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Ride The Marwari Horse To The Balotra Fair
-with Tiger watch safaris, Himalayan rafting, Kerala-Tropical and Ayurvedic spa/ beach other extensions
06th-15th MARCH 2004 $ 1,800 all inclusive land and internal air

IJ's (featured in Horse and Hound UK,World Wide Riding Vacations USA, Horse Action Canada, Polo Player Edition USA, Residence Elegance Holland, amongst others)

is proud to announce its new alliance with the Royal Stables of Pratap Country Inn-Udaipur-the Lake Palace City Rajasthan India.
With this, IJ's has assumed the management role of the pioneer of the equestrian safari business in India run by Maharaj Narendra Singh Ji The benefits of having access to amongst the best Marwari Horses in India which are amongst the most pampered and cared for as well as service and price, is now available to you.

American visitor (Arthur Sacks US editor of Worldwide Riding Vacations ) said " the care of the horses IJ has shown me in India puts most horses I have seen at home to shame". Now ride these famous horses to the unique Balotra desert and tribal fair.

(BALOTRA ) FAIR. Total Distance 164 km.

The horse trail to the famous Balotra Fair is most interesting as the trail shows off ancient temples , fortresses as well as a variety of bird and animal life including blackbuck, wintering siberian duck and cranes, and the blue bull.

The culmination at the unique Tilwara(Balotra) fair which is religious, cultural and an agrarian-cattle fair is a fantastic opportunity to experience this India and Rajasthan.We begin by flying into the unique city of Jodhpur built in the far flung desert ,largely in stone and dominated by unique edifices like the Mehrangarh Fort, and others.

We ride fast Marwaris and explore the countryside like riders of old and will find little has changed! Our 4-6 hour riding days provide the right balance of relaxation and challenge.

Booking requests with passport details should be sent via our info request link on

All inclusive Cost Delhi-Jodhpur with internal air fare Delhi-Jodhpur- US $ 1,800/ .Post Jodhpur onward travel additional per requirement/overseas flight connections.

One night Delhi accommodation -tourist style lodge 3*, Delhi-Jodhpur air flight, horses, saddlery and tack with furnished camping, staffed and with meals, groom services, baggage jeep, up to two nights fixed heritage hotel accommodation or camping incase of non availability.

DAY 01 of India Trip: 06th MAR- Arrive Delhi AM: Board Evening Flight to Jodhpur Overnight hotel.

DAY 2 -07th MAR- Explore Jodhpur's famous Mehrangarh Fort and drive to Kakani ( 26 km). after lunch. Overnight stay at camp with local music and dance around a camp fire. Opportunity to go for an evening walk around the villages see the local life and look at the hand made carpet factory which Kankani is known for.

Day 3 DAY 01 OF RIDE -08TH MAR KAKANI - LUNI (20 KM): Ride out after breakfast. The terrain in semi sandy and riders will ride past farmhouses near a small lake with a variety of birds. Pass the Raja Rama Temple dedicated to the Chodri caste. Lunch enroute.

The Luni Haveli (see pic at link below) owned by one of the noble families of Marwar can also be seen.

Day 4 DAY 02 OF RIDE -09TH MAR LUNI - SAMDRI ( 32 KM ) . Ride out post breakfast .Visit RAOWALA enroute . Luni-Sumdri: The ride starts after an early breakfast.Lunch enroute. The terrain is semi sandy with open fields suitable for a nice gallop and narrow roads crossing through villages. Nice soft tracks for horses and riders when crossing through farmland. Barbecue dinner Overnight.

Day 5 DAY 03 OF RIDE-10TH MAR SAMDRI - SIWANA ( 20 KM) Post breakfast ride out over hard terrain. Riders will cross the Luni River, which is dry, and see various temples, which are interesting to pass by although still undiscovered by tourists. Visit a very popular farmhouse and a historical fort. Lunch enroute. Overnight stay at the camp with local dance. The model farmhouse is important due to its well laid out fields. Previously owned by Kalla, the grandson of Rao Joda, the founder of Jodhpur, the fort is now a government owned mounument .

Day 6 DAY 04 OF RIDE -11th MAR 5 SIWANA - ASOTRA ( 33 KM ) Ride out after an early breakfast. The terrain is less sandy than before. Hilly area with several farmhouses. Lunch enroute. Overnight camp in Asotra, famous for its Bhrama temple which is interesting to see because of the presence of priests and Bhramins and the rituals they will be seen to be performing.

Day 7DAY 05 OF RIDE- 12th-MAR ASOTRA - TILWARA ( 33 KM ) Ride out after breakfast .The day's ride will amongst other sights feature a famous historical temple and an old fort: Early breakfast. Packed lunch. The terrain is the as the previous days but, as you move towards Tilwara it becomes sandier. You will go past the Jasal fort, which is owned, by one of the local nobles. You can also visit the Rajasthani printing bedcover workshops. In Tilwara you can find charming handicraft shops. Also from our camp here we can go explore the dune country on horseback, explore the historical fort of Jasol and other places of interest.

Day 8 13th-MAR -DAY 9 14TH MAR DAYS 6-7 OF RIDE Riding/Camping at Fair meeting the nomads and other villagers who have covered hundreds of kilometers in some cases on foot, accompanied by livestock and the entire family to barter as well as to pay homage. The womenfolk in colourful and vibrant dresses, proudly mustachioed men and other sights along with wandering singers and musicians are just some of the unique sights that will be seen.

Day 10 15th Mar Drive to Jodhpur- Onward journey


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