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Bike Trip: GOLDEN TRIANGLE

(9 Nights / 10 Days)

This golden triangle cycling tour covers the cultural highlights of North India - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These vibrant historical towns with stunning forts, palaces and temples of medieval times (and also Taj Mahal).

Apart from these major destinations, you will also visit the off-beat towns of Karauli and Talabgaon. This is stunning countryside, ideal for cyclists.

During this trip, stay in few charming heritage hotels…some of these were royal residences now converted into hotels.




  • Tour Cost on Twin-share: CATEGORY-1 HOTELS: US$ 2100, CATEGORY-2 HOTELS: US$ 2650
    (US$ 100 PER PERSON DISCOUNT ON MORE THAN 2 BOOKING)
  • Tour Type: GUIDED WITH SUPPORT VEHICLE
  • Bike Hire: INCLUDED
  • Cycling: 7 DAYS (APPROX 400-450 KM)
  • Tour Start / End: DELHI
  • Departure Dates: DAILY: JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC (Supplement applicable between 20th Dec-10th Jan)
  • Group Size: 2 TO 8 PEOPLE
  • Given Below: THE ITINERARY, INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS, HOTEL DETAILS, TRIP NOTES


THE ITINERARY

DELHI - AGRA - BHARATPUR - KARAULI - TALABGAON - JAIPUR - DELHI

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Day 1: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi today. 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

Enjoy a non-cycling tour of Delhi visiting medieval Jama Mosque (rickshaw ride and walking tour included) followed by monuments of New Delhi - Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Lutyens’ buildings.






Day 3: Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur

Transfer to Agra (3.5 hours) to visit the Taj Mahal. After visiting the Taj Mahal, you will be driven to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (1.5 hour). Try out bicycles in the evening. Cycling 10-15 km


Day 4: Bharatpur

Early this morning we will cycle inside Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary, one of the finest bird sanctuaries with over 360 species of birds. After lunch we will cycle to Deeg Palace and Fort. Cycling 60-70 km






Day 5: Bharatpur - Karauli

Today we will cycle to Karauli. The 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 Cycling 60-70 KM.


Day 6: Karauli

We go for a loop ride around Kaila Devi National Park. The park is a part of the Project Tiger and is a buffer zone to Ranthambore National park. Cycling 30-40 KM






Day 7: Karauli - Talabgaon

Cycle to Talabgaon located in rural Rajasthan. This is a beautiful ride through the countryside and you will see small villages, narrow country roads and very less traffic. Cycling 50-60 km


Day 8: Talabgaon - Jaipur

Today we will cycle to Jaipur. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is known as the 'pink city' because of the pink paint applied to the buildings in its old walled city. Jaipur is steeped in history and culture and the past comes alive here in magnificent forts and palaces. Cycling 50-60 KM





Day 9: Jaipur

Cycle in Jaipur and surrounding countryside. Included today will be Amber Fort, one of the more fascinating of Indian forts. It was the ancient capital of the erstwhile Jaipur state. Cycling 30-40 KM.


Day 10: Jaipur - Delhi

Today you will be driven to Delhi airport (5 hours) for your international onward flight. 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 add-on tours by writing to us here: contact@periplustravel.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 and Helmet
  • Entrance fee to monuments
  • 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
  • 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.
  • THESE PRICES ARE VALID TILL APRIL 15, 2023

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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Delhi: Red Fox Delhi Airport

Red Fox Hotel is located 4 kms away the airport and lies in close proximity to various entertainment and cultural destinations of the city.

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Delhi: The Claridges

The Claridges is one of the best addresses in Lutyens' Delhi since the 1950s.

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Bharatpur: Laxmi Vilas Palace

Situated in a beautiful location close to Keoladeo National Park. The hospitality here goes beyond the narrowly appointed rooms, period decor and antique furniture.

Website: http://laxmivilas.com/
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Bharatpur: Laxmi Vilas Palace (Suite)

Situated in a beautiful location close to Keoladeo National Park. The hospitality here goes beyond the narrowly appointed rooms, period decor and antique furniture.

Website: http://laxmivilas.com/

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Karauli: Bhanwar Vilas Palace

The beautiful Bhanwar Vilas Palace was built as a royal residence in 1938.


Website: http://www.karauli.com/
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Karauli: Bhanwar Vilas Palace (Suite)

The beautiful Bhanwar Vilas Palace was built as a royal residence in 1938.


Website: http://www.karauli.com/

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Talabgaon: Talabgaon Castle

A heritage hotel in rural Rajasthan, with a stunning countryside.

Website: http://www.talabgaoncastle.com/
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Talabgaon: Talabgaon Castle (Suite)

A heritage hotel in rural Rajasthan, with a stunning countryside.

Website: http://www.talabgaoncastle.com/

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Jaipur: Khandela Haveli

The Haveli presents traditional architecture and frescos and offers traditional hospitality with modern comforts.

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Jaipur: Samode Haveli

A quintessential Indo-Saracenic regal residence, Samode Haveli is seeped in history and tradition.

Website: http://www.samode.com/samodehaveli/









Trip Notes:

  • CYCLING: Daily cycling ranges between 40 to 60 kilometres. On certain days, the distance between two destinations is longer than 100 KM and you may cycle more if you wish. If not, you may cover the remaining distance in the support vehicle.

  • TERRAIN: In this region 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 (major part will be flat) you get to experience rural India at its best. There are few 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.

  • WEATHER: January to mid-April and October to December is the best time to cycle in this region. 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@periplustravel.com