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On the Road Again

Nagapattinam has to be the low point of our now 2,000km trip to date. Hoards of people left the train along with us and our bikes into a dirty, dusty fly blown town. It did not feel at all secure with countless seedy looking males hanging around a crude ‘wine’ shop. Having said that the… Read More

Heat and the Dreaded ‘P’ Word

When poor choices are made they tend to lead to further misfortune. We had been warned about the heat and the winds travelling north. We were also concerned that the east coast route may not have enough accommodation or suitable road conditions for bicycles. With that in mind, we set off from Kanyakumari north along… Read More

Downhill to Kanyakumari

We left Kovalam at dawn with a big climb out of town yet it was quite surreal as the sun rose over the horizon with a big church silhouetted and mass music broadcasting over loudspeakers. Very emotional especially with the mist hanging over the fields. It was almost 60km to Colachel. Almost every village we… Read More

On to Kovalam

Obviously it was uphill out of Varkala but we were soon on our way along the coast again. The road was very quiet although it was a little busier into Thiruvananthapuram. We passed many more grand churches but the biggest complex was the India National Space Centre. We’ve said it before that Indian technology can… Read More

Kochin to Varkala

Our next stop would be Alleppy 57km on. What a wonderful ride. The route took us all the way along the coast road avoiding the NH47. The only traffic being small buses taking children to school, auto rickshaws and motorbikes. Everywhere there was fish for sale. It was almost like a backwaters tour passing canals,… Read More