The Great Indian Ride - Itinerary
Day 01: Delhi to Srinagar
Arrive Delhi and board a connecting flight to Srinagar, transfer with taxi to your hotel and in the afternoon you will be introduced by our Royal Enfield Motorcycle. Check your Motorcycle and enjoy the ride around Dal Lake, Overnight at House Boat in Srinagar.
Day 02: Srinagar to Kargil (2676mtrs: 204 kms/ 8-9 Hrs.)
Leave early morning and ride through the thickly forested Sonmarg and onwards to cross Zoji la Pass (3529 meters / 11645 feet. Visit the Kargil War Memorial at Drass. You can also view the infamous war peaks of Tiger Hill, situated on the banks of river Suru at a height of 9,000 feet & reach Kargil by evening, overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kargil to Leh (3500mtrs: 220 kms/ 9 Hrs.)
After breakfast, start the breath-taking ride towards Leh over the barren terrain via Namik-La (3760m) and Fotu-La Pass (4147m). Enroute visit Lamayuru& Alchi monastery, Overnight at Leh.
Day 04: Leh to Khardungla Pass (5602mtrs: 78 kms/ 4-5 Hrs.)
Today we ride to Khardung la pass. This is the world’s highest motor-able road – the Khardung pass at a thrilling 5602 meters height and 39 km from Leh!! After noon Free, visit to market, or by foot visit Shanti Stupa a good view of Leh town & relax, Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Leh to Tso Kar (4595mtrs: 140 Kms, 7 - 8 hours)
Having a good time in Leh, it’s time to run your bike to familiar road i.e. towards Sarchu. On the way there is a place named Tso-Kar village near to Tso-Kar Lake. After a beautiful ride and memory we bring from Highest Motorable Road and from Leh town are unforgettable. Evening reach to Tso-Kar and enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake, overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Tsokar to Jispa (3320mtrs: 221kms/8-9 Hrs.) Lachulang la pass 5,060 mtrs (16,602 feet) Baralacha pass 4890 meters.
Today we climb up to the Lachlung pass at 5,060 meters. Lachlung, Once over the pass you’ll enjoy the winding ‘switchbacks’ known as the Gata Loops all the way down to Sarchu. We stop in Bharatpur to have a chai before we tackle the Baralacha pass, pure bliss ride of bad roads! Streams to cross and dirt tracks navigate all the way up to Jispa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Jispa to Manali (2050mtrs: 135kms/6 -7 Hrs.) including the Rohtang pass 3980 meters
Today is a short but pure bliss ride of bad roads! We’ll stop at kokhsar for showing our documents, same time will take our chai (tea) and after check post again ride our bike on rough road just one curve down to the Rohtang pass from the side of Lahaul spiti valley, reaching on the Rohtang top (pile of souls) and can get the scenic view of vast kullu valley and having lunch break at Marhi before descending to the lush green valley, riding on the bank of sparkling Beas River and finally you will be in Manali, Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Manali
As it’s the last and rest day of this high Himalayan adventure ride in “The Great Indian Ride”, we will visit some touristic destination surrounding manali like Hidimba temple, vashisth (hot water spring) or you may have full day rest, Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Manali to Dharamshala (1457mtrs: 240 kms/ 6-7 Hrs.)
Today morning after breakfast We take left bank road of Beas River through Jagatsukh, Naggar castle till Bhuntar, enter in a narrow valley of aut & follow nice bending road till Mandi. And then to Dharamshala en route visiting Baijnath Temple (A Historical Temple of Shiva), Palampur Tea Estate and Tea Garden, Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Dharamshala to Shimla (2205mtrs: 250 kms/ 7-8 Hrs.)
Descend once more to the plains, down the Kangra Valley, visit Kangra Fort and Bajdeshwari temple Road slowly climbs up from Bilaspur town till Shimla. A favourite Place of the British Raj, Shimla had one of the most picturesque sites of all the hill stations in northern India, Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Shimla to Rishikesh (372mtrs: 270 kms/ 8-9 Hrs.)
Early morning start ride from Shimla and visit Hindu Temples on the top of the hill, Ride down the hills to the Plains & here it starts mess in traffic, shouting & loud honks but now we have to concentrate more on our riding until we reach to the important pilgrimage town of Rishikesh. Early evening the daily Aarti prayer ceremony takes place- thousands of tiny oil lamps are lit and set adrift on the waters of the Holy River Ganges, Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Rishikesh
Rishikesh has something of a magnet for spiritual seekers from the west and to a lesser extent to Hindu pilgrims; Rishikesh has a relaxed vibe and you can relax at the bank of Ganga River, Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Rishikesh to New Delhi (216mtrs: 240 kms/ 6-7 Hrs.)
Early morning ride start to negotiate the traffic but it is full of hustle & bustle, you are meditating, focusing on road; eyes are wide open because that’s the ultimate test of ride. When you enter in Delhi Town then it’s easier because there is discipline traffic rules followers, overnight at hotel.
Option III starts from Delhi
Day 14: New Delhi
After breakfast in hotel proceed on a tour of the capital city by car. The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, and Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: New Delhi to Agra (171mtrs: 220 Kms/ 6 Hrs.)
After breakfast ride to Agra on a nice four lane road. On arrival at Agra, check into the hotel. Afternoon, visit the Agra Red Fort and later take a ride to Taj Mahal to see the monument during the sunset, overnight at hotel.
For the riders, those who are willing to stop their ride with any reason; we will transfer them to Delhi by private car. And in evening, we’ll transfer in appropriate time to airport. Option II Services ends at the airport.
Day 16: Agra to Jhansi (285mtrs: 230 Kms/ 6 Hrs.)
After check out from hotel in Agra proceeds our bike tour towards Jhansi. Visit the Jhansi Fort and Rani Mahal, overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Jhansi to Khajurao (257mtrs: 180 Kms/ 5 Hrs.)
