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Kate and I began this trip in December 2009 by cycling from Delhi to Agra and than making a loop through Rajasthan, ending up in Udaipur. In Rajasthan we were able to visit Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur with many points in between. One of the highlights of this section was attending the annual Camel Festival in Bikaner.

From Udaipur we took the train to Mumbai, and spent a week seeing the sights there including the fantastic Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. After a side trip by train and bus to the Ajanta and Ellora Cave complexes we shuttled out of Mumbai down the coast a couple of hundred km by train to Ratnagiri.

From Ratnagiri we cycled along the coast of Maharashtra, through Goa and into Karnataka, up into the hills of the Western Ghats and back down along the coast through the Kerala backwaters region. In April we finally reached our destination of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, at the southernmost tip of the subcontinent. We took liberal breaks on this coastal section for hanging out at some of the great beaches we found along the way.

After a recovery period in Cochin, we flew off for a last bit of cycling, snorkeling and hanging out at the beach in the Andaman Islands. Getting to, from, and around the islands with our bikes was a bit more effort than we had bargained for at this stage in our trip; a relaxing "beach hang" it was not, but we're glad we got to see and explore some of this remote indian outpost by bike.

Bikaner Camel Festival 2009

Bikaner Camel Festival 2009

66 photos, 1 video

Bicycling India Videos

Bicycling India Videos

6 photos, 6 videos

Elephants

Elephants

29 photos