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SIGHTS, SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

GRAND SOUTH INDIA MOTORCYCLE TOUR

  • Tour Dates 19th – 30th Jan, 2025
  • Tour Duration 11 Nights, 12 Days
  • Tour Difficulty Ride Skill Level
  • Tour Weather 12-30°C
  • Tour Accommodation Boutique Stays
  • Tour Price Starting @ ₹2,92,000
  • Tour MotorcycleMotorcycle Included 

India's lesser-known rider’s paradise, tucked away in the hills of South India

Get ready for a thrilling motorcycle adventure through South India!

Our tour takes you through three diverse and breathtakingly beautiful states of India. From lush hill stations to tranquil backwaters and vibrant cultural experiences, this journey encapsulates the very essence of India’s southern charm. Buckle up for a ride that promises a rich tapestry of landscapes, flavours, and unforgettable memories.

No matter where you’re from, South India’s beauty and warmth will make you feel right at home

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Our motorcycle tour through Grand South India will leave you mesmerized

Day 1
Arrive in Bengaluru
Day 2
Bengaluru to Ooty
Day 3
Ooty - Exploration Day
Day 4
Ooty to Valparai
Day 5
Valparai to Munnar
Day 6
Munnar to Kumarakom
Day 7
Kumarakom - Exploration Day - Backwaters
Day 8
Kumarakom to Kodaikanal
Day 9
Kodaikanal to Yercaud
Day 10
Yercaud to Kolli Hills & back
Day 11
Yercaud to Bengaluru
Day 12
Depart from Bengaluru

Take a sneak peek into our day-to-day journey

Arrive in Bengaluru

Your tour captain will be in the Garden City, ready to welcome and introduce you to your fellow riders. He will also brief you about how you’ll be spending the next 10 days on the tour.

Bengaluru

Bengaluru to Ooty

We leave the Garden City after an early breakfast and ride towards the city of Mysore. We continue on the Mysore Road for a few hours passing some quaint villages of Karnataka, before turning towards the national reserve forest of Bandipur. If we are lucky, we will have some sightings of our friends from the wild as we meander through the beautiful forest roads. Right in the middle of the forest, we pass the check post and cross over to Tamil Nadu. Then, we start our ascent towards the Nilgiris and Udhagamandalam – better known as Ooty, the Queen of the Hills. The chill in the air and the beautiful vistas welcome us to the favorite hill station of the south.

Ooty – Exploration Day

We have a relaxed day to catch some sights around Ooty. We ride past Ooty Lake and the famous botanical gardens, and reach the highest point – Doddabetta Peak – standing tall at 8650 ft. After visiting the observatory, we ride down back to Ooty passing reserve forests and tea plantations on the way. The afternoon is free for the riders to go for a boat ride on the lake, walk around the scenic botanical gardens, and shop for some chocolate and spices.

Ooty to Valparai

The cool air changes as we climb down from the Nilgiris and ride towards Coimbatore. And after a great local meal at Pollachi, the flower capital of Tamil Nadu, we turn towards Sethumadai to catch sights of some real village sights, and then start our climb towards Valparai. Once we pass the Aliar Dam, a green carpet of tea plantations appears and becomes a great backdrop for our journey towards the small hill station in Valparai. The quaint accommodation at Valparai allows us to soak in the colonial legacy of this land.

Valparai to Munnar

We ride from the Anamalai hills down through the scenic road and turn towards Udumalaipettai. Passing some pretty villages, we now move towards the heart of the Amaravati Reserve Forest. We reach the check post and cross over to ‘God’s Own Country’ – Kerala. The climb will be challenging and scenic as we start our journey towards Munnar. After a short stop at Munnar town, we start our journey through the tea plantations and mists towards Rajakkad where we will be resting our tired backs.

Rest day at Valparai

Munnar to Kumarakom

We start our descent towards the lower hills of the western ghats and finally come down to the plains within an hour of riding. Lush green vegetation and high humidity await us as we ride through narrow roads and busy towns of Kerala. After stopping for some tea and pazham pori in a typical Kerala tea stall, we will reach the famous backwaters of Kerala. As we ride along the shore, we start seeing some unique sights of life on the backwaters. We will finally reach our destination at a wonderful lakeshore resort in Kumarakom.

