From its fertile plains and harsh expanses of desert to its majestic mountain peaks, the ever changing vistas of northern India can be bewilderingly beautiful. Upon closer look though, the historical and cultural overtones too are so pronounced that they remain etched in your mind forever.
The mystique and diversity of India continues to arouse wanderlust in people all over the world – people wanting to explore this country and see what it is that makes others rave about it. A means of exploration that’s very popular amongst our clients – is the motorbike.
Headrush Expeditions conducts a number of motorbike tours in the North and most of them connect up. Our most popular route, though, remains the Delhi-Chandigarh-Manali-Leh circuit. Once out of Delhi, this route takes you through the agrarian and industrial heartland of two states, a 200km stretch across the Punjab and Haryana before crossing over to Himachal Pradesh.
We offer two choices of routes to Manali exiting Chandigarh, through Simla, the beloved summer capital of the Raj, or via Bilaspur.
The Simla route is shorter, very picturesque and the hordes of monkeys in the hills certainly make the journey interesting.
Those with time on their hands could take the winding Tatapani route that goes through a thick fir forest before winding down to a lush sub-tropical jungle and hot springs, eventually coming out near Pandoh.
The route typically has a short stopover at Manali. This gives our tourers the perfect time to prepare for the challenging 485km trail ahead. The narrow roads will certainly test your resolve – buckle down to it for it will certainly be worth the effort. This stretch will take you through no fewer than five high altitude passes. The sense of accomplishment when you finally arrive at Leh will be enormous.
Another popular Headrush Expeditions’ Biking tour: Delhi-Jaipur-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Agra. Usually a good alternative for those who feel their riding skills might not be up to what is needed on the Delhi-Ladakh trail.
This route is a lot busier and you will be sharing it with camel and buffalo carts and it could get pretty hot and dusty. But it will all be worth it once you set your eyes on the first Rajput fort or village you come across on your way to Jaipur from Delhi. In Jaipur the Jaigarh and Amber forts will give you plenty to remember as will the Monsoon Palace in Udaipur.
From here, west then south across Rajasthan, you will be taking a route that will go through the seats of past Maharajas to Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. Agra and the Taj Mahal are a stone’s throw away from Jaisalmer – and usually part of the trail.
Call us at 1800-120-9091 to book your motorcycle tour with Headrush Expeditions – you won’t regret it!