The Majestic Maharaja Tour: 21 N / 22 D Itinerary
New Delhi - Bharatpur - Jaipur - Nawalgarh - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Bundi - Ranthambhore
|Departing||Returning||Available||Price per rider||Price rider + pillion||Price single room|
|6th Feb 2023||27th Feb 2023||Available||₹279000 INR||₹481500 INR||₹54000 INR|
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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.
On the edge of the Thar desert, Bikaner has a an imposing fort in the center of the town, a red sandstone palace called Lallgarh as well as "one of it's kind" National Research Center on Camels (actually, Dromedaries)
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), a small lake (Gadi sagar) 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 or the bazaars in the old town 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 next two days visiting all it has to offer. The last evening in Udaipur 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 40 KM to Bijaipur, a small hamlet amidst gentle slopes of the surrounding hills.
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. In the afternoon, we`ll also be organizing a ride in the surrounding region through small village roads (optional).
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.
- 21 nights twin share accommodation (double/twin-bed rooms)
- 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 !
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 !
WEATHER 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