India

Gallop Expeditions to India

Our core destination and mission is to show you the rural landscape of Rajasthan combined with an everyday yoga session and massage. Even if you do not practice yoga on regular basis, we would like to inspire you to treat yourself holistically and convince you how blissful yoga practise and stretching is.

Legendary Trail

15 - 26 November 2020

Itinerary

The day before the ride 15.11.2020
The riders arrive at Delhi Airport and choose the flight to Udaipur (it’s possible also to take the night train ca. 11hours – the ticket reservation shall be made one month before).

DAY 1 - 16.11.2020
Udaipur-Tair ki Dhuni 32 km
8.30 – 9.15 introduction to yoga sessions
9.30 breakfast
10.00 horse assignment
10.30 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
16.00 arrival at the Tair ki Dhuni
18.00 evening relaxing yoga session / massage
19.00 dinner
20.00 riders’ integration
DAY 2 - 17.11.2020
Tair ki Dhuni-Panair 35 km
8.00 morning wake-up yoga session
9.00 breakfast
10.00 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
16.00 arrival at the Panair
18.00 evening relaxing yoga session / massage
19.00 dinner
20.00 riders’ common time
DAY 3 - 18.11.2020
Panair-Palasma 30km
8.00 morning wake-up yoga session
9.00 breakfast
10.00 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
16.00 arrival at the Palasma
17.00 visiting Jagar ji temple in jungle area
18.00 evening relaxing yoga session / massage
19.00 dinner
20.00 riders’ common time
DAY 4 - 19.11.2020
Palasma-Kumbhalgarh 30 km (evening: visit to Kumbhalgarh fort)
8.00 morning wake-up yoga session
9.00 breakfast
10.00 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
16.00 arrival at the Kumbhalgarh
17.00 visiting Kumbhalgarh fort
18.00 dinner
20.00 riders’ common time
DAY 5 - 20.11.2020
Kumbhalgarh-Narlai 35 km
8.00 morning wake-up yoga session
9.00 breakfast
10.00 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
16.00 arrival at the Narlai
17.00 evening relaxing yoga session / massage
19.00 dinner
20.00 riders’ common time
DAY 6 - 21.11.2020
Rawla Narlai hotel
Off the horse! Day for the riders total relax and well-being. The amount of yoga lessons and massages as requested. Stay at the Rawla Narlai http://www.rawlanarlai.com/ with swimming pool at your disposal. All day board provided.
DAY 7 - 22.11.2020
Narlai-Dev Nugri 30 km
7.30 early breakfast
8.30 transport to Kanthaliya by cars (ca.70km)
11.00 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
16.00 arrival at the Dev Dungri
17.00 Evening relaxing yoga session / massage
19.00 dinner
20.00 Riders’ common time
DAY 8 - 23.11.2020
Dev Dungri - Raas 40 km
8.00 morning wake-up yoga session
9.00 breakfast
10.00 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
16.00 arrival at Raas
19.00 dinner
20.00 Riders’ common time
DAY 9 - 24.11.2020
Raas - Pisaganj 40 km
8.00 morning wake-up yoga session
9.00 breakfast
10.00 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
16.00 arrival at Pisaganj
17.00 evening relaxing yoga session / massage
19.00 dinner
20.00 riders’ common time
DAY 10 - 25.11.2020
Pisaganj-Pushkar 25 km
8.00 morning wake-up yoga session
9.00 breakfast
10.00 on the horse!
13.00 lunch time
15.00 arrival at Pushkar
15.30 check-in at the hotel
We will arrive early afternoon at the fair ground. Clients will be taken to their hotel.
Late afternoon or the next morning the guide will take the group around the camel-and horse-fair (by walk).
Details
price: 2 900 EURO
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Important information

India is one of the most exotic and exciting destinations on Earth, but planning your trip will include a few preparation steps.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance including horse riding during whole trip
  • All the accommodation
  • Full board with water, tea/coffee
  • Yoga practise twice a day and at least one massage during horse tour depending on number of participants
  • Glass of wine with every dinner during horse tour

THE PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Entrance fees to any touristic sights such as Kumbhalgarh fort, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary or Ranakpur Jain temple
  • Alcoholic drinks or cold beverages in the evening (can be provided at extra cost)
  • Transport costs including international flight to Delhi, train/flight ticket to Udaipur
  • Farewell dinner in Udaipur on the last evening

VISA
The Government of India allows to travel to India with e-Tourist visa which you can order by visiting https://www.evisastoindia.org.in. The cost of visa depends on the mutual agreement between India and the country you submit the application form from. Usually it is ca. 60 euro.

VACCINATIONS
Though no vaccinations before you go to India are required, the CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for India: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).

