The Euphoria Of Diwali In Rajasthan

An emanating trip to catapult Your Royal Enfield on the desert land littered with Forts, palaces and museums- Rajasthan as you dive into the Culture Vibrancy Of India with “ The Festival Of Lights - Deepawali”. Travel through the infectious and deep rooted culture in the villages of Rajasthan where every corner of this princely state will treat you with exotic food, culture and royalty. Indian Rides takes you on an offbeat itinerary of motorcycle tours to Rajasthan along the Festival Tour of Diwali to discover how Rajasthan has remained untainted as we ride the desert trails along with the beauty of the Incredible Taj!


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Rider 2995 £ Pillion 2595 £
DISTENCE 1900 kms
DURATION 16 Days
RIDING LEVEL Easy / Moderate
BEST TIME Oct to Nov

A  Biking Adventure Submerged In The Lights Of Diwali
Experience the thunder of your Royal Enfield on the roads of rural Rajsthan for Out of an Ordinary Motorcycle Ride Experience in Rajasthan along with the merriment and Festival Celebration of Diwali with the family of the Indian Rides Team where Mr Naren the owner himself, who is a passionate rider, will lead the group !.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights- Diwali on this trip loaded with a number of fables right from the stories of Lord Rama to the victory of good over evil.  Deepavali is one of the most significant of all Hindu festivals and is celebrated over a period of 5 days when the whole of India transcends into a land of myriad lamps.

Why to choose a “Motorcycle Road Trip To India in DIWALI «A Festival Of Lights»”??

  • Explore the culture and rich diversity of India on Diwali.
  • Ride on the lightly travelled trails of Rajasthan that take you deep into the heart of the country.
  • Share trials and tribulations with a great bunch of guys with excellent backup.
  • We are a team of Local passionate riders, who better to show you around the country?

Rajasthan will delight you with its traditions, its idyllic desert scenery and rugged mountain ranges on your Royal Enfield Motorcycle Tour to India. Watch the ethnic villagers fill the air with their traditions and colourful outfits as they wave and smile as we pass through. Weave through the endless tracks as we ride to the horizon through the clouds in search of the next amazing landscape on the Royal Enfield Adventure and Cultural Tours In India.

Highlights of the tour

  • Experience India in its raw from the saddle of your Royal Enfield bike.
  • Explore the cultural vibrancy of Rajasthan as you explore the unexplored villages of Rajasthan and interact with the natives.
  • Celebrate The Fiesta Of Luminosity- Diwali with an Indian Rajasthani family of Indian Rides.
  • Marvel at the beautiful structure and fresco paintings of Mandawa.
  • Catch glimpses of UNESCO Heritage sites of Northern India and colourful cities of Rajasthan-  Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer.
  • Get a  fascinating insight into the tribal communities of Rajasthan In the villages of Chandelao and Pokhran.
  • Appreciate the beauty of The Taj- “the embodiment of pure Love”.
  • Sojourn in the Rajputic hospitality of centuries old Castles, Havelis and Palaces.

The history of Diwali- “The Festival of Lights” can be traced back to ancient India, when Lord Rama along with Sita and Laxman, on this special day, was welcomed to the kingdom of Ayodhya, after 14 years of exile, with rows of diyas, lightened throughout the kingdom.
The festival commemorates the victory of knowledge over ignorance.

Indian Rides let you be a part of the celebration of the Diwali festival with their family through this Diwali festival and Motorcycle tour to India. On the night of Diwali, everyone clads in new clothes and offers prayers to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesha, the elephant god who represents fortune and wisdom. Arrange Oil lamps, make rangoli, burst some firecrackers and Indulge your tastebuds in specially crafted Diwali menus by the family.

Come, clad yourself in new and bright clothes to be a part of the endless euphoria and perpetual riches on the event of Diwali with Indian Rides!

“Happy Diwali!”

