Best Bike Rental in Srinagar in 2020 – 2021

by Vargis.Khan

Few days ago I posted a series of articles detailing on how to rent a motorcycle in all these three places with name and numbers of a few rental agencies.  Adding more to that information, in this article I will provide some feedback on a motorcycle rental agency that I would personally recommend as best place to rent a bike in Srinagar. These guys are good, bikes are reliable and the overall customer experience is highly satisfactory.

Riding a motorcycle to Ladakh is a dream for almost everyone who either owns a motorcycle; or has even the slightest of interest in motorcycles, travel or photography. But what do you do if you do not really own a motorcycle but still would like to visit this small piece of heaven on earth called Ladakh? Or the motorcycle you own is not really good enough to go all the way? Or maybe you live way too far to have all the time for a ride to Ladakh from your hometown. The most common way in a situation like this is to reach Manali, Srinagar or Leh and rent a motorcycle there.

Best Bike Rental in Srinagar

Kashmir Travelogue
Address:  Dr. Ali Jain Complex, M.A. Road, Lal Chowk, Srinagar
Phone:  9596410670, 7006029164Registered with J&K Governments’s Tourism and Transport Departments

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Rent a Bike in Srinagar

Motorcycles

There motorcycles are all in excellent conditions and well serviced before they hand it over to their customers. Fuel efficiency of each bike is great and you won’t have to keep refilling every few hours. Seat or any other part is not worn out and they ensure that the bike will not break down anywhere during the ride. They primarily deal in cruiser bikes like Royal Enfield or Avenger but others motorcycles like Pulsar and Activa etc are available too.

Charges

A Royal Enfield 350CC will cost Rs. 1500 per day and Rs. 1700 per day for a 500CC motorcycle. Going for a smaller engine motorcycle like Avenger will cost you about Rs. 1300 per day.  These rates are pretty much the standard all across Kashmir and Ladakh and considering the condition of the motorcycles and the gear provided; these charges are definitely competitive. Entire riding gear and spare parts provided are covered under this daily rent. If you want to rent a bike in Srinagar, you will have to pay around this amount no matter which agency you chose.

Gear

Below is a list of gear provided. There is no additional cost for these items (except for the ones I mentioned as chargeable) and it is all covered in your daily rent.

  • Luggage carrier
  • Helmet
  • Packing ropes
  • Maps
  • Medical kit.
  • Oil container
  • Puncture kit
  • Pillion helmet
  • Bungee cords
  • Bike net
  • Locks.
  • Binoculars(chargeable)
  • Digital Camera (Chargeable)

Spares

Below is a list of spares that you will be provided with the motorcycle, all covered under your daily rent except for the items mentioned as chargeable.

  • Tool Kit
  • Leg Guard
  • Chain Lock
  • Spark Plug
  • Clutch Cable
  • Brake Cable
  • Head & Tail Lamps
  • Chain Joining Link
  • Bike Fuses
  • Mobile Charger mounted on the handle (Chargeable)
  • Rain Coat (Chargeable)
  • Face Mask (Chargeable )

For both the gear and spare parts, the daily price is a great deal; considering the fact that most of the rental agencies will give you just the motorcycle and a helmet. They will charge you extra for everything else like even the luggage carrier.

Support

In case you need the motorcycle modified per your taste, that can be done as well for a marginal cost. If you are riding in a large group and would rather have a support vehicle with a mechanic accompany you for your peace of mind; that service too can be arranged. If you need any help arranging for camps or anything else to make your visit to Kashmir or Ladakh easy and memorable, let these guys know and they will be more than happy to assist in any way they can.

One Way Ride

In case you do not intend on returning via Srinagar then the same daily rental will apply with an additional charge of Rs. 7000 for handing over the bike outside Srinagar. This too is a standard charge and some of the agencies cost even as high as Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 for this facility.

Deposits

A security deposit of Rs. 20,000 for each motorcycle would have to be made which will be refunded at the time when you return the motorcycle. In case you are not able to pay this amount, you can pay Rs. 5000 and hand over your passport; both of which you will receive back at the time of handing over the motorcycle. This charge too is pretty much standard all across Kashmir and Ladakh. No matter where you rent the bike from, you will have to pay this amount as security deposit.

Documents required

In order to rent a motorcycle, you will have to produce a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of valid identity proof like Aadhar card or Voter’s ID.

Best Bike Rental in Srinagar – Conclusion

If you need a reliable bike for your Kashmir or Ladakh ride; a bike that you can actually take without worrying about how it will perform or fear of any breakdowns; then you should give Kashmir Travelogue a try. They in my opinion are one of the most genuine bike rental agencies in Kashmir. They have excellent mechanical support and provide amazing customer service. The bikes are all in perfect condition  at the time of renting; gear they provide are genuine and at reasonable price. Formalities are very simple and above all the price is very cheap as compared to others. Take my word, you will not be disappointed. Give them my reference and you may even get a discounted price.

I hope the information above on best bike rental in Srinagar was of help. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below and I will be glad to answer.

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31 comments

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JIAUR RAHAMAN October 22, 2020 - 7:30 pm

I want to go gure valley by bike with my wife. 4 bgt 5 day tour is ok. Want to go in late April or 1st week of may 2021.

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Vargis.Khan October 26, 2020 - 1:11 pm

do you mean Gurez Valley?

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Aishwary Tiwari September 4, 2019 - 10:15 am

Hi Vargis,
we are traveling from Srinagar to Leh this weekend. Is it possible to visit inner Leh with Srinagar bike, if not is their any other way to reach Leh by road?

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Vargis.Khan September 4, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Its curfew right now in Kashmir Aishwary. You should take the Manali Leh route for now.

