A Motorcycle Tour To Peninsular India: South India

A passage through the two southern states of India on a Motorcycle covering both the eastern and the Western Coast of Southern India from Coromandel to Malabar, from “The Temple City of India” -Tamil Nadu to “The God’s own Country”- Kerala. Celebrate the balance between Culture and Nature. A tour that takes you to the delights of Tamil Nadu with the highlights of Kerala.
Soak up the atmosphere of multi- coloured temples and emerald- green tea estates, of utopian Auroville and fishermen villages, of French colonies and Jews towns.


Expert and passionate
locals

Travel in small group
(2 to 8 bikes)

KEY INFOMATION

Rider 2995 £ Pillion 2695 £
DISTENCE 1200 kms
DURATION 14 Days
RIDING LEVEL Moderate
BEST TIME Oct to March

A South India Motorbike Expedition
Indian Rides promises you a true biking experience whereby you experience authentic India on a Motorbike as you ride along the Spice route of India. Imagine yourself riding your Royal Enfield on winding roads and relaxed cruising through the deepest tropical landscapes of South India. 

“The Spice Route of South India” covers the two beautiful states of Southern India - Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and the journey of a spice! Cover the southern part of the Indian Peninsula, bounded by the Bay of Bengal and Palk Strait in the East, the Arabian Sea in the West, and the Indian Ocean in the South, and encircled by mighty mountains of the Western and Eastern Ghats.

Why to Choose “ Motorcycle Expedition Tour To Southern India”?

  • Ride on some of the picturesque - postcard perfect routes of India.
  • Savor the variety and connect with genuine India.
  • Share trials and tribulations with a great bunch of guys with excellent backups.
  • We are a team of native passionate riders, who have been riding the world’s thrilling terrains for more than 16 years

Discover South India and its people, culture, and tradition of the land and soak yourself in the countless facets of this country. The motorcycle journey covering Kerala and Tamil Nadu is through the mountains, landscapes, beaches, and waterfalls encompassing the spice route that bejewels this tour.

Highlights of the Motorcycle Tour to South India 

  • The beauty of sparkling waters and sandy beaches at Paradise beach of Pondicherry.
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of tea plantations and riding Royal Enfield in magical Landscapes of Kerala on motorcycle.
  • Visit the sacred city and the UNESCO Heritage site-  Mahabalipuram 
  • Get a bohemian vibe in the French Union Territory of India - Pondicherry Or Stroll through a Jews town in Kochi.
  • Check colorful figures in the Meenakshi Temple of Madurai or the bejeweled idol of Shiva in Thillai Nataraja Temple. 
  • Feel rejuvenated in a Utopian Village of Auroville or in a heritage house with a good coffee and a good book with peacocks wandering in the courtyard in Swamimalai.
  • Experience the striking contrasts of medieval and modern India while strolling through the bustling bazaar towns of Thekkady or Munnar.
  • Feel the bliss as you sail on a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala in Allepey or when you sip a hot tea in some tea estate of Thekkady.
  • Else, experience the ancient way of healing through Ayurveda.

This exciting motorcycle tour will take you through the sights, scents, and flavors of India, cruising through tropical landscapes.
Embark on the Motorbike tour package to South India & explore the most beautiful destinations of the southern Indian Peninsula with Indian Rides.

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D1

Chennai - Mahabalipuram

A warm- hearted welcome by the representative of Indian Rides at Chennai International Airport. Enjoy the scenic two hours drive from the Capital city of Tamil Nadu along the Coromandel Coast to the UNESCO World Heritage site Mahabalipuram offering endless views of the Bay of Bengal.
Mahabalipuram is an ancient treasure of mesmerizing cave temples, monuments, and sculptures depicting Hindu legends. 
Spend the rest of the day recovering from your flight.

D2

Mahabalipuram

Today morning after breakfast,  get ready to begin the Best Motorcycle Tour experience in South India as you get acquainted with the team of Indian Rides, your travel buddies on
Motorcycle tour to Tamil Nadu. Take a short spin on your bike and check the adjustments required. Your Southern India Motorcycle Journey starts with the flag- off. The owner of Indian Rides, Mr Naren, will lead the group along with his support team.

