Idyllic India comes to life in Kerala, where a lush, green paradise awaits your wheels. Alongside tranquil backwaters, cascading waterfalls and abundant tea plantations, here’s are our Top 4 Experiences you can expect around every bend:
- Wildlife encounters to rival Mowgli. Kerala gives the Jungle Book a run for its money and here you’ll encounter all manner of exotic wildlife. From kingfishers on the river to elephants and tigers in the Periyar wildlife sanctuary, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
- Prestigeous Mountains (Oo-ahh!) Your journey will explore the UNESCO awarded Western Ghats mountain range, an area renowned for its incredible biodiversity, dating back beyond the Himalayas.
- An eco friendly pit-stop. Cyclists make the most of the stunning mountain landscapes by staying at the prestigious Carmelia Haven resort. Set amongst spice and tea plantations, this stylish accommodation really immerses you in the incredible surroundings.
- A palate-quenching feast. You’ll not go hungry here! Be sure to try the classic Sadhya, which offers a yummy platter of vegetarian dishes, traditionally served up on a banana leaf.
Skedaddle co-founder and all-round adventure enthusiast Andrew Straw helped guide our recent cycling adventure to Kerala and had this to say…
‘‘I was well overdue a visit back to India… the sights, the sounds, the vibrancy, the friendliness and of course curries morning, noon and night – what a combination!!’