Explore the hidden gems tucked away in the mountainous terrains of the Himalayas. The majestic mountain range holds exciting holiday opportunities attracting hordes of visitors every year. Horse safari is the most convenient way to explore the wealth of the area. The strong and sturdy animal will take you past the thick forest and up the ascending routes as you listen to the soothing silence of the forest and soak in the beauty of the surroundings at your pace. It will take you places where motors have not tread before so you might just discover new villages and birds or animals. Opt for trekking and short hiking trips for a wholesome experience. Your cowboy expedition will be complete fun!
General Information: Horse safari runs for at least 4 to 5 days. The roads can be tough so choose a horse that is well adjusted to this kind of environment and it helps if you are a proficient rider. Take a guide with you or have the back up of a four wheel drive. Take a break after every 4-5 hours and wear proper riding clothes. Carry medical aid kit and take a raincoat with you as weather conditions are unpredictable. Avoid going on a horse safari during the summers (April to June) and monsoon (July to September).
Best Locations: The mountain ranges of the Himalayas provide the ultimate horse safari destinations in India but if you are intimidated by the challenge the national parks in the states of Uttaranchal and Himachal are as satisfying. There are numerous horse safari packages for exploring the Corbett National Park. The route here is filled with wonders to see from wild animals and birds and dense flora to tiny traditional villages. Some of the wild animals seen here are wild cats, crocodiles, jackal, buffalo, fox, hyena, leopard and tigers. They are easier to spot on a horse safari than on a jeep. Accommodation in the form of jungle lodges and forest rest houses serving excellent food are available at the park. This is an ideal way to relax and reconnect with nature.
Other well trod routes are Kathgodam- Garjia – Bhandarpani – Sitabani- Dichauri – Pangot - Nainital. You will get a chance to see breathtaking views of 300 kilometres of the Himalayas including the legendary peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Panch Chulhi, Nanda Kot and Nanda Khat. You will pass through thick forest of conifer, oak and deodar and past many charming hill temples.
Take the cowboy way to discover the bounty of nature in the Himalayas past the legendary peaks of Nanda Devi and through the lush wilds of Corbett on this fun-packed horse safari.