The Land of Kings: 14 N / 15 D Itinerary
New Delhi - Bharatpur - Sariska - Nawalgarh - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Jaipur - 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/express train from New Delhi to Bharatpur (ETD 1330 hrs). A 5-6 hour journey will bring you to Bharatpur (ETA 16:30 hrs). The famous bird sanctuary next door can be visited in the early hours of the next morning before you set off on your motorbikes.
It really begins! Soon after breakfast, you`ll start your motorcycle tour and head towards Sariska, near the famous Wildlife reserve. This area was a hunting preserve of the Alwar state and it was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955. It was given the status of a tiger reserve making it a part of India’s Project Tiger in 1978. A safari in the park (next morning) will give you the opportunity to spot some wildlife and if lucky, even a Tiger.
Leaving Sariska, you keep heading north-west towards the Shekhwati region, to the town of Nawalgarh.
Joining the NH-11 again, you’ll head westwards towards the city of Bikaner, one of the famous cities of Rajasthan, right at the edge of the Thar desert. Bikaner’s landscape is dominated by the indomitable Junagarh Fort and the red sandstone Lalgarh Palace.
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.
Heading north of Bijaipur, you will be riding on some district roads through rural Rajasthan to reach Pachewar Garh, a more than 300 years old ancestral Castle, in the middle of a typical rural Rajasthan setting.
After a relaxing morning at the castle and a late start today, you’ll head towards Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan.
The day is yours for sightseeing. The capital city of Rajasthan, 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).
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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Also take a look at the itineraries of our other tours in the region -
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Third of our 2-week itineraries, this motorcycle tour of Rajasthan combines both North western and South eastern parts of the state. Ride to the edge of the desert in Bikaner, turn south through the spectacular Mehrangarh of Jodhpur, the beautiful Lake city of Udaipur & historic Bundi to arrive at the Tiger reserve of Ranthambhore. 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