Wednesday 23 August 2023

Questions in Mind before booking a Motorcycle Holiday to India

How do I apply for a Visa?

Visa applications can be requested online through the official website:

Please note that e-Visa might not be available for certain nationalities. Contact the nearest Indian High Consulate for assistance.

Driving License

International Driving Permit required


What should I bring?

Good crash helmet (BS Kite Mark)

Protective Jackets

Protective gloves

Protective trousers


Waterproof bike boots, shin and ankle protection

Windproof and waterproof trousers and jacket

Scarf or bandana to keep dust out of your nose and mouth



High Factor sun cream (30+ minimum)

Lip balm

Mosquito repellent

How is the climate in Rajasthan?

The best time for Rajasthan Tour is from October to March but highly recommended months are November to February with super fine weather condition for biking.


What kind of clothes should I wear in Rajasthan?

Protective clothing such as pants, boots and jackets for when riding. Waterproof jacket is also recommended in case of unexpected rain showers. In general you can wear clothing when not riding.


How is the climate in Himalayas?

The best time for motorcycle holiday in Himalayas start from June to till September – you can expect mostly blue skies although it can be cold at night due to altitude. When the sun is out, it is hot and you can get sunburnt easily.


What kind of clothes should I wear in Himalayas ?

Beside protective clothing such as pants, boots and jackets for when riding, in general you can wear shorts and light t-shirts. It is also recommended to bring a sweater or two, alongside with some long pants for when staying at higher altitude. Waterproof jacket is also recommended as some days might be rainy.


Do I risk to get altitude illness Ladakh (Himalayan Tour)?

As we always say, we are not doctors so we strongly recommend that you consult your physician of trust and ensure that you are physically fit for such an experience. Said so, the expedition starts at lower altitudes and gradually takes us high up to 5000+ mt to help acclimatize. The main player inducing altitude sickness is the lack of oxygen, for this reason we also carry portable oxygen cylinders in the support vehicle for any eventuality.


What is the group size?

The minimum number of riders required for tours in India is 8. The maximum number of riders per group is 10.


Touring in the Support Vehicle

Partners, family members or friends of riders can also join and travel in the support vehicle at Pillion price.


Do I have to pay separately for the domestic flights?

No, all the domestic flight fares are included in the total price of the tour.

Thursday 4 May 2023

Six motorcycle tours of India you must do before you get too old

 India offers diverse landscapes, climates, and cultures. There’s a reason India is often called a "sub-continent"—it describes the scale much better than just ‘country’, although some might even consider it a world of its own. India is a perfect destination that offers superb prospects for motorcycle tours. The mighty mountains, the golden beaches, the vast variety of wildlife, and the Thar deserts - India has everything to give you a dose of thrill!

Travel is value for money, and if you are on the lookout for the best-value motorcycle tours of India, then you are at the right place. With more than 14 years of being in business providing motorcycle tours for India, Legendary Moto Rides has hand-picked a few that feature on our list of the best-value motorcycle tour packages for India. All of us must have been to places that are in the limelight and famous for their scenic beauty. Discover the best of the country as these Six tour itineraries include the popular Regal Rajasthan, Epic Spiti Valley, Stunning South India, the Grand Ladakh are the well-known tours, and even the off-the-track tours rich in plentiful experiences like Ride to Goa-Karnataka and the Tiger Trail for your motorcycle holidaying in India.

We highly recommend that you ride a motorcycle with us on the below tours at least once in your lifetime!

1.  Regal Rajasthan (the Land of the Regal Warrior)

The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India. Rajasthan is known for its royal forts, castles, palaces, colourful markets, desert villages, rich culture and heritage, the tradition that has gone on for centuries in Rajasthan, and the warmth of its people. On our Regal Rajasthan motorcycle holiday, we see all sides of this fascinating state. Motorcycling means that everything is slower and closer in India. Interact with the wonderful local population of small towns; drink chai under a roadside tree with friendly locals. From the opulence and splendour of Maharajahs' palaces to the Holy Lakes and the beauty of the Taj Mahal, this motorcycle trip has it all. Take a Regal Rajasthan Motorcycle Tour with Team Legendary Moto Rides and enjoy riding the legendary Royal Enfield. We’ll stay in historic palaces, fortresses, and havelis as you experience Indian history on this tour.

