Rajasthan Tour

Rajasthan, India, Asia


A Ride Through Living History

A ride through Rajasthan is a journey through living history. Looking and feeling like nowhere else in India – nowhere else on Earth – this region is packed with colourful and historic sights, from the classic vistas and fort-cities of the Great Thar Desert in the west, to the cooler heights, temples and wildlife sanctuaries of more southerly Ranakpur. Historical sights abound: the ancient forts of Rajput warriors, havelis (marvellous stone-carved dwellings of wealthy traders) and the magical lake-palaces of the Rajas from whom the state takes its name. To the east of the state we will be visiting the internationally famous Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Bharatpur bird sanctuary, before taking you to the Taj Mahal in Agra, surely the world's most famous monument to love. We will be travelling on our well-prepared Enfield Bullets – with our usual mechanical and medical support – along the most interesting possible roads between overnight stays. As we guide you through the best that Rajasthan has to offer, you will be riding mainly on smooth tarmac, so this tour is ideal for those wishing to travel with a pillion. Hotel accommodation is of a high standard, generally in converted historic buildings, so you’ll have no problem relaxing with a drink at the end of the day in the most evocative settings we can find.

As a participant in this tour you will fly to Delhi, where you will meet a Blazing Trails representative who will direct you aboard the bus for the four-hour ride to Jaipur. There you’ll be handed ‘your’ bike, a 350cc Enfield Bullet, given instruction on its eccentricities and a full briefing on the joys ahead.

Whenever riding there will be a leader and ‘outrider’ guiding and trouble-spotting. A ‘sweeper’ rider, a mechanic, a support vehicle with spares and an extensively-equipped medic will travel in the luggage/support vehicle at the group’s rear.

The trip includes some long days in the saddle, but the riding is generally quite easy, with lots of gentle cruising along straight desert roads. There is also some more challenging, twisty riding, but on the whole biking in Rajasthan is suitable for less experienced riders (though we require that you have a full licence and recommend at least two year’s riding experience).

As with much of Asia, other road users we encounter are likely to be behaving ‘erratically’, so the ability to concentrate is essential. The general condition of the roads is, however, very good for this part of the world.

Weather ranges from very warm/hot during the day, to cool on desert evenings. During some early morning starts it can be surprisingly cold (see Bike Kit). We would not expect rain at the times of year that we run tours in Rajasthan, but although any precipitation is very unlikely, there is always a remote possibility.

 

Organised by Blazing Trails Tours

Rajasthan Tour


Overview


A Ride Through Living History

A ride through Rajasthan is a journey through living history. Looking and feeling like nowhere else in India – nowhere else on Earth – this region is packed with colourful and historic sights, from the classic vistas and fort-cities of the Great Thar Desert in the west, to the cooler heights, temples and wildlife sanctuaries of more southerly Ranakpur. Historical sights abound: the ancient forts of Rajput warriors, havelis (marvellous stone-carved dwellings of wealthy traders) and the magical lake-palaces of the Rajas from whom the state takes its name. To the east of the state we will be visiting the internationally famous Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Bharatpur bird sanctuary, before taking you to the Taj Mahal in Agra, surely the world's most famous monument to love. We will be travelling on our well-prepared Enfield Bullets – with our usual mechanical and medical support – along the most interesting possible roads between overnight stays. As we guide you through the best that Rajasthan has to offer, you will be riding mainly on smooth tarmac, so this tour is ideal for those wishing to travel with a pillion. Hotel accommodation is of a high standard, generally in converted historic buildings, so you’ll have no problem relaxing with a drink at the end of the day in the most evocative settings we can find.

As a participant in this tour you will fly to Delhi, where you will meet a Blazing Trails representative who will direct you aboard the bus for the four-hour ride to Jaipur. There you’ll be handed ‘your’ bike, a 350cc Enfield Bullet, given instruction on its eccentricities and a full briefing on the joys ahead.

Whenever riding there will be a leader and ‘outrider’ guiding and trouble-spotting. A ‘sweeper’ rider, a mechanic, a support vehicle with spares and an extensively-equipped medic will travel in the luggage/support vehicle at the group’s rear.

The trip includes some long days in the saddle, but the riding is generally quite easy, with lots of gentle cruising along straight desert roads. There is also some more challenging, twisty riding, but on the whole biking in Rajasthan is suitable for less experienced riders (though we require that you have a full licence and recommend at least two year’s riding experience).

As with much of Asia, other road users we encounter are likely to be behaving ‘erratically’, so the ability to concentrate is essential. The general condition of the roads is, however, very good for this part of the world.

Weather ranges from very warm/hot during the day, to cool on desert evenings. During some early morning starts it can be surprisingly cold (see Bike Kit). We would not expect rain at the times of year that we run tours in Rajasthan, but although any precipitation is very unlikely, there is always a remote possibility.

 

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Riding hours per day

  • 4-6
  • 5-7
  • 6-8
  • 7-9

Grading

  • Easy
  • Intermediate
  • Tough
  • Off road

This tour is on road.

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From : £2,269.00


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