India has always stimulated the very senses of the adventure traveller, with visitors to the country eager to explore and understand many facets of this diverse and complex subcontinent. Horse safaris, that take you off the beaten track to the interiors of a region, are assuredly one of the best ways to get an intimate experience of the land and its people.
All our horse safari tours are well planned with emphasis on the smallest of details. Good reliable horses with comfortable saddles are used for our horse safaris, which take you to the interiors of Rural Rajasthan and to the jungles at the Himalayan foothills.
Rohet on horseback
Based out of Rohetgarh, near Jodhpur, this safari entails riding to villages and “dhanis” (hutments) to interact with local folk from various communities such as Bishnois and Raikas. We start our horse ride after breakfast and at the villages we get off our horses and visit their beautiful homes and experience traditional rural life. The safari showcases the best of rural Rajasthan. We encounter black buck antelopes and Nilgai (bluebull) on the ride and get to see a huge variety of bird life. A royal picnic lunch usually by a water-body is included in this ride. After visiting a couple of villages, we ride back to Rohet Garh.
Best Time: September – April
Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights
Rohet on Horseback
Day 1: Ride out from Rohet Garh after breakfast for campsite at Khutani (Approx distance 38 km). Lunch en route at a farm near village Phenkaria. Reach camp by sun set. Overnight at spectacular camp site on salt flats near the water, with hundreds of demozil cranes for company. Overnight at camp in Khutani.
Day 2: Ride from Khutani to Luni (Approx distance 38 km). Lunch enroute at Khangaria lake. Later visit a Bishnoi Dhani and then ride to Luni. Overnight at Fort Chanwa.
Day 3: Ride from Fort Chanwa to Rohet Garh (Approx distance- 22 km). Visit Dhoondli village enroute and participate in an opium ceremony ( an age-old custom ). Reach Rohet Garh for late lunch.
What to Bring Along
- Shoes (2 pairs)
- Lockable duffel bag
- Track pants & T-shirts
- Personal medical kit and toiletries
- Warm clothes for evenings, early mornings
- Sun shade/ cap
- Sun block lotion
- Retainers for prescription glasses/ sun glasses
- Water bottle
- Rain gear (raincoat/ poncho)
- Musical instrument/ reading/ writing material
- Your Spirit of Adventure and sense of humour!