by Bike
INDIVIDUAL TOUR GROUP TOUR

Riding with the Rajputs

  • 1320 km
  • 13 days / 12 nights
Jaipur - Ajmer - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Abu Road - Mount Abu - Udaipur
Activity :
  • Culture
  • Culinary
Terrain :
  • Mountain
  • Desert
  • Urban

Explore the land of Rajputana Royalty, feel the sun, the sand and taste Rajasthani tradition like never before, this time, by road. Drive around western Rajasthan with us to soak in the variety of flavours this vibrant state has to offer!

Trip Type
Self Drive 365
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight- seeing destinations. That’s because when you’re out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Easy
Here's a road trip that is suited to those looking for a laid back drive, as well as veterans.

Is this road trip for me?

  • If you find Rajasthani tradition fascinating, this trip is just for you. Before you get out, just keep a check on the thermometer though.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the sunrise at the Chulgiri Jain Temple
  • Make a wish at the Ajmer Dargah Sharif
  • Visit India's only Brahma Temple at Pushkar
  • Be awed by Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort
  • Explore the Golden Fort, India's only living fortification
  • Enjoy the festivities of desert life at Sam Sand Dunes
Start of Tour Jaipur
Day 1
Total Driving Distance 1320 km
End of Tour Udaipur
Day 13
  • Driving Days :

    Total 10 Days

  • Rest Days :

    Total 3 Days

  • Day 1 Jaipur
    • None (Meals on your own)
    • Arrival transfer from airport / railway station to hotel in Jaipur.
    • Overnight in Jaipur.

  • Transfers

    Arrival transfer from airport / railway station to hotel in Jaipur.

    Welcome to your tour. On arrival at the airport / railway station in Jaipur, you will be ushered to your hotel.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this brilliantly planned city as per your choice. In the evening, you could hop into a tuk-tuk or an e-rickshaw, and go shopping at Jaipur's popular markets - Johari Bazar, Tripola Bazaar and Chand Pol. If you have your better half with you, be prepared to return with loads of bags and a slimmer wallet. A good way to wrap up the day would be to stop by Pandit Kulfi for some of their creamy-smooth treats.

  • Day 2 Jaipur
    • Breakfast
    • Visit Amber Fort, en route photo-stop at Hawa Mahal in a chauffeur-driven car.
    • Overnight in Jaipur.

  • Activities

    Visit Amber Fort, en route photo-stop at Hawa Mahal in a chauffeur-driven car.

    Today you start with a visit to North Jaipur, the fort-zone of Rajasthan's capital. Our driver will pick you up early in the morning (recommended 0730 hours) from your hotel for a guided sightseeing tour of Amber Fort. En route, there will be a photo-stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). The structure is actually a 5 storey facade of delicately carved windows which has become a landmark of Jaipur.
    From here, head to Amer Fort, the most popular attraction of the city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a classic example of the synergy between Rajputana and Hindu architecture.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure to explore various attractions at Jaipur like the Jaigarh Fort, the Nahargarh Fort, and shop at the bustling Tripola Bazar. Wrap up your day with a delicious dinner at the Peacock Rooftop restaurant.

  • Day 3 Jaipur
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a city tour of Jaipur in a chauffeur-driven car.
    • Overnight in Jaipur.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a city tour of Jaipur in a chauffeur-driven car.

    Today after breakfast, you will be taken in a chauffeur-driven car to the Chulgiri Jain Temple. This hill-top Jain temple is known for its serene atmosphere, beautiful marble statues, and is the best place to catch the sunrise in Jaipur. On your way back, visit the lush-green Sisodia Rani Palace Garden, built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh (founder of Jaipur) for his second queen, Rani of Sisodia.

  • Other Recommendation

    Take the rest of the day to explore the various sights of Jaipur like the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and the Galtaji Temple.

  • Day 4 Jaipur
    • Ride
    • Distance:170 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from the hotel in Jaipur to the hotel in Ajmer, en route visit Digamber Jain Temple, Ajmer Sharif Dargah and the Brahma Temple.
    • Overnight in Ajmer.

