A Regal Ride in Rajastahan during colourful Holi, March 2019

Motorcycle Tour of Rajasthan, 14 March 2019  during Holi (Festival of Colours). This special 14 day tour will be escorted by Ride The World (Australia).

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Overview:

Rajasthan is known as the land of Kings & it is famous for legends of chivalry, heroism & 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 colorful and exotic best. The main attraction for travelers is the vast Thar Desert and one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Aravalli. Here you can explore the Magnificent Forts, Opulent Palaces, Delicious cuisine, Elephant Rides and Camel Rides in Soft Sand Dunes, Puppet Shows, Fairs and Festivals & Wild-life sanctuaries. It’s also known as the living museum of the Indian sub-continent.

To explore this Incredible Royal desert state, we have designed the Motorcycle Tour of Rajasthan because it is the perfect way to explore the region closely. In addition you can have better opportunities to share rustic roads with camels and buffalo carts which are one of the most common modes of transportation.  The most unique thing about this Motorcycle Holiday of Rajasthan is that you ride the Legendary Royal Enfield through the off-roads of rural areas. During your Royal Enfield Motorcycle tour in Rajasthan you can simply enjoy immersing yourself in the glorious history of the region and can explore its majestic beauty with a new experience round every corner of this colorful state.

During your Rajasthan Motorcycle trip you will explore and experience hidden and colourful Rajasthan riding on a Legendary Royal Enfield Motorcycle. This Motorcycle ride in Rajasthan gives you the freedom to absorb the culture deeply. So, come and enjoy with us this culturally stunning place with rich colors, tastes and sounds.

Holi the Festival of Colour. Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all festival of colours, where people smear each other with colours and drench each other. Water guns and water-filled balloons are also used to play and colour each other. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw coloured powders on each other, laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some customary drinks include bhang (made from cannabis), which is intoxicating. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up and visit friends and family.

Highlights:

Visit Mandawa including the Painted House.

Explore Jaisalmer Fort a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ride a camel on the soft sand of the Sam Sand Dunes near Jaisalmer.

Celebrate the Festival of Colours (Holi) in a traditional Rajasthani Village.

Explore the magnificent Fort and Palace of Jodhpur, the Blue city.

Visit the Motorcycle Temple, where a Royal Enfield 350 is a God and worshipped.

Explore the Romantic City of Rajasthan, Udaipur, the  City of Lakes .

Marvel at the great Forts and Palaces of Jaipur, the Pink City.

Wander through the bustling bazaars and interact with the local people.

Stay in heritage and castle hotels.

Experience the enjoyment of riding a Royal Enfield along rural routes.

Be amazed at the Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the Wonders of the World.

Country & State: India – Rajasthan
Number of Days: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Number of Riding Days: 10 Days
Accommodation: 3 and 4 Star
Riding Level Required: Intermediate
Terrain: 85% Tarmac & 15% Gravel
Duration of Ride: Between 5 and 7 Hours a day on Average
Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 2200 Kilometre / 1370 Miles
Temperature: During nights and early mornings 10º C to 15º C and in day time 20º C to 30º C

Itinerary:

Day 01:14 March 2019 Arrive Delhi.

Arrive at Delhi’s airport, our representative will personally meet you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name. You will be transferred to your hotel & relax. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 02: 15 March 2019: Delhi to Mandawa (130 Kilometres by Drive in Car then 140 kilometres by Royal Enfield)

After breakfast, board in car and after 130 kilometres drive from Delhi, we start our first day ride to Mandawa. Mandawa is a world famous for its heritage Havelis and colourful fresco art. Mandawa was originally a trading outpost for the ancient caravan’s routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East. Before we start our first day ride, you will be introduced to our Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle and our road Captain will make you understand about the driving rules of India and how to handle Motorcycle in your Motorcycle tour to Rajasthan. Today you will ride the Royal Enfield 500 cc motorcycles on country road and along the way the way we will pass through some busy markets. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 03: 16 March 2019: Mandawa to Bikaner (220 kilometres / 4 to 5 hours riding)

