14 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Chittorgarh - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ghanerao - Udaipur - Bassi - Pushkar - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
The royal state of Rajasthan, known as the ‘Land of Kings’, is a place where one can travel back in time. The forts and palaces have tales of romance, heroism and chivalry to tell. One of the most sought-after states of India, Rajasthan is a delight for shoppers, history buffs, a wanderer and cultural enthusiasts. The expansive Thar Desert, the Aravallis- one of the world’s oldest mountains, puppet shows, magnificent palaces and forts, scrumptious local dishes, wildlife sanctuaries, camel safari rides and, fairs and festivals are major crowd pullers. Also referred to as the ‘living museum of the Indian sub-continent’, it can best be explored on a motorbike.
This is a well-planned Motorcycle tour of Rajasthan so that you can explore the dusty roads and bustling streets in a unique way, while riding your Royal Enfield, passing by the desert, the cities and the rural areas. During Rajasthan Motorcycle trip, you get a chance to get a sneak-peak into the unseen parts of the vibrant Rajasthan. The ride is going to offer you the best of experiences that you would cherish for a lifetime.
Best Time: October to March
Number of Riding Days: 13 Days
Duration of Ride: Between 5 to 7 Hours daily on an average
Distance Covered: 2700 Km
Arrive at the Delhi Airport and meet our tour representative who would be helping you out with an assisted transfer to your hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, you are free for the day. In the afternoon, you may opt for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. The melting point of Indian politics and a potpourri of several cultures, Delhi receives a huge number of travelers from all around the globe, each other. It is dotted with several man-made wonders. Some of the popular tourist attractions of Delhi include Akshardham temple, Red Fort, India gate, Laxmi Narayan temple, Lotus Temple, Chandni Chowk, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb and more.
After dinner, overnight stay.
On day 2, get transferred to Mandawa, by road. This journey is going to take around 4 hours. Mandawa, also referred to as an open art gallery of the state, is popular for its old havelis and vibrant fresco art paintings. Upon reaching, check-into the hotel and relax. In the evening, you get your Motorbike and the road captain makes aware of all the rules of driving here and how to drive the Royal Enfield. You can now explore the nearby havelis villages on your bike for around 2-3 hours.
On day 3, after breakfast, get all set for a bike ride from Mandawa to Bikaner. On arriving, check-in at the hotel and relax. The afternoon is scheduled for a guided tour of Bikaner attractions. The first visit is to the stunning Junagarh fort, boasting of illustrative interiors. Constructed in the year 1588, it is also known as one of those few important forts in the state that were erected on hilltops. After exploring this architectural marvel, get onto your bike to visit the National Camel Breeding Farm. Here, you can spot herds and herds of camels returning back to the farm after grazing. Do not miss the lovely desert background and the sunset. Located in the middle of sand dunes, this camel breeding farm has been founded to produce superior breeds of camels, be it for domestic transportation for or use in the military.
Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Post breakfast, you are going to begin your bike journey towards Jaisalmer, fondly called the 'Golden City' of Rajasthan. During your motorbike ride, you are going to drive past small tiny rustic villages that are located amidst the vast Thar, sheltered by deep blue sky. You would also come across gypsy caravans and wild camels along the desert road. Late evening arrival in Jaisalmer. On arrival, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. You can now relax or explore the surroundings on your own.
Have your breakfast on day 5 and get ready for a guided tour of Jaisalmer. First you explore the old part of Jaisalmer with bustling narrow streets dotted with heritage havelis. The next attraction in line is the mighty Jaisalmer Fort, one of the world's largest fortification. Hovering on a hill around 80 m high, this fort was commissioned by Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Ruler in 1156. This massive castle, also known as Sonar Quila, it is made up of sandstone. After exploring this colossal structure, you proceed to the strikingly sculpted Jain temples, made between 12th and 15th century. These beautiful temples are quite popular for delicate carvings. Next in line is the splendid Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer's first haveli, built in 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa.
After sightseeing, ride your bike for 40 km and you arrive at the world-popular sand dunes that can be seen on both the sides of the road. This experience is going to be memorable for you. Stop at the Sam Sand Dunes camp site. Check -in camp and rest for a while. This night is going to be exciting. Savour lip-smacking Indian and popular World fares on the dunes. Enjoy the bonfire and Kalbelia dance.
Stay overnight in camp.
Today after breakfast, you are going to enjoy a ride to Jodhpur, the 'Blue City' or the 'Sun City' of Rajasthan. It is named after its founder Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, who founded the city in the year 1459. While you are travelling southwards, you arrive at Osian, an ancient city with a temple complex. The city, now almost in ruins, is extremely popular for its old temples known for great architecture and carvings. Some of such temples are Jain Temples, Sachiya Mata Temple, Surya Temples, Shiv Mandir and Vishnu temple. After exploring these temples, enjoy a quick lunch. Head towards Jodhpur now where you arrive in late afternoon hours. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Now you can relax after a long day's ride. If time and energy permits
Overnight in Hotel.
On the 7th day of the Rajasthan Motorbike Tour, embark on a city tour of Jodhpur. Have a bike ride up to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, famed as one of the largest forts in India. Erected on a hilltop, 150 m high, this fort was commissioned in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha. You cross 7 gates to arrive at the fort. The view from the top of the fort is lovely. The next attraction of the day is to the landmark of the city, Jaswant Thada, popular as the Taj Mahal of Jodhpur. This white marble memorial was founded by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, his father. Your next ride is to the stunning Umaid Bhawan Palace and Museum. While a part of this palace is now a luxury heritage hotel, the other part is a museum. A well-maintained museum that displays a variety of personal belongings of the Maharaja Umaid Sing and other members of the royal family including weapons, crockery, trophies, stuffed leopards, antiques and a collection of clocks.
