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15 Days of Green, Blue and Green

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  • #16
    Wow finally the thread is up. Did not want to bother/pressurize you for the ride report after riding for 14+ days. Eagerly waiting for more now.
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    • #17
      Looks interesting from the wonderful pics phanikar. I am tuned in.

      BTW, is the entire GIVI range available officially in India? Did you buy in blr or internet?



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      • #18
        Nice to see the trip log here Bring on the rest!

        Where did you get the Givi box from? And is it mounted on the touring rack from tourer gears?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by shahbaz63 View Post
          Awesome pics & written up .. Castrol for enthusiastic ... Bravo bro
          Originally posted by Nagesh Patankar View Post
          Seems like an epic ride. Glued to the thread.
          Thank you Shahbaz63 and Nagesh

          Originally posted by swagat.tushar View Post
          Lovely Pictures! Where is the day 2 part?
          Thanks Swagat eagerly waiting for your log

          Originally posted by yuv_biKING View Post
          Congrats Phanikar! Loved the day1 pictures.. If possible give us a clue about the day1: places, day2: places.. etc in first page and continue rest of the Tlog in your own pace.
          Thanks Yuv first post edited as per your suggestion.

          Originally posted by Lonely Rider View Post
          Wow finally the thread is up. Did not want to bother/pressurize you for the ride report after riding for 14+ days. Eagerly waiting for more now.
          Thanks Ram

          Originally posted by M@n()J View Post
          Nice to see the trip log here Bring on the rest!

          Where did you get the Givi box from? And is it mounted on the touring rack from tourer gears?
          Thanks Manoj

          Originally posted by Haroon View Post
          Looks interesting from the wonderful pics phanikar. I am tuned in.

          BTW, is the entire GIVI range available officially in India? Did you buy in blr or internet?
          Thanks Haroon

          @Manoj and Haroon : The Givi was borrowed from a fellow Xbhpian. The top box from GIVI, is available on JC Road, but not the side panniers. The GiVi was very sturdy and fitting was bang on.

          @Manoj : No, the racks are not from Tourer Gears. They have not come out with the racks for the ZMA yet. Racks for P220,R15,KTM, CBR250 are ready.
          Stories of the open road...........

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          • #20
            Day 2:
            Route: -Kaas Platue-Mahabaleshwar-Wai-Shindewadi-Khed-Lavasa-Dehu Road-Chakan-Malshej-Chasole
            From Harrison's Folley, Panchgani Somewhere post Narayangaon
            Stories of the open road...........

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            • #21
              Superb pics,Hope you had a nice trip

              Which is your back tyre???
              Helmets On +
              High-Beams Off And
              Only Headphones I need is my Exhaust!!

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              • #22
                Fantastic pictures, especially the last one in the opening post

                Where in JC road is that top box available?
                A lone amateur built the ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic...

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Hackdrag View Post
                  Superb pics,Hope you had a nice trip

                  Which is your back tyre???
                  Thanks hackdrag The rear is a M45 4.00-18

                  Originally posted by NitinGirish View Post
                  Fantastic pictures, especially the last one in the opening post

                  Where in JC road is that top box available?
                  Thanks Nitin , glad you liked them If you are coming from minerva circle towards town hall, the first signal take left , the shop is on the left side, say around 100 mtrs.
                  Stories of the open road...........

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                  • #24
                    Wonderful pics and text as always.. Waiting for more ..
                    sigpic Coorg Episode - Coimbatore Xbhp

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                    • #25
                      Aaah Phani ! Awesome ride as expected from you ! It's great that you have made the best of this opportunity The pictures are lovely as usual and you have captured the monsoon mood amazingly !

                      Kudos & Ride Safe

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Suru View Post
                        Wonderful pics and text as always.. Waiting for more ..
                        Thanks Thala

                        Originally posted by ridermax View Post
                        Aaah Phani ! Awesome ride as expected from you ! It's great that you have made the best of this opportunity The pictures are lovely as usual and you have captured the monsoon mood amazingly !

                        Kudos & Ride Safe
                        Thanks a lot Sir

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                        Day 3 : Malshej-Otur-Bramhanada-Kotul-Akola-Sinner-Nashik-Saputara-Vansda-Unai

                        Was looking forward to an awesome day up ahead. Proceeded till Otur for some Poori Bhaji to tank up a growling stomach. Turn left from Otur, it was like getting into the heart of rural India.

