Rajasthan is famous for the magnificent Forts, intricately carved Temples and Havelis, which were built by Rajput Kings. The Palaces of Jaipur, Lakes of Udaipur and Desert Forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are the most preferred destination in Rajasthan. Motorbike Tours in Rajasthan is the unique way to experience the soul of Rajasthan.<
Rajasthan is quite literally the “Land of Kings / Maharajas”
Rajasthan is famous for the magnificent Forts, intricately carved Temples and Havelis, which were built by Rajput Kings. The Palaces of Jaipur, Lakes of Udaipur and Desert Forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are the most preferred destination in Rajasthan. Motorbike Tours in Rajasthan is the unique way to experience the soul of Rajasthan.
We stay in Maharajah’s palaces which have been converted to modern hotels. We ride the Royal Enfield to visit castles and forts in famous Rajputanas, and merchants’ havelis. We take a camel safari into the Great Thar desert, listen to the local folk music of wandrin’ minstrels, sip a gin’n’tonic , and Rum with tea coffee in the sand dunes. Peacocks roam wild, elephants grace weddings and festivals, tigers are painted on people’s houses.
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|Date||14-01-2019 Open Catch early bird discount|
|Date 2||09-02-2019 Open|
|Date 3||05-03-2019 Open|
ROYAL RAJASTHAN MOTOR BIKE TOUR
Day 1. Arrival transfer in New Delhi
Your journey to the land of kings and the deserts of India begins when you arrive in the nation’s capital, New Delhi. A symbol of the country’s rich past and thriving present, Delhi is a city where ancient and modern blend seamlessly together. It is a place that not only touches your pulse but even fastens it to a frenetic speed. Home to millions of dreams, the city takes on unprecedented responsibilities of realizing dreams bringing people closer and inspiring their thoughts.
Just a century ago, the British moved the seat of their empire from Kolkata to Delhi. And it has been the Capital of India ever since. Now a thriving, cosmopolitan metro, the city has much to celebrate as it has already reached the milestone of completing 100 years as a Capital. With a history that goes back many centuries, Delhi showcases an ancient culture and a rapidly modernizing country. Dotted with monuments there is much to discover here. The seat of many powerful empires in the past, its long history can be traced in its many carefully-preserved monuments, ancient forts and tombs.
All this is combined with the best features of a modern city such as a metro system, bustling markets and fabulous eating places. The past and the present meld seamlessly together, making centuries-old monuments a part of the city’s daily life. Delhi is very much a history’s child. The story of the city is as old as the epic Mahabharata, when the town was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live. Over the centuries, eight more cities came alive adjacent to Indraprastha: Lal Kot, Siri, Dinpanah, Quila Rai Pithora, Ferozabad, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad and Shahjahanabad. Many empires rose to the heights of their power and were destroyed here. Among the prominent dynasties which made Delhi their capital were the Tughlaqs, the Khiljis and the Mughals.
Even today, one can have a fascinating glimpse into the past in Old Delhi, with its labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis, and colourful bazaars. Rickshaws wind their way through this crowded, bustling capital of the Mughals, where life continues, much as it did hundreds of years ago. It is home to three World Heritage monuments—Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb that have survived many centuries, and give an idea of architectural wonders created by emperors in the past. Central Delhi, with its tree-lined avenues, imposing structures and buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and India Gate, reflect Delhi’s colonial past. A number of museums provide a glimpse into the country’s fascinating history.
You’ll be welcomed by our representative at the Airport, to minimise what can sometimes be a testing introduction to the country. You would have already gone through the gauntlet of India’s notorious bureaucracy at the Customs and Immigration counters,as you leave the main Arrival Hall you are likely to be besieged with offers of good hotels, cheap taxis, special deals and all manner of improbable things. Ignore them all and locate our Representative holding the REVELLERS PARADISE with your name paging board. He will receive and brief you on preparations for your trip and the program for the next couple of days. If you are arriving outside our suggested group arrival flights, we may advise the location of your hotel and also how to locate and deal with the pre-paid government taxis.