  • Activities

    Ride from the hotel in Jaipur to the hotel in Ajmer, en route visit Digamber Jain Temple, Ajmer Sharif Dargah and the Brahma Temple.

    Early this morning, your motorcycle will be delivered to you at your hotel. Ride out of Jaipur on NH 48 towards Ajmer. The road is smooth all the way to Ajmer, and you will hardly feel the distance. Ajmer, world-famous for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, is located between two of Rajasthan's biggest cities - Jaipur and Jodhpur - and has quite a few sites that you shouldn't miss. Of these, the first one is the Digamber Jain Temple that is located just before Ajmer. This sprawling temple complex is known for its marble-intensive construction, and gorgeous stone carvings. The Dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, also known as the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, is a short 11 km ride from here. However, Ajmer is congested and it is best to park your motorcycle away from the shrine and walk down to it. Just 3 km further is the Taragarh Fort, a 14th century Rajputana monument which served as a medical centre under the British rule.
    A ride to Pushkar from here would take you less than an hour, and that's where you are headed next. This is an easy trip and the climb up to Pushkar is quite a fun ride too. Explore the most popular Brahma Temple (one of the rare temples dedicated to Lord Brahma) and the Pushkar Lake, which is said to have been formed where the petals of Brahmaji's lotus flower fell on earth. On the way, you could stop by the Ana Sagar Lake, built by Raja Ana, grandfather of the valiant Prithviraj Chauhan. While driving back to Ajmer, the Maharana Pratap and Chetak Smarak serves as a picturesque sunset point and also a high ground to view Ajmer from.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure for various activities.

  • Day 5 Ajmer
    • Ride
    • Distance:220 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from the hotel in Ajmer to the hotel in Jodhpur, en route guided visit of Umaid Bhavan Palace.
    • Overnight in Jodhpur.

  • Activities

    Ride from the hotel in Ajmer to the hotel in Jodhpur, en route guided visit of Umaid Bhavan Palace.

    Get out of Ajmer on the broad, six-lane, NH 58 and head to Jaitaran, where you need to switch to NH 25; the latter is a narrower road and not as smooth either. You should reach Jodhpur by afternoon and we suggest that you head straight to Gypsy Dining Hall for lunch. In Jodhpur, our guide will accompany you to the magnificent Umaid Bhavan Palace, which has an interesting story behind it. The lavish palace was commissioned by Marwar King Umaid Singh in an attempt to provide employment to farmers who lost their livelihood during a severe drought in the early 20th century.
    Settle in for the day.

  • Day 6 Jodhpur
    • Breakfast
    • Visit the Mandore Garden, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
    • Overnight in Jodhpur.

  • Activities

    Visit the Mandore Garden, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada

    Start your day off at the Mandore Garden, an easy, 20 km ride to the outskirts of Jodhpur. Mandore used to be the capital of the Marwar region before the emergence of Jodhpur. The garden houses many attractions, some of which include the Mandore Fort, a Ravana Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to 33 crore gods, and a 'Hall of Heroes' which celebrates popular folk heroes of the region. Mehrangarh, Jodhpur's most popular highlight and one of India's biggest forts, is a half-an-hour ride from Mandore and also your next stop. It was built by Rao Jodha (founder of Jodhpur) in the 15th century.
    The other highlight close to Mehrangarh is Jaswant Thada. This mausoleum is an architectural marvel, built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswanth Singh II. It now serves as cremation ground for Marwari Royalty.
    Amidst the sightseeing, don't forget to snack on local specialties like mirchi wadas (chilly fritters) and mawa kachoris during the day. Also, shoppers would definitely want to add the Jodhpuri jooti, leather bags and accessories to their wardrobe.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the evening is at leisure. The foodies among you must head to Indique for dinner. It offers views of the floodlight - lit Mehrangarh Fort and the Umaid Bhavan Palace. The tasty Rajasthani thalis are just a plus.

  • Day 7 Jodhpur
    • Ride
    • Distance:270 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from the hotel in Jodhpur to the hotel in Jaisalmer.
    • Overnight in Jaisalmer.

  • Transfers

    Ride from the hotel in Jodhpur to the hotel in Jaisalmer.