List
D1

Delhi - Mandawa

A  warm- Hearted assistance by the representative of Indian Rides at Delhi International Airport. Embark into your private coach to drive to the land of cultural celebrations, fairs and festivals - Rajasthan. The first transit of this gigantic state will be Mandawa, also called the “Open Art Gallery” of Rajasthan. Travelling back into the time, to the glory of the Shekhawati region, Mandawa was a part of “The Silk Route”.  Mandawa houses various grand Havelis of rich merchants of the bygone era, decorated with fresco paintings.
Check into a royal and palatial haveli of the 18th century in Mandawa town, The Mandawa Haveli. Haveli is resplendent with terraces offering views of the town, and shaded verandahs for the hot summer months and boasts some of the best architecture of the day.

In the evening, get acquainted with the Team of Indian Rides, your travel buddies on your motorcycle tours to Rajasthan and Diwali Festival celebrations In Rajasthan. The owner of Indian Rides, Mr Naren,  will lead the group along with his team of backup and support.

 

D2

Mandawa - Ramgarh - Mahensar

After an early rise for breakfast, meet the local tour crew and select your Royal Enfield motorcycle. Take time to get familiar with the control layouts, starting techniques, and bike handling for your Motorcycle adventure Tour to Rajasthan. Your off the road map journey tour to Rajasthan on a motorcycle begins with a ride to a tiny village of Rajasthan, Mahensar en route to Ramgarh where you try your hands on your bike and get familiar with your Royal Enfield as well as the un-metalled roads of Rajasthan. Relish scrumptious lunch with the Royal Family of the Mahensar Fort. Steer back to Mandawa and explore the town houses and Havelis of the town on foot, decorated with fresco paintings on the walls and ceilings, having many artefacts from the bygone eras. The prominent ones are Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. 

D3

Mandawa - Bikaner

Today After Breakfast, Embark on the journey to Raid de Rajasthan on Royal Enfield, ride your motorcycle on the roads of Western Rajasthan and discover “The Camel Country” of Rajasthan- Bikaner, one of the three great Desert Kingdoms of Rajasthan. Visit Junagarh Fort of Bikaner, bounded by a moat, the Fort has a prodigious structure. The architectural style is greatly influenced by the Mughal pietra dura artwork. The fort has an array of temples, museums, and palaces within it such as Karan Mahal, Anup Mahal, Phool Mahal, Chandra Mahal, and many Havelis.
“Junagarh is a paradox between medieval military architecture and beautiful interior decoration.”- Historians. 

D4

Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Today after breakfast gear up yourself for a Motorbike Tour to the sand dunes of the Thar, Rajasthan. It is a full day in the saddle and head to the Golden City Of Rajasthan- Jaisalmer through the long straight highways cutting through dunes. Scant  Vegetation changes to cactuses. Amidst this is nestled a city of Jaisalmer, sitting proudly on a hill. The Rajput “Walled Desert City” is like a Golden Jewel, shimmering above the golden sand dunes. One may remain awestruck by the honeycombed buildings, ancient market streets and by the plethora of colours in sarees and turbans. Your Unconventional Motorbike Tour experience in Rajasthan rides through small villages set among desert oases with vast deep blue skies above the horizon of golden sands. 
In the evening relax on the terrace of your royal stay in Pleasant Haveli Mansion, a modern boutique haveli and absorb the view of the majestic Fort, ravishing Havelis, splendid temples and vibrant bazaars.

D5

Jaisalmer - Thar Desert

Today after breakfast, take a guided walking tour of the walled city of Jaisalmer centre, Jaisalmer Fort and ancient markets, past fairytale carved sandstone Havelis to the famous Jain Temple complex, the Maharaja’s Palace to the panoramic views from Cannon Point. Explore the alleyways, walk the ramparts of the city walls, and stop at the shops selling everything under the sun. 
After a sumptuous lunch, begins your adventure Tour on Royal Enfield in the Thar and experience the thrill on Royal Enfield in Rajasthan as you enter the heart of the Thar Desert.
The evening is set in Khuri, Situated away from the hustle of the city amidst sand dunes, it's a perfect location for the desert camp, against the backdrop of dunes, mesmerising Rajasthani folk singers, and Kalbalia Dance performance (tribal dance). Sail on the camel back through golden sand dunes.
Indulge in desert camping and star gazing by staying in the tented camps.