Check out our detailed itinerary to see all that we have to offer on our Rajasthan motorbike tour.


2.  Stunning South India (the Land of Spices, Coconut, Beaches, and Backwaters)

Despite being less visited compared to the north, South India is no less exciting and vibrant. Its astonishingly diverse scenery, architecture, culture, and people are a pleasure to experience. Our Kerala-Tamil Nadu tour is easily the ultimate motorbike trip to the best holiday destinations in South India. Whether you are an avid motorcyclist, a culture aficionado, a photographer, a nature lover, or just a curious traveller looking for a good time, motorbiking through the two South Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu gives you a whole kaleidoscopic mix of cultural, religious, and exploratory experiences to make your Indian holiday trip extraordinary. In our stunning South India Motorcycle Tour, you explore Kerala and Tamil Nadu beyond buildings and monuments, past temples and tombs, and into the living and breathing heritage of South India. In 13 days full of on- and off-motorbike adventures, experience the quintessential pace of South Indian life: the bustle of a big city, the lively local villages, fantastic food, and fascinating culture, while finding plenty of time to unwind in the peace and tranquilly of serene backwaters and tropical forests.

Check out our detailed itinerary to see all that we have to offer on our South India motorbike tour. (

3.  Epic Spiti Valley (Explore the Little Tibet)

Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. The name "Spiti" means "the middle land", i.e., the land between Tibet and India. A Spiti Valley bike trip is one of the most adventurous journeys that one should take. Spiti Valley is one of the least populated regions of India. Motorbike trips in Spiti Valley offer the opportunity to explore some of the beautiful terrain of the Himalayas. Mountains on the Spiti Valley route from Chandigarh are full of lush green forests, barren hills, off-road trails, and snow-capped mountains. During this "Spiti bike trip" you will be exploring some of the oldest monasteries like Key Gompa and Dhankar monastery, the last Indian village "Chitkul", the famous Hindustan-Tibet highway, the world's highest post office at Hikkim Village, the highest village in the world connected by road at Komic Village, and the world-famous Chandratal Lake.

Check out our detailed itinerary to see all that we have to offer on our epic Spiti Valley motorbike tour. (

4.  Goa-Karnataka Ride (Experience Coastal Riding and Ancient Monuments)

Goa and Karnataka are two states that are completely different from each other. Karnataka and Goa motorcycle tours will show you the two sides of the coin. While deep-rooted Indian culture is the highlight of the Karnataka tour, the trend of a hard-core party best describes the Goa tour. The breathtaking scenic beauty of southern India captivates the attention of numerous visitors every year.

This motorcycle tour in India will start and finish in Goa. From tropical Goa, journey to the southern state of Karnataka to discover the incredible ruins of mediaeval Hampi and the rock-cut caves of Badami. Karnataka is enriched with culture and heritage, fabulous temples and churches, sun-kissed sand, a serene sea, the mesmerising aroma of roasted coffee beans, and the fragrance of sandalwood.

On this bike trip to India, you will be impressed with the rustic ruins in Hampi, which is also a UNESCO-listed heritage site. The mediaeval structures in Badami and Aihole uncover another interesting chapter of Indian history. Explore the beautiful beaches of Goa with strikingly beautiful interiors and historic churches and temples. Goa with Karnataka Motorcycle Tour is well known for its coast riding and cultural experience.

Book a motorcycle trip to Goa with Karnataka to experience the coastal riding and explore the culturally rich and World Heritage monuments in India.

