Destinations: Kochi – Thattekad – Munnar – Suryanelli – Vandanmedu – Periyar Tiger Reserve – Kulamavu – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Marari Beach – Kochi
Kerala is a Southern state of India blessed and it is with natural beauty like Beaches, Mountains, Rivers, Backwaters, greenery, Wildlife, Tea gardens etc. Cycling in Kerala is very good choice for nature lovers. You will have the chance to experience Kerala cuisines, Ayurvedia massage, Yoga Sessions, Spice plantation and wildlife. Book Kerala Cycling trip with Buddha Vacations for best rates and experiences.
- Assistance on arrival
- 13 nights stay with all meals
- English speaking local guide
- Bicycle for mentioned tour itinerary
- Airport transfers by private car
- All applicable govt. taxes
- Professional services of Buddha Vacations
- Any international flights
- Visa charges
- Any domestic flight charges
- Any entry fee to the monuments
- Expenses of Personal use i.e. drinks, laundry charges, phone calls
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Day 01. Kochi
Arrival at Kochi (Also known as Cochin) airport, you shall be picked up by Buddha Vacations representative and transferred to heritage hotel. Later we will visit Fort Kochi set on cluster of islands surrounded by blue lagoons and backwaters. Visit Colonial Bungalows, Old Churches, Chinese fishing nets and Marine drive. Evening visit Spice market as Spices from Kerala are considered best in the country. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02. Kochi to Thattekad
Morning breakfast in hotel and you hop on to bike to Thattekad, you will head towards the Western Ghats and the ride is going to be most scenic as we cross through the paddy fields, spice gardens, temples and rubber plantations. By evening you will reach Thattekad and you shall be transferred to a lodge on the banks of River Periyar. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03. Thattekad to Munnar Muthuvaankudi
Today post breakfast we bike to Munnar Muthuvaankudi, River Periyar will flow along with you, you will cross through the dense low altitude forests of Neriyamangalam. On the way you will visit different settlements. Evening reach Muthuvaankudi and you shall be transferred to an Eco resort. Later you may go visit local villages to understand about their life, daily routine and their culture. Transfer back to resort. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04. Munnar Pothamedu
Today morning breakfast in resort and you head towards the Munnar Pothamedu, on the way crossing the small villages, small farms of spices like Cardamom, Pepper and Tea Estates. Afternoon we will reach the Munnar and transfer to resort. Post Lunch we will go for guided trip to Tea Museums to understand the procedure of Tea making.
Evening transfer back to resort. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05. Munnar Pothamedu to Suryanelli
Today we cycle through the Grahams Land Tea Estate and the beautiful mountains. Arrive at Anaerangal Camp in Suryanelli and transferred to cottage tents. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06. Suryanelli to Vandanmedu
Early morning breakfast and we start biking around beautiful Anaerangal Lake and ride through the Tea estates on the way to Vandanmedu. On the way you also will see spice gardens and Cardamom hills. Upon reaching Vandanmedu you shall be transferred to resort set amidst the Cardamom and Tea Estates. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07. Vandanmedu to Periyar National Park
Today morning after breakfast we will head to Periyar National Park. It is one of the famous national park in South India famous for Asiatic Elephants, Indian Bisons and Tigers. On the way we will cross the spice and tea gardens. Afternoon we reach to Periyar and shall be transferred to resort. Post Lunch you may go for guided trip to the rainforest. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08. Periyar National Park
Today post breakfast we will go to meet the The Mannans who are the oldest indigenous group of people to inhabit the Periyar Tiger Reserve. As later as the 1940s, they used to live in the remotest area in the Reserve with simple lifestyle, they were surviving on fishing and some cultivation of crops. Now they are considered the main conservator of forest. We will talk to them and understand their lifestyle and they will help us to explore the rainforest and wildlife of Periyar. Evening transfer back to resort. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09. Periyar to Kulamavu
Today morning breakfast and set to cycling to Kulamavu. We will cross the spice plantations on the way, also visit The famous Arch Dam of Idukki and Kulamavu Dam. This journey is going to be bit tired but best and beautiful in this trip. Evening reach Kulamvu and transfer to resort. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10. Kulamavu to Kumarakom
Today morning breakfast and ride to Kumarakom. Today’s ride is going to be bit longer and downhill ride through the mountains and heading towards the plains. Kumarakom is the gateway of Backwater of Kerala. Evening you will reach Kumarakom and transferred to a beautiful resort on the bank of Backwaters. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11. Kumarakom to Alleppey houseboat
Today morning breakfast and we head to backwaters in Alleppey, small villages lies in the route, we will pass through the canals, paddy fields, floating markets, temples and churches. Afternoon you shall be transferred to the most luxurious, unique accommodation in houseboat. Lunch and Dinner shall be given in houseboat. Overnight stay.
Day 12. Alleppey
Today morning breakfast in houseboat and we ride to explore the nearby beautiful villages near to backwaters, we will meet some villagers and get to know about the livelihood and their culture and tradition. You also will visit local markets, try Kerala traditional style Ayurveda Massage. Dinner and overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 13. Alleppey to Marari Beach
Morning breakfast in houseboat we check out and drive to Marari. Marari is a very beautiful beach destination in Kerala. Today will take you to the fisherman’s village before heading to Marari. By Afternoon reach Marari and transfer to villas. Entire day free to enjoy and relax on the beaches. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14. Marari to Kochi Departure
This day is the end of your Cycling trip in Kerala. Our car will pick you up from the resort and transfer to Kochi airport for your onward journey.