What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier?
Each moment seems split in two, melancholy of what’s left behind and the excitement of entering a new land.
India is the land of forts and mansions but nowhere else you find history, culture and architecture in a symphony as it is in Rajasthan. Welcome to the land of Kings and Maharajas the brave chivalrous warriors. Glorious forts, palaces and the stunningly peaceful desert sand dunes. The fairy-tale like history of this bygone era kept young through the colorful culture of this land.
Experience a journey that is Rajasthan, not just a piece of land with manmade boundaries and a political map. Rajasthan is a journey in itself with every mile travelled; the traveler starts singing with an entity that is the soul of Rajasthan. The melancholy of birds singing in the morning, the dry Rajasthani winds the supple terrain the amicable personality of its people make the journey an exciting adventurous and graceful experience.
The tour is designed to make you see more of unexplored Rajasthan, riding for 5-6 hrs a day and spending rest of the day in exploring the place.
Royal Enfield Classic 350cc is one of the most trusted and loved international motorcycle in the world. For the biker’s community around the world if the ride is long and the road is tough the bike has to be Royal Enfield. Its throttle and the kind of power it generates for the rider liberates the rider to take on the toughest terrain in the most comfortable riding experience.
Mandawa : A tiny hamlet in the middle of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is an epitome to the glory of the Rajasthani art with its affluent Havelis (private mansions). Mandawa has also been awarded the sobriquet of “an open art gallery” because of its collection of beautiful murals, paintings and frescosin the Havelis.
Khimsar : On the frontiers of the Thar Desert is the great Khimsar fort. This fascinating palace in the middle of sand dunes is a perfect setting for a royal Rajasthani desert experience. The fort offers a chance to stay in the middle of the desert next to an oasis in a traditional Rajasthani settlement.
Bijaipur : Escape from the hassles of commercial tourism and escape to the eastern part of Rajasthan in the Vindhyachal hills, this 16th century fortress surrounded by the hills is a peaceful destination surrounded by forests. Relax by the pool or rejuvenate yourself with a Vedic message just let yourself loose to the divine energy.
We ride straight to the Amber where you take an Elephant ride to the Palace. Seep in to the layers of history and get amazed by the architecture of this 16th century marvel. We bid farewell to the Amber fort as we head towards the city for a shopping tour in the markets. After a quick lunch we visit the City palace of Jaipur, the palatial residence of the Jaipur Royal family. We make a short visit to the Palace of winds (HawaMahal). Ride back to hotel, there is no such planned activity in evening but, if someone is interested in watching a bollywood movie, we recommend Raj Mandir cinema hall. Ride your bikes to our heritage hotel to check in for the night.
After a quick breakfast and a short briefing session with the tour captain you’ll kick-start your motorcycle tour and head towards the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan famous for its magnificently painted Havelis (private mansions). The region is also recognized as an open art gallery for its world renowned largest collection of Frescos. We ride to the tiny hamlet of Mandawa home to some of the most lavishly painted Havelis, one particularly famous for a painting of the Maharaja stroking his moustache.
On arrival in the town we sit back for lunch with the royalty at Castle Mandawa, the restaurant here gives you the royal experience of a leisure lunch in a mural painted dining room.We take a stroll around the enormous fort of Castle Mandawa before dinner at the palace restaurant and later we stay in for the night at Castle Mandawa.
Leaving behind the exotic Mandawa riding our motorcycles we precedethrough the barren wilderness towards Bikaner. We are welcomed with the vibrant dust-swirling town of Bikaner, a town habitat right in the middle of wilderness. The city is has its own relaxed pace which is apparent in the city’s culture. After a quick lunch we head for an adventurous Camel safari in the infinite deserts of Bikaner. After this exhilarating experience we head to our heritage hotel for the night.
We bid good bye to the bustling town of Bikaner and start riding towards a quieter part of Rajasthan towards the dunes. We ride through the historic town of Nagaur a town built around the 12th century fort of Ahhichatargarh. The architecture of the town has a unique resemblance to the Rajput – Mughal architecture. Riding towards Khimsar the road takes us through the majestic sand dunes as the desert life seeps in to our hearts. We brush off our dust upon reaching the Khimsar palace, a royal fort palace on the edge of the Thar Desert, we enjoy a royal lunch here in the palace. We ride in our all-terrain jeepstowards the remote Dunes Villagea warmopen space designed for your experience in the middle of the desert. We sleep in our luxurious Rajasthani huts here for the night.
We leave the dunes behind and ride the rugged terrain after breakfast towards Jodhpur, city famous for its jumble of Blue houses and the marvelous Mehrangarh fort. We reach Jodhpur by lunch time and after lunch we ride straight up to the Mehrangarh fort. The fort embarked right up the mountain has 600 years of history coexisting with the palace walls. Spend few hours in the fort museum discovering several artifacts of the ancient times. In the evening we take a walk in the busy markets of the city trying different foods tastes and to take a closer look into the life of the city. For dinner we eat a traditional Jodhpuri dinner before bunking in for the night at our heritage hotel.