D6

Thar Desert - Pokhran

Witness the beautiful sunrise in the desert when Nature unfolds her treasure at the first ray of sunrise when the sun is low on the horizon, the landscape lights up with a thousand shades of red, orange, and pink.
After breakfast, hit the National highway 15 for Pokaran, literal meaning, a village of five mirages. The is the advantage of going on a Rajasthan road trip on a Motorcycle, you can take a detour whenever you want and venture into those parts of the state that are even difficult to find on a tourist map.
Pokhran is famous for its Havelis, monuments, temples and Fort Pokhran, standing in the middle of the Thar Desert.
Owing to its royal rendition of being a part of “The Silk Route”, Pokhran has a large number of royal and palatial Havelis of merchants of the bygone era.
Stay like a Maharaja in Pokharan Fort, a 14th century old citadel, standing amidst the Thar Desert is an architectural jewel of the village. Rejuvenate yourself with a dip in the Fort’s swimming pool or go for a leisurely walk in the village to interact with the natives.

D7

Pokaran - Jodhpur - Chandelao

Today after breakfast, depart for Chandelao via Jodhpur.
Experience the glory of Rajasthan as you run your Royal Enfield on the village roads of Rajasthan. En route, you will have nothing but barren lands, a silky tarmac and uninhabited terrains for the company for hours. A transit to Jodhpur, “The Blue City”, because of blue-coloured houses.
Ride to the Meherangarh Fort to have a tour of the impressive museum created by the Jodhpur Maharaja and family. Mehrangarh Fort is perched high on a perpendicular cliff with intricate carvings on the walls and sprawling courtyards. Its impressive history, striking palaces, museums and galleries ensured this 15th Century AD structure to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue the Rajasthan Motorbike Tour in India to experience an Off the beaten motorbike detour on the Highway roads of Rajasthan. Catch the very common sight of a train of camels wandering on the Highways and head to another small desert village of Chandelao, a quaint village in the desert wilderness.
Go for a nature walk around the village. Chandelao attracts many migratory birds, Capture them through the lens of your camera around the village Lake. Hang out with native people and craftsmen. 
Your  Abode for tonight will be Chandelao Garh, a Fort-home of landlords and now is a luxurious home-stay, Carved in Jodhpur sandstone.
Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner (depending on the weather conditions) on the terrace of the Fort.

D8

Chandelao - Ranakpur

With the first light of the morning, Open your eyes to the chirping and fluttering of birds, and peacocks roaming in the Fort’s corridors, Chandelao being home to many migratory birds.
After breakfast, begin another day on your Rajasthan road trip on Royal Enfield for another adventurous trip on a motorcycle in North India - the rural  Rajasthan, the unique landscape and a fun place to ride! We get straight back on the road and take some sandy tracks and small trails to the sacred town of Ranakpur. You might spot some desert antelopes along the way so keep a lookout as you continue driving through the arid landscape of the Thar desert.

In unsurpassed natural surroundings, visit cultural sights of great importance. Ranakpur is called  “A Spiritual Oasis in Aravalli”, as Immersed in the vibrant culture with a myriad of enrapturing beauty, Ranakpur is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for followers of Jainism. 
Explore the impressive Jain Temple, dedicated to Tirthankaras, which is the epitome of the architectural brilliance of Jain artistry and sculpturing. 

D9

Ranakpur - Udaipur

Today after breakfast, Visit the Jain Temple of Ranakpur. Get wonderful views and amazing photos across the province
Continuing your Rajasthan Tour on Royal Enfield Bullet along with Diwali Celebration, run through the ethnic villages where natives with their traditional dress, working in the fields welcome us to the area. The curvy roads of the old fold and rugged mountains of  Aravalli. offers enchanting views of the mountains and shallow streams. Leave the crowds behind as you reach a roadside restaurant for Lunch in Aravallis and experience one of the best meals of your life in a local village with mesmerizing spectacles.

