India`s most idyllic state, Kerala. Better known as Gods Own Country, is today one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. Secluded beaches, palm-fringed backwaters, mist-clad hill stations, lush tropical forests, cascading waterfalls, exotic wildlife, majestic monuments, fine art forms and enchanting festivals give it a distinctive charm.
Marking out Every Stop on the Way
The trail is 70 percent tarmac and 30 percent dirt. Starting from Kanyakumari which is technically not Kerala but within 50kms enters Kerala and kicks off with a lovely stop at Ponmudi. From Ponmudi it makes it’s way through the amazing small state highways of Kerala. The dirt tracks start near Urumbii and go all the way till Vagamon and Ullupuni. Please be careful on the dirt trails here with the big bikes. (CAUTION: Heavy boulders). Through some lovely forest routes near Munnar and just touching a bit of Tamilnadu it ends just at the foothills of the Nilgiris.
Total Length of the trail in Kms
|Expected time to ride the trail;||10 – 12 days|
|Best time of the year;||Sept – March
(Be cautious if you’re riding in Monsoons)
|Languages||Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English|
|Emergency Telephone; State services (police and ambulance services)||100 – Police
108 – Ambulance
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