Horse riding is quite famous in Kashmir mainly because the environment and the beauty of the place. One can take in the dazzling splendor of India through Kashmir itself. The emerald blue waters and breathtaking snow capped mountains are a treat to watch while horse riding. Summer is the best time for horse riding in Kashmir.
Major places to go to for Horse Ride-
Some of the best places for Horse riding in Kashmir are Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Kokernag, Lolab Valley, Yusmarg, Srinagar and Gulmarg. Tourists can come for a horse ride without any prior stresses as the guides be with them all the time. It would be best to hire a horse through a tourist office as there may be times, the local horse owners may charge higher prices. Hiring a horse from the tourist office is also important for safety purposes, for instance, any accidents can be looked after.
Important routes for Horse riding in Kashmir
Pahalgam and Gulmarg are the most enjoyable places for horse riding. Some of the most famous routes for such activities are-
The Khilanmarg trek (5 kms approximately)
Apharwat Trek (13 kms approximately)
Kolahoi Galcier-Pahalgam trek (around 35 km)
Kashmir is a treasure of amazement. The locals are equally helpful and humble. If tourists wish to, they can go for customized rides as well, depending on the need.