Fairs & Festivals - India

Experience Level

Fairs & Festivals

5 star rating   8 November 2018

It is a privilege to ride with Bonnie Singh. An elegant man, he takes particular care of his Marwari horses, the people on his staff and his guests.
Sunayana quietly takes care of all details so things run smoothly.
Riding in the small rural villages was wonderful - children greeting us with big eyes and wide smiles. Between the villages, the timeless biblical beauty of the fields - women harvesting, balancing objects on their heads and caring for their small herds. Fast paced riding between villages was fun and the horses are more than willing.

Visiting the Bateshwar horse & camel fair in a very small town was real - we were the only foreign faces. Also, nice to visit a small Jain temple next to the river.

This is India. The air quality is bad - especially in the cities. Avoid this trip if you have respiratory issues. But, it is an opportunity to see the monuments of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra and the countryside.
Food is safe but requires awareness to avoid mistakes.
Bargaining is the way of the world. But once a deal is struck, there is honor.
Traffic in cities moves like a herd of sheep - no lanes and no empty spaces between vehicles. And on the roads between towns, cars and trucks vying to pass each other in the terrifying face of oncoming traffic plus the side show of camel and donkey carts and tut tuts.

Worth it!

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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Some grand old castles and fort, and some which had long ago lost their grandeur.
Lovely hotels which have modernized old merchant homes and some new hotels.
The tents were very well done.

Before Your Holiday

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