Ride Overview - Indian Leopard Ride
If you are really looking for an adventure in India then this ride will not only allow you to enjoy the colorful and ethnic Rajasthan culture of rural villages but also will provide the opportunity to search for the sleek and mysterious leopards and native birds. Your trails will lead you across rocky hills and thick forests still untouched by tourists. Along the way, you will visit the City Palace of Udaipur with a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens and famed for intricate peacock mosaics, the wildlife sanctuary of the Kumbhalgarh, the Jain temples of Ranakpur and the important Jain temple complexes of Kumbhalgarh, a 15th century World Heritage Site. You will stay in 4**** hotels and comfortable tents along the way.
Ride Itinerary - Indian Leopard Ride
You will be greeted by your English-speaking guide at the New Delhi Airport with a garland and mineral water. After you gather your luggage you will be transferred to your Delhi hotel for overnight.
In morning as per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Delhi Airport to board your flight for Udaipur. Formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, this city is set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for lavish royal residences. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is aOn arrival in Udaipur, you will be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Later, you will enjoy touring the City Palace,a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens and famed for its intricate peacock mosaics and then taking in the Udaipur’s impressive panorama during a boat ride around Lake Pichola. Your day ends with a lovely evening walk in the colorful traditional market.
After breakfast in hotel, you will embark on a 2 hour drive to Kumbhalgarh, a 15th century World Heritage Site. On arrival, you will meet your Marwari horse and begin your ride to Ghanerao, a popular tourist spot with many temples. Along the way, you will ride through the wildlife sanctuary of the Kumbhalgarh which provides a natural abode to many creatures like the wolf, leopard, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha (the four horned antelope), chinkara and hare. In fact, Kumbhalgarh is the only sanctuary of Rajasthan, where you can trace wolf engaged in its activities. In the summer, you can easily find pack of wolves strolling around water sources in the sanctuary. If you find your interest is in birds, you can see grey jungle fowl, peacocks, doves, red spur owls, parakeets, golden oriole, bulbul, and white breasted kingfisher. The area also enjoys a variety of flora including many trees and plants having herbal qualities. Your paths will be marked with small river crossings. On arrival at Ghanerao, you will check into the hotel.
After breakfast, you will mount up for your ride toward Dantiwara. This will be an exciting ride as your group will be passing through the tribal villages of the Aravalli hills. You will relax in the evening at your camp based on a lakefront.
The Perwa Village, popular for leopard sighting, is today’s destination. Along the way, you will ride through a lofty forest and past smooth volcanic rock formations. Along the way, a delicious picnic lunch is planned. Your evening will be spent in a camp.
Day 6: Day 6:
This is a full day excursion ride to Jawai Dam to search for leopards. Your first stop is the Jawai Dam Crocodile Sanctuary, home to fascinating Indian and migratory birds, panthers, bears, hyenas, wolves, nilgai and chinkara. You may even see jackals and jungle cats drinking water at the dam. Later you will return to the camp
After breakfast, your trail will lead across the wooded Aravali mountain range as you ride toward Ranakpur. Another traditional delicious picnic lunch will be served. On arrival in Ranakpur, you will check in to your hotel. Ranakpur is a village located in the lush green valley of Aravalli mountain ranges and home to one of the biggest and most important Jain temple complexes of India, covering an area of nearly 48,000 square feet area, with 29 halls, 80 domes and supported by 1444 marble pillars, each of them intricately and artistically carved, yet no two of them are alike.
After breakfast, you will be driven back to Udaipur Airport to board flight for Delhi.
*Guide reserves the right to change the itinerary based on unforeseeable circumstances.
Ride Details - Indian Leopard Ride
Dates: January 10th – 17th, February 10th – 17th, March 10th -17th, October 10th – 17th, November 10th – 17th, December 10th – 17th
Best Months: September – March
Airport: New Delphi
Riding Days: 5
Daily Riding Hours: 4 – 7
Riding Ability: INTERMEDIATE – able to walk, trot and canter with control in open spaces. Able to ride across streams.
Visa: is required.
Vaccinations: typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and influenza.
Saddle: British Calvary Savar
Weight Limit: 210 lbs/95 kg
Group Size: 2 – 15
Hotel: hotel/camp accommodations
Price: $2375.00 per person, double occupancy $350.00 single supplement
Includes: 7 nights lodging, 5 riding days, all meals on riding days, breakfasts only on none-riding days, flight from Delhi-Udaipur-Delhi, monument entrances bottled water when riding, nightly cultural programs, transfer to and from the airport, horse, tack, guide
Not Included: airfare, lunch and dinners on non-riding days, visa fees, pre- or post ride hotels
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