Heart of India – Varanasi & Tajmahal

Madhya Pradesh, literally meaning central land, is where a lot of the great dynasties thrived from ancient times and it has some of the best in India motorcycle trips. MP as it is called has so much to offer. Medieval temples, ancient cave art, marble mountains, beautiful twisties and a plethora of wild life reserves with fauna so rich that a lifetime could be too little to explore. All stay is in luxurious, unique and boutique accomodations.


A truly off-the-beaten route through the Heart of India. It is monument galore with Taj Mahal, Forts, UNESCO protected erotic temples of Khajuraho and Orchha, Panna national reserve and the holy city of Varanasi as few highlights of this tour. Riding through ancient villages, smooth rural roads, staying at boutique one of a kind places. This unexplored route will take you back in time. It is one of the best India motorcycle trips there is.



  • DAY 1

    Arrive in Delhi

    Arrive in Delhi and be met by TurtleTrails at the airport. Drive through the busy streets and bazaars to reach your hotel. Evening drive and sightseeing in Delhi.

  • DAY 2

    Delhi – TajMahal – Gwalior

    We depart in a private vehicle early morning. A few hours into the journey we reach the city of Agra where the Taj Mahal sits like crown. After a scrumptious brunch in Agra, proceed towards Gwalior. A visit to the Gwalior fort by evening and your tour leader will help you get oriented with your motorbikes and brief you about riding on Indian roads.

  • DAY 3

    Gwalior – Orchha (208Kms)

    Today’s ride is the start of a wonderful trip through the heart of rural India. The ride is fairly smooth with very short patches of unmade roads. We cross an old temple in the middle of a small forest.
    The Orchha Fort complex is a 16th Century construction which houses ancient monuments consisting of the fort, palaces, temple and other edifices.
    Your one of the best in India motorcycle trips have just begun.

  • DAY 4

    Orchha – Khajuraho (205kms)

    You will get a chance today to try your hand at some light off-roading through absolute sub rural villages. In the evening at Khajuraho, we visit the Western Group of temples for the Archaeological Survey of India organised Sound and Light Show.

  • DAY 5

    Khajuraho to Panna (40kms)

    A guided tour of ancient temples of Khajuraho, these beautiful structures built by artists a thousand years ago. These rock cut temples depict more than just erotica. They are the embodiments of sacrifice, devotion and beauty. Early afternoon depart for Panna and check in to a resort. If authorities permit then we take a special safari in the night.

  • DAY 6

    Panna to Satna (230kms)

    Early morning optional safari in the Tiger Reserve. The reserve is home to the tiger, leopard, chital, chinkara, nilgai, sambhar and sloth bear. After breakfast proceed towards Satna. Riding through some of the best rural scenery and great roads we arrive Satna. In the evening we visit a local art community for a beverage which has some beautiful sculptures.

  • DAY 7

    Maihar to Allahabad (160kms)

    We ride towards Allahabad today through small towns and open fields and reach a small little village on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh with two rivers running by it. The mighty river Tamasa divides the two states at this village. We experience local village life, overnight at a restored heritage village retreat well known for its history and bird watching.

  • DAY 8

    Allahabad – Varanasi (140kms)

    Early morning walk at sunrise and then a short boat ride for some fishing. After breakfast depart for Varanasi. Staying off the beaten track we cross the river ganges either through a steamer or a temporary bridge. Last 50 kms of highway and we reach the holy city of Varanasi.

  • DAY 9

    Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi

    Bidding goodbye to our motorcycles we visit holy hindu and bhuddist sites around Varanasi. Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma. Late afternoon visit to the medieval temple of Kashi Vishwanath. Evening arati by the Ganges from a boat, it gives a unique vantage point to experience the city.

  • DAY 10

    Varanasi – Delhi

    Fly back to Delhi. Chance for sightseeing in the capital

  • DAY 11

    Delhi- Delhi Airport

    With lots of memories this ride through the heart of India, Deemed to be one of the best in India motorcycle trips have come to an end. Transfer to the airport as per flight departure time. See you next season.


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Join us on one of our rides in three different ways. If you are travelling alone or with a friend, you can come with us on one of our fixed departures and ride alongside other like minded individuals. If you are a group of four or more friends you can either choose your own dates for the itineraries listed or could even go for an la carte and make your own itinerary for the dates of your choosing.












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