Check out our detailed itinerary to see all that we have to offer on our Goa-Karnataka motorbike tour. (


5.  The Tiger Trail (Bullet and Tiger Safari to Central India)

This motorcycle tour of India covers the top five parks for tiger viewing in Central India, including Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench, and Satpura in Madhya Pradesh, offering the best chance to sight the elusive tiger. Madhya Pradesh is often called the heart of India due to its central location in the country. You will be fascinated once you take a Madhya Pradesh wildlife safari tour and see the diversity of its flora and fauna. This region holds the largest wild population of the mighty Bengal tiger, and there are many wildlife parks to discover, such as Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Satpura National Park, and Panna and Pench National Parks. The riverside tombs at Orchha and the UNESCO World Heritage Erotic Temples in Khajuraho are also worth visiting during this Wild Life Tour of India on Motorcycle.

In this motorbike tour of Madhya Pradesh, we enjoy a motorcycle ride on village roads and explore incredible wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger, wild boar, sloth bear, wild dog, monkey, and many varieties of deer. The dramatic diversity of bird life is also prevalent here, from colourful peacocks and kingfishers to mighty eagles and menacing vultures. Book your bike holiday to India with us and explore the wild life by riding a Royal Enfield motorcycle on a scenic trek in Madhya Pradesh.

Check out our detailed itinerary to see all that we have to offer on our Tiger Trail motorbike tour.



6.  The Grand Ladakh (3 High Passes, 3 Lakes & Ancient Culture)

Ladakh literally means the land of high passes, but there’s more to it than mere geographical elevation. This arid, rugged mountain range is home to some of the most ancient Buddhist monasteries you are likely to find anywhere in the world.

The Grand Ladakh Motorcycle Tour is one of the most demanding and exhilarating mountain motorcycle tours in the world. It is an extreme challenge through the heart of the Indian Himalayas on some of the highest accessible roads on the planet, but the rewards are immense. You will enjoy some of the finest riding an adventure cyclist could wish for, encountering switchback after switchback and ascending to an altitude of 5,000m. And the captivating scenery of soaring snow-capped peaks, rugged mountain passes, and remote valleys will make all your exertions worthwhile. 

This Adventurous Mighty High Himalayan Motorcycle tour is also known as a high altitude motorcycle expedition Tour as you will be staying for overnight on height of 3000 mtr to 4600 mtr & offcourse you will ride Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle to conquer Highest Motorable road Khardung-la Pass (17,582 FT), Changla Pass (17,560 FT), Tanglangla Pass (17,480 FT) & all three most popular & beautiful lakes like Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri Lake & Tsokar Lake with experience of Double Hump Camel Ride in Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley

Riding on Highest Motorable Road & other high passes in Himalaya is the life time moment for every motorcyclist. We invite all thrill seeker motorcycle enthusiast to join in our High Himalayan Motorcycle Adventure Tour on Legendary Royal Enfield 500cc Motorbike to test your guts.

Check out our detailed itinerary to see all that we have to offer on our Ladakh motorbike tour.



Sunday 23 April 2023

Highly Recommended Motorbike Tours of India for 2023-2024

Everybody needs to escape sometimes. The desire to drop all ties and obligations, head out onto the open road, and reconnect with what is natural, and what better way to get back in touch with your wild side than to brave the forces of nature on a motorcycle, with whomever you would like—solo, as a couple, or with friends? Motorcycle trips offer the feeling of freedom, speed, and adventure.

Few countries in the world are as diverse and vibrant as India. Steeped in lively culture, rich history, and unique landscapes, the country leaves a lasting impression on every traveller’s heart.

The intimate experience of witnessing the picturesque beauty of India while riding its stunning routes practically overloads the senses. If you too have a soul passionate about thrilling adventures, Indian Motorcycle Tours are the way to go.

The five best motorcycle tours of India we’re going to talk about below are legendary as far as motorcycle tours are concerned, with scenic winding bends across mountain ranges, through rainforests, and through the Thar Desert and Sea. Book unique motorcycle tours and bike vacations with the experienced Motorcycle Tour Company of India, Legendary Moto Rides. Discovering India in all its beauty on a Royal Enfield motorbike was one of the most awesome experiences for every motorcycle rider with a team of top local guides.


