'Rajasthan' - the land of the Rajputs, is known for its kings, fearless
warriors and beautiful women. It's also known for its forts, palaces and
temples which are a reminder of the glorious past. Kingdoms were carved
and established by the Rajputs on horseback, while swords were stained with
Horses were highly priced and a Rajput warrior would give anything to own a good horse. Great care was taken to breed horses and to keep a clean and pure lineage. The result of many years of dedication and hard work helped create breeds like the Marwah, Kathiawadi and the sindhi, each having its own distinct characteristics and bred solely for the purpose of war. These horses were noted for their stamina and fierce loyalty to their masters, these gallant steeds, the Rajputs became famous worldwide. There is an old saying;
"If God didn't create the horse,
He wouldn't have created the Rajputs"
In Rajasthan, the tourist can today have the pleasure of riding through trails dotted and marked with cenotaphs and tombstones of many brave and valiant Rajput warriors. Trails which take them through villages, pass huge and ancient forts and temples. Nights can be spent in ancient palaces and Garhs (small forts) now owned by the descendants of those glorious Rajput rulers. These palaces not only provide modern amenities but cultural programmes and entertainment is also available. Evenings are spent at campsites which are splashed with colour in the form of local folk dance and music.
Tourists can have the pleasure of being escorted by a English speaking "trail guide".
What to wear :
Riders are advised to wear boots and a hard hat. Breeches or jeans are comfortable. Evenings are cold and pullovers & jackets are essential. Sun-glasses are required to avoid the glare of the sun. Beds, linen, towels etc. are all provided by the organisers. All meals are inclusive in the package. This Includes an English breakfast and Indian lunch and dinner. Liquor or aerated soft drinks are chargeable extra.
In Jaipur, Horse Safari is organised by some private tour operators. The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation organises a Safari on request which starts from Jaipur and the duration of the safari is four days