Sunrise at Lands End is segment 3 of our unique 3 segment itinerary in Dec19, coursing through the breadth of southern India from Allepey in the west coast, over and across the Western Ghats and down to Dhanushkodi in the East coast. This coast to coast epic journey presents south India in its many hues, cultures, landscapes and its diverse, intriguing history. The itinerary includes cycling, trekking, camping, wildlife spotting and visits to various cultural and historical sights, providing an immersive and untainted experience that the discerning traveller will appreciate.
Sunrise at Lands End spans 4 nights, 4 days, with ~280km of riding (with a total elevation gain of ~2800 m) in Kodaikanal, Chettinad and Dhanushkodi.
Discounts available if you book more than one segment (contact us at the time of booking). The other segments are Trippy Kerala and Camping in the Clouds.
Day1: 28th Dec
Those who are joining segment 3 directly will meet the rest of the group at the meeting point in Oddanchatram, by 6:00 am
Segment 2 participants will transfer from Chinnar to Oddanchatram by cab/mini-bus arranged by PiT
A challenging 60 km ride up Kodaikanals forested hills
Overnight stay in wooden cottages amidst forest and plantation land
Day2: 29th Dec
A beautiful downhill ride all the way to the Tamil Nadu plains, near Dindigul. Distance: 55 km , Elevation Gain: 700 m , Loss: 1800 m
Transfer to Chettinad by cab/mini-bus arranged by PiT
Overnight stay in a traditional Chettinad Mansion
Day3: 30th Dec
Ride through little towns and villages with majestic Chettinad mansions, many of which are still in tact. Distance: 30 km
Transfer to Mandapam, near Rameshwaram, by cab/mini-bus arranged by PiT
Overnight stay in beachfront cottages in Mandapam
Day4: 31st Dec
3:30 am ride to Lands End, Dhanushkodi to catch the sunrise. This is an intense ride, in the dark, with a million stars visible in the night sky. Well reach Dhanushkodi at the crack of dawn, if we ride fast enough
Well be stopping at the old Dhanushkodi ghost town on the ride back
Ring in the new year on the beach!
Overnight stay in beachfront cottages at Mandapam
Day5: 1st Jan
Optional train ride on Pamban bridge at sunrise
This marks the end of all 3 segments of the tour, all participants will depart from Mandapam
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