Kerala Motorcycle Escapade
11 Nights/12 Days
Kerala, a state in the Southern part of India, has 600Kms of the Arabian seashore. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys, and tigers. Eastern Kerala consists of land encroached upon by the Western Ghats; the region thus includes high mountains, gorges, and deep-cut valleys. The wildest lands are covered with dense forests, while other regions lie under tea and coffee plantations (established mainly in the 19th and 20th centuries) or other forms of cultivation. The Western Ghats rise on average to 1500 m elevation above sea level.
Terrain info -
Most of the day it will be a single lane track with lots of Turns & Twists, Coffee & Tea Plantations, watch out for stray dogs, a few bad roads in between, More than 100 hairpin bends, hilly roads and lot of lush green forest.
Recommended season to visit -
Mid. November and Mid. March
Type of Food
Authentic South Indian & few
Glimpse of destination
Day 1 -
Arrival at Kochi
Upon arrival you will be picked up from Kochi International Airport and check in the hotel, we will gather again in the evening for briefing session followed by dinner.
Day 2 -
Kochi to Vythiri (Wayanad)
Miles - 150
On the first day of the Kerala Motorcycle Tour, we will start our ride soon after breakfast towards Vythiri. Vythiri is a small town located in the district of Wayanad in Northern Kerala. The first stretch of the ride will be completely on plain roads riding through small towns and an occasional sighting of the Arabian sea and some backwaters. Later will be starting ascending towards Wayanad by crossing some hairpin bends and reach Vythiri by evening.
Day 3 -
Vythiri to Athirapally Water Falls
Miles - 145
Today will ride back again towards Athirapally Water Falls, is situated in Chalakudy district in Kerala. The falls originated from the upper valleys of Western Ghats at the Sholayar forest. The journey from Vythiri to Athirapally passes through a landscape of winding roads, small villages, and lush green trees. By evening we will reach Athirapally Waterfalls.
Day 4 -
Athirapally to Marayoor
Miles - 120
After breakfast, we will start the most epic ride of the Kerala Motorcycle Tour. Because we are going to ride through the heart of Tiger reserves of Southern India, more than 70 miles we will be riding through these reserve forests. To begin with, we will start riding from Athirapplay to Valaparai via the Sholayar Reserve forest, Parambikulam Tiger Reserves, Aalliyar Tiger reserve. After crossing these 3 wildlife sanctuaries we will reach Valaparai in Tamil Nadu state, after that we will start descending towards Pollachi by navigating 40 hairpin bends. Again will start riding through Anamalai Tiger reserve and Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary before reaching Marayoor.
Day 5 -
Marayoor to Idukki
Miles - 180
After riding through some epic trails of Kerala, we will start our 5th day of Kerala Motorcycle tour towards Idukki, Idukki is one of the most less crowded hill stations in South India. Most of the peaks here are above 1500Mtrs. We will ride through some amazing Tea & spice plantations. Some off-road trails will be done before reaching Idukki.
Day 6 -
Idukki to Periyar Tiger Reserve
Miles - 115
Today will ride through some of the remote places in Kerala, after breakfast, we will start the journey towards Thekkady, which is the base for Periyar Tiger Reserve. Before then we will keep on riding through some meadows of Vagamon, Kolahalamedu, Elappara, and Kuttikkanam. By evening we will reach Thekkady.
Day 7 -
Explore Thekkady & Periyar Tiger Reserve
After breakfast, we will start our day to explore Thekkady town. We will visit Elephant Junction in Kumily, Safari in Periyar Tiger reserve and Spice plantation walks. In the evening we will visit the Art Village, where we will experience some of the oldest art forms of Kerala. We can reach early to the village to see the Artist getting ready for some mater class performance. Kathakali is a major form of classical Indian dance. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. Kalaripayattu also was known simply as Kalari, is an Indian martial art and fighting style that originated in modern-day Kerala. Kalaripayattu is held in high regard by martial artists due to its long-standing history within Indian martial arts.
It is believed to be the oldest surviving martial art in India. It is also considered to be among the oldest martial arts still in existence, with its origin in the martial arts timeline dating back to at least the 3rd century BCE.
Day 8 -
Thekkady to Shendurney National Park
Miles - 115
After exploring some rich cultural diversities of Kerala, we will start our 8th day of Kerala motorcycle tour riding further down towards "Shendurney National Park". Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Western Ghats, India, located in the Kollam district of Kerala and comes under the control of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forest cover a major area of the sanctuary. It has a presence of lion-tailed macaque, a highly endangered species. We will also ride to the Rosemala forest before reaching our destination.
Day 9 -
Shendurney National Park to Varkala Beach
Miles - 60
After riding through the heart of western ghats, tropical evergreen forest and wildlife sanctuaries for about 8 days of Kerala Motorcycle tour, we will get out of woods and ride towards the ocean. Today we will ride towards Varkala Beach, The beach skirts the Arabian Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. Other beaches in the town include Varkala Black Beach, Odayam Beach, Kappil Beach, and Aliyirakkam Cliff Beach. The ride duration for today is short and we will reach Varkala little early by afternoon, so the rest of the day you can enjoy the serene beauty of Varkala or hang around in the local market for some shopping.
Day 10 -
Varkala Beach to Alleppy
Miles - 70
After breakfast, we will bid goodbye to the Arabian Sea and start our ride towards Alleppy. Alleppy is a backwater paradise of God's Own Country – Kerala, it is also called as Venice of the East. Upon arrival at Alleppy, we will check into our houseboats, we are going to stay in the houseboat for today. The Palm fringed canals and shores bustling with glimpses from the day to day life in the countryside, the lagoons, serene lakesides and its long sandy beach facing the Arabian sea has blessed, the water locked Alleppy, to become one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in God's Own Country- Kerala.
Day 11 -
Alleppy to Kochi
Miles - 35
After exploring some of the beautiful vistas of Kerala, finally, we will ride to Kochi, today will be the last day of Kerala Motorcycle tour. It's a short ride where we will be reaching Kochi by early afternoon and the rest of the day we will explore Kochi. We will visit places like Jew Town, Dutch Palace, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets, and Kochi beach. Evening we will gather for Farewell dinner.
Day 12 - Departure from Kochi
Today we will bid goodbye to Kochi and end our Kerala Motorcycle tour on Royal Enfield. After Breakfast, we will drop you to the airport with the hope of meeting again soon on the "Roads Less Travelled", Bon Voyage.
What is included?
Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle.
Unlimited Mileage (Fuel is Completely on Us)
Standard accommodation on a twin or double sharing basis.
All 3 major meals with the set menu during the tour.
English speaking Tour Leader with a mechanic.
Support Vehicle with driver for all the riding days.
Sightseeing Fees as per the above mentioned itinerary and Jungle safari cost in the Periyar tiger reserve.
All maintenance costs of the motorcycle during the tour.
What is excluded?
All your international and domestic flight tickets.
Medical or travel insurance.
Personal Damages/accidental damages to the motorcycle is not included.
Alcohol, tips, room service or anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.