Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kerala, South India Motorcycle Expeditions

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While high Himalayas rest under the white snow blanket during the winter up in the northern India, south India opens up its sandy golden beaches and dense specie forest for the bikers. If you’re planning, to spend your motorcycle holidays in beautiful Kerala and Tamil Nadu, (south India), ride a predictable 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet. Traveling through natural Parks, negotiating High Mountain passes; NIL GIRI Mountains; in the Western and Southern Ghats, staying in the India’s most beautiful colonial hill stations. Riding this legendry motorbike is a fantastic experience the brilliant roads, stunning scenery, great hotels, the rich south Indian cuisine. You will ride parts of India with us tha
t few tourists get the chance to ride.  There are plenty of opportunities to stop and explore this beautiful countryside and you will not be herded and hurried along the route.  Your motorcycle expedition in south India will be supported by our own dedicated team of mechanics, back-up van to carry luggage and spare bikes; backwatering in Kerala is the best to offer you at the beginning of the tour. This specie route ride will allow you to discover the richness of the region, Kerala the aboard of Gods, waits your motor biking trip to take you to the land of elephants.

Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi
  The chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets.

The Ancient history of Kerala is deeply shrouded in the mists of tradition. The most popular legend would have it that the land crust that forms the State of Kerala was raised from the depths of the ocean. The legend goes like this. Parasurama, a Brahmin avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, had waged an epic series of vengeful wars on the Kshatriyas. Came a moment when Parasurama was struck by remorse at the wanton annihilation he had wrought. He offered severe penance atop the mountain heights. Furthermore, in a mood of profound atonement, the sage heaved his mighty axe into the midst of the distant ocean. The waves foamed and frothed as a prawn-shaped land extending from Gokarnam to Kanyakumari surfaced from the depths of the sea to form the present State and hence the sobriquet - "Gods own Country".

Munnar is a beautiful hill station, offers plenty  of opportunities to the riders, it was the summer resort of the British. Tourists come here to see the vast tea plantations of the area. The town itself is typically Indian with the usual shops, guest houses and is really beautiful and traditional. It is a good place to stay to see the surrounding countryside. It is also a popular place for Indian honeymooners.
The town is divided into two parts, Old Munnar, where the tourist information office is, and Munnar, where the bus station and most guest houses are located, we rest our head in a traditional Kerala house built right in the middle of tea plantation.

 our motorcycle tour in South India is designed as per the western taste, keeping in mind that what type of accommodation riders would love to have after a harsh day on the road.
This itinerary is elaborated after years of ride in South India, the highlight of the ride itinerary is not always been appreciated by the riders.
During our rides,  we do our best to bring our guests close to the local population to have an interesting cultural exchange with he locals.