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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Adventure India : Horse Safaris and Horse Safari Trails - 18

These are gaining in popularity and are offered in Rajasthan. Conditions are similar to camel safaris with grooms (and often the horse owner) accompanying the tour. The trails chosen usually enables tourists to visit small villages, old forts and temples. Horse safaris move across a variety of terrain and vegetation including scrub covered arid plains to forested hills. Night stays are often in comfortable palaces, forts or havelis.

Ride thorough bred and half-bred, Indian bred Marwari and Kathiawari horses which are retired from racing. The average distance covered daily in 20-35 kms. Accommodation is in deluxe tents with separate baths and toilets. The saddlery is English.

Best Time : November-March

Horse Safari Trails:

Anokhi, the Jaipur Polo and Equestrian Academy is located amongst the picturesque surroundings of the Anokhi village, 5 kms from the airport. Ride along numerous trails that lead to a colorful countryside.

Shikarbadi :

Shikarbadi, near Udaipur, was once the hunting lodge of the Royal Family of Mewar. Today, it is a well-equipped resort with a number of modern amenities. There is also a special tented village, a small private lake, a deer park and the Imperial Stud Farm within the resort. It has some of the finest stables in the country. Its horse safaris present an ideal opportunity to travel the off-beaten track.

Aodhi:

Aodhi serves as an ideal base for exploring the imposing Kumbalgarh Fort. Surrounded by a thickly wooded forest, the ramparts stretch across 36 kms.

Ghanerao:

The horses are pure bred Marwari, with deep seats and uncharacterized by cars that meet at the tip forming a heart. In addition, thoroughbreds and half-breeds, all from the Polo Stables of the Maharana of Udaipur are also used.

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02. Adventure India : Land of Snow - 2
03. Adventure India : Rock Climbing - 3
04. Adventure India : Mountaineering - 4
05. Adventure India : Climbing Precautions in India - 5
06. Adventure India : Hang Gliding - 6
07. Adventure India : Mountain Biking - 7
08. Adventure India : Reppelling and Paragliding - 8
09. Adventure India : River Running - 9
10. Adventure India : Zanskar Trek, Skiing and Heli-Skiing - 10
11. Adventure India : Trekking - 11

12. Adventure India : Trekking Options in India - 12
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