  1. Rajasthan: The Land of the Regal Warrior

A long, golden stretch of sand, shifting sand dunes, salty marshlands, rocks and hillocks, and sporadic shrubbery—the magic of Rajasthan’s desert lies in its diverse and varied landscape.

Rajasthan is an incredible destination for motorbike riders, and no doubt biking is the best way to explore it's some of the most interior landscapes of fascinating authentic villages, secret trails, historical forts, opulent palaces, unforgettable encounters, and scenes of everyday life. Our designed Rajasthan motorbike tour carefully blends the challenge of motorcycling with the cultural and rural experiences that you encounter here. The variety of this unique itinerary will transport you into a timeless Rajasthan enhanced by highly colourful encounters. Join us for a motorcycle tour in Rajasthan that will leave you mesmerised. Explore old forts, ancient temples, and grand palaces that have withstood the test of time as you ride through the sandy stretches of the Thar Desert to the sturdy Aravalli mountain range. 

  1. South India Motorcycle Tour: Explore the Spice Route with Beaches and Backwaters

We offer you a total South India and Kerala motorcycle tour experience: the enchanting beaches, the mesmerising backwaters, the rolling hills, the virgin tropical forests, the unique culture and dance forms, and the healing power of Ayurveda and yoga. This motorcycle holiday is ideal for motorbike riders who are looking for a challenge with stunning scenic beauty and a variety of landscapes. We will ride through the best of South India while enjoying many highlights of Kerala along the way. Literally, Kerala means "the land of coconuts". "Kera" in Malayalam (the language of Kerala) means coconut, and you can find coconut trees everywhere. We help you rediscover nature and heritage with true local knowledge, friendliness, and a dedication to planning your trip the way you want it—with a strong commitment to protecting the environment.

  1. Ladakh: Explore high passes, lakes, and ancient monasteries.

Ladakh is known as the land of high passes and is considered a Mecca for motorcyclists across the globe. There is nothing quite like riding over the beautiful Himalayan mountains on the iconic Royal Enfield. There is no doubt it is on every motorcycle enthusiast’s list. This motorcycle adventure trip is for people who usually travel by motorcycle and are ready to adapt to any situation. It is a must-do tour for every true travel lover. Biking through some of the most breathtaking, challenging, and awe-inspiring landscapes found on Earth, which are full of arid canyons, deep valleys, snow-capped mountain ranges, verdant greens, and beautiful lakes, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and exploring the flora and fauna, is a thrilling experience. We can say that this is a once-in-a-lifetime tour and a must for all. There are 8 vacancies per ride, and we also permit pillion riders. Come and live your dream of riding a Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle in the Himalayas with the most experienced guides and company.

  1. Himachal Pradesh: Explore the Heavenly Route

Himachal Pradesh is dotted with many hill stations and sights of attraction that boast snow-covered mountains, lush green valleys, oak and pine-covered forests, pristine environs, and natural peace. Legendary Moto Rides brings you the experience of riding off the beaten track in Himachal Pradesh. On this motorcycle tour, you will explore the best of Himachal Pradesh and its hidden beauty, from the underground waters to the peak of the mountains. The Himalayas have blessed Himachal with great natural riches. We delightfully welcome all nature lovers to explore remote parts of Himachal Pradesh on our specially discovered motorbike trek. 

  1. Uttarakhand: Riding along the Holy River Ganges

Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful northern states of India and enthralls everyone with its spectacularly scenic landscapes. On the Uttarakhand Motorcycle Tour, you enjoy riding the legendary Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle and exploring all the charming hill stations juxtaposed against snow-capped peaks, quaint villages along winding mountain roads, and serpentine rivers carving their way through hills. This motorcycle trip takes the rider to explore lesser-known places and discover hidden and impossible routes in your own backyard. So, now it’s time to explore the beautiful state of Uttarakhand on a motorcycle and experience the adventure and untouched, pristine beauty of nature.