Sightseeing is followed by a ride to the beautiful village of Ghanerao. The stay here is going to be at the Royal Castle. While travelling to this place, halt at the very popular Bullet Baba temple, where a bullet and his dead rider Om Banna is worshipped. You can listen to the interesting story behind the construction of this temple. Late evening arrival at the hotel. Check-in and relax for a while. After dinner, you can enjoy a ride to the nearby villages and the forest area,
Stay overnight in Hotel.
Have breakfast and get onto your bike to begin a ride to the one of the most romantic Indian cities, Udaipur, boasting of scenic charm. Fondly referred to as the 'City of Lake', Udaipur is dotted with several architectural marvels and the placid Lake Pichola. It is also known as the 'Venice of the East'. After you reach Udaipur, check-in at a hotel and relax for some time. Lunch is followed by sightseeing. The first visit is to the marvelous City Palace complex, placed on the eastern banks of the Lake. The several structures inside the complex were constructed in a span of 400 years by different rulers at the time of their reign. During dusk, enjoy boating on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Admire the lovely views of the temples, palaces, Aravali ranges and the bathing ghats. In the evening, you can indulge in shopping at the local bazaars of Udaipur.
Overnight in Udaipur.
On the 9th day of the tour, have your breakfast and enjoy a motorcycle ride to the Bassi. On the way, stop to explore one of India's largest forts, the mighty Chittorgarh Fort. A mark of the bravery and gallantry of the Rajputs, this fort expands on an area of 700 acres. The fort's rulers were defeated thrice between 15th and 16th century and the women inside the fort, committed Jauhar, an act where women collectively sacrifice themselves in fire. Though in ruins but it still remains grand. Now, have your lunch. Later, proceed to Bassi.as you reach, check-in at the hotel and relax for a while. Next you visit Bassi fort palace. Placed amidst lovely hills, this palace is the home of 16th century nobility of Mewar dynasty, which has now been turned into a heritage hotel.
Back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Today, after breakfast, start your motorcycle and begin driving to Pushkar, a lovely city with a religious significance, which is also known for its lake, temples, sand dunes, fair, bazaar and ghats. The 3 hills on one side of Pushkar and the deep lake on the other, make it distinct and beautiful. On reaching, check into the hotel. Now you can take some rest. The evening is scheduled for a walk in the bustling vibrant local bazaars Pushkar where you can get your hands on beautiful tie and dye fabric, precious stones, paintings, handicrafts and more.
Stay overnight in Pushkar.
On the 11th day, you ride to the lovely 'Pink City' of Rajasthan, Jaipur. One of India's most important heritage cities, this capital city of Rajasthan was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer in 1728. The city is dotted with stunning palaces, heritage museums, colorful bazaars and other architectural wonders. Upon arrival, check-into a hotel. After relaxing for a while, get all set for an excursion to the very popular Amer fort or Amber fort, located 11 km away from the main city. Built in the year 1592 by Raja Man Singh, this fort complex has several beautiful structures in its boundaries. Hop onto an elephant's back to get a ride up to the fort's entrance as it is built on a hilltop.
Back to the city for an overnight stay.
After breakfast on day 12, enjoy riding your bike towards Sawai Madhopur to arrive at Ranthambore National Park, the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. On reaching Ranthambore, check into a hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, you can relax for a while. Thereafter, in the later afternoon, you visit the old Ranthambore Fort that was erected in the 10th century. The entrance has a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Bounded by huge stone walls, the fort has a number structures like temples, house, step wells, cenotaphs, palaces etc. inside it. Phansi Ghar, Hammir's Court, Dhula Mahal and Badal Mahal can be seen even today. Embark on a nature walk, later on, savoring the greenery and serenity.
The day is scheduled for two wildlife jeep safaris inside the park, accompanied by a naturalist. The safaris would be in the morning and then in the afternoon. One of the oldest national parks in north India, Ranthambore is known for its decent population of the big cats. The day is going to be an exciting one. Placed on the meeting point of the Aravali and Vindhaya ranges, this national park is rich in flora and fauna. Some of the animal species that can be spotted here include tiger, sloth bears, common langurs, sambhar deer, Indian wild boar, small Indian mongoose, Indian flash vampire, jackals etc. That is not all. The wildlife reserve also houses as many as 272 species of avifauna. Spot colorful birds like bulbul, falcons, mynas, great crested grebe, herons, common kingfishers, egrets, gulls, snipes and more.
After breakfast on the 14th day, begin your motorbike journey to the 'Mughal City' of Agra via Bharatpur. This would be your last day for a motorbike ride. On reaching Bharatpur, bid goodbye to your bikes. Relish lunch in Bharatpur. Post lunch, get transferred to Agra in a car. On arrival, check –in and relax. The evening is scheduled for a special farewell dinner
Overnight in Agra.
Early morning visit of the most celebrated, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. During sunrise, the Taj looks like a shining diamond. A symbol of eternal love, this white marble mausoleum was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his deceased beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Back to the hotel for breakfast, which is followed by a visit to the mighty Agra Fort. A UNESCO World Heritage, it has several structures in its boundaries such as Jodha palace, Shish Mahal, Nagina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Muhamman Burj and more. Later on, continue your drive back to Delhi. As you reach Delhi, get transferred to the airport to board a flight for your onward journey.