Kerala Bike Trip: Epilogue

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Kerala Bike Trip

The Final Route View Larger Map Mumbai – Chitradurga, night halt (day1) 790km (15hrs+) [travelling] Chitradurga – Ooty, night halt (383km, day2) (8hrs+)[travelling] Ooty (day3) [rest] Ooty – Munnar, night halt (day4, 242km, 5hrs+) [rest + travelling] Munnar, Kochi and Alleppey  (day 5) [rest] Alleppey, night halt (day6, 60km, 1hr+) [rest] Thiruvilwamala (jk’s home village) (day7, […]

Kerala Bike Trip: Day 9, 10, 11: return journey

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Kerala Bike Trip

Dec 16, 2012 The alarm rings at 7am. Its the last day where we can afford to laze post the alarm bell. Today we’ll start our journey back to the Financial Capital of India, Mumbai. However a little of Kerala is still left on the plate. Its JK’s cousin’s engagement, the very engagement that JK […]

Kerala Bike Trip: Day 8: Thiruvilwamala

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Kerala Bike Trip

Dec 15, 2012 Today is our last day when we won’t be burning the rubber. Its rest day today. Nothing much on schedule today except for one thing – Relax and rest. After waking up after 7.30, we get a royal treatment of breakfast, tea, etc. without any walk to a tapri, or a dirty […]

Kerala Bike Trip: Day 7: to Thiruvilwamala

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Kerala Bike Trip

Dec 14, 2012 Last day was dedicated to our bikes, and today as well. Starting with the same focus, Manas’ bike needs an oil change. We get up around 7am and head out by the near by tapari for chai. I displayed my malayali skills, नाल chai (showing 3 fingers) JK laughs his ass out, […]

Kerala Bike Trip: Day 6: Alappuzha

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Kerala Bike Trip

 Dec 13, 2012 The back waters beckon. Its one of the attractions that we had in plan for the Kerala Trip. JK’s incessant talk with Kamruddin continues. History, polictics, foreigners, art, women, Kerala, Middle-east, you name it. There wasn’t a topic that was left unturned. Mallus speak a lot and malayali is a compressed language. […]

Kerala Bike Trip: Day 5: Munnar, Kochi and to Alappuzha

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Kerala Bike Trip

Dec 12, 2012 I have managed to learn only following in Malayali १ = उन्न २ = रण्ड ३ = मून ४ = नाल ५ = Damn! I’ve already forgotten ! OK = शेरी Water = वलयम् I’m in the land of the Mallus or the middle-east? and this is all that I’ve got to […]

Kerala Bike Trip: Day 4: to Munnar

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Kerala Bike Trip

Dec 11, 2012 Today we are supposed to leave for Munnar. Last day was complete rest for us and the 250km ride doesn’t seem as big a task as first day’s 780km. After some chai, biscuit we hop on our bikes head towards Kerala, our 3rd state in the tour. Last night we spent an […]