Hi Guys! I am happy to meet you all once again. Well, as you all know, it is festive season and Diwali is around the corner.
So, have you planned your next motorbike ride yet?
Well, I have a suggestion for you. Today I will be sharing one of my best motorbike riding experience full of adventure, desert, palaces, lakes and the beauty of Indian heritage.
Sounds, amazing right? Well, I will talk about my 3 day trip from Jaipur, the pink city to the golden city, Jaisalmer that is located in the western state of India, Rajasthan.
Last month, I got a 3-day break from my office and so, we a group of 6 colleagues myself, Ravi, Ajay, Ram, Jay and, John planned to make it a fabulous one by going on a motorbike ride. This time we thought of going somewhere that is stormy and adventurous and so, we chose Jaisalmer.
I own a Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500cc which is my all time favorite companion. Two of my colleagues own Royal Enfield too. So, we did not have any difficulty planning our ride and decided to ride on September 28th, 2018.
We packed our saddle bags with all the important accessories for our trip, like water bottles, mobile chargers, batteries and an itinerary plan along with a roadmap to guide us all the way long.
Route: Jaipur > Nagaur > Jaisalmer
Jaipur-Nagaur: 4 hr 7 min (234.7km)
Early morning, at around 6 am, we started from Jaipur after a wake-up tea. We got ready and put on our riding jackets, gloves, helmets, and riding boots. We deliberately started early to avoid heavy traffic. Our first plan was to reach Nagaur, an intermediate to Jaisalmer. It was 234 km away from Jaipur and we maintained a medium speed to reach our destination.
At around 11 am, we reached Nagaur and we could feel the scorching heat. Both sides of the road were full of sand dunes.
We decided to take our breakfast at Shri Ganga Singh Palace on Ajmer Road. The ambiance and food were fantastic. The menu had a variety of choices from Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine.
We relaxed a bit and at around 12 pm, started our ride to Jaisalmer again.
Nagaur-Jaisalmer: 5hr 11 min (323.3 km)
It was a tough job to ride through the sand roads of Nagaur but we loved it as it was a challenge for us. There was no traffic on roads and we could hardly see trees or any houses around.
After riding for 3.5 hrs, we reached Pokhran that is 110.5 km away from Jaisalmer. We were dying for food by now and so decided to leave for lunch.
At around 3 pm, we got into Shree Ashapurna Restaurant and took a light lunch along with a glass of chilled lassi while some of us charged our mobile phones. The waiter service and the Wi-Fi campus is quite noticeable at the restaurant.
We left the place at 4 pm and restarted our ride for Jaisalmer. After around 2.5 hrs of motorbike ride, finally, we reached our destination. The view of Jaisalmer, “ The Golden City” was really wonderful that evening.
We had already booked our rooms at “Garh Jaisal Haveli” hotel in Jaisalmer in advance and so, we checked in immediately. The room was beautiful with ethnic furniture, Wi-Fi availability, and a big terrace. We were extremely tired after a long travel and so crashed on the bed almost immediately after a light dinner with chapatti and daal.
As we had slept early, we got up 5 am, freshened up and at around 6 am, left for Gadi Sagar Lake for the ecstatic morning view. It incorporates many temples and is one of the heritage sites of the 14th century.
After a mesmerizing sightseeing, we had tea down there and left for the next place.
At 7 am, we reached Jaisalmer Fort. It holds to be a popular tourist attraction as you can see a panoramic view of the city from the vantage points.
Before leaving for the next place, we had breakfast in our hotel and made sure that we service our motorbikes.
At around 10 am, we visited Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwa Ki Haveli, and Jain Temple. The architecture of these places was mind-blowing as they belonged to the 12th and the 19th centuries.
It was already 1 pm and time for lunch. We had hot and spicy veg mix, rice and chapatti along with cool lassi.
After some rest, it was time for our camel safari in the Thar Desert and you cannot miss this saddle journey in Jaisalmer. We enjoyed a lot down there.
Well, something more daring was waiting for us at 42 km ahead of Jaisalmer and it was none other than SAM sand dunes.
The night safari at those sand dunes is what will complete your Jaisalmer trip. The traditional Rajasthan folk music and dance along with local flavored food really impressed me a lot.
At around 10 pm, after a big day, we had a relaxed sleep at our hotel. The next day September 30th, 2018, in the morning around 6 am, we checked out from the hotel and started our ride back to Jaipur.
Well, we made a long adventurous travel of around 1000 km in 3 days. I must say it was the most extraordinary trip of our lives.
So, let Jaisalmer be your next destination this winters, what say?
Catch you soon with my next exciting riding experience shortly!
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