Bike Tour of RAJASTHAN

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16th Jan 2019
Photo of Bike Tour of RAJASTHAN by thequaint wanderer

At the Initial stage ,I was in a bit confusion that where should I Explore my Level best....

And it was a Co-incident or not ,my family and relatives made a plan to explore JAISALMER and from there I scratched my Mind and planned a perfect Tour of RAJASTHAN....

It was not only my dream to visit our Home town after 9 years but there was a Major Support of my Younger BROTHER (Ronak Damani).

So ,from there we started conveying our Family for this trip to make it possible anyhow by planning a 'Mind Vlogging' Iternary.

and After complete 15-16 days,our family Trusted on us & granted us the permission to go & Explore Rajasthan on MAYA (Motorcycle) in our own way...not every kid is lucky enough to get this Opportunity ,we are Thankful & glad to have you DAD & MOM & we respect you and your Decisions thoroughly...

From 1st January ,straight after New Year we started Planning the Journey & collecting the needful accessories and spare parts for the thrilling 3450kms Bike Tour in during Winters.

We were all set to leave on 16th January on MAYA.So ,at 4:30am we loaded our Bike with Saddle bags & Tail bag along with Tank bag and at 5:00am (14°C) we left our Society to update ourself with an Amazing Road trip.

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Look before Departing
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At 1st Fuel Hault
Day 2

The Breakfast

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Day 1

This is how we were displaying ourself for the Tour after all Ups & Down...where we took the very 1st Fuel hault after 23kms from our Home.

We usually filled fuel for around Rs 570/- at every Fuel Stations.

After moving from the Fuel station ,our 1st official Breakfast break was at HOTEL AHURA,Charoti at 7:30am (13°C).

Photo of Kashimira, Mira Road East, Mira Bhayandar, Maharashtra, India by thequaint wanderer
Day 2

We left from Hotel AHURA by 8:15am taking small small Halts of about 10min as Refreshments break.

Our Lunch break was at Sarvotam Hotel ,somewhere

Hotel Sarvottam

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We left from Hotel AHURA by 8:15am taking small small Halts of about 10min as Refreshments break.

Our Lunch break was at Sarvotam Hotel ,somewhere

After completing the Hustle Bustle 713kms from Mumbai to Udaipur ,we reached at 8:45pm (10°C)to our Hotel via OYO rooms near Vikramgarh ,beside Fateh Sagar lake named 'Home 10206 Modern stay' for about Rs 920/- for a single night. We stayed for about 2 nights ,so our total amount for Stay was Rs 1840/- with Complimentary Breakfast.

Here ,we ended our Travelling Day 1 from Mumbai to Udaipur experiencing Buttery roads with a Pinch of Constructive roads also...

Complete Vogg of our Rajasthan Tour (Day 1)

After a Tiring long Drive...what we need!!!

'A peaceful Sleep'

In the midst of Udaipur ,the night was so quiet that it gave an immense Energy to deal with Day 2 in Udaipur.

We got up at 8:30am and this was the view from our room.

View from our Hotel Terrace

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Day 1
Complete Vogg of our Rajasthan Tour (Day 1)
Day 2

Front view of the Hotel

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We got ready ,had our Breakfast ,had some words with the helpful owner ,care taker ,cook about the Location and left to Explore UDAIPUR which is also known as 'City of Lakes'.

We had our Motorcycle ,so there was no such Transportation charge ,for us it was just the Fuel charge ('giggless').

Destination 1 :-

Fateh Sagar Lake

You can go for Boating with a Mesmerizing view over it.

p.s - if you are short on Time ,you can skip it.

Fateh Sagar Lake

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Destination 2 :-

City Palace

Destination 2 :-

City Palace

City Palace is a palace which was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Its construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family. The palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex.

City Palace

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It takes about 90 min for City Palace tour followed by a Boat ride on Lake PICHOLA

Best time to visit City palace is at Afternoon where there is less crowd. You can prefer boating over Pichola depending upon the Type of Boat you want & number of people.

p.s - we took 15 seater boat ride which took about 20 minutes to sail around JAGMANDIR ,which is situated in the midst of Lake PICHOLA.

It takes about 90 min for City Palace tour followed by a Boat ride on Lake PICHOLA

Best time to visit City palace is at Afternoon where there is less crowd. You can prefer boating over Pichola depending upon the Type of Boat you want & number of people.

p.s - we took 15 seater boat ride which took about 20 minutes to sail around JAGMANDIR ,which is situated in the midst of Lake PICHOLA.

