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Cycle Kerala & Tropical India - Exodus Travels
14 days

Cycle Kerala & Tropical India

From Bangalore to Varkala
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Highlights

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

Itinerary

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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; free time
  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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      November 18, 2019
      Perfect trip, Joseph and the other 2 guys were very kind and helpfull, they always tried to make the trip as comfortable as possible for us. Hotels were great, except the one in Ooty looked more like a business hotel, very 'cold' atmospher. Hotel in... Show more
      Trip date: November 2019
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      October 08, 2013
      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... Show more
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      September 04, 2013
      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... Show more
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      May 31, 2013
      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... Show more
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      March 06, 2013
      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... Show more
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      March 04, 2013
      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... Show more
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      February 25, 2013
      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... Show more
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      February 15, 2013
      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... Show more
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      February 13, 2013
      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... Show more
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      February 12, 2013
      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... Show more
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