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Kerala Re-Cycled - (6N/7D)

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Starts With Rs 62775 /-
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8 days 7 nights

Description

On this unforgettable trip through the Western Ghats of Kerala, you will be riding through the beautiful, lush tea gardens of Munnar, the cardamom growing villages that dot the hills along the way and finally finish at the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Best of all, you will enjoy the pleasant climate of the high ranges of Kerala on this cycling tour in South India. Absorb the scenic beauty as you cycle through Munnar, Suryanelli, Vandanmedu, Periyar and Vagemon on this fully guided and supported tour.

Minimum Child Age: 15 Years

Object Behind this Events

  • Bike through the famed Cardamom Hills, cardamom forests, lakes and tea estates, tea gardens and forests 
  • Spend an evening at the Anaerangal Camp at Suryanelli with a spectacular view of the Anaerangal Lake and the high altitude rain forests below
  • Spend an entire day at Periyar to view the magnificent forests and wildlife
  • Visit the Lockhart Gap, which is famous for challenging treks

Itineary

Day 1 
Arrive in Munnar; Cycle (Approx. 40 km)

You arrive in Munnar and check-in to your hotel. You may inspect your cycles and start a ride around the tea estates that stretch for miles in all directions. This is also an opportunity to see some of Munnar’s highlights – the scenic tea estate roads, the tea bazaar, the only Tea Museum in India and the lake at Mattupetty. You can follow the trail back to Munnar, through the high altitude rain forests that abound here.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 
Munnar - Suryanelli; Cycle (Approx. 45 km)

After breakfast, you will cycle to the Lockhart Gap – a road blasted out of solid rock over a century ago. After a brief stop here, continue on your way past cardamom forests until you arrive at the small village of Suryanelli. From here, you have a short ride to the cottage-tented camp overlooking the Anaerangal Lake. The towering Phantom's Head in the backdrop to the camp makes for an inviting evening trek. You may even watch a wonderful sunset over the lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 
Suryanelli - Vandanmedu; Cycle (Approx. 60 km)

Today you will ride through the famed Cardamom Hills, lakes and tea estates. The terrain is undulating which gives the ride an extra challenge. After arriving at the resort, there is time to explore the cardamom estate and its processing centre or go for a swim in the pool.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 
Vandanmedu - Periyar; Cycle (Approx. 25 km)

A short ride mostly downhill takes you to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, one of the best-managed wildlife reserves in the country which you can visit with forest guides from the local community. You also have the option to visit the numerous spice shops nearby.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 
Periyar

Another day in Periyar for you to enjoy the magnificent forests and wildlife in the area. Some of your guides may even be ex-poachers now gainfully employed as protectors of the forests. Their knowledge will astound you as you look for pugmarks of tigers or signs of elephants and gaurs that abound in these forests. In case you want to cycle today as well, there is an opportunity to ride through many spice growing villages until you reach the border area from where you can see the plains of Tamil Nadu. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 
Periyar - Vagamon; Cycle (Approx. 70 km)

The best is saved for last. Today, you ride through thick forests, tea estates and open countryside with rolling hills. The terrain in these areas will be a bit challenging. In the evening, you will return to your resort in time to celebrate the end of a fabulous cycle ride through the Kerala hill country.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 
Vagamon – Kochi, Departure

You will be dropped to Kochi where the tour comes to an end.
Meals: Breakfast

 

Package Includes

  • Inclusions

    • 6 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary.
    • 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 4 Dinners.
    • Transfers by air-conditioned SUV from Munnar to Kochi.
    • Services of an English-speaking cycling guide.
    • Assistance on arrival and departure at each destination.

Package Excludes

  • Exclusions

    • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
    • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
    • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
    • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
    • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
    • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
    • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
    • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

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