Lake Pichola

Photo of Lake Pichola, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan by thequaint wanderer

Entry fee - Rs300/- per person (City palace)

Boat ride - Rs200/- per person (15 seater)

Destination 3:-

Gulaab Bagh

Gulab Bagh, also known as Sajjan Niwas Garden, was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in the 1881 and is called as one of the most beautiful and largest garden in Rajasthan.

The garden has innumerable varieties of roses. Gulab Bagh gets its name from the abundance of rose flowers it has.

p.s - You can visit Gulaab Bagh after Lunch taking a Long Walk with your loved ones.

Entry fee - Rs300/- per person (City palace)

Boat ride - Rs200/- per person (15 seater)

Destination 3:-

Gulaab Bagh

Gulab Bagh, also known as Sajjan Niwas Garden, was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in the 1881 and is called as one of the most beautiful and largest garden in Rajasthan.

The garden has innumerable varieties of roses. Gulab Bagh gets its name from the abundance of rose flowers it has.

p.s - You can visit Gulaab Bagh after Lunch taking a Long Walk with your loved ones.

Entry at Gulaab Bagh

Photo of Gulabh Bagh, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

Destination 4 :-

Sajjangarh Biological Zoo

This biological park is situated just beneath the Monsoon Palace also known as Sajjangarh Palace. Construction of this park started off in 2004-05 under the Rajasthan Forestry and Biodiversity Project.

The zoo has different varieties of animals and birds. At present, it houses 60 animals of 21 species including panthers, ostriches, alligators, rhesus monkeys, lions, tigers etc.

Time Consumed :- 60-90 min

p.s - it also have Electric vans running inside the Zoo.

The Electric Van

Photo of SajjanGarh Biological Park, Fateh Sagar Road, Main Gate, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

In the Zoo

Photo of SajjanGarh Biological Park, Fateh Sagar Road, Main Gate, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer
Photo of SajjanGarh Biological Park, Fateh Sagar Road, Main Gate, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

Destination 5 :-

Monsoon Palace

The Monsoon Palace, also known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, is a hilltop palatial residence in Udaipur. It is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty in 1884. The palace offers a panoramic view of the city's lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside. It was built chiefly to watch the monsoon clouds & hence it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace.

City view from the Palace

Photo of Sajjan Garh Fort, Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Road, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

Sajjangarh Fort (Monsoon Palace)

Photo of Sajjan Garh Fort, Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Road, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

p.s - best place to end you day in Udaipur. A best Sunset view with an enthusiastic Smile on your face.

It was a bit tiring day exploring the city but with a perfect sunset, roaming in the market streets & completing with dinner, we reached our Hotel at 9:30pm (8°C)and this is how we ended our Day 2.

Day 3

Day 2 was full of Exploring about Udaipur ,our very next Destination was The Golden City of Rajasthan 'JAISALMER' via JODHPUR which was around 530kms from our Hotel.

So ,we got up early by 6.30am ,had our Tea ,cleaned our mess ('haha') ,loaded our MAYA with the Luggage and by 7:30am (10°C)we checked-out from the Hotel.

Continuing the Motorcycle journey ,around after 120kms at 9:45am ,we took our breakfast + fuel hault at some restaurant and by 10:30am we continueed our Road trip.

Going with the flow of nature & highways ,we met many people in between our Journey who gave us the Motivation to not just Ride but Enjoy the Journey which we had chosen.

At around 1:00pm ,we reached Bapu nagar(JODHPUR) at our Relatives place ,where we had Lunch ,made couple of Talks and left JODHPUR by 2:30pm (14°C)

p.s - we had heavy Lunch which was our Mistake because after that lunch ,we were dead Sleepy ('hehe').

From Udaipur to Jodhpur ,it was around 285kms and from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer ,it was 250kms ,so in total it was 535kms ride for Day 3. With a Cruising speed of around 100-110 km/hr ,we made to Jaisalmer where our Families were waiting at Hotel GAJJU Palace at around 7:00pm (9°C) due to the Roads which were Simply best at its own ('proud').

in between Pokhran to jaisalmer city

Photo of Pokhran, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

Met our Familyyy

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Initially ,around 90% of the family members were against our Decision ,but when they saw us ,they were right standing for us with a Bunch of Appraisals which gave us more Motivation & specially a Reason to complete this ROAD Trip.