Mahabalipuram is also known as the city of seven pagodas as the city has seven temples of 7th and 8th- century Hindu groups of Monuments standing at the shore of the Bay of Bengal as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your fully guided South India trip begins with the sightseeing covering the captivating Shore Temple, a rock- cut temple that consists of three separate shrines of the God Shiva and God Vishnu. Next on the cards are Asia's most significant sea shell museum, the Architectural beauty of five Chariots, the Descent of the Ganges or 'Arjuna's Penance’ referring to king Bhagiratha who prayed to lord Shiva to bring the Ganges to earth.

  • 2 hrs
D3

Mahabalipuram - Pondichery

Today after breakfast, set off on the Royal Enfield Adventurous Tour to South India with a ride that can’t be forgotten, meandering through the windy roads along the coastal line with mesmerizing views of the Bay of Bengal and dense green paddy fields. Today’s Motorcycle road trip is approximately 100 km from Mahabalipuram to ‘The Paris of East’ Pondichery. Pondicherry is home to serene sea shores, soothing and glorious sunsets at the beach, Cultural heritage, and historical places and offers a plethora of Tamil and French colonies.
Watch the sun melting, in the evening, in the sea as you walk along the Promenade Beach,  making the horizon look like the meeting of two worlds.

D4

Pondicherry – Auroville - Pondicherry

Today morning, gear up for another Adventurous and Holistic Motorcycling Experience In India. Starting up with a scenic ride to Auroville- recognized as the first internationally approved ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness. The ashram is concerned with sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social, and spiritual needs of mankind. One can see a large golden dome of Matrimandir that symbolizes the birth of a new consciousness. 
Re- trace your Motorbike Imprints On The Roads of Southern India as you ride back to Pondicherry. Go for Local sightseeing of Pondicherry on a Motorcycle  whereby you visit 
Aurobindo Ashram- associated with Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, a spiritual retreat. Check out the  
French & Tamil Quarters, the bougainvillea- lined bungalows, tucked away lanes, French bakeries, and quaint cafes. These cafes, in the evening, are the perfect spot where you can relish the world’s best seafood and pasta and gulp a few beers as you watch the majestic Bay of Bengal striking the waves against the mossy rocks.

D5

Pondicherry – Chidambaram - Swamimalai

Today after breakfast gear up yourself for another leg of the South India Motorbike Tour and head to another district of Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore. Today’s first destination is Chidambaram’s Thillai Nataraja Temple. The temple was built in the 10th century when Chidambaram was the capital of the Chola dynasty. Here, Lord Shiva is worshipped as Natraja which is the dancing form of Lord Shiva.
Continue your Offbeat Destinations Tour of Southern India On Royal Enfield to Swamimalai- a tiny hamlet in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. For the coming two days a utopian village hotel tucked in the serenity of nature would be your abode- The Indeco Hotel where you can experience living in the authentic traditional hospitality of Tamil Nadu.

The evening is at leisure in this eco- village resort-  walk in the breezy garden, feed the deers and peacocks, or check out the resort’s in- house museum

D6

Swamimalai - Dharasuram - Swamaimalai

Enjoy your morning tea with the chirping chorus sung by the myriads of birds around your resort.
After Breakfast, Run your motorcycle through the medley of small roads On a feast of tracks and experience the off- road trails of Tamil Nadu on the motorcycle and depart for  Airavatesvara temple, bestowed with the UNESCO World Heritage tag, in  Darasuram sitting near the banks of river Cauveri. The divine historic Shiva temple is brimming with rich heritage and astonishingly artistic splendors of Dravidian architecture.
Ride on the back road Motorcycle route to Swamimalai. Spend some leisure time at the resort. Surrender to unabashed relaxation with a very special spa treatment by the pool.

