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Rajasthani Flavours on a Bike

from $ 2,000

13 Days : Rajasthan is the Land of Kings and synonymous to valour, honour and royalty. Historic tales of battles fought and romance of the riches adorn the walls of the state. Established in the era marked with wartime ballads yet living in the modern period, this beautiful region is a travellers’ destination. Those looking out for the remnants of the past should not pass up a trip to Rajasthan.

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All about the Rajasthani Flavours on a Bike.

Rajasthan, the Land of Kings is synonymous to heroism, royalty and honour. Historic tales of battles fought and romance of the riches adorn the walls of the state. Established in the era marked with wartime ballads yet living in the modern period, this beautiful region is a travellers’ destination. Those looking out for the remnants of the past should not pass up a trip to Rajasthan. For wanderers interested in adventures at the various landscapes should definitely get a glimpse of this venturesome state. And for the ones who plan to have a quiet sojourn gazing at the beauty of the golden sand dunes, Rajasthan tops your list. Come, explore the miscellany of the old and the new in Rajasthan, a glittering jewel of India.

Trip Highlights :

  • Visits to Rajasthan’s most important destinations of Jaipur, Udaipur & Jodhpur
  • Rural Rajasthan at Pushkar, Khejarla and Jalore
  • Cycling in the Aravalli Mountain Range
  • Visits to temples, forts, palaces of the Mughal and Rajput era
  • Stay over at royal palaces and heritage bungalows of the yesteryears
  • Camel Ride in the That Desert
  • The Pushkar Brahma Temple
  • Wild-life safari at Kumbalgargh NP and walks in villages
  • Local sight-seeing in the Lake city of Udaipur
  • Visits to the Pink City of Jaipur and its markets
  • SUV transport & luggage transfers from rendezvous to drop off
  • Local guides & tour leaders
  • Healthy local Indian food
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Modern cycles
  • Tour leaders and guides for the entire journey
  • All accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Grub : Refreshments & water in plenty
  • All transport including taxis and coaches
  • All activities as mentioned in detailed itinerary
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Liquors, beers and bootled beverages
  • Any shopping
  • Laundry
  1. Day 1 Arrival at New Delhi International Airport

    Arrive at Delhi & transfer to Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan and known for its radiance and vibrant colours. It’s also called the Pink City and has many a historical fort to visit. In Jaipur on one one hand you can see bicycles, rickshaws, motorcycles, and tempos and on the other vegetable laden camel carts move along the crowded lanes creating contrasting images of India.

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  2. Day 2 Jaipur

    We begin the day by visiting the famous Amer Fort which combines both Muslim and Hindu architecture.  After visits to the fort, you will visit Jantar Mantar and the Jaipur markets that showcases the vibrancy of Rajasthan.  Walk in the lanes and bazaars of old Jaipur to see artisan shops, temples and traditional houses. if time permits also visit the Hawa Mahal – the most prominent and distinctive of Jaipur’s landmarks.

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  3. Day 3 Kishangargh

    After breakfast, we will transfer you to the outskirts of the city from where cycling will begin. We will be staying at Phool Mahal Palace tonight at an ancient 200 year old castle which has been converted to a Heritage Resort. The  food and the experience is truly royal. At Kishan Garh you can visit the Gundalao Lake as well as the village of Kishangarh in Ajmer.

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  4. Day 4 Pushkar

    The town of Pushkar is known for its mix of Muslim architecture and Rajput building which makes it different from the rest of the places you see. The ride today takes you on back roads which wind through interesting small villages to reach Pushkar. We also go on a sunset walk around the sacred lake, optional climb up to a hilltop temple, cycle to discover wayside shrines and holy places, or explore rose farms by camel cart.

