This post describes 5 thrilling bike rides in India! With its breath-taking scenery and biologic diversity, India offers some unique experiences for bike tourists. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India offers a rich and varied heritage for bicycle tourists. Cycling is growing in India, with cyclists from across the country and the world enjoying magnificent scenery. Some travel to higher altitude regions to experience the sheer thrill of high-level mountain bike riding in some places.
Thrilling Bike Rides in India, #1: Pindari Glacier, Uttarakhand
Pindari is a famous glacier in Uttarakhand. It is located in the upper Himalayan region of the Kumaon top hills. The glacier is also located near the famous Nanda Devi temple. The ride to reach the glacier is thrilling and challenging as you will have to cross villages, tall mountains, narrow valleys, and rivers. The ride is challenging, yet full of fun and adventure. High adrenaline thrills are guaranteed!
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Thrilling Bike Rides in India, #2: Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is a town located in the heart of Kerala, which is a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast. Munnar is very famous for mountain biking. Steep hills, great weather, and a mountain bike create a perfect blend to enjoy nature while pedaling. Also, the tea plantations offer fabulous views. You can organize a tour with Kerala tourism.
Thrilling Bike Rides in India, #3: Kochi
The city of Kochi is located in the flat plains of the Deccan plateau and is perfect for bike rides. Kochi is famous for old monuments. There is an old European church that was constructed back in 1503.
The beach around this city provides great views that you can enjoy while riding a bike. There are numerous coffee plantations in the region. People from all over India visit Kochi throughout the year. Also, Kochi has a number of spice bazaars that are well worth exploring.
Thrilling Bike Rides in India, #4: Konkan region
The Konkan region is surrounded by the great Western Ghats, sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India. This mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the 8 most biologically diverse regions in the world. The cycling experience in this region is incomparable. You can explore several beaches near Pune, or cycle towards the great district of Ratnagiri, which is world famous for mangoes. You can also cycle towards the Goa; the route is a bit long but it offers stunning views and the abundant charm of the Konkan region.
You can visit the Konkan region any time of the year, but be aware that there is a big rush of tourists in the peak season. The peak season in the Konkan region (as with most of India) is the winter, November to February. The busiest tourist months of all are December and January.
Thrilling Bike Rides in India, #5: Srinagar
The city of Srinagar is located in the heart of the Jammu and Kashmir valley. Srinagar is referred to by some as heaven on earth. It is also seen as a Mecca of mountain biking by many cyclists. Some of the passes have an elevation of more than 13,000 feet (4,000 m). Two of the prominent passes are Sonamarg and Zoji La pass. The breath-taking deep valleys and slender peaks are the major attractions in Srinagar.
There are several glacial lakes in the region, including Chander Taal and Suraj Taal. You may head towards the Ladakh from here by following the Zoji La pass. Srinagar attracts many travellers throughout the year; however, the best time to visit Srinagar for an exotic bike ride experience is around April to September.
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This guest post was written by Rohit Agarwal. He is an avid traveller, and has shared experiences about his trips to some of the greatest parts of India that an adventure lover would appreciate on transindiatravels.com.
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