South India – 12 Days

South India – Explore Spice Route and Beaches.

South India is blessed with various beautiful landscapes of nature, diverse culture, rich history, wonderful tropical flora and fauna, twisting country roads and breathtaking trails.  Motorcycle trip is the best way to explore such exciting region.

In South India motorcycle tour, you enjoy motorcycle trip through beaches, backwaters, tea and coffee estates, cardamom plantations at higher altitudes, wildlife at Periyar and the trip becomes one never ending and unforgettable experience that keeps on getting better with every mile and beautiful scenic hill stations. The hill stations are the perfect places for motorcycle riding that also take you to the destinations which are great sources of spices and tea plantations as well. The best experience of motorcycle riding can be achieved in backwaters and hill stations areas.

If you are a true nature lover and looking for a truly unique and relaxing motorcycle holiday, then this incredible motorcycle ride for you to enjoy nature and explore panoramic trail of motorcycle tour with very less traffic and very good road.

Overview:

Country / region and location: India – Kerala and Tamil Nadu (south area)

Best time: October to March

Number of days: 11 nights / 12 days

Number of riding days: 10 days

Duration of ride: between 4 and 7 hours a day on average

Distance covered on motorcycle: 1500 kilometres

Grade: easy

Temperature: 14º c to 28º c

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Kochi airport 

Arrive at Kochi’s airport; our representative will personally meet you outside the exit gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name. You will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Explore Fort Kochi  

In the morning, after breakfast, you will be introduced to our Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle and our road captain will make you understand about the driving rules of India and you will be taught all skills to handle Royal Enfield. Later explore the oldest Christian church in the country, Chinese fishing nets, a 16th century synagogue and a Portuguese-made palace… Kochi is also the best place to enjoy a Khatakali show, a traditional form of dance theatre. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Fort Kochi to Munnar (145 kilometres = 5 hours riding)  

After breakfast we start the ride to Munnar. Munnar is surrounded by the highest mountain range in south India with an approximate altitude of 2600 metres. Enjoy motorcycle ride through graceful hilly roads, tea plantations and ideal panoramic nature views. On arrival, check in hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Munnar

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely motorcycle ride in and around Munnar. Visit Mattupetty, which is famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss livestock project. Over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here. Later visit Pothamedu, which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 5: Munnar to Kodaikanal (250 kilometres = 6 – 7 hours riding)

After breakfast ride to Kodaikanal, is one of the most popular hill resorts in India. It is a charming hill station and situated at an altitude of about 2,133 metres high and covers an area of 21.45 sq kilometres. The hill town is renowned for its educational institutions of international repute. The hill-plantain fruits and plums are known for their freshness and taste. Berijam Lake, one among the beautiful lakes of South India, spreads over an area of 24 hectares. Arrive in Kodaikanal and check into the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Kodaikanal.

Day 6: Kodaikanal

After breakfast enjoy full day sightseeing in and around Kodaikanal. You will explore Kodai Lake, Kurinji Andavar temple, waterfalls and dolphin nose. Later return back to hotel for overnight stay in Kodaikanal.

Day 7: Kodaikanal to Periyar (160 kilometres = 5 hours riding)

After breakfast ride to Periyar. Periyar is one of the best managed wildlife reserves in India and has large herds of Asiatic elephants, Indian bison as well as tigers. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is the natural habitat of a wide variety of animal species, and the huge Periyar Lake is a birdwatcher’s delight and the greatest attraction of Periyar Lake, is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. On arrival, check in hotel and relax. 

Day 8: Periyar to- Kumarakom (140 kilometres = 5 hours riding)

After breakfast ride to Kumarakom, Kumarakom is a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake that is dotted with plenty of traditional rice boats and canoes, leaving a scene that is immensely pleasing to the eye. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 9: Kumarakom – Kovalam (190 kilometres = 5 hours riding)

After breakfast, get ready for motorcycle ride to Kovalam. This beach is known as the “Paradise of the South”. Kovalam is warm and clean filled with the coconut trees and the white sanded as the sea breeze gently plays with the waves. Swimming and bathing are very refreshing and exhilarating in the waves. Enjoy your stay near beaches in Kovalam.

Day 10: Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam

After breakfast get ready for Royal Enfield trip to Kanyakumari, a town in Tamilnadu State where temples and Vivekananda rock memorial are main attractions and worth seeing. On arrival, enjoy photography and get relaxed. Later ride back to Kovalam. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Kovalam to Alleppey (180 kilometres = 5 hours riding)

Today is the last day of motorcycle tour to south India. After breakfast, start your last day ride to Alleppey. It is a famous town for backwaters and beautiful houseboat. On arrival, leave your bike and check into a houseboat. The house boats of Kerala, offers a panoramic view of one of the most picturesque aspects of the god’s own country. One can cruise in it through the palm-fringed backwaters, throughout a night in waxing moonlights. Enjoy your farewell dinner with unlimited beer and sea food.

Day 12: Alleppey – Cochin airport (90 kilometres = 3 hours riding)

Morning checkout from the houseboat and get bid from your crew members. Later we take you to Cochin airport by air-conditioned car to board your flight for home.

 

Tour dates:

20th October 2017 to 31st October 2017

10th January 2018 to 21st January 2018

15th March 2018 to 26th March 2018

 

Prices:  US$2650.00 per rider twin share / US$4500.00 price for rider + pillion / US$2100.00 price for car passenger twin share and US$490.00 single room supplement

 

Inclusions:

* 10 nights hotel accommodations on twin / double sharing basis.

* 01 night house boat accommodation on twin / double sharing basis with all meals.

* Breakfast in hotels throughout the tour.

* All ground transfers from your arrival at airport in India to till departure from India, sightseeing and overland journey by air conditioned vehicle on non-riding days.

* Royal Enfield 500 cc motorcycle on all riding days.

* Fuel for the motorcycle. 

* Experienced English speaking motorcycle road captain for whole trip on his own bike.

* Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic with motorcycle all necessary spare parts. 

* First-aid medical kit.

* Refreshment during rides like packed juice, fresh fruits, biscuits, chips, tea, coffee etc.

* Back-up vehicle for your luggage. 

* One time monument / monastery / temple entrances.

* Visit to cultural show of Kathakali dance.

* All required video / camera fees.

* Farewell dinner with unlimited beer. 

* Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives from the moment you arrive in India until the time you leave.

* All currently applicable taxes.

Exclusions:

International flights, lunch, dinner, personal medical insurance (compulsory), bike damage, extra drinks, visa fees and items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc and anything which is not mentioned in included section.

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