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    Kasauli is a quaint hill station, a small town in mountains. Although its a hill station in Himachal, you can reach there without riding much on mountain roads, which is a bit trickier than riding in planes. Thus it was decided, Kasauli, our first proper long ride on bikes. Two of us, my friend Arjun and I were ready to leave Gurgaon at 4 am in morning, on his Bajaj Avenger and my R15. Two bikes with exactly opposite character, one comfortable mile muncher, and other sharp sports bike with sporty riding position, thus a bit uncomfortable.

    Finding our way out from Delhi to NH 1 proved to be a bit time consuming, but we were whipping our steeds on NH 1 in about an hour. NH 1 is nice wide and relatively less traffic meant we kept our machines at triple digit speeds for extended period thus reducing time needed to reach Kasauli a bit. At morning at about 6:30 we stopped for breakfast, awesome tandoori paranthe with chunk of homemade butter. Was delicious and worth repeating so we did that. By now sun had started to appear and we could feel early morning breeze and cool first beams of light.
    NH1 was state of the art highway for about 100 kms but after that some construction work is going on which kept our speeds in check. Consequently it took us about 5 hrs to reach Chandigarh from Gurgaon. Till Chandigarh, its plain road meant for high speeds which is fun. But real fun starts once you reach mountains. Coming from plains, high mountains looming in front ominously. For first time its awesome moment. We had awesome kulfis at Ishwar sweets in Kalka.
    Mountain roads are enjoyable for those who love to ride. Twisty and well made, roads are awesome but need a bit of concentration to ride. We reached Kasauli and were greeted by cool weather, awesome picturesque valleys, clouds hanging on roads, deep mists and fogs in valleys and a green carpet of bushes and grass covering entire landmass. Its very picturesque and beautiful. Top it with well mannered people on roads and town folks, and it was awesome weekend.
    My R15 though very enjoyable on curvy roads, took its toll and I was a bit tired. We booked a small hotel, names MM Hotel for Rs 1400. It was a bit expensive for room they offered, but considering it was a tourist place and was in middle of Kasauli main market, we agreed for it. As I was tired, I fell asleep instantly. Arjun awoke me for lunch. We decided to do that at Gianiji ka Dhaba, a famous Dhaba. But it had ques of people waiting outside for seat. As we were enjoying riding in mountains, we decided to head to Solan for lunch, about 40 km away. Unaware of any good hotels in Solan we took lunch at Caf 7.
    On returning from Solan, we decided to see places in Kasauli. Thankfully there is not much to do in Kasauli. It is a small uncluttered town with some tourists and a place great for relaxing. So we went to sunset point, at walking distance from our hotel. It was at edge of a mountain overlooking vast beautiful valley. As there was lots of clouds, we could not see sun, but it was very calm and relaxing place. We sat there for couple of hours.then came down for dinner and then finally go to sleep . We could leave hotel at 8 am in the morning. I was a bit skeptical as sporty riding position on R15 was a bit tiring. But next day was a surprise. I was used to that sitting position and by sitting easy on it, I could cover all the distance back with minimum stoppages and breaks. By 6 in the evening I was in Gurgaon.
    We had ridden about 700 Km in two days, and are looking forward patiently for more such trips, when right weekend comes.

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    A decent ride for the beginners. Kasauli is place for lay'ed back attitude.. nothing much to see there ! Any pics you got .. must be shared !

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    1. Here are some pics...

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    Congrats on your first long trip!
    Wish you many more!
    That winding hill road looks so inviting in the pic.
    Nature is at its best at this time, though dealing with rains is annoying.
    Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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    Congratz for your first trip

    No matter how many roadtrips your do in the future, you'll remember it lifelong

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