Royal Rajasthan

Summary

PRICE (TWIN SHARING)

SOLO RIDER £3360
PILLION £3150
SUV PASSENGER £3045
SINGLE OCCUPANCY (+) £630
BOOKING AMOUNT £500

DATES : 18/11/2018 – 01/12/2018

DURATION : 13 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS : 10 DAYS

DISTANCE : 1600 KMS (APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL : MODERATE/TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

JAIPUR – HERITAGE, FORT, CUISINE

PUSHKAR – CAMEL FAIR

UDAIPUR – LAKE, FORT, PALACE

RANTHAMBORE – TIGER RESERVE

BHANGARH – HAUNTED FORT

PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

SOLO RIDER  £3360

PILLION  £3150

SUV PASSENGER  £3045

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £630

BOOKING AMOUNT : £500

jodhpur-2
We start our  India motorcycle road trip in Delhi. 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 in Gurugram, the glitzy suburban city in the National Capital Region, and preparing for the ride ahead. Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels while leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world. At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction. Jaipur earned the sobriquet of Pink City after Jai Singh’s descendant Ram Singh, painted the city in gerua to welcome the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1876. For the want of a name for the color (gerua is closer to ochre than pink) the British called it pink and the name stuck. The sacred Pushkar Lake resounds with the chants and hymns from the 400 blue colored temples located on its banks. Pushkar, the stop on our Day 4 of the expedition, is also called ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, because of the flower farming in and around the city. The annual Pushkar Fair, which is held in November, is a major crowd puller and we will be riding right into the middle of this extravagantly colourful and lively jamboree. It also has one of the world’s few Brahma temples. With 52 bathing ghats and 400 milky-blue temples, the town often hums with puja (prayers), generating an episodic soundtrack of chanting, drums and gongs, and devotional songs. Day 5, and a 220 kms ride on our Royal Enfield motorcycles find us at the ramparts of Mighty Mehrangarh, the muscular fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur. Around Mehrangarh’s base, the old city, a jumble of brahmin-blue cubes, stretches out to the 10km-long, 16th-century city wall. Jodhpur is also known as the ‘Sun City’ thanks to the bright and sunny weather all year round and the 'Blue City, because of the large cluster of houses painted in blue around the fort. We move on to the western slopes of the Aravalli Hills, riding 160 kms southwards to the village of Ranakpur which hosts one of India’s biggest and most important Jain temple complexes.This beautiful, serene place is renowned for some amazingly carved Jain temples constructed in amber stone around the year 1439 AD. The village also makes a great base for exploring the impressive Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary or for taking a day trip to visit the fort at Kumbhalgarh. On Day 7 of our India road trip adventure, we cover a short distance of 100 kms to reach Udaipur. Beside the shimmering Lake Pichola, with the ochre and purple ridges of the wooded Aravalli Hills stretching away in every direction, Udaipur has a romantic setting unmatched in Rajasthan and arguably in all India. