Monday, August 26, 2013

Travel Advice for Long bike ride to Kerala with exotic natural beauty

Bike Riding is a fascinating event as one get to enjoy so many different places which is not possible to visit or see while traveling by Bus or by train. It gives you an ample option to explore any place you are visiting with fun and joy and feel the exquisite appeal and beauty at leisure.

Well that is the other side of the bike trip, but before all, there are few measure things that one needs to keep and abide to make the bike ride trip safe, hassle free and secure.

Bike trip can be fun but you need to follow few safety measures in order to avoid any uncertainties during the trip. Some of them are mentioned as below.

·         Have a detailed examination of your bike and make sure you fix all the problems in order to make the ride smooth.
·         Go for a fitness check up from a certified doctor before starting your trip
·         Always use quality helmet and don’t forget to fasten your straps
·         Wear chest guard, elbow, knee padding to protect yourself from any other injuries
·         You can also go for mouth guard in case if any accident; it will protect your teeth, mouth and lips to certain extent.
·         Wear Long sleeves shirt to avoid from minor scratches and sun-burn
·         First Aid Kit in your bike
·         Medicines for headache, eye pain or body ache.
·         Carry sunglasses to protect eyes from contact of dust.

You Need to Carry.

·         Please carry permit license for bike trip
·         Proper documents (Driving License, Insurance Papers, Vehicle Registration Card,)
·         Carry Extra Fuel in Case of Emergency
·         Carry Bright Cloth (Fluorescent)  to Wear during night

Best destination for Bike Ride in South India

South India is no less than a paradise for bike riders as there are ample destinations to choose from. From roads to off roads, bike ride is going is sure to rejuvenate your mind body and soul with the refreshing natural beauty, scenic spots, ethnic villages, ancient temples, beaches, spice plantations, backwaters, scenic hill stations and many others. You are sure to have a wonderful time with your friends which, I am pretty sure; you would carve to write with the inks of gold in your travelogue.

If the bike ride is to be started from Bangalore and ended in Wayanad, then you can visit to several exotic location including; Munnar, Eranakulam, Cherai Beach, Athirapally. The most important thing about this biking trip is that, apart from these places you will get an ample opportunity to visit several enchanting places in between like; Mysore, Kochi, Kalpetta, Salem, Adimali, Dharmapuri etc.

While riding from Bangalore to Munnar there are many hot tourist spots and untouched lands that will magnetize you with its natural beauty. With a total distance of 475 km you will be astounded by several picturesque places located enroute, while riding you can visit to Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu where you can eat various mango based delicacies. Mangoes like ‘Alphonso’ and ‘Thotapuri’ are grown in this place; about 8 billion of mango based products are exported by this district in a year. After some hours of drive, you will conquer Dharmapuri where you can spend some time in the Hogenakal Waterfall also known as ‘Niagara of India’, it provides with panoramic view and the water of this falls is believed to have some curative properties. It is positioned at 46 km from Dharmapuri. On your way you can also include your visitation to Salem, a wonderful place with several magnetisms including; Mettur Dam (one of the largest of its kind in the whole world completed in 1934) and Yercaud (lovely hill station). Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park located in Tiruppur is considered by UNESCO as a part of the Western Ghats.

After hours of ride from Tiruppur, as you go slowly up the slight twisting roads you will see all the shades of emerald that God has created, it is the topmost visited destination of Kerala and regarded as the best honeymoon location. This heavenly sacred place serves as one of the leading tea and coffee providers for Kerala. The lush carpeted hill combined with the magnetic landscapes form a classic to captivate you. Some of the top destinations in and around Munnar are; Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Pothamedu, Attukal, Mattupetty Dam, Cheeyappara Waterfall, Anamudi Peak (highest peak of South India at 2695 meters)etc. All these places are feast for eyes and will play a huge role to revitalize and rejuvenate you from all the rest that you need.

After joyful bike ride to Munnar, enroute there are many destination that are pleasure to eyes, some of them are; Muvattupuzha named after a beautiful river that flows through this place that lies between the Cochin-Munnar route; Thrippunithura, a suburb of Kochi city and is home to fame Sree Poornathrayesa Temple and Hill Palace which is the largest archaeological palace in South India. 

After some hours of really meaningful drive with great scenic views you will reach Cochin also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, one of the historic cities of India with great historical importance and wide range of tourism spots and activities. This place is filled with many enchanting spots for tourists, some of the most talked about tourist places are; The Dutch Palace, The Chinese fishing Net (great to view at the sunset time), Princess Street (popular street which gives you a slice of authentic colonial European architecture), Museum of Kerala History and Art Gallery etc.

Cherai Beach also known as Princess of Arabian Sea is the best golden beach of Kerala with a vast stretch of 10 km, sometimes one can get chance to see dolphins. The warmth of the golden rays during sunset is beyond words to explain. One can relish in various activities like; beach volleyball, swimming, bathing, etc. according to your desire.

After visiting the beautiful Ernakulam, Wayanad the green district of Kerala will be your next destination which has some of the best places in store for any type of adventure seeker or nature lover. Some of the major places that one can visit through bike riding are; Edakkal Caves, Banasura Sagar Dam (India’s largest earth Dam) etc. On your way you can stop at Kalpetta which is the only municipal town of this district and is surrounded by dense coffee plantations and mountains.

In between the ride to Bangalore from Wayanad, Mysore is one of the important place and the largest city of Karnataka; you can visit to several places of Mysore which can be reached through bike riding. It is also the cultural capital of the state.   

And finally, after a glorious bike ride you will have a wonderful experience in the beautiful paradise of South India. After the end of your trip, for some days it will be painful for you because of the back pain and other ailments. But, you will have no regrets as mesmerizing memories will work as a medicine for all your sickness. At the end of the tour, you will have a lot of information about the all the places you visit, the nature and weather of all the three states of South India namely; Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala that you travelled were just astonishing. Despite the ailments, you will be rejuvenated from your inner body and soul by the scenic and emerald surroundings of these three states which are enriched with great beach, national parks, mountains and ancient old temples and churches.  

From visiting the enchanting hill station of Munnar to the great golden beach of Cherai combined with the historic visit to Cochin and Mysore, all the memories will be a part of your life. The soothing vistas and the natural extravaganza of South India will call again and again for a revisit.


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