Once the home of the Rajput warriors, Maharajahs and Mogul rulers, Rajasthan is still the land of 1,001 Nights where you can enjoy a lovely cruise on your motorbikes.
The intense hues of the men’s turbans and women’s clothing offer a stunning contrast to the broad desert landscapes. Mighty fortresses line the ancient caravan routes between distant desert horizons and rugged mountain ranges.
Oriental markets, extravagant artistic treasures and palaces where fairy tales were written offer extreme contrasts even by Indian standards which are bound to fascinate even the most jaded traveller.
The Rajasthan tour doesn’t call for any special riding skills, other than coping with chaotic traffic in a few cities. Any competent road rider can easily handle the tour. The complete tour covers nearly 14,00 km, with the longest distance ridden in one day being about 350 km.
Day 1: Warm-up tour on the Bike, approx. 50 km
Today we’ll be taking a short tour through the arid countryside of the Shekhavati District to get acquainted with our Bike. We’ll be stopping in the bustling town of Mandawa with its opulent merchants’ mansions. Evening buffet in the Royal Desert Camp.
Day 2: Start of tour, Mandawa – Bikaner, 200 km
Today is our first day on the desert highway, with pure adventure on the road to Bikaner, an imposing walled city of palaces and colorful bazaars. Our first overnight stay in a true Hotel.
Day 3: Bikaner – Jaisalmer, 350 km
Continuing along the highway to Jaisalmer, an old caravan city. Sand dunes stretch across the northern Tharr Desert. We’ll take a mostly-paved military road to the desert fortress of Jaisalmer, to this day a dream from 1,001 Nights. We’ll visit the fortress with its impregnable city walls, the palatial houses of merchants and princes, bustling bazaars and winding alleyways of the old city. A mouth-watering dinner buffet will await us in our Hotel at the end of the day.
Day 4: Jaisalmer, desert ride, camel ride, 100 km
Heading further into the Tharr desert, we’ll saddle up our Bikes first thing in the morning and take a military road westwards to the remote San oasis. There we’ll change to a different mode of transport. We’ll spend the next four hours amid the sand dunes riding ships of the desert. From our Sunset Point, we’ll experience the magical glitter of the fortress of Jaisalmer in the distance and the golden glow of the surrounding desert. From the dinner buffet, we’ll have a view of the illuminated fort.
Day 5: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur, 320 km
Today we’ll spend a long, meditative day on endlessly straight desert roads to reach the next Maharajah city. The arid countryside along the road is used as grazing land for camels, sheep and goats. We’ll then reach Jodhpur, a royal city founded in 1459 with imposing city walls, the mighty Meherangarh Fort and two unusually beautiful palaces. The early evening wil be free for exploring the bazaars of the old city around the bell tower in bicycle rickshaws or on foot. Barbecue dinner and overnight stay in a historical Hotel..
Day 6: Jodhpur – Ranakpur, 170 km
Today we’ll be starting the mountainous leg of the tour through the Aravalli Range on our way to Ranakpur, the Jain temple city. Quiet country lanes wind their way through the fertile green hills. Our Resort has a magnificent garden in the middle of the bizarre, craggy landscape. We’ll visit the Jain temples which are renowned for their marble sculptures.
Day 7: Ranakpur – Udaipur, 80 km
We’ll start the day by riding up to the majestic mountain-top Fort Kumbalgarh, one of the true high points of our tour.
We’ll reach Udaipur in the afternoon. Many western and Hindi movies have been set there, and Roger Moore – aka Bond, James Bond – is virtually a local hero. The city features outstanding architecture, palaces, bazaars, temples and parks. The artificial lakes integrated in the forts and the views of the wild hill country around Udaipur are also truly unforgettable. We’ll be spending two nights in the city. Dinner will be in a roof garden restaurant overlooking Lake Pichola.
Day 8: Udaipur, the Venice of the East
We’ll be spending the morning sightseeing in the old city, visiting the city palace, the bazaars, and Honeymoon Point. The afternoon will be free for shopping. Udaipur is the home of artisans, miniature painters, silversmiths and puppeteers. Museums await you, and a stroll to Sunset Point is a great experience, as are visits to dance and puppet performances in the evening. We can also arrange an especially stylish dinner with a view of Lake Palace Jag Nivas, the Maharaja’s marble palace on Lake Pichola.
Day 9: Udaipur – Bassi, 120 km
Passing through exotic city of Chittogarh, we’ll wind our way up to the vast, commanding fort overlooking the city from its rocky plateau. Next, we’ll continue 25 km to the small town of Bassi and the Bassi Fort Palace ..
Day 10: Bassi – Pushkar, 220 km
Today we’ll ride northeast to the picturesque little town of Pushkar with its colorful bazaars & Lake . Hotel
Day 11: Puskar – Jaipur ,140km
Today we’ll take a ride till Jaipur , This is our last day of trip ride , Next day ( Day 12 ) group will explore Jaipur city with Local transport ,At night we’ll have time for our farewell dinner .
- -Lodging and boarding arrangements on a Twin sharing – ‘bed and breakfast’ format. Dinner is included in all camps & Resorts but not in major town Hotels where riders prefer different platters according to their personal taste .
- – Riders will be responsible for paying for their own fuel, extra meals and snacks other than that included in the package.
- – All road and bridge tolls and admission fees for the entire program (excluding extra guide fee, photo and video fees)
- – Late-model Enfield Bullet 350-500cc rental motorcycle with electric start and gearshift on the left, disk brake, dual horns, crash guards ( Excluding Fuel / oil /Bike Booking cost /Bike Rent/Security deposit).As per Demand .
Winters can be really cold in northern India! Rajasthan is a desert state with a lot of sunshine and hardly any rain. Nevertheless, you can expect daytime temperatures of around 10-15°C in December and January, with considerably colder nights. Foggy days may occur during those months. Hotels in India are generally unheated and can become quite cold. The time around Christmas and New Years is also popular for traveling among Indians. Indians are extremely sociable and the concept of noise pollution is quite foreign to them, so hotels can be loud at times during the peak traveling season.
We recommend November and February for travelers who value warmth, as well as peace and quiet. The days tend to be warm and dry and the nights mild during those months.