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Tuesday 18 April 2023

India Motorbike Travel Tips: Make the most out of your holiday

Motorcycle holiday to India is a thrilling way to see stunning parts of the India on off the usual tourist tracks. Book your spot on our guided tour and experience a biker holiday like no other.

We have an exciting selection of Indian motorbike tours, covering India’s most iconic routes.

Motorcycle holidays are a great way to meet like-minded travelers and motorcycle fanatics, whilst exploring a country and embracing the exhilarating freedom of the open road.

Chaotic, mystifying and enchanting, India is a country that is leaves its mark to all those who visit. A sublime mix of traditions, spiritual beliefs and culture, the Indian Subcontinent stretches from the snowy peaks of the Himalayas to the quiet and tranquil backwaters of Kerala, with palm-fringed coastlines and lush green forests in between.

An India holiday isn’t just about the diverse landscapes or the exotic wildlife - it is India’s rich and diverse tapestry that is the most enchanting. Ancient rituals and sacred sites from temples and palaces to religious festivals and events, there is so much to digest.

Discover the spices, colour and people that make this country so compelling. Our Guided Motorcycle tours take you to must-see destinations including the Rajasthan with the magnificent Taj Mahal, Southern India’s peaceful hills and lakeside resorts, Ladakh & Spiti Valley in Himalayas.

If you’re planning a trip, the first thing you need to consider is the sheer scale of the country and where to go in India. India is an enormous country full of variety… in terms of everything from landscapes and climate to culture, language, religion and food. In this sense, it’s more useful to think of India as a subcontinent rather than a country. To give you an example, an Indian holiday could start in lush backwaters, pass thought jungles, vast deserts, crumbling forts, majestic palaces and cosmopolitan cities, all before finishing up in the snow-peaked Himalayas. Whatever you’re after, we can definitely craft your dream motorcycle holiday to India – because there’s so much to discover and explore. However, before a first trip (or even after), many of our clients ask the same question; where should I go in India?

Where to go in India

The answer is: this all depends on what you like because, in India, there really is something for everyone. Typically, we would recommend sticking to one area of the country, allowing enough time to absorb all that it offers, at a pleasant and comfortable pace. Although the excellent, ever-expanding domestic flight network helps link destinations all over the country, at LMR we follow the general mantra that less results in more, in terms of experience, anyway. This is because each different region can feel like a completely different country – one state can differ from another as much as Spain differs from Iceland – meaning that, like countries, each really does merit its own trip. Regions differ so much due to a range of influences, a lot of which come down to India’s colourful past, including different religions, the impact of foreign settlers, topography and climates. There’s a reason that some people spend their whole lives travelling to the country again and again, and never end up getting bored.

So, to summarise, where to go in India is entirely down to you. However, as Indian travel experts, we have provided some insights to help you decide where to travel below.

When to go to India?

More of a subcontinent than a country, India’s weather system is affected by the huge variety in geography across the country. In simple terms, India is a good year-round destination – as there’ll always be somewhere with clear skies, warmth and sunshine. 

For those wanting to experience the Rajasthan, South India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Karnataka), Madhya Pradesh, and Goa, the best time to visit is between October to March. For mountain-lovers, there are a few options: From April to June, explore Uttarakhand & Himachal & from June to September you have Ladakh & Spiti Valley is excellent during the European summer months.

You may wish to consider visiting when one of the country’s various festivals is in full swing. The vibrant Holi festival of colours happens in March while Diwali normally takes place in October-November. These two major cultural events definitely make for an extra special experience during your visit.


We've been organizing motorcycle tours for more than 15 years, and plan each itinerary - whether it's our signature Regal Rajasthan Motorcycle holiday or our Stunning Kerala Tour or our Himalayan Height Tour - with care and attention. Carefully chosen accommodation at every step of your journey. While you're away, dedicated tour managers work to ensure your trip is never less than memorable - all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy one of the world's most incredible countries.

