Kerala Cruise

Summary

DATES: 18/10/2018 – 21/10/2018

DURATION: 3 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 4 DAYS

DISTANCE: 530 KMS(APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL: EASY

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

AGRA – TAJ MAHAL, RED FORT

BHARATPUR – BIRD SANCTUARY

SARISKA – TIGER RESERVE

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Our 14 day long India motorcycle road trip takes us across the length and breadth of one of the two southern-most states of India. Kerala is popularly known by the slogan, God's Own Country, and Lonely Planet describes it as a tropical symphony. We are sure that by the end of our road expedition, you will agree that the title is totally justified. The south-west state of India, Kerala is one of the major tourist destinations of the country with its silvery coast, serpentine backwaters, coconut groves swaying to the south-west winds and Western Ghats covered in aromatic spice and tea plantations. We start our Kerala sojourn in the eclectic Kochi. Nowhere else in India would you find such an intriguing mix: an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast. With its spice markets, 400-year old Jewish synagogue, European churches, ancient mosques, Chinese fishing nets, Portuguese palace and 17th century Dutch homes, Kochi stands testimony to the irresistible pull felt by wanderers and traders for over 600 years. Day 2 is a short ride of 60 kms across to the backwater haven of Kumarakom, on the shore of the vast Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is an unhurried backwater village with a smattering of dazzling top-end sleeping options and a renowned bird sanctuary. Alfred George Baker is believed to have laid the foundations of Kumarakom by reclaiming 500 acres of wetlands from the Vembanad lake during the 1840s. Arundhati Roy, author of the 1997 Booker Prize–winning The God of Small Things, was raised in the nearby Aymanam village. The novel has a British character Kari Saipu, who is modeled on Baker. History House, where Baker lived, still stands on the banks of Vembanad. On Day 3 we ride 140 kms on our Royal Enfield motorcycles to reach Varkala. Perched almost perilously along the edge of 15m-high red laterite cliffs, Varkala has a naturally beautiful setting that has steadily grown into Kerala's most popular backpacker hang-out. A small strand of beach nuzzles Varkala’s cliff edge, where restaurants play innocuous world music and stalls sell T-shirts, baggy trousers and silver jewellery. Our next stop, 80 kms further south on the coast, is the small village of Poovar. The clean and relatively unexplored beach with serene backwaters is the highlight of the town. Surrounded by tranquil waters, the most famed natural feature in Poovar is the estuary adjacent to Poovar Island. Poovar is the gateway to a region of beaches, estuaries, villages and upmarket resorts that comprise the 'mini backwaters' of Kerala's far south. Day 6 is another short ride of 75 kms, as we cross over to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu to reach the southernmost tip of India's mainland, Kanyakumari. It is the point of confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is home to another unique geographical phenomenon that allows you to witness the sunrise and sunset at the same time. There’s a sense of accomplishment on making it to the tip of the subcontinent's 'V', past the final dramatic flourish of the Western Ghats and the green fields, glinting rice paddies and slow-looping wind turbines of India's deep south. Kanyakumari can feel surreal; at certain times of year you'll see the sun set and the moon rise over three seas (Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean) simultaneously. The Temple of the Virgin Sea Goddess, Swami Vivekananda's legacy and the 'Land's End' symbolism draw crowds of pilgrims and tourists to Kanyakumari, but it remains a small-scale, refreshing respite from the hectic Indian road. Courtallam, is a town situated on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title the Spa of South India. The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is a rain on the hills. Day 8 sees us covering our longest distance (190 kms) to reach the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Located on the banks of a lake created by the construction of Mullaperiyar dam, Periyar is one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. This sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to watch and photograph wild elephants from close quarters. In Thekkady, one can enjoy cruise rides on the lake as well as elephant rides. One can also go for the famous Ayurveda massages and visit tea and cardamom plantations which dot the area. After another day of rest at the beautiful resort situated in the heart of the tiger reserve, we carry on our India motorcycle adventure to reach the magical hill station of Munnar, located at about 5,200 ft above the sea level. The rolling hills around Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges. The low mountain scenery is magnificent, you’re often up above the clouds watching veils of mist clinging to the mountaintops. Our final stop on our Royal India motorcycle road trip, before we complete the circle to reach Kochi again, is also known as ‘the Niagara Falls of India’. Athirappalli Waterfalls is one of the most scenic waterfalls of India. Situated within the dense forest, it is the only place in the Western Ghats where the endangered Hornbill can be found. Athirappalli is a one-of its-kind riparian ecosystem in Kerala. A riparian ecosystem is an important transition area that connects water with land which hosts a wide array of plant and animal life. On Day 13, we take a short 80 kms ride on our Royal Enfield motorcycles, to land right in the midst of the week-long Kochi Carnival. The carnival is a combination of different cultures like Portuguese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalee, Kannada, Arab, Dutch, and Anglo Indian. The city is decorated with white paper buntings.
Day 1 : 16/12/18 : Arrival in Kochi. Acclimatize. Relax. prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 17/12/18 : Kochi - Kumarakom. 60 Kms.
Day 3 : 18/12/18 : Kumarakom - Varkala. 140 Kms.
Day 4 : 19/12/18 : Varkala - Poovar. 80 Kms.
Day 5 : 20/12/18 : Rest day in Poovar.
Day 6 : 21/12/18 : Poovar - Kanyakumari. 75 Kms.
Day 7 : 22/12/18 : Kanyakumari - Courtallam. 140 Kms.
Day 8 : 23/12/18 : Courtallam - Periyar. 190 Kms.
Day 9 : 24/12/18 : Rest day in Periyar.
Day 10 : 25/12/18 : Periyar - Munnar. 100 Kms.
Day 11 : 26/12/18 : Rest day in Munnar.
Day 12 : 27/12/18 : Munnar - Athirapally. 140 Kms.
Day 13 : 28/12/18 : Athirapally - Kochi. 80 Kms.
Day 14 : 29/12/18 : Departure from Kochi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All transfers including Airport transfers, sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • Third party insurance for the motorcycles.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets and guide charges (excluding camera charges).
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanics and trained paramedic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, spares, medical kit and other essentials.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
EXCLUSIONS
  •  Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  4. Travel Insurance Details
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc
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PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

