Our Horseback Safaris usually go along off-the-beaten tracks through the hilly landscape of the Aravalli Mountains. The riders can experience unspoiled nature and the unique culture of the hill tribes of Rajasthan. Our destinations are places of historical or cultural significance such as the medieval town of Chittor or the hill fort of Kumbhalgarh.
Some of our Safaris are connecting major festivals in Rajasthan such as the Pushkar Camel Fair and are bound to certain dates. Many of our safaris are also going through a number of wildlife sanctuaries such as the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary or the Sita-Mata Wildlife Sanctuary so our riders can enjoy the spectacular Indian flora and fauna.
Our Aravalli Wildlife and Nature Safari is especially designed to experience the wildlife of the Aravalli Mountains, famous for Leopards, Wolfs and deer. In the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary also the rare Sloth bear can be spotted.
Our Mewar Trail combines the pleasure of riding through the interesting however less frequented Sita-Mata National Wildlife Sanctuary and the experience of seeing a very historic part of the former princely state of Mewar. Our riders will spend two nights in our beautifully renovated 18th century rawla or village fort, being able to learn first hand about the feudal past of the Rajputs.
We believe in the principle of natural horsemanship. That means we keep our horses as naturally as possible and care for them with love and affection.
Our horses are properly fed, shoed and have fitting, comfortable high-class saddle tack. We do not make use of underfed and untrained village horses.
Most of our horses are Marwari horses, indigenous to this region, perfectly adapted to the geographic and climatic conditions of Rajasthan and very comfortable to ride. Their ears are distinctively curved inwards in a lyre-shape, which makes them unique and easily recognizable. Like many other ancient breeds they have a forth gait, the so-called Revaal, a type of rack, very relaxing for the rider.
We have horses for both beginners and advanced riders and also provide riding lessons if necessary.
All our horses are forward going, well trained and a pleasure to ride.
All our safaris are organized as close to nature as possible and are eco-friendly. We use local supplies and groceries and prevent unnecessary waste. Cooking and lighting is done with gas as not to cut done forest wood.
Our safaris provide rural employment as we occupy local people as helpers, guides or artists. We strongly emphazise local culture and try to help preserve it in giving the peaople a sense of value and pride.
Our main aim is to show the unique culture and ecology of Rajasthan to our guests and connect this with an unforgettable equestrian experience.
On our safaris, the guests stay overnight in our tented safari camp in the Indian bush. Every evening we set up our camp at a different location, sometimes next to a little village, sometimes in the loneliness of the Indian landscape.
Each of our camp-site is chosen with the greatest care in order to ensure the safety of the guests and the scenery of the surroundings.
If possible we set up the safari camp at a place near a small lake or on top of a hill thus giving our riders prime views and lots of things to see such as watching kingfishers or flamingos fishing for food in one of the many lakes of Rajasthan or observing a village farmer farming his field with a pair of oxen.
In some places we offer activities such as night safaris or nature walks so the riders can enjoy some of the local fauna and flora, spotting animals or rare plants.
Our safari camp, designed in the fashion of the traditional hunting camps of the former Maharajas and Jagirdas, is equipped with comfortable double tents, a bathroom trolley, a central dining area and an open-air kitchen.
The tents are deluxe double tents (size 10x10 feet) with comfortable beds and a carpet on the floor. There is a roofed entrance where the guests can leave their shoes.
In our camp we cater to all of our guests wishes. We serve a continental breakfast with fresh fruits of the season, packed lunch, tea and an Indian style dinner, prepared by our chief. In the evening we organize an extensive entertainment program with Rajasthani folkdances, music performances, etc.
A sanitary trolley provides toilets and cold/hot showers.
During the ride or afterwards we offer local sightseeing trips if possible. That can be a village haveli, a castle or fort, a temple or a natural sight.
If no sight of interest is at hand, something else is prearranged, such as a bullock cart ride, henna application, an elephant ride, etc.
In the evenings the days are ending with a discussion or pleasant talk around a cozy campfire watching the stars.
For beginners or families we also arrange stationary programs in and around Udaipur with overnight stays at a hotel in Udaipur or on our farm.
The program is flexible and includes sightseeing, riding, riding lessons or other activities such as camel cart rides, elephant rides, horse carriage rides or jeep safaris.