Day 2 – Delhi to Neemrana/Surajgarh
After breakfast and at the hotel we’ll introduce you to your Royal Enfield motorcycle with all our team members, the first half-hour or so is spent getting to know the bikes and having a practice ride in the hotels car parking. We set a leisurely pace and enjoy the burble of the bikes as we take National Highway 8 southwest from the capital and soon enter Rajasthan. We stay on the highway and all the way to Neemrana .
Shekhawati region of Rajasthan consists of the areas falling under Sikar ,Jhunjhunu and some parts of Churu, Nagaur and Jaipur. There are so many Villages and Towns which comes under Shekhawati region. Shekhawati is famous for its rich heritage and beautiful architectures full of fresco Wall paintings, hence also known as “open air art gallery”. Now a day’s Shekhawati is the most favorite tourist destination for those visiting India to experience this heritage rich territory. Many of these old heritage Havelis and other buildings (Mansions, Forts) are now converted in to hotels and guest house. Shekhawati is truly a blessing for all art lovers who are in to architecture and old painted sculptures. Shekhawati style of architecture is unique in itself. The Mansions (Havelis) , Step Wells (Bawadi) , Charitable Inns (Dharamshalas), Cenotaph (Chhatris) and Forts made by Shekhawat Rajput rulers and Marwari community is beautifully painted with divine and contemporary pictures ranging from Hindu Gods to British Raj to Trains to Telephones and more..
Day 3 Neemrana to Shekhawati
Today after breakfast we drive Shekhawati region of Rajasthan consists of the areas falling under Sikar ,Jhunjhunu and some parts of Churu, Nagaur and Jaipur. There are so many Villages and Towns which comes under Shekhawati region. Shekhawati is famous for its rich heritage and beautiful architectures full of fresco Wall paintings, hence also known as “open air art gallery”. Now a day’s Shekhawati is the most favorite tourist destination for those visiting India to experience this heritage rich territory. Many of these old heritage Havelis and other buildings (Mansions, Forts) are now converted in to hotels and guest house. Shekhawati is truly a blessing for all art lovers who are in to architecture and old painted sculptures. Shekhawati style of architecture is unique in itself. The Mansions (Havelis) , Step Wells (Bawadi) , Charitable Inns (Dharamshalas), Cenotaph (Chhatris) and Forts made by Shekhawat Rajput rulers and Marwari community is beautifully painted with divine and contemporary pictures ranging from Hindu Gods to British Raj to Trains to Telephones and more..
India’s national bird is beautiful Peacock and in Rajasthan peacock and many more can be spotted roaming freely in the rural areas.We traverse today on our way to the famous Shekhawati region, famous for its beautiful havelis, those centuries’ old mansions of wealthy people, merchants and noblemen. The intricate frescoes and murals which decorate many of the rooms in these buildings depict the history of the area.
Day 4 Shekhawati to Bikaner
Today after breakfast drive to Bikaner and in route sees us heading directly west through arid wastelands, approaching the Great Thar Desert, which constitutes much of Rajasthan. Our destination today is Bikaner. Prior to the mid 15th century, the region that is now Bikaner was a barren wilderness called jagldehsh.in 1488 Rao Bika established the city of Bikaner. According to James Tod, the spot which Bika selected for his capital, was the birthright of a Nehra Jat, who would only concede it for this purpose on the condition that his name should be linked in perpetuity with its surrender. Naira, or Nera, was the name of the proprietor, which Bika added to his own, thus composing that of the future capital, Bikaner. Rao Bika was the first son of Maharaj rao jodha.Rao Jodhaof the Rathor clan, the founder of Jodhpur and conquered the largely arid country in the north of Rajasthan. As the first son of Jodha he wanted to have his own kindom not inheriting Jodhpur from his father or the title of Maharaja. He therefore decided to build his own kingdom in what is now the state of Bikaner in the area of Jungladesh. Though it was in theThar Desert, Bikaner was considered an oasis on the trade route between Central Asia and the Gujrat coast as it had adequate spring water. Bika’s name was attached to the city he built and to the state of Bikaner (“the settlement of Bika”) that he established. Bika built a fort in 1478, which is now in ruins, and a hundred years later a new fort was built about 1.5 km from the city centre, known as the Junagarh Fort.The old city, Fort is full of historic architectural masterpieces, and we’ll spend some time this afternoon exploring one such example, the fort (with museum), the original palace.
