Before the race starts we will spend a few days in Mumbai. Our flights will get us there via Berlin and Abu Dabi. On march 31 (next thursday) will we fly down to Trivandrum and meet the rest of the teams and start the training and preparations for the race.
Itinerary Malabar Rampage
Day 1 Date: Apr 2, 2016
Activity: Registration, rickshaw training (part 1), welcome party Highlights: Welcome party
Day 2 Date: Apr 3, 2016
Activity: Rickshaw training (part 2), Meet the press, Mini Challenge Highlights: Mini Challenge
Day 3 Date: Apr 4, 2016
Activity: Trivandrum to Alleppey, 176 km Highlights: Alappuzha beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Alappuzha. Its beautiful garden on the shore gives an exclusive sight. Imposing buildings of a colonial past overlook the shore. The pier, which extends into the sea is more than 140 years old and is a rare sight. Dense Palm groves at one end and an ancient towering light house at the other, Vijay Park and Sea view park are all spectacular sights one should never miss. Boating Facility is available in both Parks.
Day 4 Date: Apr 5, 2016
Activity: Alleppey to Calicut, 250 km Highlights: Dolphin’s Point: here one can see in the early hours of the morning dolphins playing in the sea. The beach, 2 km from Calicut town centre is along stretch of tree lined sand popular with the local people because of the Lions Club park, the Light House and the two piers – and, of course, the opportunity to enjoy in the evening breeze. Malabar House Boats: for luxury boating and exploring pristine back waters of Kozhikode, House Boats can be availed. The novel concept and excellent hospitality in this floating palace is worth enjoying, with family and friends. These are the first fully newly built House Boats of Kerala. These are stationed at Purakkattiri, close to Purakkattiri Bridge on Ullery – Perambra road. 10 kms. from Kozhikode.
Day 5 Date: Apr 6, 2016
Activity: Calicut to Mangalore, 233 km Highlights: The beaches and the temples top the list of tourist attractions in Mangalore. The beaches of Mangalore are wonderful tourist destinations, offering contrasting experiences of peaceful relaxation as well as many fun activities, apart from a wide range of local food. Someshwara beach, Panambur beach, Mukka beach and Tannirbavi beach are the major beaches of Mangalore. The major tourist attractions in Mangalore include famous temples like the Mangaladevi temple which has given this town its name, a lighthouse, and the Seemanthini Bai Bejai Museum, apart from some beautiful churches and mosques.
Day 6 Date: Apr 7, 2016
Activity: Mangalore to Murudeshwar, 158 km Highlights: Murudeshwar, the pilgrimage paradise and a scenic holy place, has recently shot into prominence as one of the loveliest spots in Karnataka. The tiny town of Murudeshwar, home to a huge Shiva temple and bounded by the shimmering sea and rolling hills, is the sort of place which makes you contemplate about life and what it means to you. The vast stretches of silvery sands with the Sahyadri mountains framed into the background, the coconut trees dancing to the tunes of the billows, rose of boats dancing and drifting towards the shore, the sun looking like a ball of fire just before the sunset and then sinking into the sea – all weave a magic spell and make the viewers forget themselves.
Day 7 Date: Apr 8, 2016
Activity: Murudeshwar to Panaji, 188 km Highlights: Blessed with natural splendor, Panaji is a beautiful town located on the left bank of the Mandovi River. This enchanting town mirrors the colonial charm and rich past that makes it stand apart from rest of the tourist destinations of Goa. Its well maintained gardens, red roofed houses with stucco walls built in the authentic Latin style and the avenues lined with statues and gardens are feast for the eyes. The beach lovers can make their way to the Miramar beach which is an ideal spot for the various water adventures and also for spending some quality time away from the cacophony of the busy city life. The long walks on the silvery sands of the Miramar are the best way to enjoy the beach. Further ahead there is the fishing village of Dona Paula around Panaji. The Dona Paula beach is a place that attracts several tourists. The old Goa or the Golden Goa lies around Panaji and is a must see. Magnificent churches sumptuous buildings, stately mansions and broad streets once characterized the 3sq miles (8km) of old Goa. Today it’s a small village surrounded by the huge churches and convents built during its heyday, and which attract visitors from many parts of the world. Among the many splendid buildings of old Goa, are the magnificent churches & cathedrals such as Se Cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, or Basilica of Bom Jesus contribute in making Old Goa as Golden Goa. There are other religious sites in Panjim such as the Mahalaxmi Temple and the Jama Masjid. A visit to this town would transport you to an entirely different world. Panjim is also an ideal stopover for the shopping freaks and here you can come across a good number of book stores that have an impressive collection of books. Whether you are interested in history, nature or spirituality, you will get every choice of book that you need. If you have become exhausted after visiting the tourist attractions in Panaji, then you can relax at any of the restaurants that are dotted almost in every corner of the road. You can relish some of the quality drinks and delectable food which is prepared here.