God’s Own Country! That phrase itself makes us think about the natural beauty that Kerala has to offer! Which is why, we planned to celebrate our 2nd marriage anniversary by doing what we love; riding and traveling to explore new places!
Starting from Bengaluru and proceeding towards Wayanad, Kochi, Vagamon, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Salem and then back to Bengaluru, we planned to embark on our first long distance ride through mountains, jungles, waterfalls, tea estates and nature in general!
Read on below to check out what we had in store for day 8 (Kodaikanal to Salem Ride).
Back to back special days! Today we celebrate our second marriage anniversary! As planned, we had breakfast at the hotel and checked out as early as possible. We had to climb down the same route (Kodai Ghat road) and views were just as fantastic as the previous day!
Once we completed the descent and after a while joined the NH 44, which is pretty plain with excellent roads, we were easily cruising at 90 to 95 kmph and slowing down only when there were barricades on the road.
Although to be entirely honest, it was kinda boring to ride on this highway, especially when you compare with the Kodai Ghat road or the winding roads from Munnar to Kodai! We reached Radisson Salem in by around 3 PM and it was time to just relax and enjoy!
We had dinner at Radisson’s Grills By The Promenade where the staff had surprised with a lovely cake and celebrations for our anniversary.
Surely was a great way to celebrate our anniversary, doing two things that we love; riding and eating!
That marks the end of this day’s and this trip’s travelogues. The next day was basically for our ride back to Bangalore and most of it was on the NH 44, which is in excellent condition. For most parts we were cruising at 90 to 95 kmph. We covered a total distance of 1775 kms on this trip and it surely was a ride to cherish!
Of course, there were many places that we’d want to visit again but missing out on those places didn’t matter much because what we saw themselves were extremely mesmerizing and stunning! And of course, we plan to visit Kerala again this time with a longer stops.It is not for no reason that Kerala is called God’s Own Country! Until next time!
For details from the other days, check out the links below!
- Kerala Ride – Basic Overview
- Day 1 – Bangalore to Wayanad
- Day 2 – Exploring Wayanad (Kurumbalakotta Mala, Banasura Sagar Dam, Karlad Lake, Edakkal Caves)
- Day 3 – Wayanad to Kochi
- Day 4 – Kochi to Vagamon
- Day 5 – Vagamon to Munnar (with Vagamon Meadows)
- Day 6 – Exploring Munnar (Top Station, Echo Point, Matupetty Dam)
- Day 7 – Munnar to Kodaikanal
- Day 8 – Kodaikanal to Salem
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