another delightful experience that has captured the imagination of holiday
makers is horse riding. It offers rides extending to four or five days as
well as camping en route location. A campfire under the stars, hung large
and brilliantly low in the sky in the stillness of the night, recreating
the age-old charm of a horse back ride.
If you are one of those who like the galloping thrills, then take up horse riding. It offers rides extending to four to five days as well as camping en route on location. So if you are interested in exploring the rugged and barren regions of India, horse safari is the best option you can have, as this activity gives you an opportunity to go to those places, where neither a motor nor a plane can go.
Usually the safari is involved in the areas, which are sort of cut out from the rest of the world. Take for example the Himalayan regions, where most of the regions are still remotely located, untouched by civilisation. To reach these parts, horses make the best options. you can even plan to combine your horse safari with trekking and hiking trips too.
Horse Safari Facts
The first and foremost thing one requires in horse safari is riding ability. You should atleast master the basic things that any horse rider is aware of ability such as to trot or canter through rugged areas and countrysides; to be comfortable at all paces and to be able to gallop out of trouble. If you are a fit and proficient rider, it will work as a great advantage for you on your safari trip.
Choose those type of horses that are particularly well-suited to this kind of environment and are trained for safari trips only. Its better to take up a safari trip under the guidance of professional guides and with a backup of a four wheel drive vehicle.
While on a safari trip, keep always a mental note about the terrain that you are going cover on the horse. Always give yourself a break from the ride after 4-7 hours and keep on taking food and water on regular intervals. Wear riding clothes and clothes of bush colours with breeches and boots.
Its also important for every rider to know about the unpredictable weather conditions of a particular region, so better carry a raincoat, riding gloves and a hat along. A medical kit always comes handy in case of emergency and accident. Take along medications such as Malaria tablets also.
Horse Safari in India
The ultimate horse safari destinations in India are the mountanous regions of Himalayas. While you can always opt for trekking and short hiking trips within the Himalayas, still horse safari becomes a totally new experience if it is done in the national parks of the states of Uttaranchal and Himachal.
One such national park is Corbett where tourists can avail numerous jungle safari packages and get the opportunity to sight animals such as Jackal, buffalo, fox, hyena, leopard, wild cats, crocodiles and tigers, which visitors usually miss out on a jeep safari trip. Tourists can also avail the chance to get an accommodation at the Jungle lodges and forest rest houses that provide comfortable staying options with excellent food.
Another state that has become quite known for Horse Safari is Rajasthan. Horse Safari is a recent introduction in this state and provides a more exciting variation of the camel safari. Horse Safaris are usually conducted in the vicinity of Udaipur where the hilly terrain and forested countryside are ideal for taking up the trail.