"Rajasthan" translated means the land of kings and truly royal is also our two-week Royal Enfield journey through the desert state.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||€2,400.00 $2,669.90 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€1,900.00 $2,113.67 ?|
|Also possible as a private trip from 4 participants from October to March|
|from 4 participants: per rider in shared twin/double room||€2,800.00 $3,114.88 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€2,300.00 $2,558.65 ?|
|from 6 participants: per rider in shared twin/double room||€2,500.00 $2,781.14 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€2,050.00 $2,280.54 ?|
|from 8 participants: per rider in shared twin/double room||€2,400.00 $2,669.90 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€1,900.00 $2,113.67 ?|
|All accommodations in a double room with breakfast and dinner (minimum three stars)|
|German speaking guide (from 6 participants), please inquire for English speaking tour guide|
|500 CC Royal Enfield with petrol and toll|
|Mechanics and spare parts|
|All entry fees (national park, mentioned sights)|
|Refreshments during the rides (water, small snacks, juice, fruit)|
|Everything that is not listed under services|
|Visa (about 20 €)|
|Lunch (approx. 3-5 €/day)|
|Number of participants: from 4 persons|
|Requirements: This tour does not have any high challenges regarding technical riding. The mostly small village roads are well developed and mostly asphalted. However, we require a safe and experienced riding style. In India, the most important rule is to ride with open eyes and react quickly – there is little adhered to traffic rules here. Attention: Left-hand traffic!|
|Of course, a motorcycle driving license is necessary – usually the International Driving License, which can be applied for free of charge with the German authorities. Larger repair costs in case of self-inflicted debt must be borne by the participants. We recommend taking your own motorcycle clothes as well as your own helmet.|
|We stay in beautiful and well-kept hotels of the upper category with air conditioning. Laundry services, Wi-Fi and restaurants are available in all units. Breakfast and dinner are included in our itinerary. twice we stay in so-called luxury camps. Here there are tents with a real bed and bathroom in the middle of nature.|
|Smaller snacks and water are offered by us during the rides. For lunch we stop at suitable restaurants where a la carte can be ordered.|
|How to get there: The journey to Delhi takes place independently on the first day of travel. Please contact us before booking your flight so that we can arrange the exact dates in advance. Airport transfers are included. The flight to Jaipur will take place together in the whole group.|
|Notes on “additional costs” and tipping: For the drinks and lunch not included the travel price you should calculate about 10-15 € per day. Here is a detailed orientation. Menus often include a surcharge indicated as a service batch. However, the waiters usually see little of this. An additional tip of 5-10% is appropriate. Porters, drivers and guides also expect tipping. For racks 20-30 Rs per bag is attached, for maids 20-30 Rs per day. Your tour guide will be happy to advise you.|
|Tip: Talk to your fellow travellers. It has often been proven that one of the group gives a reasonable tip on behalf of the whole group (e.g. for the tour guide and driver). Experience has shown that each traveller will receive a tip of around 60 € for the entire trip. But: Tips are voluntary and please communicate with each other on site how you want to deal with it.|
|Vaccination instructions: There are no vaccination regulations for direct entry from Germany. The Foreign Office recommends checking the standard vaccinations when travelling to India.|
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Mighty fortresses, colorful markets and sacred temples are on our program as we ride the bikes through the vast Rajasthan. It goes on small side roads across the rough Aravali Mountains and through the wide desert Tharr to the green Ranthambore National Park. We pass small villages and fields of sugar cane, corn and millet. From our motorcycles, we experience the real life of the Rajasthan people up close. Again and again, there is the opportunity for smaller and bigger stops when we visit schools, drink a chai in the bazaar or observe the unique wildlife.
The program is varied and includes all the places worth seeing in Rajasthan. From time to time a whole day is available for sightseeing and for some variety in the program there is a jeep safari in the national park to spot tigers, as well as a small tour on camels in the dunes near Jaisalmers.
Day 1 Departure from home and arrival in Delhi
The flight to Delhi is independent. You will be picked up at the airport by our transfer service and taken to the hotel. This is where the group meets.
Day 2 Drive to Jaipur and afternoon sightseeing
We take the Mini Bus in the early morning to Jaipur. In the bus we can already get an idea of Indian traffic. Later we have enough time to visit the “Pink City”. We visit the Amber Fort, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of the Winds. There is also a vegetable market and the Tigerfort on the programme. From up here we enjoy the view of the capital Rajasthan and a delicious Indian dinner.
