Touring Motorcycles in India is one of the amazing things to do for any adventure enthusiasts. It has one of the world’s best-kept secrets, that’s why it attracts a lot of Motorcycle travellers from across the globe. In this topic, we have listed some of the best motorcycle road trips in India one should take.
1. Manali – Leh – Srinagar Motorcycle Tour
No doubt Ladakh bike trip is one of the preferred motorcycle destinations in India that most people like to do once in their lifetime. Ladakh is situated in the Northern part of India and it is surrounded by Trans Himalayan mountain ranges. The touring season for the Manali Leh bike trip will start from June till September of every year, so the ideal route would be Manali- Keylong – Sarchu – Leh – Pangong Lake- Nubra valley – Leh – Kargil and end in Srinagar, one can complete the whole circuit in 12-14 days based on your riding style. But be ready to experience one of the toughest terrains in the world with high altitude mountain passes, broken bridges, landslides, and much more adventurous & fun-loving trips. Road condition is like 50% of the roads are tarmac and rest are off-road.
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2. Manali – Kaza – Spiti Valley Bike trip
Spiti valley bike trip is another route in the Indian Himalayas where it will test the riding skills of the riders. Spiti valley is located in the Himachal Pradesh state of India and it is one of the most remote and least visited places in India. One can take the trip either from Manali or from Shimla. It's better to take from the Manali side, the route will be like Manali – Kaza – Tabo – Nako – Sangla – Chitkul – Sarahan – Shimla and either Delhi or Chandigarh. 70% of the roads are in good condition except the most challenging route will be from Manali to Kaza. One can easily complete a Spiti bike trip by 7-10 days based on your skills and riding preference.
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3. Chamba – Sach Pass – Pangi valley motorcycle tour
After explaining the 2 most important adventurous circuits of the Indian Himalayas, let's come to the 3rd one that is Pangi Valley, yes, the mother of all difficult roads in the Himalayas and undoubtedly the toughest terrains in the Himalayas. Pangi valley also called as world’s most dangerous road, the ideal route will be Dharamshala – Doda – Kishtwar – Killar – Sach pass – Chamba – Manali and then to Chandigarh or New Delhi. The main highlight of this route is the Sach pass which comes on the way from Killar to Chamba.
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4. Jaipur to Jaisalmer – Rajasthan Motorcycle trip
Motorcycle Tours in Rajasthan is one of the important destinations where one can enjoy during Winters, the best season to explore Rajasthan on the bike will be from November till February. Rajasthan is also called as Land of Maharajas, Rajasthan undoubtedly one of the best places to explore on the Motorcycle after Ladakh. Rajasthan offers a rich cultural experience, colourful festivals, royal essence, and heritage richness. There as so many places in Rajasthan to explore on Motorcycle, but one should don't miss Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur, and Ajmer.
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5. Mumbai to Goa via coastal highway – Konkan Motorcycle Tour
India one of the magnificent countries in the world providing great diversities in terms of tourism. It has everything in its belt starting from the Himalayas in up north, Desert in Rajasthan, Wildlife sanctuaries, Tiger reserves of Southern India, UNESCO World heritage sites, Ancient monuments and Temples, Rich cultural diversities and not to forget 7500Kms of Coastline. Konkan, also known as the Konkan Coast, is a rugged section of the western coastline of India. Konkan extends throughout the western coasts of Maharastra,Goa and Karnataka. Nestled amidst nature in the dense forest, Konkan is unusually a beautiful place for Beach lovers. Considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of Maharashtra. Small tiny fishing villages, narrow roads, fresh smell of seafood, authentic Malvani or Konkani cuisine, and pristine beaches make Konkan one of the best places in Maharashtra for Motorcycle Touring. Konkan motorcycle tour is developed for those who would like to explore the real beauty of the Indian coastline and experience the hidden secrets of Coastal Maharashtra. This Motorcycle Tour will start from Mumbai city, we will be riding through the Coastal highway of Konkan and covering the places like Alibaug, Murud, Dapoli, Anjarle, Guhagar, Ganpatipule, Tarkarli, and finally Goa. It's gonna be a short duration ride but the trails are very unique and picturesque. So let’s explore the Motorcycle tour from Mumbai to Goa through Konkan trails.
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6. Chennai to Goa – South India motorcycle tour
South India, the land which holds the rich culture, Hindu temples, traditions, history, heritage, beaches, wildlife, backwater, western ghats, Coffee Plantation, Spice plantations, Tea gardens, Ayurveda, and lip-smacking south Indian cuisine all in one basket. South India Motorcycle tours are specially designed for those who want to explore more and ride more. The journey will start from Chennai "the heart of south India" and end in Goa, in this 14 days motorcycle journey we are going to explore one of the most prominent places in Southern India, such as Chennai, Shore temple in Mahabalipuram, Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, 70 hairpin bends on Kolli hills, tea gardens of Ooty, Tiger reserves of Madhumalai & Bandipur, ride in the heart of Tiger reserves, Coffee plantations in Coorg & Chikkamagalur, Ancient Ruins of Hampi and enchanting beaches of Goa. South India Motorcycle Tour is suitable for those who want to explore more while enjoying the journey through motorcycles.
