February 2020 Baghsara Relief Ride
** 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 the jeep.
February 24th through March 4th, 2020
Day 1 February 24th
Arrive in Delhi and spend the night at a beautiful boutique hotel, or similar.
Day 2 February 25th
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 February 26th
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. After lunch we perform a livestock distribution prioritizing below poverty level widows, women and families in Baghsara’s village square. Late afternoon easy casual ride to get to know our horses. Early evening festivities and dinner at Baghsara Fort. Overnight at our tented encampment on the outskirts of Baghsara.
Day 4 February 27th
We will ride through marvelous sand dunes to our first camp in Kanwalisar. Theres is a good possibility of sighting herds of camels, the area is known to have them. Be on the lookout for the gamboling baby-camels, which make a very enchanting sight! Overnight in tented camp on the outskirts of Kanwalisar.
Day 5 February 28th
Beginning with a morning visit to a school in Kanwalisar 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 Kanwalisar. We shall overnight in the dunes, in our tented camp in Kanwalisar.
Day 6 February 29th
Ride from Kanwalisar to Budhi-Bher. Riding through this dune filled area; 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. We will stay in our tented camps on the outskirts of Budhi-Bher.
Day 7 March 1st
Prepare for a day of purposeful and heartfelt work as we conduct our free eye and dental camp, offering cataract surgeries and dental treatments for the villagers of Budhi-Bher. RRI's Dental camp will open its doors at 10.00 am and will close by 4.00 or until the last patients have been treated. Overnight in tented camp on the outskirts of Budhi-Bher.
Day 8 March 2nd
Ride from Budhi to Khimsar. The terrain here is soft and sandy and good for easy riding. As, there will likely be Blue Bulls and other animals grazing in this area. There's also the opportunity to climb up on a very large sand dune with a temple on top of it and from where you get a breathtaking view of the desert. We'll overnight at Khimsar's desert camp oasis which is surrounded by large dunes and nestled on the edge of the great Thar Desert. This beautiful eco friendly desert camp is a serene and majestic stay filled with wildlife. Overnight at Khimsar Desert Camp.
Day 9 March 3rd
Early departure from Khimsar to Jaipur via air-conditioned coach 5-6 hours drive. Our stay in Jaipur will be at the historic and majestic Narian Niwas Haveli. Enjoy the late afternoon at your leisure relaxing at the hotel pool. Overnight Narain Niwas Haveli, Jaipur.
Day 10 March 4th
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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