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||€2,600.00 $2,892.39 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€2,150.00 $2,391.78 ?|
|all accommodation in 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 entrance fees (national park, mentioned sights)|
|Domestic flight Delhi-Jaipur|
|Refreshments during the trips (water, small bags, juice, fruit)|
|Everything that is not listed under services|
|Visa (about 20 €)|
|meals not mentioned|
|Number of participants: from 4 persons|
|Prices from 4 participants motorcyclist: 2800, pillion/social: 2300|
|Prices from 6 participants motorcyclist: 2500, pillion/social: 2050|
|Prices from 8 participants motorcyclist: 2400, pillion/social: 1900|
|This tour does not pose a great challenge to the technical riding style. The mostly small village streets are well developed and mostly asphalted. However, we assume a safe and experienced driving style. In India, the most important rule is to drive with your eyes open and to react quickly - there is little adherence to traffic regulations here. Attention: left-hand traffic!|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Mighty fortresses, colourful markets and holy temples are on our program as we ride our bikes through the vast Rajasthan from destination to destination. We ride on small side roads through the rugged Aravili Mountains and through the vast Tharr Desert 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 Rajasthani people very closely. There are always opportunities for smaller and larger stops when we visit schools, drink a chai in the bazaar or observe the unique animal world.
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 Germany 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 Flight to Jaipur and sightseeing in the afternoon
We take an early morning flight to Jaipur to have enough time to visit the "Pink City". We visit the Amber Fort, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of Winds. A vegetable market and the Tigerfort are also on the programme. From up here we enjoy the view of the capital of Rajasthan and a delicious Indian dinner.
Day 3 Jaipur-Mandawa (170 km)
A small transfer a little outside the city - we want to take it a little easier in the beginning - and then we finally go to our Royal Enfields. We take it easy and start into the Shekawathi region to the Havelli city of Mandawa. Havelis are old manor houses and are still in a 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 are going into the desert country and during our ride the changes in the landscape become clear. Bikaner, which was founded in 1488 is characterized by sand dunes, red sandstone forts, havelis, Indian sweets and the nearby famous rat temple. In the Karni Mata temple live 25000 rats - because here they are holy.
Day 5 Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 km)
It's 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 this point we reach our destination, which shines in the setting sun.
Day 6 Jaisalmer-Kuldhara- Sam dunes (50 km)
The ruler RawalJaisal founded the city of Jaislamer in 1156, hence its name. The special thing about this city: It is located in the fort itself! In the morning we will visit the Unesco World Heritage Site with its palace and the Jain temples. In the afternoon we get on our bullets and head out into the desert. Before we get on 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 trip and further on a fast asphalt road towards Jodhpur. On the way we stop for lunch in Osian and visit the famous Satia Mata Temple. In Jodhpur itself we have to wind our way through some narrow alleys until we reach our hotel.
The afternoon is at your free disposal. You can take a walk through the blue city or visit the fort.
Jodhpur is known as the blue city as the houses in the old town are painted in blue. Blue is the colour of the Brahman caste, it is said to have a cooling effect and includes protection against mosquitoes.
The magnificent Mehrangahr Fort rises above the city.
Day 8 Jodhpur-Kumbhalgarh (180 km)
Only a few kilometres outside is probably the only motorcycle temple in the world, which we of course visit. Then we ride 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 which leads us first to impressive Jain temples and then on to the city of lakes "Udaipur. The landscape becomes noticeably greener and we ride through a variety of plantations and fields.
Day 10 Udaipur
"Udaipur" - the most romantic city of India has a lot to offer and we use the day off the motorbike to get a taste of culture and Indian history: A great market, a visit to the city palace and a boat tour on the Pichola Lake are part of today's program.
Day 11 Udaipur-Chittorgahr- Bundi (280 km)
We leave the hilly mountain world and ride through the Rajasthanian 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 little town of Bundi.
Day 12 Bundi- Rantahmbore (150 km)
A tranquil ride through small villages until we reach the Ranthambore Tiger Nature Reserve. We go on a jeep safari in the afternoon in the hope of spotting one of the local tigers. We let the evening end in our camp at the campfire.
Day 13 Ranthambore-Barathpur (210 km)
On our last stage with the motorcycles we enjoy the Rajasthanian landscape once again to the full. Barathpur is a bird sanctuary which we visit in the afternoon.
Day 14 Barathpur-Agra-Delhi (approx. 6 hours in vehicle)
Today we change from the two-wheeler to an air-conditioned car to see another highlight of this tour: It goes to Agra to the Taj Mahal. A tour of northern India is probably not complete without a visit to the symbol of love. Afterwards the journey continues to Delhi.
Day 15 Delhi Departure
Depending on the time of departure, leisure time in Delhi is on the program today. On a walk you can explore Old Delhi, the many bazaars invite you to go shopping or just enjoy a Chai at Connaught Square.