FAQ's

Q1. What is the best time to visit India?

Ans:- India is a hot weather country and here is main three season- winter, summer and rainy (monsoon). Winter season between November to February, summer season between April to June and rainy season between July to October. Best time to visit in is India is October to March; rest of time is not advisable due to very hot summer between April to June and very heavy rains in July to September.
But for Ladakh and Himachal, best time to visit is mid-May to September end. Rest of time is not advisable due to heavy snow falls and extreme colds in these areas.

 

Q2. How can I extend my visa in India?

Ans:- Tourist visas can be extended by three months at the foreigners registration office in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai or with the Superintendent to Police at any District Headquarters.

 

Q3. Can I bring Indian currency and how much foreign exchange I can carry to India?

Ans:- Bringing Indian currency is prohibited by any foreign national. Only Indians who travel out of Indian frequently can bring small amount of Indian currency. Any person can bring foreign currency into India without limit. Declaration of foreign currency is required to be made in the prescribed Currency Declaration Form in following case:-

  • The value of foreign currency not exceeds US $ 5000/- or equivalent.
  • The aggregate value of foreign currency exceeds US $ 10,000/- or equivalent.

Q4. How safe is drinking water in India?

Ans:- For foreigners, advise that you pick up a bottle of mineral water which is cheap and widely available and usually provided in hotel rooms. As far as possible, avoid drinking any kind of water or juices from roadside cats and vendors.

 

Q5. How safe it to eat non-vegetarian food in India?

Ans:- In India eat non-vegetarian food only in good restaurants. India is a primarily a Hindu country and beef is rarely severed also pork is not easily available. In smaller places you get dubious quality but tastes are yummy, thanks to Indian spices and masala.

 

Q6. What about the mountain weather?

Ans:- Well, we're riding the highest roads in the world, so it can be cold and wet, so you'll need to bring a few warm layers, gloves and waterproof jacket and trousers. Generally, once we're over the Rohtang and into the monsoon shadow, it's blue skies all the way.

 

Q7. Where will we be staying?

Ans:- Hotels / Guesthouse and in Remote areas camps.

 

Q8. What about mechanical breakdowns, punctures and so on?

Ans:- Every tour has a backup vehicle and a mechanic. The mechanic is there to fix any problems you have on your bike during the day.

 

Q9. Do I need a motorbike licence?

Ans:- We ask that you have a valid full motorcyle licence and an International Driving Permit (available from the Post Office).

 

Q10. How much motorbiking experience to I need?

Ans:- Confidence is more important than experience. We feel sense of adventure is a better qualification. Speeds are slow in India and once we're in the mountains the roads empty out, making it quite a safe, but at times challenging, environment. And if you want to have a rest, you can sit in the support car.

 

Q11. How fit do I need to be?

Ans:- You don't need to be an athlete, but you're going to be handling a bike over some rough terrain for several hours a day. The better shape you're in the less tiring you'll find it. However, there are plenty of rest days factored into our tours.

 

Q12. What happens if I become unwell?

Ans:- In this unlikely event, depending on how unwell you are, you can ride in the support car or we'll arrange for you to be taken to a town on the route of the tour or to the nearest hospital if required. We'll do our best to get you back on the tour as soon as possible.

 

Q13. What about altitude sickness?

Ans:- We're going to be travelling on some of the highest roads on the planet, so there is a risk of altitude sickness. It doesn't affect everyone, and for those it does the symptoms can vary in severity, from mild headaches to nauseau. The rest days on each tour are planned to aid your acclimatisation. If you're suffering, we'll get you down to a lower altitude as soon as possible.

 

Q14. How far do we ride each day?

Ans:- We'll be riding about 150 to 200 kilometers a day. This translates to around four to six hours in the saddle, with regular breaks for chai.

 

Q15. How fast will we be going?

Ans:- The top speed on a 350cc / 500cc Royal Enfield is around 80km/hr. On the mountain roads, we'll be doing a lot less, usually around 40 to 60 km/hr in Himalayas. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy- the stunning scenery. For Rajasthan we can go upto 60 km/hr.