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A glimpse of Enfields India!! – Trustworthy for over the many years...
The origins of the Enfield Bullet go back to 1948, when manufacture of the 350cc G2 Bullet started in Redditch. Royal Enfield Motorcycles built a factory in Madras , South India, in 1955. At the very beginning the bikes where basically used by the Indian Army and Police. The Indian borders, formed by deserts, tropical rain forests and passes in the Himalayas, as high as 5600 m where the bikes are challenged. Before you get to see a Bullet, you hear it. With it's significant sound and it´s retro chic the bike from Madras is a real head turner! "...how easy the Enfield is to ride. The Royal Enfield bikes are known for their riding performance on all kinds of terrains. The 5-speed gearbox makes it an easy ride. “...And not to forget that the ultra-comfy pillion seat is stepped higher than the rider's seat to offer adequate support to the rider, especially when riding for hours at a stretch.
The Enfields we use on the Tour
• Royal Enfield 500cc standard Bullet with all latest features!
• Royal Enfield classic 500cc & 350cc both with all latest features!
• Royal Enfield Himalayan 411cc with all latest features!
However, it can very much depends on which one you want to ride (optional) and which one is perfect for the tour you have chosen.
India is the seventh largest country in the world by size and it boasts an incredibly diverse collection of landscapes which are bordered along the eastern, western and southern coast by the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean respectively. In the north, the country shares its borders with Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Pakistan, and just off the southern coast – alongside a number of islands – lies Sri Lanka. The country is largely divided up into a number of main regions geographically. These include the great mountains in the north; the Thar desert to the northwest; the Indo-Gangetic plain characterised by three important rivers (the Ganges, the Indus and the Brahmaputra); the peninsular plateau divided by central highlands and scattered with shallow valleys and rounded hills; and the coastal plains home to a great number of smaller rivers. There are also two main groupings of islands, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, and the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. In terms of climate, India can be divided into a number of regions. For the most part, the country has a tropical climate which throughout most of the interior is a mixture of wet and dry tropical weather. In northern parts there is a humid tropical climate and along the western coast lies wet tropical areas. Stretching in a strip up the centre of the country is a semi-arid climate, which also stretches across the north-west. Although stereotypical images may bring to mind the heat of India, the country can also experience extreme cold. This takes place largely in the northern mountainous regions which include the cold, arid and windswept Himalayas. Due to its climatic diversity it is of course not possible to speak for all parts of India. In general, the months from October to March are best for motorcycling in most parts of the country. On our motorcycle tours in North and South India we haven't had any rain between October and March.
India - Himalayan Regions
An obvious exception is the Himalayan region. June, July and August are the best months to go to Ladakh by motorbike on the highest roads in the world. The flip side of the coin is that for motorcycle tours in the southern parts of the Himalayas it is absolutely necessary to take rain gear with you. Ladakh on the other side (of the mountains) sees annual rainfall similar to that in the Sahara. While it's nice to see some rain at times as it brings the temperatures down, it's nice to enjoy a "dry ride" too.
• Caution is the best protection...
Staying healthy when traveling abroad has a lot to do with your travel preparation and your behavior in the respective country. While the potential health risks of motorcycling in Asia may seem daunting, the actual problems are usually no bigger than an upset stomach. The main diseases - dysentery and hepatitis A - affect the intestines. They can be prevented with medication, vaccinations, and simply by choosing food and drink carefully. So far the worst illness on our tours has been diarrhea...
A proverb says: "If you can't peel it, boil it, boil it - forget it!" If you stick to it - meaning no fruit that has already been peeled and only fresh, warm food - you're pretty much on the safe side. Stay away from salads! The question keeps coming up, "What about the water they used to clean it with?"...
To be on the safe side, stay away from tap water. We always have enough bottled mineral water with us on our tours. Even enough to rinse your mouth out after brushing your teeth.
Although no vaccinations are required for India, Nepal or China, some should be seriously considered.
• Basic immunization: recommended for all
tours! All travelers, wherever they go, need to get their tetanus, diphtheria and polio information up to date! Tetanus-diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid
• Recommended in certain cases: Rabies
Meningitis, Jap. encephalitis. Danger of malaria: all year round (especially during the rainy season); The risk varies in different regions. Malaria prevention: prevent bites! Prophylaxis according to medical advice. Malarone, recommended as a malaria stand-by, is part of our medical kit (along with many other medications).
• Altitude sickness
Altitude sickness might be a problem on our Himalayas tour (although none of us have had any serious problems so far).
• We request you to consult your doctor
about your general physical condition, regarding recommended vaccinations, when putting together your first-aid kit.
Of course the most important of all travel documents. Make sure your passport is valid for more than 6 month after the end of the trip! Take a copy of the passport with you or store it somewhere online!
Citizens from almost everywhere need an India Tourist Visa (we can help with this) is all you need for the nice immigration lady to say ‘welcome to India.
• Drivers Licence
A motorcycle drivers licence and an international drivers licence (issued by the various automobile associations) are mandatory on our tours in India.
Adequate travel, health and accident insurance are a precondition to participate on the tours in India.
India's fully Guided Tours:–(1) Asiatic Lions Tours, (2) Royal Rajasthan Desert Trails, (3) Mighty Himalaya ("mountain town"), (4) The Beauty of Maharaja’s Land Rajasthan, (5) Incredible South India and many more upcoming. Check for Indian Embassies & Consulates (almost) worldwide:http://www.thokalath.com/embassy/
India is a country that stretches for thousands of kilometers which makes it quite difficult to cover all India, but we have covered almost all famous travel destinations that makes India an incredible India. Although India is the only country where you will get interest around every corner, its diverse culture and traditions makes India more enjoyable. Our aim is to show you all India on an Enfields motorcycle that will feed your spirit and fire your imagination.
India’s top Tourist Destinations that we covers.
• Goa - southwestern coast of India
• Uttar Pradesh - north central of India
• Rajasthan - northwestern India
• Kerala - southwestern India
• Tamil Nadu - southern India
• Karnataka - western coast of India
• West Bengal - eastern regions of India
• Bihar - eastern India
• Maharashtra - western peninsular
• Delhi - northern India
• Punjab - northwestern
• Gujarat - western India
• Himachal Pradesh - north India
• Madhya Pradesh - Central India
• Andhra Pradesh - southeastern India
• Telangana - south central India
• Jammu & Kashmir - northern India
• Sikkim - northeast India
• Uttrakhand - northwestern India
• Mizoram - northeastern India
• Arunachal Pradesh - north eastern India
• Oddisa - northeastern India
• Meghalaya - northeastern India
• Assam - northeastern India
• Jharkhand - northeastern India
• Tiripura - northeastern India
• Nagaland - northeastern India
• Hariyana - northern regions
• Chattisgarh - east central India
These are the above destinations that make India a popular country and these are the only destinations that everyone wants to discover either on two wheels or four wheels.