'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 enemy blood.
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
He wouldn't have created the Rajputs"
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
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.
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.