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South India Motorcycle Tours

South India is possibly India’s best touring route on a motorcycle. With a perfect blend of highways, meandering mountain roads, picturesque rural routes, South India really has it all. Also and very importantly, traffic in South India is India at its best!
Embark on a self driven motorcycle tour of South India – an experience you will cherish for the rest of your life. The tour itinerary is carefully chosen not only to visit the highlights of south India, but also for the route - perfect for motorcycling with a mix of highways, mountain terrain and idyllic rural roads.

This tour features an all inclusive price - Bike rental, fuel, accommodation, all major meals, mechanics, luggage and support vehicles, tour lead - everything included in the price!

Distance Covered: 1500 KM / 930 Miles
Riding Days: 9
Travel Style: Active
Service Level: Luxury 5 star Accommodation
Trip Type: Max 10 Guest Motorcycles

The people who know best

Jeffrey Taylor

One of the highlights of the South India motorcycle tour with Indian Expeditions was our visit to the Nilgiri Wildlife Sanctuary. The experience of riding through lush green forests and spotting wildlife in their natural habitat was surreal. The sanctuary is a treasure trove of biodiversity, and we were lucky to see elephants, deer, and even a glimpse of the elusive leopard.

This tour gave us a chance to connect with nature in a way we had never imagined. The serene mountains and dense forests of the Nilgiri Hills were a stark contrast to the bustling cities we’d left behind. Riding through these landscapes and encountering wildlife was an adventure like no other, and it’s something I’ll cherish forever. Kudos to Indian Expeditions for including such a unique and memorable experience in the itinerary.

Rating  ★★★★★

Jeffrey Taylor

Ronald Murphy

Our 14-day motorcycle adventure through South India was elevated to a whole new level, thanks to our amazing guide, Jonathan. His knowledge of the region was unparalleled, and he added depth to every location we visited. Jonathan was not just a guide but a true enthusiast, and his passion for the region’s culture, history, and natural beauty was infectious. He made the trip unforgettable, sharing anecdotes, pointing out hidden gems, and ensuring our safety and enjoyment throughout the journey. If you’re considering this tour, it’s worth it just for Jonathan’s guidance.]

Rating  ★★★★★

Ronald Murphy

Jeremy Bennett

I recently embarked on the 14-day motorcycle tour of South India with Indian Expeditions, and it was an absolute delight. The roads we rode on were nothing short of spectacular. We navigated through winding mountain paths, cruised along the coastal highways, and traversed lush forests. The road quality was top-notch, and it made for a smooth and enjoyable ride.

As for the accommodations, the hotels we stayed in were a pleasant surprise. Each one offered a unique experience, and the comfort and service were exceptional. From cozy hillside retreats to beachfront resorts, Indian Expeditions ensured we had a comfortable and memorable stay at every stop. Highly recommend this tour for both the roads and the accommodations!

Rating  ★★★★★

Jeremy Bennett

Kenneth Young

This 14-day motorcycle tour through South India with Indian Expeditions was nothing short of a revelation. The roads were a motorcyclist’s dream, offering winding routes through lush landscapes. The hotels we stayed in were not just great but also strategically placed to enjoy the breathtaking mountains and pristine beaches. Jonathan, our guide, was the heart and soul of the trip. His enthusiasm, knowledge, and ability to lead us through the most scenic routes were truly remarkable. The mountains and beaches of South India will forever hold a special place in my heart, thanks to this incredible journey.

Rating  ★★★★★

Kenneth Young

Timothy Nelson

Indian Expeditions’ 14-day motorcycle tour of South India was an absolute gem. The roads were perfect for riding, with twists and turns that kept the adrenaline pumping. The carefully selected hotels were not only comfortable but offered stunning mountain and beachfront views, making each stop a memorable experience. And then there was Jonathan, our guide – a true enthusiast and an amazing companion throughout the trip. The beauty of the South Indian mountains and beaches was unparalleled. If you’re looking for a motorcycle adventure, this tour is a must!

Rating  ★★★★★

Timothy Nelson

Self Driven Tours

South India Motorcycle Tours

A true adventure - this motorcycle tour features the best motorcycling route in Indian subcontinent.
South India Motorcycle Tours
Day 1 & 2 Cochin 50-75 KM

Arrive Cochin, introduction to Motorcycles

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Day 2 Munnar 150 KM

Head out to the hills of Munnar on your first proper day of riding

South India Motorbike Tours
Day 4 Kodaikanal 175 KM

The roads to and from Kodai are some of the best motorcycling routes in India

South India Motorbike Tours
Day 5 Conoor 275 km

A long day of riding today – on some excellent varied terrain

South India Motorcycle Tour Tiger Safari
South India Motorcycle Tour Tiger Safari

A short but fabulous ride to the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve followed by a rest day.

