Forts, Lakes & Tigers: 14 N / 15 D Itinerary
New Delhi - Bharatpur - Jaipur - Nawalgarh - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Bundi - Ranthambhore
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 a bus from New Delhi to Bharatpur. A 5-6 hour journey will bring you to Bharatpur (ETA 14:30 hrs). Followed by a ride briefing. The famous bird sanctuary next door can be visited in the early hours next morning.
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. A guided tour to the town shall be organized late afternoon.
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 Lallgarh Palace both of which may be visited later in the day.
After breakfast, you’ll saddle-up again for a 250 Km ride to the city of Jodhpur. Today our route turns south as travel along the edge of the Thar desert into the Marwar region of Rajasthan.
The day is yours to visit the places of interest like the impressive Mehrangarh Fort, the spectacular Umaid Bhawan Palace or the bazaars around the clock tower.
After Breakfast it`ll be time to bid adieu to “the blue city” and take your journey further south towards Ranakpur, a small town located in a wooded valley on the western side of the Aravali range, famous for the white marble Jain temple with intricate carvings. Your final destination today will be a small village of Kelwara situated 6 KM from Kumbhalgarh.
The Mewar fortress of Kumbhalgarh is a remarkable battlement surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, home to a very large variety of wild life, some of which are highly endangered species. This impregnable fort fell only once to the combined forces of four kingdoms including Emperor Akbar. After visiting the Kumbhalgarh Fort you`ll be proceeding to Udaipur, the city of lakes.
Udaipur, a tourists delight as it is, will most likely have you spending the entire day visiting all it has to offer. The evening will be a great time to absorb the stunning views of the “Pichola Lake” from the sunset point or one of the numerous roof-top restaurants lining the “ghats” around the lake and reminiscing the past few days after you left Bharatpur, as the sun sets.
Heading north-east from Udaipur, you first stop today will be the spectacular fort of Chittorgarh, one of the most romantic of Rajasthan’s fortifications. After a visit to the Fort, you’ll ride further 40km to Castle Bijaipur, now a heritage hotel and your destination of the day. The village of Bijaipur has a wonderful setting and just a walk through the lanes & alleys can be quite an experience, specially if you are someone keen to observe a typical Indian village lifestyle.
About 150 Km north-east of Bijaipur lies the quaint town of Bundi. Site of yet another impressive fort, the Taragarh, it is also known particularly for its architectural note seen in its ornate forts, palaces, and step-well reservoirs known as "baoris".
Today`s destination lies further north-east of Bundi and is home to the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, Ranthambhore was formerly the hunting grounds for the Maharajahs of Jaipur before Indian independence. Ranthambhore, now a Project Tiger reserve since 1973, is also home to other major wild animals including the leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, chital and a variety of birds & reptiles.
After an early morning safari into the National park, today you’ll saddle-up one last time and head back to Bharatpur. Having gone a full circle around 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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Also take a look at the itineraries of our other tours in the region -
A 2-week motorcycle tour of Rajasthan which takes you all the to the western most corner of the state and right to the edge of The Thar Desert and to the “living fort” city of Jaisalmer. Besides the capital city of Jaipur and Jodhpur, the itinerary covers some wonderful small towns & villages as you meander through this “melting pot” of India’s history & culture. All our tours finish with a visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal !
Another 2-week itinerary of Rajasthan which touches both the North as well as South of the state.
From Bikaner on the north Western corner to the beautiful lake city of Udaipur, it has a bit of both “marwar” and “mewar” regions of this “Kingdom” state of India (not leaving out Jaipur & Jodhpur). Experienced best from the saddle of your Royal Enfield. Finish the tour with a visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal !
This 3-week motorcycle tour of Rajasthan does it all. From the north western corner to Jaisalmer and from Udaipur to the Tiger reserve of Ranthambhore, you travel Maharaja style on your Royal Enfield through this “Royal” state. The itinerary brings together wonderful riding, experience the history & culture, food, music & dance. Immerse yourself in India. Finish the tour with a visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal !
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