Motorcycle Safari in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is a large and colourful state and has immense variety by way of landscape- from deserts to forests to hills. Our trips begin from Jaipur. For our bike tours we're using 350 cc single cylinder Royal Enfield bikes. This is an old English bike but is still manufactured in India and is unarguably the best bike for Indian roads.
A typical itinerary would involve riding for about 3 to 4 hours every morning (150 to 200 km). We would explore the town after lunch, and the evenings are free to relax. Custom designed itineraries can be built around your specific areas of interest and the time available to you. At the very minimum you would need a week to get a fair feel of the region; you could even spend a month! Two sample itineraries are below.
Day 1: Jaipur and Samode village
We'll pick you up from your hotel or on arrival at Jaipur airport. You'll be introduced to the support team for the safari and test drive the motorcycles. A short tour to Samode village about 40 km away will acquaint you with your machine. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 2: Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur and Ranthambore National Park (200 km)
Kick off to a roaring start on your trip. At the national park, hop into a jeep for a safari through the jungle. Ranthambore is a beautiful forest, and tiger sightings are high here, so hopefully you'll get lucky! Spend the night at the charming Castle Jhoomar Baori, perched on a hill with a great view of the jungle and the surrounding Aravalli hills.
Day 3: Sawai Madhopur - Bundi (145 km)
Bundi is a typical Rajasthani town built around a picturesque lake with traditional houses known as havelis. Overnight Bundi.
Day 4: Bundi - Chittorgarh (150 km)
You'll have a guided tour of this legendary walled city-fort this afternoon. Overnight Chittorgarh.
Day 5: Chittorgarh - Udaipur (110 km)
An afternoon tour- with a boat ride- of the romantic Rajput city built around the picturesque Lake Pichola. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 6: Udaipur - Mount Abu (200 km)
Mount Abu is a beautiful hill retreat, over 1200 metres above sea level. It's also famous for its exotic Jain temples carved in white marble. Overnight Mount Abu.
Day 7: Mount Abu - Kumbhalgarh (170 km)
Kumbhalgarh is a spectacular place up in the Aravalli Hills, with a majestic fort, from where the view is unbeatable. Nearby, Ranakpur (30 km) also has a stunning temple complex, including 1,444 intricately carved pillars, no two of which are carved the same. Overnight Kumbhalgarh.
Day 8: Kumbhalgarh - Pushkar (230 km)
A longish ride to the lakeside town of Pushkar, a very holy city for Hindus, and the site of the world-famous annual Pushkar Fair. (Dates for the fair in 2014 are 30th Oct - 6th Nov). Overnight Pushkar.
Day 9: Pushkar - Jaipur (150 km)
Visit the historic town of Ajmer enroute and return to Jaipur, where this tour ends.
Prices start from 1000$ per person for a minimum group of 4 motorcycles with single riders. Charges for an accompanying pillion rider start from $650.
Booking & Cancellation Policy
- Meet and assist at arrival and departure
- 08 nights' accommodation with breakfast and taxes
- Personal Royal Enfield Bullet for your riding pleasure as per itinerary
- Support staff for route facilitation and emergencies
- Guided city tours as per itinerary
- Jungle safari at Ranthambore
- Boat ride on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
- Meals other than breakfast
- Fuel charges
- Personal expenses like telephone calls, laundry, beverages, etc
- Entrances and camera fees at monuments
- Tips and gratuities to guides and hotel staff
- Government Service Tax @ 4.5%
It's always advisable to arrive a few days in advance of your tour. This is to get over your jet lag if you come in from afar and acclimatize yourself to India- the climate, roads and people. Plus you can get in some sightseeing. Jaipur itself is full of experiences- forts, bazaars, museums, ancient observatories...
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