Aug. 10 – 23, 2024
14 days
Mumbai to Chennai, 1,950 km


On this trip to India you will traverse the very heart of the nation as you race from the capital of Mumbai on the western coast overlooking the Arabian sea through four different Indian states plying your way in two weeks through the glorious landscape, ancient history and fabulous culture of this magical country till you reach the crystal clear waters of Chennai on the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. This is the Mumbai Xpress.

Moving at the speed of an auto rickshaw gives you ample scope to see all the amazing sights and beautiful places this region has to offer including a variety of hidden away attractions off the tourist trail allowing you to experience a true adventure in India and encounter its people, culture, history and cuisine as you explore the real India off the beaten track.
With a decade of experience The Travel Scientists provide better experiences through superior planning but with various packages to suit the amount of help you’d like us to give you to get where you’re going. The Mumbai Xpress, this adventure of a lifetime can be as much of a challenge as you want it to be, letting your trip to India create the sort of memories you’ll cherish forever.


Whilst you’re at liberty to stop and see whatever you wish along the way, the Mumbai Xpress will be passing through some astoundingly amazing places and there are some parts of this journey through Southern India that we strenuously recommend you don’t miss out on.

   Explore Mumbai’s famous street food scene.
   Wander the walls of Kolaba Fort.
   Stroll through majestic Aga Khan Palace.
   Enjoy the amazing view from Wilson’s Point.
   Look down the stunning cliffs at Ratnadurga Fort.
   Fall in love with the Portuguese architecture of Panaji.
   Visit Jamia Mosque, first built in the 14th century.
   Relax on the various beaches of Mangalore.
   Check out Mysore Palace.



Day 1 (10-Aug-24)

Events in Mumbai
Get into the spirit of the occasion with a range of challenges and events in and around Mumbai making sure you’re prepared for the journey ahead and the adventures you’ll have along the way.

Day 2 (11-Aug-24)

Practice in Mumbai
Get familiar with your three-wheeled vehicle with our full instruction on how to control and maintain this iconic mode of transport, and then some practice in the traffic of Mumbai to test your skills.

Day 3 (12-Aug-24)

Mumbai to Alibag
Hit the road and experience the best form of travel in India as you head by the Kanakeshwar Forest to Alibaug the beautiful coastal city with superbly peaceful beaches and the famous ancient Undheri Fort. The Mumbai Xpress is on the road!

Day 4 (13-Aug-24)

Alibag to Pune
Cruise across the countryside of India as you thread your way through the hills from the coast to the inland city of Pune famous for the Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Temple.

Day 5 (14-Aug-24)

Pune to Mahabaleshwar
Climb into the hills as you head out of Pune towards Mahabaleshwar, home of the Elephant’s Head Point, the breathtaking vistas from Arthur’s Seat and the simply beautiful Mapro Gardens.

Day 6 (15-Aug-24)

Mahabaleshwar to Ratnagiri
Head on back to the beach with a long run down to Ratnagiri with its famous Ratnadurga Fort, tree-backed Anjarle Beach and Swayambhu Ganpati Temple all looked over by its Jaigad Lighthouse.

Day 7 (16-Aug-24)

Ratnagiri to Panaji
Rush south down the coast into the former Portuguese colony of Goa where the vibrant streets of Panaji and its innumerable attractions await you, whether you prefer Patnem-Colomb beach at sunset or the Reis Magos Fort by dawn.

Day 8 (17-Aug-24)

Rest Day In Panaji
Vehicle maintenance, rest and recuperation and some of our trademark events in and around the city will give you a break before you continue your adventure in India aboard your three-wheeled steed.

Day 9 (18-Aug-24)

Panaji to Bhatkal
Roar south out of Goa and back into India proper as you race down to your goal of Bhatkal which is well known for its unforgettable Lord Shiva Temple and the mosque at Noor Masjid.

Day 10 (19-Aug-24)

Bhatkal to Mangalore
Make your way to Mangalore with its world-renowned Kadri Manjunath Temple, the stunning Tannirbhavi Beach and the charming peaceful atmosphere of Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park.

Day 11 (20-Aug-24)

Mangalore to Mysore
Over the hills and far away climb up to Mysuru inland home of the famed Maharajah’s Palace, the Amba Vilas, and the imposing Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

Day 12 (21-Aug-24)

Mysore to Bangalore
Race on through this stunning landscape towards the ancient city of Bangalore with its busy Basavangudi food markets, Krishna-Chandra Temple, and Malleswaram.

Day 13 (22-Aug-24)

Bangalore to Vellore
The overwhelming sights of the Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore Fort and Arulmigu Balamurugan Ratnagiri Tirukkovil make this one of the most amazing stops on this journey through India.

Day 14 (23-Aug-24)

Vellore to Chennai
Journey towards the rising sun as you run down to the coast at Chennai in time for the traditional closing ceremonies and one of our world famous after-event drinks parties. The Mumbai Xpress finishes here.



Prices per team of up to 3 people.

  Package Basic
Hotel Not Included
Hotel Included
Hotel Included
  Price €2210
Per Team
Per Team
Per Team

Deposit: We ask for a 750 Euro deposit on each Rickshaw which may sound pricey but provides ample deterrent against event participants wrapping their new transport around the nearest tree for the sheer hell of it (we have found). The deposit also acts as an expense account for any repairs that need doing along the way that some of our more adventurous packages don’t cover.


General Services Basic Standard Deluxe
Auto Rickshaw
Luggage Truck Service
Medical Kit
Tool Box
Navigational sheet (Day Plans)
Event Shirt
Sim Card
In-Auto Rickshaw WiFi
Hotel Package
Airport Pick up
Storage of valuables in Safety car
Mobile Phone
Road Map, Phrase Book
Event Cap
Team T-shirts
Airport Drop

Vehicle Maintenance Basic Standard
Overnight Checkup Team pays for parts and labour Team pays for parts, labour free Fully Covered
On the Road Service Team pays for parts and Labour Team pays for parts, labour free Fully Covered
Breakage Team pays for broken parts/fittings Team pays for broken parts/fittings Fully Covered

Pimping Basic Standard
Rickshaw Entertainment Package Budget Standard
Rickshaw Painting Package Budget Extreme
Vehicle Horn Dynamo Musical horn Musical horn
Water bottle holder
DC Out
Comfortable Seats
New Tyres and Tubes