STUNNING SOUTH INDIA (The Land of Spices, Coconut, Beaches & Backwaters )
South India is blessed with various beautiful landscapes of nature, diverse culture, rich history, wonderful tropical flora and fauna, twisting country roads & breathtaking trails. We have designed Stunning South India Motorbike tour to explore Kerala (God’s Own Country) & Tamil Nadu (The Land of Temples). The charm of South India can be best defined through mesmerizing hill stations, majestic temples, lush green forests and immaculate beaches; South India is truly a paradise for nature lovers. Motorcycle trip to South India is the best way to explore the hidden beauty of Kerala & Tamil Nadu.
In Motorcycle tour to South India you enjoy motorbike riding through twisty and generally well surfaced with truly the most scenic & exotic motorcycle tour trek. We ride Royal Enfield motorcycle through beaches, backwaters, tea & coffee estates, coconut groves, cardamom plantations at higher altitudes, wildlife at Periyar & 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. You also get opportunities to spot many of the region’s wild animals along the way. The best memorable experiences from this motorcycle tour are night on the backwaters in a houseboat, riding on twisty roads, relax by the pristine beaches of Varkala and time to explore the historical trading port of Fort Cochin with Chinese Fishing Nets & Kathakali Dance Show. If you are looking for close to nature motorcycle riding tour in India & want to have a truly unique and relaxing motorcycle holiday, then this incredible Motorcycle ride in Southern India is waiting for you. Book your motorcycle tour with us & explore panoramic trail of Southern India on Royal Enfield Motorcycle.
Best Time: October to March
Country & State: India – Kerala & Tamil Nadu (Southern India)
Best Time: October to March
Number of Days: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Number of Riding Days: 11 Days
Accommodation: 3 & 4 Stars
Riding Level Required: Intermediate
Terrain: 90% Tarmac & 10% Gravel
Duration of Ride: Between 4 & 7 Hours a day on Average
Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 1350 Kms / 845 Miles
Temperature: During nights & early mornings 8º C to 15º C & in day time 20º C to 30º C
WHAT TO BRING ON RIDE
Find below the detailed list of items that are required in the Tour for the safety & comfort level. We do not provide any of these, so we highly suggest to our all Riders to bring all of the required items mentioned below:
- DRIVING LICENSE (Rider): Full and valid for 500cc motorcycle
- TRAVEL INSURANCE: Must cover riding 500 cc motorcycles
- Sunscreen/sun block UV 30/40
- Lip balm
- Insect repellent
- Fleece/under jacket
- Kidney belt
- Warm cloths
- Strong pair of Jens pant
- Thermos for Hot & Cold
- Sun Hat / Cap
- Ear Plugs
- Your regular medicine (if any)
- Riding Jacket + Pants + Boots
- Bike gloves
- Snood/Dust mask
- Water resistant backpack
- Knee & Elbow guards
(if your riding gear doesn’t include proper padding OR if you choose not to wear one specially on warm days)
Welcome to India! Our representative will meet you at Cochin International Airport, escort you to hotel for check-in and brief you about the following tours. Then enjoy free time to recover from the jet lag. Overnight in Hotel.
After breakfast, you will be introduced to your Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle and the road Captain who makes you aware of all the rules of driving in India with all the gearing system of Royal Enfield bike & how to handle Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle in your Motorcycle tour to South India. Later start ride to Thattekad, a hidden gem, home to hundreds of different birds. On arrival, check in resort & relax. Later enjoy nature walk because it is the best way to fully immerse yourself in the forest. Keep a lookout for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. You also have option for a kayaking trip where you’ll get the chance to kayak to riverside villages to get a first-hand glimpse of traditional Keralan life. Overnight in Thattekad.
After breakfast start ride to Valparai. Valparai is a hill station & located 4500 ft above sea level. It is a little piece of heaven tucked away in the cradle of the Anamalai mountain range of the Western Ghats. Evergreen deciduous forests loaded with lakes, waterfalls, mountain peaks, and lush green valleys are the main attractions one can experience. Today we enjoy ride on scenic & twisty road to Valparai through the Idamalayar forest reserve that houses white-tailed monkeys and a large number of animals such as elephants, wild goats etc. Enroute visit Sholayar Dam. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Later explore Valparai - a less explored hill station of unspoiled beauty where humans and animals live in perfect harmony with nature. Visit Birla Falls, Koolangal River, Grass Hills, Nirar Dam. Overnight in Valparai.
After breakfast, start leisurely ride to Palani. Palani is a beautiful hill station, the hills of which are part of the oldest mountain range in India. Palani gathers worldwide attention as a holy place and it is believed that Lord Murugan has settled here. Today we will ride Royal Enfield Motorcycle through the hills & Idamalayar reserve forest, through the tea & coffee estates of Valparai & exciting winding down hair-pin bends to reach Palani. Enoute visit Aliyar Dam, Loam's View Point etc. On arrival check in hotel & relax. Later take a rope car to go to the Murugan (Kartikeya) temple on the top of the hill. The temple at Palani is an ancient one, situated at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level. From the hill top, one can have a beautiful view of entire Palani town and the agricultural places around it. Overnight in Palani.
After breakfast we ride to Kodaikanal. Today we enjoy a spectacular ride up another set of winding hair-pin bends through the Palani hills the ride will bring to an altitude of 2133 M. On arrival in Kodaikanal & check into the hotel & relax. Afternoon explore Kodai Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Coaker’s Walk, Waterfalls & Dolphin Nose. Later return back to hotel & relax. Overnight in Kodaikanal.
