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Cycling through Rajasthan 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 Rajasthan has landscapes varying from green rolling hills to barren deserts. The whole state is dotted with dramatic fortresses and the countryside is a patchwork of villages and towns where we see the timelessness of rural India. From the captivating Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur, the lakeside palace of Udaipur, the holy town of Pushkar and onto the superb 'pink city' of Jaipur, each place has its own story to tell. A fitting way to finish the trip is at the magnificent Taj Mahal. Cycling is the perfect way to explore, offering a fascinating insight into the traditional way of life here. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT LAND START END FLIGHT LAND INC ONLY INC ONLY BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 P Premium F departure S Polo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call ROAD • INDIA 53 16 days inc. flights from £2129 Rural cycling near Jaipur India Activity Level MODERATE Trip Code MIJ At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Depart London. 2 Arrive Delhi; transfer to hotel. 3 Morning cycle tour of New Delhi; afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Delhi; overnight train to Jodhpur. 4 Arrive Jodhpur; free morning then afternoon city cycle tour including Mehrangarh Fort. 5 Ride/drive to Udaipur via Jain Temple at Ranakpur; cycle towards lakeside town of Udaipur. 6 Cycle tour of Udaipur and its surroundings including City Palace and Jagdish Temple. 7 Ride on backroads to the fort of Kumbhalgarh. 8 Ride/drive to Pushkar on quiet roads; optional sunset walk to hilltop temple. 9 Ride/drive to Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, via rural villages and Rupnagar. 10 Sightseeing tour of Jaipur. 11 Ride/drive to Sariska N.P. via Pratap Garh. 12 Morning game drive; optional village visit by bike or camel cart. 13 Ride/drive to Bharatpur N.P., renowned for its bird sanctuary. 14 Early morning explore bird sanctuary by bike; late morning cycle to Fatehpur Sikri; transfer to Agra; visit the Taj Mahal at sunset. 15 Visit Agra Fort; transfer to Delhi; evening free. 16 Fly to London. Palaces, temples and wildlife l Ride on rural backroads l Marvel at the Taj Mahal • 11 days cycling (including 1 optional ride) with 100% vehicle support • Surfaces nearly all good tarmac • Mostly quiet backroads with higher traffic levels near the cities • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs • 13 nights hotels, 1 overnight train • All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner included These selected departures will spend an extra night in Delhi at the start of the trip and the journey from Delhi to Jodhpur will be by air rather than overnight train. The hotels on these departures are excellent, ranging from comfortable modern properties such as the Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra, to heritage forts and palaces such as the Lalit Laxmi Villas in Udaipur, bursting with character. Many have pools, and most have excellent facilities. Delhi Agra PREMIUM DEPARTURES INDIA RAJASTHAN Sariska Bharatpur Jodhpur Jaipur Udaipur Ranakpur Pushkar cycle/drive train Thar Desert Fatehpur Sikri Khumbhalgarh 2016 15 Jan 30 Jan 2149 1399 05 Feb 20 Feb 2679 1929 P F 19 Feb 05 Mar 2199 1399 04 Mar 19 Mar 2169 1399 07 Oct 22 Oct 2129 1369 21 Oct# 05 Nov 2129 1369 04 Nov* 19 Nov 2199 1399 18 Nov 03 Dec 2599 1899 P F 16 Dec 31 Dec 2549 1399 2017 13 Jan 28 Jan 2139 1379 03 Feb 18 Feb 2749 1949 P F Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £360 (excludes sleeper train), Pushkar Festival departures £440, Premium departures £660 • Land only start Delhi day 2, end Delhi day 16 • Free airport transfer for any flight • *Pushkar fair departure - see Trip Notes. • #Diwali Festival - see Trip Notes • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Trek X-Caliber 6 or 7 mountain bike with front suspension, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £150 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code Please see our website www.exodus.co.uk for all dates and prices. PREMIUM DEPARTURES ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PRIVATE ADVENTURE SEE PAGE 4 COMBINE WITH TRIP: MIK SEE PAGE 54 3 25 4 20 5 80 6 20 7 75 8 57 9 94 11 70 12 OPTIONAL RIDE 13 85 14 40 Daily Distance (km)


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