MEET THE WOMEN OF TELANGANA

28 SEPTEMBER TO 10 OCTOBER 2024
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celebrate bathukamma and reconnect with your womanhood on this socially-impactful motorcycle adventure

Going on an India road trip with us is not just about a motorbike journey from Hyderabad to Suryalanka Beach. 

It’s about soaking in the colorful region of Telangana and its most rural areas, surrounded by magnificent green forests, Warangal’s UNESCO 1000 pillars temple and the peaceful sea of Suryanlanka Beach.

It’s about meeting Indian women and celebrating Bathukamma, a 9 days flowers festival, a tradition dating back thousands of years.

It’s about being granted unique glimpses into Indian culture and crafts, learning about the handloom dying process and visiting local artisans.

It’s carrying out social actions that brings us back to the roots of womanhood and sisterhood.

 

Discover you womanhood power in this road trip off the beaten track.

what women riders said about our road trip in INDIA

 

 

sharing with indian women

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Interacting with local communities and learning about their artworks, such as in Ponchampalli where about 100 families keep alive the 4000 years old metal craft work in lost wax and clay techniques.

Having lunch with the girls from the Social Welfare College, where tribal village girls gets free education and vocational training to access livelihood opportunities.

Distributing reusable sanitary pads and educational material in rural areas.

When you take part in this adventure, you not only contribute to several local organisations but you also create bridges that span beyond frontiers.

experiencing the Bathukamma festival

MOTORCYCLE WOMEN ROAD TRIP INDIA

Bathukamma is about women getting together, singing, dancing and celebrating for over 9 days with different flowers every day, representing unity in diversity.

These flower compositions are then immersed, acting as natural water purifiers cleaning up the lakes.

This experience reconnects us with our power as the mothers of humankind, strengthening our bonds across cultures and generations.

awakening your soul

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Discovering Warangal, famous for its 1000 pillared temple carved in stone and dedicated to feminine gods, dated from the 7th century.

Marveling at a lake during a yoga class to admire the silence and the redness of the sunset.

This is how you will experience these rest times when you get off your motorcycle.

ROAD TRIP SUMMARY

MOTORCYCLE WOMEN ROAD TRIP INDIA

duration:
11 days, 9 riding days

route:

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1. Hyderabad : Visit MoWo driving school for women, meet your sponsorees, and get acquainted with the indian traffic

2. Hyderabad – Gadwal: Discover Bathukamma preparations in village homes and celebrate 

3. Gadwal – Vikarabad: Hit the scenic route, and enjoy a sunset yoga class by the lake

4. Vikarabad – Nirmal: Visit the government training center for girls and share a lunch with them

5. Nirmal – Asifabad: Meet a forest tribe and distribute educational material- we might camp overnight

6. Asifabad – Warangal: Visit Ramappa temple 

7. Warangal : Rest day and celebration of Bathukamma at the UNESCO 1000 pillars temple

8. Warangal – Pochampalli: Visit the handloom houses in Ponchampalle and stay at a farmhouse

9. Ponchampalli – Suryalanka Beach: Enjoy a day at the beach

10. Suryalanka Beach – Hyderabad: Meet the Hyderabad chapter of the Bikerni, an all-female bikers group

11. Hyderabad: Wind down with an ayurvedic massage, get pampered in your saree and celebrate the main Bathukamma

DISTANCE:
Approx. 1,800km

MOTORCYCLE:
Royal Enfield Classic 350cc

HOUSING:
Mix of basic tourism hotels and camping

number of participants:
6 TO 10 MAX

INCLUDED:

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– Airport pick-up/drop off in India

– Accommodation 12 nights

– Motorbike rental for 10 days

– Fuel and oil

– Breakfasts, lunches and dinners

– Water, soft drinks and tea on the road

– Inter/national tour lead

– Local contributions

– Support van for luggage/spare parts

– 1 welcome gift

– 1 yoga class

– 1 Ayurvedic massage

EXCLUDED:

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– Fight to/from India

– 100 $ safety deposit

– Entry fees other than specified

– Self inflicted bike damage

– Saddlebags

– Alcoholic beverages

– Tips for local staff

– Personal travel/medical insurance

– Optional activities: e.g. high tea, boating, ATV, organic farming

– Visa fees India

PRICE:
EUR 2,750 / pers

MEET OUR LOCAL team

Jai Bharathi

founder of MOWO

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Jai is an avid motorcyclist from India, leading Bikerni Hyderabad, a regional chapter of ‘The Bikerni’, an all-women motorcycle club.

