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About Horse Riding in Kashmir

Exploring the beautiful and eye-catching countryside on a horseback is a popular activity in Jammu & Kashmir. Horse riding is an ancient way of travelling around the gorgeous valleys and hilly places of Jammu & Kashmir. Today, a large number of tourists including the family vacationers and honeymoon couples utilize this opportunity to relish the unmatched natural beauty of the popular tourist attractions as well as some pretty lesser-known destinations as well.

The Kashmir region is blessed with various gorgeous destinations like Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Yusmarg, Sonmarg, Kokernag where tourists can enjoy horse rides. In Jammu region, tourists who are visiting Patnitop, Sanasar and Kishtwar are the best tourist places for horse riding.

Best Places for Horse Riding

Pony rides in Jammu & Kashmir is one of the top things to do even with the kids and it can be enjoyed at several places. Some of the famous routes and locations where tourists can enjoy horse riding in Jammu & Kashmir are:

Gulmarg – Khilanmarg

Gulmarg - Apharwat

Kolahoi Glacier-Pahalgam

Aru Valley




Things to Know

  • Tourists can either ask their respective hotels and resorts or can hire horses and ponies personally.

  • It is better to hire horses through a tourist office as sometimes the local horse-owners may charge a hefty amount for the rides.

  • Besides being used by the locals for working purposes and transportation, horses are also used by trekkers for carrying trekking equipment.

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