Marwar Horse Riding Adventure

Duration: 13 days
From: £2,595.00

Join this carefully curated Marwar horse riding adventure and enjoy the perfect mix of landscapes and experiences that epitomise Rajasthan.

Start your Marwar horse riding adventure in Udaipur (the lake city) riding the unique Marwari breed horses in their native homeland.  Follow the ‘Leopard Trail’ riding along dry riverbeds, through villages and riding in the plains of the Aravalli hills so-called because of the chance to spot the wild Leopards which roam the area.

After a long day’s ride you’ll overnight in comfortable tents with ensuite facilities so you’ll be well rested and ready for your next day in the saddle.

Pushkar Fair

The next stage of the ride includes a visit to the enormous Mehrangarh Fort and the blue city of Jodhpur. Continue your ride  into the Thar Desert, camping atop pristine sand dunes where you’ll be able to see the incredible star-filled night sky. After that it’s on to the highlight of the ride,  the famous Pushkar Camel Fair. This annual spectacle attracts thousands of camel, horse and cattle traders from all over Northern India to exhibit and sell their animals and is an important pilgrimage season for Hindus to the Pushkar Lake. Therefore, expect a real carnival feel with many colourful cultural events and competitions.

Marwar Horse Riding Adventure

This adventure embraces everything that is ‘magical Marwar’. Ride through villages and farms that are truly off the proverbial beaten track and therefore offer the chance to meet villagers and desert tribal communities along the route. This ride will give you a holiday to remember for all the right reasons. Book now to secure your place on this popular and all encompassing ride.

“An absolutely fantastic trip! Loved the horses, the fair, the countryside and we saw two leopards, so much in 2 weeks, horses, tents and food all first class!”

 

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Early morning Leopard spotting expeditions
  • Relax in en suite tented camps after a long day's ride through beautiful scenery
  • Visit the Pushkar Fair which attracts camel, horse and cattle traders from all over Northern India
Start
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Finish
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Trip Duration
13 Days
Group Size
Group Size: Maximum 14
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Horse Riding
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Sunday

27 October 2019

Friday

8 November 2019

Itinerary

Trip Start: Udaipur - End: Jaipur.
Join this specially tailored ride that takes in Udaipur the lake city, ride the Leopard Trail, visit the blue city of Jodhpur, ride the sand dunes of the Great Thar Desert, see Demoiselle Cranes and visit Pushkar Fair, ending at the pink city of Jaipur. 13 days / 12 nights

What's included

  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Unlimited Mineral Water during ride
  • Small selection of alcoholic drinks on the ride
  • Horses, grooms, saddlery and transport / care thereof.
  • English speaking ride leader
  • Internal transfers by road during the ride
  • Sightseeing tickets at monuments
  • International and Internal flights
  • Indian Visa costs
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Drinks at hotels
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, shopping etc)
  • Tips

Trip notes

GBP £2,595 per person based on twin share accommodation. Single supplement of £300 for those not wishing to share tent or room.

Hotels – 3* to 4* Heritage Boutique Hotels. Full board.

‘Shikar’ Tents – they come complete with beds, daily fresh linen and towels, en suite bathrooms including toilet, basin, mirror, shower tray and battery / solar powered lanterns. Buckets of hot and cold water provided. Full board. These tents are erected and dismantled every night by our Tentwala Team.

 

Good mix of traditional Rajasthani meals as well as some western cuisine options at Hotels and in camp.

Breakfast: Omelette/eggs, cornflakes, porridge, toast, poha, puri, juice, chai (sweet spicy tea).

Lunch: rice, chapati, curried eggs/aubergene/peas, okra, chickpea, potato, boiled vegetables, pasta, chips. Local sweet Dessert. Juice, lemonade, soft drinks, beer, chai.

Dinner: As above but with addition of mutton or chicken according to local customs.

 

  • Solo’s, Couples, Friends, Families
  • Horse Riding Ability*: Novice / Intermediate / Advanced / *riders should be confident in canter on open ground
  • Rider Max Weight: 90kg / 200lbs / 14 stone
  • Riding per day: 4-6 hours
  • Distance covered per day: 25km – 35km
  • Pace: Slow/Moderate/Fast – according to terrain and group riding ability.
  • Riding Hat: We thoroughly recommend you wear a riding hat that meets current safety standards.
  • Tack: Indian Sawar saddles, english bridles with smooth bits, saddle bags.
  • Horses: Marwari breed, typically between 15 – 16hh of slight build.
Temperature?

Day: 22* – 28* C

Night: 10* – 15* C

What Kit should I bring?
  • Riding Hat
  • 2 x jodhpurs
  • Riding boots
  • Gloves
  • Phone Chargers and adapters
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Dioralyte
  • Immodium
  • wash/bathroom bag
  • torch
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • antibac handgel
  • wet wipes
  • sandals
  • trousers
  • skirt
  • tops
  • scarf, wrap or pashmina
  • photocopy of passport and visa – keep somewhere different to the originals.
  • cash
  • Optional: camera, camelbak, credit/debit card
Horses equipment
  • The horses are Marwari breed, (desert horses) circa 15hh – 16hh high.
  • Tack: Military ‘sawar’ saddles, english bridles and all horses have a pair of saddle bags.
  • Seat savers/pads available should you need them.
  • A complete first aid kit is carried by the guide at all times.
  • Commercially bottled mineral water is put in your saddle bags every morning and lunchtime during the ride, and as required during your trip.
Currency
  • India is a closed currency, which means you cannot buy rupees before you travel.
  • It is recommended you bring £200 – £300 cash with you and change £25 on arrival in India at the airport and check the exchange rate on date of travel so you know what is a good rate. Generally airports do not give the best rates, it is better to change the majority of your cash at the hotels in Udaipur, Jodhpur or at Pushkar.
  • VISA is accepted at most shops and hotels,  but not for exchanging money, only for buying or paying for goods.
Luggage
  • It is advisable to keep baggage to a minimum as it travels with you each day. On the ride your ‘main bag’ goes in the camp lorry and you will be reunited with it every evening – smaller ‘day bags’ go in the follow jeep and will be available to access during lunch.
Cultural awareness
  • Cover your shoulders please, especially in the rural areas and be aware of low cut tops (wear a scarf if necessary).
  • Ladies please ask if you want to change into shorts at lunchtime during the ride, as you may be near a farmers house or temple, where it would be frowned upon locally to show your legs.
WiFi
  • All hotels have free wifi (sometimes limited to the reception area) and network coverage is generally good in India,though there are some black holes during the ride.
Tipping
  • Tipping is the custom in India.
  • In hotels – it is custom to tip the room boys 50 rupees per bag.
  • On the ride – It is suggested a tip at the end of the ride, of 13,000 INR from each guest  (ie £10 for each day of your holiday) – but ONLY if you have enjoyed it and you feel the grooms and tent boys deserve it!
  • Please tip all together at the horse goodbye ceremony. A tip bag is passed round the guests the night before and the proceeds are split it into tentwalas / grooms / transport / logistics / kitchen & bar teams. This way those behind the scenes, are counted in as without them this trip would not function.

Tour operator

With over 10 years experience with Marwari horses and horse safaris in Rajasthan, this operator offers an exciting and informative horse safari experience, combining history, tradition and culture through our knowledge of the landscape, its people and, of course, its unique indigenous Marwari horses.  With a true love for horses, an eye for detail and a zest for adventure, they offer truly memorable riding holidays.

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