    Head out on NH 125 till Devikot, where you need to switch to NH 68 to reach Jaisalmer.
    Alternatively, you could take the detour to Osiyan, 70 km outside of Jodhpur, and then head to Jaisalmer via Dechu. Osiyan is an oasis-village in the Thar Desert, popular for its ancient temples - most notably the Sachiya Mata Sun Temple, desert safaris, and the Khetasar Village known for its weaving and pottery culture.
    Whichever route you take, the roads are smooth, admittedly scenic, and you will not find much traffic either.

  • Day 8 Jaisalmer
    • Breakfast
    • Excursion to Sam Sand Dunes.
    • Overnight in Jaisalmer.

  • Other Recommendation

    The morning is at leisure. After breakfast at your hotel, start your day with a walking tour of Jaisalmer's most prominent monument, the Golden Fort. This 12th century fortress is the only living fort in India. Inside it are the Raj Mahal Palace (residence of the Maharwal of Jaisalmer), seven Jain temples, a Lakshminath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi and numerous havelis.
    Most attractions of Jaisalmer are located in and around the Golden Fort. Among them, you absolutely must visit the finely decorated Patwon Ki Haveli, which is walking distance from the Golden Fort. Jaisalmer is also known for its leather shops which sell everything from safari hats to unique, tripod chairs, and all of them can be bought at throwaway prices. You will pass by them on your way to the havelis. On your way out, we recommend that you grab lunch at Monika's Restaurant.

  • Activities

    Excursion to Sam Sand Dunes.

    Before heading to the Sam Sand Dunes, we recommend that you ride to the serene Gadisar Lake and kickback for the afternoon. Later, ride to Sam, located 50 km away, to watch the sun sink beyond the golden dunes of the Thar Desert. Ride back to your hotel in Jaisalmer, while if you think you are brave enough, you could make a pit-stop at Kuldhara. Kuldhara is a ghost-town that was mysteriously evacuated in the early 19th century. Even today, no one knows where the inhabitants of the village went.

  • Day 9 Jaisalmer
    • Ride
    • Distance:450 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from hotel in Jaisalmer to hotel in Abu Road.
    • Overnight in Abu Road.

  • Transfers

    Ride from hotel in Jaisalmer to hotel in Abu Road.

    Today, you will ride to Abu Road. Your ride is via the NH 68, a smooth and near-arrow-straight stretch of road nearly all the way to Abu Road. Yes, today is a long drive, but an easy one nevertheless.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

  • Day 10 Abu road
    • Ride
    • Distance:50 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from the hotel in Abu Road to the hotel in Mount Abu, en route visit Dilwara Temples and Guru Shikhar.
    • Overnight in Mount Abu.

  • Activities

    Ride from the hotel in Abu Road to the hotel in Mount Abu, en route visit Dilwara Temples and Guru Shikhar.

    The first order of the day is to ride up to Mount Abu. This climb is teeming with bends and blind curves and is an absolute hoot to drive. Once in Mount Abu, your first stop has to be the mesmerising Dilwara Temples, the highlight of the hill station. It is a cluster of five Jain temples, few of which are 1000-years-old. The intricate marble carving and sculpture work here is simply jaw-dropping! Follow the winding road alongside the Dilwara Temple and you will reach Guru Shikhar, the highest point in the Aravalli Range. It derives its name from the Dattatreya Cave Temple (dedicated to Lord Vishnu) located near the peak. We suggest that you ride up to Guru Shikhar early in the evening. The route snakes up to the peak, making it an enjoyable drive. However, more importantly, this road gets clogged with cars closer to sunset.
    Ride back to Mount Abu and check into your hotel.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the evening is at leisure. You can head to Nakki Lake for an evening stroll, or a paddle-boat ride. If you want to grab a quick bite, all the main restaurants in Mount Abu are nearby too.

  • Day 11 Mount abu
    • Ride
    • Distance:160 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from hotel in Mount Abu to hotel in Udaipur
    • Explore the City Palace.
    • Overnight in Udaipur.

