Days of the Raj 1

Summary

PRICE (TWIN SHARING)

SOLO RIDER £1470
PILLION £1365
SUV PASSENGER £1260
SINGLE OCCUPANCY (+) £210
BOOKING AMOUNT £250

DATES: 27/10/2018 – 03/11/2018

DURATION: 7 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 7 DAYS

DISTANCE: 980 KMS(APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL: MODERATE/TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

DELHI

PARWANOO

MASHOBRA

BAROG

MUSSOORIE

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Delhi straddles two worlds: the old constantly attempting to come to terms with the new. Old Delhi, once the capital of Mughal India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi built by the British comprises spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. Our first day is spent relaxing and preparing for the ride ahead.  Snow-clad for the major part of the year, our 270 km ride mostly on the Grand Trunk road to Parwanoo on Day 2 is an escape into nature where almost every aspect of the natural surroundings of the region has a story to narrate. Adding an even special touch to the surroundings of this beautiful are the various orchards and fruit farms. Parwanoo is located 30 km north of Chandigarh and is known for its beautiful orchards. With apples and peaches grown in plenty, the fields of this small town seem dressed up in peach and red hues. The verdant cover of pine and fir trees along with pleasant weather make this small town at the foothills of the scenic Trikuta mountains, a refreshing halt.  Day 3 sees us riding 100km up in the Himalayas to Mashobra, a quaint hill station that possesses a magical aura, and all those who visit it fall under its spell. It was also one of the favourite leisure retreats of the British, and their legacy is strongly evident here even today. Mashobra’s claim to fame is the fact that it is one of the retreats of the President of India. Mashobra boasts of gorgeous views, rich forests and blissful weather the whole year round. The town is known for its old world charm and has grand houses named after fruits and flowers. Barog, our next stop, has emerged as a popular destination due to its picturesque setting among the beautiful snow-capped peaks. A village named after British engineer called Barog who was to construct a tunnel alongside the railway track. But due to some miscalculations, certain things went wrong with the construction. Barog was fined an amount of 1 Rupee by the British government. Unable to withstand the humiliation, Barog committed suicide. He was buried near the incomplete tunnel. Soon another tunnel was built by H.S. Harrington, Chief Engineer in Railways at that time. This tunnel is the longest of the 103 operational tunnels on the route of the Shimla-Kalka Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Barog station is immediately after the tunnel. Barog tunnel is the straightest tunnel in the World.  Our Day 5 ride of 80 km takes us to Nahan, a town in the lower Himalayas. Away from the buzzing crowd of the city, among the lofty Shivalik range overlooking lush green fields, dirt free roads and clean streets, this small hill station serves as an ideal holiday destination. The quaint town is dotted with gardens, temples and a manmade lake. It is also the location of the Indian Army Special Forces Training School. It was the capital of the former princely state of Sirmaur. Nearby attractions include the Renuka Ji Lake.  Mussoorie, which we reach on Day 6 of our motorcycle tour, with its green hills, varied flora and fauna and a view of the Himalayas, is one of Uttarakhand’s most popular hill stations and is often called the Queen of the Hills. Established by the British in 1823, Mussoorie became hugely popular with the Raj set. The ghosts of that era linger on in the architecture of the churches, libraries, hotels and summer palaces. Riding down the hills and back to New Delhi, we halt at Karnal on Day 7 and on Day 8 ride a comfortable 125 km on the dual-carriageway to complete our India Motorcycle road trip.
Day 1 : 27/10/18 : Arrival in New Delhi. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 28/10/18 : Delhi - Parwanoo. 270 km.
Day 3 : 29/10/18 : Parwanoo - Mashobra. 100 km.
Day 4 : 30/10/18 : Mashobra - Barog. 70 km.
Day 5 : 31/10/18 : Barog - Nahan. 80 km.
Day 6 : 01/11/18 : Nahan - Mussoorie. 125 km.
Day 7 : 02/11/18 : Mussoorie - Karnal. 210 km.
Day 8 : 03/11/18 : Karnal - Delhi. 125 km. Departure from Delhi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • Third party insurance for the motorcycles.
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, spares, medical kit and other essentials.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
EXCLUSIONS
  •  Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All transfers to and from sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets, guide charges and camera charges.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  4. Travel Insurance Details
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc
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Summary

