Do you want to travel to India? Are you looking for a less “traditional” holiday? Nomadic Knights offer motorcycle tours in India so you can explore the country in a unique way, riding a Royal Enfield.
India, or officially, the Republic of India, is the seventh largest country by area, the second most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Located in South Asia, India consists of 29 states, 6 union territories and the Delhi national capital territory, including the capital city, New Delhi.
Home to the Taj Mahal and birthplace of Bollywood (the Indian Hindi-language cinema industry, which produces more films per year than any other country), India is a country rich in culture. Through the roads we travel, places we stay, and food we eat, you will get a taste of the diverse and fascinating culture of this beautiful country.
A motorcycle tour in India with Nomadic Knights is an unforgettable experience. It’s not a holiday but an adventure, an opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and live life to the full. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like taking risks or deviating from your routine, our rides are probably not for you. On the other hand, if you have a zest for life, love to ride a motorcycle, and enjoy new experiences, I’m sure we’ll meet before long.
On our motorcycle tours in India, you can expect to see dramatic and inspiring landscapes, magnificent wildlife and a variety of ancient cultures and traditions. You could be spending the night in a mountain lodge, jungle retreat, or even a grand palace – where we stay is all part of the journey. We visit some of the best destinations in the country, such as the ones listed below…
Nicknamed ‘Heaven on Earth’, Kashmir is part of the Indian Himalayan Region and is known for its beautiful lakes, orchards and valleys. On our ‘Roof of India’ adventure, we stay in luxurious houseboats on the Dal Lake in Srinagar for one night. It’s a great place to relax and recharge before continuing with our journey.
A large town in the union territory of Ladakh, Leh is another place we visit on some of our adventures. It’s a land of snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes, and home to some of the world’s highest mountain passes. We have a rest day here on our ‘Roof of India’ ride so you can explore the markets and ancient Leh Palace at your leisure.
As the capital of India, Delhi is a great place for visitors. It has all the modern shopping malls, luxury hotels and restaurants that you would expect, but it’s also rich in culture, with historical monuments and temples to explore. ‘Steph’s Best Exotic Nano Car Rally’ starts and ends in Delhi, so if you choose to go on this adventure, you can get a glimpse of India’s capital.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Located on the banks of Agra’s Jamuna River, the Taj Mahal is widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings ever created. You’ll get a chance to visit this eternal monument of love if you go on ‘Steph’s Best Exotic Nano Car Rally adventure’.
The cultural capital of Karnataka in South India, Mysore is an ancient city with a legacy of over 600 years. It’s known for its royal heritage, bustling markets, and cosmopolitan culture, as well as being a centre for the production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense. Visit the city of Mysore on our ‘Bullets to Beaches’ ride in South India.
Whether we’re riding on smooth tarmac roads or muddy mountain trails, there are tough challenges but breathtaking rewards on a Nomadic Knights motorcycle tour of India. Ultimately, if you decide to join us, you’ll be embarking on a life-changing adventure…
DISCOVER THE REAL INDIA
YOUR GUIDE: ALEX PIRIE
I’m Alex Pirie, the founder of Nomadic Knights. I go on all of our motorcycle tours in India, guiding you through this beautiful country that I know intimately. Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in India for over 10 years and spend my days sharing the history and treasures of India, Nepal and Tibet with people who love adventure.
I used to dream of a different life, a life which could combine my passion for motorcycles, my love of adventure and all things mechanical. People thought I was crazy. But throughout all the years of learning my trade as a motor mechanic, getting involved in motorcycle racing and even holding the position of Managing Director for a telecoms company, that dream never left me. I couldn’t help feeling that there was so much more to life. Nomadic Knights is the result of that passion.
DEDICATED SUPPORT TEAM
At Nomadic Knights, we’re all about attention to detail. From providing soft panniers on every bike for you to carry your essentials, to a dedicated, loyal support team who have been working with us for years. Adventure travel can be risky and there are always surprises around the corner so you need to be prepared for anything, but you can rest assured that you will be kept safe on our motorcycle tours in India. We’ll travel on predetermined routes with maps, medics and mechanics, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.
If you have any questions on what to bring, visas, or anything else, please check out the FAQ page or get in touch and I will try to answer your query.
Nomadic Knights have our very own fleet of Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica and Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles. The Himalayan is ultra reliable and great fun to ride – we’ve been using them since 2016 and have around 50 in our fleet. The Bullet Trials Works Replica is the perfect solution for those wanting to ride the Bullet, the true icon of the motorcycling world, but without the unreliability.
All our motorcycles are fully serviced from top to bottom before you ride them. Need something adjusted to suit you? No problem. We fit luggage racks, soft panniers, tank bags, USB chargers and more. They really are the perfect companion for a motorcycle tour of India.
We offer fantastic motorcycle tours in the Himalayas. Our ‘Roof of India’ adventure takes you on a challenging but breath-taking ride in the Himalayas, exploring high altitude deserts and forest trails, tackling the “Cliffhanger” and visiting ancient Indian cities.
NEPAL AND TIBET
Alongside our India tours, we offer motorbike tours in Nepal and Tibet, taking you to the highest mountain in the world. The ‘Rode to Everest’ adventure begins in Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal), goes through the mystical land of Tibet, and ends with stunning views of Mount Everest from Base Camp.
NORTH EAST INDIA
Nomadic Knights offer a unique motorbike tour of North East India, ‘India’s Lost World’. On this adventure, we ride through one of the least explored regions of the world, visiting all of the “Seven Sisters” states – we’re the only motorcycle adventure company to do this!
If you’re interested in going on a motorcycle tour of North India, our ‘Roof of India’ adventure lets you experience the beauty and challenges of the Himalayas. We are also doing a ‘Golden Temple Jeep Rally’ in the North, where we will visit the famous Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Nomadic Knights offer custom motorcycle tours in Rajasthan; you can decide where to go and when! We even offer a car adventure in Rajasthan, ‘Steph’s Best Exotic Nano Car Rally’, where we will be driving Tata Nanos in the Thar Desert and staying in the actual “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.
We offer exciting motorcycle tours of South India. One of these is ‘Bullets to Beaches’, where we will be riding the Royal Enfield Bullet: 500cc Trial Works Replica motorcycle along the coast of the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea.