1st - 10th March
Most of flights arrive around midnight and on your arrival in India, Motorcycle Expeditions representative will meet & greet you at the airport IGIA, and (Indira Gandhi International Airport). Transfer with a private bus or taxi to your hotel accommodation in New Delhi for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi – Shekhawati-Mandawa (316mtrs: 250 Kms/ 5 Hrs.)
After breakfast straight drive to Mandawa. On arrival in Mandawa, check into the heritage hotel and in the afternoon you will be introduced by our Royal Enfield Motorcycle. Check your Motorcycle and enjoy the ride around Mandawa, Explore the village & interact with villagers, visit some impressive “Havelis” the coloured palaces and colourful streets are full of painting exhibition, Overnight in Hotel at Mandawa.
Day 03: Shekhawati-Mandawa – Bikaner (226mtrs: 190 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs.)
After breakfast ride toward Bikaner, today we’ll ride deep into the desert; Bikaner is located in the Thar Desert. As we visit its fortress and crowded streets, including Junagarh Fort which is richly decorated with mirror work, paintings and outstanding stone carvings, the architectural brilliance of the fort is worth seeing. Later ride continues to Jaisalmer you will be fascinated by the enormity of population and its overwhelming liveliness, Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04: Bikaner -Jaisalmer (225mtrs: 320 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs.)
We will Ride along the highway on our Enfield motorbikes to Jaisalmer; an old caravan city. Sand dunes stretch across the Northern Thar Desert. We'll take mostly-paved military road to the desert fortress of Jaisalmer, to this day a dream from 1,001 Nights. We’ll visit the fortress with its impregnable city walls, the palatial houses of merchants and princes, bustling bazaars and winding alleyways of the old city. A mouth-watering dinner buffet will await us in our palace hotel at the end of the day, overnight at the Hotel.
Day 05: Jaisalmer (225mtrs)
After breakfast, start your sightseeing of Jaisalmer including the old town of Jaisalmer& visit Jaisalmer Fort, built in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisal. Perched on 80m high hill, housing the entire township within its ramparts, it is the only "Living Fort" in India. Later visit beautifully sculptured Jain Temples of the 12th-15th century & after that visit magnificent Patwon Ki Haveli in the heart of the town & it is virtually the showpiece of Jaisalmer legendary architectural richness. Evening back to hotel for night stay.
Day 06: Jaisalmer-Desert Ride, Camel Ride (225mtrs: 100kms/2-3 Hrs.).
Heading further into the Thar Desert, we’ll saddle up our Enfield first thing in the morning and take a military road westwards to the remote Sand oasis. There we'll change to a different mode of transport. We’ll spend the next four hours amid the sand dunes riding ships of the desert. From our Sunset Point, we’ll experience the magical glitter of the fortress of Jaisalmer in the distance and the golden glow of the surrounding desert. Evening back to the camp, overnight and dinner will be in the comfortable camp in the middle of sand dunes, overnight in the fixed deluxe tents.
Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (231mtrs: 300 kms/ 6-7 Hrs.)
After a stunning night in the desert, today we’ll have early morning breakfast, since we have a long but beautiful road to ride. Therefore riders will have early morning wake-up and have to start on time. We head east toward Jodhpur, the "blue city" of Brahmins (good roads for the last 100km). Jodhpur is one the most wonderful city of Rajasthan, A living museum of colourful Rajasthan. Evening we’ll have time to stroll around the town and if you are passionate photographers? Jodhpur will never disappoint you; beautiful, charming faces will keep your cameras and fingers busy unless you don’t realise that your camera card need to be changed. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 08: Jodhpur – Ghanerao (380mtrs: 150 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs.)
After breakfast in the morning, we will visit some “must visit the highlights of Jodhpur, gaping in amazement at its historical Mehrangarh Fort and its gorgeous Umaid Bhawan Palace and catching a glimpse of life in Jodhpur while walking in the bustling, colourful, narrow alleys. In the afternoon, we head south to the ancient Mewar kingdom, overnight in the hotel.
Day 09: Ghanerao – Udaipur (600mtrs: 170 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs.)
