fbpx
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Crazy rides: Try these biking and motorcycling routes in India

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Ahead of Independence Day, Indian Link brings you India that is off the usual tourist map, and away from the beaten track

CYCLING AND BIKING

Tour of Nilgiris: This much loved 1000-odd-km cycling tour of Nilgiris – covering parts of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu over eight days – is gaining fans especially in corporate world. Now in its 10th year, this tour spans the wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, Wayanad in Kerala and Mudumalai national park in Tamil Nadu.

                                                               Tour of Nilgiris

Each day involves pedalling more than 100 km while traversing the high points of the Nilgiri Hills, testing the riders’ endurance, temperament, physical and mental limits.
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR: December
STAY: The tour organisers take care of the accommodation
GETTING THERE: The starting point of the tour is Bengaluru. The easiest and quickest way to reach there is by air.

MOTORCYCLING

- Advertisement -

Bhalukpong – Dirang – Bomdilla – Tawang
When it comes to Indian biking routes, the Northeast is a goldmine to be explored. Arunachal Pradesh, the land of dawn-lit mountains, has a meagre road network and that is what makes motorcycling in this region ‘a crazy ride’. The slush, rain, dirt tracks, rocky river beds and camping will test your riding skills to the max.
There are many operators that carry out this 10 days expedition covering approx 1200 km.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October to March
STAY: Usually, motorcycling touring operators arrange for accommodation
GETTING THERE: Tezpur airport in Assam is the nearest airport (260 km)
Guwahati – Shillong – Cherrapunji – East Khasi Hills
If you ever plan to visit North-East, you absolutely should not miss this route that starts at Guwahati, the gateway to the North-East. As you ride along the route, you make your way to the picturesque capital of Meghalaya, on to one of the rainiest places on Earth, Cherrapunji, and then to the East Khasi Hills. Along the route, you will also witness the cleanest village in India, Mawlynnong.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: October to March
STAY: There are many tour operators who arrange food and accommodation along the route
GETTING THERE: The easiest way to reach Guwahati is by air

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

0
To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

0
  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

lilly singh

WATCH: Lilly Singh’s rivalry with her overachieving ‘cousin’, Kamala Harris

0
  "Growing up I always got compared to my Indian cousins," shares Lilly Singh, reminding us of those unforgettable sibling rivalries we've all experiences at...
Udaya wentworthville

Reopening after being a COVID exposure site

0
  "We did not have a clue, because the customer was asymtopmatic." Since the news of popular spots Saravanaa Bhavan and Udaya supermarket being COVID exposure...
meeting op nayyar (1)

Why OP Nayyar continues to be this fan’s favourite musician

0
  I am an ardent admirer of O P Nayyar’s music. Anyone who knows me well, knows of my love for Indian film music from...

5 powerful poems by the brilliant Javed Akhtar

0
  A celebrated lyricist and the recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his poetry, Javed Akhtar's name is synonymous with soul-wrenching, evocative writing.  His...
dog swami video

WATCH: Dog ‘blesses’ devotees outside temple in India

0
  In a now viral video, a dog stationed outside the Siddhivinayak Temple in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was spotted shaking hands and 'blessing' devotees as they...