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India Tuk Tuk Adventure

India, Asia

from £1,550* per person 10 Days September
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Large Minority - Adventure Holidays & Tuk Tuk Challenges 20 people max
  • India
  • Active & Adventure trips
  • Culture & Nature trips
Welcome to the India Tuk-Tuk Challenge! Fact: lots of people have been to India. In fact, you can barely move for people who’ve been to India. It’s all “India this” and “India that.” And that’s not a bad thing. India is amazing. Properly amazing. But, the next time someone comes up to you and starts going on about India, imagine you were able to respond with: “Sorry, can I stop you there? I actually once drove a rickshaw about 1000km around India on my own, so whatever you have to say about India, it better be more interesting than that. And if it isn’t, well-intentioned though I’m sure you are, my suggestion is that you leave this conversation posthaste and go and have a long, hard think about how decidedly pedestrian your trip to India was compared to mine. OK?” Yeah. Cool innit.

See, we love rickshaws and we love adventures. So we thought we’d take our extremely successful rickshaw rally format – in which, you drive around a country as part of a team and complete challenges to accrue points – and apply it to India. It’ll kick-off in Kerala then wind up, down, under and around this incredible sub-continent, before eventually arriving back in Kerala, like a big, spicy, self-drive boomerang. And there it is. The India Challenge. Are we good or what?

Locations visited/nearby

India, Asia

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3 testimonials about the provider, Large Minority - Adventure Holidays & Tuk Tuk Challenges:

  • Reviewer: located in Bangkok, Thailand
    Who needs a tour guide when you can make your own way around Sri Lanka? Lanka Challenge was a fun-filling-10-day-trip with Amazing People from all over the world. LC is definitively one of the world's most adventurous activities. It's not only about winning the Challenge but also about helping the kind people of Sri Lanka. It offers you a chance to absorb the Lankan culture and eventually turn into one of them for a while.
    Believe me when I say that Large Minority's people will make you do things Lankan style. LM has done it this time and I am sure they will do it again... Two thumbs up for the good people at Large Minority and those who participated in the event in 2009.

  • Reviewer: located in Dubai, UAE
    Who else can claim they have circumnavigated Sri Lanka and Cambodia driving a Rickshaw? Or bought fuel in a coke bottle whilst wearing pyjamas? I truly believe there is no better way to see a complete country and get down with the local culture. You just can't do this on a tour. Make no mistake, this is a mentally and physically challenging adventure that will test you in many ways.
    The social side plays the biggest part - we made a great group of friends and every night was a party. Large Minority gave us an expertly planned fully-inclusive holiday which would be nearly impossible to organise on your own, all for a great price and still supporting local charities. Bring on the next location!

  • Reviewer: located in Tokyo, Japan
    People keep asking me about the Cambo Challenge and I think I've nailed what makes it so incomparable for me, it's all about the human interactions. The group were fun, switched on, non-competitive and from all over the map. The challenges got us past our barriers and into authentic Cambodian communities and interactions.
    The LM team were smart, creative, playful and good times. Traveling by tuk tuk was crazy, liberating and totally engaging with your surroundings, and Cambodia itself...half confronting, half embracing and incomparable throughout. We loved it.


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Day 1 - Kochi

Today is all about getting to know the beast. 

You will meet the other teams during the welcome gathering.

Accommodation: Kilians Hotel

Day 2  -  Cheruthuruthy

After breakfast, luggage handover (at the parking lot) and the route briefing (at reception) you are off on your own 125km to Cheruthuruthy.

Accommodation: River Retreat

Day 3 - Pollachi

Another 82 km on the road in your richshaw.

Accommodation: Coco Lagoon

Day 4 -  Kodaikanal

After breakfast you need to find your way to Kodaikanal, some 130 km away. 

Accommodation: Le Poshe

Day 5 -  Kodaikanal

Today you can rest and enjoy the surroundings of Kodaikanal.

Accommodation: Le Poshe

Day 6 - Bodimettu

Another 130 km to go. 

Accommodation: Shola Crown

Day 7 - Kumily

And you are back on the road driving 89 km to Kumily.

Accommodation: Forest Canopy

Day 8 - Alleppey

130 km until you reach Alleppey. 

Accommodation: Houseboat

Day 9 - Kochi

Last day with your tuk-tuk and last change to complete the challenges. 

It’s time to say goodbye to Old Faithful. Your noble steed. Your Tuk Tuk’s will need to be handed back, after you arrive at the Finish Line.

The last night together and the much awaiting award ceremony and farewell party.

Accommodation: Trinity Hotel

Day 10 - Departure

It is time to say good bye.

*** Please note route and hotels for reference only & subject to change

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