South India ride

Discussion in 'Asia' started by AlienMotorcycleMama, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. AlienMotorcycleMama

    AlienMotorcycleMama Adventurer

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    Thought I'd post a quick note about my next adventure.

    Beginning in about one month (mid-November, give or take), I'm going to ride from Goa to the southern tip of India, then back up the east side of the country to Chennai, where I'll leave my bike for a bit and head to Sri Lanka (wish that ferry was still running :() for a bit, then come back to Chennai, load the bike on a train (fingers crossed I can get a ticket) and go back to Goa.

    I'm going to mostly hug the coastline, with side trips inland to places like Ooty, Munnar, etc. There's lots of info about the roads I'll be riding and places I'll be seeing, and I'm going to make this trip play-it-by-ear — no set schedules until I have to head to Sri Lanka. I'm thinking two months or so, but we'll see.

    Just thought I'd post and see if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions.

    Thanks!

    Karen
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  2. Ironchef

    Ironchef Warren

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    I'm riding from Chennai across to west coast and back in Feb.
    Look forward to seeing some of your photos.
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  3. AlienMotorcycleMama

    AlienMotorcycleMama Adventurer

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    We could cross paths if I can’t get the bike on a train in Chennai.
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  4. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    Did you get some connections for bike rental in Sri Lanka, tried to connect with the RE distributor, even has a FB page last year but no go?
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  5. AlienMotorcycleMama

    AlienMotorcycleMama Adventurer

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    Haven't even checked yet — I'm actually on the road but this is just Day 3: I'm in Mangalore — but I've heard bike rentals are easy to find. Certainly hope so.
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  6. IndiBiker

    IndiBiker Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hows the trip going? Hope you were able to do Sri Lanka too. Keep us posted.
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  7. AlienMotorcycleMama

    AlienMotorcycleMama Adventurer

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    I'm three hours from the southernmost tip of India.

    Enjoying my final days in Kerala before heading to Tamil Nadu. Wifi has been spotty, so not a lot of connection. Sri Lanka is till ahead, assuming I don't run out of time. ;-) I've spent far too much time riding on twisties between the west coast and the "Hill Country" in Karnataka and Kerala.

    Beautiful, but I STILL need to see a tiger in the wild. :-(
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