Here's an overview of the area we were interested in.
So, the girls were prepared for anything. You have to be to do something like this. This is not a vacation, it's an adventure, not for the faint of heart I might add. They know the deal with our motorcycle antics and play along. Minxter rides her own bikes (currently a KTM 250 EXC) but we all chose to go two up on this trip. This means you can't take much along. We all had one medium backpack. Here's minimalist Maja at the airport, boots and helmet on, ready for action. She has everything that she'll need for the journey right there, no checked bags. I think she'll do just fine.
Motorcycles are widely used throughout India.
Our plan was to rent a couple of Royal Enfields in Delhi for the journey. There is a slew of places you can rent bikes. We went with Smart Motors who I DON'T RECOMMEND! More on that in a bit. Here's the owners son and one of the bikes we'd get. It looks pretty sharp right there doesn't it?