The world famous Khajurao temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunsth Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples, overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Khajurao to Kanha national park (430 kms/ 9 Hrs.)
After breakfast proceeds our Royal Enfield Bike towards Kanha national park. Drive through forests and tribal villages, overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Kanha national park visit.
The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955. This is one of Asia’s largest parks. Studded with grassy meadows and rivers, it is a wild country home to a variety of wildlife. The magnificent gaur is one of the main attractions and with a large population of tigers, created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hard ground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction. Stringent conservation programs for the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora, makes Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia. Arrive and check in to the cottages.
Day 20: Kanha National Park to Nagpur (310mtrs: 262 kms/ 6 Hrs.)
After one whole day in Kanha national park, we ride down to the orange city. Nagpur is located at the exact centre of the Indian Peninsula. The city has a Zero Mile stone locating the geographical centre of India, which was used by the British to measure all distances within the Indian-subcontinent, overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Nagpur to Hyderabad (505mtrs: 501 kms/ 9-10 Hrs.)
Early morning check out from hotel and start our bike toward Hyderabad (was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading centre, and it continues to be known as the City of Pearls). On the way we will take our breakfast and break for couple of hours. And then again starts our bike. We will reach to the hotel till afternoon and then fully rest, overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Hyderabad to Hampi (467mtrs: 369 kms/ 7-8 Hrs.)
In morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and Ride towards Hampi. Hampi; the once beautiful capital city of Vijaynagar Empire was greater than Rome and had palaces; Hampi ruins spread over an area of more than 26 sq. kms. Its monuments- like its centuries- old patience & wisdom- most is savoured bit by bit, Overnight at hotel.
Day 23: Hampi
Morning we make a short trip to Hampi (01 hrs), also known as 'The Fort of Victory - Vijaynagar', situated on the banks of the river Tungabhadra in the region of Bellary, is a vast site of Monuments and ruins, a mute witness to an era of glories, triumphs and tragedies. The ruins of Hampi are so majestic and imposing that they leave the visitor totally dumbfounded, awestruck and humbled. Visit the Virupaksha Temple, rises majestically at the western end of a 670m long street that was once the famous Hampi bazaar. This is the only temple at Hampi that is still used for worship. The most splendid monument of Hampi is undoubtedly The Vittbala Temple Complex. The 56 pillars in the main hall produce musical notes when struck. Hampi is full of such surprises. After sightseen will be back to Hotel and free time to explore the market, Overnight at hotel.
Day 24: Hampi to Bangalore (920mtrs: 341kms/ 9 Hrs.)
Today after breakfast and check out from hotel we leave towards Bangalore. After relaxation, take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Lal Baugh - One of the many gardens in the city; it derives its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Overnight at hotel.
Day 25: Bangalore to Ooty (2240mtrs: 265 kms/ 7-8 Hrs.)
After reaching at Ooty check in to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. If time permits, you may visit the Ooty Lake. Besides these, there are various viewpoints like Kodanadu and Dodabetta Peak is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623 meters. Provided the day is clear, one can see as far as the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore plateau, overnight at hotel.
Day 26: Ooty
Morning proceed for half day tour of the Botanical Gardens and the Museum with the numerous varieties of ornamental trees and plants is an attraction for all tourists, One can see the best profiles of nature, each embedded with a distinctive grandeur. It's the majestic waterfalls, never-ending forests, and beautiful tea gardens, lush green meadows, placid lake, manicured golf courses that are really spellbinding. The Eastern Ghats are mighty and attractive while the Western Ghats have wooded loveliness. Nature unfolds itself in and around Ooty in a countless of profiles, Overnight at hotel.
Day 27: Ooty to Thekkedy periyar (1337mtrs: 347 kms/ 9 Hrs.)
On this Riding day we ride the bikes maximum on the hilly part between the tea orchards. We will pass through Munnar which is famous for tea plantation. Ride the bikes to the foot of the southern mountainous region or to Periyar, on arrival in periyar, after reaching periyar if we’ll have enough time then we will take a boat ride over the Periyar Lake to watch the animals that come to the lake “the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary”, the sanctuary has a sizeable population of wild boars, sambars, wild dogs, monkeys, wild elephants, gaur and wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. The visit is done in a boat at Periyar lake to view animals with a bit of extra luck we may be able to see the rare tiger as well. Return to the hotel for dinner, overnight at hotel.
Day 28: Thekkedy Periyar to Alleepy (151 kms/ 5 Hrs.)
The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppy by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way, Overnight at the houseboat.
Day 29: Alleepy to kanya Kumari (235 kms/ 6- 7 hours)
Ride towards Cape Camorin also known as Kanya Kumari, this place is at the tail tip end of India, one can see the 3 seas meet over here (Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean & Bay of Bengal) on arrival visit Kumari Amman Devi Temple, Vivekananda Rock & Ashram, Overnight at hotel.
Day 30: Kanya Kumari to Varkala beach (135km/4 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceeds towards Varkala. Varkala is a small seaside town in Kerala, has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since the 12th Century. To this day, the eight-hundred year old Janardhana Temple remains a popular pilgrimage spot. Varkala is also blessed with an unspoilt, golden beach, lapped by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Also visit the English Fort constructed in 1695 A.D. by the English 'East India Company', which play an important role in the war of Mysore in 18th century. Also have an option to go for body therapy over there, overnight at hotel.
Day 31: Varkala
Day on Leisure and will explore the beach and surrounding places. Today we will enjoy the farewell dinner and night stay in the hotel.
Day 32: Depart to Trivandrum international airport ( 49 kms/1-2 Hrs)
In appropriate time transfer you to the airport to catch your flight to your onward destination.
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