Below is a day-by-day itinerary for the “Bullet” to the Desert Tour. This is how we expect the tour to flow, but as you know…adventure happens! Dive in and get excited!
Day 01: New Delhi –
Bharatpur (200 KM)
You’ll board a bus from your hotel at 7am. A 4-5 hour journey will bring you to Bharatpur at around lunch time. After lunch, you’ll be briefed on riding conditions & safety for the trek ahead.
Day 02: Bharatpur (short familiarisation ride to Deeg –
Early morning you can visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park and do some bird watching. Soon after breakfast, we shall be doing a “familiarisation” ride (in an effort to know your bike better, to get familiar with its controls and the riding conditions in India) to Deeg where we also visit the beautiful Palace. The rest of the evening is free for leisure.
Day 03: Bharatpur –
Jaipur (215 KM)
It really begins! After breakfast you’ll kick-
Day 04: Jaipur
The day is yours for sightseeing and Jaipur has a lot to offer! A bus coach and an English guide will take you around the most popular spots.
Day 05: Jaipur –
Nawalgarh (195 KM)
Leaving Jaipur, you head north-
Day 06: Nawalgarh
Referred to as the “open air art gallery” of Rajasthan, the entire Shekhawati region is dotted with fascinating mansions (havelis) embellished with frescoes & colourfully painted walls. You may either explore the town or use the day for rest/relaxation. Alternatively, if you are keen to ride, we’ll be organising a short ride in the surrounding region (optional).
Day 07: Nawalgarh –
Bikaner (250 KM)
Joining the NH-
Day 08: Bikaner –
Jaisalmer (360 KM)
Today we turn south-
Day 09: Jaisalmer
The day is yours for visiting the “Living Fort” (yes, it’s the only fort with a fourth of Jaisalmer’s population living within its walls) and other inquisitively carved mansions which make for some of the most beautiful buildings in the state.
Day 10: Jaisalmer –
Desert Camp (70 KM)
After spending the morning in Jaisalmer, we’ll move further into the Thar desert. A couple of hours ride through the desert villages around Jaisalmer brings you to the desert camp where you will spend the night. Accommodation is in a comfortable campsite, where you can ride Camel into the Sunset and experience Rajasthani music & dance.
Day 11: Desert Camp –
Jodhpur (345 KM)
Continuing eastwards you’ll make your way to Jodhpur, one of the most spectacular destinations in Rajasthan.
Day 12: Jodhpur
The day is yours to visit the places of interest like the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Jaswant Thada.
Day 13: Jodhpur –
Pushkar (215 KM)
Leaving Jodhpur, you’ll head north east to Pushkar, a holy town famous for its lake, various ghats and temples spread all around it.
Day 14: Pushkar –
Bharatpur (355 KM)
Today, you’ll saddle-
Day 15: Bharatpur –
Agra – New Delhi
Today, it’ll be time to say good-
*Distances measured are approximate Odometer readings. Actual / Sat Nav figures can be different.
- 14 nights twin share accommodation
(double-bed rooms or tents)
- English-speaking ride leader & support crew
- Breakfast & Dinners
- Experienced motorcycle mechanics
- Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI rental motorcycle
- Local sight-seeing
(at selected locations)
- Comfortable support vehicle with driver
(for luggage, gear & occasional passengers)
- AC Coach/Train transfers between New Delhi & Bharatpur
(including visit to Taj Majal)
What To Pack
Please note: On all our tours the space on the support vehicles is limited. Hence, we request that you limit your baggage to 25 KG.
- Driver’s license*
- International Driving Permit
- Travel insurance**
- Protective Riding Gloves
- Riding boots
- Riding jacket & pants
- Rain suit
- Riding goggles
- Eye drops
- Insect repellent
- Ear Plugs
*Full and valid for a 500cc motorcycle
**Must cover riding 500cc motorcycles
***We provide these for you
Daytime temperatures on our Rajasthan tours will be in the high twenties and low thirties. However, the temperature can plunge in the late night/early mornings (below 10°C).
Thunderstorms are possible so it is advised to bring water-proofs.
All Rajasthan tours start and end in New Delhi. The temperature range in winter in New Delhi is 16°C to 21°C. Night time temperatures average 2-8°C.
The following vaccinations are recommended for your trip to India* (if visiting for less than 5 months):
- Hepatitis A
- Japanese Encephalitis, Poliomyelitis
Please ensure you are also up to date with routine vaccinations such as:
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
- Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus (DPT)
- Rotavirus (for children)
If you are arriving from the following countries it is required for you to have the Yellow Fever vaccine:
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Cote d’lvoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- French Guiana
*This is a general guide. Please consult your doctor for country specific medical advice.
Telephone: Country code is 91
Mobile phone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is limited to major towns.
Internet: Wi-Fi is available in most hotels and cafes.
Post: Airmail service to U.S and Western Europe takes up to two weeks.
Visas & Documents
When travelling to India you will need the following documents:
- Passport (valid at least 6 months past the intended period of stay)
- Indian Tourist Visa
Indian Tourist Visa
Travelers should apply for a tourist e-visa before they visit India. Processing time is generally between 36-48 hours, you can apply for an e-Visa here. These are single/multiple entry visa’s that are valid for a 30/60-day stay. To see if you are eligible for a tourist e-visa visit this website.
Your adventure starts now! Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.
What happens then?
We’ll get back to you within a couple of days with a registration form. This is to make sure you are, in fact, able to tour (eg: Healthy with an adventurous streak!). Once you’ve returned the completed registration form we’ll send you an email with the price of your tour and a full list of T’s & C’s.
To pay for your tour, we only accept Bank telegraphic (wire) transfer.
It’s our preferred option because it’s safe, transparent & cheap. While it may seem like outdated technology where you’re from, it’s still standard business practice here. Transfer of funds takes place from your bank account directly to our bank account (with reasonable commissions or charges levied by the banks).
Our T’s & C’s document details more info about our payment policy, but if you’ve got questions about ‘wiring’ money please don’t hesitate to contact us or your bank.
I’ve paid, now what?
We’ll send you an email with confirmation, a receipt, and everything else you need to know – so you can get ready for new experiences, with new friends, in foreign lands!
The open road beckons. See you at the airport.
The fine print
Booking shall be subject to availability & eligibility. Your booking is confirmed after deposit is received as per the terms & conditions. Your privacy is protected and we agree not to share the information provided with third parties for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, unless legally required.
The price of the tour is per person on the basis of twin-share accommodation. “Twin Share” means sharing a “double bed” or a “twin bed” room with your companion, or another member of the tour of the same gender.
If you don’t want to share a room you can purchase a single accommodation add-on. Single Accommodation is subject to availability. On the Himalayan Tours, it cannot be guaranteed at locations where we stay in “tented camps” as the availability of such accommodation is scarce during the high season.
We reserve the right to impose a “single accommodation” price on a participant, like a minor participant or an unaccompanied participant, if he/she cannot be accommodated with another member of the tour due to any reason(s).
To participate as a rider an individual has to be an adult above the age of 18 years at the time of the tour, holding a valid full motorcycle driving license authorizing him/her to ride a 500cc motorcycle and in sufficiently good health to undertake a motorcycle journey without any pre-existing medical condition(s) which may be detrimental to the participants health & safety. To participate as a co-rider on the pillion an individual has to be above the age of 12 years.
Further details will be available for your perusal in the terms & conditions appended to the tour registration form.