Riding in Rajasthan

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Riding in Rajasthan Riding in Rajasthan

This captivating riding tour combines Rajasthan’s proud tradition of horses and horsemanship with its rich and colourful Mughal heritage.

It is perfect for the experienced rider who not only enjoys well schooled horses at all paces on varied terrain, but also seeks the opportunity to explore one of India’s most fascinating regions in a very unique way.

The seven-day ride journeys from the acacia scrubland of the eastern Thar Desert to the rolling foothills of the Aravalli Hills.  It combines not only the thrill of riding through the region’s diverse landscape with its surprising variety of flora and fauna, but also the rich cultural heritage that abounds in grand Mughal fortresses and palaces, ancient Hindu temples and remote tribal villages.

The ride is arranged and accompanied by Thakur Khem Singh, a nobleman of the ancient House of Ghanerao.  With well-schooled and responsive horses, attentive guides, accommodation ranging from a luxury tented camp to the former palaces and hunting lodges of Rajasthan’s rulers, fascinating sights and delicious regional food, this is a challenging yet comfortable way to discover the magic of India.

Following the riding safari we will then venture on to the beautiful city of Udaipur to explore the treasures of the imposing City Palace complex, visit the Jagdish Temple and enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola, before continuing to the ‘Rose City’ of Jaipur, with its colourful markets and eclectic blend of architecture including the magnificent Amber Fort.  We will then spend one night in Agra to see the impressive Agra Fort and the famous Taj Mahal before continuing and finishing our journey in Delhi exploring the contrast between bustling Old Delhi and Sir Edwin Lutyen’s New Delhi.

N.B The riding safari is aimed at the experienced English-style rider who is comfortable and secure in the saddle, and able to control a well-schooled horse over varied terrain at all paces.  Riders should have a good level of riding and general fitness.

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