A tourist visit to Shimla remains incomplete without having a taste of horse riding Shimla on the popular Ridge maidan. The place remains flocked by tourists round the year and children as well as grownups are seen horse riding for fun. At times newly wedded couples are also seen enjoying the fun ride. Many local children to come are too seen pressurizing their parents to let them enjoy the ride. It is also common to find people taking photographs of their dear ones astride the horse. One can see horses stationed close to the Padam Dev Complex on way to the Lakkar Bazar.
Ajit Singh who had been in this profession for the past 20 years recalls that the facilities provided to them by the authorities used to be attractive. On the route and on the Mall road, they used to have drinking water stations for horses which had gradually disappeared. There used to be a ‘Ghora Hospital’ on the cart road, below sabzi mandi, he recalled, which too had been shifted across the road and was now serving for all the cattle. For those who have enjoyed horse riding or are accomplished riders, horse riding in Dalhousie will be a cinch, since the road is mostly even and safe for the horse to gallop and canter. You can simply sit back on the saddle, and enjoy a relaxing trot up a hill, and not have to exert any force for climbing.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit is April to February.
Shimla and Kufri Himachal Pradesh, 171001, India
Depends on your itinerary and choice of hours or Generally 2-3 hours.
Open and Closing Time
All days of the week 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entrance Fee: About the charges for horse rides he told that on a modest gradual increase, they were presently charging Rs.40 for one child and Rs.70 for two children sharing. If you are planning to enjoy horse riding in Dalhousie, then there are several options for you to try out. Horse riding is actually the best way to explore the scenic beauty of the lush green hills and valleys, without the pollution and the constant whirr of the car engine. The horses are guided by the owners or the caretakers of that particular horse, so you will not have to steer the horse on your own. This is a good thing for those who have never really been on a horse.
Near By Attraction
Kali Bari Temple
Location for horse riding: Shimla and Kufri, Cost: Around 400 to 500 per half an hour. Suggested length of visit: Depends on your itinerary and choice of hours.
Application Availability Which Saves Some Money
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Interesting facts about the Horse Riding
Horse riding Shimla is a popular and much-loved activity in both Shimla and Kufri. In Shimla, Horse Riding Options are generally available at the Ridge. While in Kufri one can ride through apple orchards and all the way to the Kufri Zoo. A lot of times, horses tend to be the only means to reach someplace in Kufri.
A tall good looking horse remains the preference of the riders. Many of the tourists simply ride them for taking photographs, he said. In addition to the ride on the Ridge, Ajit Singh told that they also take tourists to Jakho mandir situated atop the hill, but their number was few and far within. Points covered: Apple orchard in Shimla, Kufri zoo, Kufri snow point etc.
The trade is well under the control of municipal authorities Ajit Singh informed and the pliers were issued proper licences. On the health of the cattle, he added that they needed to take proper care as certain ailments were fatal. We need to remain vigilant on the feed given to them, and we become acquainted on their behaviour, he told.The depleting trade, a popular tourist attraction may on the verge of extinction with the upcoming generation being least interested in the business.