Day 5 – Bikaner to Phalodi
Today after Breakfast the ride starts as the highway will take us through progressively sparser vegetation and population, to the remote outpost of Phalodi. Phalodi, famous as the ‘Salt City’ is a tourism hub located in the district of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. This place lies between the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer and the ‘Sun City’, Jodhpur in the great Thar Desert. It is an old caravan centre which is still engaged in trading salt on camels, the ships of the sandy desert. Phalodi shares its boundaries with Bikaner, Nagour, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. It is the second largest town of the district. The history of Phalodi can be traced back to the 15th century, and this town was known as ‘Phalvaridhika’ during that time. It was ruled by Rao Maldeo Rathore in 1547, but it came under the King of Bikaner in 1578. It became a part of Jodhpur after Rao Soor Singh took over in 1615.
In addition to these forts, heritage buildings, and ancient temples, Phalodi is also a dream destination for avid birdwatchers. The Khichan village of the region allows tourists see a huge number of migratory birds. This village is only 5 km away from the destination and is a temporary habitat of the Demoiselle Crane, locally known as ‘Kurja’. The period from August to March is the ideal time to see this unique species of birds which travel a long way from South Western Europe, Ukraine and Poland for a short halt at the village of Khichan. Owing to the international recognition for being a temporary habitat of these birds, the village is also known as the ‘the Demoiselle Crane village’.
Day 6 Phalodi to Jaisalmer
Today after breakfast our wheels bring us right into the heart of the desert. As we approach the western extremities of India near the border with Pakistan, an amazing spectacle rises from the floor of the Great Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.
Day 7—In Jaisalmer
Today is rest days spent explore places in golden city of Jaisalmer, but please remember that in the middle of afternoon camel safari to view the sunset from the heights of the surrounding sand dunes. In earlier days it truly was a golden city, a place of great opulence on the caravan trading routes between India and central Asia. In Jaisalmer, much of the population still live within the walls of the Old City and fortress, but in recent and more peaceful times, the buildings have sprawled out into the desert all around. A feature of Jaisalmer is the abundance of splendid havelis, where intricate carvings and works of famous painting art are commonplace and visitors are welcome to roam freely throughout.
Day 8—Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Today early breakfast we cover our one of longest day in terms of kilometers traveled, but the 300km to the Blue City of Jodhpur is mainly on good sealed highway without too many traffic hassles. Look out for the wildlife that abounds in this seemingly barren desert. Black buck, blue bull, gazelle, camel and various species of birds can all be seen roaming in the scrub along the highway.
Jodhpur city Located towards the western side of the capital city of Jaipur, this city is the 2nd biggest city in the state of Rajasthan. Being a place of princely palaces, magnificent forts as well as age old temples, this city of Rajasthan is among the famous tourist destinations in the state as well as India. Positioned in the Thar Desert’s stark landscape, Jodhpur experiences a bright and sunny weather all through the year. For this, the city is called the “Sun City”. One of the specialties of this metropolitan city is that almost all the houses based around the fort of Mehrangarh are painted in blue color, due to which the city is even known as the “Blue City”.
Jodhpur city is one of the major cities of Rajasthan. It encompasses an area of 22,850 sq.km and houses a population of 21,53,483. It is well connected to the rest of Rajasthan by airways, road and rail links. This city basks in the golden history and heritage of the state and is located at the fringe of the great Thar desert. The city was founded in 1459 A.D by the Rathore rulers.
Jodhpur is famed for many things, not the least of which are the riding breeches of the same name. The Maharaja of Jodhpur found it quite impossible to play polo with the British in his long, flowing regal robes, so he summoned the court tailor and instructed that he design a pair of tight trousers which could be tucked into long boots but also allowed room for bending at the hip. And so it was that jodhpurs came into being.
