About Motor Bike Safari
Safari has emerged as a favourite thrilling adventure sport in India. The
vacationers who love riding bikes, prefer motorbike safari to explore the
unexplored regions. They also can check out the places, which usually are
left behind when they are on a planned tour.
You'll witness spectacular scenarios gifted by nature to earth, if you are
on an off road journey. You get a chance to encounter wildlife which isn't
possible to even check out when you are on a jeep safari trip inside the
jungles and warmth of locals, always ready to help the visitors and shower
them with hospitality. You choose to riding a motorbike, instead of car or a
jeep during motorbike safari. All of you who have been a loner, or like to
ride and explore on your own, would like motorbike safari for sure.
Major Motorbike Safari Regions in India
Motorbike Safari in Himalayas
If you want to explore the Himalayan regions of India, Motorbike Safari is
the best option for you, just like jeep safari. Extra advantage of motorbike
safari is that you can take your bike to even those areas, where even a jeep
cannot reach. Bikes are lighter in weight and very flexible on higher
altitudes. Even driving through the cold desert region of Ladakh,
Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur is very easy.
Motorbike Safari in Himachal
You also can drive through one of world's highest highway during motorbike
safari. Just drive out of Manali and you will reach Rohtang pass, at an
altitude of 3,980 m. It provides the entrance towards arid region of Lahaul
to Leh and Ladakh. You can move towards the picturesque Kinnaur from Shimla
and continue driving through the barren region of Spiti, taking the bikers
to Kunzum Pass, entry point to Lahaul. Motorbikes may impose specific
limitations while exploring these region of Himachal, but this is a
wonderful option to visit the off-beaten tracks of Himachal Pradesh.
Motorbike Safari in Rajasthan
an exhilarating way to travel and witness the rural aspect of Rajasthan,
while riding a bike through the countryside of Rajasthan. Your trip starts
with Grantham National Park, which is one of the major and famous Tiger
sanctuaries. Leave your bikes for a while and enjoy a jeep ride inside the
sanctuary. Bharatpur or Keoladeo Ghana National Park is another wildlife
sanctuary worth checking out. It's a famous bird sanctuary.
Motorbike safari options in India include a 14-day bike safari through
Rajasthan and a 17-day running through Ladakh. When you travel through India
by motorbike, you also have an opportunity to have close encounters with
beautiful countryside and people of rural India. You also have liberty to
travel wherever you want to.
Best Time for Motorbike Safari
You will enjoy Motorbike Safari throughout the year except during
unfriendly weather. Summers (April to June) in India experience scorching
heat. It is advised to avoid driving in monsoon (July to September) in hilly
Tips for Motorbike Safari
It is essential for travelers to have motorcycle-riding experience before
signing on for the trip. Just knowing how to ride a bike doesn't suffice.
You should also have a pretty good memory of remembering the routes besides
a good road sense. Some other facts should always be kept in mind while
taking up a safari trip. Be prepared to accept whatever is available for
stay. Accommodation won't necessarily be always a luxurious one, so get
prepared to stay either in ethnic huts or tents and camps. Potable water
won't always be available, so sufficient backup should be kept. If it's not
possible, boil the available water, purify it with chemical tablets and
carry it in bottles.
Carry you own food if you are planning to camp on your safari trip. Carry
always accurate and reliable route maps, or better to engage a guide if you
are unaware or new to certain locations. Carrying a basic first aid kit is
always advised. If you are near a wildlife sanctuary, open fires are not
permitted. So you should extinguish the fire before leaving the campsite.
You should also check out that whether you are going to get proper
equipments with your safari trip, including renting facilities for bikes.
Make sure that your bike is reliable and well-tuned before leaving.