RIDER :  £2625

PILLION :  £2415

4X4 DRIVER / PASSENGER : £2835

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £420

BOOKING AMOUNT : £250

Group Discounts Available

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Summary

DATES: 18/10/2018 – 21/10/2018

DURATION: 3 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 4 DAYS

DISTANCE: 530 KMS(APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL: EASY

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

AGRA – TAJ MAHAL, RED FORT

BHARATPUR – BIRD SANCTUARY

SARISKA – TIGER RESERVE

kc-main
Our 14 day long  India motorcycle road trip takes us across the length and breadth of one of the two southern-most states of India. Kerala is popularly known by the slogan, God's Own Country, and Lonely Planet describes it as a tropical symphony. We are sure that by the end of our road expedition, you will agree that the title is totally justified. The south-west state of India, Kerala is one of the major tourist destinations of the country with its silvery coast, serpentine backwaters, coconut groves swaying to the south-west winds and Western Ghats covered in aromatic spice and tea plantations. We start our Kerala sojourn in the eclectic Kochi. Nowhere else in India would you find such an intriguing mix: an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast. With its spice markets, 400-year old Jewish synagogue, European churches, ancient mosques, Chinese fishing nets, Portuguese palace and 17th century Dutch homes, Kochi stands testimony to the irresistible pull felt by wanderers and traders for over 600 years. Day 2 is a short ride of 60 kms across to the backwater haven of Kumarakom, on the shore of the vast Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is an unhurried backwater village with a smattering of dazzling top-end sleeping options and a renowned bird sanctuary. Alfred George Baker is believed to have laid the foundations of Kumarakom by reclaiming 500 acres of wetlands from the Vembanad lake during the 1840s. Arundhati Roy, author of the 1997 Booker Prize–winning The God of Small Things, was raised in the nearby Aymanam village. The novel has a British character Kari Saipu, who is modeled on Baker. History House, where Baker lived, still stands on the banks of Vembanad. On Day 3 we ride 140 kms on our Royal Enfield motorcycles to reach Varkala. Perched almost perilously along the edge of 15m-high red laterite cliffs, Varkala has a naturally beautiful setting that has steadily grown into Kerala's most popular backpacker hang-out. A small strand of beach nuzzles Varkala’s cliff edge, where restaurants play innocuous world music and stalls sell T-shirts, baggy trousers and silver jewellery. Our next stop, 80 kms further south on the coast, is the small village of Poovar. The clean and relatively unexplored beach with serene backwaters is the highlight of the town. Surrounded by tranquil waters, the most famed natural feature in Poovar is the estuary adjacent to Poovar Island. Poovar is the gateway to a region of beaches, estuaries, villages and upmarket resorts that comprise the 'mini backwaters' of Kerala's far south. Day 6 is another short ride of 75 kms, as we cross over to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu to reach the southernmost tip of India's mainland, Kanyakumari. It is the point of confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is home to another unique geographical phenomenon that allows you to witness the sunrise and sunset at the same time. There’s a sense of accomplishment on making it to the tip of the subcontinent's 'V', past the final dramatic flourish of the Western Ghats and the green fields, glinting rice paddies and slow-looping wind turbines of India's deep south. Kanyakumari can feel surreal; at certain times of year you'll see the sun set and the moon rise over three seas (Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean) simultaneously. The Temple of the Virgin Sea