This is wonderful riding day; we will have at short visit at Ranakpur to visit its famous Jain temples impressive white colour structure is well known for Jain pilgrimage. Splendour of Jainism, (one of the most known religion in India was founded by Mahavira) after visit we’ll negotiate the small hills of Aravalli Mounts, we reach the Venice of the East, "Udaipur" built around Pichola Lake. The ancient capital of the Mewari region, Udaipur is known as the “Kashmir of Rajasthan desert, known for its dense forest and lakes as well as for its lush green surroundings.
Aravalli Mounts are scattered around 700 km range, stretching from Gujarat to Delhi. Its south west part, in Mewari province, is the highest, reaching up to 2000mtr. The countryside of Udaipur is most amazing part to discover. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur – Jojawar (638mtrs: 160 Kms/ 5 Hrs.)
After breakfast on the road again, towards Khumbalagarh fortress, (Great wall of India) having said that Kumbalghar fort is surrounded by the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China. There are around 360 temples within the complex of Fort. Out of all temples, the Shiva Temple is very famous and possesses a gigantic “Shivalinga”. But the major attraction of the region is its wild life sanctuary. Lush green, deep dense forests were once the favourite spots for Maharaja’s tiger hunting adventure. After the visit of Kumbalghar, we head to the city of Jojawar in the North. We negotiate the Aravalli hills to reach the wide semi-arid plains of the Marwari region, Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 11: Jojawar – Pushkar (500mtrs: 200 Kms/ 7 Hrs.)
After breakfast on the road again, we ride toward Pushkar, a small and very important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Built around a holy lake, Town has the only temple dedicated to Brahma (the universe creator and connoisseur of Vedas). it is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the Shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation. it is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) held in November; you probably don’t need to visit any Indian museum after Pushkar visit; it is a museum in itself. It has also been one of those Hippies halt in India during 60s. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Pushkar – Jaipur (432mtrs: 170 Kms/ 5 -6Hrs.)
After breakfast we saddle up and ride our road to Jaipur, we take good tar four lain road to Jaipur, Leaving Pushkar behind now we entre to JAIPUR synonym of “Pink City” this City of victory was the 3rd capital of Mugol Empire. The Most Precious Gem of Jaipur: Amer Fort When we talk about the Jaipur then it is not possible that we could ignore the Amer fort. It is most beautiful fort and the pride of Jaipur “Amer”
The pink city Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. You will have free afternoon to visit the "pink city". Overnight stay at the hotel; Jaipur is known for its palaces, its jewellers the city was built in 1727, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. One of the wealthiest cities of Historic India, today Jaipur is a beautiful and vibrant the fusion of modern times and ancient Indian culture. From Camel/Elephant/Horse rides to posh cars, Jaipur gives a true picture of the princely state of Rajasthan, Overnight in the hotel.
Day 13: Jaipur – Ranthambore (350mtrs: 150 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs.)
Morning after breakfast, We make a morning visit to Amber fort and then ride a few kilometres up north of Jaipur before taking small roads to the countryside fort of Kesroli. It’s a village situated around 12 km from Alwar district of Rajasthan. The place is one of the ideal getaways from Delhi. Continue ride to Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park, once a princely game conserve is the scene where the celebrated Indian tigers are best seen. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve lies on the junction of Aravalli and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan. It sprawls over a varying and undulating landscape. The scenery changes dramatically from gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to the sharp and conical hills of the Aravalli. A tenth century fort also blends amicably with the background. Pure sands of Dhok (Anogeissus pendula) interspersed with grasslands at the plateaus; meadows in valleys and luxuriant foliage around the canals make the jungle. Three big lakes – Padam Talab (meaning Lake), Malik Talab and Raj Bagh – are similar turquoises studded in the vast forest that abounds with aquatic vegetation including duckweeds, lilies and lotus. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Ranthambore – Agra (171mtrs: 256 Kms/ 5 Hrs.)
After breakfast, you will have last ride of the tour, on the way we’ll have lunch somewhere in the local restaurant and continuously ride to Agra. By afternoon, we’ll visit legendry INDO_MUGAL (the 7th wonder of the world) The Taj Mahal, we highly recommend you to visit the white lotus monument by evening to enjoy the sunset. After having visited Taj Mahal ride back to the hotel, overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Agra -New Delhi –Airport (225kms/ 5-6Hrs.)