Early in the morning after breakfast we get on our saddles and ride towards Udaipur en-route We take off our riding gear and have our lunch at theholy town of Ranakpur. Ranakpur is one of the most important pilgrimages in Jainism. Surrounded by the Aravalli hills and the marble structure add to the beauty of the landscape. The Buddha-like sculptures are dedicated to the founder of the Jain faith, Adinatha. After visiting the temple we check in to our Hill-side resort hotel for the night stay.
Now it is another 100 kilometers, cross the mountainous valley riding steep uphill towards one of the most romantic cities in the world the city of lakes, Udaipur. Take off your riding gear and have our lunch at a lake side restaurant and immerse in reflection of the city absorbed in the depths of the lake. We check into a heritage hotel for the night before our dinner in a royal setting.
We leave Udaipur after breakfast we bid goodbye to the Romantic Udaipur towards the mighty Bijaipur. Ride crossing the historic town of Chittorgarh from the Aravalli range to the Vindhyachal range in the eastern part of Rajasthan. Reach Castle Bijaipur by lunch time and we feast ourselves with traditional eastern Rajasthani cuisines at the castle restaurant. By late evening we venture to the Castle spa for a relaxing Ayurvedic message to take away the pain from the long journey and sleep the stress away.
Start riding in the morning after breakfast for a lovely motorcycle ride to the historic town of Bundi. A town full of mountains lakes and palatial temples. It also has a striking resemblance to the huge number of blue houses of Jodhpur. Thecaptivating view upon entering the city on our motorcycles, the lanes of blue houses, the vibrant bazaars all surrounded by hills form a beautiful picture. Get off our bikes as you we take a walk around the markets after lunch and meet the friendly locals before checking into our hotel for the night.
Leave the bustling bazaars of Bundi and cross the ravines of the great Chambal riverto ride our Royal Enfield motorcycles for the final time in this journey to the wilderness of Ranthambore. It is one of the largest national parks in India and the greatest tiger reserve in the world. We reach our resort in the middle of the jungle for a traditional lunch prepared for the Maharajas at a hunting party. After lunch you take a guided tour of the 10th century Ranthambore fort ride back to the resort for the camp fire and barbeque dinner at night to celebrate this epic journey and bid adieu to our roaring motorcycles.
As the lovely time spent on our motorcycles ends here, we part ways with a souvenir for you to show your friends back home when you share your Rajasthan memoirs.
|Day||Destination||Hotels||About the property|
|1||New Delhi||To be advised||The hotel in Delhi will be a centrally located 3Star hotel.|
|2 & 3||Jaipur||To be advised||The hotel in Jaipur will be a centrally located 3Star/Heritage hotel.|
|4||Mandawa||Castle Mandawa||Like many historic homes, Castle Mandawa,Shekhawati is a curious mixture of the old and the new. Medieval turreted towers, palanquin-roofed balconies, blend with modern comforts in old-world rooms. Family portraits, antique cannons and arms add to the charm of this family-run resort where tradition still runs strong.|
|5||Bikaner||To be advised||The hotel in bikaner will be a centrally located 3 Star/Heritage hotel.|
|6||Khimsar||Khimsar Hotel||Khimsar Fort borders the stark and arid Thar Desert, as you are cocooned within the ramparts of this oasis of comfort with its 11 acres of lush lawns under the canopy of bright clear skies by day and brilliant unending stars by night.|
|7||Jodhpur||Hotel Polo Heritage||The heritage of Indian Polo is highlighted by the history of Indian Polo as shown in all rooms and the library of the hotel. Facilities for polo riding and coaching are available at the Jodhpur polo ground.|
|8 & 9||Udaipur||Hotel Mahendra Prakash||Enter through the gates of Mahendra Prakash into an oasis of Rajasthani tradition, culture, safety and comfort. Situated on Lake Palace Road overlooking the Sajan Niwas Gardens.|
|10||Bijaipur||CastleBijaipur||Castle Bijaipur is the ultimate place where history, nature and hospitality form unison. It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known Indian traditions of life and hospitality.|
|11||Bundi||The Hadoti Palace||The Hadoti Palace Bundi complements the enchanting experience of Bundi. Comfortably nestled in the heart of the sleepy township. With its colonial architecture, the hotel blends in beautifully with the charecteristic construction style of Bundi which still has a medival look to it.|
|12||Ranthambore||To be advised||The hotel in Ranthambore will be a centrally located 3 Star/ Heritage hotel.|
|13||Agra||To be advised||The hotel in Agra will be a centrally located 3 Star hotel.|
Please note: Hotel availability is given at the time of inquiry being processed. We will take every effort to block the rooms in the proposed hotels. However final confirmation of proposed hotels will be subject to availability on receiving final confirmation.