India

India

For the curious westerner there is no more distant, exotic and worthy region to explore and confirm the beautiful diversity of our planet! The adventurous spirit is there in every tour we offer – no short cuts, no cheap options – and we take pride in our reputation for quality and organization, matters that are not always easy to ensure in the Subcontinent.

From temples, forts and exotic architecture found in the Golden Triangle region of Rajasthan to the tea filled plantations of Kerala or the mountainous peaks of Ladakh, nestled within the Himalaya mountain range, there isn’t as much more diversity in this world than you’ll find in this wonderful country.

Let India do the talking as you enjoy a motorcycle ride, exploring the unique qualities of this fascinating country, meeting friendly locals, tasting some tantalising local cuisine all while enjoying thrilling roads, with amazing hair pins and even the highest motorable road in the world at Khardung-La. India is somewhere not to be missed by any motorcycle enthusiast.

Why tour India?

  • Expect the unexpected
  • Whatever your preconceptions, India will surprise you
  • Our Royal Enfield motorcycles really are in their element on Indian roads
  • Fabulous historic cities
  • Truly breath-taking scenery and nature

Why tour with H-C Travel?

  • The most experienced Himalayan and Keralan motorcycle guides in the business
  • Small groups to enhance your experiences, typically 4-8 motorcycles
  • Trained mechanic and a/c support/luggage vehicle
  • Quality accommodation, typically 4* except in the Himalayas
  • The only UK tour operator to take you to the highest motorable pass in the World, Khardung-La, at 5605m
  • New model Royal Enfield 500s
  • Please read this!
    Motorcycling in India is surely one of the best ways to experience the country’s rich cultures, people, and unequalled scenery. At the same time, motorcycling here has its dangers, especially on narrow mountain roads with unpredictable traffic and quick-changing weather conditions. While most of our Indian tours are well-suited to any relatively experienced rider, our Himalayan Adventures should be undertaken by fit, experienced riders with an open mind for changing road conditions and different rules of the road. For these tours we modify our motorcycles for mountain and high-altitude riding, and we are experienced at managing / mitigating altitude sickness.
    And because of our organization and our small group size, we have an accident record that is the envy of every other tour operator.
    Age restrictions 18-65, but please check with us if you are over 65, we can be flexible.

    Rajasthan Palace Classic Tour

    Search for tigers at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve • Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world • Ride through villages and view rural India • Witness the Golden Fortress City of the Sands

    Himalayan High Roads Adventure

    Ride some of the world’s highest motorable passes, Khardung-La, Taglang-La, Lachulung-La • Visit the historic capital of British Raj, Simla • Discover the wonders of the Lamayuru monastery • Challenge your riding skills with 112 consecutive hairpins, each one carefully numbered

    Kerala Mountains, Wildlife & Beaches

    Witness the captivating Munnar tea plantations • Visit the wonderful Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary • Enjoy riding along mountain switchbacks • Search for tigers in the jungles of Masinagudi

  • Visa requirements
    The Indian Government is in the process of changing visa requirements. At present, visas are required for travel to India (if you are not a UK citizen, please check with your travel agent). You will be sent further details once you have paid for your tour in full (usually visas can only be issued less than three months before the required dates). Visa costs for UK citizens are about £65, and if you wish to use a visa processing agency, rather than apply in yourself, they usually charge about £70.

    Websites
    For UK government information and advice www.fco.gov.uk
    For visa applications www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa
    For visa services www.rossconsular.com
    Indian Tourist Board www.tourism.gov.in
    For more information on our Kerala tours www.keralabiketours.com

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