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Classic Rajasthan Motorcycle Tour

15 days With 10 Motorcycle Days Motorcycle Tours

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Number of participants: 4-16 Participants

Requirements: 3 von 10

This tour does not have any high challenges regarding technical driving. The mostly small village roads are well developed and mostly asphalted.
However, we require a safe and experienced driving style. In India, the most important rule is to drive with open eyes and react quickly - there is little adhered to traffic rules here. Attention: Left-hand traffic!

Translated, “Rajasthan” means the land of kings and truly royal is our two-week Royal Enfield journey through the desert state. Mighty fortresses, colorful markets and sacred temples are on our program as we ride the bikes through the vast Rajasthanl. It goes on small side roads across the rough Aravili 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 of interest in Rajasthan. Every now and then a whole day is available for sightseeing and for some variety in the program, for example a jeep safari in the national park for spotting tigers, as well as a small tour on the camel in the dunes near Jaisalmers.

This journey is accompanied by Yuvraj.

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 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 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 drive 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 drive 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 drive 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 drive 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.

included services:

  • all accommodations in a double room with breakfast and dinner (minimum three stars)
  • 500 CC Royal Enfield with petrol and toll
  • Accompanying vehicle
  • Mechanics and spare parts
  • all entry fees (national park, mentioned sights)
  • Transfers
  • Refreshments during the rides (water, small sacks, juice, fruit)
  • Guide

non-included services:

  • International flight
  • Lunch (approx 3-5 €/day)
  • Visa (approx. 20 €)
  • Beverages/Alcoholic Beverages

Fixed dates:

13.02-27.02.2021

09.10-23.10.2021

2400 €, Pillion 1900 €

Also possible as a private trip from 4 participants from October to March

from 4 participants Euro 2800, Pillion Euro 2300

from 6 participants Euro 2500, Pillion – Euro 2050

from 8 participants 2400 Pillion – Euro 1900

Of course, a motorcycle driving licence 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.

Travelling with a passenger is possible for a lower travel price. Please ask a question for this.

Housing 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.

Meals

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.

What is the climate like in Rajasthan?

In Rajasthan there are three seasons: the cold season is from October to March, where “cold” must be seen relatively. we are still in warm India. Here it is usually pleasant during the day around 20°-25° C, in the evening it can cool down. Warm clothing should also be in the suitcase.

From April to June it gets really hot up to over 45° C and from July to September the rainy monsoon season prevails. Our trips take place exclusively from October to March.

What language is spoken in India?

The official national languages are English and Hindi. In addition, there are numerous regional national languages, all of which differ in word and writing, and there are also over a hundred dialects.

Is there a time difference?

Yes, there are: India versus Germany (CET) + 4.5 hours, during European daylight saving time it is + 3.5 hours.

Notes on money/currency:

The local currency rupee may not be entered or exported. Travellers wishing to import more than 5000 cash or traveller’s cheques must indicate this on the currency declaration form you receive upon your entry. We recommend taking euros with you. It is easily possible to exchange money in hotels or banks and bureaux de change, with the exchange rate being uniform. It is recommended to keep the receipt to ensure a return at the airport. International credit cards are accepted by most hotels in major cities and tourist centres.

Notes on “additional costs” and tipping:

For the drinks and lunch not included the travel price you should calculate about 10-15 € per day.

Tips are a voluntary service, which everyone should decide for themselves. Please note, however, that tipping is common in many cultures and is an important part of income due to the relatively low wage level. As a rule of thumb, 5-10% of the invoice amount is appropriate. India is a travel country where a tip is expected for each service. Be it the luggage carrier, the service staff in the restaurant and hotel, for the toilet or the rickshaw ride.

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.

What equipment should you think of?

  • Passport
  • Printing of the electronic tourist visa (e-TV)
  • Cash/EC card/credit card
  • Photocopies of the most important documents (keep separate from originals). Send a copy via PDF to your own email in advance.
  • Travel
  • Day backpack (approx. 25l volume if possible with integrated rain cover)
  • Motorcycle clothing and helmet
  • light and airy clothing (short trousers, tshirts, shirts, sandals)
  • Long trousers and sweater/jacket (for the evening and/or rooms with air conditioning)
  • Handkerchiefs (possibly also wet handkerchiefs for body hygiene)
  • Photo equipment do not forget.
  • Field cutter/remote glass if necessary
  • bathing suits, bath towel
  • Sunprotection and headgear (cap, hat or headscarf, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Travel pharmacy, first aid kit, possibly personal medications, insect repellent
  • Due to different socket types, we recommend taking an international adapter set with you.

Vaccination instructions:

There are no vaccination regulations for direct entry from Germany. The Foreign Office recommends checking the standard vaccinations when travelling to India. These include vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio, mumps, measles, rubella and influenza, as well as pneumococci.

Vaccinations against hepatitis A and typhoid, long-term stays or special hazards are also recommended for travel vaccinations against hepatitis B, rabies, meningococcal meningitis ACWY and Japanese encephalitis.

Please keep in mind that vaccination regulations may change in the short term. In addition to the family doctor, individual information is also provided by the health offices or tropical institutes.

For more information, visit www.auswaertiges-amt.de orwww.crm.de