HORSE SA­FARIS

JUNJHUNU IN­TEN­SITY: Mod­er­ate TER­RAIN: Mostly flat with some hills

India Today - - TRAVEL -

The en­tire theme of th­ese horse sa­faris is to re en­act the grand hunt­ing camps and jour­neys of the Bri­tish in­spec­tion teams and par­ties of the Raj days. Coast­ing on nos­tal­gia, th­ese sa­faris use sim­i­lar colour­ful deluxe lux­ury ori­en­tal tents, a ret­inue of at­ten­dants wait­ing on the rid­ers and the guests, folk mu­si­cians, masseurs, shoe pol­ish boys, tent men, cooks and equip­ment car­ried by chauf­feur driven 4WD ve­hi­cles, which can also ac­com­mo­date non- rid­ing spouses. The menus in­clude old Ra­jasthani recipes as well as con­ti­nen­tal dishes. The sta­bles boast pure In­dian bred horses such as the Mar­waris, Kha­ti­awaris and Sind­his. Along with a few thor­ough­breds from Europe . They have six fixed de­par­ture horse sa­faris per year that last be­tween three to nine days); three sa­faris at the fa­mous horse/ camel fairs of Nagore/ Balo­tra and Pushkar; an­other sa­fari ride to the Talcha­par Black buck game sanc­tu­ary in Bikaner. In Au­gust due to the mon­soon rain, camp­ing is not pos­si­ble so the ride rests at forts and cas­tles of the Shekhawati re­gion for the night. CO- OR­DI­NATES: SHEKHAWATI BRI­GADE HORSE ` 1.58 lakh- 1.88 lakh de­pend­ing on the trip and SA­FARIS; num­ber of peo­ple; hors­esa­fari­ra­jasthan@ya­hoo.com Tel: 91- 141- 2366637; Mail: hors­esa­fari­ra­jasthan@ya­hoo.com

AN ELE­PHANT SA­FARI RE­TURN­ING TO CAMP AT DUSK ( LEFT); A CAMEL SA­FARI EX­PLORES THE BAR­REN BEAUTY OF THE THAR ( ABOVE)

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