Exploration Day – Backwaters

The world’s favorite backwaters beckon us to explore them and chill. The tempting seafood and the local toddy are on everyone’s must-do list. Time stands still as we cruise through this wonder of nature.

Kumarakom to Kodaikanal

An exciting day of riding awaits as we bid goodbye to the backwaters. We start our journey towards the beautiful Periyar National Park and climb towards Kumily. We cross into Tamil Nadu again, passing the Mulaperiyar Dam and the Kumily waterfalls. After passing Theni, we start our ascent towards the Kodaikanal hills. After negotiating back-to-back hairpin bends, we finally reach the beautiful Kodaikanal, our stop for the night.

Kodaikanal to Yercaud

An early morning start ensures that we take the scenic route out of Kodaikanal and head towards the Palani hills. Passing some beautiful hill towns, we reach the holy town of Palani. We continue our ride on State Highway 83, but leave the highway, circumvent Erode city and head towards Salem. Today we have a ringside view of the heartland of Tamil Nadu. By late evening, after some hot yet enjoyable riding, we reach the little-known hill station of Yercaud. We soak in the cool air and the quiet before we retire for the night.

Yercaud to Kolli Hills & back

Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai, which stands at 1300m, has nothing significant to offer except the 72 breathtaking hairpin bends that one needs to take on the way up. This is easily the most challenging and enjoyable mountain road for bikers in all of India. No exaggeration here – just watch out for fellow Rossis and Marquezes, who will be doing knee down at breakneck speeds while you ride here. After the absolute thrilling ride to the top and back, we come back to Yercaud, climbing another 30 odd hairpins on the way. A day guaranteed to satisfy all the true-blue riders in the group.

Riding through Kolli Hills

Yercaud to Bengaluru

We leave early from Yercaud and pass Salem town towards the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border. The highway takes us through Dharmapuri and we stop for an early lunch at Murugan’s Idli Shop in Krishnagiri. We can bet that you haven’t had tastier idli before. With a full stomach, we ride into the city of Bengaluru.

Yercaud to Bangalore

Depart from Bengaluru

This is the last day of the tour, and we’ll get you to the airport for your flight back home. While it’s then time to see off your fellow riders who by the end of the tour become friends for life, you’ll be going back home with a suitcase full of amazing memories.

Depart from Bengaluru

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292,000Book a seat @ ₹25,000

Accommodation for 11 nights in boutique properties
All meals
RE Himalayan motorcycle or equivalent with fuel
All applicable taxes
Airport transfers to and from Bengaluru airport
Goodwind experienced tour captain on a motorcycle
Luggage van
Support van cum Tour Sweep
Goodwind route maps
Medical kit
Basic supplies (Chain lube, chain cleaner, puncture kit, tool kit)
Sightseeing: Boat ride on the backwaters in Kumarakom
Travel costs (air tickets, visa etc.)
Personal expenses, alcohol, laundry, tips, souvenirs, etc. during the tour
Insurance to be taken by the rider and pillion for the duration of the tour
Riding gear (mandatory for all riders and pillions to wear full riding gear)
Any emergency expenses, ambulance services, legal, roadside assistance, taxi, etc.

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    Everything was organized very professionally and the tour group were in the very capable hands of Anil and Sagar from the Goodwind team. I absolutely loved the off-beat routes that Anil and Sagar took us through and I have some very unique memories thanks to that. The stays were fabulous, the food was even better and the company was the best.

    Sandeep PillayBangalore, India

    Just completed a 13 day South India tour with Goodwind Moto Tours. They are very professional. Loved each and every property and the meticulous planning of the itinerary by the team. Highly recommended.

    Mukul Mehra & Nirali DesaiMumbai, India

    Excellent trip have left some unforgettable memories. Meticulous planning and Execution by Team GMT. Anil, Amit and John lucky to ride with all 3 co founders of GMT on this trip.

    Taher HariyanawalaMumbai, India

    As a first time off road rider, I went into this trip with lot of anxiety. Thanks to Anil, Amit and the wonderful riders in the group, the whole tour was simply a super fun experience. Everything…the stay, choice of accommodations, food, riding together, the absolutely gorgeous views, the riding group, the interactions, the bonding…everything was just perfect!

    Ashok RamaswamyPune, India

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