Day 9 Jodhpur Stay
Today is free day to spent sightseeing and getting to know Jodhpur. Although not appearing blue from ground level, the view over the town from the huge fortress of Meherangarh Fort is a true spectacle as all the bluewashed Brahmin houses shimmer in the sunlight. Not only is blue an auspicious colour for Brahmins, but apparently, it also repels mosquitoes. (If you don’t get bitten wearing your blue Revellers Paradise shirt, you’ll know this is true). The fort was one of the film locations for the Disney re-make of Rudyard Kipling’s splendid Jungle Book and more recently for the film Taj, the story behind the construction of the world’s greatest monument to love.
Day 10 Jodhpur to Mount-Abu
Today after early breakfast we leaving relatively early to the 265kms journey to Mt. Abu.Mount Abu was the home of many saints and sages in the old days. Legend has it that all the 330 million gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon used to visit this holy mountain. It is also the place where the great saint Vashishth lived and performed a yagna (sacrificial worship on a fire pit) to create four Agnikula (four clans of fire) to protect the earth from demons. The yagna was supposed to have been performed near a natural spring, which emerged from a rock shaped like a cow’s head. According to another legend, once sage Vashishth’s cow Nandini was trapped in a deep gorge and could not free herself. The sage appealed to Lord Shiva for assistance. The Lord sent Saraswati, the divine stream, to help flood the gorge so that the cow could float up. Vashishth then decided to ensure that such mishaps did not occur in future. He asked the youngest son of Himalaya, the king of mountains to fill the chasm permanently. This he did with the assistance of Arbud, the mighty snake. This spot came to be known as Mount Arbud and was later changed to its present form – Mount Abu. This place is held in reverence by Jains as well since Jain scriptures record that Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar (spiritual leader), also visited Mount Abu and blessed the city.
The British coined the term “hill stations” to refer to several elevated military enclaves. Much cooler than Delhi and other low lying centers, they were obviously a popular posting and much sought after. Although no longer militarily oriented, their popularity continues today, and Mt. Abu is virtually the only town in Rajasthan which can boast an altitude measured in quadruple digits, at 1220 metres.
Day 11—Mount Abu to Udaipur
We can spend the morning strolling around the picturesque famous lake, or at nearby world famous Dilwara Jain Temple which is one of the finest Jain temples known over the world for its extraordinary architecture and marvelous marble stone carvings, some experts also consider it architecturally superior to the Taj Mahal. It seems fairly basic temple from outside but every cloud has a silver lining, the temple interior showcases the extraordinary work of human craftsmanship at its best. These temples were built between 11th to 13th century AD, The beautiful lush green hills surrounding the temple gives a very pleasant feeling. The ornamental details of marble stone carvings is phenomenal and unmatched, The minutely carved ceilings and the pillars are just amazing. All this was done at a time when no transport or roads were available at a height of 1200+ Mtrs in Mount Abu, Huge blocks of marble stones were transported on elephant backs from the Arasoori Hills at Ambaji to this remote hilly region of Mount Abu. Dilwara temples are also a popular Jain pilgrimage attraction.
Later In the afternoon we head off for the short ride to world famous city of lakes Udaipur, many would say our most romantic destination on the tour.
Day 12 — Udaipur
Today is a rest day.
Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur city is also referred to as the “Venice of the East”, the “Most Romantic City of India” and the “Kashmir of Rajasthan”. Udaipur the “City of Lakes” is one among the most romantic and most beautiful cities of India. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur city of Rajasthan state is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences – an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Udaipur’s kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight.
Udaipur is a popular tourist destination in India. The lakes, palaces and lively workspaces and culture attract foreign and domestic visitors. It is a favourite marriage destination. Many celebrities, including film stars, business families, and politicians chose Udaipur to hold marriage ceremonies and parties. Udaipur have three interconnected lakes – the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Lake Pichhola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake; along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry.