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Glenda B. April 1, 2020 - 1:08 pm

Hello Sir, have been following your articles re aforementioned routes, which I have been planning to take soon.. May I just be clarified on the ff please:
1) When is the best time to take such route? i, e autumn, summer etc?
2) Is it Generally safe for a female like me to travel on a motorcycle ,alone?
3) Hence, I dont have an Int’l license, would a copy of my passport suffice as a guarantee in renting a bike at srinagar?
4) My net readings seem to be suggesting that there is an an ongoing “civil crisis” in Kashmir these days ( aside from the universal COVID issue)? Hence, would it be appropriate for me to visit as a solo traveller,still?
Thank you very much Sir..

Regards,
Glenda – from the Philippines

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Mumtaz Khan May 2, 2019 - 11:07 am

HI Vargis Bhai, Thanl you for your Amazing blog it has everything related to kashmir and leh trip, and thank you for recommending Kashmir Travelogue, they do provide discounts on your reference, they are very good at and kind, i have made a brother in kashmir now.

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Vargis.Khan May 2, 2019 - 5:33 pm

Hello Mumtaz – Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that the information posted was of help.

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salim alkindi August 4, 2018 - 8:58 pm

dear thanks for really value informations
i am from dubai what they required from me to give a bick

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Vargis.Khan August 5, 2018 - 2:58 am

You will need to have an International driving license.

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Adith Mohan July 24, 2018 - 8:44 am

Hi,
Are all places (Gulmarg, Phalgham, Sonmarg, Aro Valley ….) accessible by bikes from Srinagar? Is it allowed to go to these places by rented bikes?

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Vargis.Khan July 24, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Yes for both your questions

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rajeev May 22, 2018 - 9:00 am

vergis did bike rentals in manali also give these bike riding gears like leg guard, chain lock etc

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Vargis.Khan May 22, 2018 - 1:29 pm

Rajeev Bhai mil jaayega par uska alag charge hoga

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Vargis.Khan May 22, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Aap Manali ka puchh rahe ho ya Sriangar? Manali mein chargeable hoga, Sriangar mein Faisal se baat karoge toh shayad charge na kare

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Chirag June 22, 2018 - 3:02 am

Hi vargis , can you please tell me the best way to return back from leh to srinagar …also where to stay in between and what to see between leh and srinagar

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Kamal Vt March 7, 2018 - 10:54 am

will they provide car or Jeep ?

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kamal March 7, 2018 - 10:52 am

will they provide car or jeep ?

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Vargis.Khan March 7, 2018 - 2:17 pm

If you mean as a back up vehicle, then yes

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Shrishail January 25, 2018 - 5:39 pm

hello
Shrishail here do they offer Hero Impulse.

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Vargis.Khan January 26, 2018 - 4:25 pm

I will recommend calling them at the number I provided to inquire.

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RAUNAK DAS April 1, 2019 - 10:11 am

Is there any possibility of renting a bike from manali and returning it at srinagar??
If yes then how??

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Vargis.Khan April 1, 2019 - 5:40 pm

You can do it but will get charged about Rs. 15000 extra for this

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shaadismart August 30, 2017 - 7:56 am

Thanks for the tips, i took the 5 bikes on rent from Kashmir biker, they have choices of bikes on affordable price. you can visit them if you want to know more.

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Vargis.Khan August 31, 2017 - 2:52 pm

Thanks for sharing the feedback.

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Sahil July 26, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Hi Vargis,

I’ve been going through your articles and they are extremely informative.

I’m planning a trip across India with my friend who’s a US citizen starting first week of October which looks something like this. I need your inputs because you have so much experience.

Delhi-Leh-Sringar-Guwahati-Shillong-Cherrapunji-Guwahati-Bangalore-Puducherry-Kanyakumari-Kerela-Karnataka-Goa-Mumbai-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Amritsar-Delhi

All this has to be done in 28 days. Plus it’s a budget trip Rs 75K for the complete trip.

Now, I’m planning to be in Leh for 6 days maximum. For this, I was thinking of flying to Leh (Rs 3000 per person), renting a bike there and spending 4 days in Leh (Nubra Valley and Pangong and acclimatization, Rs 8-10k for 2 people) and then taking a bus ride to Srinagar (2 days – Rs 1500) and flying to Guwahati from Srinagar. Will there be buses plying in the first week of October and also, do we get to see everything in a bus ride?

I was thinking of flying to Srinagar first and renting a bike from Srinagar to Srinagar but that would throw off the budget completely and also I don’t think I can fit that in 6-7 days. What do you think about it? Do you have any suggestions or comments?

Also I’m flying from Srinagar because there is a huge difference between flights to Guwahati from Leh and Srinagar.
Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks,
Sahil

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Vargis.Khan August 1, 2017 - 8:29 pm

Hi Sahil – Yes the Leh to Srinagara bus will be available in early October. Do not rent bikes from Srinagar if you are on budget because then you will have to rent bikes in Leh as well. You cannot use the Srinagar rented bikes for visiting Nubra and Panngong, will have to leave those parked at the hotel.

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swapnil June 12, 2017 - 5:06 pm

planning in august 2017, from Srinagar to leh and back to Srinagar..suggest pros, cons for bike rentals

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Vargis.Khan June 12, 2017 - 9:42 pm

No pros cons from Srinagar side really. Rent with these guys, they are quite reliable and bikes were all in very good conditions as opposed to some motorcycles that I saw at other rental agencies.

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Tanveer May 9, 2017 - 4:04 pm

Excellent! I am looking forward to make a trip to Kashmir and rent these bikes.

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Vargis.Khan May 9, 2017 - 7:03 pm

Give them a try Tanveer … am sure they won’t disappoint you.

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