Are you tired of the routine city life and want to take a break by embarking on a road trip? Would you like to explore God’s own country-Kerala through exciting motorcycle tours in India? If these are related to you, then you have browsed to the perfect blog where you can experience all the necessary prerequisites for a Kerala motor bike trip plan in 2019.
The small state on the south-western part of India is a paradise on earth where you can drive close to pristine beaches.
Here is the checklist of most amazing beaches in Kerala:
Traverse the lush green hill slopes at Munnar and Wayanad, and come face to face with the enchanting backwaters at Kollam and Alleppey. Continue reading if you are planning for an exciting Kerala motorcycle tour.
Duration of the Trip
Since Kerala is a picturesque state with a fantastic combination of sea beaches, backwaters, hill slopes, and lush green jungles anything less than a week will not do justice to road trips. Ideal Kerala motorcycle tours last for about 10 days where you can start exploring the land from Cochin enjoying the sublime serenity of backwaters, after that you can head towards Munnar for viewing manicured tea plantations.
Do not forget to taste the heavenly local-chocolates made of rich cocoa and premium quality nuts from roadside shops. After spending a few days in Munnar drive to Thekkady famous for Periyar National Park and Periyar Lake. Nature and wildlife lovers like this place -thanks to its vibrant flora and fauna, including tigers, elephants, sambar, and barking deer. Finally, if time permits visit Kumarakom to explore its amazing bird sanctuary, which is an ideal spotting place for heron, cuckoo, owl, egret, and brahminy kite.
Choice of Motorcycle
Though the roads traversed during Kerala bike trips are similarly maintained as the other parts of India, motorcycle tours are strenuous, and you would require a cruiser bike like Royal Enfield Classic 500, Bajaj Avenger Street 220, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, Jawa 42, or Bajaj Dominar 400.
These bikes come with excellent shock absorbents (telescopic front forks and mono shock absorbents at the rear) so that even the worst potholes and undulations of roads do not bother your trip. It would help if you also opt for a high-performance bike with an engine capacity above 200cc so that uphill rides become as effortless as highway driving.
Packing Must Have
Prepare a checklist on your smartphone or tab before you embark on the motorcycle trip. First of all, go for a thorough servicing of your bike; check the tyre pressure, quality of radials, and braking abilities of your rider.
Do not forget to pack a motorcycle jacket, raincoat, torch, power bank, bike maintenance kit, bike papers, identity cards, dry foods, and over-the-counter medicines for fever, stomach ache, and food poisoning. Finally, withdraw enough cash because it can be challenging finding an ATM at interior locations.
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These were a few things to remember while planning for motorcycle tours in South India. Book the trip between October and March when rainfall is low and the weather remains favorable. Going with an authorized and experienced tour agent is an added advantage as they know those valuable details which you would not get in travel magazines and blogs.