Rajasthan 13 Day Adventure

$7,495.00

Rajasthan – The Cultural Heartland of India – Ancient history, diverse riding and the friendliest people on the planet – oh and the tastiest food!

Package is in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS and INCLUDES all of the following:

Return international airfares from any Australian capital city, airport transfers within India, use of a current model Royal Enfield motorcycle (500cc Bullet or Himalayan), support crew and vehicle, fuel, bike insurance, Nevermind tour leader, twin share accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, some entry fees and some entertainment.

Book your 2019 adventure in June and you will go in the draw to win a brand new 350cc Royal Enfield!

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Rajasthan Rampage – Land of Kings Land of Adventure

Rajasthan is a very special place for us at Nevermind. For us Rajasthan is the land of inspiration, land of adventure and the land of fun. It is the far western deserts of Rajasthan that we create our leather products as well as where we started running our Royal Enfield motorcycle adventures. Nowhere in the world inspires the imagination like Rajasthan will and centuries of world famous travellers, traders, adventures and warriors are testament to this. Rajasthan has one of the richest histories known to mankind with Moghul, the mighty Rajput’s and the British empires all claiming a stake at some point in history. The inhabitants of southern Rajasthan claim to be descendants of Alexander the Greats armies and the gypsies of Europe originate from Rajasthan. This is a small place with a big influence on global events! Rajasthan continues to influence modern history and western culture – Rudyard Kipling lived here and wrote the Jungle book and James Bonds Octopussy was filmed here.

Rajasthan is located in the north west of India on the far western borders. It is the largest state of India by has a relatively small but diverse population. The unity and friendliness of the locals will smack you in the face immediately. Everybody is smiling and laughing and seems to be enjoying life despite the trials and tribulations faced on an everyday basis. People seem to care for one another, friend, family or stranger, it does not matter here, someone will come to your aid.

We often refer to Rajasthan as the cultural heartland of India as it is the one place in India where one can still experience the awesomeness of India. From lonely desert tribes to wealthy descendants of the Rajput’s this state has it all. Music, costume, colour and dance rule in Rajasthan and sometimes you just need to pinch yourself to check that you are not dreaming.

The food of Rajasthan is a standout among our rides. Don’t be fooled by the semi-arid climate, lack of water and fresh vegetables. The Rajasthanis have overcome all of these challenges to create one of the world finest, tastiest and most nutritious cuisines. Our daily lunch stops have been discovered over the years to showcase the best of the best locally and freshly prepared foods. The décor may not always reflect this but believe us, the food is mouth-watering and prepared with love. In Rajasthan guest is god. Traditional meals to look out for are the Dal Bhati and for the meat lovers lamb Lal Maas. Oh, and the authors favourite snack in all of India – Aloo Tikki, best cooked up at a roadside stall in the far west Thar Desert and washed down with a cold Kingfisher Larger!

One of the strangest sports of Rajasthan is Ahor’s Stone festival, where two teams of 20 local men get extremely intoxicated and have to prevent the opponents from reaching the other end of the field by throwing large rocks at them. This sport was famously banned a few years ago due to the number of incapacitated players, fatalities, maimings and serious injuries.

Nevermind has so many stories here and over the past decade have travelled to every corner of this amazing state to find the best of the best. Places no tourist has ever seen before, places that will make you feel like the first human to travel here. You will taste the finest local foods, listen to the locals sing and dance along with them. You will stay in ancient palaces and ride ancient trade routes.

The best time to Visit is October (warmer) and November/February (a little cooler) and flights are generally with Singapore Airways into Delhi (included) or if you prefer a direct flight – Air India (Melbourne/Sydney only) – flights included. The ride is suitable for all riding abilities and experience however there are some small sections (generally 10 metres or less) of soft sand crossings when the dunes migrate across some tracks. We will always have support riders available to assist less confident riders.

Book your Rajasthan Rumble for 2019 and go in the draw to win a Brand New 350cc Royal Enfield!!

Subject to terms and conditions offer ends 30 June 2019 or until sold out.

