Join the Shekhawati horse riding holiday in India

Shekhawati Desert Ride

Ride Overview

This horse riding tour in India takes place in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan where there are many buildings famous for their architecture and elaborate decorations. This trip will allow you to visit the fascinating towns and remote villages of the region while riding magnificent Marwari endurance horses.You will find that these beautifully cared for Marwari horses have terrific endurance and can move out well at all paces on the sandy tracks of Rajasthan. You will be stopping to water them from time to time at village watering troughs. Cows and water buffalo are often running freely in the streets and children often shout a friendly greeting as you ride past. The local villagers rarely see Europeans in the back country and this is a fine opportunity to see what the heart of India is really like. People still live here much as they have for centuries.

In addition to wonderful riding, this itinerary also includes sightseeing in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra with an English speaking guide.

Accommodations & Food

You will stay in comfortable hotels that are characteristic of this Shekhawati region where there is so much history. The lodging on this ride is in keeping with the traditions of the area. Sometimes you will stay in palaces converted for modern comforts and sometimes in new lodgings built to conform with ancient traditions.
On the camping portion of the trip, spacious, 2-man tents with cots are utilized. Shower and toilet facilities are set up separately.
If you like Indian food, you will be happy as dinners are served buffet style with a very wide choice of tasty dishes with fresh vegetables and fruit. Not all dishes are highly spiced as these places cater usually to European guests.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses used are the indigenous Marwari breed. The Marwari is a slim, athletic breed, the average size being 15 hh. Army/military type English saddles are used.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Marwari and Marwari Cross
  • Trip Pace:
  • Tack:
    English trekking
  • Weight limit:
    195 lbs

Meeting Point


With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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