Plan your monsoon ride to these 6 places

Plan your monsoon ride to these 6 places

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“It’s not the destination, It’s the journey.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is pretty much true for motorcycle riders that the destination will be the least thing that matters to them. At times, it might not be even relevant at all. What matters is the journey they traverse, the terrains they navigate and the ultimate bliss experienced when the journey ends. So this monsoon, as you prepare for going a ride with rain as your frequent companion, we list 6 places in Kerala that will give you a great motorcycle riding experience. These 6 places have been chosen not as destinations, but as places that will offer riders a visually appealing and wholesome riding experience throughout the route up there. Also, get an idea on how to get there as we briefly outline the route with Caferides as your starting point.

900 Kandi

The only route in our list that takes you towards northern Kerala, 900 Kandi is the ideal place if you want to get lost in the wild with your motorcycle. A forest situated in the district of Wayanad, 900 Kandi blends all the elements of nature and offer riders a raw and untamed experience through the wild. From Caferides, you can start your journey through the NH 66 to the Ponnani-Tirur road and finally reach Kozhikode. From Kozhikode, move towards Kunnamangalam and take the route towards the great ‘Thamarassery churam’. Riding through the hairpins would serve as a great starter before the 900 Kandi ride. Now, take the Meppadi-Chooralmala-Soochipara route after reaching Chundale to finally reach 900 Kandi. The paths will be off-road so off-road bikes are recommended. The place is rich with awesome viewpoints and scenic beauty in its natural form.

Vagamon

Vagamon is an ideal place if you are planning to take a short ride from Kochi. The entire journey may hardly take a day. It is an excellent place to escape from the commotion of city life. The Vagamon Kurisumala, Pine forests and Barren Hills are all the locations you must visit once you reach Vagamon. The highlight of the journey is obviously the Erattupetta to Vagamon route which is a paradise for riders. First, take your way towards Kottayam via Trippunithara. Erattupatta is approximately a 1-hour drive from Kottayam and from Erattupetta, the actual ride begins!

Ramakkalmedu

Did you know that the iconic actor Leonardo Di Caprio once described this place as ‘A paradise on Earth’? Yes, and this paradise is just a 4-hour ride from Caferides! Ramakkalmedu is a hill station in the district of Idukki. Green hills and constant wind irrespective of the season are the main features of this hamlet. It is indeed one of the windiest places in Asia and hence you can find numerous windmills there. A good route for a rider would be the Thodupuzha-Cheruthoni-Puliyanmala-Ramakkalmedu route as the riding experience through this route is great.

Elaveezha Poonchira

If you want to have a fantastic visual spectacle during this monsoon, then head straight to Elaveezha Poonchira. The transformation of the terrain during the rainy season is quite captivating. It is recommended to view both the sunrise and sunset from this beautiful valley. It located in the outskirts of Kottayam. From Caferides, head towards Puthencruz via Kakkanad and from there towards Thodupuzha. Then follow the Thodupuzha-Moolamattam till Kanjar. Finally, take the Kanjar-Pullikanam road leading to Elaveezha Poonchira road.

 

Athirapally to Pollachi

If you want to experience one of the best road routes in South India, then Athirapally to Valparai route will obviously be the best fit. The route encompasses beautiful rain forests of the Western Ghats. You also would have probably heard of the Athirapally and Vazhachall waterfalls which is along this route. Your journey starts at Chalakkudy and ends at Pollachy. The route from Valparai to Pollachy has 40 hairpin turns which make the ride even more interesting and adventurous but do make sure that you take the necessary precautions while riding in the rain and it is advised to pause your ride if the rain becomes fierce. The route to be taken from Chalakkudy is en route Athirapally-Vazhachal-Malakkapara-Valparai-Pollachi.

Munnar

Admit it, you cannot avoid this place even if you have gone there a dozen times! The ride through the tea plantations with breathtaking views as the altitude rise makes this place an ideal choice for riders. Filled with picturesque locations throughout your ride, Munnar offers a wide variety of viewpoints other than tea plantations. A ride to Munnar this monsoon will definitely be an ecstatic experience for riders as it had always been.

So these are the places you can consider if you plan for a ride this rainy season. Before going on the trip, do make sure that you take the necessary precautions to be taken before riding in the rain. The highlights mentioned about the places are just a small portion of what you will be going to explore in the course of your journey. So happy riding!

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