You may also consider in case you are vulnerable or going to other regions than Rajasthan vaccinations against cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

Contact your general practise doctor for advice.

Travellers to India are most likely to contract some sort of food poisoning, because the sanitation standards are different in India, as is the types of bacteria found on cooking surfaces and in the water.  Avoid drinking any water that doesn’t come from a sealed bottle and try to eat fruit and vegetables that can be peeled.

In reality, as long as you drink lots of water, wash your hands frequently, avoid eating when no one else is around, and get your proper shots, you’ll be totally fine.

A bonus tip can be to take probiotic tablets on a daily basis to help boost your body’s ability to fight off germs.

DATES
The provided dates of the horse expeditions can be changed due to unfavourable weather conditions or any circumstances occurred regardless of Gallop Travel. The alternative dates will be then scheduled or money refund will be guaranteed.

If you cannot adjust your time timetable to our dates but you have few friends who ride with you, we can organize tailor-made trail for your team. Please contact us.

Required equipment

Rider’s Equipment

  • sachet
  • breeches (at least 2 pairs) and jodhpurs
  • fine socks
  • chaps, gloves, optionally equestrian vest
  • light or dry-fit T-shirt (easy to be washed)
  • water and windproof jacket with a hood (i.e. softshell)
  • helmet or other head cover (hat or headscarf)
  • pocket flask
  • mobile phone (if necessary)
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen cream (min. SPF 30), lip balm
  • secret pocket

Luggage Content

  • rucksack or travel bag (60 l) (as a main luggage)
  • small rucksack (20-30 l) (as a handbag, used for sightseeing/shopping)
  • light fleece (100 lub 200), blouse or shirt
  • light long trousers
  • short trousers, T-shirts with short sleeves
  • underwear, swimsuit, quick-dry lightweight towel
  • leggings and T-shirt for yoga
  • sandals or sport mules, light summer shoes
  • headlamp, batteries
  • charger, powerbank (solar), camera
  • personal hygienic accessories, wet wipes, dry shampoo, hairbrush
  • pen
  • needle and thread
  • small washing liquid and rope with clips
  • passport and money (in waterproof pocket) + passport xerox copy of the photo and data page sent to the hello@galloptravel.com.pl before the expedition
  • vaccine book
  • basic personal medicines such as painkillers, aspirin, gastric medicines and disinfectant, sterile swabs, elasticated bandage, plasters.

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Details

Horses Horses

The stable has organized safari trips for more than twenty years on Marwari horses – all aged between 4 and 10 years old that are very well trained and very well taken care off. MARWARI HORSES are distinguished by slim hips, crescent ears, long hair, tall and energetic, and amazingly soft to touch. They are beautiful to look at, and a dream to ride. Bred only in India as war horses, their stamina and willingness to go is evident from the start.

Horses Equestrian skills

An intermediate level of riding is required on the safaris. Every participant is asked about their height/weight and riding experience to be able to allocate the right horse to the right person.

Horses English-speaking guide

All our partners are being carefully selected to ensure safety and the best service possible. They are there for you to make sure you are comfortable during the entire ride, to share stories, legends and to show you the most fascinating places.

Horses Accomodation

Being close to the nature in the environmentally friendly conditions is the perfect solution while horse riding. Moveable two-person spacious safari-tents with comfortable beds and mattresses will be waiting for you. Bed-linen, blankets, towels are being provided as well as powerful camping-lights. Separate toilet and shower trailer is also included.

Horses Local cuisine

During all our trips you are provided with an excellent freshly prepared local food. The day begins with a continental breakfast, then you are being served with lunch during the horse trip and evening dinner is served once you reach the day destination. Traditionally prepared with the usage of regional vegetables, fruit, spices and relish food satisfies the most demanding gourmets.

Horses Yoga and massage

Imagine morning wake-up with a cup of five-element coffee and a session of yoga practise, 5-6 hour trip on the horse, being furnished with an evening relaxing massage – maximum pleasure and total relax. The Gallop Travel provides you with an ideal opportunity for your brain and body refreshment. If you are not regular yoga practitioner, the stretching exercises for the whole body condition and healthy spine can be suggested.

Horses Local culture

“The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.”

Lord Chesterfield
During the entire horseback tour you will be exposed to local customs, festivals, ceremonies, music, rituals and even different eating manners. Travel broadens the mind.

Horses Route details

On the Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh safari the entire ride will pass through the beautiful Aravalli-mountain-range, past remote lakes, rivers and small tribal villages. Most tracks will be totally off the main roads. The distance covered will be around 25-35 kilometers per day: 3-3.5 hours before lunch, 2-2.5 hours after lunch.

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