Rajasthan – Taj Mahal to Agra
Rajasthan is one of India’s most fascinating states, justifiably famous for its forts, palaces, desert villages, spice markets and the friendliness of its people. At times, the deserved popularity of Rajasthan’s key sights leaves little room for a spirit of adventure. Traveling by cycling and taking on the big draw cards like Bharatpur, Ranthambhore, Jaipur is the perfect answer. Our back-road discovery tour takes us to remote villages through the barren desert and lush oasis where the traditional life of Rajasthan continues, as it has done for centuries; untouched by the outside world.
We start our journey cycling up through the Aravali Hills, then the route passes through back-country flatlands to the holy town of Karauli. Finally heading towards Jaipur, a town overlooked by the splendid hilltop Amber Palace.
We take rest stops along the way at the principal attractions as well as at a few more remote places where there is a chance to experience rural Rajasthan first-hand. We also visit Ranthambhore National Park and the magnificent Taj Mahal, surely a “bucket list” sight of the world.
- Easy cycling on the back roads of Rajasthan
- Historical sights of Jaipur
- Visit Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger reserve
- Taj Mahal
- Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort-Palace, Jaipur
We stay in standard hotels with twin rooms and en-suite bathrooms. The price of the cycle tour is based on a twin shared basis.
An optional single supplement is available for £295. Please contact the office for availability.
All breakfasts are included and some lunches and dinners as specified in the notes above. You can buy a meal for INR600, excluding alcohol. Your leader will run a kitty for water and snacks whilst cycling. Please allow about £40 for this.
In the Tour Plan, (B, L, D) refers to meals included in the trip cost i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Flights costs are not included in the tour, however we are happy to give you advice or book your flights for you.
The Rajasthan route is flexible and should be seen as a guide only. Local conditions, weather or fitness could lead to changes in our daily plans. All times and distances are approximate.
- Depart fromDelhi, India
- Return fromDelhi, India
- Road surfacesMostly flat. Tarmac, off road (conditions can vary).
- Bike TypeMountain bike
- IncludedRajasthan – Taj Mahal to AgraAccommodationLunchCycling guideVehicle supportBaggage transferBike hireAirport transfers
- Not IncludedEvening meals (unless specified)GPX filesTravel to start & from finishInternational flightsTravel insuranceVisas
Depart from UK
Taj Mahal early morning and Bharatpur
Bharatpur to Karauli.
After breakfast, we get a transfer to Bayana, our starting point.
On our bikes, we head out in the interiors of India. We will head to a small princely palace of Karauli which some ages ago was part of a larger Rajput empire. We will overnight in the hotel which used to be a castle and is run by the successors of the erstwhile Royal family. Ride 63 Kms