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  5. Day 5 Khejarla

    On day 5 we bike towards Khejarla near Jodhpur. The highlight is of course cycling past the rural setting which is mostly villages. our destination is another highlight where you will stay over at the 400-year-old, Fort Khejarla offering you an enlivening experience. The stunning red sandstone monument is a mesmerizing example of the architecture of the Rajputs. The rugged exterior contradicts an inner paradise with a striking blend of art and architecture leaving one with a magnificent aura! The spellbound grandeur of the Fort offers picturesque settings, latticework friezes, and intricate Jharokas that at once transports you back in time to experience the majesty of a long-gone era of valour and chivalry.The historic structure amalgamates with the golden tint of the desert ambience and the scenic setting suns in its most vibrant shades giving it a fairy tale appearance. Situated in a quiet and serene setting, Khejarla Fort carries a deep history and offers guests all the charisma and grandeur of an exclusive royal experience.

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  6. Day 6-7 Jodhpur

    We start cycling today on flat roads in the rural country-side and transfer a short distance to a hotel in the city of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is famous for its rich history. It is also referred to as the Blue City and ”Sun City”. Blue City is derived due to the blue tinge to the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. It is known as the ”Sun City” for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. Other notable places of interest are the Umaid Bhawan Palace which a portion currently serves as the residence of the current Maharaja Gaj Singh’s family and the remaining portion is a 5 star hotel under the Taj Group of Hotels.

    Later in the day visit the crafts village and go on a camel ride in the That Desert as well as witness rural Rajasthani culture and local life-styles.

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  7. Day 8 Jalore

    We transfer from the city of Jodhpur for a short distance before getting back on our bikes.  Our cycling is flat and easy passing numerous mustard fields. We head to Bhenswara village in Jalore to experience a cultural & rustic Rajasthani village. The experience at the Ravla goes well beyond just staying in a hotel in Rajasthan, you are treated as a family friend by your hosts. Guests are greeted with teeka and moli (tie n die threads) and while departing, a small token of good omen for the journey ahead – jaggery(gur) and a thread of good luck(kakandora) is tied. Your host Mr Shivpratap Singh and his family lives in the same Ravla and are more than happy to entertain and swap tales with guests. They go lengths to keep the cultural heritage of their family alive and offer for guests a traditional cooking class as well as dressing up the Indian way in dhoti or saree.

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  8. Day 9 Ranakpur

    Ranakpur is a village located in the Pali district of Rajasthan which is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. Ranakpur is one among the most famous places to visit in Pali, Rajasthan not only because of its large population of monkeys that live in and around the place but also its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples in India. There is also a small Sun temple which is managed by the Udaipur royal family trust. The route stretches past vast fields of mustard. The terrain is flat and easy as well.

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  9. Day 10 Kumbalgarh

    Today you will bike past mustard fields before climbing up the hills of the Aravallis from 500 ~ 1300 m to stop-over in the town of Kumbalgarh. Kumbalgarh is a prominent spot for the Wild Life Sanctuary and the Kumbalgargh Fort (UNESCO Heritage Site) built in the early fifteenth century with walls that wind 36 Kms along and across hills and valleys of the Aravalli mountain range. This wall is second in list of the longest walls after the The Great Wall of China. In the evening you will go on a safari in the wild-life park which is home to many endangered species of wild-life including the wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha (the four horned antelope), chinkara and hare. In fact, Kumbhalgarh is the only sanctuary in Rajasthan where you can trace wolf engaged in its activities. The list of birds in the park include peacocks and doves as well as birds like red spur owls, parakeets, golden oriole, bulbul, dove, grey pigeons and white breasted kingfishers.

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  10. Day 11-12 Udaipur

    On Day 11, you will bike through the dry deciduous forests of the Aravalli Mountain range and transfer the last stretch to the Pink City of Udaipur where you will witness Rajasthani Folk dance and cultural shows before resting for the night at the Hotel Udai Kotty.

    Next day you will be guided to the city’s highlights including the famous Udaipur City Palace as well as the local markets before visiting the Jagadish temple. The Jagdish temple in Udaipur city is an imposing structure and one that was built in late 17th century. It is an important attraction for its unique architecture & structural highlights. The City Palace at Udaipur was built over a period of 400 years and the complex consists of various smaller palaces atop a hillock. The Palace is considered the largest amongst the many palaces in the entire state of Rajasthan.

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  11. Day 13 Depart from Udaipur (Maharana Pratap Airport)

    Your tour leaders will make arrangements for your transfers to Udaipur airport from where you could catch a flight to the International Airport at Delhi.