Aravalli Cycling Trails

Aravalli Cycling Trails

Pedal along Rajasthan's lesser-known bylanes

Most tourists fly in and fly out of India’s urban hubs, and partake our culture amidst the hustle and bustle of cityscapes. For the truly intrepid, India’s rustic, rural countryside offers an ever changing vista of crops, cattle and colour. Over sixty percent of the country’s total area is agricultural land and the rural stretches are peppered with villages and wells, farms and fields. The countryside often throws up little surprises; ruins or forts, forest patches or wayside shrines, abandoned houses or haunted hamlets. The best way to take in these sights is at a slow, leisurely pace on foot or by cycle. Pedal along lesser-known backlanes, through fields with their ploughing, sowing and reaping rhythms, past villages with its colourful folk engaged in their indigenous livelihoods – and explore India in an unhurried, unusual way.

Along the way, you can stay at some of the most offbeat, experiential destination stays – restored heritage palaces, a cliffside fort, luxury wilderness camps; an intrinsic part of Rajasthan’s rural landscape. These destination stays offer an insight into the lore of historic fiefdoms and empires, set against a backdrop of agricultural fields and forested hillsides.

Highlights

  • Stay at remote experiential properties like Ramathra, Shahpura Bagh and Chanoud Garh

  • Explore rustic countrysides with village walks, fort visits and jeep drives at our experiential stays

  • Navigate across Chambal’s riverbed on camelback or a 4 wheel drive

  • Discover Ranthambore’s wildlife on a jeep safari

  • Enjoy sunset views over one of the world’s most romantic cities, Udaipur

  • Learn indigenous arts like jal sanjhi, phad and miniature paintings

  • Trek up to the Kumbhalgarh Fort for a view of India’s own Great Wall

  • Experience glamping in Jawai’s rugged landscape

  • Track the leopard with the Rabari herdsmen in Jawai

  • Walk down Jodhpur’s streets for a look at local, colourful textiles & handicrafts

  • Add to your adventure with equestrian safaris at Rohet

Destinations Covered

When to go

  • Great time to visit

    jan

  • Great time to visit

    feb

  • Great time to visit

    mar

  • Good time to visit

    apr

  • Not advisable

    may

  • Not advisable

    jun

  • Not advisable

    july

  • Not advisable

    aug

  • Not advisable

    sep

  • Good time to visit

    oct

  • Great time to visit

    nov

  • Great time to visit

    dec

New Delhi

Day: 1-2

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Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport T-3, you will be met by a Travel Scope representative, who will assist in your transfer to the hotel and check-in.

After breakfast at the hotel, head down Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, partly by rickshaw, partly on foot, to palpably experience the sacred yet secular way of life that is so typical of India. The trail takes you past several monuments dedicated to different faiths, spanning a few centuries. You could then visit the majestic Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, with its eye-catching golden dome glistening in the sun. A holy place for Sikhs across the world, the Gurudwara grounds include a community temple, a community kitchen, a school, a library and an art gallery.

Recommended Accommodations

Karauli

Day: 3

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Ramathra

Day: 4-5

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Ranthambore

Day: 6-7

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Shahpura

Day: 8-9

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Udaipur

Day: 10-11

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Jawai

Day: 12-13

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Chanod

Day: 14

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Jodhpur

Day: 15-16

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New Delhi

Day: 17

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