Motorbike Tour of South India
Day 8 Mysore 120 KM

A relaxed drive through the Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger Reserves

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Day 9 Chikkamagaluru 200 KM

Ride to the coffee estates – visiting some fabulous 12th century temples en route.

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Day 10 Murudeshwar 250 KM

Back to the western coast through an amazing and scenic route. 

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Day 11 South Goa 150 KM, Day 12 Depart Goa

We head out to relax in the beaches of Goa and a relaxed ride will have us in South Goa – in time for evening tea.

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Day 4
Day 5
Day 6 & 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
For serious motorcycle adventurists.

South India Motorcycle Tours

India is one of the most sought after Motorcycling regions in the world. From riding the world's' highest motorable roads, to the deserts of Rajasthan, India offers a diverse experience on wheels. India has more motorcycles than any other vehicles, and people make space and give way to motorcyclists like almost no other place. Sadly an area often overlooked for Motorcycle Tours is South India.

South India, in fact plays host to the best motorcycle tour circuit in the subcontinent. The roads in general are much better designed that anywhere else in India, and the region offers a stunning and varied riding experience. From amazing "ghat" sections - roads that meander up and down mountains, highways that are second to none, scenic village roads, this tour has it all, and is an adventure that you will never ever forget. We choose to kick start our touring year with South India Motorcycle tours, because this are trips that reenergizes us, reconnects us to nature and ourselves.

Over 12 days and 1500 kilometers, we ride over a route that offers the best riding in the whole of the sub continent. We will ride over roads that hug the coast, up and down mountains, over rural roads that take us deep into the habitat of tigers, elephants and leopards. The roads are in great shape and are tarmac, the weather simply glorious - warm, sun kissed days, deep blue skies, and cool evenings. Leave your worries, endless phone calls behind. Come on a high adventure with us that you will never forget. You, like-minded fellow adventurists, us, your Royal Enfield motorcycle = This is the way to live and kick start a year!

SO MUCH INCLUDED in the price. Not only is this tour a true adventure, but it's GREAT value for money!

What is included
  • Royal Enfield Motorcycle for the duration of the tour.
  • Unlimited fuel for the trip
  • Expert Tour guide and ride partner X 2
  • Back Up Van and Luggage Vehicle
  • Mechanics and spares for the motorcycle
  • All hotel Accommodations 4 - 5 star category
  • All Major Meals
  • Safari in Mudumalai / Bandipur Tiger Reserve
  • Pick up and drop from airport/ point of arrival

  • What is not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Flight Tickets
  • Drinks
  • Visas and any Visa related expenses
  • Pick up and drop if not on arrival or departure dates
  • Anything that is not explicitly mentioned in the what is included section.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Arrive at any time. You’ll be picked up from the airport and dropped at your hotel.

    Introduction to the your motorbike.  Drive around town and some highways to get used to your ride.

    Head out to the hills with roads meandering through tea estates. A truly picturesque drive to the hill station of Munnar.

    The road to Kodaikanal offers some of the best motorcycling routes in India. You will truly enjoy this day as we ride over some really, really well designed mountain roads.

    A long day! We have a lot of distance to be covered today. We will ride from the hills down to the plains, take on busy highways and scenic rural roads and up the hills again.

    A short but very interesting ride will have us reach Jungle Hut, a very comfortable family run resort in the wild. Rest day here, and we will safari into the wild to spot megafauna such as the tiger, leopard and elephants while the mechanics check all motorcycles thoroughly for the next leg.

    A relaxed drive through some stunning rural roads will have us reach Mysore, where we will gear up for the next 2 days of heavy riding!

    We visit the coffee estates of Chikkamagaluru, stopping at some stunning ancient temples in Hasan and Haleebedu on the way. Built by the Hoysalas in the 11th – 12th centuries, these temples are amongst the most ornate and intricate in India.

    Another big day of riding as we head to the coastal town of Murudeshwar. This ride is very good and picturesque!

    The last day of riding and a truly spectacular one as we hug the western coast of India and ride in to Goa.

    Your room is booked until 10 AM today. Drop off at Dabolim International Airport provided its before 4 PM.


