Rajasthan - Maharaja & Taj Mahal Ride - Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi (Arrival in India)
Most of flights arrive around midnight and on your arrival in India, Motorcycle Expeditions representative will meet & greet you at the airport IGIA, and (Indira Gandhi International Airport). Transfer with a private bus or taxi to your hotel accommodation in New Delhi for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi – Shekhawati-Mandawa (316mtrs: 250 Kms/ 5 Hrs.)
After breakfast straight drive to Mandawa. On arrival in Mandawa, check into the heritage hotel and in the afternoon you will be introduced by our Royal Enfield Motorcycle. Check your Motorcycle and enjoy the ride around Mandawa, Explore the village & interact with villagers, visit some impressive “Havelis” the coloured palaces and colourful streets are full of painting exhibition, Overnight in Hotel at Mandawa.
Day 03: Shekhawati-Mandawa – Bikaner (226mtrs: 190 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs.)
After breakfast ride toward Bikaner, today we’ll ride deep into the desert; Bikaner is located in the Thar Desert. As we visit its fortress and crowded streets, including Junagarh Fort which is richly decorated with mirror work, paintings and outstanding stone carvings, the architectural brilliance of the fort is worth seeing. Later ride continues to Jaisalmer you will be fascinated by the enormity of population and its overwhelming liveliness, Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04: Bikaner -Jaisalmer (225mtrs: 320 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs.)
We will Ride along the highway on our Enfield motorbikes to Jaisalmer; an old caravan city. Sand dunes stretch across the Northern Thar Desert. We'll take mostly-paved military road to the desert fortress of Jaisalmer, to this day a dream from 1,001 Nights. We’ll visit the fortress with its impregnable city walls, the palatial houses of merchants and princes, bustling bazaars and winding alleyways of the old city. A mouth-watering dinner buffet will await us in our palace hotel at the end of the day, overnight at the Hotel.
Day 05: Jaisalmer (225mtrs)
After breakfast, start your sightseeing of Jaisalmer including the old town of Jaisalmer& visit Jaisalmer Fort, built in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisal. Perched on 80m high hill, housing the entire township within its ramparts, it is the only "Living Fort" in India. Later visit beautifully sculptured Jain Temples of the 12th-15th century & after that visit magnificent Patwon Ki Haveli in the heart of the town & it is virtually the showpiece of Jaisalmer legendary architectural richness. Evening back to hotel for night stay.
Day 06: Jaisalmer-Desert Ride, Camel Ride (225mtrs: 100kms/2-3 Hrs.).
Heading further into the Thar Desert, we’ll saddle up our Enfield first thing in the morning and take a military road westwards to the remote Sand oasis. There we'll change to a different mode of transport. We’ll spend the next four hours amid the sand dunes riding ships of the desert. From our Sunset Point, we’ll experience the magical glitter of the fortress of Jaisalmer in the distance and the golden glow of the surrounding desert. Evening back to the camp, overnight and dinner will be in the comfortable camp in the middle of sand dunes, overnight in the fixed deluxe tents.
Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (231mtrs: 300 kms/ 6-7 Hrs.)
After a stunning night in the desert, today we’ll have early morning breakfast, since we have a long but beautiful road to ride. Therefore riders will have early morning wake-up and have to start on time. We head east toward Jodhpur, the "blue city" of Brahmins (good roads for the last 100km). Jodhpur is one the most wonderful city of Rajasthan, A living museum of colourful Rajasthan. Evening we’ll have time to stroll around the town and if you are passionate photographers? Jodhpur will never disappoint you; beautiful, charming faces will keep your cameras and fingers busy unless you don’t realise that your camera card need to be changed. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 08: Jodhpur – Ghanerao (380mtrs: 150 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs.)
After breakfast in the morning, we will visit some “must visit the highlights of Jodhpur, gaping in amazement at its historical Mehrangarh Fort and its gorgeous Umaid Bhawan Palace and catching a glimpse of life in Jodhpur while walking in the bustling, colourful, narrow alleys. In the afternoon, we head south to the ancient Mewar kingdom, overnight in the hotel.
Day 09: Ghanerao – Udaipur (600mtrs: 170 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs.)
This is wonderful riding day; we will have at short visit at Ranakpur to visit its famous Jain temples impressive white colour structure is well known for Jain pilgrimage. Splendour of Jainism, (one of the most known religion in India was founded by Mahavira) after visit we’ll negotiate the small hills of Aravalli Mounts, we reach the Venice of the East, "Udaipur" built around Pichola Lake. The ancient capital of the Mewari region, Udaipur is known as the “Kashmir of Rajasthan desert, known for its dense forest and lakes as well as for its lush green surroundings.
