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South India on a Motorcycle

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

South India, the land which holds the rich culture, Hindu temples, traditions, history, heritage, beaches, wildlife, backwater, western ghats, Coffee Plantation, Spice plantations, Tea gardens, Ayurveda, and lip-smacking south Indian cuisine all in one basket. South India is different than North India in terms of culture, language, art, history, food, and landscape. The history of south India was much attributed to large dynasties like Chalukyas, Gangas, Kadambas, Hoysalas, Chola, and many others. There are 4 states in South India, they are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andra Pradesh. Motorcycling in South India gives one of the best journeys of a lifetime.

What makes South India the best place for Motorcycle Touring:

Touring on Motorcycle in South India provides once in a lifetime experience to Adventure travelers. One can start exploring the region from Chennai, the heart of South India. Then you can also explore the following places like Shore temple in Mahabalipuram, Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, 70 hairpin bends on Kolli hills, tea gardens of Ooty, Backwaters of Kerala, Tiger reserves of Madhumalai, Periyar & Bandipur, ride in the heart of Tiger reserves, Coffee plantations in Coorg & Chikkamagalur, Ancient Ruins of Hampi and enchanting beaches of Goa. South India Motorcycle Tour is suitable for those who want to explore more while enjoying the journey through motorcycles.

Motorcycle Touring in Tamil Nadu -

Lunch usually consists of rice with Sambar, rasam, and yogurt along with several spicy side dishes. This is called meals. A decent meal costs often less than two dollars, movies, and classical Indian dance and Carnatic music. One can start the journey on Motorcycle from Chennai and ride towards Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Dindigul, Kodaikanal, Dhanushkodi, Kanyakumari and so many other destinations. You can cover all these places in 10-15 days from Chennai to Chennai. Apart from temples and art, Tamilnadu is also famous for its wildlife sanctuaries, Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Mudumalai National Park, Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and Valparai are few of them to explore. Tamil Nadu provides the visitor with a wide variety of delicious food for the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians, though most food in Tamil Nadu consists of grains, lentils, rice, and vegetables. Spices are added to give a distinctive taste. Breakfast or tiffin includes idli or steamed rice dumplings, dosa is a crisp pancake made from a batter of rice and lentils, vada is a deep-fried doughnut made from a batter of lentils, Pongal is a mixture of rice and lentils cooked together and seasoned with ghee, cashew nuts, pepper, and cumin seed), uppma is semolina cooked, seasoned in oil with mustard, pepper, cumin seed, and dry lentils.

Lunch usually consists of rice with Sambar, rasam, and yogurt along with several spicy side dishes. This is called meals. A decent meal costs often less than two dollars.

Motorcycling in Karnataka:

"Karnataka – One States Many World", the largest state in Southern India. Famous for its rich natural vegetation, Coffee plantations in Coorg and Chikkamagalur, Bandipur and Nagarhole tiger reserves, City of Ruins –Hampi, Ancient monuments like Badami, Pattadakal & Aihole. The art forms also famous as Yakshagana from coastal Karnataka. Be it the Jog Falls or the spectacular view of the Sunrise at Nandi Hills, Karnataka is where your bucket list is set to begin. Karnataka is so beautifully surrounded by nature and related places that are both thrilling and spectacular. Some places are so uncommon which is why Karnataka is the ultimate destination to experience the best of nature. The relics of Karnataka are considered to be so prestigious and renowned with Hampi being known as UNESCO's world heritage site. Hoysaleshwara Temple, Garuda Pillar, the Chennakesava Temple provide an immense contribution towards Kannada art culture and literature, the pride of the ancestors, the famous Mysore Palace in its majestic glory is all a treasure trove of history indeed. Join us in our motorcycle tours in South India or Heritage Motorcycle Tour to explore some of the hidden secrets of Karnataka.

Kerala Motorcycle Tour -

"Kerala – Gods Own Country", a state in Southern India is known as a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches. It is a narrow strip of coastal territory that slopes down the Western Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation and reaches to the Arabian sea. Kerala also considered one of the safest places in south India to travel. Kerala was named as one of the "ten paradises of the world" and "50 places of a lifetime" by the National Geographic Traveler magazine. Motorcycle tours in Kerala are the best way to explore the offbeat places and rural places of Kerala, 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. The 12-day motorcycle tour in Kerala starts from Kochi, then the journey will proceed towards exploring some of the remote places like Wayanad, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Idukki, ride between the coffee & tea plantations, explore the magic of western ghats, every corner in Kerala we will find a lot of heritage and cultural places. Exploring Kerala on Royal Enfield will stay in memory for long, so let's join this 12 days Motorcycle Tour in Kerala to explore "Gods Own Country".


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