TENTATIVE ITINERARIES FOR STAY AT THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE RANAKPUR.
A. 2 DAY / 1 NIGHT STAY AT THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR.
DAY 1 - Arrival at the Lodge in time for Lunch. This evening do a short safari to a nearby tribal village ( by Jeep, Trek, Horse or Elephant) after which end with a Champagne sunset .Or take a Jeep Safari to either Ranakpur temples or the Kumbalgarh fort. Later return to the Lodge for Dinner. Night at The Mountbatten Lodge, Ranakpur.
DAY 2 – After Breakfast check out.
B. 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT STAY AT THE MOUNBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR.
DAY 1. Arrival at the Lodge in time for Lunch. Later that evening take a Jeep safari to the famous Ranakpur temples. Return to the Lodge for Dinner. Night at The Mountbatten Lodge, Ranakpur.
DAY 2. After breakfast either enjoy the Lodge or take a Jeep Safari to the famous Kumbalgarh fort after which enter the the Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctury for either a trek or a Horse safari. Back to the lodge for lunch. This evening one could do a short safari to a tribal village ( by Jeep, Trek, Horse or Elephant) ending with a Champagne sunset . Dinner back at the Lodge. Night at The Lodge. Or Alternately after lunch head out for a Leopard safari ( an hour and a halfs drive from the lodge to Leopard country)and return to the lodge in time for dinner.
DAY 3. After Breakfast departure.
C. DAY EXCURSIONS FROM UDAIPUR TO THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR.
Two of the more interesting and important sites of this country the Kumbalgarh Fort and the Ranakpur temples are within a 30 minute drive from THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR. We have worked out a great day trip safari experience from Udaipur. Where not only does one get to see one or both the monuments (for the more adventurous) but also do a short trek/ safari through the interesting countryside ending with a lunch at THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR. Opening its doors on the 1st of October 2012.
PRIVATE MOBILE TENTED SAFARIS FROM THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE RANAKPUR.
D. 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT ELEPHANT MOBILE SAFARI FROM THE MOUNBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR (Can also be done by Horse or Trek).
DAY 1. Arrival at the Lodge in time for Lunch. Later that evening take a Jeep safari to the famous Ranakpur temples or take a 4 wheel Jeep to the nearby tribal village. Return to the Lodge for Dinner. Night at The Mountbatten Lodge, Ranakpur.
DAY 2. After breakfast take a Jeep Safari through the Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctury to the Kumbalgarh fort. Back to the lodge for lunch. Late afternoon drive to the Elephant post and start your Elephant Safari through the stunning Arravali countryside. Ending intime for a Champagne sundowner at your very own private mobile camp. Night in private tented camp.
DAY 3. Departure after breakfast.
E: 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT LEOPARD SAFARI FROM THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE RANAKPUR:
Day 1. Arrival at The Mountbatten Lodge Ranakpur. This afternoon we take you for a short Elephant Safari with a Champagne sunset or take a 4 wheel Jeep to the nearby tribal village. Night at The Mountbatten Lodge Ranakpur..
Day 2. After breakfast with our convoy of jeeps and trucks (carrying our tents, staff etc) we head for siteseeing of the famous Ranakpur temples. From where we drive on for Village Bera ( an hour and a half drive from The Mountbatten Lodge) and proceed to the Castle for lunch with the Chieftain of Bera. (The camp is set up whilst having lunch.) Post lunch head for your private exclusive mobile camp setup in the bush. The tents are well furnished with ensuite toilets.After a short siesta around 5 pm we drive out looking for Leopards. Later return to the Camp for local folk entertainment followed by a Bbq dinner. Night in private mobile tented camp.
Day 3. This morning after breakfast either depart for your next destination or you have the choice of also visiting the Jawai Dam- one of the biggest artificial lakes of Rajasthan. The Jawai is flocked with a variety of migratory birds along with being the home for some of the biggest crocodiles in the country.
TENTATIVE DAY TRIP SAFARI LUNCH ITINERARY FROM UDAIPUR WITH RANAKPUR TEMPLE VISIT:
• 10.00am Departure from Udaipur (in the guests own vehicle) towards Village Saira- (1.30 minutes drive)
• 11.45 pm Met by our safari staff at Village Bhanpura. Start your short Safari either by Elephant, Horse or just Trek through the countryside down for THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR.The Safari/ trek would take close to 45/60 minutes. Guests also have a choice of stopping at a tribal Village Kambha enroute their safari- here one can visit a tribal school, a potter, Persian wheel etc.
• 1.00pm Arrival at THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR for lunch.
• 2.30 pm Drive for Ranakpur temples (9 kms) for sightseeing of the Jain temples.
• 4.00 pm After sightseeing return back to Udaipur (90 kms).
• 6.00 pm Reach Udaipur
GUESTS WHO WANT TO DO BOTH THE KUMBALGARH FORT AND THE RANAKPUR TEMPLES.
8.30 am Departure from Udaipur which is if they want to see both the Kumbalgarh Fort and the Ranakpur Temples (a little hectic ).
• 10.15 am Arrival Kumbalgarh Fort for sightseeing (time at the fort about an hour and a half). • 11.45 am Drive towards Village Saira-stop at Bhanpura (30 minutes drive from the Kumbalgarh fort)). Met by our safari staff .
• 12.15 pm Start your short Safari either by Elephant, Horse or just Trek through the countryside for THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR.
• 1.00pm Arrival at THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE, RANAKPUR for lunch.Then on to the Ranakpur temples for siteseeing.
F.5 DAY / 4 NIGHT MOBILE HORSE SAFARI ENDING AT THE MOUNTBATTEN LODGE RANAKPUR:
Day 1. Arrival in time for lunch at private exclusive mobile camp setup in the bush- near Leopard Country Bera.Later that afternoon we ride out to look for Leopards and to try out our steeds. After which return to the Camp for local folk entertainment followed by a BBQ dinner. Night in well furnished mobile tents with ensuite toilets .
Day 2. This morning ride out to the Jawai Dam- one of the biggest artificial lakes of Rajasthan. The Jawai is flocked with a variety of migratory birds along with being the home for some of the biggest crocodiles in the country.Enroute visiting the dwellings of the local Shepherds called “RABARIS”. Lunch overlooking the magnificent Jawai. Post lunch ride towards the Arravali ranges and start your climb through the wooded hills for the second mobile camp. Evening entertainment followed by dinner. Night in mobile tents.
Day 3. After breakfast ride for The Mountbatten Lodge through GARACIA tribal country. We will be riding through a protected forest so chances of seeing wildlife is possible. Lunch time arrival at The Mountbatten Lodge Ranakpur. This afternoon is free to enjoy the lodge and to book your massages etc. Night at The Mountbatten Lodge.
Day 4. We drive to the famous Kumbalgarh fort. After site seeing of the fort we mount our horses and enter the Kumbalgarh wildlife sanctuary and start our ride towards the Ranakpur Jain temples. After seeing the temples take the jeep back to the Mountbatten. This evening we head for a Champagne sunset over the magnificent Arravlis. Followed by a farewell dinner at the Lodge.
Day 5. Breakfast and departure.
5 DAY/4 NIGHT HORSE SAFARI TARIFF: Rs 1,75,000/ per person on dbl occupancy. Single occupancy will be Rs 3,00,000/. (1st of October 2016 to 30th September 2017.) Maximum 8 people in the group unless guests willing to share room at The Mountbatten Lodge ( as it is only a 4 suite property).
Above tariff Includes all meals, IMFL Alcohol, mentioned safaris/activities, two nights private mobile fly camp and two nights at The Mountbatten Lodge. There is a 15% tax on the above tariff.