On this last day of trip, we return to the hustle and bustle of Delhi in a private vehicle. Transport to the hotel. Rest/shower at the hotel, afternoon a short walk to the centre of Delhi or Delhi Hat or a Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi, evening you will have transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Fly back toward your destination. We hope that you will have enjoyed the motorcycle journey with us in the country
LAND OF THE MAJESTIC KINGS
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN NEW DELHI
A Tour Representative will meet & greet you at the Internation Airport Indira Gandhi and will transfer you to your hotel accommodation in New Delhi for overnight stay
Most flights touch down in the evening or early morning. By this stage you’ve been in a plane for a while so one of our representatives will greet and accompany you to your hotel. This is a good time to just relax and meet the other people who may have already arrived and will be joining you on your adventure.
We will get together at a nominated time to meet and greet the rest of the group and enjoy a welcome dinner.
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi (Arrival in India)
Most of flights arrive around midnight and on your arrival in India,
DAY 2: ACCLIMATISATION RIDE
NEW DELHI TO MANDAWA (approx 255kms – 5 hrs)
After breakfast we’ll make our way to Mandawa by taxi or bus and have lunch on the way. In the afternoon we’ll be met by our adventure leader and introduced to the Royal Enfield motorcycles who will brief us about the bikes, how to ride in a group and what to do if there is an incident. This is the time to ask any questions you might have. Once completed, we’ll warm up the bikes and explore the nearby villages before returning to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 3: THROUGH THE DESERT
MANDAWA TO BIKANER (approx 195kms – 5 hrs)
We start nice and early and ride through the arid Thar desert landscape, stopping for lunch along the way. On arrival we’ll check in to our hotel and once settled and freshened up, visit Junagarh Fort. Built in the late 15th century, it is richly decorated with paintings, stone carvings and mirror work and boasts a mix of architectural styles.
DAY 4: THE GOLDEN FORT
BIKANER TO JAISALMER (approx 330kms – 7 hrs)
We continue along the highway until we reach the largest district of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer. Crowned with the Jaisalmer Fort on top of the Meru Hill, it is also known as ‘The Golden Fort’. On arrival we’ll check into our hotel, have a chance to freshen up, relax and wander through the local streets before enjoying a buffet dinner and a good night sleep.
DAY 5: A MAGICAL DAY
FREE DAY IN JAISALMER
After breakfast, we’ll take a short ride and visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is one of the largest fortifications in the world. Built in 1156, it is situated approximately 80m above the city and has been the scene of many battles over the centuries and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and get lost within the maze like alley ways of the impregnable city walls of the fortress. Made of sand stone, it is the largest and only living fort and is densely populated with palatial houses of merchants, bustling bazaars, restaurants, and stunning architecture. In today’s daily life, the fort houses over a quarter of the city’s population. After lunch we’ll also take another short ride to visit the 12-15th century built Jain Temples, located just outside of the city. A magical day.
DAY 6: DROMEDARIES IN THE DESERT
JAISALMER TO THAR DESERT (approx 100kms – 3 hrs)
After breakfast, a landscape full of sand dunes await us. After a short ride through the desert we stay in a luxury tent situated approximately 15km from the Pakistan border. Once settled into camp, we’ll hop on what are known worldwide as the “ships of the desert” for a short journey through the desert. The sun setting over the sand dunes is simply spectacular so make sure you bring your camera. After sunset, we’ll journey back to camp for dinner and cultural entertainment.
DAY 7: THE BLUE CITY
THAR DESERT TO JODHPUR (approx 315kms – 7hrs)
Today’s ride is easy but we will be in the saddle for a long time. For many, seeing the Blue City of Brahims with their own eyes is the reason they joined this adventure. We check in to the hotel and wander the streets as you realise that today was truly unforgettable.
DAY 8: SOUTHERN KINGDOM
JODHPUR TO GHANERAO (approx 155kms – 5hrs)
After breakfast we visit the Mehrangarh Fort, built in 1460 and situated 125m above the city. Formerly a palace for the Maharajas of the district, it is now a Museum. After lunch we will continue south towards the Mewar Kingdom, where the scenery changes to a more tropical landscape.
