Ride of My Life
Jaipur · Nahargarh fort · Amber fort · Bikaner · Tal Chhapar Black Buck Sanctuary · Khuri · Jaisalmer · Kuldhara village · Golden fort · Jodhpur · Mehrangarh Fort · Bera · Udaipur · Ranakpur temple · Kumbhalgarh fort · Pichola lake · Bundi · Ranthambore

Rajasthan literally means “Land of Kings”. Perhaps no other place in India has a history as rich and colorful as Rajasthan. At the time of India’s independence, there were 22 princely states that made up the present-day Rajasthan, with the Rajputs ruling them. They have left behind a legacy of massive forts, splendid palaces, historical temples, and a land steeped in culture.

This motorcycle ride allows you to experience the true essence of Rajasthan in 11 days. What with visiting historical forts & palaces, staying on the sand dunes in the desert, experiencing tiger & leopard safaris, and riding on dry lake beds! The quirky temples that we pay a visit to during the ride are unlike any in the world too. This Rajasthan ride is a judicious mix of history, myth, wildlife safaris and of course, riding through arid landscapes while avoiding the busy highways as much as possible.

2022 TOUR DETAILS

Duration: 12 days, Jaipur to Jaipur
Rider: INR 93,990
Pillion passenger: INR 87,990
Booking amount: INR 20,000
Bookings for the tour close once the required number of riders is met

Tour Price inclusions

  • Stay on twin-­sharing(double-occupancy) basis
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle
  • Dinner and breakfast on all days
  • Experienced English speaking road captain
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • Leopard safari at Bera
  • Tiger safari at Ranthambore
  • All tolls / entry fees

Tour price exclusions

  • Your two-way travel to Jaipur
  • Applicable Government GST Tax
  • Lunch on all days
  • Fuel for the ride
  • Entry fees at all forts and heritage buildings
  • Camera / Handycam / Action Camera fees wherever applicable
  • Any individual sightseeing expense in Jaisalmer / Ranakpur / Kumbhalgarh / Udaipur / Jaipur
  • Snacks, beverages (bottled water, juice etc)
  • Refundable security deposit for the motorcycle: INR 10,000
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on: INR 39,500
  • Optional rental for magnetic tank bag
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.

2022 AVAILABILITY

  • RAJ1 : Dec 10 to Dec 20, 2022 – AVAILABLE

Day-wise route plan

Day 1Dec 10Saturday

Arrive in Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur

You will need to arrive at our designated hotel in Jaipur by noon. If you're coming from outside India, fly to New Delhi and then choose to either fly in to Jaipur on a short 30 minute flight or catch the early morning Shatabdi Express train at 6 AM for a 5 hour journey to reach Jaipur. Do plan to fly in to New Delhi accordingly, in that case.

At the hotel, you'll meet the Ride of My Life team and your co-riders. In the evening, the road captain gives a briefing about the ride, we finish the required paperwork, and then we head out for a short spin on our motorcycles. If you need any adjustments, our mechanics will take care of it.

Day 2Dec 11Sunday

Jaipur to Bikaner

Jaipur to Bikaner

Today we kickstart the Rajasthan ride. And true to the Ride of My Life philosophy, we skip the mundane National Highway NH-11 and instead take the interior roads that cut across the dry Sambhar Salt Lake. But before arriving at the hotel in Bikaner, we ride through the Tal Chhapar Blackbuck Sanctuary as well.

Day 3Dec 12Monday

Bikaner to Khuri

Bikaner to Khuri

Our first stop today is the famous Karni Mata temple, otherwise known as the Temple of Rats. The 20,000 odd holy rodents living in the temple are revered by their followers that visit from far and wide. These rats are considered auspicious and not pests.

Note that this place is free of Plague and other contagious diseases.

After a brief stop at the temple, we again take the scenic country roads and join the National Highway for a smooth ride to Khudi, on the outskirts of Jaisalmer town. Away from the hustle and bustle of the town, we stay in traditional mud cottages with a view of the sand dunes that Rajasthan is famous for.

