DELHI ROUND TRIP
Ride Regal Rajasthan – 2023 Departure dates:
1 to 14 February 2023
12 to 25 February 2023
26 February to 11 March 2023 Festival of Holi
Rajasthan is known as the Land of Kings, and it is famous for legends of chivalry, heroism and the story of royalty in Rajput. Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India. It’s not surprising because it shows India at its most colourful and exotic best. The main attraction for travellers is the vast Thar Desert and one of the oldest mountain ranges globally, the Aravalli. As you ride, you will explore and experience the magnificent forts, opulent palaces, delicious cuisine, elephant rides and camel rides in soft dunes, puppet shows, fairs and festivals and wildlife sanctuaries. Rajasthan is also known as the living museum of the Indian subcontinent.
To have you explore this Incredible Royal desert state, we have worked with our local partner to design a motorcycle tour of Rajasthan as we believe riding provides the perfect way to explore this region. In addition, as you ride, you get to share rustic roads with camels and buffalo carts which are some of the most common modes of transportation. Of course, the best way to ride in India is on a legendary Royal Enfield.
Discover hidden and colourful Rajasthan from your motorcycle seat, giving you the freedom to absorb the culture deeply.
So, contact us so you can enjoy this culturally stunning place with rich colours, tastes and sounds whilst travelling to the beat of a Royal Enfield single.
Ride Regal Rajasthan Summary:
Best Time: October to March
Number of Days: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Number of Riding Days: 10 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 20ºc to 30ºc.
Places visited on the Tour:
Delhi-Mandawa-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Sam Sand Dunes-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Ghanerao-Pushkar-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi.
Ride Regal Rajasthan 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. The representative will transfer you to your hotel in preparation for your tour the next day.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi to Mandawa – Driven 130 kilometres, then ride 140 kilometres (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you travel 130 kilometres by car to our motorcycle tour starting point. Here you will be united with your Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle, and the road captain will brief you on the rules of driving in India and how to operate your motorcycle. You will ride from here on country roads, and you will see local markets along the way. Mandawa is world-famous for its heritage Havelis and colourful fresco art. Mandawa was originally a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East. On your arrival in Mandawa, you check in to our hotel. Later you will have a walking tour through the colourful market and visit other Havelis.
Overnight stay in the selected accommodation in Mandawa.
Day 03: Mandawa to Bikaner – Ride 220 kilometres / 4 to 5 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast, your ride begins for today’s destination, Bikaner. On your arrival in Bikaner, you will check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you will do our sightseeing tour of Bikaner when you visit Junagarh Fort, one of the most interesting forts in Rajasthan, with its sumptuously decorated interiors. Built in 1588 by Raja Rai Singh, it is unusual that it was one of the few principal forts of Rajasthan that is not on a hilltop. You will later return to your hotel.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Bikaner.
Day 04: Bikaner to Jaisalmer – Ride 320 kilometres / 7 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast, get ready to ride through small villages set among desert oasis with vast open skies above the horizon of golden sands. Wild camels and gypsies’ caravans drift by as you are virtually alone on the roads through the desert. Our destination is the fantastic Golden Fortress City on the Pakistan – India border in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer. On arrival in Jaisalmer, you check into your hotel.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 05: Jaisalmer to the Sam Sand Dunes Desert Camp – Ride 40 kilometres (Breakfast and Dinner)
This morning after breakfast, you start your sightseeing of Jaisalmer, including the old town of Jaisalmer and a visit to Jaisalmer Fort, built in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisal. Perched on an 80-metre-high hill, housing the entire township within its ramparts, it is the only “Living Fort” in India. Later you will visit the beautifully sculptured Patwon Ki Haveli in the heart of the town, and it is virtually the showpiece of Jaisalmer’s legendary architecture. You will then ride 40 kilometres away from Jaisalmer through massive dunes on both sides of the road. Along the way, you visit the abandoned village of Kuldhara, popularly known as The Ghost Village. After your stop, you continue to the Sam Sand Dunes. You will check into the camp on arrival at Sam Sand Dunes’ ensuite camping site. After having a refreshing cup of tea, you will have a camel ride in the dunes of the Thar Desert and see the panoramic view, the highlight being the sunset from the middle of the dunes. You return to camp for a delicious Rajasthani dinner with folk dancing and a music programme by a group of talented local folk artists.
Overnight in the Sam Sand Dunes Desert Camp.