After breakfast, ride start to Bikaner. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. In the afternoon you will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Bikaner visiting 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 in the sense that it was one of the few major forts of Rajasthan that was not built on a hilltop. Later back to hotel & relax. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: 17 March 2019: Bikaner to Jaisalmer (320 kilometres / 7 hours riding)

After breakfast, get ready to ride on awesome route for Motorcycle trip through small villages set among desert oasis with deep blue vast open skies above to the horizon of golden sands. Wild camels and caravans of gypsies drift by as we are virtually alone on the roads through the desert. Our destination for the next two nights is the fantastic Ali Baba “Golden Fortress City” on the Pakistan – India border in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer. On arrival in Jaisalmer, check into the hotel & relax.

Day 05: 18 March 2019: Jaisalmer to Sam Sand Dunes Resort (40 kilometres / 1 hour riding)

Morning after breakfast, start your sightseeing of Jaisalmer including the old town of Jaisalmer and 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’s legendary architectural wealth. Later we ride down 40 km away from Jaisalmer through huge sand Dunes on both side of Road which gives you awe inspiring experience of Motorcycle Tour. In Rajasthan. On arrival at Sam Sand Dunes camping site, check in camp & relax. Later enjoy Gala Dinner on dunes. Overnight in Camp.

Day 06: 19 March 2019: Sam Sand Dunes to Jodhpur (320 kilometres / 6 hours riding)

After breakfast, start ride to Jodhpur through the panoramic country road. Enroute you will enjoy many activities like to visit the house of local farmers to know about their daily life style & also visit the school to see the how Indian village student doing their study. On arrival in Jodhpur, check in hotel & relax. Evening enjoy walk in colourful market of Old City of Jodhpur. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 07: 20 March 2019: Jodhpur to Ranakpur via the Motorcycle Temple (190 kilometres / 5 hours riding)

After breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing of Jodhpur on Motorbike toward to Hill to visit the Mehrangarh Fort (Majestic Fort), one of the most impressive & formidable structures anywhere in India. View of the city from the Top of the Fort is just incredible; from here whole city looks Blue. Nearby visit Jaswant Thada (also known as Taj Mahal of Jodhpur); a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in the year 1899 AD. It is an architectural landmark of Jodhpur. Later ride continue toward Ranakpur through panoramic village route. Enroute experience a must visit & an interesting place for every motorcyclist – the Motorcycle Temple (a place where Motorcycle Rider is God & being worshipped). On arrival in Ranakpur, check into the hotel.

Day 08: 21 March 2019: Ranakpur to enjoy Holi.

After breakfast, enjoy India’s festivals of colours Holi with local villagers by dancing on the music of the Dhols or drums with local artist & greet each other with dry ‘Gulal’ n ‘ Abeer’ of the most vibrant colours. This is especially true of Holi, the spring festival, a celebration of colour and mischief. For the uninitiated, the experience of Holi can either be completely overwhelming. Here you can enjoy the celebrations in an atmosphere which is thoroughly authentic. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 09: 22 March 2019 Ranakpur to Udaipur (90 kilometres / 3 hours riding)

After breakfast, get ready for Mountainous Motorcycle Ride toward Udaipur, this place is full of natural beauty, abundant water & natural protection afforded by the surrounding forests & Aravali Mountains. It is also known as the “City of Lakes”. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. After Lunch, visit to City Palace a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake & the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. At Sunset enjoy a boat ride around Lake Pichola, which offers spectacular views of the hills, palaces, temples & bathing ghats. Evening take a short walk in the colourful market of Udaipur. Overnight in Hotel at Udaipur

Day 10: 23 March 2019 Udaipur to Ghanerao (160 kilometres / 5 hours riding)

After breakfast, start early ride toward our next destination called Ghanerao. Ghanerao is beautiful & charming village. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Later we will organize Colours to play Holi in Ghanerao with local & enjoy your day dance & music. O/n in Hotel.

