March 2022 Baghsara Relief Ride
* Pricing is based on an intimate group of no more than 12. Prices will vary based on number of participants.
** We welcome novice riders, slower riders can ride alongside the caravan. Riders may choose to finish any segment by riding in our accompanying jeep. If you have a member of your party who would like to join the trip but is not a rider, RRI can make provisions for him/her to accompany us in a Camel Cart or an AC SUV Jeep.
March 4th through March 13th, 2022
Day 1 March 4th
Arrive in Delhi and spend the night at a beautiful boutique hotel, or similar.
Day 2 March 5th
Enjoy the morning at your leisure and the afternoon sightseeing on a guided tour of New Delhi. After an early dinner we will depart for the train station where we will board the overnight train to Ladnu.
Day 3 March 6th
Early morning from transfer via coach from Ladnu station to our tented encampment in Baghsara for breakfast and an introduction to RRI and a briefing on the ride programs. Mid morning school visit for our educational programs to deliver educational materials and sporting equipment. Afternoon visit to RRI's medical camp taking place at the infirmary in Baghsara. Early evening cultural festivities and dinner party at Baghsara Fort. Overnight at our tented encampment on the outskirts of Baghsara.
Day 4 March 7th
After a hearty breakfast, we will depart for Dugastaau on horseback. This ride will take us through a serene desert landscape with rolling dunes. We will stop for lunch and a relaxing break in a shaded area before riding to our campsite. Expect to see a wide array of wildlife such as chinkaras, black buck, and blue bulls. Overnight at our tented encampment on the outskirts of Dugastaau.
Day 5th March 8th
Begins with a morning visit to a school in Dugastaau to perform our educational program where we will distribute educational materials and sporting equipment to young students. After lunch we will distribute livestock to widows and 'below poverty level' individuals in the village of Dugastaau. We shall overnight in the dunes, in our tented camp in Dugastaau.
Day 6 March 9th
We will ride from Dugastaau to Chua. The trail will take us through a range of varied terrain from sandy dunes dotted in thatched mud huts and farmed millet fields. We will have the opportunity to meet with the Rebari tribes as they migrate their livestock north to cooler climates for the summer. Overnight at our tented encampment on the outskirts of Chua.
Day 7 March 10th
Beginning with a morning visit to a school in Chua to perform our paediatric program where we will distribute educational materials and sporting equipment to young students. We'll enjoy a leisurely afternoon as we prepare for equestrian fun and games like Ball and Bucket, a race where the object of the game is to put five tennis balls into a bucket positioned on the other side of a field. If Ball and Bucket is a bit too fast paced for you, join with your horse in a game of Musical Horses. Overnight at our tented encampment on the outskirts of Chua.
Day 8 March 11th
Ride from Chua to Degaana. Morning ride through breathtaking dune filled areas; we may see several Chinkara gazelles and if we're lucky, also come across the Desert Fox. This beautiful region is home to the Bishnoi tribe, who are known as conservationists as the preservation of animal and vegetable life is a religion and has been so from the early 15th century. After lunch we will transfer via AC coach to our Camp on the outskirts of Pushkar. Afternoon visit through the village of Pushkar to visit the Brahma Temple, the Ghats and the market. Overnight at Camp Land's End.
Day 9 March 12th
Early departure from Pushkar to Jaipur via AC coach 3 hours drive. Enjoy the late afternoon at your leisure relaxing at the hotel pool or shopping in Jaipur. Overnight Narain Niwas Haveli, Jaipur.
Day 10 March 13th
Check out by 12.00. Post lunch departure by coach to Delhi/transfer to airports for return flights.
End of program
THIS ITINERARY IS FLEXIBLE AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY POINT DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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