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RIDE DETAIL
Ride No. 4 – Christmas & New Year

(16 December 2009 - 02 January 2010)

Duration -   17 Nights / 18 Days
Departure Date: December 16, 2009

This ride gives you an excellent opportunity of riding horses through rural India and visiting well-known Ranthambhore National Park including sightseeing of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Pushkar make this itinerary exceptional. This particular ride passes through different terrains and interesting villages.

Day 01 / December 16, 2009: 

Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi – Transfer to 3 / 4 star Hotel – Day at leisure.

PM tour briefing.

 P.S - In case of late or early arrival additional accommodations / transfer can be arranged at extra cost.
 
Day 02 / December 17, 2009:
Full-day sightseeing in Old & New Delhi – First half includes visit to Red Fort, the majestic fort on which work started in 1639. The fort that took nine years to build has all the trappings of the center of Mughal government: halls of public and private audience, domed and arched marble palaces, plush private apartments, a mosque and elaborately designed gardens.
 
You next head to Jama Masjid that was designed by Emperor Shah Jehan and built by a workforce of 5000 between 1644 and 1656. Originally called Maszid-i-Jehanuma “mosque commanding a view of the world”.

The second half of the day includes visits to Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Raj Ghat (Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation), Drive past government buildings, President House, Parliament House.

Overnight in Delhi.


Day 03 /  December 18, 2009:
Morning Drive Delhi to Agra and check in to 3 / 4 star hotel.
PM visit to Agra Fort, built between 1565 and 1573 in form of half moon, on the remains of earlier Rajput fortifications - visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, tomb of Mirza Ghiyath Beg, an important member of Emperor Akbar’s court and father-in-law of Emperor Jehangir.

Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 04 / December 19, 2009:
Early morning visit Taj Mahal by sunrise – back to hotel for breakfast -Transfer to Jaipur by surface – En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, former capital of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. Built between 1569 and 1585, it has lain silent for almost four centuries; by 1600, its meagre water supply had proved incapable of sustaining the population, and Akbar shifted the court to Lahore. Now deserted, it is almost perfectly preserved – a masterpiece in red sandstone, glowing in subtly changing shades of pink and red as the day progresses and light fades – continue drive to Jaipur – check in to Heritage hotel.

PM at leisure.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 / December 20, 2009: 
AM visit to Amber Fort. This was the capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs from 1037 until 1728. Fortified by natural hills, high ramparts and a succession of gates along a cobbled road, Amber’s magnificent palaces are distinctly of Rajput architecture, but  Mughal ideas crept in to influence the design. The practice of covering the walls with mirrored mosaics is purely Mughal, the style first introduced in India at Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.

Head to City Palace, Jantar Mantar (observatory). The Sawai Jai Singh’s observatory is an unforgettable showcase of Indian astronomy. The odd-shaped trapezoids, soaring brick circles and giant-sized pillar, overlaid with sherbet-yellow gypsum looking like futurist sculptures, are solidly planted in the southern courtyard of the palace complex. A total of 18 instruments were erected between 1728 and 1734 by Jai Singh, many of them his own inventions.

Back to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06 /  December 21, 2009:
AM transfer to Pushkar by surface (135 Km / 03 Hrs) – arrive at Thar Marwari camp site.

PM casual ride to know your horse – Pushkar, an important Hindu pilgrim center built around the sacred Pushkar Lake, is full of religious myths & faiths. The holy lake has 52 ghats (bathing places), where pilgrims take ritual dip in the lake. The main attraction is the temple of Lord Brahma, the god of creation. The annual Pushkar cattle fair held here on Kartik Poornima (full moon October / November), is one of the largest cattle fairs in the country. Pilgrims and tradesman come here in thousands from all over the country to trade camels, horses, cows, goat, sheep and bulls. The fair today has become one of the major tourist attractions of the state of Rajasthan.

PM walk through the cattle fair grounds.

Overnight at campsite, Pushkar (tented accommodation)

Day 07 / December 22, 2009:
AM Ride to Maghri Village which takes you through farm lands and sand dunes – lunch – continue ride – Arrive Maghri.

