Mumbai Magic

Summary

PRICE (TWIN SHARING)

SOLO RIDER £2415
PILLION £2205
SUV PASSENGER £2100
SINGLE OCCUPANCY (+) £420
BOOKING AMOUNT £500

DATES : 13/01/2019 – 26/01/2019

DURATION : 13 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS : 10 DAYS

DISTANCE : 1700 KMS (APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL : MODERATE/TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

MUMBAI – COSMOPOLITAN, NIGHTLIFE

NASIK : VINEYARDS

MAHABALESHWAR : WESTERN GHATS

HAMPI : MAJESTIC RUINS

GOA – BEACHES, NIGHTLIFE

PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

SOLO RIDER  £2415

PILLION  £2205

SUV PASSENGER  £2100

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £420

BOOKING AMOUNT : £500

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We start our India motorcycle road trip in the 'city of dreams' Mumbai. Mumbai is the largest city of India and also the entertainment and financial capital. Before Mumbai became the city that it is now, it was a collection of seven islands. It was given to the British by the Portuguese as dowry when Charles II married Catherine of Braganza, daughter of King John IV of Portugal. The British made Mumbai an important port since it already had a natural harbor but it rose to its richness during the American Civil War when cotton supplies were completely stopped from America to Britain. Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is full of dreamers and hard-labourers, starlets and gangsters, stray dogs and exotic birds, artists and servants, fisherfolk and crorepatis (millionaires), and lots and lots of people. It has India’s most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums (as well as the world’s most expensive home) and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone. The heart of the city contains some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet but explore a little more and you’ll uncover unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife. On Day 2 of our road expedition, we ride 180 kms north-east on our Royal Enfield motorcycles to reach Nashik. This large provincial city’s old quarter has some intriguing wooden architecture, interesting temples and some huge bathing ghats. The city is noticeably cleaner, better maintained and greener than many Indian cities of its size. As Indian wine continues its coming of age, Nashik's growth potential as a wine tourism destination is wide open. India's best wines are produced locally and an afternoon touring the gorgeous vineyards in the countryside surrounding the city is a great reason to point your nose in Nashik's direction. Every 12 years Nashik plays host to the grand Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering on Earth (the last one was in 2015, the next one in 2027). Day 3 and a 220 kms ride southwards takes us to Pune, which is known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Retaining its historic past and embracing modernity at the same time, the city has come a long way from being a pensioners' paradise. Often called the Oxford of the East thanks to the presence of several reputed educational institutions, Pune is home to the National Defence Academy, the elite training school for the armed forces as well as the Film and Television Institute of India. Pune is also home to the Osho International Meditation Ashram as well as the headquarters of the Iyengar Yoga Institute. Famous for adventure activities like camping, rappelling and paragliding, Pune sees many adventure junkies flocking the city at all times. Day 5 takes us to Mahabaleshwar. Once a summer capital under the British, today the best thing about the hill station of Mahabaleshwar (1327m) is the jaw-dropping mountain scenery on the road to get there. As the summer capital of the Bombay Presidency during the British Raj, its colonial past is reflected in its architecture. The British-built mansions, cottages and bungalows around the town only add to the overall charm of the city. Mahabaleshwar is also famous for its strawberry gardens and honey. Ratnagiri, a port on the Arabian Sea coast, and famous for its Hāpus (Alphonso) mangoes, is our stop on Day 6. And Day 7 of our Royal India motorcycle tour takes us to Amboli, a hill station in south Maharashtra. At an altitude of 690 m it is the last hill station before the coastal highlands of Goa. Amboli lies in the Sahayadri hills of Western India, one of the world's "Eco Hot-Spots" and it abounds in flora and fauna. Day 9 of our amazing India road trip brings us to the majestic ruins and the surreal landscape of Hampi. Lonely Planet describes it as a fantasy world of rocks and ruins. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over kilometres of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations and paddy fields. The austere and grandiose site of Hampi comprises mainly of the remnants of the capital city of Vijayanagara Empire (14th-16th Cent CE), the last great Hindu Kingdom. Hampi’s spectacular setting is dominated by river Tungabhadra, craggy hill ranges and open plains. After a day of rest and rejuvenation at Hampi, we encounter the longest ride of our road trip (240 kms), to reach the adventure hub of Karnataka, Dandeli, on the banks of the River Kali. It is also an ideal place to unwind amidst natural beauty, some 1,551 ft above sea level. It is one of the top white-water rafting destinations in India. Kayaking, canoeing and water rafting on the Kali River will make you hanker for the tranquil, sun-kissed beaches of Goa which is our final destination as we bring our expedition to a fitting end, after a fortnight of exhilarating adventure on our Royal India motorcycle road trip.
Day 1 : 13/01/18 : Arrival in Mumbai. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 14/01/18 : Mumbai - Nashik. 180 Kms.
Day 3 : 15/01/18 : Nashik - Pune. 220 Kms.
Day 4 : 16/01/18 : Pune - Lavasa. 60 Kms.
Day 5 : 17/01/18 : Lavasa - Mahabaleshwar. 170 Kms.
Day 6 : 18/01/18 : Mahabaleshwar - Ratnagiri. 200 Kms.
Day 7 : 19/01/18 : Ratnagiri - Amboli. 210 Kms.
Day 8 : 20/01/18 : Amboli - Hubballi. 170 Kms.
Day 9 : 21/01/18 : Hubballi - Hampi. 170 Kms.
Day 10 : 22/01/18 : Rest day in Hampi.
Day 11 : 23/01/18 : Hampi - Dandeli. 240 Kms.
Day 12 : 24/01/18 : Dandeli - Goa. 130 Kms.
Day 13 : 25/01/18 : Rest day in Goa.
Day 14 : 26/01/18 : Departure from Goa.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All transfers including Airport transfers, sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • 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.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets and guide charges (excluding camera charges).
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanics and trained paramedic.
  • 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 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 : 13/01/2019 – 26/01/2019

