KERALA CYCLING along the backwaters
Kerala cycling is Life Away From Life’s most famous trip. This trip takes you through the beautiful landscapes and backwater villages of southern India,Kerala.
Beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns, stunning beaches and superb food, southern India is an excellent place to explore by bike. From the cool heights of the Western Ghats, where the sanctuaries hide excellent wildlife, to the quiet backwaters of Kerala, where Hinduism has produced elaborately decorated temples, this trip offers the chance to cycle through colourful villages where rural life has remained little-changed for centuries.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP :
- We will cycle round old forts and up to religious rock shrines.
- Colourful villages where rural life has remained little-changed for centuries.
- Mouth watering local cuisine.
- World famous backwaters of Kerala.
- Cycles included in the cost.
- Experience the fisherfolk lifestyle.
- See the actual process involved to catch the fish.
- Stay in home-stays
- Boat ride in the backwaters.
The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both man made and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.
The backwaters of Kerala is a unique product of Kerala and is found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian sea. The canals connect the villages together and are still used for local transport. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine water world is navigable.
Day 1 - Kochi to Kumarakom - 50kms approx
Day 2 -Kumarakom boat ride & cycling
Day 3 -Kumarakom to Allepey
Day 4 - Allepey cycling
Day 5 - Cycle from Allepey to Kochi - 50kms approx
Fixed Departure Dates:
- 20th Jan 2018
- 9th Feb 2018
|INCLUDED||Accommodation in non-ac rooms (Twin sharing)||Cycles ( non geared basic MTB cycle)|
|Cycle Repair kit||All meals ( veg)|
|LAFL coordinator||LAFL Service Charges|
|NOT INCLUDED||Travel fare||All tips|
|Camera fees||Personal expenses|
|All insurance||Personal medical requirements|
|All transportation||Monument and Park Entrance Fees|
|All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section|
Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.