Wonders Of South India (Discover Temples, Hill Stations, Beaches & Spice Route)
A region of great charm, southern India offers travellers beautiful cities, colonial hill stations, colourful temples, a relaxed lifestyle, attractive scenery and some of the best food in India. Discover the best of the South of India on this motorbike Trip through the southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, both with distinctive cultures and contrasting scenery. We start our Motorbike tour from Kerala which is famed for its idyllic backwaters, lush hills, epic surf and pristine beaches. Kerala has been dubbed ‘God’s own country’ and it is easy to see why. Explore the diverse city of Cochin, relaxing cruise on the stunning backwaters of Alleppey, the picturesque Munnar which is surrounded by luscious forest and rolling hills, untouched tea-plantations and forests, spot tigers in the jungle and prepare yourself for a tongue-tingling feast as southern India boasts a sensational mix of sweet curries and sea food.
Tamil Nadu is Renowned for its magnificent temples, exquisite Chola bronzes, and unique cuisine; Tamil Nadu has a distinct Dravidian culture and is one of India’s most historic states. In Tamil Nadu we discover one of India’s grandest temples, Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, experience a taste of Tamil Nadu cuisine in Chettinad, the French influence in Pondicherry and make a fascinating visit to the experimental city of Auroville & finish our South India Motorbike Tour in Chennai with discovering of it’s colonial heritage. Book the best of Southern India Motorcycle tour & explore the regions’ great cultural highlights as well as tease out some of its lesser known gems.
Book this unforgettable & mesmerizing Guided Motorcycle Tour to South India to explore the best of South India covering the two beautiful states Kerala & Tamil Nadu.
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: 1450 Kms / 900 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)
Arrive into Cochin, and you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Have the rest of the day to explore your resort, relax and acclimatize to the time change, or alternatively venture out into Cochin to explore at your own pace.
After leisure breakfast, you will be introduced to your Royal Enfield 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. Get ready for first day ride to Alleppey through scenic fisher man village & also enjoy motorbike ride along the sea. On arrival, board a houseboat for an overnight cruise. Lunch will be served on board as it meanders through the tranquil network of water canals, dotted with busy hamlets and lush green paddy fields. A houseboat ride through these placid waters, with visions of life gliding silently by, is a quintessential south Indian experience. Overnight in Houseboat at Alleppey.
After breakfast start a picturesque ride to Thekkady. Today we ride past rubber and pineapple plantations. This ride will get you introduced with the enchanting beauty of Thekkady’s pristine nature and wilderness. Thekkady is the gateway to Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, perched high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, one of the lushest jungles in India. On arrival, check-in at the 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. In evening you’ll watch a Kalaripayatu Performance, which is one of the most ancient forms of martial art there is. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Later, get ready for ride higher into the mountains and enter the Tea plantation region of Munnar. The lush scenic hill station of Munnar is one of the most beautiful places in India and not just Kerala. En-route, stop at the waterfalls and enjoy the natural beauty. The twisty roads, the cloudy skies and the amazing views accompany on your ride. On arrival into the hill town, check into hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
Wake up to the bliss of Munnar. Feast on a delicious breakfast and get ready. Proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Munnar. The first stop is the Tea Museum, where you learn about the processing of the favorite brew of India. Later, proceed to the beautiful Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Kundala Lake. In the afternoon visit the Eravikulam National Park. The high attitude sanctuary is known for the Nilgiri Tahr and the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After having a delicious breakfast you will ride towards the Kodaikanal. Enjoy the exquisite landscapes on your way to Kodaikanal. The mesmerizing views will accompany you on your route. It will take you to reach Kodaikanal 6 hours from Munnar. Upon your arrival, check-in hotel & relax. Evening visit the Kodaikanal Lake, spread over an area of 60 acres and surrounded by wooded slopes. The attractive walk around the lake takes between one and a half hours. Later visit Cocker's Walk, Bryant's Park, Green Valley View & Pillar Rocks. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
After breakfast start ride for one of India's oldest cites, Madurai. The city is also known as Athens of the East. As an important place of worship and commerce, it encapsulates the complex historical tapestry of South India. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Afternoon explore UNESCO World Heritage Meenakshi Temple. While exploring temple, imagine being a guest at the biggest wedding on Earth. Keep that in mind as you walk, in awe, around a Hindu temple fizzing with colour, 33 million carvings, ornate decorated pillars, elaborate shrines and 14 spectacular towers – the tallest rising to 170ft. The Meenakshi Temple, in the Tamil Nadu city of Madurai, is a celebration of the love and marriage of Meenakshi (the incarnation of the Hindu goddess Parvati) and Sundareshvara (Shiva in Hinduism). Overnight in Madurai.
After breakfast start ride to Chettinad. Chettinad, the ancestral homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars, a prosperous merchant class who ventured overseas to do business in South and Southeast Asia in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is renowned for its impressive mansions and rich and distinctive cuisine. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Afternoon enjoy a bullock cart ride through the village. Visit antique shops in Karaikudi and learn about their art works, watch weavers at work here. Visit a 17th century fort in Thirumayam. The handmade tile unit at Athangudi is an interesting learning experience as is the visit to a school in Kanadukathan, where you can interact with village children – definitely a fascinating experience. Overnight in Chettinad.
After breakfast start ride to Thanjavur through the countryside, where we take a few breaks to admire other splendid achievements of Chettiar and the amazing little fort of Thirumayam. We ride on little roads throughout this stage between cotton fields, coconut trees, and rice paddies. Enroute explore Brihadeshwara temple-dedicated to Lord Shiva which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is over 1,000 years old, an architectural masterpiece that you'll spend your day exploring. The temple is one of the tallest in the world and the world's first complete granite temple. Later ride continue to Kumbakonam. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Later enjoy leisure walk through the old town. Overnight in Kumbakonam.
After breakfast start ride to explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site Darasuram temple- renowned for its delicate stone sculptures. Later we ride continue on scenic road to Pondicherry. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Late afternoon explore Pondicherry, which was under French rule until 1954, and the European style of the town extends from beautiful colonial architecture right down to the uniforms of the police. Enjoy a walking tour to see local temples, the French Quarter and the spiritual community of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Overnight in Pondicherry.
Enjoy yummy breakfast at hotel and leave to explore the French culture of Pondicherry city. Visit Aurobindo Ashram to witness stunning amalgam of yoga and modern science. From there leave to pay a visit to Auroville and explore the environment of modern day harmonious living of both men and women. Explore local temples and spend your night comfortably at hotel.
After breakfast start ride to Mahabalipuram. Today is the last day of riding Royal Enfield Bike in your Motorcycle tour to South India. On arrival in Mahabalipuram, get bid from your crew members & check in hotel & relax. Later explore the 7th-century erstwhile port city of Mahabalipuram is famous for its historical stone carvings and rock-cut shore temples. Stop at the Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna's Butterball, and the Five Rathas. Don't forget to leave time to enjoy the stunning views of the town and the sea from the lighthouse on the hill. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule we drive you to Chennai international airport to board your flight to home. End of our services.
- In our Fixed departure we take maximum 8 Riders only
- 21st Jan'2024 to 2nd Feb'2024
- 7th March'2024 to 19th March'2024
- 16th Oct'2024 to 28th Oct'2024
- US $ 2800 Rider
- US $ 2200 Pillion
- US $ 2200 Car Passenger
- US $ 450 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.