South India Hike Bike and Kayak Tour

Destination

South India

Duration

15 Days

Activity

Multi Activity

Grade

Intermediate

Stays

Premium

Price

$2900

Departures Available
October 15, 2024
- October 30, 2024

Explore Wildlife, Nature and Culture of South India

Welcome to our exhilarating cycling adventure tour! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey that will take you through some of the most captivating destinations in South India. Our cycling adventure South India Hike Bike and Kayak begins in the enchanting city of Mysore, where you’ll drive through the scenic landscapes and dive into the rich cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Mysore Palace, explore the mystic Chamundi Hills, and wander through the bustling Devaraya Market. Start your day with an exhilarating wildlife safari at Bandipur National Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to encounter fascinating wildlife up close. From Bandipur, we head towards the breathtaking hill station of Ooty. Then, gear up for adventurous cycling to Ooty. Our journey continues as we hop on a heritage train from Ooty to Coonoor, revelling in the scenic vistas along the way. Experience the thrill of downhill cycling before we drive to Pollachi. Here, you can immerse yourself in the region’s rich cultural heritage and embark on a memorable exploration. Munnar beckons with its serene beauty and tea-covered hills. Cycle through the picturesque landscapes, visit a tea factory en route and experience the tranquillity of Silent Valley. Embark on an exhilarating Meeshapulimala Trek and end the day with a refreshing drive back to Munnar.

The cycling adventure continues as we cycle and drive to the magnificent city of Madurai, home to the iconic Meenakshi Temple. Marvel at the intricate architecture and soak in the spiritual aura that surrounds this sacred place. Our next stop is Thekkady, where you’ll cycle through rustic villages and fragrant spice plantations. Embark on a thrilling half-day trekking and bamboo rafting adventure in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, immersing yourself in the raw beauty of nature. Witness the awe-inspiring Martial Arts Performance that showcases the traditional art forms of Kerala. As we drive to Alleppey, get ready for a unique experience as you kayak through the tranquil canals and backwater villages, witnessing the mesmerizing sunset. Optionally, you can also enjoy a morning kayaking session. Then, embark on a mesmerizing houseboat cruise, drifting through the serene rivers and experiencing the vibrant culture of the backwater villages. Our penultimate destination is Marari, a tranquil coastal village. Cycle through the lush paddy fields and charming villages, immersing yourself in the rustic beauty of the surroundings. Relax and rejuvenate at the beach resort, indulging in the leisurely ambience. Our cycling adventure concludes in the historic city of Fort Kochi. Discover the rich colonial heritage as you cycle through the quaint streets and witness the iconic sights that make this place so unique.

Join us on this exhilarating cycling adventure tour, where every moment promises to be filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, adrenaline-pumping activities, and unforgettable experiences. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime!

Tour Highlights

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, is a magnificent architectural marvel that showcases the grandeur and opulence of the Wodeyar dynasty in Mysore. With its intricate artwork, stunning stained glass windows, and beautiful gardens, a visit to Mysore Palace is like stepping into a royal era of India's history.
Bandipur National Park

Bandipur Wildlife Safari

Embarking on a wildlife safari in Bandipur National Park allows visitors to witness the incredible biodiversity of the region, including majestic elephants, elusive tigers, and a wide variety of bird species. The park's lush forests, serene lakes, and thrilling jeep safaris offer a thrilling experience for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.
Ooty Heritage Train Ride

Ooty Heritage Train Ride

Taking a ride on the heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Ooty is a nostalgic and picturesque journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Nilgiri Hills. The train's slow-paced chug, as it passes through lush tea plantations and mist-covered mountains, offers a memorable experience reminiscent of a bygone era.
Meeshapulimala Trek Munnar

Meeshapulimala Trek

The Meeshapulimala Trek in Kerala takes hikers through pristine valleys, dense forests, and rolling grasslands, offering panoramic views of the Western Ghats and the surrounding beauty of nature. Scaling the heights of Meeshapulimala, the second highest peak in the Western Ghats, rewards trekkers with a sense of accomplishment and breathtaking vistas.
Madurai Meenakshi Temple

Madurai Meenakshi Temple

The Madurai Meenakshi Temple is a magnificent temple complex dedicated to the Hindu goddess Meenakshi, showcasing the architectural brilliance and religious significance of South India. With its towering gopurams (entrance towers), intricate sculptures, and vibrant ceremonies, a visit to the temple provides a spiritual and cultural experience like no other.
Bamboo Rafting Thekkady

Bamboo rafting in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Bamboo rafting in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary allows adventurers to explore the enchanting backwaters, thick forests, and diverse wildlife of Kerala on a traditional bamboo raft. Gliding through the serene waters of Periyar Lake while spotting elephants, birds, and other wildlife creates a unique and immersive experience in the lap of nature.
Backwater Kayaking Alleppey - Backwater Village Kayaking Tour

Alleppey Backwater Kayaking

Kayaking through the backwaters of Alleppey offers a more intimate and active way to explore the intricate network of canals, lagoons, and coconut groves that define Kerala's backwater region. Paddling through the tranquil waters, visitors can witness the daily life of the local communities, observe birdlife, and soak in the serene beauty of the backwaters.
Houseboats of Alleppey

