Saddle Up! Best Places to Go Horseback Riding in India!

Picking a rapid pace over the years, horse riding has come a long way from its practical purpose. If you love horseback riding or simply want to experience it once in your lifetime, there are a number of places where you can fulfill your wishes.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Horseback riding is an interesting way to explore this majestic city. Covering a number of charming places, this activity in the city will take you through many trials making the horse riding experience regal and princely. There are any ranches that offer rides along the rural sprawls and Aravali mountain range.

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Horse Riding Trails in Udaipur –  Image Source

Matheran, Maharashtra

This beautiful hill station, covered with dense green forests, does not allow entry of motor vehicles, making horses the only mode of conveyance. Experience horseback riding through the magnificent pathways of the hills. You can also take a few horse riding lessons at Olympia Racecourse. From Mumbai, one can reach Matheran through road. No vehicles are allowed beyond Dasturi Point, so you can start with your horse riding expedition from there.

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Matheran Hill Railway runs a Heritage Line to Matheran – Image Source

Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

The mystifying landscape of Ladakh sets it apart from all the other places in the country. With so many things to explore, one of the best way to carry on the voyage is on a horse. For remote places like Zanskar valley, where paved roads are limited, horses are a great to explore the beauty. Enjoy horseback riding while accessing places like Zongkhul, Penzela Pass, Zangla and Panikhar Fort.

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Horseback Riding in Ladakh – Image Source

Shillong, Meghalaya

Termed as the ‘darling’ of tourists in Northeast India, Shillong town captures the beautiful colonial era architecture perfectly. You can enjoy horse riding starting from the town centre to the highest peak of Shillong which is situated at an altitude of 1966 m. After the captivating horseback ride, you will be blessed with the gratifying, far-reaching viewpoint.

 

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Horseback Riding Trails in Shillong – Image Source

Digha, West Bengal

Located at the junction of River Hooghly and Bay of Bengal, Digha is a delightful holiday place in West Bengal. Digha beach is one of the major attractions here and is the perfect place to enjoy horse riding. Setting the right mood and a perfect backdrop, the scenic beach raises the horse riding experience a notch higher.

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Now that you have a list of all the places where you can enjoy horse riding, plan your next vacation be sure to include this wonderful experience.

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