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  • [Photo Feature]: Khushboo Gujarat Ki

    Khushboo Gujarat Ki

    Date: 18-22 Apr

    In this journey, We ( Me with my younger sister ) covered places like Beautiful Sasan Gir Forest, Somnath temple, passed Porbandar & finally reached Dwarka.
    Return leg was a different route moving towards Rajkot and finally meeting NH8 at a place called Anand followed by the beautiful 3 lane highway all the way upto Thane.
    This log would be less writing and more of a photo feature so please feel free to ask any questions. We covered in total 2100 kms in 5 days and believe me in the entire trip, roads were just too good to ride.
    Even the State Highway are maintained exceptionally well, the roads even in the most interiors never failed to amaze us. Road Infrastructure is brilliant and has been made keeping in mind it should be good for years to come.
    If you wish to ride as per the route provided by Google then without GPS to reach Gir is like suicide. Thankfully, I have GPS in my phone which helped us all the way till we reached Gir.
    People were very friendly and unfortunately majority of them do not speak Hindi so be prepared to do lot of hand actions and gestures to convey your message
    All the places visited were good to visit at least once and Gir is a place where I would surely go again and may be stay 2 full days.

    More to follow with limited write up...

    Here's the trip map


    Reached Gir through the interiors of Gujarat and finally took the coastal route to reach Dwarka


    Glimpse of one of the beautiful State Highway


    Scenic view on both sides of SH keeps you going.


    One of the very rare stretches of bad roads


    What on earth was this? I still do not know


    Finally the last stretch of 15 kms to reach Sasan Gir goes through deep forest where we were advised not to stop in between and go straight till you reach the other side of the gate.


    Finally we reached the other side of the gate.


    The Real Deal - King of the Jungle


    Deer - You will be able to spot deer's in plenty in the entire Gir Forest.
    This one is male as it has horns.



    Clicked in Devaliya which is 16 kms Jungle where animals like lion's and deer's are kept in captivity. Very good for tourists who will not return with disappointment as chances of spotting Lion in open jeep jungle safari is less


    Like I said, they are found in plenty everywhere


    Our National Bird - Peacock! Looks very very beautiful indeed.


    Somnath Temple - 45 kms from Sasan Gir


    Coastal Line roads


    Another view of the coastal line road


    Coastal Line - NH51


    Coastal Line - NH51


    Dwarka - Shiv Ling


    Nageshwar Temple - Dwarka


    Nageshwar Temple - Dwarka


    More to come...
    My Ninja 650 Thread:
    A Green Affair! Starring Kawasaki Ninja 650

    My Travelogues:
    LOST in Sikkim
    Ride to Mt. Abu - An oasis in the desert

    Ladakh & Lahaul Valley 2011 - A journey to heaven & back
    Toranmal - Beautiful yet hidden
    Khushboo Gujarat Ki
    Sands of Time - Rajasthan

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    • #3
      keep those pic coming,no need to write triplog,pics are doing enough justice.
      and the question remains why do i race?
      every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

      #i have learnt to manipulate my own adrenaline and the perception of biking is different.
      #overkill is underrated.
      #how random roads may appear there is always a destination.sigpic
      #i don't subscribe to co-incidence,either it is the rider or the other moron on the road

      (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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      • #4
        It seems you had great drive.
        Nice pictures.
        Waiting for more...
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        The bikes are very smart, but it's still up to you to keep the rubber side down.
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        • #5
          Awesum pics anna. lavkar yeu de
          Those who like me, raise your hands. Those who don't, plz raise your standards :)

          बुरी नजर वाले तेरा मुह काला !!!

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          • #6
            I'm already a big fan of Modi Ji, now that you've shown what can one expect in GJ, I'm not going to spare it with RJ. Excellent, pls show us more of GJ where you people have ventured.
            Skill is what keeps you on a Motorcycle
            Awareness + Skill is what keeps you out of harm's way
            ATGATT + Awareness + Skill means you might Live To Ride another day

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sayank10 View Post
              keep those pic coming,no need to write triplog,pics are doing enough justice.
              Yes, I will keep the write up less and add as many pics as I can to show what Gujarat is all about!

              Originally posted by umeshp View Post
              It seems you had great drive.
              Nice pictures.
              Waiting for more...
              Yes, We were never tired of riding throughout this trip as the roads are in amazing shape. More pics and updates will come tomorrow

              Originally posted by InsaneRider007 View Post
              Awesum pics anna. lavkar yeu de
              Thanks Avi. All you buggers gave Taang or else it would have been double fun riding in group.