    At Indian Expeditions, we understand the importance of good hotels throughout a touring holiday. All the hotels on our tours of South India have been personally selected by our directors to ensure they meet the highest standards. We have personally stayed in the hotels and experienced first hand how their services are. We have also hosted many groups of travellers in them.  Furthermore, we have paid special attention in making sure the hotels we stay in suit the western traveller. Each hotel on our South Indian Tours has its own unique style and character, but all share the same high and excellent standard.

    Though our tours are advertised as tours with 5 star hotels, some boutique hotels may not have a star rating, but have the same level of service and comfort as a 5 star.

    Due to the growth in tourism in India, it may not always be possible to stay at our listed accommodation and an alternative of equal standards will be found.


    Legend has it that there were seven bastions in Fort Kochi, built by the Portuguese and strengthened by the Dutch. Adding on to this 500-year-old legacy of defending oncoming conquests is the Eighth Bastion. Built by blending contemporary and colonial styles each room has a distinct appeal. The echoes from the past come alive here while the air carries an unmistakable spicy-sweet scent.


    Elephant Passage is a mountain resort far apart from the rest in its class due to it’s magnificent location. This location gives it the quintessence of Munnar, embellished with thick woods and foggy rejuvenating ambience. The Name “Elephant Passage” is the English version of their location ANACHAL: Aana-Elephant, Chal-Passage or Road.

    Great Trails, Kodaikanal

    Great Trails, Kodaikanal is an unforgettable mountain retreat in the heart of the Western Ghats. Nestled amidst the serene and picturesque landscapes of Kodaikanal, this charming hotel offers a perfect blend of modern comforts and the tranquility of nature. With its comfortable accommodations, impeccable service, and proximity to Kodaikanal’s natural wonders, it makes for a perfect stop before and after a hard day’s ride

    Teanest, Conoor

    The Teanest, Conoor is a hidden gem nestled in the lush and tranquil hills of the Nilgiris. This enchanting boutique hotel is more than just a place to stay; it’s an immersive experience in the lap of nature.  As you ride into this haven of tranquility, you’ll find yourself surrounded by tea plantations, misty mountains, and a sense of serenity – much needed after a long haul ride from Kodai!


    Jungle Hut is situated at the foothills of the picturesque Nilgiri Hills in the hamlet of Bokkapuram, near Masinagudi. This area constitutes the buffer area of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve which is home to a wealth of wildlife including the Bengal Tiger, Leopard (panther), Asian Elephants, Indian Gaur (Bison), Sloth Bear, Hyena, Wild Boar, Cheetal and many others. It’s here we spend a rest day and it’s the perfect setting for it!

    Radisson Blu, Mysore

    Luxury meets the vibrant culture and history of one of India’s most enchanting cities at the Radisson Blu, Mysore. It features elegant and well-appointed rooms, great dining options, and impeccable service. Great place to relax on the Motorcycle Tour.


    The Gateway Hotel Chikmagalur is a Taj property and features a blend of colonial architecture, contemporary efficiency and absolute luxury. Nestled in the heart of the coffee plantations in Chikmagalur, this charming resort offers a seamless blend of nature’s splendor and modern comforts. With comfortable accommodations, warm hospitality it’s another perfect stop on the Motorcycle Tour of South India.

    Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa

    This iconic beachfront resort is a true embodiment of the Taj Group’s commitment to providing guests with an unforgettable experience of India’s hospitality and natural beauty.

    Nestled within the historic walls of the 17th-century Fort Aguada and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa offers an extraordinary blend of rich heritage and modern indulgence. From its meticulously designed rooms and world-class dining options to its rejuvenating spa and breathtaking views of the sea, this resort is the perfect place to relaxcand unwind after a tour of south India on a Motorbike!

    Trip Information


    Sun-kissed – in a word! Glorious sunny days with bright blue skies is the norm. The climate of South India is tropical. Summer temperatures on the plains are very hot, but cooled by the South-West Monsoon, which lasts from June- September. During these months it can be very wet and therefore very humid. At hill stations, temperatures can become quite cool at night even in the summer and may drop below 15 C between December and February so warm clothing is necessary. The rest of south India remains warm and sunny during the winter months. Summer starts from April, with May – mid July being the hottest, where it can reach temperatures of over 40 C during the day. From August, it starts cooling down, with it being the coolest between December to end of February. The west coast (Kerala, Goa, parts of Karnataka) experiences rain between June and September, and in the east coast – Tamil Nadu, it rains mostly in November up to mid December.  During the first 3 weeks of November, sporadic rainfall occurs, sometimes heavy for brief periods. The hurricane or cyclone season starts end of November and ends by around the 20th of December. One can expect intense spells of heavy rain and wind during this period, especially during the first 2 weeks of December.

