Goa - Varkala

Goa

The trip begins in Goa, the former Hippie paradise. The Hippie flair has long since disappeared, Goa was turned into a centre of international beach and party tourism. Yet, there still are those quiet places which kept their natural beauty in its original shape. But we will also take the time to visit some of the tourist highlights.

Karnataka

Karnataka tended to be overshadowed by its famous neighbours, Goa and Kerala. Karnataka But this Indian state has a lot to offer. It is the site of one of the most beautiful towns in India, Mysore. This town arouses feelings of Arabian nights in its visitors, with its fabulous gingerbread-style Maharaja palace, the lively fruit and veg markets, and the adorably relaxed life-style of its citizens.

In Karnataka, we come across amazing examples of Hindu temple architecture from different ages, in Badami, Hampi, Belur, Halebid and Savanabelagula.

Tamil Nadu

We will see only a small section of Tamil Nadu. There are two wildlife sanctuaries on our way through the rises of the Western Ghatts. If we are lucky, we will see elephants and other wildlife in their original habitat.

Tour Data and Routing

Day

Activity

1

Arrival

2&3

Goa

4&5

Badami

6&7

Hampi

8&9

Hassan/Belur/Halebid

10&11

Mysore

12

Metupalayam

13

Marayoor

14

Thekkadi

15

Alleppey

16

Cochin/Alleppey

17

Backwater Tour

18

Varkala

19

Homeward Journey

Kerala

The inhabitants of Kerala proudly speak of “God’s own country”, when talking about their beloved homeland. The coastal parts are covered by millions of coconut palm trees, all kinds of spice plants (pepper, cardamom, chillies) grow in the heartland, and the hills of the Western Ghatts are lush with sheer endless tea plantations. Besides that, Kerala has some of the most beautiful beaches in all of India.

Teelandschaft in Kerala

Road condition

The road condition during the whole tour is good. We mostly move along small side roads, to escape from the Indian traffic chaos. Every reasonably practised motor-cyclists will be able to master this trip.