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Bicycle Tour: Colours of Rajasthan

(9 Nights / 10 Days)

  • Tour Cost on Twin-share CATEGORY-1 HOTELS: US$ 1950 OWN ROOM SURCHARGE: US$ 350
    CATEGORY-2 HOTELS: US$ 2575 OWN ROOM SURCHARGE: US$ 895
  • Tour Type GUIDED WITH SUPPORT VEHICLE
  • Bike Hire INCLUDED
  • Cycling 7 DAYS (APPROX 500 KM)
  • Tour Start / End JAIPUR / UDAIPUR
  • 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 timeless mystery and beauty of Rajasthan can be experienced through this bike trip. As well as visiting magnificent sites such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh and Udaipur, we also cycle through the countryside to lesser known jewels such as Khimsar to explore the great Thar Desert and Jojawar to discover the rural India and the colourful people who make it so unique.

Visit important tourist sights - the great forts and palace museums, enjoy a camel safari in the Thar Desert, ride a country train in Jojawar, and experience rural India first hand.

We stay in the charming hotels, explore countryside, and interact with the friendly inhabitants who make Rajasthan the colourful and vibrant state that it is known the world over


THE ITINERARY

JAIPUR (2 NIGHTS), KHIMSAR (2 NIGHTS) JODHPUR (1 NIGHT), JOJAWAR (2 NIGHTS), KUMBHALGARH (1 NIGHT), UDAIPUR (1 NIGHT)

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Day 1: Arrive Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur today. You will be received at the airport / train station and taken to your hotel. (Jaipur is not an international airport. We recommend flying into Delhi and taking a train to Jaipur. Alternate transit airport for Jaipur is Mumbai. For more info, please check our tour notes below).

Day 2: Jaipur
Today will be a sightseeing tour of Jaipur (non-cycling). We will visit Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar (medieval observatory) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).







Day 3: Jaipur - Khimsar

Cycle to Khimsar. Located on the edge of the Thar Desert between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Khimsar is a truly remote and romantic desert town. Total distance 295 KM (cycling as desired). In the afternoon enjoy a camel ride.

Day 4: Day Excursion to Nagaur
Today we cycle to the historic place of Nagaur. Nagaur is a sleepy medieval town, as if left unchanged by time. The massive protective walls of the Nagaur Fort encompass an ancient complex of richly painted palaces, mosques, temples, reservoirs, open terraces. Total distance 95 KM (cycling as desired).






Day 5: Khimsar - Jodhpur

Cycle to Jodhpur which has grown to become the second largest city of Rajasthan without shedding its medieval splendour. Total distance 100 KM (cycling as desired). In the afternoon we will visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India and unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur.

Day 6: Jodhpur - Jojawar
After breakfast we explore Bishnoi villages. We continue cycling to Jojawar, a little garisson fort set amidst the Aravalli hills...the fort offers old world charm of the princely fiefdoms of yesteryear. Total distance 124 KM (cycling as desired).







Day 7: Jojawar

Today we will cycle the countryside of Jojawar that boasts of very interesting landscapes. The camel herding Rabaris are an ethnic group only to be found around Jojawar and we will cycle to their homesteads and learn about their lives. Total distance 40-50 KM.

DDay 8: Jojawar - Kumbhalgarh
Cycle to Kumbhalgarh Fort. Cradled in the cluster of thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravali ranges, this formidable medieval citadel is encompassed by a 36 km long boundary wall. Total distance 77 KM.





Day 9: Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur

Cycle to Ranakpur - one of the biggest and the most important Jain temples in India. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are very well preserved and one of the most holy places for Jain pilgrimage. We continue to Udaipur, where the cycling part of the tour ends. Total distance 125 KM (cycling as desired).

Day 10: Udaipur - Onward Journey
The city of lakes', as Udaipur is called, is one of the most sought after destinations in entire India. In the morning you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting the City Palace, Sahelion-ki-bari and Jagdish Temple.






