30 May, 2017-
Ride through verdant rainforests with splendid Biking Tours in Kerala. Experience the rich cultural heritage along with the natural beauty of the mighty Western Ghats.
What you can expect from the tour?
The biking tours in Kerala and Western Ghats will take you through a kaleidoscope of sights. From the cultural and heritage to lush green rainforests, you will visit wildlife sanctuaries, and ride through quaint tea plantations and hamlets.
You will experience dry deciduous forests and serene backwaters. At the end of the biking tour, you will relax at the pristine beaches.
Where will the biking tours begin?
Your biking tours in Kerala will begin at the bustling city of Cochin. Take your bikes on a test ride through Mattancherry Palace and Fort Cochin. Also visit the Jewish Synagogue. You have an exciting tour to look forward to!
Leaving Cochin for the hills
Once you have rested overnight, you will proceed on your bikes to Valparai. It is located 155 kms from Cochin. Once you reach the Athirapally waterfalls, you will leave the state roads and begin your journey through exotic deciduous forests. As you get near to your day's destination, you will see the forests give way to tea and coffee plantations.
Early next morning you will ride through the Indira Gandhi Wildlife sanctuary to reach Pollachi (64 kms). Stop for a while at the monkey falls and the Aliyar dam. Explore the local village life once you reach Pollachi.
Exploring the wildlife sanctuaries
Start early, and ride through the villages and reserve forests, to reach the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. At Chinnar, trek through the dry deciduous scrubs with your naturalist. Visit the dolmens and the tribal settlements.
After breakfast, trek to the village of Champakkad. Take a cooling dip in the Pampar River, before beginning the day's ride. You will ride through picturesque landscapes to Kailasappara. Halt at Munnar, and visit the famous Tea Museum.
The next stretch of 22 kms is through narrow roads. Your destination is the quaint hamlet of Kailasappara. Take in the breathtaking views or go on an exciting jeep ride to a nearby hillock.
From Periyar to the backwaters
Next day, ride to Periyar (55 kms). Enjoy the scenic beauty of the man-made lake and its flora and fauna. Next morning, begin your descend to the backwaters of Nedumudy. Ride past small villages, rubber plantations to reach the serene backwaters.
Continue your journey through the backwaters to Alleppey (10 kms). Enjoy a delicious Kerala lunch with a local family, before riding on to Marari (15 kms). Once you reach Marari, relax at the unspoilt beaches.
As your exhilarating biking tours of Kerala comes to an end, you return home rejuvenated and full of fond memories.
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