              Originally posted by aargee View Post
              I'm already a big fan of Modi Ji, now that you've shown what can one expect in GJ, I'm not going to spare it with RJ. Excellent, pls show us more of GJ where you people have ventured.
              Yes, I am very impressed with the overall road infrastructure. It is very well maintained indeed.
              My Ninja 650 Thread:
              A Green Affair! Starring Kawasaki Ninja 650

              My Travelogues:
              LOST in Sikkim
              Ride to Mt. Abu - An oasis in the desert

              Ladakh & Lahaul Valley 2011 - A journey to heaven & back
              Toranmal - Beautiful yet hidden
              Khushboo Gujarat Ki
              Sands of Time - Rajasthan

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              • #8
                Great pics sachin... Please share accommodation details particularly at GIR.... Waiting for further pics and log....
                WARNING!! Objects seen in Mirror are Disappearing Rapidly!!!!!!

                Never be Afraid to Slow Down!!!!

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                • #9
                  Sachin Bhau, subscribed...
                  Originality is the art of hiding your sources...

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                  • #10
                    Nice pics indeed. Waiting for the rest.

                    Subscribed

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                    • #11
                      An eye treat and a fantastic place for bird/animal lovers. Keep the pics coming.
                      "As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul

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                      • #12
                        Awesome pix there Sachin bhai..!!
                        The roads are freaking beautiful.. Please bring on the rest..

                        If you dont mind (or do) sharing some pix from my ride around Junagadh..




                        Did you managed to meet/see this Africans (Habshi)
                        .... I will rather ride my Bike thinking about God, then sitting in a Temple thinking about my Bike.. ..

                        Blog : Mumbai - Leh - Mumbai : 21 Days, 6500kms. Journey to Heaven..June'09
                        GreatIndianRide - West India on a 110cc for over a month
                        Mumbai-Leh-Mumbai - A Sequel : July'11 (Blog coming soon)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by siddharth_ZMR View Post
                          Great pics sachin... Please share accommodation details particularly at GIR.... Waiting for further pics and log....
                          Siddharth - I stayed in Hotel Leo. Gir is open for tourists for 8 months only and it remains closed for 4 months once the monsoon starts.

                          You'll find many hotels in Sasan Gir and there is no issues of stay. It costed me Rs.700/- for a room in Sasan Gir. Usually, people like to book their accommodation but I went directly as I was not sure which day I will reach there.

                          Originally posted by rachitkohli View Post
                          Awesome pix there Sachin bhai..!!
                          The roads are freaking beautiful.. Please bring on the rest..

                          If you dont mind (or do) sharing some pix from my ride around Junagadh..




                          Did you managed to meet/see this Africans (Habshi)
                          Rachit Sir, You can add as many photos as you wish as long as it serves the purpose of the thread

                          Unfortunately, I did not get to see this tribal dance. There's always a next time
                          Hey, where did you spot the Black buck, I could not spot any? Is it some other National park you visited outside Gir. I know there are a few around.
                          My Ninja 650 Thread:
                          A Green Affair! Starring Kawasaki Ninja 650

                          My Travelogues:
                          LOST in Sikkim
                          Ride to Mt. Abu - An oasis in the desert

                          Ladakh & Lahaul Valley 2011 - A journey to heaven & back
                          Toranmal - Beautiful yet hidden
                          Khushboo Gujarat Ki
                          Sands of Time - Rajasthan

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sachinnair View Post
                            Rachit Sir, You can add as many photos as you wish as long as it serves the purpose of the thread

                            Unfortunately, I did not get to see this tribal dance. There's always a next time
                            Hey, where did you spot the Black buck, I could not spot any? Is it some other National park you visited outside Gir. I know there are a few around.
                            So i was fortunate enough to even dance with those tribals

                            About black buck, I think its from the same Park. Though this is clicked by my fellow riders while i was sleeping in the hotel. They initially tried spotting 'real' lions through a Jeep, but ran out of luck & couldnt find one the entire night. Then the next day, took the normal safari & spotted this lazy king.!

                            Though I did spot those black bucks in open from a distance clearly en-route at some places. Dont remember that actual spot, as it was just a random pit stop.
                            .... I will rather ride my Bike thinking about God, then sitting in a Temple thinking about my Bike.. ..

                            Blog : Mumbai - Leh - Mumbai : 21 Days, 6500kms. Journey to Heaven..June'09
                            GreatIndianRide - West India on a 110cc for over a month
                            Mumbai-Leh-Mumbai - A Sequel : July'11 (Blog coming soon)

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                            • #15
                              Roads look great for cursing.....
                              That even costal line
                              waiting for more
                              Helmets On +
                              High-Beams Off And
                              Only Headphones I need is my Exhaust!!

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