Horse Riding Holidays in India
Our horse riding holidays in India are based in Rajasthan; a land of maharajas and medieval forts, palaces, leopards and desert landscapes set in India’s north west corner. Begin the trail exploring one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges: the Aravalli Hills which runs through Rajasthan all the way to Delhi. After descending the hills you’ll reach the open plains of the desert for a safari-based itinerary giving you plenty of time to spot the elusive leopards that live in this spectacular region.
This exciting itinerary in north west India combines five days of riding with wildlife spotting, camping in the desert wilderness and visiting the beautiful town of Udaipur and Kumbhalgarh Fort. Experience rural India at it’s best on expertly-trained Marwari horses. Start the trail high up in the Aravalli hills, before cantering across the wooded valleys and open plains to reach camp. Jeep safari is available for morning and evening leopard spotting. Ideal for intrepid travellers who want to experience a true trail riding adventure.
Spend Nights Camping in the Thar Desert
While on the trail you’ll be spending each evening staying out in the desert in a luxurious tented encampment. Tents are large Maharajah ‘shikar’ tents. You can easily stand up in them and they are decorated inside. Each tent comes complete with real beds, linen and an attached private bathroom. Camping out on this horse-riding holiday means you can take advantage of the early morning and evening jeep safaris, the best time to spot resident wildlife.
Introducing the Marwari Horse
With its fairytale forts and palaces, leopard-dense deserts and traditional villages, colourful Rajasthan is quintessential India. Booking a horse riding holiday offers one of the best ways to really get off the beaten track, meet locals and of course, ride the beautiful Marwari horse. Known to be spirited but safe, they are willing partners, always keen, and up for any challenge, whether that is walking all day in the heat or galloping and weaving hilariously at speed through thorny acacia bushes.