Rajasthan cycling tour, Udaipur to Jodhpur
Description of Rajasthan cycling tour, Udaipur to Jodhpur
If you’re short on time but want to go large on adventures then this week of cycling in Rajasthan allows you to make the most of each and every experience both on and off the saddle.
Cycling the route from Udaipur to Jodhpur places you in the realm of India’s regal heritage where you’ll discover the palatial forts and mountain foothills that were once the playgrounds for the Maharajahs. From the flat terrain and peaceful settings around the lakes of Udaipur to the farmlands and rocky landscapes of the Aravalli Hills, travelling by bike gets you closer to the landscapes of Rajasthan than any other mode of transport.
Overnight accommodation at former hunting lodges, comfy family run hotels and lakeside palaces combine wonderfully well with average daily distances of 60kms to ensure a good night’s rest in the finest of company.
Cycle past camel herders, spot deer and blackbucks in the scrub, get to know the Rabari people on their level; whatever you do, don’t turn down this short, sweet and spicy ride in Rajasthan.
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1 Reviews of Rajasthan cycling tour, Udaipur to Jodhpur
Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020 by Yvonne Buchanan
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The whole cycling trip was
outstanding. We had great cycling and
very interesting hotels plus extras
every day . Eg temples , train rides ,
forts to visit .
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Just book it ! Marvellous cycling
which can be tailored to suit your
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
We did stay with local hotels so
contributed to local community. We
also ate at local restaurant.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Planet1. Waste: As much as possible we eliminate the use of disposable plates, cups, and utensils. Where we must use disposable plates and cups, we try to use those made of paper instead of plastic.
2. Water: We educate our guests about ways of saving water: we post discreet signs reminding them to shut off faucets when not in use, and inviting our guests to accept towel and linen changes less often. Reduced water consumption directly reduces the amount of wastewater generated by our hotels
3. Energy: We encourage the use of fans as the acclimatization devices with the lowest energy consumption and ask to not leave them on unnecessarily. Air conditioning equipment is accountable for some of the highest energy consumption, and we ask our guests to keep their room doors and windows closed while the air conditioning unit is on, and to turn it off when leaving the room. One degree variation in the comfort zone, which is 22°C-27°C, entails a 6% difference in power consumption. A reduction in acclimatization consumption, however, should not affect service quality.
4. Transport: The benefits of cycling are not just for the cyclist, they also help enhance the environment. Cycling helps reduce carbon emissions and also reduces pollutants in the air which are a threat to health. Cycling helps reduce noise and pollution, reduces traffic congestion and helps protect green spaces, monuments, and building from the adverse effects of pollution
People1. Friends and Neighbours: Social commitment has a firm place in our company culture and we regard it as our contribution to the sustainable development of society while helping communities to preserve heritage and culture.
Our itinerary in Udaipur includes a visit to Shilpgram, a rural arts and crafts complex that depicts the lifestyles of the folk and tribal people of the region. With an objective of increasing awareness and knowledge about the rural arts and crafts, the Shilpgram provides an opportunity to rural and urban artists to come together and interact through the process of workshops, as well as showcase their products.
On our way to Jodhpur, we provide an opportunity to visit the Bishnoi Village. Bishnoi's are particularly keen to protect nature, especially plants and animal species, and to completely abolish the practice of hurting the environment. This is also the place where we can see how the weavers work together to create the “magic carpets”, locally referred as “durry”.
2. A Fair Deal: All the services provided to guests, such as transport, guide services, and services related to catering and accommodation are provided by local staff. Our tours include visits to local communities and countryside not traditionally on the tourist routes. This provides an opportunity for the creation of widespread economic and social benefits for local communities living on the route.