A ride southwest from Vizag, ending in Bangalore

A ride southwest from Vizag, zig-zagging to turn 970km into 1,400km. We fly out of Bangalore 19 days later. In the first week we were in the delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. We crossed the Godavari and the Krishna rivers. Moving inland, the ghats in central AP are scattered. The tribal presence seen in northern…

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A ride from Bangalore to Madurai

A ride from Bangalore to Madurai through Mysore, Coimbatore and Trichy. This is heartland South India. From Madurai we get the train back to Bangalore as there is no international airport at Madurai (in 2004) It is 2004 and bikes are THE way to get to work in rural India. Sadly, motor bikes are set…

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The Chhattisgarh ride, India

To get into Chhattisgarh we land in Hyderabad and ride up to Warangal on the first day. We then have to go SE for a day to get over the Godavari River. We stop in Konta, Malkangiri and Jeypore. Then in Dantowara, Basur and Jagdelpur. Heading north we arrive at a junction just west of…

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Kerala from Trivandrum to Calicut via Nilambur

A ride through Kerala from Trivandrum to Calicut via Nalambur. Trivandrum flower market. Pulling in the fish net. There were hundreds of kilos of fish in this one net. We are in the monsoon season. Not smart. Not again. Nov-March is best. Vikki about to enjoy a classic and delicious Keralan breakfast. They use a…

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A Ride from Hyderabad Airport to Bangalore Airport

A ride from Hyderabad Airport to Bangalore Airport. We don’t go into either city. We head south west through Raichur to Hampi for the first rest day. Because of the direction of approach we stay on the north side of the river (the Tungabhadra). It is so different to the other side where I stayed…

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