DURATION : 13 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS : 10 DAYS

DISTANCE : 1700 KMS (APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL : MODERATE/TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

MUMBAI – COSMOPOLITAN, NIGHTLIFE

NASIK : VINEYARDS

MAHABALESHWAR : WESTERN GHATS

HAMPI : MAJESTIC RUINS

GOA – BEACHES, NIGHTLIFE

PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

SOLO RIDER – £2415

PILLION – £2205

SUV PASSENGER – £2100

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £420

BOOKING AMOUNT : £500

We start our India motorcycle road trip in the 'city of dreams' Mumbai. Mumbai is the largest city of India and also the entertainment and financial capital. Before Mumbai became the city that it is now, it was a collection of seven islands. It was given to the British by the Portuguese as dowry when Charles II married Catherine of Braganza, daughter of King John IV of Portugal. The British made Mumbai an important port since it already had a natural harbor but it rose to its richness during the American Civil War when cotton supplies were completely stopped from America to Britain. Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is full of dreamers and hard-labourers, starlets and gangsters, stray dogs and exotic birds, artists and servants, fisherfolk and crorepatis (millionaires), and lots and lots of people. It has India’s most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums (as well as the world’s most expensive home) and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone. The heart of the city contains some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet but explore a little more and you’ll uncover unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife. On Day 2 of our road expedition, we ride 180 kms north-east on our Royal Enfield motorcycles to reach Nashik. This large provincial city’s old quarter has some intriguing wooden architecture, interesting temples and some huge bathing ghats. The city is noticeably cleaner, better maintained and greener than many Indian cities of its size. As Indian wine continues its coming of age, Nashik's growth potential as a wine tourism destination is wide open. India's best wines are produced locally and an afternoon touring the gorgeous vineyards in the countryside surrounding the city is a great reason to point your nose in Nashik's direction. Every 12 years Nashik plays host to the grand Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering on Earth (the last one was in 2015, the next one in 2027). Day 3 and a 220 kms ride southwards takes us to Pune, which is known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Retaining its historic past and embracing modernity at the same time, the city has come a long way from being a pensioners' paradise. Often called the Oxford of the East thanks to the presence of several reputed educational institutions, Pune is home to the National Defence Academy, the elite training school for the armed forces as well as the Film and Television Institute of India. Pune is also home to the Osho International Meditation Ashram as well as the headquarters of the Iyengar Yoga Institute. Famous for adventure activities like camping, rappelling and paragliding, Pune sees many adventure junkies flocking the city at all times. Day 5 takes us to Mahabaleshwar. Once a summer capital under the British, today the best thing about the hill station of Mahabaleshwar (1327m) is the jaw-dropping mountain scenery on the road to get there. As the summer capital of the Bombay Presidency during the British Raj, its colonial past is reflected in its architecture. The British-built mansions, cottages and bungalows around the town only add to the overall charm of the city. Mahabaleshwar is also famous for its strawberry gardens and honey. Ratnagiri, a port on the Arabian Sea coast, and famous for its Hāpus (Alphonso) mangoes, is our stop on Day 6. And Day 7 of our Royal India motorcycle tour takes us to Amboli, a hill station in south Maharashtra. At an altitude of 690 m it is the last hill station before the coastal highlands of Goa. Amboli lies in the Sahayadri hills of Western India, one of the world's "Eco Hot-Spots" and it abounds in flora and fauna. Day 9 of our amazing India road trip brings us to the majestic ruins and the surreal landscape of Hampi. Lonely Planet describes it as a fantasy world of rocks and ruins. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over kilometres of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations and paddy fields. The austere and grandiose site of Hampi comprises mainly of the remnants of the capital city of Vijayanagara Empire (14th-16th Cent CE), the last great Hindu Kingdom. Hampi’s spectacular setting is dominated by river Tungabhadra, craggy hill ranges and open plains. After a day of rest and rejuvenation at Hampi, we encounter the longest ride of our road trip (240 kms), to reach the adventure hub of Karnataka, Dandeli, on the banks of the River Kali. It is also an ideal place to unwind amidst natural beauty, some 1,551 ft above sea level. It is one of the top white-water rafting destinations in India. Kayaking, canoeing and water rafting on the Kali River will make you hanker for the tranquil, sun-kissed beaches of Goa which is our final destination as we bring our expedition to a fitting end, after a fortnight of exhilarating adventure on our Royal India motorcycle road trip.
Day 1 : 13/01/18 : Arrival in Mumbai. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 14/01/18 : Mumbai - Nashik. 180 Kms.
Day 3 : 15/01/18 : Nashik - Pune. 220 Kms.
Day 4 : 16/01/18 : Pune - Lavasa. 60 Kms.
Day 5 : 17/01/18 : Lavasa - Mahabaleshwar. 170 Kms.
Day 6 : 18/01/18 : Mahabaleshwar - Ratnagiri. 200 Kms.
Day 7 : 19/01/18 : Ratnagiri - Amboli. 210 Kms.
Day 8 : 20/01/18 : Amboli - Hubballi. 170 Kms.
Day 9 : 21/01/18 : Hubballi - Hampi. 170 Kms.
Day 10 : 22/01/18 : Rest day in Hampi.
Day 11 : 23/01/18 : Hampi - Dandeli. 240 Kms.
Day 12 : 24/01/18 : Dandeli - Goa. 130 Kms.
Day 13 : 25/01/18 : Rest day in Goa.
Day 14 : 26/01/18 : Departure from Goa.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All transfers including Airport transfers, sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • 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.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets and guide charges (excluding camera charges).
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanics and trained paramedic.
  • 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 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