Tour length 14 days•From Chennai (Madras) to Kochi (Cochin)
Christmas & New Year
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About this tour
The two southernmost states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala perfectly depict the contrasting nature of India. Seeing them on two wheels gives us an excellent opportunity to soak up rich culture and appreciate the different landscapes as we cycle. Tamil Nadu sees far fewer visitors than other Indian states, but this is part of the attraction as we follow quiet backroads from the fertile coastal plains in the east to the remarkable hills of the Western Ghats, which form the border with Kerala. Our ride takes us past some of the most impressive sites in southern India, including the former French colony of Pondicherry and the magnificent Sri Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. After cycling through the cooler highlands and tea estates of the Western Ghats, we reach the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, where a relaxing houseboat cruise offers the chance to unwind and reflect on a memorable journey.
Age range16 - 99
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Day 1: Start Chennai; transfer to Pondicherry via the shore temples of Mahabalipuram (lunch,dinner)
Day 2: Circular ride passing the spiritual commune of Auroville. After lunch in the old quarter, the afternoon is free (breakfast,lunch)
Day 3: Pleasant ride along village roads to experience rural life. Afternoon ride to Chidambaram (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 4: Riverside ride to the old Nayak capital of Thanjavur; afternoon free to visit the town and Royal Palace (breakfast,lunch)
Day 5: Long ride through the Tamil Nadu heartland to Chettinad (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 6: Scenic ride to Madurai, a highlight of any trip to India (breakfast,lunch)
Day 7: Free morning to explore Madurai. Transfer to lunch; ride past Indian vineyards; final ascent into the Western Ghats and Thekkady (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 8: Free day to relax or visit Periyar National Park (breakfast)
Day 9: Ride through tea estates; tea factory stop; continue to Vagamon (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 10: Cycle through rubber and spice plantations to Kottayam (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 11: Free morning to explore or relax by the lake; board a houseboat (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 12: Final ride along the coast road to Fort Kochi (breakfast,lunch)