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    Default Weekend Ride: Ayodhya Hills

    The mountain range called Ayodhya is located in the district of purulia, west bengal. The town of purulia is 328kms from kolkata, and ayodhya hills is 70 odd kms from purulia.Just did a weekend ride to this place with some ride buddies.Uploading some pics.Trip logs coming soon !










    ..................while passing through the remote villages, I can hear the people saying " Maoists! they are Maoists ! "......
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    looking foroward for the triplog ani,and nice picture there

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    Finally something from Kolkata guys.Looking forward for the trip log and pictures.

    Fourth picture-Is that a dam?

    Also the road at the second last picture looks inviting.

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    Hey Ani,

    Beautiful photos and had never heard of this place

    Seems like a great place to camp.

    East has so much better places to see and be at - damn all this terrorism and naxalites.

    Hope you post about more such exotic locations for our "Doordarshan" at least.

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    Very good stuff!

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    beautiful photos...looking forward for the triplog..
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    Nice to see the pictures, nice to see people from Bengal touring and sharing, and even more inspiring to see that you guys are doing it on roads which do not necessarily qualify as roads. It would be good to have some details on the trip log.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks Aryan da,Nabendu da, Mg, 2write, sunny and Ken da.
    @mg, yes it is a dam.
    @ken da, thank you for those words.And yes, we did a reasonable amount of offroading.
    It was 5th november, around 11pm when we decided on a phone conference that we
    are going to purulia.Ayodhya hills is a unusual destination,not because of bad road
    conditions,but because of maoist activities in that area.It is a disturbed zone.But in
    this trip,we wanted to do all kinds of roads, highways,ghat sections, hills and some
    offroading too:d.And purulia seemed to be the perfect place.
    Three Bikes were:
    Bajaj Pulsar 220
    HH ZMA
    TVS Apache RTR
    All black steeds of Indian bike manufacturing companies.
    Riders were:
    Anirban(xbhp id: A_n_I)
    Suvo(xbhp id: suvo_rossi)
    Monty(xbhp id: monty_rockstar)
    and Somorshee
    Monty decided not to ride his unicorn for this trip.We agreed, because its always
    better to have one extra rider for these sort of trips.
    Serviced our bikes on friday, I bought tubeless tyre puncture kit and some
    spares.Suvo was carrying Toolkit, First aid, extra tube and footpump.We decided to
    stay in a village farmhouse on ranchi road near purulia town, which i arranged for.
    This made the whole trip a better experience.
    Day 1:
    Could not sleep the whole night coz of excitement.Called Suvo and Monty and went to
    Suvo's place around 2.30 am to play with Deco, his black lab:d.Somorshee came
    around 3 am.After a little discussion about the route and stops, we decided to start.
    packed all the bags properly and loaded them on the bikes.As Monty was going with
    Suvo on his ZMA as pillion, me and somorshee carried most of the luggage.
    We started for Purulia at exactly 4 am.Suvo was the drag. Passed Kona Expressway in
    a ziffy and we were on NH-2,also known as Durgapur Expressway.I prefer night riding,
    so was enjoying a lot.The 220cc motor under me performed excelently.I could see
    suvo's ZMA struggling in crosswinds a few times, but my 220 was more comfortable
    and it was planted on the road.I had a very bitter experience with fog in my last
    night ride on NH-6 because I wear glasses,but surprisingly this time it was
    manageable.It was the crack of dawn and the highway had less trafic,this made it a
    lot better.Maintaining steady 70-80kmph speeds, reached Shaktigar around 5.20 am,
    which is 110 kms from kolkata.

    Shaktigar

    first smoke!

    sunrise at shaktigar


    Had 2 cups of tea, some biscuits and cigarettes and we were back on NH-2 by 6am.
    Next stop was Durgapur.Relaxed there for sometime.


    Durgapur

    Continued riding again.I decided
    to rip a little now, and touched three digit speeds a few times till the place where to
    had to take left turn to enter Asansol.entered the town of Asansol around
    8.45am.Asansol is 225 kms from kolkata.We were hungry and searched for a
    restaurant.Finally found one after 5 minutes.Had Masala Dosas and Hot tea.Stayed
    there till 10am.Handed my sony cybershot W80 to Monty as he was the pillion on ZMA.Please excuse the bad pics,most of them are taken while we were riding.Refueled our bikes, and followed the GT road.I was Leading the
    group now.Road conditions were not good,but not that bad either.Trafic made it
    worse.After 15 more Kays,we took another left turn to enter Disergar Ghat.Crossed
    disergar bridge and entered Purulia District.


    Disergar Ghat.

    The real fun started now.The arrow straight highway was over.We had beautiful curvy
    roads infront of us, filled with lots of ups and downs. Road conditions were perfect,
    long sweeping curves welcomed us.


    the roads!

    I was enjoying the most. After sometime, i could see
    the Panchet Hill on my right hand side. Crossed some small jungles.These roads had
    less trafic, and I was going mad over some curves. The roads and scenary was so
    good that for sometime I forgot that this zone is famous for Maoist activities.This
    was the most enjoyable experience of the whole day.Crossed Raghunathpur doing
    65-70kmph speeds.Roads between Raghunathpur and Purulia were the most exciting.
    Took a couple of Butt brakes in between.
    some pics:

    panchet hill



    Somorshee Monthy and Suvo !





    Reached the town of Purulia Around 12.30pm.Crossed the Town and asked for
    directions towards Ranchi road.Entered the Farmhouse on Ranchi road where we were
    supposed to stay around 1pm.Bathed in a pool and Had our lunch. Then we were off
    to bed.Woke up around 8pm.Did what 3 college stundents are supposed to do when
    they are away from home, alone and have some good ol rum at hand.Had our dinner,
    and we were awake till 2am, chatting between ourselves and listening to everything,
    from pink floyd to skid row till mudvayne,porcupine tree and Killswitch Engage.:d

    Pic from the roof of the farmhouse
    Route taken : Kolkata-Shaktigar-Durgapur-Asanson-Niamotpur-Disergarh-Raghunathpur-Anara-Purulia
    Kms done:
    350 kms.

    Day 2: The ride to ayodhya hills and more pics coming soon!

    This is my first triplog on xbhp.Trying the best I can.
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    nice stufff dude...

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