Our first trip to India was only for 2 weeks. During this trip we managed to make our way to Udiapur. This city, which has become a very popular tourist destination, is located in the state of Rajasthan in western India. Although Lake Pichola, the artificial fresh water lake, and the Lake Palace were beautiful, our most memorable experience was doing horseback riding for the first time ever in Udiapur’s countryside.
We were given a quick lesson on how to guide our horses. Once were we seated on our horses, we rode through some villages. The villagers were so happy to see us riding the horses and were waving at us with such joy.
We rode the our horses for a few hours. I didn’t want the journey to end. I particularly liked the horseback riding because it was a very relaxing way of viewing the beautiful and peaceful countryside. It was also nice to escape from India’s hectic and crowded city life for a bit. Lastly, the villagers left a real impression on me. I was awed by villagers’ happiness and good spirits despite their state of poverty.