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Bike Trip: Highlights of North India

(9 Nights / 10 Days)

  • Tour Cost on Twin-share CATEGORY-1 HOTELS: US$ 2200 OWN ROOM SURCHARGE: US$ 450
  • Bike Hire INCLUDED
  • Cycling 6 DAYS (APPROX 500 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

India is a land associated not just with its thousands of year old rich culture, but also for its abundant wildlife.

In this North India bike tour, we will visit the well-known cultural centres of Delhi, Agra, Karauli and Jaipur where we will see fascinating monuments of the bygone era and stay in beautiful palaces and forts converted into heritage hotels. If we are lucky we will get the opportunity to interact with the members of the royal family!

For wildlife, we will first cycle in the Keoloadeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world with over 300 species of birds. We will cycle through the Kaila Devi National Park which is part of the Project Tiger and has numerous varieties of birds and mammals. India is the largest repository with about 55% of world's wild tigers found almost all over the country. We will attempt catching a glimpse this majestic animal at one of the best sanctuaries in India, the Ranthambore National Park.



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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.

Day 2: Delhi
Today we will visit the medieval Jama Mosque followed by a rickshaw ride and walking tour of Old Delhi. Later we will visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and drive past Lutyens' Delhi that houses important Government buildings.

Day 3: Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur

Early morning drive to Agra (3.5 hours) and visit the Taj Mahal, the eternal monument of love. After visiting the Taj Mahal, you will be driven to Bharatpur (1 hour). End the day with a dip in the lovely pool here

Day 4: Bharatpur
Early this morning we will begin cycling as we visit Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world with over 360 species of birds. After breakfast we will cycle to Deeg, a beautiful garden town with sparkling fountains and meticulous palaces. Cycling 60-70 KM

Day 5: Bharatpur - Karauli

Today we will cycle to Karauli in the heart of rural Rajasthan. The old, holy city of Karauli was officially founded in 1348 AD, however, legend has it that it was established by Raja Bijal pal Jadon, the 88th descendent of Lord Krishna, as far back as 995 AD. Total distance 110 KM (cycling as desired).

Day 6: Karauli
Loop ride with picnic lunch around Kaila Devi National Park, a part of the Project Tiger and buffer zone to Ranthambore National park. In the evening, we will explore the 500-year-old Karauli city palace. Cycling 40-50 KM.

Day 7: Karauli - Ranthambore

Cycle to Ranthambore National Park. Earlier the private hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these predators in the wild. Total distance 110 KM (cycling as desired).

Day 8: Ranthambore
Early this morning we go for a jeep safari inside the National Park to attempt catching a glimpse of the elusive tiger and other wildlife of the park. Riding in open jeeps with a Naturalist, the safari lasts for 3-4 hours. Afternoon cycling in the periphery of the Reserve forest. Cycling 30-40 KM.

Day 9: Ranthambore - Jaipur

Early morning another game drive. After breakfast we cycle to Jaipur. Total distance 160 KM (cycling as desired). Jaipur is known as the 'pink city' and is steeped in history and culture with magnificent forts and palaces.

Day 10: Jaipur - Delhi - Onward Journey
Guided sightseeing tour of Amber Fort. Afterwards you will be driven to Delhi airport (5 hours). 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


  • Accommodation on twin-share basis in the mentioned or similar hotels
  • 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers with our representative
  • A local English Speaking Guide for cultural sightseeing in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
  • Rickshaw ride and walking tour in old Delhi
  • 2 Jeep Safaris in Ranthambore National Park with a Naturalist
  • Entrance fee to the monuments / parks / sanctuaries mentioned in the itinerary
  • 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


  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, drinks, etc
  • Any other meals than those mentioned above
  • 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




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.

Delhi: Amarya Villa

A 3-storey villa, an idyllic home-away-from-home with stylish and sunny guestrooms.
Room: Standard

Delhi: The Claridges

Graceful architecture, elegant décor, and a blend of old-world charm and contemporary facilities with excellent location.

Room: Deluxe

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Bharatpur: Laxmi Vilas Palace

The heritage hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace is situated in a beautiful location close to Keoladeo National Park.

Room: Deluxe

Bharatpur: Laxmi Vilas Palace

The heritage hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace is situated in a beautiful location close to Keoladeo National Park

Room: Suite

Hotel Website...

Karauli: Bhanwar Vilas Palace

A beautiful palace designed in colonial style and furnished in period furniture. It was built as a royal residence in 1938.

Room: Standard

Karauli: Bhanwar Vilas Palace

A beautiful palace designed in colonial style and furnished in period furniture. It was built as a royal residence in 1938.

Room: Suite

Hotel Website...

Ranthambore: Ranthambore Kothi

Cocooned midst the lush green forests and edged with the soothing sight of natural lake.

Room: Standard

Ranthambore: Khem Villas

A jungle retreat designed to provide peace and tranquility within its luxurious and very personal atmosphere.

Room: Luxury Tent

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Jaipur: Khandela Haveli

A charming heritage hotel offering traditional royal hospitality with modern comforts.

Room: Deluxe

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...

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.
  • 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.

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