D7

Swamimalai - Chettinadu

After Breakfast, Continue your trip to the unexplored tourist destinations of South India on a Motorcycle to Chettinad, a land of Chettiars which means land of traders, weavers and land owners in Tamil. The traders and merchants of the spice route in the 13th century settled the town of Chettinad. Enjoy the Motorcycle trip on the Spice route of South India as you discover the traditional palaces and mansions, with wide courtyards and spacious rooms embellished with marble and teak reflecting a unique style combining western and eastern sensibilities.

For the next two days, the opulent and elegant Chettinadu Mansion would be your home. In the evening, enjoy a bullock ride or go for a nature walk around the village to catch the rustic vibe of the place.

D8

Chettinadu - Madurai

Set off this morning with a ride ahead to the city that is the epicenter of classical Tamil literature - Madurai, one of the oldest Tamil cities. Continue your Southern India Motorcycle Tour to explore the most sacred pilgrim town in South India. The world-renowned Meenakshi - Sundareswara Temple nestled in the heart of Madurai was built in 1636 in Indo-Saracenic style by the most famous king of the Nayak dynasty.  Lord Siva in his incarnation as Sundareswarar and his fish-eyed spouse, Meenakshi, is enshrined in this twin temple. 
Explore a century old market and immerse yourself in the vibrancy and colors of Tamil Nadu.

D9

Madurai - Munnar

Today after Breakfast set off for the Royal Enfield Adventurous Journey to South India. Today’s Motorcycle road trip is approximately 171 km from Madurai to “The Kashmir of South India”- Munnar. When the roads become curvy and the horizon is dominated by jagged landforms you are on a mountain road. A fantastic ride to a panorama of waterfalls and picturesque hills, Stunning emerald tea plantations, lakes, breathtaking cliffs and winding lanes of Munnar welcomes you in “God’s own country”- Kerala. An endless view of rolling hills of green in various hues. Experience the best Motorcycle road trip in India where the beauty of the winding roads is beyond words. 
Taste the elixir of life by sipping hot tea in some tea estate, offering you a stunning aura and liveliness. At nearly 1500 meters above sea level, anyone who is not a walrus may choose to wear a fleece. Explore the beauty of the town with the best motorcycle experience in India by a ride up to Kerala’s highest point. 
kick back and relax in the evening.

D10

Munnar - Thekkady

Today after breakfast get ready to experience the best off- beat motorcycle holiday tour as you ride your Royal Enfield on the roads of south India- under the blue sky looking up at the rugged peaks and the cool breeze hitting your face, experience this nature’s bliss on a scenic road trip on a motorcycle from Munnar to Thekkady. This fully guided Motorcycle road trip offers the view of large stretched Tea estates, forests of coconut palms, and Waterfalls. The beautiful sight may tempt you to park your bikes and capture its beauty in your cameras.
In the evening go for a leisure stroll to the market road of Thekkady, decked with aromatic spices, and traditional handloom silk of Kerala else, one can opt to see the colorful performance of “Kathakali”-The Classical Indian Dance and Drama of Kerala.

D11

Thekkady

Enjoy the morning which is blended with nature. Relish a mouth- watering breakfast and start your offbeat motorcycle touring in southern India to explore the area around Thekkady. Explore the farms of Thekkady Which is home to a lush Panorama of Spice plantations and Tea gardens. There you will get to know about various herbs and spices like ginger, garlic, cardamom, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, pepper, etc. Visit the factories to learn about spices and tea. Taste some refreshing tea with light refreshments, talk to the planters, learn the complex tea plantation process and take some memorable pictures in the middle of the evergreen Tea garden.
At the end of the day, you will get an opportunity to stroll and shop in the market or just relax at your resort and indulge in some rejuvenating ayurvedic spa treatment with herbs and scents Kerala is famous for.

