Best Horse Ride Tours in Mysore
Ride along the mystic routes of Mysore, a city steeped in more than six centuries of glorious legacy. Feel like royalty yourself as for around four hours you discover the treasures of Chamundi Hills perched on a horse.
The session starts around 9.30 am. Begin your adventure filled sojourn by getting familiar with horse riding. Once initiated, cover a total distance of 12 km in the company of guides. Take an on-road trail and ascend to the peak of the sacred Chamundi Hills that was named after a Goddess, who the royal family once worshiped. Witness the ancient Chamundeshwari Temple - believed to date back to the 12th century and enhanced over the years by different dynasties. Over here, marvel at the towering 7 Gopura ornate with intricate carvings. Ride back to the foothills but not before catching the astounding views of Mysore city from the top.
Duration: 4 hours
Feel like a cowboy as you majestically ride on horses and unravel off-road and on-road trails of Mysore. With this riveting activity of around three hours, you will cover 12 kms to and fro.
The fun begins when at around 9 am. You first acquaint yourself with the nuances of the sport on the foothills of Chamundi Hills. After which, the scenic landscapes and panoramic views awaits.The highlights include a midway ride to the fascinating Chamundi Hills (among the eight most sacred hills of South India) and getting a bird’s eye view of the majestic city. Reach the iconic Big Bull Temple where you get to witness a stunning 16-foot monolith statue of Nandi carved in granite. Even as you ride back accompanied by guides, you will be flanked by scenic surroundings.
Duration: Around 3 hours
Explore the City of Palaces with a ride on the horseback. In 4 hours, the horse ride tour takes you through some of the major landmarks of the place and promises an experience as unique as the city itself.
Meet at the horse stables near the foothills of Chamundi Hills at around 9am. After a bit of training and practice of horse riding, given by experts, the tour starts with a visit to the Town Hall. Built with hints of Roman architecture, this elegant building today hosts several cultural and political events. The Town Hall is followed by the Mysore Palace, the home of the former royal family of Mysore. It is one of the largest and most exquisite ones in the country. The Jaya Mahal Palace is the next place on the list. As you pass through these places you get a fair glimpse of the richness of the cultural and architectural heritage of the city.
Once done with the palaces, the final stop in the horse ride tour is the Zoo Garden. Among the oldest and the best in the country, it is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Chamundi Hills and is home to a wide variety of animals such as tigers, giraffes, gorillas, jaguars,zebras, lions, chimpanzees, leopards, cheetahs, African elephants and white rhinoceroses. The tour then heads back to the stables for the conclusion.
Duration: 4 hours
Enjoy a horseback trip through the myriad sightseeing locales in the City of Palaces. Covering a to and fro distance of around 15 kilometres, this five hour activity begins at a horse stable at the Chamundi foothills.
On arrival at around 9am, get refreshed with a welcome drink. Before you set off, get acquainted with horse riding with the help of experts. Your first destination is the Lalith Mahal Palace – a white marvel and the largest in Mysore, it radiates with elegance and artistry. As you survey the palace on the horseback, reel in the landscaped gardens that surround this region. A two-storied structure, the palace has design influences from English manor homes and cathedrals. Now a five star hotel, the culmination of architectural styles makes the Lalith Mahal Palace unique.
Pass through lush paddy fields visit to the Varuna Canal Backwaters. For about fifteen kilometres, on a horseback, you view beautiful sights of the city leading up to backwater region. Located in Nāganahalli, this canal is of seven kilometres length. After which, you head back to the stables.
Duration: Around 5 hours