Continue on Rajasthan Motorcycle Tour on the offbeat trails, which is sure to impress you with more grandeur than ever before as you drive towards the ‘Venice of the East’- Udaipur.  Built by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, Udaipur is set around many artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences. The most important place to visit in Udaipur is the City Palace overlooking Lake Pichola, a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens. As you continue exploring the “City of Lakes”, you will understand why it is known as the most romantic destination in all of India. “The white city” of India is known for its traditional fairs and festivals, historic forts and palaces, galleries and gardens, architectural temples and museums.

D10

Udaipur

After breakfast, Continue Your Fairs and Festivals celebration Tour in India On the Royal Enfield Motorcycle by the guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur on a tuk-tuk and visit to the majestic City Palace, an assortment of large numbers of buildings, towers and canopies standing firmly on the bank of Lake Pichola.
Visit Jagdish Temple, devoted to Lord Vishnu, raised on a tall terrace. The elaborate Hindu temple showcases Indo- Aryan architecture having white columns with a large number of statues and carvings, airy halls and convolutedly decorated walls. 
Next get escorted to The City Palace Museum - exhibiting the exquisite artistry, royalty and history of Mewar. The museum is a symbol of Rajasthani, Mughal, European and Chinese architecture. Advancing to Saheliyon ki Bari or “Garden of maids”, which has majestic green lawns offering a mesmerizing view of carved marble canopies, fountains and kiosks.
In the evening, sail for a romantic boat ride at Lake Pichhola to see the beautiful view of the City Palace and the setting sun reflecting rainbow colours on the water.
Take a stroll around the markets of Udaipur for the Diwali Celebration experience in India is celebrated in full gusto, all over India. 
Visit the brilliantly lit up and heavily decorated markets in Udaipur.

D11

Udaipur - Bijaipur

Today after breakfast, venture along some of the more rides On Royal Enfield through the arid landscapes of Rajasthan, take on the Happiness Road from Udaipur to Bijaipur and discover why this part of India is known for its beauty, jaw dropping scenery and witness the Indian Cultural Motorbike ride in Northern India. The last 30 km of the ride runs through the  Deciduous forests of the Vindhyanchal ranges, waterfalls, lakes, tiny villages and gushing streams. 
If there ever was a way to experience living like a Maharajah, it is in Rajasthan’s Palace Hotels. Live in the royal ambience like a King in the Castle of Bijaipur. The 350 years old castle is perched high on the hills of the Vindhyanchal Ranges, offering a bird’s eye view of the village.
Destress yourself with an Ayurvedic and holistic spa by the pool.
Spend your evening by getting the glimpses of the local and simple life of Rajasthani people by browsing the bustling vibrant markets
Dine on elaborate meals cooked from royal recipes, in royal kitchens by the pool. 

D12

Bijaipur - Pachewar

Today after breakfast, Dive into this picturesque loop of Southern Rajasthan as we take you to the Cultural and Festival Celebration Tour to Rajasthan on a Motorbike,  around the Vindhyanchal ranges to a tiny hamlet of Pachewar. Witness the difference in vegetation, culture and undulating terrain. 
Enjoy the ambience of royal times in Pachewar Fort, your home for tonight, is a 300 years old fort which has been converted into a luxurious Heritage Hotel. It is a well-preserved fort set in serene rural surroundings with its massive ramparts, royal cenotaphs, imposing gates, intricate balconies and spacious rooms. Explore the rural as well as Royal living of Rajasthan with Backcountry Discovery Routes on a Motorcycle by meeting the village craftsmen and artisans specialising in delicate blue pottery, carpets, colourful tie and dye, and terracotta and nomadic Gadia- Luhars, else sit back and relax in the fort.
Talk with the members of the Royal family and understand more about their lives and traditions, as they lovingly serve you home-cooked food with a lot of warmth.

