With India opening to tourists again, it’s time to head back to the subcontinent and explore it fully. And what better way to do it than on a motorcycle?
In this post, we take a look at some of the top Indian motorcycle tours from Delhi to Kerala and the positive experiences you can expect from each of them. Read on to learn more.
Gujarat’s Kutch Region
If you want to get away from the crowds and explore traditional India, there’s no better place to do it than Gujarat’s Kutch region. This unique rural area is a bit like America’s Wild West and features salt deserts and sprawling wetlands. It is, in other words, almost completely untamed.
A motorcycle is the best way to see it. The roads tend to be less than desirable, so you’ll need a capable two-wheel vehicle to get you through. Typically, tours to the area last between four and six days. This gives you plenty of time to see everything that it has to offer.
Most visitors go between November and February before the season changes, so if you are planning a trip, now is the time to go.
The Coast Of Tamil Nadu
Those who want to be beside the sea should head on over to the Tamil Nadu coast, among the most spectacular in all of India. Motorcycles cruise along the East Coast Road, a highway with plenty of stories and interesting places to stop off.
Most tours start from Chennai and then ride south, sometimes overnight. Harley Davidsons are available, alongside other types of bikes more common in the area.
The roads can be dangerous, as any motorcycle accident attorney will attest. So always make sure that you wear the right gear and keep yourself safe.
Kerala Tropical Tour
Kerala is one of the most laid-back Indian provinces. Here you’ll find mile after mile of jungle as well as some of the country’s best beaches.
If you stop off anywhere along the way, don’t expect prompt service. Everything is slower here because things haven’t changed for many decades. Many residents still grind their own spices and catch their fish. You may have to wait for an hour before your meal arrives.
The best approach if travelling in this part of the country is to adjust your expectations. If you want everything to happen quickly, you will soon feel disappointed. Go with the flow and see what unfolds for you. Try not to keep strict schedules.
If you want, you can join an organised motorcycle tour of the region. These put together select routes, ensuring that there is always something interesting to see along the way. Most organisers provide a combination of adventure, culture and accommodation. You can also try riding your motorbike along the beach.
Rajasthan Palace Tour
Rajasthan is one of the most historical and interesting parts of India, packed with forts, palaces and castles. On the roads, you’ll see many people riding traditional camel-drawn carts as well as plenty of buffalo.
There are many locations from which you can start your tour. These include Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur. Along the way, you’ll encounter the Ranthambore National Park, the Taj Mahal and the city of Agra.
The highlight of the tour is the regal cities. Rajasthan inhabitants historically put tremendous effort into their architecture, and it is visible everywhere you go.
Delhi To The Ladakh Region
If you’re looking for a slightly cooler climate, then you might want to consider heading north out of Delhi to the Ladakh region. The area is famous for its beautiful lakes and stunning mountains. If your motorcycle is powerful enough, you can ride all the way to the top of the world – the Himalayas – and get some incredible views.
What’s nice about this tour is the changing scenery. You begin in the bustling heart of Delhi and then, within a couple of hours, you’re out into the countryside. Eventually, you hit the foothills of the Himalayas and then the rest is up to you. You can either stop there or attempt to penetrate the mountain range even deeper. Just make sure that you don’t go too high. Breathing might become an issue.
In summary, India is a wonderful place to go on a motorcycle tour. And it is still relatively undiscovered. The country has a few tourist hotspots, but the vast majority of travellers never really get into the heart of the country. With a tour, you can go to places where few others venture and experience India for what it truly is.