SOUTH INDIA (The Land of Spices, 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. Motorcycle trip to South India is the best way to explore the hidden beauty of Kerala & Tamil Nadu.
We have designed 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.
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 & most memorable experience of this motorcycle tour is a 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.
Country & State: India – Kerala & Tamil Nadu (Southern India)
Best Time: October to March
Number of Days: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Number of Riding Days: 10 Days
Accommodation: 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:
Clothing & Other Essentials
- 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)
DAY 1: ARRIVE COCHIN AIRPORT
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.
DAY 2: COCHIN-ATHIRAPPILLY (90 KMS / 3-4 HRS RIDE)
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 Athirappilly. Athirapally is the land of rivers and forests and great waterfalls! The destination houses the largest waterfall in Kerala, the Athirapally waterfall, a major tourist attraction. This patch in Sholayar ranges so beautifully intertwined with lush green forest cover and sizzling silver cascades. On arrival, check in resort & relax .
DAY 3: ATHIRAPPILLY-POLLACHI (160 KMS / 6 HRS RIDE)
After breakfast, start leisurely ride to Pollachi. Pollachi was known as Pozhil Vaitchi in Tamil which means "gifted with beauty" and later became Pollachi. Its location near the Western ghats not only provides for an extremely pleasant weather throughout the year but also charming scenic beauty.
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 Pollachi. On arrival check in resort & relax. Overnight in Pollachi.
DAY 4: POLLACHI – KODAIKANAL (145 KMS / 6 HRS RIDE)
After breakfast we ride down to the plains again on some very good roads. Enroute enjoy the visit of Palani Murugan (Kartikeya) temple. The temple at Palani is an ancient one, situated at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level. After that we will stop for a traditional Tamil lunch at the foot of the Palani Hills. Later ride continue toward Kodaikanal. From there, 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. Overnight stay in Kodaikanal.
DAY 5: KODAIKANAL
After leisure breakfast at hotel, enjoy sightseeing of Kodaikanal. You will explore Kodai Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Coaker’s Walk, Waterfalls & Dolphin Nose. Later return back to hotel & relax. Overnight in Kodaikanal.
DAY 6: KODAIKANAL-MUNNAR (170 KMS / 4-5 HRS RIDE)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & start ride to Munnar through very scenic route. 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.
DAY 7: MUNNAR
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing tour in & around Munnar. A chance to explore the delights of Munnar and the surrounding area. We can go in search of the Nilgiri Tahr, a rare mountain goat, in the cool of the morning. Later visit Mattupetty, which is famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock 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 & Tea Museum. Overnight stay in Munnar.
DAY 8: MUNNAR-THEKKADY (120 KMS / 4 HRS RIDE)
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. Later sit on elephant back & enjoy shower with him & also take a walk in the market & do some spice shopping and enjoy the atmosphere. O/n in Hotel.
DAY 9: THEKKADY-VARKALA (190 KMS / 6 HRS RIDE)
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. On arrival check in Beach resort & relax. Later enjoy leisure walk along beach & enjoy the Sunset. Overnight in Varkala.
Day 10: VARKALA-ALLEPPEY (160 KMS / 6 HRS RIDE)
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.
Day 11: ALLEPPEY-COCHIN (60 KMS/ 2 HRS RIDE)
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.
DAY 12: DEPART FROM COCHIN
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.
|Price-||US $ 2500 Per Rider|
|US $ 4300 Price for Rider + Pillion|
|US $ 2000 Price for Car Passenger|
|US $ 450 Single Room Supplement|
Plan Your Tour
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Early Bird Discounts for Individual: 5% Off the Total Cost for Bookings of 4 months prior to tour start date & 10% Off the Total Cost for Bookings of 6 months prior to tour start date.
Group Booking Discounts: 10% Off on Per Rider Cost if a Group of 4 Riders Registers Together & 15% Off on Per Rider Cost if a Group of 6 Riders Registers Together.
Early Bird Discounts for Group: 15% Off on Per Rider Cost if a Group of 4 Riders Registers together prior of 05 months tour start date.
Package Cost Includes
- 10 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.