Goddess, Swami Vivekananda's legacy and the 'Land's End' symbolism draw crowds of pilgrims and tourists to Kanyakumari, but it remains a small-scale, refreshing respite from the hectic Indian road. Courtallam, is a town situated on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title the Spa of South India. The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is a rain on the hills. Day 8 sees us covering our longest distance (190 kms) to reach the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Located on the banks of a lake created by the construction of Mullaperiyar dam, Periyar is one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. This sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to watch and photograph wild elephants from close quarters. In Thekkady, one can enjoy cruise rides on the lake as well as elephant rides. One can also go for the famous Ayurveda massages and visit tea and cardamom plantations which dot the area. After another day of rest at the beautiful resort situated in the heart of the tiger reserve, we carry on our India motorcycle adventure to reach the magical hill station of Munnar, located at about 5,200 ft above the sea level. The rolling hills around Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges. The low mountain scenery is magnificent, you’re often up above the clouds watching veils of mist clinging to the mountaintops. Our final stop on our Royal India motorcycle road trip, before we complete the circle to reach Kochi again, is also known as ‘the Niagara Falls of India’. Athirappalli Waterfalls is one of the most scenic waterfalls of India. Situated within the dense forest, it is the only place in the Western Ghats where the endangered Hornbill can be found. Athirappalli is a one-of its-kind riparian ecosystem in Kerala. A riparian ecosystem is an important transition area that connects water with land which hosts a wide array of plant and animal life. On Day 13, we take a short 80 kms ride on our Royal Enfield motorcycles, to land right in the midst of the week-long Kochi Carnival. The carnival is a combination of different cultures like Portuguese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalee, Kannada, Arab, Dutch, and Anglo Indian. The city is decorated with white paper buntings.
Day 1 : 16/12/18 : Arrival in Kochi. Acclimatize. Relax. prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 17/12/18 : Kochi - Kumarakom. 60 Kms.
Day 3 : 18/12/18 : Kumarakom - Varkala. 140 Kms.
Day 4 : 19/12/18 : Varkala - Poovar. 80 Kms.
Day 5 : 20/12/18 : Rest day in Poovar.
Day 6 : 21/12/18 : Poovar - Kanyakumari. 75 Kms.
Day 7 : 22/12/18 : Kanyakumari - Courtallam. 140 Kms.
Day 8 : 23/12/18 : Courtallam - Periyar. 190 Kms.
Day 9 : 24/12/18 : Rest day in Periyar.
Day 10 : 25/12/18 : Periyar - Munnar. 100 Kms.
Day 11 : 26/12/18 : Rest day in Munnar.
Day 12 : 27/12/18 : Munnar - Athirapally. 140 Kms.
Day 13 : 28/12/18 : Athirapally - Kochi. 80 Kms.
Day 14 : 29/12/18 : Departure from Kochi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All transfers including Airport transfers, sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • Third party insurance for the motorcycles.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets and guide charges (excluding camera charges).
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanics and trained paramedic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, spares, medical kit and other essentials.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
EXCLUSIONS
  •  Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  4. Travel Insurance Details
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc
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PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

RIDER  £525

NON-RIDER  £475

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £105

BOOKING AMOUNT   £125

Group Discounts Available

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