4 DAY / 3 NIGHT HORSE SAFARI FROM MOUNTBATTEN LODGE TO A PRIVATE MOBILE CAMP AT JAWAI.
Day 1. Visit the famous Ranakpur Jain temples before arriving at The Mountbatten Lodge for lunch under the 300-year-old Banyan tree. Late afternoon, try out your mounts and head into the surrounding Aravali hills stopping at a neighbouring tribal village to get a rare glimpse of traditional rural life before climbing the mountain for sundowners – a colonial Indian tradition. Return to the Lodge in time for dinner. Overnight at Mountbatten Lodge
Day 2. Start the day with an early breakfast and then drive to the historic Kumbalgarh Fort which is known for having the second longest wall after the great wall of China. After touring the fort, you will be met by your escort rider. Mount your famous Marwari horses, and begin your ride through the Kumbalgarh wildlife sanctuary. The 3.30/4 hour ride ends near the breathtaking Ranakpur temples. Return to the Lodge by car for a late lunch. Later that evening just enjoy The Lodge or take a short walk to a neighbouring tribal village. Dinner and night at The Mountbatten Lodge Ranakpur.
Day 3. After breakfast, you will once again mount your horses and head out through stunning countryside to Jawai. During the first 3-hour leg of the ride, you will visit dwellings of the local Garacias tribe and Rabari shepherds, before stopping for a picnic lunch, where you will rest your steads. Another 2 hours will see you arrive at your luxury private mobile camp, which has been specially erected for you deep in the bush. The mobile tents are beautifully appointed with campaign furniture reminiscent of safaris of old, and full ensuite bathrooms. After tea, take a jeep safari through the breathtaking Jawai hills looking for the elusive leopard. Return in time for dinner under the stars and a comfortable night’s sleep in private mobile tented camp.
Day 4. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast prior to departing for your next destination. Before leaving Jawai, you might want to visit the Jawai Dam – one of the biggest artificial lakes in Rajasthan, and home to a variety of migratory birds as well as some of the biggest crocodiles in the country.