In Indian culture, the horse is well known for its ornamental role in royal processions, and most importantly as a battle worthy, agile, dependable and loyal beast in the fleets of many kings and emperors. The stables of Bijaipur have a special bloodline of Marwari Horses. Their most distinctive feature are curved ears that can swing 180 degrees to adapt to the desert winds. Local legend believes the Marwari horse to be divine; it is celebrated for its bravery and loyalty. This hardy animal has a fiery nature, peacock-like head and a silky coat.
They were used widely up until the British arrived in India with a faster, newer model and as a result Marwari horses were replaced in noble stables by larger thoroughbred and Australian Waler horses and rather unfortunately became a poor man’s horse. Saddened by the plight of their beloved horses used in wedding processions and pulling puling carts through the streets, some royal houses have recently started establishing Marwari breeding programs in an attempt to improve bloodlines and reclaim their heritage.
Itineraries start from three nights extending to about six or seven depending on interest.