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Royal-Rajasthan-on-Cycle

 

 Royal Rajasthan on Bicycles 8 Night | 9 Days

A leisure cycling adventure expedition in the glorious state of Rajasthan. Discovering and understanding the lifestyle of culturally opulent people of Rajasthan.

Jodhpur: Fly to the city of Jodhpur, and notice a striking similarity in the large number of houses being painted in the color of the sky. Upon watching from the sky the city shams the sky up above for its color blue. Take a guided tour of the old walled city, stroll in the vibrant narrow streets and discover the texture of life that is remarkably exceptional.
Ride your bike to a village belonging to the Bishnoi community (worshipers of trees and animals).  Bishnoi people are also known as the protectors of the wild animals like deer and antelopes grazing in their fields irrespective of the fact that the geographical area faces severe water shortages.
The people are also very friendly hosts and are proud to teach you their lifestyle activities like crafts and skills with you.

Sardar Samand Lake: Once an abode for the royal family built in 1933 by Maharaja Umaid Singh as a hunting lodge. Set in the low lying aravalli hills surrounded by the Sardar Samand Lake.
Get a chance to visit a village just 5 kilometers off the palace to a settlement of people still living on barter economy and boast of their unique social structure without any hierarchy.

Narlai: The tine hamlet that is narlai, is an epicenter to various ancient Hindu and Jain temples most importantly the temple of adinath and lord shiva. Enjoy your royal stay at Rawla Narlai, a 17th century hunting lodge(now a hotel).

Ranakpur: A fifteenth century pilgrimage of the Jain religion famous for the temple of the Adinath built in that era. One can be mesmerized by the large number of pillars with religious scriptures inscribed on them. Although it is impossible to count the pillars, it is said to have 1444 pillars here.

 Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Jodhpur

Arrive by flight at Jodhpur, followed by introduction with the tour captain and check in at the hotel.
Take a guided tour of the city and experience the grandeur of the glorious city.

Day 2: Jodhpur-Bishnoi Village-Jodhpur
(25km cycling Distance)

Ride 25km to a nearby Bishnoi Village discovering the ways of the wildlife preaching community. Also a chance to take a keen look into their handiwork, arts and crafts.
A Visit to Mehrangarh Fort built in 15th Century. Heading towards an old Haveli, now functioning as a restaurant.

Day 3: Jodhpur to Sardar Samand Lake
(60km cycling Distance)

Start early to ride through mustard and millet fields to reach your hotel the Sardar Samand Palace, A hunting lodge from the past built in 1933.
A visit to a nearby village whose residents still live on the barter system.
Spend rest of the day relaxing by the pool reading about the hunting exploits of the maharaja.

Day 4: Sardar Samand Palace To Narlai
(60km cycling Distance)

Ride towards narlai with a short halt at Pali, a very old trading town from the medieval period. We ride for the next sixty kilometers near the town of Bariya and then we drive towards our royal abode for the Night, Rawla Narlai.
At Narlai enjoy your stay at Rawla Narlai, a beautiful 17th century mansion. Rawla has enjoyed patronage from their esteemed guest list in the past Mick Jagger and Francesco Clement to name a few.

Day 5: Narlai to Kumbalgarh
(60 km Cycling Distance)

We ride our chartered bus/car for the first twenty kilometers to save you from the bumpy road. Ride through the valley of Dhonk(Dry thorny bushes) the road is a flat one which is hardly any challenge for cycling. Then the group starts riding towards Kumbalgarh, another magnificent fort from the 15th century, and later check into your hotel for the night.

Day 6: Kumbalgarh to Ranakpur
(50km Cycling Distance)

The fifty kilometers bike ride to Ranakpur takes you to one of the most important Jain religious sites in India. Be awestruck with this 15th Century Temple, there are 1444 pillars supporting the structure each carved with stone with religious verses written on them.

Day 7: Ranakpur to Udaipur
(50km Cycling Distance)

Ride your bikes to the City of lakes, Udaipur passing through the magnificent Aravali range. This part of the ride is a strenuous one with the terrain being mostly uphill. Arrive Upaipur by noon and check into your hotel. You have a chance to go out and explore the traditional markets.

Day 8: Udaipur

After a quick breakfast we ride to the magnificent Monsoon Palace, it is the palatial residence of the Maharaja on top of  a beautiful mountain. Later we walk to the Udaipur City Palace which is built on the banks of the Lake Pichola. Take a boat ride to the Jagmandir Palace and drive back to our heritage hotel for the night stay.

Day 9: Udaipur

This is the last day of this vibrant journey, we bid farewell to the mighty forts, scenic Aravalli ranges and especially the colorful people of Rajasthan. A member of the support team shall drop you at the Udaipur airport for your flight to Delhi or Mumbai.

If you wish for us to make any other travel arangements throughout your stay in India you can Contact Us.

As this lovely time spent on our bicycles ends here, we part ways with a souvenir for you to show your friends back home when you share your Rajasthan memoirs. 

 
 Hotels
Day
Destination
Hotels
About the property

1st&2nd

Jodhpur

Hotel Polo Heritage

The heritage of Indian Polo is highlighted by the history of Indian Polo as shown in all rooms and the library of the hotel. Facilities for polo riding and coaching are available at the Jodhpur polo ground.

3rd

Sardar Samand 

Sardar Samand Palace

The Sardar Samand Lake Palace is a magnificent Art Deco hunting lodge. It remains the Royal Family's favorite retreat and houses a vast collection of African trophies and original water-colors by Snaffles. The palace has its own Oriental Garden, boat-house, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts and its large grounds along the lake make for delightful walks. 

4th

Narlai

Rawla Narlai

Hidden away in the heart of Aravalli Hills, at the foot of a mammoth granite rock, surrounded by forested hills and rocky outcrops, Rawla Narlai is a beautifully maintained heritage resort, which was once a hunting lodge of Jodhpur’s Royal family. 

5th

Kumbalgarh

The Aodhi

Hidden by trees, besides the hills crowned by the ruggedly majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort, nestles The Aodhi, a sanctuary-resort where the legacy of valorous kings of Mewar and their braves still lives.

6th

Ranakpur

Ranakpur Hill Resort

Ranakpur Hill Resort is Situated near the famous Ranakpur Jain Temple. It is Located amongst the unspoiled nature surrounded by the Aravali Hills Range and offers a commanding View of the mountains and its rugged rock-strewn countryside. 

7th- 9th

Udaipur

Hotel Mahendra Prakash

Enter through the gates of Mahendra Prakash into an oasis of Rajasthani tradition, culture, safety and comfort. Situated on Lake Palace Road overlooking the Sajan Niwas Gardens.

 

Please note: Hotel availability is given at the time of inquiry being processed. We will take every effort to block the rooms in the proposed hotels. However final confirmation of proposed hotels will be subject to availability on receiving final confirmation.

Inclusions:

1.   Bottled Mineral water and energy drinks.

2.   Your chartered bus/car to and from the hotel from the start/end point of the ride.

3.   Detailed route map

4.   All breakfast and lunches throughout the journey including light refreshments en-route.

5.   Brand new mountain bikes best suited for this terrain with european style breaking for added safety.

6.   High quality helmets

7.   Well experienced tour captains on bicycle who are well versed with the route and certified from the red cross society in first aid.

8.   A support vehichle with bicycle mechanic equipped with all necessary tools and a medical emergency kit.

Package Cost –For more details on this tour please Contact Us
Terms and Conditions- :

1. Booking is subject to availability.

2. Minimum 04 Persons required to confirm the booking.

3. Every participant should be at least 20 years of age.

4. Indemnity Bond is must to be filed by all participants.

 

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