Why Travel in India by Motorcycle?
Traveling India, going from airports to airports, big hotels to other big hotels and designated handicraft markets can and must be a terrible bore and I can guarantee you only see 40% of India. To see India one must travel by road as most of India lives on it with their holy cows and temples, shrines, local markets.
There is no other mode of transportation, which allows greater interaction with the real India and its unpredictable wonders like a colorful marriage or religious procession on the road. The condition of the Indian roads have always been a worry for motorcycle riders, but they need not worry as the Indian roads still not world class but have become a lot better and in some areas are flawless. A mystic ride on an exotic motorbike, an unbeatable combination.
Is it Safe to Travel on a Motorcycle?
As long as you travel in a group, follow proper instructions from the Built2Ride guides, if you have some experience riding a motorcycle, you will be fine. There is always a bit of risk involved but how else do you achieve a sense of accomplishment and adventure?
How else do you get the freedom to stop and gather local architecture, food, landscape etc. whenever you want? On the Himalayan Quest after Manali the roads are clear and traffic less for you to drive without any hesitation. There is another big fat reason why one should travel India by Motorcycle.
ROYAL ENFIELD: The excitement and thrill of riding this classic beauty through the magnificent Himalayan hills is unbeatable, you will be amazed by the level of admiration you receive while riding this beast and also the occasional jealous eyes.
Our beautiful state was made for motorcycle riders. Situated in the foothills of Himalayas. Uttarakhand shares international boundaries with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east. On its north-west lies Himachal Pradesh, while on the south is Uttar Pradesh. It is rich in natural resources especially water and forests with many glaciers, rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountain peaks. Char-dhams, the four most sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are nestled in the mighty mountains. It’s truly God’s Land (DevBhoomi).
This is a region where nature takes control – rolling forest-clad hills, snow-topped 6000m peaks, rivers, waterfalls, lakes and glaciers. The state is 90% hills and 80% forest. The sacred Ganges River, which rises at Gaumukh Glacier in the far north, winds its way down to the plains via the significant pilgrimage centres of Gangotri, Rishikesh and Haridwar.
The British, fleeing the oppressive heat of the plains in summer, built enduring hill stations in the Himalayan foothills with Raj-style houses, hotels, churches and boarding schools that still exist. Mussoorie and Nainital have a real holiday atmosphere year-round and distant Himalayan views. Further north, the high Himalaya attracts trekkers, mountaineers and skiers as well as pilgrims on the Char Dham and Hem Kund routes.
But it’s Rishikesh that draws most foreign tourists for its ashrams, yoga, meditation and all-round spirituality. Whatever your interest, square for square, this is one of India’s richest regions for travellers.
The Motorcycle Tour can take you to any of these Destinations
- Gangotri and Gaumukh( Source of the Ganges),
- Dehradun ( Capital)
- Rudraprayag( Where Jim Corbett shot the famous man eating Leapord)
- Jim Corbett National Park.
- Valley Of Flowers (BhyundarGhati),
- Nanda Devi Sanctuary
Duration of the tour is 15 days, we can change the number of days to fit your timetable and your choice of destinations but some destination may need to be omitted .