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For Indians, hill stations have always been the go-to place to relax. Hills are popular for beautiful views and peaceful surroundings. Adding these, if there are provisions for horse riding, it only adds to the experience.
Here are few places in India which are great for horse riding:
Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir
Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in India; there is nature, there is bliss and there are places you can absolutely lose yourself to. What really can get your juices flowing is the fact that you can lap up nature and scale the lush-green landscapes and snow-capped mountains on the back of a horse. There are other outdoor sports, but well, nothing beats the rush of perching on top of a horse and venturing out. The weather of Pahalgam is just the perfect companion for you and the horse carrying you.
We now head towards the west of India – Matheran which is an awesome, picturesque hill station located at about 90km from Mumbai. This is one of the few hill stations in India which cannot be traversed by vehicles at all.
Be prepared to traverse the entire terrain entirely on the feet or on the back of a horse. It is at an elevation of 2,625 feet, and hence, it offers brilliant views of the Western Ghats.
Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
Known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’, Yumthang Valley is home to the extremely beautiful Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and it also has rivers, hot springs, yaks and rolling meadows all surrounded by the grand Himalayas.
So, now hop on to the back of a horse and explore nature. The perfect time to visit this beautiful place is between late February and June when the flowers are in full bloom.
Do you know any other places in India where one can enjoy horse riding? Let us know by commenting below.