3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala. 

Tripoto
21st Dec 2016
Photo of 3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala.  1/1 by Dr.Rohan SP.

It all started with the long waiting wish to travel to Kerala if at all and only by road .

I had planned it 2 months in advance , as i had to adjust someone at the hospital to take my seat and it was a solo plan .

I did ask if anyone wanted to join me for this crazy Road trip on motorcycle which was over 3000+kms over 7 days , and the reaction from most of the people was expected.

Finally , juts before 7 days to leave i received a call from a friend that he was interested in joining . Well , initially i thought he was joking and i was not sure . Then i asked him , are you sure you want to come ? can you ride that long ? ..The answer was yes !!

3 days before leaving , i called up Anish and told him that we should meet and discuss about the trip and route , hotel booking etc .We were going to meet in the afternoon time in the city to discuss it , and however we ended up in the hills of Lavasa . Ha ha , thats crazy .. and yes thats exactly what i was looking for ..

Immediately i could connect well with Anish and after all the discussions and the route decided we headed back to pune .

The night before leaving for the trip , i was on call doctor doing my duty in the emergency department , i had this weird feeling of excitement and fear and mixed emotions about the trip . I came back home from hospital at 6 am , got fresh , i had my bags packed the earlier day and i had to load to onto my bike an dry the time me and Anish left Pune , it was 7 am !!

Start Of the Trip From ABIL house PUNE. ME ( Benelli 600GT) and Anish(Duke 200)

Photo of Pune, Maharashtra, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

It was still unbelievable .. i still couldn't get over the fact that yes , the trip has started .. i was so so happy ..

we took our first breakfast break outside of satara . It was very cold as it was December . we were not even able to sit on our chairs.

Thereafter we continued our journey and the first problem of the trip appeared in Belgaum ,when we had stopped for refuelling . Anish's Bike was throwing fumes and it was from the Coolant leakage . This got us worried for a moment , but as i had owned that bike earlier i assured him that this is not going to be problem , we got the coolant from the petrol station and fixed it and we were on our way .

Coolant leakage problem with Anish's Duke 200

Photo of Belgaum, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

The roads were superb .. it was around 5;30 pm and we found CCD at Ankola . Took a short break , refuelled .

I met few beagle puppies .And playing with them made all the tiredness go away .

Small Break in the jungle near Ankola

Photo of Ankola, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

We do know to pose ! ha ha .. kidding , we don't !!

Photo of Ankola, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

yeahhhhh Puppies .. Look what i found..

Photo of Ankola, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

After ankola there were very bad roads, and lot of construction going on .. so the average speed had drastically decreased from 90km - 30 kms ..We reached mangalore at 12 am and we were very tired and very happy to just find our Hotel rooms .

Finally reached Hotel .Yes , that was our luggage on our Bikes.

Photo of Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Day 2 : Soon after leaving the hotel i felt my bike was wobbling a bit and it was rear Tyre Puncture .. And guess What it was my Birthday !!! aaahhh what a start to my Birthday .. We found the Tyre shop and fixed the puncture and we were on our way to Cochin . Roads were not what we expected .. Till Cochin , it was just single road, No divider and full of heavy traffic .. Our average speed was very bad to only 30 kms/hr .. After 15 hours of Riding we reached Cochin at night 1:00 am .. This was one of the most tiring days on a motorcycle ..

Damn... Its my Birthday an you're giving me a puncture Tyre to start with ? !!

Photo of Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

camels !! funny smiling animals .. That guy could speak marathi .. surprised ..

Photo of Mangaluru, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Another small break to kill the Humidity .

Photo of Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

eat it like the locals do ..

Photo of Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

last photo pf the day , After riding for 12 hours , still managing to smile a bit ..

Photo of Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Day 3: My bikes chain making weird sound , turned out that it was a bit loose , we found the Benelli showroom in cochin and fixed it and we started heading towards Munnar .. Roads were still single , moderate traffic , but Good weather and good road conditions . we were happy to finally get some empty patches . reached munnar at 6 pm .

yeaahhh , My bike is set . Thats Anish in the background Doing photobomb.. ha ha .

Photo of Cochin, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Getting the bike out from the Hotel Parking ..

Photo of Cochin, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Anish enjoying his ride ..

Photo of Cochin, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

whatever this was , it was one of the best desserts ..

Photo of Cochin, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

christmas celebrations

Photo of Cochin, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Dont know what is this !! looks creepy ...

Photo of Cochin, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

few south Indian Dance steps on a random Bridge after Cochin .

Photo of Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

before climbing munnar Hills

Photo of Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Superb Roads .

Photo of Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Random Waterfall..

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Fog was thick and it was getting cold .

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Finally . MUNNAR it is ..

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Day 4 : We woke up to beautiful view of the munnar valley , our Hotel rooms had a great view ..after taking few time-lapse videos , we went out to take exploration ride around munnar , it was beautiful corner by corner and every landscape had something more to offer . We came back to Hotel , loaded our Bikes and Left to Kodaikanal . The roads Changed drastically , empty roads , good road surface conditions and scenic views . we reached on to the top of kodaikanal before 5 pm . Got freshened up at the Hotel and proceeded to the kodaikanal Lake . It was beautiful and what a pleasant weather . I really liked the place .

woke up to this view from my Hotel Room,

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Munnar tea Plantations ..

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Mammoth !! yes i named her Mammoth ..just love her ..

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Levitating in Munnar ..

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

ha ha .. No need of caption..

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Yes , We do crazy and stupid things sometimes .

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

munnar

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

On our way to kodaikanal

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Finding squirrels

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

we went for the yellow ones ..

Photo of Tamil Nadu, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

coconut water vendor was a big Rajnikant fan ...

Photo of Tamil Nadu, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

somewhere in Tamilnadu

Photo of Tamil Nadu, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

It was worth it .

Photo of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Beautiful Kodaikanal lake

Photo of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Kodaikanal lake

Photo of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Day 5 : Now the journey was through tamilnadu state to Karnataka to make it into silicon valley of India . Namma Bengaluru. Roads were amazing , super highways , testing the bike's Top speeds and doing 180-200km/hr with ease . Had a fun time and reached Bangalore before the sunset .

I dont know why I'm there in this frame. LOL

Photo of 3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala. by Dr.Rohan SP.

kodaikanal lake at sunrise

Photo of 3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala. by Dr.Rohan SP.

sunrise over kodai hills

Photo of 3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala. by Dr.Rohan SP.
Photo of 3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala. by Dr.Rohan SP.
Photo of 3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala. by Dr.Rohan SP.
Photo of 3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala. by Dr.Rohan SP.

Divine rays blessing us ..

Photo of 3000 kms Motorcycle Trip to Kerala. by Dr.Rohan SP.

while climbing down Kodaikanal ..

Photo of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

Day 6&7 : We purposely took the route from inside the bangalore city as Anish had visited Bangalore fir the first time . City was welcoming us with heavy traffic , however we could take few glimpse at vidhana Soudha , UB City , Cubbon Park , High court and after a stop, next day by evening we reached home back safely in Pune.

from Bangalore..Bike has been so good throughout the Trip .

Photo of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

hello there .. puppies again . They just make my day .

Photo of Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

sunset : sun will rise again , and who know what it could bring with it .

Photo of Hubli, Karnataka, India by Dr.Rohan SP.

This is the trip i could never forget in my Life , and in these 7 days me and Anish became very Good friends . 

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Wow ! I quickly had a read.. please could you let me know which bike do you own ? It looks extremely comfortable and nice !
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