DELHI ROUND TRIP
Ride and Discover Rajasthan’s Wildlife – 2022 and 2023 Departure dates:
10 to 23 March 2023
Maximum of 8 riders.
Rajasthan is one of India’s most beautiful, culturally and historically significant states. It is one of the best tourist destinations in India. The state is well recognised for its tourism on the world map. Beyond its scenic wonders, Rajasthan is bustling with wildlife. Rajasthan has a beautiful topography, having bright, dense, rich forests, rugged rocky terrains of the Aravali Mountains, and freshwater wetlands offering excellent environmental conditions for varied wildlife.
Rajasthan has many national parks and sanctuaries, so you should consider Rajasthan when considering a Tiger Safari in India. All sanctuaries and national parks boast a wide variety of birds and animals.
For a motorcyclist interested in wildlife and nature, Rajasthan offers a combination of riding the legendary Royal Enfield motorcycle and exploring Rajasthan’s back roads. With stops to experience the thrill of spotting tigers in the jungle beneath the ruins of an ancient fort, tracking leopards over rolling hills, crocodiles and alligators sunbaking. There are many birds and other rare and unique species to discover.
This tour offers the combination of exploring the heritage and wildlife of Rajasthan. We look forward to you contacting us about this tour.
14 Days – Ride and Discover Rajasthan’s Wildlife Summary
Best Time: October to March
Number of Days: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Number of Riding Days: 11 Days
Accommodation: 3 Star and 4 Star
Riding Level Required: Intermediate
Terrain: 85% Tarmac and 15% Gravel
Duration of Ride: Between 5 and 7 hours a day on average
Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 2200 Kilometres / 1370 Miles
Temperature: Nights and early mornings 10ºc to 15ºc / Daytime 20º C to 30º C
Places visited along the Tour:
Ride and Discover Rajasthan’s Wildlife Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi’s airport; our local representative will personally meet you outside the exit gate of the arrival terminal. To help you recognise them, they will be holding a placard of your name. You will be transferred to your hotel in preparation for your tour.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi to Sariska – Drive 130 kilometres, then ride 110 kilometres (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you are driven for 2 hours to your Motorcycle Tour starting point; here, you will find your Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle ready for you, and the Road Captain will explain the rules of driving in India and how to best handle your Royal Enfield motorcycle. You start your ride towards Sariska via country roads. Sariska Tiger Reserve is more than just a reserve containing tigers and leopards. Sariska Park is home to numerous carnivores, including wild dogs, jungle cats, hyenas, jackals, leopards and tigers. They feed on an abundance of herbivorous species such as sambar, nilgai, chausingha, chital, wild boar and langur. On arrival in Sariska, you will check into the Sariska Palace Hotel. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a Jungle Safari by open Jeep.
Overnight stay in the Sariska Palace Hotel.
Day 3: Sariska to Ranthambhore – Ride 200 kilometres / 5 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast in the hotel, you begin with your ride to Ranthambhore. Along the way, you visit the 17th Century Bhangarh Fort, popularly known for being the Most Haunted Place in India. Later you continue your ride to Ranthambhore. Ranthambore National Park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. On arrival, you check into your hotel. Later, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Ranthambore Fort, built in the 10th century; it commands a panoramic view of the Tiger Reserve. The fort houses some splendid monuments.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Ranthambhore.
Day 4: Ranthambhore to Pali Ghat – Ride 45 kilometres / 1 hour riding (Breakfast)
Awaken early you leave for your safari into the National Park by 06:30 am. You will track the tigers and other wildlife throughout the morning safari. The game park drivers assist you in spotting Ranthambore’s famously inquisitive tigers. If you don’t spot any tigers, don’t worry; there is plenty of other wildlife for you to observe, from foxes and hyenas to some unique birds.
You return by 10:00 am to freshen up, and have your breakfast. An afternoon checking out from the resort and ride for about one hour to cover the 45 kilometres to Pali Ghat Chambal National Park, which is situated on the banks of the Chambal River.
On arrival, you check into the camp. After freshening up, you head out for a boat safari to spot crocodiles and alligators. The Chambal River Boat Safari is a unique experience, unlike anything on the Indian wildlife circuit. During the boat ride, you will see many birds species, including skimmers, around eight species of turtle, Marsh Crocodiles, Golden Jackals, wolves, hyenas, jungle cat foxes, wild boar, blue bull, porcupine and black-napped hare. On the calm waters of the Chambal, you will see the dramatic landscape and close-up views of the incredible abundance of wildlife. Pali Ghat Chambal River is the best place for bird-watching and a paradise for keen birdwatchers.
Overnight stay in the Camp.
