Bullet to the Desert: 14 N / 15 D itinerary
New Delhi - Bharatpur - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Pushkar - Bharatpur
Below is a day-by-day itinerary of the tour. This is how we expect the tour to flow, but as you know adventure happens! Dive in and get excited!
You shall be boarding an bus/train from New Delhi to Bharatpur (ETD 1330 hrs). A 5-6 hour journey will bring you to Bharatpur (ETA 16:30 hrs).
Early morning you can visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park and do some bird watching. Soon after breakfast, we shall be doing a "familiarisation" ride (in an effort to know your bike better, to get familiar with its controls and the riding conditions in India) to Deeg where we also visit the beautiful Palace. The rest of the evening is free for leisure.
It really begins! After breakfast you’ll kick-start your motorcycle tour and head towards Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan.
The day is yours for sightseeing and Jaipur has a lot to offer in that field. A bus coach and an English guide will take you around the most popular spots (0830-1630 hrs).
Leaving Jaipur, you head north-west on the NH-11 towards the Shekhwati region, to the town of Nawalgarh.
Referred to as the "open air art gallery" of Rajasthan, the entire Shekhawati region is dotted with fascinating mansions (havelis) embellished with frescoes & colourfully painted walls. You may either explore the town or use the day for rest/ relaxation. Alternatively, if you are keen to ride, we`ll be organising a short ride in the surrounding region (optional).
Joining the NH-11 again, you`ll head westwards towards the city of Bikaner, one of the famous desert cities of Rajasthan. Bikaner`s spectacular landscape is dominated by the indomitable Junagarh Fort and the red sandstone Lalgarh Palace both of which you`ll visit today. The afternoon can be well utilized to visit the old city.
Today we turn south-westwards on NH-15 and head for Jaisalmer, another beautiful desert town located in the Thar desert. It`s the longest riding day of the tour so deservingly, we`ll be stopping en route at Phalodi, for a lunch as well as to see hundreds of migratory Demoiselle Cranes at the nearby village of Khichan, reaching Jaisalmer just in time to see the sunset behind the "Golden Fort".
The day is yours for visiting the "Living Fort" (yes, its the only fort with a fourth of Jaisalmer`s population living within its walls) and other inquisitively carved mansions which make for some of the most beautiful buildings in the state.
After spending the morning in Jaisalmer, its time to move further into the Thar desert. A couple of hour's ride will bring you to Khuri, a small village amongst sandunes. Accommodation is in comfortable tented camps inclusive of a Camel ride into the Sunset and a cultural program of Rajasthani music & dance.
Continuing eastwards you’ll make your way to Jodhpur, one of the most spectacular destinations in Rajasthan.
The day is yours to visit the places of interest like the Mehrangarh Fort & The Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Leaving Jodhpur, you’ll head north east to Pushkar, a holy town famous for its lake, various ghats and temples spread all around it.
Today, you’ll saddle-up one last time and head back to Bharatpur. Having gone around the best of Rajasthan you’ll be “homing” back to this bird sanctuary. Tonight’s dinner will be a “Farewell” dinner.
Today, it’ll be time to say good-bye to the Royal Enfields & Rajasthan. After breakfast, you’ll be boarding a bus coach for the last leg of this journey. However, first stop of the day will be the city of Agra where you will see the most spectacular of the monuments on this tour, The Taj Mahal. From Agra you shall proceed to New Delhi (ETA 1700 hrs). If you’ve purchased a “Farewell” add-on you’ll be transferred to our partner hotel where your accommodation has been arranged.
- 14 nights twin share accommodation (double-bed rooms or tents)
- English-speaking ride leader & support crew
- Breakfast & Dinners
- Experienced motorcycle mechanics
- Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI rental motorcycle (including fuel)
- Local sight-seeing (at selected locations)
- Comfortable support vehicle with driver (for luggage, gear & occasional passengers)
- AC Coach/Train transfers between New Delhi & Bharatpur (including visit to Taj Majal)
- Transfers to/from Airports/Railway stations (can be included as an add-on)
- Travel insurance policy covering use of motorcycle
- Motorcycle damage deposit or damage waiver (optional)
- All Lunches, drinks / beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
- Vaccinations and personal medication
- Visa fee for India and Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature such as laundry, tips, gifts, telephone or fax services, emergency evacuation costs, fines.
- Entry fees and camera fees for museums, forts, temples, monuments and other such places
- Anything not explicitly mentioned in the "What`s Included" section
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Daytime temperatures on our Rajasthan tours will be in the high twenties and low thirties. However, the temperature can plunge in the late night/early mornings (below 10°C). Thunderstorms are possible so it is advised to bring water-proofs. All Rajasthan tours start and end in New Delhi. The temperature range in winter in New Delhi is 16°C to 21°C. Night time temperatures average 2-8°C. Packing list: *On all our tours the space on the support vehicles is limited. Hence, we request that you limit your baggage to 25 KG.
- Driver’s license*
- International Driving Permit
- Travel insurance**
- Protective Riding Gloves
- Riding boots
- Riding jacket & pants
- Rain suit
- Riding goggles
- Eye drops
- Insect repellent
- Ear Plugs