Overnight in tented accommodation

Day 08 / December 23, 2009:
AM ride to Kishangarh – lunch – continue ride to Kishangarh – arrive Campsite.

Overnight in tented accommodation.

Day 09 / December 24, 2009:
AM ride to Rehlana – lunch – continue ride to campsite Rehlana, go through farm lands and you might also come across Blue Bulls, the largest antelope and desert fox. Arrive campsite, Rehlana, for overnight stay in tented accommodation.

Day 10 / December 25, 2009:
AM ride to Pachewar – Lunch – continue ride to Pachewar, riding through this you will see quaint villages and step wells. Arrive campsite Pachewar.

Overnight in tented accommodation at Pachewar.

Day 11 /  December 26, 2009:
AM ride to Meru – Lunch – continue ride to Meru – arrive at campsite Meru for overnight stay in tented accommodation

Day 12 / December 27, 2009:
AM ride to Junia – lunch – continue ride to Junia – arrive Amar Bagh, Junia. Situated in a quiet village the hotel has 38 rooms and is styled in traditional way and decorated with antique objects that provide a royal ambience to the place.

Overnight stay at Amar Bagh, Junia.

Day 13 / December 28, 2009:
AM ride to Raj Mahal – lunch – continue ride to Raj Mahal – Arrive Raj Mahal - Check in Raj Mahal Palace hotel, a heritage property built in 1798. Situated on the banks of river Banas, Raj Mahal Palace casts a spell with its scenic beauty and grandeur.

PM walk to the lake and indulge in some bird watching.

Overnight stay at Raj Mahal Garh.

Day 14 / December 29, 2009:
AM ride to Nagar – Lunch - continue ride to Nagar – arrive at campsite, Nagar, for overnight stay in tented accommodation.

Day 15 / December 30, 2009:
AM ride to Uniyara – Lunch - continue ride to Uniyara – arrive at campsite, Uniyara, for overnight stay in tented accommodation.

Day 16 / December 31, 2009:
AM ride to Ranthambhore, Sawai Madhopur – Lunch - continue ride to Sawai Madhopur – arrive at campsite Sawai Madhopur for overnight stay in tented accommodation.

Day 17/  January 1, 2010
AM Game drive to Ranthambhore National Park, one of India’s most popular parks, with more than 80,000 visitors a year. Soon after the independence of India the area was declared a sanctuary, becoming a full-fledged national park under Project Tiger in 1972. Over time, Ranthambhore became renowned for its tigers, unperturbed by humans.

PM game drive to Ranthambhore National Park.

Overnight stay in tented accommodation.

Day 18 / January 2, 2010:
Morning free. At noon time transfer to Sawai Madhopur railway station to board train for New Delhi – Arrive Delhi – transfer to Hotel for dinner or to International airport for your onward flight.

Tour Ends

• Departure Date: December 16, 2009.
• Tour Length : 17 Nights / 18 Days
• Single Supplement: 50% extra of tour price.
• Ride per day : 05 to 06 hours
• Tour start point : New Delhi
• Riding Ability : Intermediate (at least)
• Group Size : 08 Minimum / 16 Maximum

Tour cost includes

1. All Rides
2. Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
3. Breakfast in Hotels.
4. All meals during rides / camping including afternoon tea or coffee.
5. 01 liter of mineral water per day.
6. Surface transfers, Railway transfers by air conditioned mini coach / car.
7. City Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
8. Guide Fee.
9. Services of groom.
10. Access to Internet in Camp.

Not included in tour cost
 
1. Charges for International Flights
2. Camera Fee at monuments
3. Lunch and dinner in Hotels at Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Agra.
4. Drinks other than afternoon tea or coffee.
5. Expenses of personal nature i.e. phone calls, laundry, tips, visa fee and room service.

6. Note: The Service provider company "The Thar Marwari Horse Safari "  is not liable or responsible for any insurance claim against any accident during the tour .The traveler should arrange insurance on their own before the tour starts.

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