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow, crooked, timeless streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charms. Udaipur’s tag of ‘the most romantic spot on the continent of India’ was first applied in 1829 by Colonel James Tod. It has several nicknames – City of Lakes and Venice of the East being the most popular. Day 8 sees us riding another relatively short distance of 120 kms to reach Chittorgarh which is the largest fort complex in India, and a fascinating place to explore. It rises from the plains like a huge rock island, nearly 6km long and surrounded on all sides by 150m-plus cliffs. Its history epitomises Rajput romanticism, chivalry and tragedy. Standing atop a 180 m high hill, the fort has 22 water bodies, palaces, towers and temples and is spread over 700 acres. The fort is one of the strongest forts in India. Our next halt, on Day 9, is a captivating town with narrow lanes of brahmin-blue houses, lakes, hills, bazaars, and a temple at every turn. Bundi is dominated by a fantastical palace of faded parchment cupolas and loggias rising from the hillside above the town. The most prominent attraction of the city is Taragarh fort. Built in 1354, the fort is known for its huge canon, the Garbh Gujam. There are 50 stepwells in Bundi which were built around 1699 for the public. We ride 150 kms north-east from Bundi on Day 10, to reach Ranthambore National Park. This national park contains 1334 sq km of wild jungle scrub hemmed in by rocky ridges, and is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. At its centre is the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, and scattered nearby are ancient temples and mosques and crocodile-infested lakes. Ranthambore National Park has done rather well in conservation of tigers, who are accustomed to human presence making it one of the best places to photograph tigers. After a day of well desrved rest in the Ranthambore tiger reserve, our next destination is the quaint and bizarre place called Bhangarh. This deserted, well-preserved and notoriously haunted city was founded in 1631 by Madho Singh. It had 10,000 dwellings, but was suddenly deserted about 300 years ago for reasons that remain mysterious. 0n our final day of the India motorcycle road trip, we once again complete our circular journey and reach Delhi to fly out the next day.
Day 1 : 18/11/18 : Arrival in New Delhi. Transfer by coach to Gurugram. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 19/11/18 : Gurugram - Jaipur. 220 Kms.
Day 3 : 20/11/18 : Rest day in Jaipur.
Day 4 : 21/11/18 : Jaipur - Pushkar. 180 Kms.
Day 5 : 22/11/18 : Pushkar - Jodhpur. 220 Kms.
Day 6 : 23/11/18 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur. 160 Kms.
Day 7 : 24/11/18 : Ranakpur - Udaipur. 100 Kms.
Day 8 : 25/11/18 : Udaipur - Chittorgarh. 120 Kms.
Day 9 : 26/11/18 : Chittorgarh - Bundi. 190 Kms.
Day 10 : 27/11/18 : Bundi - Ranthambore. 150 Kms.
Day 11 : 28/11/18 : Rest day in Ranthambore.
Day 12 : 29/11/18 : Ranthambore - Bhangarh. 140 Kms.
Day 13 : 30/11/18 : Bhangarh - Gurugram. 210 Kms.
Day 14 : 01/12/18 : Departure from New Delhi.
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
jodhpur-2

