Sambhar Salt Lake Trail

Summary

Get off the beaten track and away from the city on this private tour, and cycle amongst the Rajasthan countryside to Sambhar lake. Immerse yourself in the local culture by witnessing traditional salt production methods and visiting the local villages.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Ride through small local villages
  • Enjoy refreshing Indian tea by Sambhar Lake
  • Explore the nearby Salt Museum

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and make the journey out of Jaipur, leaving the madness behind, into the serene countryside of Rajasthan. We will then embark on an intrepid ride to the vast saline lake.

You’ll negotiate the rough terrain and fly through the rich flora and fauna, unwinding as the beautiful sight of Sambhar Lake comes into view.

We’ll pedal to the lesser-explored parts of the state, riding through small local villages of thatched-roofed huts and snoozing camels for a truly authentic adventure. The dominant feature of the route, however, is Sambhar Lake.

This is the largest inland salt lake in India, and is a place where the sky seems an unimaginably huge dome of pure blue and the distant horizon bleeds into the gleaming water.

Quiet and peaceful, with only the sound of gently lapping ripples and the distant call of the curlew interrupting the otherwise perfect silence, it seems otherworldly after the manic rush of Jaipur.

Then, take in the traditional process of salt production, as locals go about their daily routines, before heading to the salt museum nearby. You’ll also enjoy refreshing Indian tea by the lake, relaxing as you admire the wetland scenery, complete with camel carts loading salt onto a rattling old train, which disappears off into the horizon.

This half-day cycle tour runs for around 15- 20km, and stuns you with beautiful stops that provide excellent perspective of the scale of this huge, beautiful piece of nature.

What's Included

  • Water
  • Gratuities
  • Village visits
  • Tea
  • A one-way ride on geared cycles
  • Transfers from/to your hotel in Jaipur
  • Two expert guides

Location Information

Pick up and drop off will occur from your hotel and will be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Other Information

Children below 5 years of age cannot cycle but can attend the tour on an E-rickshaw.

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