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Mumbai - Kerala - Mumbai Trip (3500 km through 4 states)

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  • Mumbai - Kerala - Mumbai Trip (3500 km through 4 states)


    24 Nov, 2012
    The following is the original draft made by me and JK (in the office )

    If we see our daily activity as Riding only and Travelling (T), Rest (R), Travelling&Rest (B)

    About 5 heavy travelling days, 7 rest and roaming days and 3 roaming + travelling days. So pretty evened out, more of rest + roaming as we would want.

    Khar West, Maharashtra, India to Khar West, Maharashtra, India - Google Maps

  • #2
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    Advice is a form of nostalgia.
    Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

    Antz Travelz!! | South India Exploration Ride | Leh Triplog (Work in progress)


    • #3
      Day 1 - to Karnataka
      6.30am (Panvel) - 9.45am Shirval, Pune (for breakfast)
      12.00pm (Nipani, Karnataka) for lunch
      9.15pm (Chitradurga, Karnataka)

      The package

      The empty NH of Karnataka

      our lunch-stop @ Nipani, Karnataka

      Write up @


      • #4
        Day 2 - to Ooty
        7.30am (Chitradurga, Karnataka) - 9.00 am (Sira, Karnataka) [for breakfast]
        12.00pm (lunch near Mysore)
        4.30pm (crossing through Bandipur National Park, Karnataka)
        5.30pm (exiting through Mudumalai National Park, Tamilnadu)
        7.30pm (Ooty, TN)

        On the border of Mudumalia National Park, TN

        Manas, the geared rider.

        Chilling Ooty


        • #5
          Day 3: Roaming in Ooty and Doddabetta Peak

          Honeymooner's boat ride even for the bikers...

          Picturesque - from Doddabetta

          Goofing around..

          coming down from Doddabetta

          I don't know this guy!

          Panorama of Ooty

          Lubing the O-rings


          • #6
            Day 4: to Munnar
            via Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, Pollachhi, Udumallaipettai

            coming down from Ooty, near Coonoor, TN

            down from the hills, on the plains, before Mettupalayam

            our travelling gear - Saddle bags by Rynox Gears

            lovely roads

            and even lovely breakfast

            the hills around Munnar start appearing after Udumalaipetai

            near Marayoor

            a biker's delight

            approaching Munnar...

            my partner..

            Lakkom falls, near Munnar


            • #7
              Day 5: to Kochi, Allepy

              Chinese fishing nets

              Royal Enfield's "The Egg"

              Royal Enfield's "The Black Widow"

              Day 6: Allepy

              the Allepy beach

              Day 6, 7: Thiruvilwamala

              a tributary of Bharathapuzha river

              on the Lakkidi bridge, enroute to Ottapalam (the uni-bridged land)

              she too enjoys the sight

              ... so does her sister

              that completes the set.

              with rubber plantations in the background

              the sun sets ...

              Thiruvilwamala temple's lights

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              ODO - ... the end. 3,357 km. in running. Thank you bikes!

              Day 9, 10, 11: Return Journey
              Day 9: 1pm (Thiruvilwamala) - 7.30 pm Krishnagiri (Tamilnadu)
              Day 10: 7.30am (Krishnagiri) - 7.30pm (Belgaum, Karnataka)
              Day 11: 8am (Belgaum) - 6pm (Home, Mumbai)

              Guys, there is a lot of writeup, summing up memories, incidents, etc -

              The Final Route (Google maps)

              1. Mumbai – Chitradurga, night halt (day1) 790km (15hrs+) [travelling]
              2. Chitradurga – Ooty, night halt (383km, day2) (8hrs+)[travelling]
              3. Ooty (day3) [rest]
              4. Ooty – Munnar, night halt (day4, 242km, 5hrs+) [rest + travelling]
              5. Munnar, Kochi and Alleppey (day 5) [rest]
              6. Alleppey, night halt (day6, 60km, 1hr+) [rest]
              7. Thiruvilwamala (jk’s home village) (day7, 166km, 3hrs) [rest]
              8. Thiruvilwamala, and around (day8, ) [rest]
              9. Krishnagiri, Tamilnadu night halt (day 9) [travelling]
              10. Belgaum, Karnataka night halt (day 10) [travelling]
              11. Mumbai (day 11) [travelling]

              Stupid Numbers

              • Total days – 11
              • Border Crossings – 6
              • States Travelled – 4 (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala)
              • Distance travelled – 3,357 km
              • Hours on Bike – 81 hours (3 days , 7 hours)
              • Max. Elevation above sea level – 2,637m (Doddabetta Peak)
              • Min. Elevation below sea level – -16m (Alappuzha backwaters)
              • Petrol Cost – ₹5800
              • Total Cost of Trip – ₹ 13,000 (including petrol)
              • Memories for Life – Endless

              Last edited by ruturajv; 02-02-2013, 04:55 PM.


              • #8
                Nice pictures. Hope you guys enjoyed the trip and the escape from the daily routine. cheers


                Smile at everyone you meet and make someone happy.

                Its better to sweat than bleed!! "AGATT "


                • #9
                  awesome snaps of the mountains
                  a very well planned and executed trip
                  cheers guys
                  hope to do such rides in future

                  The Dream come true


                  • #10
                    Nice log with good snaps..And yeah,entire account in one go


                    • #11
                      Good route plan and nice pictures, keep hard riding and enjoy
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                      • #12
                        Awesome pics and a nice log as well...