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Join this motorcycle tour with Discover Himalayas in Goa and Karnataka, India. In tropical Goa, you will be enjoying warm-up rides, palm-fringed beaches, and a great cuisine. Then, you will be riding through South India to absorb the diversity and all aspects of this unique culture. You will concentrate on the state of Karnataka. Karnataka also has some of the most interesting historic architecture in India as there are the sites of Hampi and Badami (now Unesco World Heritage Sites), just to name a few. Karnataka is a mainly rural area, thus scattered with local villages in which you will get a chance to stop over and witness the local lifestyle. This motorbike tour will provide you with a good insight and will leave you with unforgettable memories. It is truly an experience of a lifetime.
Your accommodations during this motorcycle tour are hotels and resorts in double rooms with en-suite shower / WC.
Fly independently to Goa, meet up at a hotel in Benaulim (South Goa). Have a relaxing afternoon, sunset drink, and dinner on the beach.
Today, Discover Himalayas will brief you about your Enfield and will take you for a warm-up ride. After a briefing on the tour, you are free to enjoy the beach or rest by the pool.
Have a relaxing time with a half-day fun in the saddle along the Goan coast to the beautiful beaches of the south.
Today, you will hit the road for real.
This ride takes you through the countryside where ancient Chalukyas’ remnants are abundant. Chalukyas’ first capital was Aihole and has an amazing history and beautiful temples. The sculptures of Aihole temples have superb architecture and therefore famous as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture”. The oldest temple here is, perhaps, the Lad Khan temple dating back to the 5th century. In Pattadakal, an impressive series of nine Hindu temples, as well as a Jain sanctuary can be seen.
It is time to give the bikes some rest as you will take only short rides and you will stroll around the amazing 14th-century ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire, now a World Heritage Site.
Cruising in the scenic jungle of the Western Ghats, you enter the into Dandeli wildlife reserve. Dandeli is an ideal destination in north Karnataka for those who love nature. It offers tourists an incomparable mix of scenic beauty. The town on the river is surrounded by deciduous forests and a renowned wildlife habitat where rare animals and birds roam in deep valleys and hilly terrain. Dandeli offers white water rafting, night camps, nature walks, boating, bird watching, tiger and crocodile spotting and angling, along with picnics, eco-tourism, and trips to nearby caves and temples. You’ll spend the night in one of the nature resorts. Optional rafting may be possible depending on water levels released from the dam.
After relaxing morning and jungle walk, you ride to Gokarna. Today, you will enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride from the jungle into the Malabar coast. You arrive in Gokarna for sunset and dinner on the beach.
Today, you will have a rest day off the bike in Gokarna.
This will be your last ride of the tour through amazingly beautiful coast roads and country lanes down to Goa, back to the beach.
Rest on your favourite Goan beach and have a farewell dinner.
After a fabulous trip, it’s time to return home with lots of memories or individually extend your holidays for a little longer beach holidays.
A valid international driving license must be obtained from your home country before leaving.
In this tour, every time you climb onto a bike, you are accepting some element of danger. You drive safe, under control, and always in convoy. Your biggest safety hazards are the other drivers. Discipline, driving regulation, and enforcement in India are lax. So, the rider must have enough experience and good control over the bike. However, your guides try to minimize this road-sharing problem on the routes, and you and your guides will purposely avoid busy roads, where possible, and will opt for the country roads with little traffic.
This tour will take place around Goa and Karnataka in India. You will arrive in Goa and ride from Goa to Badami, Hampi, Dandeli, Gokarna, and back to Goa.
Badami was the center of the ancient Chalukyan glory. It was founded in 540 by Pulakesi I (535-566 AD), an early ruler of the Chalukyas. Nowadays, Badami is a sleepy little town on a red sandstone ridge. The Chalukyas are credited with some of the best traditions of Dravidian architecture including an experimental blend of older South Indian temple architecture and the Nagara style of North India. Badami is famous for its four cave temples that represent the secular nature of the rulers then, with tolerance and a religious following that inclines toward Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Hampi, the seat of the famous Vijayanagar Empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-mogul India, covering several states. It is one of the most beautiful, extensive and fascinating of India’s ruined kingdoms. Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. The ruins of Hampi of the 14th-century lay scattered in about 26 square-kilometer area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation with the river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides. The local Hindu temples are far from deserted and the village that lies in the middle of this moon landscape is very colorful and vibrant with life.
Gokarna is an ancient temple town and center for Sanskrit studies. It is located on the north coast of Karnataka State. Gokarna means "Cow's Ear ". It is believed that Lord Shiva has emerged from the ear of a cow. Gokarna is a town of contrasts as it is a temple town and also a holiday destination. The place is full of palm and coconut trees. The town has got two main streets with temples, shops, and traditional tile-roofed brick houses. The heart of the town is a typical pilgrim center, flanked by small business, worship paraphernalia, souvenirs, and foodstuff. The maze of narrow lanes and alleys are reminders of tradition, which continues even today. Brahmin priests go about busily with their religious duties. A walk through the main street is a truly impressive experience.
The meals served during this tour are breakfasts and dinners outside Goa and non-alcoholic beverages with the meals. However, breakfast, while you are in Goa, is included in the hotel price.
Goa International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$20 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Dabolim Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Transport from the airport to the hotel is a 25-kilometer drive. There is a pre-paid taxi service at the exit of the airport, which costs around 15 to 20 USD. In case of arrival in a group, Discover Himalayas can welcome and pick up the group at the airport.
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