D13

Pachewar - Jaipur

Continue your Diwali Festival Celebration and motorcycle tour in Rajasthan to a land of royalty, grandeur and opulent architecture - Jaipur, a city from colonial India. Nestled in the Aravalli hills, Jaipur is the capital city and pink paradise of Rajasthan. From Forts to floating palaces, From towering monuments to ancient step wells, from forts and palaces to Vibrant bazaars this UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer.

Today is Diwali, “The Festival Of Lights”. You will be Celebrating Diwali with an Indian Family.
On arrival at Jaipur, you will have the opportunity to be living and spending Diwali evening with the family of Mr Naren, your travel buddy and guide throughout the Motorcycle Road Trip in Rajasthan, at his home where festivities await you. Clad yourself in beautiful attire and participate in the family's rituals and traditions, from the Laxmi- Ganesh puja (prayers)  to the rangoli-making, from liting oil clay lamps, and fire cracking to gift-giving.
You can also go for a drive around the city and mark the occasion with decked up streets and markets with decorative oil lamps, twinkling arrays of lights and traditionally festive dishes.

D14

Jaipur

After a scrumptious home cooked breakfast take the opportunity to view the stunning city of Jaipur. Witness the magnificence of the Pink City with our local tour guide, who will assist you first to - Amber Fort (Amer Fort) installed high on top of a rugged hill with a splendid view of the city and Maota lake. Its magnificent courtyards, manicured grounds and intricate carvings are greatly influenced by Hindu and Mughal architecture. Next on the card would be - Hawa Mahal, (The palace of winds), built-in blush-hued pink sandstone, a building with hundreds of jharokhas (windows). Moving ahead to the City Palace, a masterpiece of Mughal and Rajput architecture consists of vast courtyards with beautiful paintings, temples and museums displaying Rajputana glory. Witness the magnificence of the Jantar Mantar  UNESCO’s World Heritage List describes it as “an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince.

Jaipur is the perfect blend of heritage, palaces, culture and art.  The place is packed to the rim with labyrinthian old townhouses and countless treasures with its bazaars, designers, street food and age old culture. Browse post- Diwali Jaipur’s flower-filled colourful bazaars.

D15

Jaipur - Agra

Today after breakfast, the journey continues to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri, another UNESCO Heritage site of India, built in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The city sits on a rocky ridge and is built in red sandstone. Visit Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chisti in Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
Drive ahead to the city in the Indo-Gangetic Plain, sitting proudly on the shore of river Yamuna- Agra, home to one of the seven wonders of the world - The Taj! Witness the beauty of one of the “seven wonders of the world” when purple streaks of setting sun are reflected by the white dressed exteriors of the Majestic Taj Mahal- the most precious gift of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his loving wife Mumtaz.
In the evening stroll around the markets of Agra. Visit the brilliantly lit up and heavily decorated markets in Agra.
History fanatics and architecture buffs are sure to have a ball there.

D16

Agra - Delhi International Airport

Our representative will drop you at the Delhi International Airport.
Catch your homebound flight.
Explore the culture and rich diversity of India on Diwali as you go on Rajasthan Fair, Festival and adventurous motorcycle tour with Indian Rides

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5.0 Based on 1 reviews
23/01/2020

The organisation, hospitality, service, guiding, quality of bikes and support back up cannot be faulted; also the fact that the whole team were nice guys who knew the Indian back roads well and had very good relationships with every contact along the way; important stuff. When things got difficult, due to the protests which closed the road to Agra, they listened to us and were able to find a solution that enabled us to still visit one of the 7 wonders of the World. Narendra also invited us to his house to drink his rum and eat his food; good guy :) You can read all about my Rajasthan adventure with Indian Rides day by day in my blog: http://www.bigjohnsmotobikeadventures.com/category/indian-adventure/

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