You could spend a lifetime exploring the nuances that make each place – and each day – in India distinctly different from the last. Each area is marked by its own food, festivals and traditions. But it’s the ever-changing landscape that makes the country such a diverse place for cyclists, with something to suit all levels of ability.
Famous for the glittering big hitters that include the Taj Mahal, you’ll also find sleepy, agricultural India, the rolling Aravalli hills and flat, arid desert in Rajasthan . On a bike you’re able to head off the beaten track. Villages spread out along the roads, so you really get an insight into local life.
Head south, and it’s all change again. Here, Exodus India cycling trips can take you from the extravagant palaces of Mysore to the sandy beaches of Goa, along the tropical coast of Kerala, or on a journey through the Western Ghats, a luscious tangle of trees and waterfalls that are UNESCO protected. British influence – and the eccentricity that seems to go with it – lingers a little stronger here and the climate is cool.
India Cycling Adventure Holidays
14 DaysfromUSD 3,300
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
Cycle from the Western Ghats to the idyllic coastline of Kerala
Really enjoyed this trip. I liked the busy pace, the treks, houseboat and the homestay in particular. It was only a small group but we bonded easily over a couple of beers on the first night and that continued through the duration of the trip.
Fully immersive into the local culture, the trip takes in the ways of life across a hugely populated and relatively underdeveloped state of Tamil Nadu and the more prosperous and relatively developed state of Kerala. It is not for the faint heated as long cycling days end with relatively modest accommodation and throughout the local food is the only option, and toilet stops basic.