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10 Days Holy Hinduism Guided Motorcycle Tour in India

New Delhi, India

India Motorcycle Tour

Either you are spiritual savvy person or an adventure seeking rider, this motorcycling journey is a perfect blend of both. Your selected en-route destinations are greatly affected by the earlier British era. Come and experience the most beautiful routes in the lower Himalaya and rive through pine forests and sacred rivers.

Key information

  • Terrain: 90% asphalt, 10% off-road
  • Bike: rental bike (Royal Enfield 500cc or Himalayan 410)
  • Mileage: 991 kilometers / 616 miles
  • Daily rides: 50 - 310 kilometers / 31 - 193 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, water proof riding gear rain gear, if riding gear is not water proof, riding boots or hiking boots, riding gloves, wind proof and water proof trousers and jackets, balaclava, spare set of spectacles (please bring your own)
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 dinners

Meet the guides

Devinder
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Delhi
  • Admire the breathtaking scenery
  • Ride on meandering roads of the Doon Valley
  • Night stay on the banks of the scenic Jim Corbett Wildlife
  • Leisure walks at Mall Road / Ridge Road in Mussorie
  • A full day excursion in Rishikesh - the land of divinity
  • Savor sumptuous local delicacies
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


9 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 11 participants
Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Mostly, the accommodations are of three-star category. It includes hotels, boutique hotels, resorts and, camps. Accommodation is available on twin sharing and private type and they are motorcycling riders friendly.

Program

During the motorcycling holidays, you explore and encounter every day a new culture and nature. Two of holiest rivers of India - Ganga and Yamuna originate from the glaciers of Uttarakhand - Gangotri and Yamuntri.

You experience the Hinduism way of worshiping, dipping into chill water, in the desire of self cleansing. Himalayan range is in Kashmir to farther northeast but the real fragrance of Hinduism, culture, flora and fauna, and endeavor, you will explore in this tour.

You are advised to arrive one day before the tour starts. If you land in Delhi, you are advised to arrive one day prior to the tour’s start day.

What to expect

You will experience the most beautiful routes in the lower Himalaya. Drive through pine forests and sacred rivers. You will be guided to Mussoorie; an untold love of Britishers. Here's the plan: you will drive to Mussoorie, Kanatal (a less known hill station, where serenity flows), then drive to Devprayag, a pivot of Hindu culture - two rivers merge into one.

Explore the sage life in Rishikesh, the town of temples and Hindu gods. Cherish yourself with yoga and meditation. Jim Corbett Sanctuary is a real time experience to explore the wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome and orientation

  • Meal included: dinner

An Evergreen Adventure & Consultancies representative will receive you at New Delhi Airport and transfer you to hotel. You check-in and have rest for three to four hrs and then you will be introduced to your next 10 days companion - Royal Enfield 500cc. You will spend the remaining day in hotel or just roaming around in New Delhi.

Day 2: New Delhi - Mussoorie (283 kilometers / 176 miles)

  • Riding time: 6.5 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner

You make an early start from the hotel. You ride towards India Gate. In the morning, roads have less traffic. Your birds are checked thoroughly and it takes around six hours to reach Mussoorie. It is a comfort ride as the road is four lane highways.

It is located 40 kilometers away from the state capital. When you cross Dehradun, the Doon Valley starts and you see the lush green forest of Cidar trees. Mussoorie is known as 'Queen of Mountains'. You can see the effect of British Architectures and culture. In evening, you can explore local markets.

Day 3: Mussoorie - Kanatal (50 kilometers / 31 miles)

  • Riding time: 3 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Today the touring distance is not much but it takes enough time as you find self-immersed in the natural beauty of Himalaya. There are some lesser known tourist place in Uttarkhand. Kanatal is one of that. This little hill station is having abundance of greenery and serenity.

While descending from Manali, you halt in Kempty fall and you feel the mesmerizing effect.

Day 4: Kanatal - Rishikesh (81 kilometers / 50 miles)

  • Riding time: 3 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner

An early departure for Rishikesh, you explore the curvy mountainous roads. You descend towards Rishikesh, which is located on the banks of Ganga River. Undoubtedly, Rishikesh is mostly known as Hindu spiritual capital.

When you wander in the streets, you feel the essence of spiritualism. The Ganga is understood as the final destination of deliverance or salvation. It has some kind of Hindu mythological occult science. You explore the city and nearby spots as you stay in Rishikesh for two nights.

Day 5: Free day in Rishikesh

  • Meals included: breakfast

Today you have an opportunity to explore the hidden energy blockage by practicing meditation session. You spend this day in Rishikesh to relax, take a break from riding, and also to enjoy some of the other activities Rishikesh is famous for i.e. rafting.