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7. Gangtok – Zuluk – Sikkim Motorcycle tour
One of the most underrated and yet most beautiful landscape is Sikkim, the journey from Gangtok – Lachen – Gurudongmar lake – Nathula Pass – Zuluk and back to Gangtok is the most beautiful terrains for Motorcycle lovers, the journey will be breathtaking since we will ascend towards Lachen which is at the height of 2750Mtrs. The road condition is steep and narrow. So one needs to be very cautious while riding on these roads. It may take up to 7-8 Hours of riding including breaks in-between, Gurudongmar Lake, is a hallowed lake situated amid the superb Kanchenjunga ranges. This is among the most acclaimed tourist destination and is one of the most noteworthy and biggest lakes in all of Sikkim. The lake holds religious importance for the two Buddhists and Sikhs. The lake is named after the author of Tibetan Buddhism Guru Padmasambhava who visited the lake amid the eighth century and unfroze it. The lake is situated at the height of 5430Mtrs and it is completely frozen during winters, also most of the roads are very rough and we may expect snow as well. The oxygen level around the lake is very thin and may cause breathing problems, so we cannot spend much time at the lake and we will start our ride back towards Lachen on the same road, Enroute we will also visit Thangu valley. , Gangtok, is a tourist favorite in North East India and perfect to explore as part of the one-day Gangtok local sightseeing tour. Pleasant weather, views of the distant Kanchenjunga, and friendly locals charm thousands of tourists into visiting Gangtok every year. We will visit Rumtek Monastery, The seven sister waterfall, Tashi viewpoint, and many other local escapades.
Before reaching Zuluk we will take one of the ancient silk routes from Gangtok to Nathula pass then Kupap and finally, we will reach Zuluk by evening. Nathula is a mountain pass situated at the height of 4310Mtrs, later we will ride further towards Zuluk, Dzuluk or Zuluk is a small hamlet located at a height of around 10,000 feet (3,000 m) on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim of the Indian state Sikkim It was once a transit point to the historic Silk Route from Tibet to India. The silk route that connected Lhasa (Tibet) to Kalimpong was in use even a few decades ago until the Chinese invasion of Tibet. It was commonly used by traders traveling to Tibet through Jelep-la as an overnight base. The route started from Kalimpong and passed through Pedong, Aritar, Dzuluk, and Jelepla to Chumbi valley in Tibet.
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8. Goa – Hampi – Badami – Heritage Motorcycle Tours
This Motorcycle Tour from Goa to Hampi and back will give one of the best reasons to understand the history of Southern India, its culture, and monuments. This tour will provide pristine beaches in Goa, tiger reserves of Dandeli, and plenty of historical monuments for sure. So join us on this motorcycle tour and am sure we will take you back to History.
Hampi is the UNESCO world heritage city situated at the banks of river Tungabhadra in Karnataka state of South India. Hampi was served as the capital of the Vijayanagara empire between the 13th to 15th centuries. Hampi is decorated and designed with a lot of Hindu Temples, monuments, and other historical places. The major attractions in Hampi are Vittala Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Mahal, Hampi Bazar, and Kadalekalu Ganesha. During the South India Motorcycle tour, we will explore the bit of Hampi and understand its history and culture.
Badami, the capital of mighty Chalukyas who ruled between the 5th to 7th Centuries. It is famous for its rock-cut structural and cave temples. Pattadkal & Aihole also holds significant importance in ancient history and structures, the road to the past is nothing less than spectacular. Aihole was built during the 5th century by Chalukyas, one of the most important in Deccan dynasties. Durga Temple, this is the most elaborated decorated monument in Aihole, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Even Pattadakal has some historical monuments built during the 7th & 8th century and this also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.
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9. Kochi – Wayanad – Munnar – Alleppy – Kerala Motorcycle Tours
Exploring Kerala on Royal Enfield is the best mean of transportation, one can enjoy the unique travel destinations in Kerala, especially the coffee plantations of Wayanad, Tropical forest of Western ghats, Tea Plantations of Munnar, Wildlife Sancuturies of Periyar and Eravikulam national parks, experience the world-famous Kathakali and kalarippayattu, Backwaters of Alleppy and pristine Varkala Beach. That is why it is called "God's Own Country". The 12-day motorcycle tour in Kerala starts from Kochi, then the journey will proceed towards exploring some of the remote places like Wayanad, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Idukki, ride between the coffee & tea plantations, explore the magic of western ghats, every corner in Kerala we will find a lot of heritage and cultural places. Exploring Kerala on Royal Enfield will stay in memory for long.
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10. Tiger Trails of Southern India
If you love wildlife and want to explore some of the best kept secret of India’s national park then you should visit southern India on motorcycle and explore the hidden places like Tiger Trails, Elephant corridors, Western Ghats and Tropical evergreen forest. Best route is to start from Bangalore-Valparai – Athirapally Falls (Via Parambikulam Tiger Reserve)-Periyar tiger reserve – Vagamon-Wayanad Tiger reserve – Thopetty National Park – Madhumalai tiger reserve- Bandipur Tiger reserve – Bhadra tiger reserve – Dandeli Tiger reserve and then end in Goa. Ideally you may need around 12-15 days of time to cover these places and it also depends on your riding style. Best time to visit is from November to March. In total you will be covering around 7-8 tiger reserves.
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