DATES: 27/10/2018 – 03/11/2018

DURATION: 7 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 7 DAYS

DISTANCE: 980 KMS(APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL: MODERATE/TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

DELHI

PARWANOO

MASHOBRA

BAROG

MUSSOORIE

PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

SOLO RIDER  £1470

PILLION  £1420

SUV PASSENGER  £1370

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £210

BOOKING AMOUNT   £250

Delhi straddles two worlds: the old constantly attempting to come to terms with the new. Old Delhi, once the capital of Mughal India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi built by the British comprises spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. Our first day is spent relaxing and preparing for the ride ahead. Snow-clad for the major part of the year, our 270 km ride mostly on the Grand Trunk road to Parwanoo on Day 2 is an escape into nature where almost every aspect of the natural surroundings of the region has a story to narrate. Adding an even special touch to the surroundings of this beautiful are the various orchards and fruit farms. Parwanoo is located 30 km north of Chandigarh and is known for its beautiful orchards. With apples and peaches grown in plenty, the fields of this small town seem dressed up in peach and red hues. The verdant cover of pine and fir trees along with pleasant weather make this small town at the foothills of the scenic Trikuta mountains, a refreshing halt. Day 3 sees us riding 100km up in the Himalayas to Mashobra, a quaint hill station that possesses a magical aura, and all those who visit it fall under its spell. It was also one of the favourite leisure retreats of the British, and their legacy is strongly evident here even today. Mashobra’s claim to fame is the fact that it is one of the retreats of the President of India. Mashobra boasts of gorgeous views, rich forests and blissful weather the whole year round. The town is known for its old world charm and has grand houses named after fruits and flowers. Barog, our next stop, has emerged as a popular destination due to its picturesque setting among the beautiful snow-capped peaks. A village named after British engineer called Barog who was to construct a tunnel alongside the railway track. But due to some miscalculations, certain things went wrong with the construction. Barog was fined an amount of 1 Rupee by the British government. Unable to withstand the humiliation, Barog committed suicide. He was buried near the incomplete tunnel. Soon another tunnel was built by H.S. Harrington, Chief Engineer in Railways at that time. This tunnel is the longest of the 103 operational tunnels on the route of the Shimla-Kalka Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Barog station is immediately after the tunnel. Barog tunnel is the straightest tunnel in the World. Our Day 5 ride of 80 km takes us to Nahan, a town in the lower Himalayas. Away from the buzzing crowd of the city, among the lofty Shivalik range overlooking lush green fields, dirt free roads and clean streets, this small hill station serves as an ideal holiday destination. The quaint town is dotted with gardens, temples and a manmade lake. It is also the location of the Indian Army Special Forces Training School. It was the capital of the former princely state of Sirmaur. Nearby attractions include the Renuka Ji Lake. Mussoorie, which we reach on Day 6 of our motorcycle tour, with its green hills, varied flora and fauna and a view of the Himalayas, is one of Uttarakhand’s most popular hill stations and is often called the Queen of the Hills. Established by the British in 1823, Mussoorie became hugely popular with the Raj set. The ghosts of that era linger on in the architecture of the churches, libraries, hotels and summer palaces. Riding down the hills and back to New Delhi, we halt at Karnal on Day 7 and on Day 8 ride a comfortable 125 km on the dual-carriageway to complete our India Motorcycle road trip.
Day 1 : 27/10/18 : Arrival in New Delhi. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 28/10/18 : Delhi - Parwanoo. 270 km.
Day 3 : 29/10/18 : Parwanoo - Mashobra. 100 km.
Day 4 : 30/10/18 : Mashobra - Barog. 70 km.
Day 5 : 31/10/18 : Barog - Nahan. 80 km.
Day 6 : 01/11/18 : Nahan - Mussoorie. 125 km.
Day 7 : 02/11/18 : Mussoorie - Karnal. 210 km.
Day 8 : 03/11/18 : Karnal - Delhi. 125 km. Departure from Delhi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • Third party insurance for the motorcycles.
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, spares, medical kit and other essentials.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
EXCLUSIONS
  •  Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All transfers to and from sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets, guide charges and camera charges.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  4. Travel Insurance Details
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc