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Unleash Your Inner Knight: Try Horse-Riding at Japalouppe!

    What Makes It Awesome

    If you’re done with going to Lonavala for the weekend (we are) and would rather go someplace interesting but not too far, head to Talegaon. Situated on the highest altitude between Mumbai and Pune at 2,200 feet above sea level, the town is at a higher altitude than Lonavala, thus is bestowed with pleasant weather throughout the year.

    Why Talegaon? Well, Talegaon is home to Japalouppe Equestrian Centre – the only equestrian facility in the country boasting of state-of-the-art facilities.They have equestrian services like stabling, breaking-in training and a petting farm (we need more of those). You can become a member, however if you just want to experience horse riding once in a while, you can pay per session. A session will cost you INR 2,500.

    They also have picnic packages starting at INR 500 per head which includes beverages, 45 minute guided animal petting and feeding tour. Depending on the package you choose, you can also opt for lunch as well. With hoards of tourists swarming over Lonavala almost everyday sending you into a cribbing frenzy, this riding trip may just be the answer to your weekend-break worries. For people (AKA kiddos) under 16, they've got lovely 5-day camps, too!


    Don't forget to meet Mini The Fat Pig while you're here, and their oldest horse, Naomi!