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Offline adventuress

Bike tour of Rajasthan, India
« on: December 04, 2009, 11:15:28 am »
Does anyone have any experience of touring in Rajasthan India. I am planning to cycle there in March 2010. There are various tours offered by tour companies but they dont fit my time frame and I want to plan a self-directed tour. Any thoughts?

Offline Grace Johnson

Re: Bike tour of Rajasthan, India
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 06:28:56 am »
A good site to look at for cycling in Rajasthan is: http://www.bikebrats.com/india/india.htm
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Offline tonythomson

Re: Bike tour of Rajasthan, India
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 07:33:22 am »
It's awhile since I toured in India but Rajasthan was one of my favourites.  It's pretty easy and I wouldn't take a tour as you will meet far more local people .  Plenty of cheap accommodation along the way and no one ever bothered me while camping.

One bit of advice is to organise a driver & car from Delhi Airport(assume that's where you fly into) before you get there to take you to Agra because if you aren't used to their roads that's not a good place to start.

Take iodine tablets for your water. 

You'll be blown away by the place.  Good luck
Tony
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline andras44

Re: Bike tour of Rajasthan, India
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 05:22:24 pm »
My wife and I spent about a month in Rajasthan this spring. We flew to Mumbai and took a train to Udaipur. (We then cycled in Australia, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand for a total of about 3,000 miles).

In my blog below you will find my impressions which were all highly favorable. Would be happy to send you further info/details,

http://rollingbicycletours.blogspot.com/

Happy Cycling,

andrew

Offline Alessa3322

Re: Bike tour of Rajasthan, India
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2023, 05:04:42 am »
Has anyone traveled to India recently? Is it a good idea to go there now?

Offline rayed

Re: Bike tour of Rajasthan, India
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2023, 03:18:36 pm »
Visiting India in January and February offers pleasant weather, making it a great time to explore the country's diverse landscapes, rich culture, and history. However, when it comes to traveling by bike, there are a few important things to keep in mind. India is known for its vibrant cities, bustling streets, and a wide array of incredible attractions. But for a more peaceful and enjoyable biking experience, it's advisable to stay away from the major metropolitan areas and congested highways. The traffic in big cities can be chaotic, and the roads can be challenging to navigate, especially for those not accustomed to the local conditions. Instead, consider exploring the serene countryside, picturesque villages, and scenic routes that India has to offer. You'll have a chance to soak in the natural beauty and local culture without the stress of city traffic.
If you have a desire to explore the royal charm of rajasthan, the largest state in India known for its rich heritage and palatial architecture, a travel agent can be a valuable resource. They can help you plan a more luxurious and organized visit, ensuring you make the most of your trip.
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Offline Mark Manley

Re: Bike tour of Rajasthan, India
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2023, 01:41:13 am »
Has anyone traveled to India recently? Is it a good idea to go there now?

November through to February would be best, after the monsoon and before it gets too hot, I rode across from Chennai to Kochin last January and the weather was good.