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Cycle Kerala & Tropical India

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Cycle Kerala & Tropical India - Exodus Travels
Cycle Kerala & Tropical India - Exodus Travels
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99 reviews
Starts
Bangalore
+10 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Varkala
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Highlights

  • See the ruins of Tippu Sultan's capital
  • Enjoy traditional South Indian cuisine
  • Cycle to the rock carving of Nandi
  • Ride through thick jungle and rural roads
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Bicycle
Travel style
Bicycle, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Start in Bangalore and end in Varkala! With the bicycle tour Cycle Kerala & Tropical India, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Bangalore, India and 10 other destinations in India. Cycle Kerala & Tropical India is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

99 Reviews

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 1
    Written on October 8, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Cycling on varied terrain across some quite different parts of India, from cool hills and eucalyptus forests, to tea plantations, bamboo and coconut palms as well as National Parks. Accommodation excellent (on the premium trip) and the staff incredibly... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 2
    Written on September 4, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Despite being badged as a moderate/challenging trip, avid cyclists be prepared to rest on your handlebars and enjoy the scenery and the novel traffic conditions. Local changes and conditions mean that this a trip for adventurous leisure cyclists. This is a... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 3
    Written on May 31, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my first group cycling holiday and I really enjoyed the experience of cycling with others and having very experienced guides with us at all times.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The trip was very varied with lots of cycling but... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 4
    Written on March 6, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Brilliant, absolutely love love LOVED it!  First time I've ever done an Exodus holiday, a group holiday or a cycling holiday and I can't wait to do all three again!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Completing the ascent up Ooty- was amazed... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 5
    Written on March 4, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Stunning scenery, delicious and plentiful food, great company, amazingly cheap shopping, friendly local people and exhilarating cycling - what's not to like?What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The downhill bike ride after the ardours of... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 6
    Written on March 4, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    India is an eye-opening place and I am very pleased I've been. The people are fantastically friendly I can't count the number of photographs I'm in with my new Indian 'friends'.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I think it would pretty hard... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 7
    Written on February 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    As our first visit to India, this gave us a real taste to see more of this lively, colourful and friendly country.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Visiting the orphanage the night before the "Ooty ascent", and talking to the... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 8
    Written on February 15, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is an amazing trip.  What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Making it to the end of the trip unscathed, the traffic needs your full attention!What did you think of your group leader?Joseph was amazing.  I could not have imagined a better... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 9
    Written on February 13, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    This was our first lengthy cycling trip and it has inspired us to book another next year.  The long distances, level of difficulty and heat were perfectly manageable ( my husband and I are reasonably fit leisure cyclists in our early 60s ). I did decide... Read more

  • Cycle Kerala & Tropical India reviewer 10
    Written on February 12, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a great trip with an interesting group of people and wonderful support from our leader Joseph who was always there to help in all matters. He was so efficient that we may have become too dependent on him. Abby was also very committed and gave me a... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Mysore.
  2. Day 2: Ride to Srirangapatnam ruins; return to Mysore; afternoon explore the city including the Maharaja Palace.
  3. Day 3: Cycle on the back roads of Mysore Plateau to Nanjangud; transfer to Bandipur N.P.
  4. Day 4: Ride to Mudumalai N.P; explore 'Wild Haven'.
  5. Day 5: Optional ascent to Ooty hill station (13km climb), former summer capital of the Raj; free afternoon to explore the town.
  6. Day 6: Western Ghats descent through tea plantations; transfer to Guruvayoor in tropical Kerala.
  7. Day 7: Morning ride to Guruvayoor Temple and Palayoor Church; continue along country roads to our beachside hotel in Cherai.
  8. Day 8: Cycle along coastal roads lined with coconut palms; ferry to Fort Cochin.
  9. Day 9: Free day in Cochin to explore the bazaars and the old harbour.
  10. Day 10: Cycle past old Portuguese houses; continue to Vambanad Lake and Muhamma.
  11. Day 11: Explore Muhamma town before backwater boat trip; overnight on Keralan houseboat.
  12. Day 12: Cliff-top ride to laid-back Varkala.
  13. Day 13: Free to relax on the beach and try delicious seafood.
  14. Day 14: End Varkala.

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Typhoid
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Bangalore is the starting point and Varkala is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 February 2019 the full payment of $2,555 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2555 for Cycle Kerala & Tropical India, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 614 km.
  • Bangalore (India)
  • 128 km
  • Mysore (India)
  • 15 km
  • Srirangapatna (India)
  • 15 km
  • Mysore (India)
  • 20 km
  • Nanjanagudu (India)
  • 48 km
  • Bandipur National Park (India)
  • 26 km
  • Mudumalai National Park (India)
  • 24 km
  • Ooty (India)
  • 116 km
  • Guruvayoor (India)
  • 78 km
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
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