  • Transfers

    Ride from hotel in Mount Abu to hotel in Udaipur

    After breakfast, ride out of Mount Abu on NH 27 towards Udaipur. By now, you are probably used to Rajasthan's brilliant roads and this one is no different. You should reach Udaipur by noon; we suggest that you head to Krishna Dal Bati for lunch. This is the place to be if you want to gorge on this Rajasthani specialty.

  • Activities

    Explore the City Palace.

    After a hearty lunch, the gorgeous City Palace makes for a good visit. It was built by Maharana Udai Singh II (founder of Udaipur) in the 16th century, and is the main highlight of the city. The palace is located by the Pichola Lake, the largest, most picturesque lake in Udaipur. For Jagdish Temple, your next stop, leave your motorcycle behind and hop into a tuk-tuk to the Jagdish Temple as you cannot take a motorcycle here. Dedicated to Lakshminarayan (Vishnu), this 17th century temple is renowned for its elaborate, hand-made sculpture work. After seeking your blessings at the Jagdish Temple, check into your hotel and settle in for the day.

  • Other Recommendation

    The evening is at leisure. We suggest that you ride to Udaipur's Shilpgram. It is a museum that brings together Rajasthan's rich and varied culture from all over the state. It also has shops selling clothes, decorations and handicrafts.
    Udaipur is also popular for its street-food, and the best place to down some of it is at the Sukhadia Circle. For those looking for a more upmarket pig-out spot, you must head to 1559 AD solely for their laalmaas, if not for anything else.

  • Day 12 Udaipur
    • Breakfast
    • Excursion to Nathdwara and visit to Monsoon Palace.
    • Overnight in Udaipur.

  • Activities

    Excursion to Nathdwara and visit to Monsoon Palace.

    Start early and ride up NH 58 for 45 km to reach the Srinathji Temple at Nathdwara. The shrine is believed to be where Lord Krishna manifests himself during the day. It's said that he goes back to Mathura at night.
    For your next stop for the day, the Monsoon Palace, ride back to Udaipur city. The 19th century palace is perched on the Aravalli Range and offers a splendid panoramic view of Lake Pichola. At the foot of the palace, there's also the Raja Sajjan Singh Sanctuary, which will be a treat for wildlife lovers.

  • Other Recommendation

    The evening is at leisure for you to explore the city and its markets.

  • Day 13 Udaipur
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from the hotel to the motorcycle rental agency, drop the motorcycle off and head out for your onward journey.

  • Transfers

    Ride from the hotel to the motorcycle rental agency, drop the motorcycle off and head out for your onward journey.

    Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Ride to the motorcycle rental agency, handover the vehicle and take home experiences of a lifetime!

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Motorcycle as per your package selected.
  • Travel insurance up to age of 70 years.


Exclusions

  • Any transport to Jaipur and from Udaipur. Your tour price starts ex Jaipur.
  • Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Meals, tips, laundry, telephone, sightseeing which requires entry charges, guide charges, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Parking charges, fuel and tolls are not included.
  • Cost of petrol / diesel for the vehicle provided.
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts / engine oil of any kind.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
  • Motorcycle insurance.
Categories Touring Motorcycle - Royal Enfield Classic 500 or similar Sports Touring Motorcycle - Royal Enfield Himalayan or similar
ECONOMY 53,260 54,260
STANDARD 85,260 88,260
  • Jaipur 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Hotel Park Ocean
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Ajmer 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Kc Inn
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Jodhpur 2 Nights

    Lobby
    Hotel Rudransh Inn
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Jaisalmer 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Beacon Kalyan
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Abu Road 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Hotel Samrat
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Mount Abu 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Hotel Samrat International Mount Abu
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Udaipur 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Hotel Vishnupriya
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
    • TOURING MOTORCYCLE

    Royal Enfield Classic 500 or Similar.
    Included in trip
    • 499 cc
    • Electric, Kick
    • 5-Speed Constant Mesh
    • 13.5 litres
things-to-carry

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lb (20 kg).

  • Motorcycle License and International Driving Permit
  • Credit card in the riders name
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss army knife
  • Flashlight / torch
  • Water bottle
  • Music
  • Tissue box
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Mints
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Small tool kit
  • Sunscreen
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