Call 03 52213040 or email admin@nevermindadventure.com to find out more or why not book a 2 hour complimentary consultation with one of our awesome tour leaders (We will jump on a few bikes and take a spin, check out the maps, tell a few tales, drink a few coffees and answer all of your questions – just like taking a demo bike for a test ride!)

Our 12-night adventure trip (plus 1 night on the plane home) provides you with the best opportunity for off the beaten track type of riding and to really immerse yourself in the traditional life of Rajasthan. This tour packs a lot in and no doubt you’ll see more in this tour then most tourists see in a month!

PRICE from:

RIDER $7495.00 per person twin share

PILLION 20% discount

To hold your booking, we require a non refundable $1000 deposit, with a further $1500 part payment 30 days later with the balance payable at least 90 days prior to departure.

All prices include international return flights and emergency medical and evacuation cover

Old Delhi – Our little guesthouse, tucked down a dark alleyway away from the craziness, is an oasis in what can only be described of as the mayhem that is Old Delhi. There is plenty of action in this area with a myriad of merchants, people, rickshaw operators, food vendors, sightseeing spots just to name a view. Our tours are about authenticity and being immersed into everyday life. India can be confronting, but once you accept its rhythm and vibe it will become a destination you love and treasure deeply.

JODPHUR: Mehrangarh Fort towers over the city and is imposing. Its construction and design are amazing and is well maintained.

JAISALMER: This city is known as the Golden City as many buildings are made out of sandstone. The Thar Desert is it’s neighbour and you will get to experience the desert, like those that traveled a thousand years before.

ROAD TO UDAIPUR: 2 days of stunning riding through rural Rajasthan. You’ll be well off the beaten track surrounded by beautiful desert landscapes that change into humid jungle and waterfalls vistas. Riding through the windy Renakpur’s wildlife sanctuary and the Mt Abu mountain range is lots of fun. Taking chai with tradition Rajasthani goat herders is a delight and having a giggle with the local school kids is pure joy. Enjoying lunch at traditional Rajasthan Dhaba’s allows you to experience fresh and delightful Rajasthani cuisine.

UDAIPUR – The Lake City and the Venice of India. The city is pictursque with the Taj Lake Palce set in the middle of Lake Pichola and the City Palace sprawling down to the waters edge. There is great shopping here also, so a 2 night never seems enough.

BUNDI/RANTHAMBORE – more off the beaten track riding through cozy hamlets to Ranthambore tiger sanctuary. Option exists to go on a game drive looking for tigers (additional expense).

AGRA- You’ll have the chance to visit the majestic Taj Mahal (own expense) as well as visit the school Nevermind Adventure support (subject to school being open).

Day 1: Arrival day into Delhi

Day 2: Free day to look around Old Delhi before being transferred to the train station to board the overnight sleeper train to Jodhpur.

Day 3: Jodhpur – check in and collect bikes. Briefing and familiarisation.

Day 4: Depart?Jodhpur via Mehrangarh Fort then ride the Desert Highway to Jaisalmer. Dinner inside Jaisalmer Fort and explore the ancient desert village markets.

Day 5: Half day to explore Jaisalmer the golden city. Depart after lunch for Sam, then off road through the Thar desert National Park to Khuri Village for a night of Desert Camping

Day 6: Desert roads and tracks from Khuri to Jalore. Some of the most stunning scenery in India. Passing through the remote desert villages of Myajlar, Harsari, Balewa, Barmer, Sindari.

Day 7: Ride to Udaipur Via Renakpur Jungle National Park- Traditional 300 year old Haveli homestay in India’s most beautiful city and a?well earned rest day.

Day 8: Udaipur exploration – Lake Palace, old town markets and more.

Day 9: Udaipur to the cosy hamlet of Bundi.

Day 10: Late departure Bundi to Ranthambore National Park – Tiger reserve (optional)

Day 11:? Ranthambore to Agra. Awesome country roads and traditional village life.

Day 12: Agra visit Taj Mahal and our primary School. Transfer Old Delhi and onto the airport

Day 13: Arrive back into Australia

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