The Monsoon Meanderings III: Crazy Curves & Picturesque Panoramas

It was still raining when we started off from Valparai for the last leg of the journey. The roads were deserted – it was just us and our machines, with the constant drizzle that had been a loyal companion throughout the trip! A dense cover of mist hung over us – lending a surreal touch…

The Monsoon Meanderings II : God’s Own Country

Day 2: Both of us were up by 5:00 am, planning to make an early morning start. Until then, Thrissur had been the perfect host – perfect weather, decent accommodation and great food! It took around 30 minutes for us to get ready and pack up. But before we had finished gearing up for the…

The Monsoon Meanderings I : To ride or not to ride

The initial plan revolved around R going on a solo extensive Western Ghat trip – covering the entire Munnar – Periyar – Thekkady circuit and then circling back to Chalakudy and completing the Athirapally – Vazhachal – Valparai route, before continuing northwards towards Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Athirapally-Pollachi route is considered to be among the…