A Simple Buttery Ride with heavy Lunch and at the end of day ,you are with your Family ,chit - chatting and having fun is all what the Day 3 was..!!

Day 4

Day 4 was the best day which I ,Ronak & specially MAYA was waiting for...

We got up around 8:45am ,met all our Family members properly including the Local residents who were Shocked to see us Riding to their Location via Motorcycle ('haha').

At the Hotel Terrace

Photo of Hotel Gajju Palace, Dhibba Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

It was one of my wish to take MAYA to the Border area so along with Family.

We had our Breakfast and Geared up ourself and left the Hotel for the INDO-PAKISTAN border by 11:00am. We reached Tanot Mata Mandir by 1:00pm (12°C) which was around 120kms from our Hotel.

Tannot Mata is  temple in western State of Rajasthan in District Jaisalmer of India. The village is close to the border with Pakistan, and is very close to the battle site of Longewala of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Tourists cannot go beyond this temple to see the Indo–Pak Border unless one gets the relevant documentation in advance from the District and Military Authorities. It is now a tourist destination in India.

Tanot Mata Temple

Photo of Tanot Mata Mandir, Tanot Road, Tanot, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

But luckily we got the Permission to visit the Border & it was my one of the dream to take Maya to the Border. So ,after worshiping Tanot Mata ,at 2:30pm we headed towards Indo-Pak border which was around 30-40kms away from the Temple. Also ,we met a couple of riders riding from South & Dahanu road(Mumbai).

met some Riders from South

Photo of Tanot Mata Mandir, Tanot Road, Tanot, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

Interacted with the Border Incharge

Photo of Longewala - The Battlefield, Sadhawala, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

We interacted with the Main Incharge of the Border and then by 4:00pm ,we headed towards the Longewala border Museum which was more 15-20kms.

We visited the Museum ,Interacted with the Soldiers ,Localities and by 5:30pm (10°C) ,we moved from the Border & reached at our TENT STAY (SAM SAND DUNES) by 8:00pm followed by Bornfire ,Dinner & some RAJASTHANI FOLK sessions and ended our Day 4...!!

Day 5

Day 5 plan was the most awaited Activities of Jaisalmer...

We got up by 5:30am (7°C) to visualize the Pure SUNRISE of Jaisalmer from the heart of Rajasthan i.e ,Dessert.

We kicked off with the Camel Safari which took us from our Tents to the Sunrise point.

p.s - it was included in our Tent stay package.

Sunrise from jaisalmer

Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Sand Dunes, Sam, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

Ultimate Experience

Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Sand Dunes, Sam, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

After Camel Safari ,I drove My MAYA (Motorcycle) on the Dessert as RE Himalayan is made for "All Roads & for No Roads"

Completing this Adventure ,we went on Dessert Safari on THAR Jeep(4x4) which rides over the dessert for about 25kms.

p.s - You pay Rs3000/- for it ,it's totally worth it...

Thar Dessert Safari

Photo of The Thar Desert Safari, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

After completing all the Activities ,we had our Breakfast and got Geared up and left for Jaisalmer City to visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan, built in 1156 AD by the Rajput Rawal (ruler) 'JAISAL'.

Jaisalmer Fort

Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

With 2 small haults ,we reached BIKANER by 8:15pm (11°C) at Skybird Resort to attend a Cousin Wedding.

We Got soo much of Attractions & Reactions when we arrived at the resorts which gave us a Name as "BIKING BROTHERSS'...

p.s - this was the best Centre of Attraction.

We had our Dinner & Ended our Day 5...!!

Day 6

We got up at 8:00am (14°C) ,met everybody ,clicked some pictures with MAYA including the guest present at the Wedding.

& by 11:00am (14°C) ,we left for KARNI MATA Temple(Deshnok) which was around 30kms from the Resort.

Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to KARNI MATA. It is also known as the Temple of Rats.

Out of all of the thousands of rats in the temple, there are a few white rats, which are considered to be especially holy. They are believed to be the manifestations of Karni Mata herself. Sighting them is a special blessing and visitors put in extensive efforts to bring them forth, offering prasad, a sweet holy food.

By 12:30pm ,after having Lunch & vising one of the Largest Cowshed (more than 2000-2500 different breeds of Cows) ,we moved towards PUNRASAR Balaji Temple which was around 105kms ,we reached there by 2:30pm as weather was bit Rainy.

