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Visit the Golden Temple

Tour the world famous Golden Temple in Amritsar.


See Dharamshala

Visit Dharamshala, the home of the exiled Dalai Lama.

Wagah border

Drive to the border

Travel up to the India/Pakistan border at Wagah to watch the armies stand off against each other. It’s legendary.

Key Information

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.

Information Pack

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.

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Adventure Dates


The 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.


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Golden Temple itinerary


Where we go, what we do, and how far we travel on the adventure, day by day.

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How to get here

Important information about how to get here, including details on flights, hotels and arrival times.

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In the press

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A group of adventurers are about to put Thelma and Louise well and truly in the shade. Nomadic Knights and their team will be supporting and leading Steph Jeavons and her all female motorcycle group to Everest Base Camp.
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The North East of India is one of the least explored places left on the planet. Mac Macdonald and his friends rode India’s Lost World with Nomadic Knights in 2018 and had one of the best experiences of their lives. It was so good, they wrote about it.
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Adventure Bike Rider magazine were curious about The Scotsman in India and had a few probing questions. ABR also recommend Nomadic Knights for your Himalayan motorcycle adventure.
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Alex and the Nomadic Knights team have been exploring the more adventurous side of riding in India for over 12 years. They’ve taken motorcycle adventure to the next level and are widely regarded as the specialists for the subcontinent. Here’s what MCN have to say.
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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.

Not Included

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

Join our mailing list – The Knight Club – and I’ll send my no-BS thoughts on why you should (or shouldn’t) take it on. No sales. No special offers. These rides aren’t for everyone, but if you’re the right kind of person, it can remind you what it means to be alive.

All the best, Alex.


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