This is the second post from the North India Bike Trip travelogue. Read the first North India bike trip 1 – Murphy’s law in action. To summarize the first day, after missing my flight, I had to purchase the … Read more..
This was supposed to be the dream trip. Every detail was planned. But what fun it is when things goes as you expected. Life becomes spicy when we experience bad luck and failures. This is because then we have the chance to bring out something from inside and make the things correct again. This is where satisfaction comes in.A few bad chapters doesn’t mean your story is overInitially it was a solo trip to Spiti. Though it would be winter in Spiti and rarely people travel there due to rough condit
Bicycles have been one of my best childhood memories. My first love, a gearless Hercules AXN. That night ended waiting for tomorrow’s light. We were together for 4 years before it was stolen.
Tried luck second time with a second-hand … Read more..
This is the third post of North India bike trip. Here is the first and second post. My time in the mountains was over and I had to reach Amritsar by today evening. Packed up and left Shimla in the … Read more..
It was a beautiful morning. Air in Agra had a different smell. I decided to leave Agra as early as possible. If I could do so, I would have enough time to roam around Mathura, Vrindavan and reach Delhi before … Read more..
Back on the saddle left Kurukshetra early morning. Read previous posts of this series Delhi to Shimla, Shimla Narkanda, and Amritsar post. Ride till Delhi was super smooth and zero traffic. Delhi to Agra on a bike can … Read more..
The night was unexpectedly cold. Yesterday’s ride from Mumbai to Bordi was not much tiring. Woke up at 5:30 AM and left for Bordi beach to watch the Sunrise.
Bordi beach was almost deserted except for some fishermen and … Read more..
Dahanu and Bordi beach are popular weekend getaways for Mumbai folks. The place remains less crowded compared to other tourist spots like Lonavala, Alibaug and Matheran. And therefore, it becomes an ideal place for people seeking a peaceful, … Read more..
Situated in the coastal part of Vasai town, the huge walls of Vasai Fort, also known as Bassein Fort certainly shows the test of time it has stood. The Fort overlooks the Vasai creek and once housed several watchtowers.
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Waking up in Sahyadri has always been memorable for me. Fresh smell of air the and chirping birds set a positive environment. It was 7 AM now.
Day 1 – Mumbai to Raigad Fort on bike
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Raigad is a beautiful hill fort some 180 Kms from Mumbai. This is the same fort where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha Empire was coronated in 1674 and he declared Raigad as his Capital.
This was the … Read more..
I was on a one day tour of Jaipur on my Rajasthan trip. The day started with Hawa Mahal and later Amber Fort. Hawa Mahal was a gorgeous to visit. Masterji picked us from Hawa Mahal and left for … Read more..
If you happen to be in Jaipur, you cannot miss the Hawa Mahal. It is such a gorgeous place to visit in Rajasthan. A technical marvel and historic grandeur.
This post is the continuation of my Rajasthan trip. My … Read more..
What a ride it was from Longewala border post to Jaisalmer. We reached Jaisalmer before evening. Sun was still in the sky. Jaisalmer Fort and Bada Bagh were on the list but only after we secure a room.
Stories from … Read more..
After taking blessings from Tanot Mata, we continued our motorcycle trip to Longewala border post. The distance between Tanot and Longewala is not more than 35 km.
Longewala needs no introduction. It has been the battleground during 1971 India-Pakistan war. … Read more..
What a peaceful and calm night it was. Hundreds of kilometres away from the bustling city we were in the middle of the Thar desert in a tiny village of Ramgarh . Our journey started from Jaisalmer and today’s plan … Read more..
We had just left the lonely village of Kuldhara. Our next destination was Sam Sand dunes. Babaji of Kuldhara suggested us to visit Khuri Sand dunes instead of Sam. Khuri was another 45 Km from Kuldhara but in the … Read more..
It was 10 AM, Vishwanath and I was lucky enough to have Hero Impulse with us. Our day in Jaisalmer started silky smooth. Gadisar lake was worth spending time. Now it was the time to head towards the cursed … Read more..
From Jodhpur we arrived in the golden city of Thar. Satyajit Ray beautifully named this city as Sonar Killa. Our next desperate stop was Gadisar lake in Jaisalmer also known as Gadsisar lake.
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by train
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