Day 5: Pali Ghat to Mukundra – Ride 260 kilometres / 6 hours riding (Breakfast)
Wake early to witness the beautiful sunrise by the riverside. After breakfast, you begin your ride to Mukundra Hill National Park; the national park has a rich heritage of flora and fauna. You will stop along the way to explore The UNESCO World Heritage Gagron Fort at the bank of the Kali Sindh River. Gagron Fort is an example of a hill and water fort. The fort is surrounded on three sides by the gushing waters of the Ahu, Kali and Sindh Rivers which offers an amazing view. You then ride to Mukunda and, on arrival, check into your hotel.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Mukunda.
Day 6: Mukundra to Pangarh – Ride 220 kilometres / 7 hours riding (Breakfast)
An early morning drive to the dense jungle of Mukundra Tiger Reserve with a naturalist by open-top vehicle for tiger tracking and exploring the wildlife. The jungle visit lasts about three hours. You return to the resort for breakfast, after which you ride to Pangarh. Pangarh is nestled peacefully in the Vindhyachal Ranges and it is a treasure trove of experiences. It is an enjoyable ride crossing the Chambal ravines and then the Vindhyanchal Hills. You will check into the Lotus Lake Facing Tents right on the lakeshore on arrival. This offers a relaxing experience away from the chaos of the India’s cities. Enjoy the view of the 15th-century fort then unwind with a cup of chai whilst watching the sunset over the lake.
Overnight stay in the Lotus Lake Facing Tents.
Day 7: Pangarh to Udaipur – Ride 160 kilometres / 4 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast, we start our ride to Udaipur. Affectionately known as ‘The Venice of the East’, magical Udaipur is a city of romance with beautiful lakes and fantastical palaces all bordered by lush, forested hills. On arrival, we check into our hotel and relaxed.
After lunch, we will visit the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, lining the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, with its balconies gazing out towards the stunning Lake Palace, seemingly floating on the waters across the shimmering lake. The nearby Jagdish Temple, the largest in the city and whose 25 metres sculpted spire dominates the skyline. Here you can appreciate the three-storied temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Universe. Our boat ride around Lake Pichola offers spectacular views of the city.
Overnight stay in our selected hotel in Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh – Ride 90 kilometres / 3 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast, we start our ride to Kumbhalgarh through a panoramic motorcycle riding trek. Kumbhalgarh is renowned for its 15th-century hilltop-perched historical fortress, a UNESCO-listed heritage site and Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary for natural attractions. On arrival, we check into our hotel. In the afternoon, we explore the fort of Kumbhalgarh, a rare architectural masterpiece from 15th century India; it is a sight to behold. The wall here is often compared to the Great Wall of China, as it is the second-longest wall in the world, spanning a length of 36 kilometres around the periphery of the fort with widths ranging from 5 to 8 metres at different places.
The fort houses more than 360 temples, including 300 ancient Jain ones, and the remaining are Hindu temples. Around 04:30 pm, we head to Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary for a nature safari by open jeep through the reserve, where you might spot desert foxes, leopards, blackbucks, and even tigers.
Overnight stay in our selected hotel in Kumbhalgarh.
Day 9: Kumbhalgarh to Jawai – Ride 110 kilometres / 3 hours riding (Breakfast)
After a leisurely breakfast, we get ready to ride to Jawai through lush green valleys, streams and heart capturing views. En route, we will visit the magnificent 15th century Ranakpur temple; it is home to one of the biggest and most important Jain temple complexes of India, covering an area of nearly 48,000 square feet area and has 29 halls, 80 domes and is supported by 1444 marble pillars, each of them intricately and artistically carved. Yet, no two of them are alike; our ride continues to Jawai.
Jawai, India’s Leopard Hills, is one of the few places in India where one can easily sight Leopards, and the picturesque locations of Jawai Hills and Dam are also home to other wild animals and migratory birds. Jawai has acclaimed worldwide recognition for its unique ecosystem. Here, humans and leopards live together without invading each other’s land. On arrival, we check into our hotel.
We will take a leopard safari with an expert safari tracker/guide in an open 4×4 jeep. Leopards roam freely here without any worries, a jackpot for wildlife enthusiasts. Along the park flows the Jawai River, with the Jawai Dam built on it; the resulting beautiful lake is home to some of the biggest crocodiles you will ever see. There will be few other visitors so you will have a clear view.
Overnight stay in our selected hotel in Jawai.
Day 10: Jawai to Bhenswara – Ride 85 kilometres / 2 to 3 hours riding (Breakfast)
An early morning start as we leave for leopard and wildlife safari in the mystic countryside of Jawai for two to three hours. Here we might see wildlife like Hyenas; Nilgai might also be sighted. We will return to our hotel and have a well-deserved breakfast. Later we will ride to Bhenswara through an off-beat rural trek. Bhenswara village is situated on the northern bank of the Jawai River, which originates from Aravali Hills and flows down to the Rann of Kutch.
Arid hills and farmland surround Bhenswara village. On arrival, we will check into our hotel. Later we will explore the area by walking through the village and meeting local families of Rabari, a semi-nomadic shepherd tribe, here we will learn about their way of life. Later today
Overnight stay in our selected hotel in Bhenswara.
