This route encompasses vast desert stretches where small oases lay cheek by jowl with magnificent cities and glorious buildings. Diverse and evocative, this desert region with its rich tradition vibrant culture and friendly people makes this sojourn unforgettable. This region breaths history: Ancient monuments, stone forts and majestic palaces tower over the arid landscapes. Cycling through the region, offers an opportunity to experience the landscape and its people at a leisurely, intimate pace.
We begin with an afternoon of sightseeing at Delhi, taking the overnight train to Jodhpur, the Blue City, where Mehrangarh Fort awaits. En route to Udaipur, we visit the Jain Temple at Ranakpur with its exquisite stonework, and also enjoy a bike ride through the Aravalli hills and local sightseeing. A ride to Kumbalgarh fort and palace offers panoramic views. Pushkar beckons: Desert back roads take us there, in time for an evening walk to the hilltop temple. Jaipur offers some historic sightseeing: Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar before we head to Sariska partly on pedal power. Game drives and wildlife views later, we reach Keoladeo Park, cycling through while bird watching. Finally, we pay homage to the hauntingly beautiful Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri at Agra, before transferring to Delhi.