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Ride to Uttaranchal Himalayas

  • Best time
  • May to October
  • Total Duration
  • 16 Days
  • Destinations Covered
  • Delhi – Rishikesh – Shivpuri- Uttarkashi - Gangotri – Rudraprayag – Joshimath - Badrinath – Kausani – Patalbhuvaneshwar – Bhowali - Jim Corbett National Park
  • Hotel Category
  • Mid Budget, Budgeted, Forest rest House and Tented Accommodation
  • Main Attraction
  • Motor Biking in Mid and Lower Himalayas, two of the main sites of Chota Char Dham, River Rafting, old temple architecture, Hiking, village walk, cuisine etc.

Detailed Itinerary


  • Days
  • Events
  • Day 01
  • Arrival Delhi
    Meet on arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to the Hotel.
    After Indian traditional welcome check in to the hotel.
    Day is free to relax
    Overnight in Delhi
  • Day 02
  • Delhi
    After breakfast, proceed for city sightseeing- visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Parliament House and President’s House.
    Also experience the rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Chandani Chowk.
    Overnight in Delhi
  • Day 03
  • Delhi – Haridwar - Rishikesh
    After bed tea and cookies, departure transfer to New Delhi Railway Station.
    Depart by Shatabdi Express train to Haridwar. Breakfast on board.
    Arrive at Haridwar Railway Station and drive to Rishikesh. (20 KS)
    Arrive and check in to the hotel.
    Afternoon: Gather at the conference room of the hotel for tour briefing and slide show.
    Later the members will be introduced to their Royal Enfield 500 cc bikes and the technical support team including the Royal Enfield technician. Also the team gets an opportunity to test ride the bikes.
    Dinner at a local restaurant.
    Overnight in Rishikesh
  • Day 04
  • Rishikesh – Shivpuri (19 KS)
    After breakfast, start your bike for your first day of riding. We ride to Shivpuri, which is not very far away from Rishikesh, hence giving you the time to get accustomed with your bike and traffic in Uttaranchal. 
    Arrive and check in to the beach resort located by the river side.
    Post lunch, explore the surroundings on bike or on foot. Optionally, proceed for river rafting after a brief safety and precaution class.
    Overnight in Shivpuri
  • Day 05
  • Shivpuri – Uttarkashi (180 KS)
    After breakfast, ride your bike to Uttarkashi. Also called Kashi of Northbecause of its strategic location at the bank of River Bhagirathi (Ganga). The town is famous for itsashrams, temples and the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, one of the premier mountaineering institutes of India.
    Arrive and check in to resort. After getting fresh, explore the surroundings
    Dinner and overnight in Uttarkashi
  • Day 06
  • Uttarkashi – Gangotri (98 KS)
    After having early breakfast, ride towards Gangotri. The origin place of River Ganga, Gangotri is one of the four sites in Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit and an important pilgrim town for the Hindus.
    Arrive and check in to hotel. 
    Post lunch, proceed for hiking towards Gaumukh Glacier (Source of Ganga River). Trek till the forest check post and return back to the hotel.
    In the evening, attend the Ganga Aarti and visit the Gangotri temple- it is an 18th century temple made up of white granite. Thousands of devotees visit this temple every year to get the holy glimpse of the deity of Goddess Ganga.
    Overnight in Gangotri
  • Day 07
  • Gangotri – Uttarkashi (98 KS)
    After breakfast, optional hiking towards Kedartal (Kedar Lake) with naturalist. This area is full of natural herbs, flora and fauna. 
    Ride back to Gangotri. 
    Come back to the hotel to pack your bags and proceed to Uttarkashi.
    Arrive and check in to the hotel. Day is at leisure.
    Overnight in Uttarkashi
  • Day 08
  • Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag (171 KS)
    After bed and cookies, attend a small session of Yoga at the camp site or in an ashram
    After breakfast, start riding towards Rudraprayag through panoramic view of Himalayas and small villages. If you are lucky you might encounter a leopard.
    Arriveand check in to the hotel. Day is free to explore the surroundings.
    Overnight in Rudraprayag
  • Day 09