Aravalli Mounts are scattered around 700 km range, stretching from Gujarat to Delhi. Its south west part, in Mewari province, is the highest, reaching up to 2000mtr. The countryside of Udaipur is most amazing part to discover. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur – Jojawar (638mtrs: 160 Kms/ 5 Hrs.)
After breakfast on the road again, towards Khumbalagarh fortress, (Great wall of India) having said that Kumbalghar fort is surrounded by the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China. There are around 360 temples within the complex of Fort. Out of all temples, the Shiva Temple is very famous and possesses a gigantic “Shivalinga”. But the major attraction of the region is its wild life sanctuary. Lush green, deep dense forests were once the favourite spots for Maharaja’s tiger hunting adventure. After the visit of Kumbalghar, we head to the city of Jojawar in the North. We negotiate the Aravalli hills to reach the wide semi-arid plains of the Marwari region, Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 11: Jojawar – Pushkar (500mtrs: 200 Kms/ 7 Hrs.)
After breakfast on the road again, we ride toward Pushkar, a small and very important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Built around a holy lake, Town has the only temple dedicated to Brahma (the universe creator and connoisseur of Vedas). it is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the Shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation. it is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) held in November; you probably don’t need to visit any Indian museum after Pushkar visit; it is a museum in itself. It has also been one of those Hippies halt in India during 60s. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Pushkar – Jaipur (432mtrs: 170 Kms/ 5 -6Hrs.)
After breakfast we saddle up and ride our road to Jaipur, we take good tar four lain road to Jaipur, Leaving Pushkar behind now we entre to JAIPUR synonym of “Pink City” this City of victory was the 3rd capital of Mugol Empire. The Most Precious Gem of Jaipur: Amer Fort When we talk about the Jaipur then it is not possible that we could ignore the Amer fort. It is most beautiful fort and the pride of Jaipur “Amer”
The pink city Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. You will have free afternoon to visit the "pink city". Overnight stay at the hotel; Jaipur is known for its palaces, its jewellers the city was built in 1727, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. One of the wealthiest cities of Historic India, today Jaipur is a beautiful and vibrant the fusion of modern times and ancient Indian culture. From Camel/Elephant/Horse rides to posh cars, Jaipur gives a true picture of the princely state of Rajasthan, Overnight in the hotel.
Day 13: Jaipur – Ranthambore (350mtrs: 150 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs.)
Morning after breakfast, We make a morning visit to Amber fort and then ride a few kilometres up north of Jaipur before taking small roads to the countryside fort of Kesroli. It’s a village situated around 12 km from Alwar district of Rajasthan. The place is one of the ideal getaways from Delhi. Continue ride to Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park, once a princely game conserve is the scene where the celebrated Indian tigers are best seen. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve lies on the junction of Aravalli and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan. It sprawls over a varying and undulating landscape. The scenery changes dramatically from gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to the sharp and conical hills of the Aravalli. A tenth century fort also blends amicably with the background. Pure sands of Dhok (Anogeissus pendula) interspersed with grasslands at the plateaus; meadows in valleys and luxuriant foliage around the canals make the jungle. Three big lakes – Padam Talab (meaning Lake), Malik Talab and Raj Bagh – are similar turquoises studded in the vast forest that abounds with aquatic vegetation including duckweeds, lilies and lotus. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Ranthambore – Agra (171mtrs: 256 Kms/ 5 Hrs.)
After breakfast, you will have last ride of the tour, on the way we’ll have lunch somewhere in the local restaurant and continuously ride to Agra. By afternoon, we’ll visit legendry INDO_MUGAL (the 7th wonder of the world) The Taj Mahal, we highly recommend you to visit the white lotus monument by evening to enjoy the sunset. After having visited Taj Mahal ride back to the hotel, overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Agra -New Delhi –Airport (225kms/ 5-6Hrs.)
On this last day of trip, we return to the hustle and bustle of Delhi in a private vehicle. Transport to the hotel. Rest/shower at the hotel, afternoon a short walk to the centre of Delhi or Delhi Hat or a Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi, evening you will have transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Fly back toward your destination. We hope that you will have enjoyed the motorcycle journey with us in the country of Maharajas.
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