Later in the day, our representative will take you to Udaipur airport for your onward journey.

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. This could be a non-cycling tour as well. 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
  • 9 Breakfast
  • Arrival and departure transfers with our representative
  • A culture guide for sightseeing in Jaipur and Udaipur
  • Entrance fees to all cultural sights as per itinerary
  • Camel ride in Khimsar
  • All cycling arrangements: An accompanying air-conditioned support vehicle, An accompanying Cycling Guide, Cycles, Spares for cycles, Bottled Water + Soft Drinks + Snacks during Cycling and Drives
  • All currently applicable taxes


EXCLUSIONS:

  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, drinks, etc
  • Any other meals than those mentioned above
  • 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.
  • THESE PRICES ARE VALID TILL APRIL 15, 2017


HOTELS :

Category-1 hotels are some of the finest reasonable priced hotels (heritage palaces, home-stays, modern city hotels, tented camps, resorts, etc) that have been chosen by us for their levels of quality and value for money. To be considered for inclusion in our tours, a hotel must adhere to strict quality standards and hospitality. Category-2 hotels are premier hotels that are some of the best, if not the best, at all the destinations

If any of these are unavailable on your dates of travel, we will substitute them with similar quality accommodation.


Jaipur: Khandela Haveli

A charming heritage hotel, has lovely architecture and frescos and offers traditional royal hospitality.

Jaipur: Samode Haveli

Unexpected and charming, this is a self-contained, intimate, heritage hotel, hidden deep in the folds of old jaipur.

Room: Deluxe

Hotel Website...





Khimsar: Fort

A 16th century fort perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India.

Room: Standard Room

Khimsar: Dunes Village

This village nestles amidst sand dunes of Thar Desert that seem to roll into eternity.

Room: Hut

Hotel Website...




Jodhpur: Ratan Vilas

Built in 1920, Ratan Vilas with its imposing yet delicately carved exterior and elegant interiors is a genuine heritage edifice.

Room: Standard

Jodhpur: Taj Harimahal

With its stunning architecture and Moghul-inspired domes and murals, Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal is a premier deluxe hotel.

Room: Superior

Hotel Website...




Jojawar: Rawla Jojawar

Set amidst the Aravalli hills, this little garrison fort was once a major principality of the Royal house of Marwar.

Room: Standard

Jojawar: Rawla Jojawar

Set amidst the Aravalli hills, this little garrison fort was once a major principality of the Royal house of Marwar.

Room: Suite

Hotel Website...


Kumbhalgarh: Kumbhal Castle

Located amidst lush green surroundings near Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhal Castle exudes heritage of Rajasthan.

Room: Standard

Kumbhalgarh: The Aodhi

Hidden by trees, beside the hills crowned by the ruggedly majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort, nestles The Aodhi, a sanctuary-resort.

Room: Standard

Hotel Website...



Udaipur: Jagat Niwas

An early 17th century haveli nestled on the eastern banks of the Lake Pichola.

Room: Standard

Udaipur: Fateh Garh

Fateh Garh is perched on a hill within the very heart of Lake city Udaipur is yet blissfully away from the familiar drone.

Room: Renaissance Room

Hotel Website...



Trip Notes:

  • CYCLING: Daily cycling ranges between 50 to 80 kilometres. Instead of giving a certain number of kilometres each day, we mention total distances between the destinations and leave the choice of cycling distances to our guests as capabilities and interests vary. The remaining distance can be covered in the support vehicle.
  • 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. Towards the end of the tour you will gradually ride uphill as you reach Aravalli hills. 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.
  • HOW TO REACH: Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is accessible by flights from Mumbai and by flights and trains from Delhi. We recommemd that you arrive into Delhi, stay couple of nights, and then take an early morning train to Jaipur. A day trip to Agra is also possible from Delhi. At the end of the tour in Udaipur, you could fly to either Goa or Kerala. Do write to us for options and we will be happy to offer free travel advice or make pre / post travel arrangements for you.

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