Extreme Bike Tours, an adventure travel company, is offering a new way to see India’s “land of the kings.”
The roundtrip tour from Delhi puts riders on classic Indian Royal Enfield 500cc motorbikes for a 950 mile loop through the province of Rajasthan to see the Taj Mahal, the City of Lakes, Udaipur, and many of the ancient forts, ornate temples, lavish palaces and bustling bazaars that dot the region. Riders will also open throttle across the vast Thar Desert, home to camel caravans and wandering nomads.
Between stays in some of India’s most luxurious palace hotels, riders will also join a "rumble in the jungle" safari vehicle tour through Ranthambore National Park to spot Bengal tigers, elephants and crocodiles.
The guided tour, departing Nov. 15, starts at $4,950 for licensed riders and $3,850 for passengers riding in the motorbike's second seat, or pillion. The price includes all accommodation, meals, fuel and transfers.