Here’s Our Top 5 Recommendations For Your First Motorcycle Trip
A true bike fanatic most likely has at least once scribbled down a Leh trip in his teenage that he dreams to complete in his life. And as we, grow the mere names of such places turns into expense calculations before it finally makes into the final plan of our expedition.
India, a country with 29 states, leaves a rider with endless traditions and cultures to explore. And what’s a better way than covering those on two-wheels? Here are some of the lesser-known places that can be equally enthralling and soothing for the soul of a rider.
Leh Bike Tour
Nothing can be better than a bike ride to relish the beauty of Leh. Valleys, Sunrise, Mountains and scenic views are only a small part of the town. An ideal expedition would be a post-mid-June ride to some of the popular sites such as Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Ladakh Hall of Fame and Spituk Gumpa.
A 6-7 day ride can take you through some of the most scenic places in Leh including Nubra Valley and the Hunder Sand Dunes. There is no better way than riding a bike to explore the flora and fauna of Leh. However, needless to say, a true rider neither has any roads nor any maps.
You cannot fully understand a culture of a state until you dig deeper into its interiors. Rajasthan, the ‘land of Maharajas’, is one of the most culturally enriched states of India and what’s a better way than a bike ride to explore deep-seated cultures?
The Jaipur-Udaipur-Mount Abu-Pushkar expedition can be your gateway to experience the local culture and cuisine of the state. The jungle safari through Ranthambore followed by a ride around Lake Pichola and a visit to various Jain temples is something that falls in the common ground of all the riders who have ever wished to visit the state.
Manali to Spiti Valley
The best way to sink in the exhilarating beauty of a 569km journey from Manali to Spiti can be nothing other than a bike ride. A 12-day trip to Spiti valley from Manali can yield you some of the most beautiful sightseeing experiences at places such as the Chandra Taal Lake, Kee monastery, Pin Valley, Tabo, Naka, Kalpa, Sangla, and Shoja.
One of the most common routes taken to Spiti is Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum Pass – Losar – Kaza and Delhi – Shimla – Narkanda – Kinnaur Valley – Tabo – Kaza.
Sikkim Darjeeling Biking Tour
A bike-ride to Darjeeling is as popular as the hill station is known for its trekking expeditions. A trip in the month of October, just before the onset of winter, can help you explore some of the most beautiful sights through the 650km journey. A journey through the friendly small towns of Ravangla, Lachung and others will let you have an exhilarating experience in exploring the traditions and cultures.
The most common route followed is Siliguri – Pelling – Ravangla – Gangtok – Lachung – Zero Point – Lachen – Gangtok – Padamchen – Siliguri.
East Coast Road: Chennai to Pondicherry
A trip from the southern city of Chennai to its neighbouring Union Territory Puducherry might be a short one but filled with some of the most beautiful sceneries of South India. The East Coast Road, till this date, remains as one of the most well-maintained roads of India.
The close to 156km journey will be filled with scenes of lush green rice paddies, calm oceans and beautiful beaches. Scanty rainfall in the state of Tamil Nadu works in favour of the riders with the roads being rideable throughout the year.