D12

Thekkady - Alleppey

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be heading with South India Motor bike Trip to the “Venice of the East”-Alleppey. Alleppey is also known as the “Gateway of backwaters”. Enjoy the stunning preternatural landscape of rubber plantations along the roads to allepey with a Motorcycle expedition in Southern India. Your home for tonight would be Deshadan Backwater Resort surrounded by dense greenery and tranquil water bodies. Built with a lagoon surrounded by backwaters, overlooking the evergreen groves of coconut trees and parallel to the Vembanad lake – the longest freshwater lake in India.
In the Evening Board a traditional houseboat for a private cruise along Lake Vembanad before entering the enchanting backwaters. Cruise along the narrow canals laced by the infinite greenery imparted by the lines of palm trees, watch the gentle and soothing greenery of paddy fields and observe rural lifestyles at a relaxed with this complete Holiday package tour to Southern India on Motorcycle.

D13

Alleppey - Kochi

After breakfast drive to the last city of kerala- Kochi, the financial capital of Kerala, also called “The Queen of Arabian Sea”, the last picturesque destinations of your vacations in southern India. Kochi is a major hub of the World’s Spice route, explore the immense natural beauty of the town with a fully guided sightseeing tour of south India which includes one of the oldest European churches in India the Church of St. Francis - a landmark edifice built by the Portuguese, where the body of late legendary explorer Vasco da Gama was originally buried. Next would be The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, which has a quaint charm of its own. Built in typical Portuguese and Malabar architecture, the palace was gifted to the Raja of Kochi by the Portuguese. Visit Jew town, once the abode of several jews, is a tiny antique market packed with ancient things.

D14

Departure

Today after breakfast, Our representative will drop you at the Kochi International Airport.
Catch your onward flight.
Farewell!!
“Let your Travel bag be full of memories!!”

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Our price Include

  • Price are based per person on 2 people with Dbl/Twin Room & breakfast.
  • Motorcycle Royal Enfield 500 CC with mechanic.
  • Include unlimited kilometres and fuel.
  • English speaking guide on the motorcycle.
  • Assistance vehicle with driver for your baggage.
  • Hotels – Taxes.
  • Service of local guides for monuments.
  • All domestic transports.
  • 24 * 7 Assistance by team INDIAN RIDES.
  • 3rd party Insurance

Our prices do not Include

  • International round – trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal expenses 
  • Tips (no obligation).
  • Entrance fees relating to cameras / video sites.
  • Repatriation Insurance
  • Motorbike Gear & Personal equipment

REVIEWS

Our satisfied customers

Excellent
5.0 Based on 5 reviews
26/02/2020

The most cherished trip of my lifetime. We had planned to visit India since long and finally were able to complete this dream with Indian Rides on the Royal Enfield. The guided trip was upto the Mark and Shakti and his entire team made us enjoy it to the fullest. Our group was a mix of different nationalities but in the end we all became friends for life. 

26/02/2020

This trip had been in my bucket list for long and when I did it I have become super confident about my decisions. We were a small group of 07 and from the team management to route planning to Hotels everyday was just Perfect. We were really happy to take back the sweet lifetime memories and our best of luck to Team Indian Rides and wish that they keep continuing this amazing adventure.

Big Cheers

26/02/2020

A must do adventure once in our lifetime. Indian Rides had proved to be a fantastic host for this trip. Their management before, during and after the trip had been phenomenal. The driver and mechanic along with Narendra proved out to be the best team one could ever ask for. Big cheers to our amazing ride in the South India. 

18/09/2019

Best Memories to be cherished for Lifetime and lots of contact with the local people. Fantastic! We chose Indian Rides Tour of south India based on feedback from others, the content and destinations of the tour and the professional and courteous service provided by Naren and Gopika during the enquiry and booking process.

23/01/2020

What a "Magical Mystery Tour" ! a great experience.........One of the most amazing trips of my life. Everything was perfect Your profesionalisme and cool , the staff , the bikes ,the hotels and the itinerary chosen. Really off the beaten track, and still able to go where so few tourists have passed.............. My favorite stop was in the Thar desert which was so beautifull. The local people always with smiles...........as all of the group also ! Sincere thanks to you and your family and staff. We will certainly be back again shortly..........Monique no longer needs to be persuaded ! !

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