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Bike Trip: COLOURS OF RAJASTHAN

(9 Nights / 10 Days)

The timeless mystery and beauty of Rajasthan can be experienced through this bike trip. Apart from visiting popular sites such as Delhi, Jaipur and Pushkar, we cycle through the countryside to lesser known jewels to discover the rural India and the colourful people who make it so unique.

We see fascinating forts, palaces and temples of the bygone era and experience India’s rich cultural heritage.

We stay in the charming heritage hotels…some of these were royal residences now converted into hotels. We explore countryside, and interact with the friendly inhabitants who make Rajasthan the colourful and vibrant state that it is known the world over.


  • Tour Cost on Twin-share:
    CATEGORY-1 HOTELS: US$ 1575, OWN ROOM SURCHARGE: US$ 300
    CATEGORY-2 HOTELS: US$ 2000, OWN ROOM SURCHARGE: US$ 695
  • Tour Type: GUIDED WITH SUPPORT VEHICLE
  • Bike Hire: INCLUDED
  • Cycling: 7 DAYS (APPROX 350 KM)
  • Tour Start / End: NEW DELHI
  • Departure Dates: DAILY: JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC (Supplement applicable on tours between Dec 20 and Jan 10)
  • Group Size: 2 TO 8 PEOPLE
  • Given Below: THE ITINERARY , INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS , HOTEL DETAILS , TRIP NOTES


THE ITINERARY

DELHI - JAIPUR - SAWARDA - ROOPANGARH - KISHANGARH - PUSHKAR - DELHI

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Day 1: Arrive Delhi

You will be received at Delhi airport and taken to your hotel. Delhi with its Old and New parts, each with its specific charm and glory, makes a very interesting city for its sustenance to medieval and modern cultures at the same time and space. Sightseeing tour available at extra cost.


Day 2: Delhi - Jaipur

We take the morning train to Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur is popularly known as the 'pink city' because of the pink paint applied to the buildings in its old walled city. It is steeped in history and culture with magnificent forts and palaces.






Day 3:Jaipur

This morning we will begin cycling, visiting the major attractions in Jaipur – the magnificent Amber Fort, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar (medieval observatory) and Hawa Mahal (palace of winds). Cycling 30-35 KM


Day 4: Jaipur - Sawarda

Today we will cycle to Sawarda. Fort Sawarda has a proud history and has witnessed some of the important milestones in the history of the region. Cycling 50-60 KM.






Day 5: Sawarda

Cycle to Sambhar Lake in a loop ride. Enmeshed in history, unique in beauty and rich in salt, the Lake remains nature’s blessing to arid Rajasthan. A network of narrow gauge trains transport salt from the lake to the processing plant. Cycling 40-50 KM.


Day 6: Sawarda - Roopangarh

Today we cycle to Roopangarh Palace which was built in AD 1648. Originally a nine turreted Fort, it has been built added on by several generations. The town reflects the spirit of a lesser known India. Cycling 50-60 KM






Day 7: Roopangarh - Kishangarh

Cycle to Kishangarh. Located in the heart of Rajasthan, Kishangarh offers the very best of Rajasthan's heritage and culture. The majestic fort of Kishangarh, where you will spend the night, has a 17th century moat as its backdrop and faces the vast rain fed Gundalao Lake in front. Cycling 40-50 KM


Day 8: Kishangarh - Pushkar

This morning we cycle to Pushkar. Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. It is a lake-side town with many temples and bathing ghats and throughout the year the devotees at Lake can be seen ritual bathing. Cycling 40-50 KM.






Day 9: Pushkar

Besides ritual bathing Pushkar is also the only place where there is temple for Brahma — the creator god of the Hindu Trinity. Each year Pushkar is also the venue for a massive pilgrim and cattle fair which lasts about a week. Today we explore Pushkar and the outskirts. Cycling 30-40 KM


Day 10: Pushkar - Delhi - Onward Journey

This afternoon we will drive to Ajmer train station to catch the train back to Delhi. On arival at Delhi, you will be recived and taken to Delhi airport. We will be pleased to make additional arrangements and suggest things to see and places to stay should you wish to extend your stay in India. Ask us for optional add-on tours by writing to us here:contact@indiaonbicycle.com





INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation on twin-share basis in the mentioned or similar hotels
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • Arrival and departure transfers with our representative
  • An accompanying support vehicle
  • An accompanying cycling guide on cycling days
  • Bicycle Rental and Spares
  • Bottled water during cycling
  • All currently applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, drinks, etc
  • Any other meals than those mentioned above
  • Entrance fee to monuments
  • Domestic or International airfare
  • Any insurance coverage
  • Airport or VISA fee
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Any extra expenses incurred for reasons beyond our control such as emergency evacuation, natural calamity, etc
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as INCLUDED

NOTES:

  • A SUPPLEMENT, AS CHARGED BY HOTELS, WILL BE APPLICABLE ON TOURS BETWEEN DEC 20 TO JAN 10 AND DURING PUSHKAR FAIR.
  • THESE PRICES ARE VALID TILL APRIL 15, 2018

HOTELS :

If any of these are unavailable on your dates of travel, we will substitute them with similar quality accommodation. For private trips, many more accommodation options are available.



CATEGORY 1 HOTELS
CATEGORY 2 HOTELS

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Trip Notes:

  • CYCLING: Daily cycling ranges between 50 to 60 kilometres. If any group member wishes to cycle less, they may hop on to the support vehicle for a part of the journey.

  • TERRAIN: In Rajasthan most of the roads are asphalt, however, in small villages, the roads are either broken or have been cobbled, thus making it difficult to use road bikes. Mostly along rustic rural lanes where there is little or no traffic, you get to experience rural India at its best. There are occassional stretches of busier roads as well, however, we provide 100% support vehicle to give you a lift if you would rather not ride on these sections. You will experience Rajasthan countryside firsthand and encounter pink-turbaned men, women carrying fodder in colourful skirts and camel carts plying along the roads.

  • WEATHER: January to mid-April and October to December is the best time to cycle in Rajasthan. Average temperatures range from max of 25°C and minimum of 7°C. The desert sun is not so intense and the days are cool and pleasant, perfect for cycling. The mornings and evenings are generally cool and mild, however, January and late December can be very cold. There is no humidity and little or no rain can be expected. May, June, July and August are extremely hot and not recommended for cycling. For detailed travel kit recommendations, please refer to our FAQ section.

For booking or other queries, please write to us at: contact@indiaonbicycle.com