Udaipur.
Meal: - Breakfast and Dinner
Day 02 Udaipur (Half day Horse Riding and half day city sightseeing)
This morning after breakfast we take a horse ride tour in Udaipur country side area. Your horse, the native Marwari is a sturdy breed particularly well suited to the this environment and able to take thirst and heat in stride because of its thin skin. Though this adaptation prevents it from stretching out fully and reduces speed. The resulting action of the legs makes it very comfortable horse to ride. After ride finish your lunch, after lunch we cover some Udaipur highlights –a guided walk of the City Palace. The City Palace is enclosed in a large complex on the banks of Lake Pichola and has many more palaces inside.,Boat ride at Lake Pichola. After boat ride back to hotel time is leisure. In the evening, you enjoy enthralling cultural show organized at Bagore Ki Haveli. We convene tonight at the dinner, next to the beautiful lake, to celebrate of a fabulous cycling journey. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Udaipur.
Meal: - Breakfast and Dinner
Day 03 Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh (half day Udaipur trekking
Today after breakfast take a 30 min ride to reach the starting point of the trek which is a small hamlet in the west of Udaipur, on arrival at the starting point with your trekking guide and local navigator begin trek towards Varda village, on this trek we will see good agricultural fields with farmers doing their daily chores, on our course of trek we will visit few houses and talk with the local residents to better know their culture and lifestyle, once we reach Varda village we will spend some time here and then we straight drive to kumbhalgarh. Upon arrival checking in, cradled in the cluster of thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravalli ranges, evening visit the formidable medieval Kumbhalgarh Fort stands a wary sentinel to the past glory. The length of the fort walls are 36 kms and are called as the great wall of India as it is considered second great wall after china, overnight stay in kumbhalgarh.
Meal: - Breakfast and Dinner
Day 04 Kumbhalgarh- Jawai (Evening leopard Safari)
After lavish morning breakfast you start trekking with your trekking guide and local navigator start trekking in the sanctuary area, its 3 Kms downhill in the beginning and then it would be a mixture of uphill and downhill terrain, the kumbhlgarh wildlife sanctuary is home for various animals like (wild hogs, sloth bears , leopards, antelopes etc and numerous birds species, if lucky we might see some animals in the sanctuary area but witnessing some amazing bird species is assured. We will take a halt on our halfway mark for refreshment thereafter we will continue our trek and finish it close to a village.
After trekking take a straight drive to leopard country jawai. Jawai is an unexplored by modern tourism. It lies in the lap of Aravali mountain Range which is one of the oldest mountain range of the world. Picnic lunch at any mid way tribal village after, thereafter continue ride to Jawai. Arrive in jawai check in to the camp, later this evening ride out to look for leopards and try out the steeds, through 4x4 gypsies. Return to the camp for local folk entertainment followed by a BBQ dinner. Your stay will be in well furnished Swiss Ac tent with en- suite facilities.
Day 05 Jawai-(Shepherd village walk) – Udaipur Departure
Wake up to the sounds of the chirping birds and the fragrance of a variety of flowers that surround the camps. Following breakfast we proceed to shepherd village walk. The camel, cattle and sheep herders- the Rebaris are an ethnic group to be found around this area, where you feel like a part of the bygone era. Later drive to Ghanerao and visit famous camel breeding farm to know the breeding of camels. Learn the different food habits and breeding methods of camels.Which will be vividly displayed and explained properly by our expert guide. Roam around the farm, get chances to mingle with the silent creatures and take a look at how they are fed. If you are interested the sit on camel and enjoy with camel ride. Later drive back to Udaipur, en route visit world famous Ranakpur Jain Temple, lunch at ranakpur. After lunch straight drive to Udaipur for your onward journey. Tour End.
Meal: - Breakfast only
Places we will visit in the course of our ride
- Accommodation on twin share basis in the mentioned hotels in Udaipur
- Kumbhalgarh Jawai.
- An accompanying support vehicle
- An accompanying cycling and trekking
- 01 local Navigator on entire Tour
- Bicycle Rental and Spares
- hiking sticks etc.
- Bottled water
- soft drinks
- cookies during cycling and trekking time only
- Jungle entrances fees
- Culture show at Baghore –ki- haveli Udaipur
- Nagda and Bappa rawal temple visit.
- City palace entrance with 01 language guide
- All currently applicable taxes
- 01 Leopard Safari in Jawai
- 01 Shepherd village walk in jawai
- Camel breeding farm Visit.
- A/c Swiss cottage Accomodation in Jawai.
- Meal plan on MAPI Basis ( Including breakfast+ Dinner+ Taxes )
- Items of personal nature like tips
- telephone calls
- Any other meals than those mentioned above
- like lunch
- International airfare
- Any insurance coverage
- Airport or VISA fees
- Any extra expenses incurred for reasons beyond our control such as emergency evacuation
- natural calamity
- Any other item not specifically mentioned above as INCLUSIONS.