EXOTIC MARIGOLD TOUR
Cycling Distance – 20 kms. Duration – 2 to 3 hrs (cycling duration depends on the pace we ride on)
Start point – Ghat-Ki-Guni End Point – Castle kanota
Major points covered –Rural Areas around Jaipur/ Kanota Dam/ Traditional Brick Factories/ Exotic Marigold Hotel
At Lets Trip Cycle Tours we accommodate your needs, your wants, and your longing of the perfect local cycling experience. It is an activity designed for people looking for adventure around the historic PINK CITY of Jaipur.
We start this cycling tour from “Ghat Ki Guni” which is a narrow alley between the Aravali range dotting East side of Jaipur city. It provides access to the areas situated in East of Jaipur & beyond. It is also the starting point of the road that leads to Agra, hence called Agra Road and is approx. 10 kms just outside Jaipur.
We start cycling towards “Kanota” village crossing the country side along the dry river bed and the traditional brick making factories where the local villagers make bricks out of clay and is the most traditional way to make bricks. Do not shy away from getting your hands dirty and make some bricks or mould wet clay.
En-route Kanota we take a pit stop at the Kanota dam for a small photography session along with some Tea and Cookies overlooking the water reservoir, which also serves as a home to a numerous species of birds.
After making this pit stop at the dam we continue cycling towards Castle Kanota, famously known as “The 2nd best exotic Marigold Hotel”.
Spread over 8 acres of land, Castle Kanota is truly a magnificent experience. Built in 1872, the Castle is located east of Jaipur. With a built-in Museum and a Library which displays gold work and unique collection of rare books, the castle takes you back to the grandeur of the past. There might be various heritage hotels in and around Jaipur but there is only one – Castle Kanota – with lots of unique qualities and live sign of rural tourism.
During your visit at Castle Kanota, you will discover the secret of the grandeur of the Rajput royalty, when you see the exquisitely decorated walls and ceilings that are fully covered with frescoes and paintings. The period furniture placed all over the hotel is more than a visual delight.
After the Heritage tour of the Castle and the Museum with the family itself who still use it as a residence, we end the tour with breakfast overlooking the Exotic Marigold Hotel. We promise to give you an experience that even the locals have not been privy to. The tour ends at Castle Kanota, and from here we drive back to Jaipur.
The Tour Includes:
- 20 – 25 kms bicycle ride of moderate level
- A Mountain Gear Bicycle ( GIANT )
- A lets Trip’s cyclist accompanies on a bicycle
- Heritage Tour of Castle Kanota
- Museum & Library tour
- Buffet breakfast
- Packaged Drinking Water, Energy drinks.
- A ‘SAFETY VEHICLE’ follows the group on the entire track which happens only at LETS TRIP.
- ‘LETS TRIP’S another unique feature in which we can alter or completely customize your trip, so basically we go where you go.
Minimum requirement – 2 pax
We go at a very slow pace taking ample stops and you will have the command of stopping anywhere you want for pictures or water breaks or to learn more about India.