Monday 20 March 2023



Legendary Moto Rides is a local Indian motorcycle tour and travel company, offering tours in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Our most popular motorcycle tours in India are (1) Regal Rajasthan in the north-west of India, (2) Stunning South India in the south of India, and in the Indian Himalayas, explore (3) Heavenly Himachal, (4) Unique Uttarakhand, (5) Epic Spiti Valley, and (6) the Grand Ladakh Tours.

We are offering a 10% discount on the above-mentioned India's Most Iconic Motorcycle Tours to rider who book with a minimum group of three riders. In our Himalayan motorcycle tours, we are offering 10% off to each rider and also to pillion only if you book a spot for an individual rider in our fixed departure. Adventure seekers can experience the unique thrill of traveling over the towering peaks and through the stunning valleys of the Himalayas, in northern India, on a legendary Royal Enfield motorbike with a discounted offer from Legendary Moto Rides.

Himalayan Motorbike Tour is in bucket list of million bike lovers who ride motorbikes ; Legendary Moto Rides is offering a special, 10 per cent discount per person in our fixed departure tour of ‘’ The Grand Ladakh” ,  ‘’Epic Spiti Valley’’ , “Unique Uttarakhand’’ and ‘’Heavenly Himachal’’  adventurous expedition in northern India for season 2023 and 2024.

Home to the world’s highest peaks, the Indian Himalayas offer spectacular landscapes and exhilarating riding.  Legendary Moto Rides is offering the unique thrill of journeying deep into the Himalayan Mountains on a legendary Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle that very few riders dare to ride.

Our most popular adventure motorcycle tours ‘The Grand Ladakh’’ & “”Epic Spiti Valley””expedition gives riders the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel over some of the world’s high mountain passes with our personal & professional service which offer unique way of experiencing the epic Himalayan ranges. In both the rides guests can experience the adrenaline rush as they travel on narrow, winding roads filled with hair-raising gorges and sky-scraping cliffs. Making their way through the mountains, guests will visit the Lahlung and Dahnkar monasteries – some of the oldest monasteries in the world – and immerse themselves in Indo-Tibetan culture as they visit the small hidden mountain villages of Spiti, Komic and Hikkim, which is home to the highest post office in the world (4400m) in Spiti Valley Tour. During the Grand Ladakh Tour, rider will be staying for overnight on height of 3000 mtr to 4600 mtr & offcourse you will ride Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle to conquer Highest Motorable road Khardung-la Pass (17,582 FT), Changla Pass (17,560 FT), Tanglangla Pass (17,480 FT) & all three most popular & beautiful lakes like Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri Lake & Tsokar Lake with experience of Double Hump Camel Ride in Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley. Riding on Highest Motorable Road & other high passes in Himalaya is the life time moment for every motorcyclist. We invite all thrill seeker motorcycle enthusiast to join in our High Himalayan Motorcycle Adventure Tour on Legendary Royal Enfield Motorbike to test your guts. Apart from the natural beauty, you will meet the welcoming and cheerful people of the Himalayas. All this diversified culture and landscape remains a life time memory.

The best time for both the trip is from June to September. The Grand Ladakh is 12 days trip with price USD 2200 Per Rider & The Epic Spiti Valley is 13 days trip with price USD 2400 Per Rider. The price includes accommodation, breakfast-dinner, fuel, domestic flights and local transfers. Your trip will be escorted by experienced crew members that include guide and mechanic with spare parts and back up vehicle for baggage. You will ride into entirely isolated and remote valleys of Lahaul-Spiti-Himachal Pradesh & Ladakh and tranquil landscapes, soothing for eyes and soul.

Quote the code ‘HIMALAYA10’ when booking with Legendary Moto Rides.

Friday 17 March 2023

Information for Motorcycle Tour in India


                                                 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a motorcycle license for riding in India?

A: Yes you do. To be legally riding in India you are required to carry your local driving license, which must cover the size of bike you will be riding – 500cc for the Classic. This will also be a stipulation of any travel insurance company too

Q: Do I need an International Driving Permit?