After breakfast, check out from hotel & start ride to Munnar through very scenic route. Munnar - a picturesque hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations & situated at 5,200ft above sea level and home to South India’s largest tea-growing region. First we cruise down through a different zig-zag mountainous road. After that ride across the plains for about an hour, before climbing again through 17 hairpin bends and the start of a road of never-ending tea plantations. After stopping for tea on the edge of the Tata tea estate, the world's largest, with a splendid view over Devikulam Lake we carry on to the enchanting hill station of Munnar, and our hotel.
After breakfast, we visit a tea plantation and tea factory to experience the tea making process, including the intriguing process of segregating, drying and threshing. We later visit Tata Tea Museum, displaying machinery and photographic records of the integral part the tea industry has played in this captivating region. Also visit Echo Point & Mattupetty Dam.
After lunch visit Eravikulam National Park, the home of Nilgiri Thar (a rare mountain goat) Anamudi peak which is at an altitude of 2695 m above sea level is situated in the southern region of this park. Overnight stay in Munnar.
After breakfast start ride through some truly spectacular scenery. We pass through the backwaters and rice paddies before starting the ascent through the rubber and tea plantations of the Cardamom Hills and Southern Ghats, well-surfaced roads until we reach the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. There is an abundance of wildlife, from flora, birds and insects up to bears, leopards, elephants and even tigers, although they keep themselves well hidden usually. On arrival check in hotel & relax. Late afternoon enjoy spice plantation tour to see how produce like cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg is grown and harvested before being processed for sale, later sit on elephant back & enjoy shower with him. In evening you’ll watch a Kalaripayatu Performance, which is one of the most ancient forms of martial art there is. O/n in Hotel.
After breakfast, get ready for Motorcycle ride to Varkala. First half enjoy riding motorcycle in hills & then ride in plain to reach Varkala. Varkala Beach, also known as Papanasham Beach. The word Papanasham means wash away sins. It is believed that a dip in the waters of Papanasham Beach washes away all the sins in one's life. Varkala is the only town in Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. On arrival check in Beach resort & relax. Later enjoy leisure walk along beach & enjoy the Sunset. Overnight in Varkala.
After breakfast, day is free for leisure or for own activities on Varkala Beach like walk or yoga or surfing. You have option to choose ayurvedic body massage at the land of Ayurveda to rejuvenate yourself and detoxify the body. Overnight in Varkala.
After breakfast, start your ride to Alleppey. It is a famous town for Backwaters & beautiful Houseboat. On arrival, check in houseboat & relax. It will be a unique and exclusive experience in your lifetime. You will be cruising along the village sides and paddy fields witnessing the core life of the Kerala villages for the whole day. The house boat is fully furnished with bedrooms, private balcony and a kitchen. It also comprises a chef, Oarsmen & cabin assistant. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. Evening enjoy your farewell Dinner with unlimited beer & sea food. Overnight stay in Houseboat.
Today is the last day of Motorcycle tour to South India. After breakfast, start your last day ride back to Cochin through scenic fisher man village & also enjoy motorbike ride along the sea. On arrival in Cochin, get bid from your crew members & check-in Hotel. After lunch, enjoy the Guided tour of Fort Kochi including the Dutch Palace-built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Jewish Synagogue - built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth are at Mattancherry. St. Francis Church - built in 1510 and the oldest European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Evening, witness the Kathakali dance performance, performed by various artists. Kathakali is a traditional dance form, depicting Indian epics (Ramayana and Mahabharata). The dancers are dressed in very colorful and elaborate costumes. Their faces are painted to depict various characters of these epics. This dance has a lot of facial expressions and brisk, yet articulate body movements. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After leisure breakfast at hotel, we take you to Cochin Airport by Air-conditioned car as per your flight schedule to board your flight for Home. (Your hotel room is yours until 12:00 PM)
- In our Fixed departure we take maximum 8 Riders only
- 5th Oct'2022 to 17th Oct'2022
- 10th Jan'2023 to 22nd Jan'2023
- 11th March'2023 to 23rd March'2023
- US $ 2500 Rider
- US $ 1900 Rider
- US $ 2000 Car Passenger
- US $ 390 Single Room Supplement
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PACKAGE COST INCLUDES
- 11 nights Hotel/Resort Accommodation on Dbl /Twin sharing basis with Breakfast.
- 01 Night House Boat accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing basis with all meals.
- All Ground Transfers from your arrival at Cochin Airport in India to till departure from India, sightseeing & overland journey by Air Conditioned Vehicle on non-riding days.
- Royal Enfield 500 CC Motorcycle on all riding days.
- Fuel (Gasoline) for Motorcycle.
- Experienced English speaking Motorcycle Road Captain for whole trip on his own Royal Enfield Motorcycle including his accommodation & food.
- Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic with all necessary spare parts for bikes including his accommodation & food.
- One Time Monument/Temple Entrances, Video/Camera Fees.
- First-Aid Medical kit.
- Refreshment during rides like Packed Juice, Fresh Fruits, Biscuits, Tea, Coffee Etc.
- Back-up Vehicle (Support Car/Van) to carry your Luggage.
- Spares parts change in Motorcycle during tour. –Front tube/ Rear tube/Spark plug/Clutch and Brake Wire/Clutch and Disc brake pads/ Engine oil/Clutch Plate.
- Enjoy Farewell dinner with unlimited Beer on last day of Riding.
- The services of an English speaking guide on sightseeing days.
- Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives from the moment you arrive in India until the time you leave.
- All Currently Applicable Taxes.
International Flights, Lunch & Dinner (except where is specified), personal medical insurance (compulsory), Bike damage, extra drinks, visa fees, tips (no obligation) and items of personal nature such as, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc & anything which is not mentioned in included section.