Day 06: Sam Sand Dunes to Jodhpur – Ride 320 kilometres / 6 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast, your ride to Jodhpur will take you along the panoramic country roads. You will have a stop where you will experience local life by visiting the houses of local farmers to learn about their daily lifestyle and visit the school to see how Indian village children do their studies. On arrival in Jodhpur, you will be checked into your hotel. This evening you will walk through the colourful market of the Old City of Jodhpur.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 07: Jodhpur to Ranakpur via the Motorcycle Temple
Ride 190 kilometres / 5 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast, your ride takes you Jodhpur sightseeing, first towards the hill to visit the Mehrangarh Fort (Majestic Fort), one of India’s most impressive and formidable structures. The view of the city from the top of the Fort is just incredible; from here, the whole city looks blue. You will then visit nearby Jaswant Thada (also known as the Taj Mahal of Jodhpur), a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 AD. It is an architectural landmark of Jodhpur. Later you continue your ride towards Ranakpur through the panoramic village route. You will stop to experience a must-visit location for every motorcyclist. The Motorcycle Temple (Om Banna), where a motorcycle rider is a God, and his motorcycle are worshipped. After paying your respects, you will ride to Ranakpur, where you will check into your hotel.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Ranakpur.
Day 8: Ranakpur to Udaipur – Ride 90 kilometres / 3 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will ride along mountainous roads towards Udaipur; the area is full of natural beauty, abundant water and natural protection afforded by the surrounding forests and the Aravali Mountain. You will stop along the way to see oxen turning water wheels for irrigation. You continue your ride, and on arrival at Udaipur, it is also known as the “City of Lakes’ where you will check into your hotel. Later you will visit the City Palace, a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake and the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. At Sunset, you will board the boat to cruise around Lake Pichola, which offers spectacular views of the hills, palaces, temples and bathing ghats. This evening you will take a short walk to and around the colourful market of Udaipur.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipu to Ghanerao – Ride 150 kilometres / 5 hours riding (Breakfast)
Today after breakfast, you start your ride to Ghanerao. You will stop along the way to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kumbhalgarh Fort; the walls of the fort of Kumbhalgarh extend over 38 kilometres, the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. The next part of your ride is to the beautiful and charming village of Ghanerao. On arrival, you will check into the hotel.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Ghanerao.
Day 10: Ghanerao to Pushkar – Ride 250 kilometres / 6 to 7 hours riding (Breakfast)
After breakfast, your ride is to Pushkar. Pushkar is famous for its temples, lake, ghats, dunes and bazaar. There are small hills on the three sides of Pushkar with a deep and beautiful lake on the other. These complement the beauty of Pushkar. On your arrival, you will check into the hotel. This evening you can enjoy a walk around the colourful market of Pushkar.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Pushkar.
Day 11: Pushkar to Jaipur – Ride 140 kilometres / 4 hours riding (Breakfast)
Today is your last day riding, and it is to Jaipur. Jaipur is popularly known as Pink City because many buildings are still washed in pink, the traditional welcome colour. Jaipur is the flamboyant and colourful capital of Rajasthan; with its rich and colourful past, resplendent with tales of courage and bravery, and it is now one of India’s most important heritage cities. On arrival in Jaipur, here you will check into your hotel. You have finished the motorcycle riding part of the tour, and it is time to say your farewells to the crew members. This evening, enjoy a walk through the market area of the old town with your guide.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur – a full day of sightseeing (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will be met by your guide, who will take you on your guided tour of Jaipur. This tour includes 16th century Amber Fort with an elephant ride; after that, you will visit 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. The tour then proceeds to Jantar Mantar (the Astronomical Observatory) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Jaipur.
Day 13: Jaipur to Agra – Driven 250 kilometres / 6 hours driven (Breakfast)
This morning after breakfast, it is time to drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, you will check into the hotel. Later you will visit Mehtab Bagh to view the Taj Mahal from the other side of Yamuna during sunset. Afterwards, there is time to walk through the colourful market of Agra.
Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Agra..
Day 14: Agra to Delhi – Driven 210 kilometres / 4 hours driven (Breakfast)
A very early start as we have to be at the Taj Mahal before sunrise. The Taj Mahal is India’s most celebrated monument. The Taj Mahal is the white marble tomb built 22 years (1631 – 1653) by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Over 20,000 craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy laboured for 22 years to build this masterpiece. Many believe the Taj Mahal to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a symbol of eternal love. You return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site-Agra Fort and then your final trip to Delhi. We will take you to the airport for your return flight to your onward destination on arrival in Delhi. If you stay longer in Delhi, we will transfer you to your hotel.
14 Days – Ride Regal Rajasthan Pricing:
- 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: AU$ 4,580.00 per person
- 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: AU$ 3,980.00 per person
- 1 Rider + 1 pillion / 1 Bike / 1 Room: AU$ 3,525.00 per person
- Car Passenger (Twin Share): AU$ 3,200.00 per person
- 12 nights of hotel accommodation on a share basis with breakfast daily.
- 1 night in a desert camp tent with ensuite on a shared basis with breakfast and dinner.
- 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 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
- Farewell dinner on the last riding day.
- 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 the 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 especially on warm days).