Summary

DATES : 18/11/2018 – 01/12/2018

DURATION : 13 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS : 10 DAYS

DISTANCE : 1600 KMS (APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL : MODERATE/TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

JAIPUR – HERITAGE, FORT, CUISINE

PUSHKAR – CAMEL FAIR

UDAIPUR – LAKE, FORT, PALACE

RANTHAMBORE – TIGER RESERVE

BHANGARH – HAUNTED FORT

PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

SOLO RIDER – £3360

PILLION – £3150

SUV PASSENGER – £3045

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £630

BOOKING AMOUNT : £500

We start our India motorcycle road trip in Delhi. 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 in Gurugram, the glitzy suburban city in the National Capital Region, and preparing for the ride ahead. Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels while leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world. At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction. Jaipur earned the sobriquet of Pink City after Jai Singh’s descendant Ram Singh, painted the city in gerua to welcome the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1876. For the want of a name for the color (gerua is closer to ochre than pink) the British called it pink and the name stuck. The sacred Pushkar Lake resounds with the chants and hymns from the 400 blue colored temples located on its banks. Pushkar, the stop on our Day 4 of the expedition, is also called ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, because of the flower farming in and around the city. The annual Pushkar Fair, which is held in November, is a major crowd puller and we will be riding right into the middle of this extravagantly colourful and lively jamboree. It also has one of the world’s few Brahma temples. With 52 bathing ghats and 400 milky-blue temples, the town often hums with puja (prayers), generating an episodic soundtrack of chanting, drums and gongs, and devotional songs. Day 5, and a 220 kms ride on our Royal Enfield motorcycles find us at the ramparts of Mighty Mehrangarh, the muscular fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur. Around Mehrangarh’s base, the old city, a jumble of brahmin-blue cubes, stretches out to the 10km-long, 16th-century city wall. Jodhpur is also known as the ‘Sun City’ thanks to the bright and sunny weather all year round and the 'Blue City, because of the large cluster of houses painted in blue around the fort. We move on to the western slopes of the Aravalli Hills, riding 160 kms southwards to the village of Ranakpur which hosts one of India’s biggest and most important Jain temple complexes.This beautiful, serene place is renowned for some amazingly carved Jain temples constructed in amber stone around the year 1439 AD. The village also makes a great base for exploring the impressive Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary or for taking a day trip to visit the fort at Kumbhalgarh. On Day 7 of our India road trip adventure, we cover a short distance of 100 kms to reach Udaipur. Beside the shimmering Lake Pichola, with the ochre and purple ridges of the wooded Aravalli Hills stretching away in every direction, Udaipur has a romantic setting unmatched in Rajasthan and arguably in all India. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow, crooked, timeless streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charms. Udaipur’s tag of ‘the most romantic spot on the continent of India’ was first applied in 1829 by Colonel James Tod. It has several nicknames – City of Lakes and Venice of the East being the most popular. Day 8 sees us riding another relatively short distance of 120 kms to reach Chittorgarh which is the largest fort complex in India, and a fascinating place to explore. It rises from the plains like a huge rock island, nearly 6km long and surrounded on all sides by 150m-plus cliffs. Its history epitomises Rajput romanticism, chivalry and tragedy. Standing atop a 180 m high hill, the fort has 22 water bodies, palaces, towers and temples and is spread over 700 acres. The fort is one of the strongest forts in India. Our next halt, on Day 9, is a captivating town with narrow lanes of brahmin-blue houses, lakes, hills, bazaars, and a temple at every turn. Bundi is dominated by a fantastical palace of faded parchment cupolas and loggias rising from the hillside above the town. The most prominent attraction of the city is Taragarh fort. Built in 1354, the fort is known for its huge canon, the Garbh Gujam. There are 50 stepwells in Bundi which were built around 1699 for the public. We ride 150 kms north-east from Bundi on Day 10, to reach Ranthambore National Park. This national park contains 1334 sq km of wild jungle scrub hemmed in by rocky ridges, and is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. At its centre is the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, and scattered nearby are ancient temples and mosques and crocodile-infested lakes. Ranthambore National Park has done rather well in conservation of tigers, who are accustomed to human presence making it one of the best places to photograph tigers. After a day of well desrved rest in the Ranthambore tiger reserve, our next destination is the quaint and bizarre place called Bhangarh. This deserted, well-preserved and notoriously haunted city was founded in 1631 by Madho Singh. It had 10,000 dwellings, but was suddenly deserted about 300 years ago for reasons that remain mysterious. On our final day of the India motorcycle road trip, we once again complete our circular journey and reach Delhi to fly out the next day.
Day 1 : 18/11/18 : Arrival in New Delhi. Transfer by coach to Gurugram. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 19/11/18 : Gurugram - Jaipur. 220 Kms.
Day 3 : 20/11/18 : Rest day in Jaipur.
Day 4 : 21/11/18 : Jaipur - Pushkar. 180 Kms.
Day 5 : 22/11/18 : Pushkar - Jodhpur. 220 Kms.
Day 6 : 23/11/18 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur. 160 Kms.
Day 7 : 24/11/18 : Ranakpur - Udaipur. 100 Kms.
Day 8 : 25/11/18 : Udaipur - Chittorgarh. 120 Kms.
Day 9 : 26/11/18 : Chittorgarh - Bundi. 190 Kms.
Day 10 : 27/11/18 : Bundi - Ranthambore. 150 Kms.
Day 11 : 28/11/18 : Rest day in Ranthambore.
Day 12 : 29/11/18 : Ranthambore - Bhangarh. 140 Kms.
Day 13 : 30/11/18 : Bhangarh - Gurugram. 210 Kms.
Day 14 : 01/12/18 : Departure from New Delhi.
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