Temple of Rats

Photo of Karni Mata Temple, Dagiyon Ki Pancholi, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

One of the Biggest Cowshed ever visited...

Photo of Punrasar, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

Punrasar Balaji temple is surrounded by the sand dunes. Besides the main Nij Temple, there is also a statue of Hanumanji at the tree of Khejdi. At Khejdi, the ancient Hindu custom of cutting the hairs of new born children takes place. "CHURMA PRASADI", a sweet dish made up of wheat flour, butter and sugar is provided to the devotees of by the Pujari and his family members as the prasad. The prasad is first offered to Hanumanji for bhog and is then distributed to the devotees & it is said that you have to finish the Prasad at the place itself.

By 4:30pm ,we left the place and reached at the Resort by 6:00pm (11°C) to attend Sangeet (Hindu Rituals) followed by a get-together & dinner which came to an end of Day 6...!!

Day 7

Day 7 was the extremist Resting day as there was nothing to do ,just to sit back and relax..

I got up by 10:00am (11°C) ,it was densly foggy which led us to be in our rooms ('haha').

So ,I thought of Working on Motorcycle like to to repair minor stuffs , tightening the screws ,Chain Maintenance ,etc.

Testing of Bike in Densely Fogg

Photo of Sky Bird, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

I checked my Motorcycle and made the Corrections 'OK' and ended our day followed by the Wedding Ceremony.

Day 8

Day 8 was nothing but just a day to complete my pending works in Bikaner so we completed the work, spent quality time with our Family and ended our Day 8 by packing up all the Luggage at Night itself to move from BIKANER to HIMMATNAGAR (100kms before AHEMDABAD).

Day 9

We got up by 5:30am (6°C) where the Roads were 90% covered by 'Fogg' and there was only 1.5-2 metre long Visibility which made us to leave BIKANER by 8:00am (8°C) ,but the Fogg was still the same ,anyhow we managed to leave and took our 1st fuel hault.

It was so Foggy that it took 1hour 45mins to cover our 1st Fuel hault (70kms).

This was the condition after passing all the Foggy areas..

Photo of Nokha, Rajasthan, India by thequaint wanderer

As the Time passed ,weather was doing Justice to us...All was going fine till we crossed RAJASTHAN-GUJURAT Border (Checkpost).

At 2:00pm (11°C) ,having our Lunch at some Dhabha ,we left for BIKANER (my Hometown) which was around 315kms from Jaisalmer city.

Adventure started when we started climbing the Ghats of ABU ROAD

Where the Roads were Scary due to constructive roads with not a single Street Lights..

we managed and some how connected to Gujurat Highway and made to our Destination by 9:30om (15°C).

We were Exhausted, had our dinner at our friend's home and crashed by 11:00pm and ended our Day 9...

Day 10

We got up at 9:30am (12°C) ,had our breakfast, checked into the Hotel, met our Friends and attended the Sangeet (Indian Rituals) and ended our Day 10 with a great Dinner.

Day 11

Today was the wedding day we were awake by 8:00am (16°C) ,got ready and kept our Luggage in friend's car as plan was to stay after wedding (Saturday) and leave by next day (Sunday morning).

But, wedding was almost at the verge of end, so we decided to leave the Venue by 2:00 pm (20°C) and to take Hault stay at Surat by 8:00pm (as per Google maps).

But our speed was soo maintained at 100-110kmph that we made to Surat by 7:30pm and as per Google maps we shoulld be reaching to our Destination (Home-Mumbai) by 12:10am....so we decided to move on and reached our Destination by 11:55pm.

Our Maya(Royal Enfield Himalayan) was also safe which gave us an Unexpected average of 39kms per litre where we covered 3450kms and our Total Trip cost was around INR Rs12,000/- (Including Fuel,Stay,Food,all Entry fee,etc).

Which concluded that we completed our Rajasthan Tour (Mumbai-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Bikaner-Himmatnagar-Mumbai) in 10days without any Accidents, Motorcycle Breakdown, any Losses & with lots of praises filled with Memorable Moments...

Day 2

We were all set to leave on 16th January on MAYA.So ,at 4:30am we loaded our Bike with Saddle bags & Tail bag along with Tank bag and at 5:00am (14°C) we left our Society to update ourself with an Amazing Road trip.

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