DAY 9: VENICE OF THE EAST
GHANERAO TO UDAIPUR (approx 170kms – 6hrs)
Ranakpur is our first stop, where the intricately carved marble of the early 15thcentury Jain Temples, will leave you with your mouth agape. Our next stop will also have you speechless as we enter Udaipur, the “Venice of the East” which was built around Lake Pichola. Before dinner, you can wander through the streets, or head to the city palace museum for some historical culture.
DAY 10: GREAT WALL OF INDIA
UDAIPUR TO JOJAWAR (approx 155kms – 5hrs)
Today we visit another World Heritage Site, the Kumbhalgarh Fortress. Built in the 15th century and enlarged in the 19thcentury, this amazing structure known as the Great Wall of India, is the second longest wall after the Great wall of China. After lunch we’ll continue our journey to Jojawar where we rest for the night.
DAY 11: HOLY LAKE
JOJAWAR TO PUSHKAR (approx 175kms – 6hrs)
Today we head to one of the oldest cities in India and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus as it is built around a holy lake. In the evening we’ll head to the Pushkar Lake for dinner and to experience the local culture.
DAY 12: PINK CITY
PUSHKAR TO JAIPUR (approx 150kms – 4hrs)
We travel as a group as we hit the highway straight through to Rajasthans capital city, Jaipur. Our first taste of the congested traffic that parts of India are renown for. Built in 1727 Jaipur is one of the wealthiest cities of historic India, and is known as the Pink City. Once you’re checked into the hotel, you’ll have ample free time to wander the endless streets and bazaars.
DAY 13: AMBER FORT
JAIPUR TO RANTHAMBORE (approx 160kms – 5 hrs)
After breakfast we will visit the Amer Fort (also known as the Amber Fort), originally built during a time of famine in the year 967AD. We continue on to Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve. Again you will have plenty of free time to explore after we’ve checked into our hotel.
DAY 14: BENGAL TIGERS
FREE DAY IN RANTHAMBORE
For the photographers and animal lovers, we will have an early rise as our 4WD will be waiting for us to venture through the National Park and tiger reserve. We will encounter the local wildlife in their natural habitat, and hopefully get a glimpse of the resident Bengal tigers. On our return we will have lunch and then head to the Ranthambore Fort and Trinetra Ganesh Temple to watch the sunset.
DAY 15: TAJ MAHAL
RANTHAMBORE TO AGRA (approx 260kms – 6hrs)
Today is sadly our last day riding, as we leave Rajasthan and enter Uttarpradesh, we will head straight to Agra and check into our hotel. Once settled we’ll take a private vehicle to visit one of the 7 wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal. We,ll stay for sunset as this majestic building is absolutely beautiful at dusk. We will then return to our hotel where we will have our farewell dinner and celebration.
DAY 16: HOMEWARD BOUND
AGRA TO NEW DELHI / AIRPORT (approx 220kms – 5hrs)
Today is officially the last day of our adventure and as we wave goodbye to our support crew, a private vehicle will escort us back to the craziness of Delhi where we will check into our hotel. You will have time to freshen up and do some last minute shopping before we transfer you to the International Airport.
Back on home turf you won’t be able to explain the scale of this journey and photographs and videos will fail to do your adventure justice. The memories of this epic adventure will stay with you forever.
We know you’ve had the adventure of a lifetime seeing the incredible sights that Rajasthan and India has to offer and hope to see you again for another mind blowing adventure, Namaste.
You must land in Delhi before 4pm on the 20th October
You will be responsible to obtain your own VISA, travel insurance, and flights.
Airport transfers are included, if you arrive on the 19th or 20th of October. Once we know your arrival details, we'll pick up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. We can lead you in the right direction, if you need any help with acquiring a VISA. READ READ READ your travel insurance policy, as not all insurances will cover motorcycles.
Motorcycle Hire and all fuel is included, but a US$300 deposit will be collected, prior to departure. You will receive this
The itinerary will show all included meals on a day to day basis.