    Time difference to GMT

    +5.5 hours


    3 Pin Round


    Hindu, Islam, Catholicism, Protestant, Buddhism.


    English is spoken widely. Other major languages are Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. Our tours are conducted in English.


    Though all major meals are included in the tour price, we are outlining costs in South India. The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more. The water quality is poor and therefore it is recommended to avoid drinking tap water during your trip.

    Lunch price
    £8 / $ 10

    Dinner price
    £8 / $ 10

    Beer price
    £3 / $4

    Water bottle price
    £0.5 / $ .05


    Foreign Exchange

    Indian Rupee (INR)

    GBP/US$ are the best currency to change into local currency.

    The Indian rupee is a restricted currency and it is best not to obtain in the UK as rates are very poor. We strongly advise you not to exchange you at airports on arrival as they give very poor rates. Your Tour Leader will advise you on the best places in each town. Both GBP and USD cash are easy to exchange. It’s not possible to change money using a credit or debit card.

    ATMs are available widely. You must inform your bank that you are travelling to India and ask them to enable your cards to have withdrawal / transactions enabled for India.

    In most establishments that are medium to large.

    Opportunities to exchange are limited.



    South India is a tropical region with high humidity. Lightweights are needed all year round with some warmer clothes for the cooler winter evenings (November to February) in hill stations such as Munnar, Thekkady and Chikmagalur. Casual clothes are the most practical: tight fitting garments, brief shorts and skirts should be avoided, since they attract unwelcome attention. Swim wear can be worn in very few beaches but in all resorts and hotels if you are using the pool.



    Walking shoes or trainers and sandals are recommended. Note that temples do not allow footwear to be worn inside, and footwear must be left at the entrance of temples. You can wear socks inside.



    While our maximum cap on luggage per person is 25 KG – two main pieces of luggage and day sac, we highly recommend that you do not overload yourself. One main piece of baggage and a day sac per person are recommended. Note that domestic airlines in India usually allow 15 KGS of checked in baggage and 7 kgs of cabin baggage per person.  Most hotels where we stay at offer express laundry services for about USD 1 – USD 2 per piece.

    This is a serious trip. Do not bring clothing, baggage, or equipment that you are worried about damaging.

    • All camera/computer equipment should be well-protected and insured.
    • Temperatures will be warm during the ride. Removable layers to give you the ability to adjust your kit to suit the conditions.
    • Take comfort seriously. You’ll want as much of your attention as possible on the road or track ahead.



    You must bring the following with you on the trip.
    3 litre Capacity is strongly recommended.
    You must wear an approved (road-use) helmet at all times when riding. The ideal type is the full-face road/motocross or enduro type helmet. The peak acts as a sunshade and the chin guard gives good protection and ventilation. The design also allows the comfortable wearing of goggles, which I strongly recommend. They are better than sunglasses for keeping out dust! If you use tinted visors or goggles, we strongly advise that you carry a spare clear lens for possible riding in the dark.
    There are a few different styles of body armour available:
    • Hard plastic ‘rooster-tail deflector’ or tabard style
    • ‘All-in-one’ mesh jacket (which includes hard armour in all the vulnerable areas and a kidney belt)
    • Separate pieces of hard armour fitted into a jacket.
    Your choice comes down to personal comfort, but it is important that your elbows, back, shoulders and chest are as well protected as possible.
    A lightweight textile motorcycle jacket is highly recommended. This is ideal as it allows adjustment of kit according to temperature changes during the day.
    Your trousers need to be hard-wearing and breathable. Motocross or enduro type pants are ideal, although alternatives such as reinforced denim jeans or combats could be
    considered. It is essential that adequate knee protection is worn. We recommend the hard type.
    For safety and protection.
    A lightweight summer pair is sufficient.
    We’re not expecting rain in South India at this time of year however there can be the occasional cloud burst. A lightweight suit is ideal.
    Please bring a proper waterproof bag for your documents, mobile phone, camera, valuables etc.
    Don’t bring plastic bags as they are terrible for the environment.
    Obviously, you’ll need to bring a sufficient supply of any personal medication. Other useful items rehydration salt sachets, paracetamol, ibuprofen, antiseptic cream and sticking plasters.
    Antiseptic or alcohol based.
    A high factor is strongly recommended.
    You should also bring the following with you on the trip. You might not need any of it but you’re better safe than sorry.
    For time off the bike.
    Bring some just to be safe.
    A head torch is very useful when staying in different locations each night.
    And finally – EAR PLUGS – To protect against snoring roommates. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!



    Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff (like in hotels, or drivers) will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, your leader may organise a group’s tips kitty for included activities and meals and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour.
    Accordingly, you should allow GBP35 / $ 40 approx. 3’000 Indian Rupees for group tipping.
    For all non-included services and meals on your trip please tip independently at your discretion.

    Transport Information

    Sedans, such as the Toyota Etios. SUVS such as the Toyota Innova / Volkswagen Taigun. Minibuses such as the Force Tempo or Force Urbania. All vehicles used will be in excellent condition, fitted with individual bucket seats and with air conditioning. The type of vehicle used will be at our discretion, though if you have any preference do send us an email and we will try to accommodate your request.

    Accommodation notes

    Accommodation in South India is as varied as the region itself and standards might not always meet those back home. We have chosen the best of the best resorts and hotels for your adventure.

    All rooms are twin-share and they have their own bathroom attached.All towels and bedding are provided.

    Government Travel Safety Advice

    We strongly recommend that you check your government’s travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK citizens, check the latest Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advice.

    Price Guarantee

    Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. However, please note that if you voluntarily make any changes to your booking including changing your trip or departure date, any additional costs or charges incurred will not be covered. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.

    Visa and Passport Information

    India: Holders of passports endorsed British citizen, as well as Australian, New Zealand and US passport holders may be eligible for the e-Tourist Visa to enter India.

    The visa can be applied for through the official Indian government visa website only – https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html . Please check all eligibility criteria that can be found on the website but important points are listed below –

    You must be arriving into one of 29 selected entry points which can be found via the official Indian Government website link above. However, you can exit from any of the authorised immigration check posts in India.

    Passports must have at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival in India and at least two blank pages for stamping. Visa applications will take approximately 4 days to process.

    Those applying for a 30 day electronic visa can only apply within 30 days of arrival for your visa to be valid. Furthermore double entry is permitted and you can only obtain two 30-day visas in a calendar year.

    Please note these costs are subject to frequent change so you should check on the official Indian government visa website mentioned above. Biometric data will be collected on arrival in India.

    If you are not eligible for the e-Tourist Visa, please refer to VFS Global to apply for your Indian visa – https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk/how_to_apply.html

    Whilst the online form offers a relatively quick way to apply for a visa, some applicants have reported difficulty in completing the form.  If you would like to use a visa service to process your visa on your behalf, we recommend CIBT Visas. They have expert knowledge in visa requirements, and are dedicated to ensuring that obtaining your visas is as efficient and hassle-free as possible.

    CIBT provide various levels of visa service, including detailed information about which visas and documentation you and your party require, clear and user-friendly application forms, and a full concierge service to manage your application from start to finish. There is a team of experts on hand to offer advice, and liaise with embassies on your behalf.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.

    Booking conditions

    Before booking your Indian Expeditions trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

    Your safety and enjoyment on tour

    We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, so we ask you to confirm when booking this trip that you are fit and able to fully participate in all elements of the itinerary. If you have any concerns about your fitness or ability to complete any of the activities, please get in touch with our Customer Relations team at [email protected] as soon as possible.

    Our tour leaders are trained and experienced in managing differing abilities within a group, but if they have concerns about a group member’s ability to safely participate in any element of the itinerary or believe someone’s presence could affect the safety or enjoyment of the holiday for others, in accordance with our Booking Conditions our tour leaders have the authority to ask an individual to miss an activity or activities. This decision would never be taken lightly, but on the rare occasions our tour leaders ask someone to sit out part of the tour, refunds will not be offered and individuals may be liable for additional costs incurred.

    Your Tour Leader

    We believe that our Tour Leaders are the key to the success of our tours; they are local experts who are bursting with first-hand knowledge which they love to share, and their unique insights will bring the destination to life. Your Tour Leader will be on hand throughout your tour to make sure arrangements run smoothly, to organise all the local logistics and to keep you safe. Your Tour Leader should be your first point of contact if you encounter any difficulties or disappointments on trip – please raise any concerns, however small, with your Tour Leader as they are best placed to assist you.


    It is a condition of booking with Indian Expeditions that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. Please ensure that you are covered for the full duration of your holiday, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy.


    Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against Tetanus, Infectious Hepatitis, Typhoid and Polio. Please consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on Malaria, Dengue and Zika Virus. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list.  Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.


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