  • Rudraprayag – Joshimath (113 KS)
    After breakfast, ride along the River Mandakini to reach Joshimath. Joshimath or Jyotirmath, is the gateway to several Himalayan expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrims like Badrinath. In winter time the deity of Lord Vishnu in Badrinath is brought to a temple in Joshimath and worshipped for six months. 
    Arrive and check in to hotel.
    Overnight in Joshimath
  • Day 10
  • Joshimath – Badrinath – Joshimath (110 KS)
    After early breakfast, start your bike to ride towards Badrinath, one of the four sites in Chota Char Dham (Four main pilgrimage centre of the Himalayas) pilgrimage circuit forHindus.The route is very rough and narrow, on one side there is River Mandakini flowing in its full strength whereas on the other there are steep mountain slopes. The road is not very wide, so you might face traffic jams at some of the points.
    Arrive and visit the Badrinath temple. 
    Later drive back to Joshimath.
    Overnight in Joshimath
  • Day 11
  • Joshimath –Kausani (187 KS)
    After breakfast, ride to Kausani. The ride is through beautiful tea gardens, pine trees and Himalayan villages. This part of Uttarakhand is a little different from other part because of its height and favourable condition for tea plantation. The British tried for tea plantation first time on the slopes of Kausani.
    Arrive and check in to hotel.
    Traditional local dinner with bonfire. 
    Overnight in Kausani
  • Day 12
  • Kausani
    After a relaxed breakfast, explore the surroundings on your bike.
    Post lunch, walk to the tea gardens or simple relax at the hotel.
    Overnight in Kausani
  • Day 13
  • Kausani - Patalbhuvaneshwar (117 KS)
    After breakfast, ride towards Patalbhuvaneshwar. Today you will ride down to the lower parts of Himalayas and hence get an above the clouds view of the Himalayan Range.
    Arrive and check in to a camp. 
    After getting fresh, trek down to see the famous cave temple of Patalbhuvaneshwar.
    Overnight in Patalbhuvaneshwar
  • Day 14
  • Patalbhuvaneshwar- Bhowali (164 KS)
    After breakfast, ride towards Bhowali. A small town just before the famous hill station of Nainital.
    Arrive and check in to the hotel.
    After getting fresh, optionally, ride to explore the city of Nainital.
    Overnight in Bhowali
  • Day 15
  • Bhowali – Jim Corbett (162 KS)
    After breakfast, ride towards Jim Corbett National Park.
    The Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India which was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park andwas again renamed in 1955–56 as Corbett National Park, after the hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett. The sanctuary was the first to come under Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative. 
    Arrive and check in to the resort.
    Post lunch, proceed for the jeep safari ride to the jungle with a naturalist
    Farewell dinner with crew members at a beach restaurant as the bike tour ends here.
    Overnight in Jim Corbett National Park
  • Day 16
  • Jim Corbett National Park – Delhi (235 KS) - Home
    After breakfast, departure transfer to Ramnagar Railway Station.
    Depart by Shatabdi Express train to New Delhi
    Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Day is free to relax.
    After farewell dinner, departure transfer to the International Airport of Delhi to fly back home.
  • Suggestions:
  • ✔ A 03 day trek to Gaumukh Glacier, the origination point of River Ganga can be done from Gangotri.
    ✔ Detour of a day to Auli can be done from Joshimath. Auli is a popular skiing destination in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
    ✔ In Patalbhuvaneshwar a full fledge cricket match between your team and the team of local people can be arranged.
    ✔ From Delhi- An extended trip to Agra and Jaipur (03-04 Days)
    ✔ Agra is famous for Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to immortalize the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
    ✔ Jaipur, also known as Pink city of India is famous for Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and other monuments
    ✔ We can provide transportation in a separate vehicle for those who do not want to ride or pillion ride a bike but wish to accompany our bikers on this trip