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  • DATES: 12-26 June 2021
  • DISTANCE: 2100kms
  • JEEP: Mahindra Thar (Indian Land Rover)
  • DRIVING DAYS: 11 Days
  • DURATION: 14 Nights

  • RIDING CONDITIONS: 80% tarmac, 20% broken roads
  • CHALLENGE: 70%
  • PRICE SHARED: Shared Jeep (max 2) $4,830.00 USD per person
  • PRICE SINGLE: Single driver in one Jeep $6,290.00 USD
  • DEPOSIT: $850.00 USD per person


  • Tour the world famous Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Visit Dharamshala, the home of the exiled Dalai Lama
  • Travel up to the India/Pakistan border at Wagah to watch the armies stand off against each other. It’s legendary.

About: Golden Temple

If you are looking for the ultimate classic car rally, a fabulous fun journey, a spectacular route, an exciting schedule and wonderful company then you need look no further. This is a one off unique event, there is nothing else like it and is an adventure you don’t want to miss.
On 14th Feb 2017, the flag will fall at the start of The Best Exotic Classic Car Rally, “Rajasthan Or Bust” As we venture far into the mighty Thar Desert, we invite you to join us. Come and experience the mysteries and wonders of Rajasthan from the best possible vantage point – the cockpit of a classic car.
It will be a remarkable adventure… Over the next 13 days we will be driving over 2,300kms, visiting the colourful cities of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Jaipur, staying in desert camps, ancient forts and grand palaces during this once in a lifetime experience. Our car of choice will be the quintessentially Indian Hindustan Ambassador, formerly known as the Morris Oxford.
I am sure you have watched the movie, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. It was shot on location in Rajasthan and we actually stay in the hotel where it was filmed.
You can create a team or a theme, bring stickers and decorate your car, wear wigs or fancy dress, or just come and enjoy the adventure. It will be good fun regardless, just arrive and drive. If you prefer not to drive we can supply a driver for you.
The rally will be limited to 10 cars maximum and we are expecting it to be a sell out so book up early to secure your car.

Included: Golden Temple

What’s included?

Your Mahindra Thar Jeep, your accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, all arranged internal transfers, a fully experienced support team, mechanical back up and support vehicles.

What’s not included?

International flights, visa costs, travel insurance, evening drinks, fuel and any travel arrangements or costs outside of the proposed itinerary.

The final itinerary will be finalised soon however we will be visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Dharamshala, the home of the exiled Dalai Lama and traveling up to the India/Pakistan border at Wagah to witness the daily stand off and parade from both armies. If you haven’t heard of this before, it’s legendary and not to be missed. Much more will be added to the itinerary and this will be a trip that you won’t want to miss.

After a short journey you will arrive at the resort in Manesar. You can relax in the sunshine by the pool and sip your favourite drink as you unwind after your long journey. We can all get together this evening and you can ask as many questions as you like in regards to what lies ahead.















Information Pack: Golden Temple

Download the Information Pack here.

This Information Pack includes everything you need to know about this Adventure, including Insurance Details & Emergency Contacts, Your Health, Kit List, Driving/Riding Conditions, Questions and Answers and Visa Application.


How to get here: Golden Temple


We start the rally in Manesar and it’s easy to get there. It’s around 35kms from Indira Ghandi Airport. You need to arrive on the start day of the rally which is the 12th June 2021.

A private hire taxi from Delhi Airport to the hotel will cost around 1,500inr (one thousand five hundred Indian rupees) (around $20.00 USD) and as always ask the price first. Uber is also available. The journey will take around one hour from the airport or longer if the traffic is busy. I will be at the hotel when you arrive on the 12th and your rooms will be ready for you. The check in time is 2pm however feel free to arrange an earlier check in time with the hotel directly if required. Please mention that you are with Nomadic Knights.

The address of our rally starting point hotel is the Heritage Village Resort & Spa, NH8, Gurugram, Manesar, 122051. Tel: 0091 1242 871500 Fax: 0091 1242 871585 Email: or

The taxi drivers will know where hotel is located.

Check in time: 2 pm Check out time: 12 noon.

If there are any problems please call or text Alex on his mobile: 0091 9623 048879.

We end the rally at the Heritage Village Resort & Spa on the 25th of June 2021 and leave the next day on the 26th of June 2021.

We will have transport available from the hotel to take you back to the drop off point which will be Indira Gandhi International airport Delhi. The journey will take around one hour, again, depending on traffic. If you do not wish to be dropped at Delhi airport please make your own arrangements with the driver as he will be only too happy to help. If you have a domestic internal flight to catch make sure you go to the domestic terminal.

Please make sure that you have checked in at least two hours prior to your flights, inward and outbound. For your flight arrangements I suggest that you try a couple of Indian based travel websites which offer competitive pricing. or Have a great journey to India for the trip of a lifetime.

See you soon.

Alex Pirie.

Founder of Nomadic Knights.


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So you’re considering taking on a real adventure? I remember the feeling. In 2006, I was sat right where you are now… wondering if it was for me.

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