Fun Ride: Exploring Five Indian Cities On A Bicycle

Cycling has recently seen an increase with travellers keen to explore cities and popular destinations in a sustainable manner. Take a ride this World Bicycle Day
Bicycling leads to less traffic congestion and cleaner air
Bicycling leads to less traffic congestion and cleaner airPixabay

Seen as one of the most reliable, environment friendly and sustainable mode of transport, bicycles are fast becoming popular among travellers to explore cities and the countryside. June 3 is observed as World Bicycle Day across the globe. In India too, you may go cycling across the diverse landscapes. But if you are an amateur, it is best to start with some of the popular cities. Check with the local state tourism departments for the latest options available and safe routes.


Mukteswar Temple, Bhubaneswar
Mukteswar Temple, BhubaneswarUnsplash

One of the cleanest cities in the country, the best way to grab the feel of Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, known for its temples and other attractions, is by cycling through its bustling neighborhoods. The state was one of the first to introduce public bicycle sharing systems. With almost 400 cycle parking stations spread across the city, it is quite to easy to find yourself a ride through this buzzing metropolis.


Aga Khan Palace, Pune
Aga Khan Palace, PuneUnsplash

From its scenic countryside to its historical significance, from glitzy pubs to adventure sports, Pune is a nice blend of crazy, culture, and calm. Chart your own route or join a cycling group. They also have night cycling option.  


City Palace, Udaipur
City Palace, UdaipurUnsplash

Majestic, regal, elegant are some of the adjectives that pop to mind when talking of this City of Lakes of Rajasthan. Several organizations run tours of the city with options to traverse through its countryside and old city.


Vidhan Soudha, Bengaluru
Vidhan Soudha, BengaluruUnsplash

The capital city of Karnataka, also called the IT Capital of the nation, is crowded no doubt. But with bicycle, you can easily beat the traffic, coast through the side roads, and enjoy the scenic beauty, the historical attractions, and it many parks.


Old Lighthouse, Puducherry
Old Lighthouse, PuducherryUnsplash

Once a French colony, Puducherry has come a long way. The Promenade Beach, Matrimandir, Sri Aurobindo Ashram are some locations where you can easily ride to apart from exploring the streets filled with Indo-French cultural ambience.

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