1/ Starting from Trivandrum, we proceed to Venice of the East, Alleppey, one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in the State of Kerala dubbed as “God’s Own Country” . The Palm fringed canals and shores bustling with glimpses from the day to day life in the country side, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach are definite “go to” places in Alleppey.
2/ From Alleppey, we further move on to explore the beauty of the blessed state of Kerala, to reach Calicut, a place that has all the required ingredients such as the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on the west and mesmeric peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, to fascinate a tourist.
3/ If this wasn’t enough, the scenic city of Mangalore in the State of Karnataka, dotted with coconut palms, hills and streams, and is known for its temples and beaches, will for sure take you to a different world, the very next day.
4/ Anyone favor watching the sunset? Murudeshwar is the next pit stop on this Rampant Rampage (or should we call it a lovely odyssey?). An evening visit to see sunset at sun set point can be a real fulfilling experience and set up for a mesmerizing evening.
5/ What next? What else can it be? Margao, the cultural capital of the State of Goa. A day’s stay here, augurs well as to the importance attached to this ertswhile Portuguese settlement. Beaches, Beaches, Beaches and for those religious minded people there are churches and churches. Top it up, one shouldn’t miss the resting caves of Pandavas
6/ Save the best of the best for the last. “Panaji” – the capital of the small but vibrant state of Goa. Panaji is a tiny city that packs in a large punch. The church on the main square, the Baroque architecture, pretty villas, cobbled streets and interesting buildings give Panaji a distinctly Portuguese ambience. After the mini marathon we had, we rightfully deserve a nice evening stroll. Wishful thinking? No. You get what you deserve and do that in style across the riverside promenade, as the pretty town of Panaji lies along the left bank of the Mandovi River. Wait!! There is more… The Old Portuguese quarter of Fontainhas, a charming section of Panaji with its narrow cobbled streets, quaint taverns, tiny pubs and bars, are a nostalgic kickback to the days of yore and for sure serve to be a nice farewell gift.
Rickshaw Challenge, Malabar Rampage in a larger map
|Day #||Date||Start Loc||End Loc||Distance (km)|
|Day1||5-Apr-14||Events in Trivandrum|
|Day2||6-Apr-14||Practice in Trivandrum|
|Team of two||€1125||€2100||€2475|
|Team of three||€1740||€3255||€3835|