Friends if you ask to every second local will tell you, a scene of James Bond’s Octopussy was filmed here, as were several segments of the 13-espisode TV drama, Jewel in the Crown. The Lake Palace, like so many other palaces in Rajasthan, has now been converted into a luxury hotel. A solar-powered launch is available for leisure trips, and the sunset over the lake with its stunning white palace provides great photo opportunities. Other places worth visiting are the markets, the City Palace complex (with its rare collection of 18th century Osler’s crystal), or maybe a ride to the Monsoon Palace, 20mins out of town.
Day 13 – Udaipur to Pushkar
Today after breakfast we head out of Udaipur on National Highway 8 and drive holy city Pushkar.
One of the holiest and oldest cities of India, Pushkar is a favored destination for thousands of tourists and devotees. As per legends, Pushkar boasts of over 400 temples, ghats and palaces revealing an entirely different picture of the city. An important pilgrimage spot for the Hindus, Pushkar is home to the only temple of Lord Brahma in the country as well as the world. Lord Brahma is known as the creator of the world, as per the Hindu mythology.
Pushkar is situated at a height of 510 meters, surrounded by hillocks on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, or the Snake Mountain, forms a natural boundary between Ajmer and Pushkar. The sleepy, lakeside settlement of Pushkar is of great mythological significance. According to Hindu mythology, lotus petals incidentally fell from the hands of Lord Brahma on the ground at three places, from where water immediately sprouted, which lead to the creation of three lakes, Pushkar Lake, Madya Pushkar Lake and Kanishta Pushkar. Pushkar is one such place where Lord Brahma performed “Yagna”.
Pushkar Camel Festival is the best time to witness the once more to Pushkar,home to the annual, month long, world famous Pushkar Camel Fair. Each November the town is invaded by thousands of camels, horses, cattle and oxen which are bought and sold with the enthusiasm and gusto that only an Indian crowd of around 200,000 traders can muster. While being a most colourful and flamboyant festival, it can also be chokingly crowded and an absolute haven for tourist rip-offs! Be on your guard.
kaleidoscopic picture of this part of Rajasthan. The riot of colors and liveliness is evident from swirling dancers, tented camps, intricate artwork and towering camels. Thousands of Hindus from across the globe come to Pushkar to take a dip in the holy waters of Pushkar Lake. All in all, Pushkar radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and again. Visit Pushkar and catch a glimpse of the unrevealed part of this otherwise drowsy and quiet town begetting a legacy of timeless architectural heritage.
Day 14 – Pushkar to Jaipur
Pushkar is a peaceful and picturesque little town, with its beautiful lake which is a pilgrimage destination for devout Hindus who come to bathe in its waters. If we rise early we can catch the dawn bathing and prayer rituals (‘puja’) and watch the town come to life. For those with the energy and inclination, there’s a one-hour trek up to the Savitri Temple perched on a hilltop overlooking the lake; it’s a lovely walk and the view is magnificent. So we’re told. Then we saddle up again and head off in the afternoon to the Rajasthan state capital, Jaipur.
Day 15 – Jaipur
Jaipur was built by Sawai Jai Singh II, a Rajput king who ruled from 1699 to 1744. In 1727, he decided it was necessary to shift from Amber Fort to a location providing more space and better facilities, and began to construct the city. Jaipur is actually India’s first planned city, and the king put great effort into its design. The old city was laid out in a rectangle shape of nine blocks. State buildings and palaces occupied two of these blocks, while the remaining seven were allocated to the public.
The Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), in the centre of town is a fine example of Rajput craftsmanship. It was built 200 years ago to allow the ladies of the court to observe everyday life and parades in the streets below, without themselves being scrutinised by any probing eyes. At nearby Amber Fort in the afternoon we take a leisurely elephant ride up to the palace compound, another splendid example of middle-ages fortifications and defences.
Jaipur is also known as the Pink City. Pink is the traditional Rajput colour of hospitality and many of the homes in the Old City are this colour. As for why the city was painted pink — it was to welcome the Prince of Wales when he visited in 1853! .