Day 11: Bhenswara to Jodhpur – Ride 200 kilometres / 6 hours riding. (Breakfast).
After breakfast, we start the ride to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is referred to as the “Blue City” due to the blue-painted houses around the Fort. Along the way, we will visit a school to meet the students and learn about the Indian education system. On arrival in Jodhpur, we do our hotel check-in. Later we will go sightseeing in Jodhpur, including the Majestic Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is located in the heart of the old city on a 125-metre high and over 5 kilometres wide hill. From here we will visit Jaswant Thada (also known as the Taj Mahal of Jodhpur) and Umaid Bhawan Palace. We will later travel to Ghanerao.
Overnight stay in our selected hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 12: Jodhpur to Pushkar – Ride 210 kilometres / 5 hours Riding (Breakfast)
Today we ride to Pushkar. Pushkar is famous for its temples, lake, ghats, sand dunes and bazaar. There are small hills on the three sides of Pushkar with a deep and beautiful lake on the other, these increase the beauty of Pushkar. On arrival, we check into our hotel. Later we explore the only Lord Brahma temple in India and view the beautiful and picturesque Pushkar from the lake.
Overnight stay in our selected hotel in Pushkar.
Day 13: Pushkar to Jaipur – Ride 180 kilometres / 5 hours riding (Breakfast)
Our last riding day and we start riding to Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as Pink City because many buildings are still washed in Pink, the traditional welcome colour. At Jaipur, we finish our motorcycling tour here and say our farewells to the crew members. After a leisurely lunch, we take a guided tour of Jaipur including the magnificent City Palace (Royal Museum) built in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Singh.
The Palace complex consists of a fascinating museum, an armoury, sprawling gardens, buildings and several fine halls. After the palace, we proceed to Jantar Mantar (the Astronomical Observatory) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).
Overnight stay in our selected hotel in Jaipur.
Day 14: Jaipur to Delhi – Driven 250 kms / 5 Hrs Driving)
After breakfast, we continue our sightseeing of Jaipur, including the 16th century Amber Fort with an elephant ride. We will then drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, we will take you to the airport for your return flight to your onward destination. If you are staying longer in Delhi, we will transfer you to your hotel
Ride and Discover Rajasthan’s Wildlife Pricing:
- 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: AU$ 4,275.00 per person
- 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: AU$ 3,715.00 per person
- 2 Riders / 1 Bike / 1 Room: AU$ 3,290.00 per person
- Car Passenger (Twin Share): AU$ 2860.00 per person
- 13 nights of hotel accommodation on a shared basis with breakfast daily.
- All ground transfers from the start of the tour until its completion, sightseeing and overland journeys by air-conditioned Vehicle on non-riding days.
- Use of a Royal Enfield 500 cc motorcycle on all riding days.
- Fuel for the motorcycle.
- Experienced English speaking Motorcycle Road Captain.
- Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic with all necessary spare parts for the motorcycles.
- First-aid medical kit.
- Refreshments for stops during riding days.
- Support vehicle for your luggage and non-riders.
- Replacement of motorcycles parts when required due to normal wear and tear
- One Tiger safari at Sariska by Open Jeep.
- One Tiger safari at Ranthambore by Open Jeep.
- One Crocodile safari at Pali ghat by Boat.
- One Tiger safari at Mukundra by Open Jeep.
- One Jungle Safari at Kumbhalgarh by Open Jeep.
- One Leopard safari at Jawai by Open Jeep.
- The services of an English-speaking guide on sightseeing days.
- Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives.
- All Currently Applicable Taxes.
What’s Not Included:
- International Flights.
- Pre or post tours (We can arrange these).
- Lunch and Dinner (except where specified).
- Monument and attraction entrance fees.
- Video and Camera Fees.
- Travel insurance including medical (Compulsory).
- Motorcycle damage.
- Visa fees.
- Items of personal nature i.e., laundry, drinks or food.
- Anything which is not mentioned in included section.
What to bring on the ride:
Following is a detailed list of items required in the Tour for the safety and comfort level. We do not provide any of these, so we highly suggest that all Riders bring all of the required items mentioned below:
Clothing & Other Kit:
- Rider Licence: Full and valid for a 500cc motorcycle.
- Travel Insurance: Must cover riding a 500cc motorcycle.
- Sunscreen/sunblock UV 30/40.
- Lip balm.
- Insect repellent.
- Fleece/under jacket.
- Kidney belt.
- Warm clothes.
- Strong pair of jeans/pants.
- Thermos for hot and cold drinks.
- Sun hat/cap.
- Your regular medicine (if any).
- Riding Jacket and Pants and Boots.
- Motorcycling gloves.
- Hydration pack.
- Snood/dust mask.
- Water resistant backpack.
- Knee and Elbow guards (if your riding gear doesn’t include proper padding or if you choose not to wear one specially on warm days).