Join me on an adventure of a lifetime!
A vibrant and diverse country, India can be fascinating and yet also be pretty challenging for a traveler. Especially, if you haven’t been to the country before. But don’t worry – you’ll be in good hands! I’ve traveled to many parts of the country, on many occasions on my own, and have a fair idea of the dos and don’ts to ensure that we have a great time, and ensure we keep out of trouble.
If you did have India on your mind—this could be the perfect opportunity to join in on an active adventure—indulge in fun activities like running, swimming, hiking and cycling (and if we have time, we can even squeeze in a few other local activities). Besides of course, tasting some of the local delicacies—every state in India has a different cuisine, language/s and customs. On this trip, we’ll cover 3 states.
An adventure trip and we’ll make sure you keep fit and active with hearty doses of cycling, running, hiking and swimming. At the same time, you’ll get introduced to the culture, local experiences and get a glimpse of village/rural life, jungle safaris, wildlife, culinary experiences, and much more!
Here are the details:
Dates: November 10-November 22, 2016 (12 days, 13 nights)
States covered: Karnataka, Kerala & Goa
Starting in: Bangalore
We will take a day to make sure you get over your jet lag and culture shock (yes, India can be a bit overwhelming when you first land there!), and another day to relax and get in some sightseeing (and also prepare for the next day). On day 3, we head towards the Bangalore Ultra (where you can run distances of up to 25k on November 13) and kickstart the adventure on a high. Though its not mandatory, it would be great to participate. And there’s a shorter 12.5k option too.
We then travel to Mysore to get a taste of history, culture and hopefully a swim too.
We start cycling towards Kabini and the Nagarhole National Park and explore that verdant forest area. We also have a wildlife safari planned and you will get a glimpse of the Asian elephants, amongst others.
The next stop is Wayanad—which is a great area for cycling – with its hills and valleys and green expanses all around, this happens to be one of my favorite areas to cycle through. We also get to go on a couple of breathtaking treks in this region.
After a couple of days, we descend towards the coast, towards Kannur, where you’ll get to do more running/cycling, experience of a “houseboat” ride, through the backwaters. And also get to stay with a local family.
It’s now time to get onto an overnight train and make our way to Goa, which is India’s sunshine state. The seafood/sunshine and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are a perfect way to end the trip. We’ll swim, run and get to taste lots of Goan delicacies.
We then return to Bangalore, which is our point of departure. If you want, this could be a chance to get some shopping done at some of the city’s stores.
Why am I doing this?: I’m a serious travel buff and love spending time discovering new places and new things. I’ve traveled a lot of India and I’d love to now help fellow travelers/adventure lovers get a taste of India and hopefully create an unforgettable experience. If you want to know more about me, do go through my blog and you’ll find enough (and more!). I am supported in this adventure by a great outdoors company called Muddy Boots, who will provide logistics, support and the gear (MTB cycles).
Excited? I also have a day-by-day itinerary, inclusions and costs—so if you want more details, drop me an email (anitabora at gmail dot com) or send me an enquiry via my “Contact” page.