India captivates you very quickly with its intensity, I often get a compliment from fellow riders that I’m particularly happy about: “Never have I had a vacation on which I stopped thinking about home and work on the second day.”
10.01. – 20.01.2020
On this tour we ride a lot and fast, but cultural aspects won’t be neglected.
Ride through remote regions near the Pakistani border across endless sandy trails, great gallop trails on safe horses. Watching wildlife on horseback. Overnight stays in the comfortable camp or in hotels rich in tradition. Visit of the “Bikaner Camel Festival”, sightseeing, shopping, polo in Jaipur …
21.01. – 30.01.2020
On this tour we will enjoy a lot of indian culture but the riding won’t be neglected.
Starting in Jodphur we ride through areas of ancient Indian. This tour is more sedate and leads through hilly terrain to the Leopard Territory! Visit of the famous spice market of Jodhpur. Again, you will stay in our comfortable camp or in traditional hotels. Sightseeing, shopping, polo in Jaipur …
Travel price: 2,100 € / per person
The travel is limited to 10 – 15 participants. It is an individual tour taken together, on which Mr. Singh provides his contacts, knowledge of language and country as well as his horses.
We assume NO LIABILITY. The minimum number of participants is 10 people. We reserve the right to make changes, depending on the circumstances on-site in India!
There is always the possibility for riders who do not feel equal to the whole ride or for “non-riders” to accompany the stages in the jeep.
Included in the tour price:
Cost for tour guide
Cost for travel guide
Overnight stays in the camp or hotel
Horses for hire
Bus transfer during the travel
Polo (play “stick on ball” oneself)
Not included in the price:
Flight Europe-Delhi / Delhi-Europe (approx. 600,00 Euro)
Drinks in hotels, alcoholic drinks during the ride (except the own ones of course)
Tips (the tips for the riding guidance are collected and distributed in the name of the group)
any additional nights required before traveling home in Delhi
Anyone interested in understanding India beforehand should read the autobiographical novel “Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts. at the latest after this reading it is clear there is nothing that doesn’t exist in India!
European travel guide – Andrea Jänisch
India, a country where it is wiser to listen to your heart than to your mind! Nowhere else in the world this perception is as true as here. Since 2011 I have been riding through Rajasthan and travelled through the country several times and I am still fascinated by the diversity of the country, the colours and people‘s kindness – each and every time again. I have visited people, horses, “gone places” to design the journeys offered here. Up to now the fascination of India has affected every single participant of my journeys.
Indian tour guide – Bhuneshwar Singh (Manu) and team
Bhuneshwar Singh has been organizing these rides for many years and is extremely experienced as a guide. He is a person for whom horses are his “religion”. He has a “knack” for horses and people. Bhuneshwar Singh comes from one of the very old families of Rajasthan. He knows the area through which we ride very well, finding the best places for spectacular views, animal spotting, lunch breaks or the camp. Of course he knows every insider tip for the best food.
Indian horses – Marwaris
Our horses are always Marwaris – the maharajah’s horses. Very strong-nerved and hardy horses – as special as the country! Often they have an extremely fast four beat gait. Marwaris cope with strenuous rides in the sand dunes of the semi-desert with astonishing ease. At the beginning of the tour, the horses are assigned according to skills and requirements of the riders. This is done on a “casual ride” – the test ride. Andrea Jänisch and Buneswahr Singh can rely on their years of experience as a riding instructor and guide. If necessary horses can be changed during the tour, if a rider doesn’t harmonize with the chosen mount.
Overnight stays – camps or traditional hotels
In camp we stay in comfortable 2 person tents. The tents have a square footage of 30 square meters. Each tent is equipped with private bathroom and toilet. We will eat at the camp fire accompanied by live indian music. The selected hotels are in Havelis (traditional merchants houses), a former fort or in old hunting lodges. All very beautiful historical and traditional houses.