I am a 47 year old Swiss starting december 2nd 2018 to cycle from Bombay (Mumbai) towards south alongside the sea and through the Western Ghats mountain chain using small roads. There is no exact schedule or planned route; locals usually know what are the places worth to be visited. Often I get quite addicted riding which sometimes results in many km, but can easily adapt to others and do less- and hopefully more if required. The bike I use is OK for off road, but its isn't a mountain bike. I also carry camping equipment and therefore am independant, can stop at a beautiful beach. I'll be on the road for 60 days, will pass Bangalore to visit a friend during Christmas.
It's always enjoyable to meet new people who share the same passion, reason enough to look out for companions. Hope to hear from you soon.