A: Yes, you need an International Driving License. It is cheap, quick and easy to obtain in your home 

Q: What about Insurance?

A: Travel insurance for a trip like this is a complete essential. We all know that riding motorcycles carries a certain amount of risk, so riding unfamiliar motorcycles on unfamiliar roads does not decrease that! Getting proper travel insurance that covers you for riding abroad is a no-brainer. If things go awry, you need to know that you have the correct cover to get you home safely such as emergency evacuation, medical bills, repatriation etc.  

Q: What currency should I bring with me?

A: This one is both simple and complicated. The local currency is Indian Rupees – INR. However, unless you are a resident of India, importing rupees is prohibited so you cannot actually obtain the notes outside the country itself like you can for other countries. You can either bring in other currencies to exchange when in India, or simply withdraw rupees from ATMs or do bring cash, US dollars, Euro, GBP, SGG, AUD are universally welcome. 

Q: Do I need a visa for India?

A: Yes, The easiest way to get one is to apply for an e-tourist visa online. Assuming you live in an eligible country / territory you can apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days.  For peace of mind, we recommend you do this nicely in advance to avoid any delays or issues. The visa lasts 60 days so unless you decide to extend your trip for vastly more than the length of the tour, then this should be plenty

Q: Where do I fly into?

A: You will need to book return flights to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi DEL for Rajasthan, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Ladakh & Spiti Valley Tours for Southern India Tour you need to book flight tickets to Kochi (COK) and Chennai (MAA) as per your Tour Itinerary.  Our office representative will meet you at the airport with paging of your name.

Q: How do I carry my main luggage?

A: In our fixed departure tours, we are followed on the ride by support vehicles. This means that all your luggage goes in there rather than having it bounce around on the back your Royal Enfield for miles on end. You just need to take either a tank bag or small rucksack with cameras and any travel essentials you feel you can’t manage without. All the spares, luggage, medical supplies, fuel, and post-ride beer goes in the truck.

Q: What is the baggage allowance for the flight back to Delhi from Leh?

A: In domestic flight, the included baggage allowance is 15kg.  

Q: How big is the group?

A: The average group size is between eight and ten riders as that’s about the manageable amount for a mixed group. If you are booking a private tour with a group of friends or a riding club we can be a bit more flexible on the upper number as it’s easier to coordinate a group that already know each other and ride together back home.

Q: Will we have a local guide & mechanic ?

A: Yes – definitely.  All of our tours are accompanied by at least one local guide and a mechanic allround fixer who can smooth our passage through India. 

Q: Do I need to take water with me?

A: Regular hydration is a good idea when you ride, so many of our riders will take a Camelbak or drinks reservoir with them. There’s plenty of water in the support vehicle so we’ll ensure everyone gets a drink during our frequent stops but having some with you is always a sensible move, even if it’s just a bottle in your day bag my suggestion though would be to carry bottled water.

Q: What riding kit should I wear?

A: This is a regular question from all our riders. We don’t provide any riding gear for this trip so bringing your own is essential. As the riding is predominantly road based in this region, then road / adventure style kit is the way to go rather than off-road or enduro gear. So that’s going to mean a good helmet, protective riding jacket and trousers, ideally with CE or equivalent approved armour on the pointy bits – elbows, knees and shoulders. You are also going to need good leather gloves, a neck tube to keep out the cold and maybe even base layers for the days we are travelling at altitude and the temperature drops. You should take waterproofs if your kit doesn’t keep out the wet stuff, but in reality the region is fairly dry when our tours are running. We don’t recommend open face helmets as they simply do not offer the same level of protection as a full face or flip front helmet even at low speeds. 

Q: Do I need any immunisations for India?

A: Yes, you may do, but clearly it depends on what you’ve already had. The usual suspects that our riders normally get is Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, and Polio. These diseases still exist in many parts of the world and India is one of them, so getting adequately immunised is a wise precaution. Please contact your local doctor or your country’s national health advisory service to see what they recommend for the area you are visiting. Some on the immunisations are free, some you will need to pay for.

