Mo-bike Endeavour –V – From the Taj to the birds and tigers, from the great east to a magnificent south, some spiritual dabbles in the center whose heritage ad forts are touch points on the route that takes us with speed to places that reveal almost everything that Rajasthan has to offer. Almost everything, not everything…….
1. Intention.Through long ranging rides explore the colours and culture Rajasthan as best as feasible and try to assimilate as much as feasible of its magnificent culture and great history by being with the people everywhere on a super adventure filled ride. If embellished with horse and camel safaris this can be the best fun trip for you, a fore-runner of many more for which you will surely return.

2. Duration. 21 days of packed hard driving within Rajasthan. Additional three days to cater for Delhi and Agra.

3. Best time. October to March

4. Age Profile. 18 years upwards, as per fitness.

5. Broad Itinerary.(Refer Map)

(a) Transfer from airport to a hotel to rest and recoup and a full or half day sight seeing depending on arrival timings. (For those that have visited Delhi earlier the halt at Delhi can be minimized).

(b) The main trip starts with the Taj Mahal at Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. Night at Bharatpur followed by an early morning rendezvous with the birds at the Keoladeo Sanctuary. An early lunch and we visit Deeg before turning for Alwar where we spend a night at a fort resort. The third day we drive into the Sariska sanctuary where after visiting Bharitraji and Pandu Pol we head for Hindaun via the revered Mahwa Balaji. The next day after Hindaun we detour to the Todgarh Raoli sanctuary and then head for Sawai Madhopur where Ankur Resorts hosts us for the night before we spend half a day in the world famed Ranthambore National Park giving the tigers there a chance to view us. A Bundi halt over sends us off via Kota to some very beautiful water bodies and we spend the night near Jhalawar. A westward dash to Pratapgarh followed by Chittaurgarh, the most historic of all the forts of Rajasthan. A long southern sweep then brings us to Udaipur and its charms. (Total 8 nights).

(c) Udaipur deserves the two nights we give to this picturesque cultural repository. Westward-ho and off we head for the Aravalli range where we will visit the beautiful temple at Eklinghji and cross onto the Marwar plains. We spend three days in cross country forays into parts of this beautiful, if rocky, hill range taking in Ranakpur Temple and the fabled Kumbalgarh Fort at the same time. An excellent option opens up as instead of mo-bikes this can be done on horse back – the Marwari horse is a magnificent steed and it may take a more than a little persuasion to get you to accept to return to your mo-bikes. (Horse safari is an alternative to mo-bikes for these three days). If adhering only to mo-bikes these three days have equal interest in the Aravallis. After 3 great nights we next head for Jodhpur. (Total 5 nights).

(d) Long drives now commence as after a night at Jodhpur we catch the rising sun as we head for Jaisalmer where we halt for a night and after another half-days tourist drives we turn north eastwards for Bikaner. Two nights at Bikaner and a day and a night in the intriguing Shekawati belt. Two nights at Jaipur concludes this tryst with Rajasthan and we head for Delhi. (Total 7 nights).

(e) A night and a day at Dehi and the next flight home awaits us even as we already make up our minds to return for another exciting trip

6. Accommodation. This will be a mix of hotels, heritage locations, tents both luxurious and small, home stays and the odd night under the stars. Changes can be made to suit specific participant requirements.

7. Cost of Basic Itinerary above (Delhi airport back to Delhi airport).

(a) Our tariff is all-inclusive in India and based on a group of 10 or more for the basic itinerary suggested above. This includes airport transfers, hotel and basic sightseeing costs at Delhi, Agra and at all halts in Rajasthan en route, train fare, costs of the horse and/or camel rides, costs of bike rentals and service and maintenance throughout the trip, tips, accommodation (twin sharing), water and all meals. However international air-fares, airport taxes, visa charges, duty on any items and personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry, tobacco, telephone charges, camera charges where applicable and individual expenses incurred away from the plan for the group are excluded. Costing details based in finalized plans on request.

(b) Registration. As winter is the peak tourist period it is essential that Registration be done at least four months prior to arrival. Half the determined costs of this Expedition to be paid on registration and the balance to be paid six weeks prior to arrival.

8. Changes in the itinerary, if requested, can be worked out and costs evaluated separately. Or, any other specified itinerary can be developed to match your interests.