Explore the palaces, temples and wildlife of India's colourful desert state by bike
Rajasthan has landscapes varying from green rolling hills to barren deserts. The whole state is dotted with dramatic fortresses, reminders of the Rajputs and their warrior past, while away from the desert the countryside is a patchwork of villages and small towns where we can see the timelessness of rural India.
Cycling is the perfect way to explore, offering a fascinating insight into the traditional way of life here. From Jodhpur our journey takes us first to the beautiful lakeside city of Udaipur, and on to the holy town of Pushkar.
Leaving the desert scenery behind we ride to Jaipur, a town overlooked by the splendid hilltop Amber Palace. We also visit Sariska National Park, beautifully located and home to an abundance of wildlife.
A fitting way to finish the trip is at the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the new seven wonders of the world.
What makes this trip responsible?
We visit Khumbhalgarh and Sariska National Parks during the trip which, through our entrance fees and voluntary donations, enables us to contribute to local environmental and social conservation efforts. We make the journey from Delhi to Jodhpur by sleeper train; by using public transport we help to minimize our carbon footprint.
We also work very closely with our local operator on a social development project with a community living adjacent to Bandhavgarh National Park, unfortunately not visited on this trip. We have set up this project to aid the development of the community and help with environmental education for the children and community as to the link between the Tiger population within the park, tourism and their livelihoods.
Old man in Rajasthan