Backwater Houseboat Cruise

A houseboat cruise through the backwaters of Kerala, particularly in Alleppey, is a popular and idyllic way to experience the region's serene landscapes, lush greenery, and traditional village life. Drifting along the palm-fringed canals on a houseboat, enjoying delicious local cuisine and the gentle lapping of water, creates a sense of tranquility and relaxation.
Leisure at Marari Beach

Pristine Beach of Marari

Marari Beach, located near Alleppey, is a pristine stretch of golden sands kissed by the Arabian Sea, offering a tranquil and unspoiled beach experience. With its calm waters, swaying palm trees, and minimal crowds, Marari Beach is an ideal spot for relaxation, rejuvenation, and enjoying the simple pleasures of sun, sand, and sea.
Chinese Fishing Nets Fort Kochi

Heritage of Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi, with its rich colonial history, charming streets, and eclectic architecture, is a treasure trove of heritage in Kerala. Exploring the narrow lanes of Fort Kochi, visitors can witness the remnants of Dutch, Portuguese, and British influences, including the iconic Chinese fishing nets, centuries-old churches, and colorful colonial-era buildings.
Shola Crown Bodimettu Munnar

Stay in Luxury Resorts

South India offers a wide array of luxury resorts that provide opulent accommodations, world-class amenities, and impeccable service. Whether nestled in the Western Ghats, overlooking pristine beaches, or set amidst lush greenery, these luxury resorts provide a lavish and indulgent retreat for travelers seeking comfort and relaxation.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Bangalore

Activity: Arrival, Airport Pickup, Transfer to Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Bangalore
Chamundi Temple, Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Day 2: Mysore Sightseeing

Activity: Transfer to Mysore, Sightseeing: Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills & Devaraya Market
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Cycling to Bandipur

Activity: Transfer out of the city limits and cycling through rural villages and countryside
Activity Distance : 50 Kms
Terrain : Flat Backroads
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner
Cycling from Mysore to Bandipur Masinagudi
Cycling to Ooty

Day 4: Cycling to Ooty

Activity: Morning Wildlife Safari at Bandipur National Park, Transfer and Cycling to Ooty through tea plantations and villages, Optional visit to Botanical Garden
Activity Distance : 50 Kms
Terrain : Hilly Cycling
Stay At: Fernhill
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Cycling to Pollachi

Activity: Heritage Train Journey to Mettupalayam, Downhill Cycling and Transfer to Pollachi
Activity Distance : 30 Kms
Terrain : Downhill Cycling
Stay At: Coco Lagoon
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner
Ooty Heritage Train Ride
Cycling to Pollachi Tamil Nadu

Day 6: Cycling to Munnar

Activity: Cycling and Transfer to Munnar, Tea factory Visit enroute
Activity Distance : 50 Kms
Terrain : Flat and Undulating
Stay At: Fragrant Nature Munnar
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Meeshapulimala Trekking

Activity: Transfer to Silent Valley, Meeshapulimala, Trek through pine forests and Grasslands, Drive back to Munnar
Activity Distance : 10 Kms
Terrain : Hilly Terrain
Stay At: Fragrant Nature Munnar
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner
Meeshapulimala Trek Munnar
Munnar Thekkady Cycling

Day 8: Cycling to Madurai

Activity: Cycling through Tea Plantations along picturesque Anaerangal Lake, Transfer to Madurai, Meenakshi Temple Visit
Activity Distance : 40 Kms
Terrain : Hilly Cycling
Stay At: Heritage Madurai
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Cycling to Thekkady

Activity: Cycling through villages and plantations with majestic view of the Western Ghats, Transfer to Thekkady, Spice Plantation Visit
Activity Distance : 60 Kms
Terrain : Flat and Undulating
Stay At: Forest Canopy
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner
Madurai to Thekkady Cycling
Bamboo Rafting in Periyar Tiger

Day 10: Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Activity: Half Day Trekking and Bamboo Rafting at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Evening Martial Arts Performance
Stay At: Forest Canopy
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Backwater Kayaking at Alleppey

Activity: Transfer to Alleppey, Sunset Kayaking through canals and backwater villages
Stay At: Emerald Isle Heritage Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch, Dinner
Backwater Kayaking Alleppey
Houseboat Cruise Alleppey

Day 12: Backwater Houseboat Cruise

Activity: Cycling through backwater villages along paddy fields and duck farms, Houseboat cruise through rivers
Activity Distance : 25 Kms
Terrain : Flat Backroads
Stay At: Deluxe Houseboat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Cycling to Marari Beach

Activity: Cycling through villages and coastal roads, Leisure at the pristine Marari Beach
Activity Distance : 30 Kms
Terrain : Flat
Stay At: Turtle Beach Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cycling to Marari
10 Marari

Day 14: Cycling to Fort Kochi

Activity: Cycling through fishermen villages and beaches
Activity Distance : 45 Kms
Terrain : Flat
Stay At: Fragrant Nature
Meals: Breakfast, Enroute Lunch

Day 15: Tour Ends

Activity: Airport Drop and Departure
Goodbye Image

Route Map

South India Multi Activity Tour Route Map

Inclusions

  • Accompanying English Speaking Guide
  • Geared Bicycles (Trek / Giant / Cannondale / Scott)
  • Accommodation in Twin Share
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Snacks, Beverages & Drinking Water
  • Activities as mentioned
  • Entry Fees at Forest, Monuments, Plantation, Museums etc
  • Transfers in AC vehicle
  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Toll, Vehicle Permit & Parking
  • Government taxes

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratitude

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