Day 16 – Jaipur to Bharatpur
We hit the road again and head north to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Even for non-bird lovers, this place is quite special and a haven of peace for bird watchers, as no motorised vehicles are allowed in the park such calm and quit . Cycle rickshaws and their highly knowledgeable park guide/riders can be hired at the entrance.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary/Keoladeo Ghana National Park is located in Rajasthan state of India. It is one of the finest bird sanctuaries/parks in the world. Besides a number of birds, the Bharatpur bird sanctuary/national park offers protection to various animal species as well. The bird sanctuary is home to numerous indigenous water birds as well as migratory birds and also inhabited by Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
More than 300 species of birds have been reported in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary. The name Keoladeo derives from an ancient Hindu temple inside the Park, devoted to Lord Shiva whereas ‘Ghana’ means dense, which refers to the thick forest, which used to cover the area.
The Bharatpur Lake, around which the bird sanctuary is located, is manmade created as a result of the dam that was constructed to save the Bharatpur town from floods. The depression created by extraction of soil for the dam was cleared and this became the Bharatpur Lake. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Bharatpur Lake was developed and divided into several portions and a system of small dams, dykes, sluice gates etc were created to control water level in different sections. Thus, the place became the hunting preserve of the Bharatpur royal family. The area was declared a National park in the year 1982 and a World Heritage Site in December 1985.
The main attractions for tourists visiting the National park/ sanctuary are the migratory birds, which come from Siberia and Central Asia to spend winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding grounds. Some of the important migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include numerous species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Stints, Wagtails, Hawks, Shanks, Warblers, Flycatchers, Buntings, Wheatears, Pipits and Larks.
Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary/ National Park is open throughout the year but the ideal visiting months are from August-November for resident birds and October- February for migratory birds.
Some 415 bird 11 species have been identified here, migrating from as far away as Siberia in huge, apparently unsustainable numbers. Upwards of 3000 painted storks have been counted in one square kilometre of marshland. Recent feathered visitors include the rare Scopes Owl and the huge Dusky Eagle Owl. We’ll make an early morning visit tomorrow through the park, the best time to appreciate the wildlife therein.
Day 17 – Bharatpur to Agra [ In rout visit Fatehpur sikri ]
Today when we leave Rajasthan behind and cross the state border (although you won’t notice it) into Uttar Pradesh. After our early morning visit to the Bird Sanctuary we shall visit the incredible deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri,
Fatehpur Sikri is a fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century; 37 km from Agra Akbar the great, who at 26 years did not have an heir, founded this historic site.
Fatehpur Sikri He went to a saint, Shaikh Salim Chishti who lived in a city called Sikri. His blessing gave Akbar 3 sons. As a gesture, Akbar built a whole new city in Sikri. Akbar named his new capital Fatehpur Sikri or the City of Victory.Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height.It was built between 1569 and 1585 and was intended to be the joint capital with Agra, but was soon deserted because the water system could not support any residents. It remained untouched for over 400 years now and its palaces are a remainder of the extravagance of the Mughals Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture.
After this within 20 years, the capital of Mughals was shifted to Lahore
Then we proceed to Agra in time for a sunset visit to that most famous of all Indian monuments, the TAJ MAHAL. This mausoleum is without doubt the world’s greatest symbol of love, constructed between 1631 and 1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan as an eternal tribute to his beloved wife Mumtaz who had died in 1629 perhaps not surprisingly, giving birth to their 14th child in 17 years.
Day 18 – Agra to Delhi
Today those who wish can make a second visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise, to see the amazing colour changes on the brilliant white marble. We then head off on the last leg of our Safari to cover the 200km between Agra and Delhi, arriving late in the afternoon. The highway is very good, but there are a couple of chaotic towns to negotiate. On arrival at our hotel, your tour leader has the unenviable task of wresting the bike keys from you so the Enfields can be returned to their rightful owner!
Day 19 – Final Day
Today is a final day at leisure doing last-minute sightseeing exploring nearby places and shopping.Then we’ll have an early farewell dinner at one of the better / finest eateries in Delhi city before we transfer you to the airport for the evening departure to your next destination. It’s been a lot of fun, but now it’s home sweet home. Go tell all your friends!