Essence of South Cycle Tour - Ride along the scenic countryside of South India

Essence of South Cycle Tour

Ride along the scenic countryside of South India

ESSENCE OF SOUTH BIKE TOUR


  Duration:
16 nights 17 days
   Cycling Grade:
Moderate
  Average Distance:
40 - 50 kms per cycling day
   Starting Point:
Bengaluru Airport
   Ending Point:
Trivandrum Airport
  Route:
Bengaluru - Mysuru - Mudumalai - Ooty - Mettupalayam - Guruvayur - Fort Kochi - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Alappuzha - Varkala - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Thiruvananthapuram
  Inclusions:
  • Geared Bike
  • Helmet
  • Support Vehicle
  • Tour Leader
  • Accommodation in Hotels / Resorts / Jungle Lodges / Houseboat as specified in the itinerary
  • All Meals (Locally Available Food)
  • Unlimited Bottled Water & Fruits
  • Evening Tea & Snacks
  • Kathakali Show Tickets
  Exclusions:
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees not specified in the includes
  Tour Information:
This cycle tour is a comprehensive tour of South India crossing the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Kerala. Ride along the amazing landscapes from the wildlife in Mudumalai to the hilly terrain in Western Ghats, later crossing over the tropical Kerala Backwaters and ending in the coastal route in South Kerala.
 
  Points of Interest:
Mysore Palace, Jayachamrajendra Art Gallery, Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Jeep Safari, Botanical Gardens, Ooty Tea Gardens, Elephant camp, Fort Kochi Heritage Sites, Kathakali Show, Vembanad Lake, Houseboat Cruise, Kuttanad Rice Paddy Fields, Varkala Beach, Kanyakumari sightseeing, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kovalam Beach
 
  Note:
  • Liability waiver & medical form to be filled & signed by each participant prior to the trip.
  • All guidelines to be strictly followed.

  Tour Itinerary:

  Day 1: Bengaluru Arrival

Arrival in Bengaluru airport. Meet and greet with Santos King representative in the airport and transfer to hotel in Mysuru. Overnight stay in hotel at Mysuru.

  Day 2: Mysuru

Sightseeing ride in Mysuru. Mysuru, situated on the base of Chamundi Hills, also known as the 'The City of Palaces' is a city with rich architectural history and is one of the most prominent tourist areas of India. Overnight stay at Mysuru.

  Day 3: Mysuru - Mudumalai

Early morning ride to Mudumalai, a declared tiger reserve on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri hills and a protected area to several endangered and vulnerable species including Indian elephant, Bengal Tiger, Gaur and Leopard. Rest of the day is free for Jeep safari ride to see wild animals. Overnight stay in jungle lodge at Mudumalai.

  Day 4: Mudumalai - Ooty

Uphill challenging ride to Ooty, a popular hill station in the Nilgiri hills. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel at Ooty.

  Day 5: Ooty

Day is free to explore Ooty with the main attraction Ooty Botanical Gardens, established in 1847 with thousand species of exotic and indigenous plants. Overnight stay at Ooty.

  Day 6: Ooty - Guruvayur

Today we will go for an amazing dowhill ride to Mettupalayam along the scenic tea plantations. Later, you will be transferred to Guruvayur, where you will visit Punnathurkotta/Anakotta elephant camp belonging to the Guruvayur temple where elephants are taken care of and trained to serve and participate in many festivals that occur throughout the year. Check-in to resort. Overnight stay in hotel at Guruvayur.

  Day 7: Guruvayur - Fort Kochi

Ride through the coastal roads, villages and connecting islands to Fort Kochi. Check-in to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Kochi.

  Day 8: Fort Kochi

Sightseeing ride in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry covering the historic heritage sites - Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Dutch Cemetry, St. Francis Church, Dhobi Ghat, Chinese Fishing Nets, Church of our Lady of Life, Dutch Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town and Spice Market. In the evening, we will watch Kathakali show in the theatre. Overnight stay at Kochi.

  Day 9: Fort Kochi - Kumarakom

Early morning ride to Kumarakom passing by sandy beaches, old churches, temples, villages, markets and the picturesque backwaters. Check-in to your backwater resort facing the vast Vembanad lake. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

  Day 10: Houseboat

Transfer to your floating houseboat (Kettuvallam), a boat with bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds, occasional ripples of water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in from of you by your kitchen crew. Overnight stay in Houseboat.

  Day 11: In Houseboat

Morning ride through the paddy fields in Kuttanad, popularly referred to as 'The Rice bowl of Kerala' and one of the few places in the world where farming is carried below sea level. Rest of the day at leisure in the houseboat. Overnight stay in Houseboat.

  Day 12: Alappuzha - Varkala

Early morning check-out from Houseboat and ride to Varkala through coastal road of Kerala. Evening check-in to resort at Varkala. Overnight stay in hotel at Varkala.

  Day 13: Varkala - Kanyakumari

Ride through the coastal road passing by fishing villages and beaches. Later you will be transferred to your hotel in Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of peninsular India and the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Places to see: Vivekananda Rock, Devikanya temple, Gandhi Memorial. Overnight stay in hotel at Kanyakumari.

  Day 14: Kanyakumari - Kovalam

After watching sunrise, ride to Kovalam, an internationally renowned beach. Enroute visit to Padmanabhapuram palace. Overnight stay in resort at Kovalam.

  Day 15: Thiruvananthapuram

Morning ride to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala for a sightseeing trip. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kovalam.

  Day 16: Kovalam

Day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kovalam.

  Day 17: Departure

Time to say goodbye after a long and memorable Cycle tour across 3 states of South India. Transfer to Trivandrum airport.

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