The riders have a chance of visiting the Fort before the ride starts and continue their way through the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. On the way to Ranakpur another two interesting and worth seeing rawlas (forts) will be visited. Ganerao Rawla and Narli Rawla. Finally the riders will reach the Jain temple in Ranakpur, the finishing point of the safari.
Day 1: Arrival in Udaipur in the morning, sightseeing in the afternoon. Overnight stay in a heritage hotel.
Day 2: Transfer from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh, sightseeing Kumbhalgarh Fort and test ride in the afternoon, overnight stay in Heritage Hotel.
Day 3: Kumbhalgarh-Ganerao
On the first safari day the riders will ride through the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary famous for its dry deciduous forest and its wolfs. Situated in the Aravalli Mountains, the route leads through thick forest vegetation and the riders will have to do some climbing. Many birds and smaller animals can be observed and with some luck even a leopard or at least his favourite pray, antelopes such as the Chital or the Samba can be spotted.
The riders will pass mighty Banyan trees with their huge areal roots, Teak trees and other typical trees of the virgin dry deciduous forest. Lunch will be taken in a forest rest house in the Sanctuary and afterwards the riders will reach the lower hills of the Aravalli Mountains. The path will finally leave the mountains and continue in the open plain where strange rock formations are situated left and right of the way. Around 4 pm the riders will reach their hotel in Ganerao.
Day 4: Ganerao-Narli
Today the route will follow the course of the valley and long sandy paths invite the riders for trots and fast canters. Occasionally small hamlets and villages are crossed and the riders can experience the rural life of Rajasthan. Man with huge turbans bringing home their oxens from the fieldwork, women in colourful saris carrying waterpots on their heads and of course many children greeting the riders with a smile and the traditional “Namaste”. Often the riders will encounter flocks of goats and sheep tended by village children and occasionally a herd of camels can be seen. The riders will reach their hotel in Narlai around 4 pm.
Day 5: Narli-Ranakpur
On the last day the route will again turn towards the mountains and back into the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Kumbhalgarh Fort can be seen on top of the highest mountain, above the riders heads. The climbing today however is rather moderate and the pace quick. Though the path narrows again, the group can go rather fast and will enter the valley leading to Ranakpur around lunchtime. In the afternoon the riders will follow a small river which occasionally dries up completely. Arrival in Ranakpur is around 4 pm and if time permits the riders can visit the famous Jain temple of Ranakpur.
Day 6: Transfer back to Udaipur after breakfast, afternoon free for sightseeing/shopping in Udaipur, overnight stay in Heritage hotel.
Day 7: Program ends after breakfast.
Also see tour packages in:
Asia India Outdoor: Land Rambler Horse Riding Cultural Journey
Email it to a friend:
Click here to email this vacation to a friend