Day 11: 24 March 2019 Ghanerao to Pushkar (250 kilometres / 6 to 7 hours riding)

After breakfast, start Motorcycle ride to Pushkar. Pushkar is famous for its Temples, Lake, Ghats, Sand Dunes and Bazaar. There are small hills on the three side of Pushkar and the deep and beautiful lake on the other, which increase the beauty of Pushkar. On arrival, check into the hotel & relax. Evening enjoy the walk in Colourful Market of Pushkar. Overnight in Pushkar.

Day 12: 25 March 2019 Pushkar to Jaipur (130 kilometres / 4 hours riding)

Today we ride to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. We ride Royal Enfield to Amber Fort; the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. Later we ride back to hotel & relax. We finish our Motorcycle Tour here. Overnight stay in comfortable & years old Haveli.

Day 13: 26 March 2019 Jaipur to Agra (250 kilometres / 6 hours driving)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, check into the hotel & relax. Evening take walk in colourful market of Agra. Overnight in Hotel at Agra.

Day 14: 27 March 2019 Agra to Delhi (210 kilometres / 4 hours driving)

Early morning enjoy the visit of India’s most celebrated monuments Taj Mahal in Sunrise, built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, it’s also known as symbol of eternal love. Later back to hotel for breakfast & after that visit Agra Fort. After that drive continue to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, enjoy your farewell Dinner in a local atmospheric Restaurant. Later straight transfer to Airport for your return flight to onward destination.

Prices:

1 Rider  / 1 motorcycle / shared room USD 2600.00 Per Rider.

1 Rider /  1 pillion  / 1 motorcycle / shared room USD 4500.00. 

1 person / 0 motorcycle / shared room USD 2100.00 per person. 

USD 480.00  Single Room supplement. 

Terms and Conditions can be found on www.ridetheworld.com.au 

Exchange rates will be as at the time of payments.

 

Early deposit offer when 10% non refundable deposit in paid up to 90 days prior.

1 Rider  / 1 motorcycle / shared room USD 2470.00 Per Rider.

1 Rider /  1 pillion  / 1 motorcycle / shared room USD 4275.00. 

1 person / 0 motorcycle / shared room USD 1995.00 per person. 

Terms and Conditions can be found on www.ridetheworld.com.au 

Exchange rates will be as at the time of payments.

Inclusions:
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation on a share basis with breakfast daily.
  • 1 night in a desert camp tent with ensuite on a share 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 the motorcycles.
  • Support vehicle for your luggage and non-riders.
  • First-Aid Medical kit.
  • Refreshments for stops during riding days.
  • Replacement motorcycles parts when required due to normal wear and tear.
  • The services of an English speaking guide on sightseeing days.
  • Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives.
  • All Currently Applicable Taxes.
Exclusions:
  • International Flights. (We can arrange these).
  • 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 (Contact us for a quote or visit http://ridetheworld.com.au/2016/11/16/travel-insurance ).
  • Motorcycle damage.
  • Visa fees. (Electronic visa can be obtained at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html ),
  • Tips.
  • Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, drinks or food.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in included section.
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Clothing & Other Essentials:
  • Rider Licence: Full and valid for 500cc motorcycle.
  • Travel Insurance: Must cover riding 500 cc motorcycles.
  • Sunscreen/sun block 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.
  • Ear plugs.
  • Your regular medicine (if any).
Bike Gear:
  • Riding Jacket and Pants and Boots.
  • Helmet.
  • Motorcycling gloves.
  • Hydration pack.
  • Goggles / sunglasses.
  • 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)
To book , for more details or if you have any questions about this or other tours,

Contact us at  Ride The World (Australia)

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Updated 06 July 2018. Details including costs were accurate as at 06 July 2018.

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