Q: How much spending money will I need to bring with me?

A: So, this is up to you, but as our most of the tour is a largely inclusive tour apart from Lunch, and then you don’t need that much. All breakfast & Dinner, accommodation, permits and fuel are sorted by us, so you just need cash for souvenirs, tips and alcoholic drinks. Unless you go absolutely mad in the gift shops and bars, then around $200 – $300 should be adequate. Shopping in India tends to be very reasonable so you can get quite a lot for not much!  On the beer front, we encourage a bit of restraint – this is a riding tour after all, so we like to keep eight hours between bottle and throttle.

Q: What is the accommodation like?

A: The accommodation on each trip is deliberately varied to give you a wide experience of the region. Sometimes we’ll be in quality hotels with all the facilities you’d expect, sometimes we’ll be in average campsites miles away from anywhere specially in Spiti Valley & Ladakh Tours.  But wherever we stay, bear in mind this is India and things are not necessarily the same as back home. And that’s exactly the point – that’s what adventure travel is about.

Q: How do I charge my camera?

A: All the hotels have plug sockets. The campsites have sockets in the tents or in the main dining tents but turn the electricity off over night. So yes you will be able to charge your gadgets most nights. There are 2 types of sockets in India – 3 Pin connections – Type D, or 2 pin connections Type C.

Q: Is Wi-Fi available throughout the tour?

A: As we said earlier, yes in theory, although in practice, Wi-Fi coverage can be slow at best, slow on average and non-existent on many occasions. When you are riding in some of the most epic landscapes in the world, then just enjoying it for yourself is beautifully liberating – you can show your photos when you get back home.

Q: Can I get an Indian SIM card?

A: You can buy a local sim card in Delhi, however, this will only give you coverage for some of the trip, but far from all! Most riders just wait to use the wifi at the hotels that have it. Again the wifi isn’t great, enough to message people but not watch youtube videos or downloading. We recommend you set the ‘out-of-office auto-reply’ for your emails!

Q: Is it safe to drink the tap water?

A: In a word No! Although the locals may be drinking tap water, doing the same has a strong possibility of playing havoc with your insides. It’s called Delhi Belly for a reason. We recommend that you drink only bottled water and that you check the seal before drinking. If you chose canned drinks, give the lid a good wipe beforehand just to be sure. And for tooth brushing, rinsing with bottled water is a good idea too.

Q: Can you cater for vegetarians / food allergies?

A: As most of the population is vegetarian, then avoiding meat is no problem at all. As to food allergies that’s much harder to control, especially in restaurants with small kitchens and limited experience as to the complications of lactose or gluten intolerance. We will make every effort possible to communicate your requirements to the places we visit, but we are unable to make cast iron guarantees. If you are going to go into a life-threatening spasm if you touch a stray peanut, then share it with your tour medic –  we need to know that stuff. 

Q: How can I avoid altitude sickness in Himalayan Tour?

A: 1. Stay hydrated. Caffeine and alcohol impacts hydration, so maybe keep intake to a minimum until you are acclimatised.  Apparently a high potassium diet helps.  Make a conscious effort to breathe properly as we climb to higher altitudes in Himalayan Tour – you want to saturate your blood with oxygen. Your tour leader will explain this in more detail in your welcome briefing.  Diamox is an altitude sickness tablet – please do your own research on this – if you decide you would like to take these, You’ll want to start taking these in Delhi, before we start climbing. Ibuprofen if you start to feel a headache coming on, but please notify the tour medic beforehand.  

Q: Who operates this tour?

A: This tour is operated by Indian Local Tour company, Legendary Moto Rides.

Q: How do I book?

A: To secure your place we simply need a 10% non-refundable deposit. We need further 40% more payment 50 days prior to the tour start date & balance 50% you pay us on arrival in India.

Q: What payment methods do you accept?

A: We accept direct bank transfers & by