Best Adventurous Motorbiking Trips In Winters

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There is no comparison to the adrenal rush a biker is able to attain while riding his bike on long distances across the sultry airs.  If it is in winters, the adventure is even more lively.  With the rapid drop in temperature in the northern and eastern India, one must ride out for a few adventurous trips in the sunshine.  Here are a few best motorbiking trips in Winter months that a passionate rider can opt for :-

(1) Haripurdhar
Haripurdhar is a small town located on high ridge in Sirmour District of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 2500 meters above the sea level.  The distance of approx.. 338 kms from Delhi to Haripurdhar will be covered in about 6 to 7 hours.   The ride amidst raw nature and an entirely different foliage is mesmerizing.   The scenic beauty will hold you strong on the road.   You may take a halt at Kurukshetra on the way. 

The main attraction at Haripurdhar is Maa Bhangayani Temple dedicated to the most powerful Goddess in Himachal Pradesh.  Accommodations are easily available in Haripurdhar at reasonably good tariffs. If you love a little more adventure, then take a trek up in the hills on your bike.   This is one the of best places to ride motorcycle in winters.

(2) Manali
Manali is yet another resort town situated in the Kullu District in Beas River Valley.  Though Manali holds a different beauty in every season but taking a motorcycle tour here in winters is a rider’s delight.  Manali is located at a distance of about 564 Kms from Delhi.  You may take a halt at Chandigarh if you don’t want to drive the long stretch in a day.    This destination must be added in the bucket list of any winter motorcycle tours.

The route is beautiful with lush green hills, fragrant air, clear blue skies, and bright sunshine.  During winters the temperature drops below zero and the region is covered in snow.  With Karnal Lake,  Sheikh Chilli Tomb, Jyotisar Birthplace of Bhagwad Geeta, Rock Gardens, Lecorbusier Centre, and  Bijli Mahadev Temple, the route in itself has a variety of attractions to hard to miss.  You may head to Solang Valley, or Rohtang Pass to experience the snow fall and some added adventure.  One of the best locations to ride a bike in winter months.

(3) Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is a destination which is beyond any unvarying adventure on bike.    The distance of 765 km can be covered in around 14  to 15 hours.  You may halt at Jaipur or Bikaner for a night and then move forward.    Popularly known as the “Golden City” of India, the city is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert.

Gadhisagar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Mandir Palace, and Patwan Havelis are main attraction showcasing the beautiful architecture built in scarcity of water. If you want to add to the adventure head to Kuldhara Village on the outskirts and opt for the desert safari in Kudi or Sam desert.  Ensure to keep yourself warm in right woollens as the temperature drops suddenly with the sunset.

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(4) Bikaner
Bikaner is yet another beautiful city in the State of Rajasthan.  The distance of 450 kms from Delhi will be covered in 8 to 10 hours.  Famous for its rich heritage, architecture, and culture Bikaner is a beautiful city of colours.  Apart from famous Junagarh Fort and Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner is famous for its National Research Centre on Camels.   It is a must visit place to learn about the extra long creature and its behavioural aspects.    This is only place in India where you find food samples made out of camel milk including the camel milk ice-creams.

(5) Jaipur
If you love to ride your bike in the winter months, this is the best place to be.  Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful states for bike riding in winter months for it maintains the moderate temperature during the day.  Distance of approx.. 282 kms can be covered in 5 to 6 hours from Delhi.  This is one of the favourite tourist destinations for Delhiites in the winter months.

Popularly known as the pink city of India, the city is beautifully wrapped in the colours of heritage and  Marwari culture.  The major attractions are City Palace, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, and Jal Mahal are a few not to miss attractions.  Head for some traditional shopping to Bapu Bazar and Johri Bazar in the old city.  Spend the evening amidst cultural programmes and authentic Rajasthani food in Chokhi Dhani.

(6) Bhangarh
Bhangarh is a village situated in Alwar District of Rajasthan.    You need to be gutsy enough to execute this motorcycle tour in winters to Bhangarh for primarily two reasons.  First, that journey of 300 kms is not as smooth with rough patches on the road and very less civic amenities on the way.  Secondly it is considered to be the ghost town of India.   You may break at Sariska on the way enjoy the picture nature has painted beautifully on the low rise Aravali Range.

Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bala Qila, Siliser Lake, Bhangarh Fort are the major attractions in and around the region.  You may visit the Bhangarh Fort which is considered to be cursed but remember you should not be there after the sunset.  The horror stories are enough to give you goosebumps. Yet, this place is hard to miss to take motorcycle ride in the winter months.

(7) Jodhpur
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the State of Rajasthan.  A popular tourist destination featuring many forts, palaces, and temples Jodhpur is set in the stark landscape of Thar Desert.   If you are out for a long adventure, you may proceed to Jodhpur from Bhangarh.   The distance of approx.. 440 kms will be covered in 7 to 8 hours.   If you want to touch Jodhpur from Delhi the distance of approx. 630 kms will be covered in 10 to 12 hours.

Take a long ride in winters on bike has its own charm and fun.  However, many people contemplate if it is bad to ride a motorcycle in cold weather ?   Trust me, not really.  If you cover yourself well and use the correct biking gears, riding in winters is actually fun.  You may want to pay some extra attention to your safety since the road conditions may not be idealistic during winters.

So, What do you wear when while riding your bike in winters ?  The short answer is “apt clothing”.  Do not overload yourself with heavy coats.  Its better to invest in good quality windcheaters, proper winter pants and boots and you are sorted out.  Do not forget to carry a raincoat for surprises thrown by the weather.

Once, you have mastered the art of maintaining your own warmth, taking a motorcycle tour in winters will be a delightful experience.  So, put your adventure hats on and ride through the chilly winds to explore “my incredible India”

 

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