Sunrise at Land’s End (Kodaikanal – Chettinad – Dhanushkodi)

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‘Sunrise at Land’s End’ is segment 3 of our unique 3 segment itinerary in Dec’19, coursing through the breadth of southern India from Alleppey 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.

‘Sunrise at Land’s End’ spans 4 nights, 4 days, with ~280km of riding (with a total elevation gain of ~2800 m) in Kodaikanal, Chettinad and Dhanushkodi.

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  • Date Activity
    December 28, 2019
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    10-15

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All about the Sunrise at Land’s End (Kodaikanal – Chettinad – Dhanushkodi).

‘Sunrise at Land’s End’ is segment 3 of our unique 3 segment itinerary in Dec’19, 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 Land’s 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‘.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Curated travel & guided cycling experience (2 tour/ride leads with drivers and other staff)
  • Accommodation in some of the best homestays and campsites in the region
  • All meals (fixed main course, tea/coffee)
  • In tour transfers by cab/mini-bus
  • Mechanical support
  • Support vehicle
  • Ride refreshments
  • First aid support & emergency management
  • Transportation of cycle from Bangalore and back to Bangalore
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation of participants to the ride starting point (Oddanchatram, near Palani) and from the ride ending point (Mandapam, near Rameshwaram)
  • Rental bicycle (available as an add-on)
  • Personal Expenses
  • F&B other than the meals included
  1. Day 1, 28th Dec Oddanchatram - Thandikudi, Kodaikanal
    • 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 Kodaikanal’s forested hills
    • Overnight stay in wooden cottages amidst forest and plantation land
  2. Day 2, 29th Dec From the clouds to the plains
    • 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
  3. Day 3, 30th Dec Chettinad
    • 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
  4. Day 4, 31st Dec Dhanushkodi
    • 3:30 am ride to Land’s End, Dhanushkodi to catch the sunrise. This is an intense ride, in the dark, with a million stars visible in the night sky. We’ll reach Dhanushkodi at the crack of dawn, if we ride fast enough
    • We’ll 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
  5. Day 5, 1st Jan Depart
    • 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
Homestays and campsites that we've carefully selected for this tour

We’ve selected places of accommodation that not only suit the routes we’ll be riding on but also for the experience they offer to make the tour unforgettable. Wooden cottages amidst the forests of Kodaikanal, a traditional Chettinad mansion in Kanadukathan and beach front cottages in Mandapam. If it weren’t for the exciting rides every day, you would never want to leave any of these locations!

Some snapshots of these incredible locations

 

Beachfront cottages at Mandapam

 

Sunrise as seen from the property

We will transport your cycles but you will need to arrange transportation for yourself. Get in touch with us if you need help with bus/train/flight bookings.

  • 50% refund on cancellations done on or before 11 pm,15th Dec
  • no refund in case of no-show or cancellations after 11 pm 15th Dec.
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