Day 3 Jaipur-Mandawa (170 km)
A small transfer just outside the city – we want to take it a bit softer at the beginning – and then we finally go to our Royal Enfields. We let it go quietly and start in the Shekawathi region to the Haveli city of Mandawa. Havelis are old manor houses and are still in wonderful condition here in Mandawa. The city was founded in the middle of the 18th century and is dominated by a mighty fort.
Day 4 Mandawa- Bikaner (190 km)
Today we go to the desert country and during our journey the landscape changes become clear. Bikaner, founded in 1488, is characterized by sand dunes, red sandstone forts, havelis, Indian sweets and the nearby famous rat temple. There are 25,000 rats living in the Karni Mata temple- because here they are sacred.
Day 5 Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 km)
It is a long ride to the Golden City of Jaisalmer. On the way we stop for lunch in Keechan. Near this village, thousands of cranes migrate from Mongolia during the winter season. At the end we reach our destination, which shines in the setting sun.
Day 6 Jaisalmer-Kuldhara- Sam Dunes (50 km)
The ruler Rawal Jaisal founded the city of Jaislamer in 1156, so it has its name. The special thing about this city: it is located in the fort itself! In the morning we use the Unesco World Heritage Site with its palace and the Jain temples to visit. In the afternoon we climb on our bullets and it goes into the desert. Before we climb the camels and ride to our luxurious camp in the dunes, we visit the cursed ghost town of Kuldhara.
Day 7 Sam Dunes -Osian- Jodhpur (290 km)
A short return and continue on a fast asphalt road towards Jodhpur. On the way we stop briefly for lunch in Osian and also visit the famous Satia Mata temple. In Jodhpur itself, it is important to meander through a few narrow streets until we reach our hotel.
The afternoon is free. You can take a walk through the blue city or visit the fort.
Jodhpur is known as a blue city because the houses of the old town are painted in blue color. Blue is the color of the Brahman caste, it is supposed to have a cooling effect and contains a protection against mosquitoes.
The magnificent Mehrangahr Fort rises above the city.
Day 8 Jodhpur-Kumbhalgarh (180 km)
Only a few Kilometers outside is probably the only motorcycle temple in the world,which we of course will visit. We continue on small village roads towards the Araveli Mountains. The terrain becomes increasingly hilly until we reach our destination Kumbhalgarh – another impressive fort.
Day 9 Kumbahlgarh -Ranakpur- Udaipur (110 km)
Probably one of the most beautiful routes, that leads us first to the impressive Jain temples and then on to the city of lakes “Udaipur”. The landscape becomes noticeably greener and we ride through the most diverse plantations and fields.
Day 10 Udaipur
“Udaipur” – the most romantic city in India has a lot to offer and we use the day off the motorcycle to get a taste of some culture and Indian history: a great market, a visit to the city palace and a boat trip on Lake Pichola are part of today’s program.
Day 11 Udaipur-Chittorgahr- Bundi (280 km)
We leave the hilly mountains and ride through the Rajasthan ian lowlands with its many small lakes. On the way we stop in Chittorgahr – the fort of the Meward dynasty has the second-longest wall in the world! In the evening we reach the nice town of Bundi.
Day 12 Bundi- Rantahmbore (150 km)
A quiet ride through small villages until we reach the Tiger Nature Reserve Ranthambore. In the afternoon we go on a jeep safari in the hope of spotting one of the tigers. We end the evening in our camp by the campfire.
Day 13 Ranthambore-Barathpur (210 km)
On our last stage with the motorcycles we enjoy the Rajasthan landscape once again to the fullest. Barathpur is a bird reserve that we visit in the afternoon.
Day 14 Barathpur-Agra-Delhi (approx. 6 hours in vehicle)
Today we change from a two-wheeler to an air-conditioned car to visit another highlight on this tour: We go to Agra to the Taj Mahal. A tour of northern India is probably not complete without a visit to the symbol of love. Then we continue to Delhi.
Day 15 Delhi Departure
Depending on the time of departure, leisure time in Delhi is on the agenda today. On a walk you can explore Old Delhi, the many bazaars invite you to shop or simply enjoy another chai at Connaught Square.