She has led multiple motorcycle trips to Ladakh, Kashmir, and a cross-country expedition across six nations in Southeast Asia covering 17000 km.

Her passion for her motorcycles and inclination towards social issues inspired her to set up Mowo Social Initiatives Foundation which works towards empowering women using mobility as a tool.

URVASHI PATOLE

CO-Founder of THE BIKERNI

MOTORCYCLE WOMEN ROAD TRIP INDIA

Urvashi Patole, a co-founder of The Bikerni, India’s pioneering and largest all-women motorcyclists association established in 2011, boasts a solid foundation in marketing and brand building.

Her professional journey includes significant roles with renowned automotive manufacturers in India.

Leveraging on her expertise, she excels in designing ride programs, fostering communities, and spearheading memorable tours, contributing a wealth of knowledge in execution and campaign management.

Q&A

 

 

Can I arrive earlier/ leave later?

Yes. We can recommend and help you book a few extra nights accommodation and we will cater for airport pick-up/drop-off. We have also additional optional packages for excursions before or after the tour with local women.
Costs will be borne by you.

Do I need to bring cash? and How much?

Yes, you can easily change your cash in Hyderabad, but it will be more difficult in the rural areas.
Since the trip is all inclusive, your budget will depend on the optional activities you wish to do and tips you wish to leave (suggestion: EUR 500 max).
You can also withdraw and pay in most places with your VISA cards.

How is medical assistance in India? Do you have somebody on the team who can give first aid?

We will carry a first aid kit and one of our team members will be able to carry first aid gestures.
Clinics and hospitals are easily accessible on our route too.

Do we need any specific vaccines or medicines?

Covid-19 vaccines are compulsory to enter India (take your printed certificate), and take sufficient quantity of any of your personal medications.
You can check any update here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india
And we will let you know closer to the date if there is any new in-country health requirements.

How do I apply for visa?

You can check on the official immigration website and apply for an online e-visa: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

What insurance do I need to take?

Any international travel insurance that covers medical repatriation and “dangerous” activities such as motorcycling travel.
Covid-19 vaccines are compulsory to enter India (take your printed certificate), and take sufficient quantity of any of your personal medications.

How much do we usually tip in India?

During the trip, we will take care of the tips for the team for fair allocation.
Outside the team members, you can usually tip 10 to 15% of the bill amount.

What if I don't get on with my roommate or she snores? What is the extra cost of a single room and can I get one along the trip if I need it?

As you get to know your fellow travelers, you will certainly be allowed to swap roommates.
We can eventually allocate a single room but cannot guarantee it as availability might be scarce in some areas we are travelling to.
Extra cost for the single room will be between 25 and 30 euros per night.

How is the food? And how is the water?

Food is very flavourful and usually quite spicy, but we will arrange for non spicy food too.
Bottled water will be provided during the duration of the trip (bring your own bottle so that we can refill them)

Do I need to bring camping gear?

No, we will provide everything.
However, if you feel more comfortable with your own sleeping bag or pillow for example, you should bring it.

What happens in case of an accident/ if I break the bike? or if the bike gets stolen?

Bikes are insured. For small damages below 100 euros, your deposit will be used.
For bigger damages, the insurance will cover the costs.
Security of the bike will be our responsibility.

Do we have mechanics assistance?

Not on the team.
However, mechanics shops are available along the route and it’s very easy to get mechanical assistance anywhere, especially for Royal Enfields (hence our choice of these bikes).

pictures of OUR road trip