Cycling Kerala & Tropical India Overview

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      EUR €1,490
      GBP £1,189
      NZD $2,620
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      CHF FR1,540
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See the best of Southern India on a cycling tour of Kerala.

Unwind in India’s fertile South, a land dotted with spice plantations, crumbling ruins and scenic ocean shores. An active and fun way to see this relaxed corner of India, this cycling tour winds its way from Mysore to Varkala, crossing through lush national parks and laid-back Kerala backwaters. Pedal around old forts and through the colourful villages of rural India before boarding a boat and cruising through the backwaters to coastal Varkala. For those looking for an energetic way to experience the chilled-out sights of Southern India, this Cycling Kerala & Tropical India is the perfect fix.

  • Witness the laid-back pace of traditional fishing villages

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Mysore, India
  • Finish:

    Varkala, India
  • Group size:

    Min 5 , Max 14
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (12 nts), Houseboat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Bicycle, Ferry, Support vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Jeep safari, Mysore - Maharaja's Palace

  • Notes:

    1. Please note that a variance in our standard booking conditions applies to this trip. Departures may only be confirmed 4 weeks before the scheduled start date of your trip, rather than the standard 60 days. We recommend that you make no non-refundable travel arrangements until your trip has been confirmed. 2. You may bring your own bike, or hire one at additional cost. Your sales consultant will be able to advise the cost for bike hire. Please see Trip Notes (Important Notes) for details.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,090
    CAD $2,090
    AUD $2,090
    EUR €1,490
    GBP £1,189
    NZD $2,620
    ZAR R13,555
    CHF FR1,540
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $149
    CAD $149
    AUD $149
    EUR €106
    GBP £84
    NZD $187
    ZAR R968
    CHF FR110
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Cycling Kerala & Tropical India Summary

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Days 1-2 Mysore

Arrive in Mysore and head for the ruins of Srirangapatnam, a former capital that was destroyed by the British during their final battle to secure control of southern India. Cycle back to Mysore and enjoy a fresh lunch before spending the afternoon cycling up Chaumundi Hill to view the huge five-metre rock carving of Nandi.

Day 3 Bandipur National Park

Cruise the quiet back roads of rural India and cycle past herds of white oxen and women in colourful saris carrying water pots on their heads.

Day 4 Mudumalai National Park

Saddle up once more, this time to ride into Mudumalai National Park, home to a rich and diverse animal population including wild elephants, monkeys and some Gaur (Indian bison). Cross into the fertile Tamil Nadu region and spend a free afternoon exploring ‘Wild Haven’ – a rustic planter's bungalow with superb views of the Nilgiri Mountains and the surrounding jungle.

Day 5 Ooty Hill Station

Make the ascent up the 36 hairpin bends to the historic Ooty Hill Station, the former summer capital of the Raj. After conquering the climb, take in the superb vistas and appreciate the cooler climes. While here, be sure to sample a steaming pot of the region’s cardamom tea.

Days 6-7 Guruvayoor

Cycle down to the beach to spot colourful fishing boats bobbing in the water before heading along country roads to Guruvayoor. Along the way, stop for photos of colourful landscapes, watch locals going about their business and see the significant elephant population at the Sree Krishna Temple. In the evening, delight in the nightly spectacle of pooja.

Days 8-9 Kochi

Back on two wheels, make tracks for the coast, travelling down narrow roads lined with fruit trees. After a refreshing swim, continue to a ferry port and island-hop across to Fort Kochi. Explore this culture-filled, historic town and stay in a former residency of the Raj.

Days 10-11 Kerala Backwaters/Houseboat

Appreciate the contrast between ancient Portuguese villas and humble fishing huts en route to Alleppey. Then, head out on an unforgettable exploration of the Kerala Backwaters aboard a traditional houseboat.

Days 12-14 Varkala

After enjoying breakfast on the boat, enjoy a dramatic cliff-top circuit on the journey to Varkala. While here, chill out on the beach, wander about in the shops or enjoy the atmosphere of beachside restaurants.
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      USD $2,090
      CAD $2,090
      AUD $2,090
      EUR €1,490
      GBP £1,189
      NZD $2,620
      ZAR R13,555
      CHF FR1,540
      *
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