In the evening, you visit temples and ashrams located nearby to Laxman Jhula (Suspended Bridge) and Ghats. The water of Ganga is interpreted as sacred and divine. The city life is almost full of energy and zeal throughout the day but in evening, you can witness a bounty Ghat's life as well as special aarti (the prayer dedicated to goddess Ganges).

When you are in Rishikesh, you notice the various local music instrumental sound from temples as it is the time for prayers.

Day 6: Rishikesh - Devprayag (75 kilometers / 47 miles)

  • Riding time: 3 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner

The morning rising red sun glows behind the mountains. You head on towards Devprayag, that is known as meeting point of two sacred rivers and how the river Alkhananda and Bhagirathi meet. The word 'prayag' literally means sacrifice. These places are known for seeking blessings and find solace.

Day 7: Devprayag - Lansdowne (75 kilometers / 47 miles)

  • Riding time: 3.5 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Today's expedition starts early morning and now you drive from Garwal region to Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Lansdowne, a hill station is also a less explored tourist destination. This town was founded by the British rulers as a military outpost and it is named after Lord Lansdowne the then Viceroy of India. The centuries - old Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple is located there.

Day 8: Lansdowne - Jim Corbett (50 kilometers / 31 miles)

  • Riding time: 3 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Having a healthy breakfast makes you energetic for the day. You drive to Corbett. Today you are scheduled to explore Jim Corbett National Wildlife Sanctuary. It takes five to six hours drive in sanctuary's jeep.

The ride takes you to internal routes of the jungle where you feel enthralled every minute. You explore natural flora and fauna. You enjoy camp fire and dinner.

Day 9: Jim Corbett - Nainital (67 kilometers / 42 miles)

  • Riding time: 3 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner

A morning ride makes your day. You drive towards to a small upward zigzag road to Ranikhet, a paradise in the middle of the mountains of Kumaon. Today you have a farewell dinner and experience sharing session.

Day 10: Nainital - New Delhi (310 kilometers / 193 miles)

  • Riding time: 8 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast

This is the last day of this amazing Hindu spiritual towns tour. Today it is little bit long drive to New Delhi. You start your drive early in the morning and by late afternoon, you reach to New Delhi. You check-in to hotel. Your rooms are available till next day 11:00 a.m.

Bike rental deposit

Evergreen Adventure & Consultancies requires a refundable bike rental deposit of 15,000 INR.

Skill level

Beginner:

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Guides

Devinder Mehra

Location

Uttarakhand, the name itself indicates about its history. It means ‘a piece of land in the north’. When you explore and think about the Himalaya, then you feel mesmerized with a thought of pure knowledge. This is adobe of two different religions i.e. Hinduism and Buddhism.

The teaching of both the religions are more or less same but the basic difference comes from the teachings. Hinduism says about the origin of mankind and general scriptures related to that where as Buddhism shows the way of salvation.

Food

Included in your price are breakfasts and dinners with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. India is a vast country and home to a diverse range of cuisine. North Indian food is typically carbohydrate and protein. It includes stuffed wheat bread with potato, green vegetables, and curries.

North Indian cooking uses various spices and herbs. Non-veg food is immersed in flavors of spices. The fragrance of food is mouth watering. Mostly in North India people prefer tea with milk and coffee.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • You can do yoga session in Rishikesh
  • You can do water rafting

What's included

  • Royal Enfield 500 cc or Himalaya 410
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • Tour guide
  • All toll and entry fee
  • Support vehicle (If riders are more than six people)
  • First aid kit
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (breakfasts and dinners)
  • 9 nights accommodation in twin sharing basis in hotel / guesthouses / Swiss tents / homestays
  • Routine maintenance
  • Airport transfer on arrival

What's not included

  • Gasoline for motorbike
  • Basic spare parts for the bikes
  • Travel insurance
  • Last day airport transfer in Delhi
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Any expenses of personal nature (tips, phone, etc)
  • Cost of major bike repairs in case of any damage
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • Airfare
  • Refundable motorcycle security deposit (15,000 INR)
  • Riding gears

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from the airport to your hotel is included in the price. Evergreen Adventure & Consultancies will pick you up from the airport but please note that the return transfer on your departure day is not included in the price.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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Availability

Start: Sunday January 24, 2021
End: Tuesday February 2, 2021

Tour information

This tour requires a minimum of six participants to run. The tour can be canceled if the riders are less than six in number per group but as per our previous experience, the tours were organized as per the scheduled dates. If you are group of four riders, then you can inquire for a private tour. 

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