Day 4Dec 13Tuesday

Khuri - Jaisalmer - Khuri

Khuri - Jaisalmer - Khuri

After breakfast at a local village house, we go for a ride around the sand dunes, followed by a ride to the ancient Kuldhara village. A ghost village now, Kuldhara was reportedly abandoned overnight by its residents some time in the 1800s. We also visit the Golden fort that Jaisalmer is famous for. After lunch we ride back to Khudi and you may go for a Jeep or camel safari in the sand dunes. In the evening we watch a folk dance around a bonfire in the sand dunes.

Day 5Dec 14Wednesday

Khuri to Jodhpur

Khuri to Jodhpur

Today's ride is on the National Highway as we head to Jodhpur, popularly known as the "Blue city". We pass through deserted lands, enjoying local Marwari cuisine along the way. After reaching the hotel in Jodhpur, you are free to visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph built from thin, intricately carved sheets of marble that glow in the sunlight.

Day 6Dec 15Thursday

Jodhpur to Bera

Jodhpur to Bera

Today we have a comparatively short ride, as we have something very special in store for you in the evening. In the morning, we visit the now becoming famous Bullet Baba Temple, where a Royal Enfield motorcycle is the revered idol. We then head to Jungle Lodge, a heritage hotel, where leopards rule the surrounding area. The special experience is the evening jeep safari in which there are high chances of sighting a leopard.

Day 7Dec 16Friday

Bera to Udaipur

Bera to Udaipur

Today's ride is special for various reasons. There's the roads - curves and switchbacks on the oldest mountain range in India - the Aravalli hills - that we ride today instead of the usual dead straight ones we've been on so far. Then there are the two famous monuments of not just Rajasthan but of all India. Ranakpur temple, famous for its architecture and intricate carvings and Kumbhalgarh fort, which has a wall that's second only to the Great Wall of China. The best is for the last - the beautiful city of Udaipur, the Venice of the East. After checking in, we drive to Pichola lake to enjoy the mesmerising sight of the whole city with all its beautiful heritage properties and illuminated palaces. This for sure is a sight to behold.

Day 8Dec 17Saturday

Udaipur Rest Day

Udaipur Rest Day

After a week of riding in Rajasthan, a rest day at Udaipur, considered one of the best cities in the world for travel, is a must. Depending upon your interest, you can choose to visit the various sightseeing places in Udaipur, but don't miss visiting the biggest palace in Rajasthan that was built over a period of 400 years.

Day 9Dec 18Sunday

Udaipur to Bundi

Udaipur to Bundi

After a restful day at Udaipur, we ride towards Bundi via Chittorgarh and Bijoliyan, capturing some very scenic views along the way. Located in the south-eastern region of Rajasthan in a narrow valley within the Aravalli Hills like a small retreat, Bundi is also known as the blue city of Eastern Rajasthan. It is mainly famous for its tourist attractions like mansions, forts, paintings, step wells, and palaces.

Day 10Dec 19Monday

Bundi to Ranthambore

Bundi to Ranthambore

The best is, yet again, for last. We visit the Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary for a safari in an open-air bus, taking you up close and personal with tigers in their natural habitat. To make sure that we get to the safari in time, we ride on the national highway to Ranthambore.

Day 11Dec 20Tuesday

Ranthambore to Jaipur

Ranthambore to Jaipur

Today, we leave early for a 4-hour ride on the National Highway to reach Jaipur, planning to arrive by lunchtime. After lunch you can spend the rest of the day sightseeing. Jaipur has very interesting attractions such as the City Palace, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, etc. In the evening, we meet for a party to celebrate a great ride.

Day 12Dec 21Wednesday

Leave from Jaipur

Leave from Jaipur

After breakfast, it's time to head back home after an experience of a lifetime. If you have more time on hand, you may choose to extend your stay in the pink city at your expense and see more of its amazing sights.