                        Before oturMH gift for today BTW the shoe is black :P


                        Fender art




                        Post Akola , it becomes even better, with trees forming canopies by the side of the road. Mad rush begins from Sinnar towards Nashik. Stop at a roadside dhabha 40-50kms from Saputara for lunch. The road starts getting better in terms of slush, speeding busses spraying water on you. Reach Saputara and started searching for a decent place to stay.

                        Hello Gujrat Few pics from Saputara


                        Caught in the act


                        Wish i had a home there




                        Roads, fantastic throughout.




                        The only place recommended in the whole of Vansda(atleast from the options that I saw) is the forest cottages near Waghai(before Vansda, if you are coming from Saputara) checkpost. When enquired the forest official said it would cost Rs.500/- per day, but was unavailable for the day. Really loved the place. They also arrange camps by the riverside. For people who are light on budget, wanted to experience something different, then This is the place. People who fight for an AC room in a hill station, please stay away from it. The guy at the fuel station suggest me to stay at Unai, about 10kms from Vansda, where the chances of getting accommodation was higher. Thanksfully found a beautiful temple, after which the small town was famous. After a free meal at the temple , call it a day.
                        Stories of the open road...........

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                        • #27
                          Congrats for being selected as a Castrol Power Biker. Beautiful pictures and trip log. Let them roll.
                          HH Karizma (Current) || CBF Stunner PGM-FI || Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
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                          Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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                          • #28
                            Awesome pics Phani.

                            Look at the condition of the shoe :P

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
                              Congrats for being selected as a Castrol Power Biker. Beautiful pictures and trip log. Let them roll.
                              Thanks Ravi

                              Originally posted by bharathkkr View Post
                              Awesome pics Phani.

                              Look at the condition of the shoe :P
                              @Bharath : Thanks man

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                              Day 4 : Unai-Buhari-Bajipura-Madhi-Kevdi-Dediapada-Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary-Rajpipla-Bodeli-Halol-Kalol-Godhra-Lunawada-Modasa-Ratanpur-Udaipur.

                              Temples bells were the the alarm for the morning. Freshen up for a small visit to the temple(more importantly for the prasad).







                              Unai Mata


                              A check with a truck driver about the route proceed towards Rajpipla and then entering Rajastan. How much I praise the quality of roads in Gujarat, it’s not sufficient. Fell in love with it. At a small shack somewhere post Madhi stop for some light breakfast. Early morning showers, with some Samosa and tea, ah made my day. Knew it was a long day ahead.

                              Road towards Kevdi


                              Saw a small lane on my right which looked beautiful, took me to Kevdi, a small town and then to Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. Sadly no animal spotting took place, or rather didn’t waste time in searching for them. Connect back to Rajpipla. The fun began to deteriorate as the numbers on the signboards started decreasing towards Halol. The sun was furiously shining on my head. Stop at a place called Hotel Delight, some distance before Godhra, for a very late lunch.





                              From here the curvy roads started defining the word “straight line”. It looked like people who built this road, earlier specialized in building mortuaries. Some distance before Modasa Riding on these roads can put your granny’s lullabies to shame, for making you doze off. Want proof??? take this

                              Roads which redefine the word: Staright


                              Some distance before Modasa Crossed the Tropic of Cancer.


                              At Ratanpur,Rajastan



                              After nearly 14-15 hours of being on the road, finally reach Udaipur for the night. Checked in at the first hotel visible. What a day it was , nearly 575kms though the forests,villages and highways.
                              Last edited by phanikar; 07-28-2012, 06:35 PM. Reason: Added content
                              Stories of the open road...........

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by harish View Post
                                Wonderful log Phani. If possible do post the maps and places where you stayed along with rates. That would be really helpful.
                                Thanks harish will update those details in the last part of the log.

                                Originally posted by AJIT
                                soooooooper


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                                Day 4 : Around Udaipur

                                Today was a relaxed day, not much riding but only to restore the calories which I had lost in the last few days. Wanted to go around Udaipur, initially felt like the city was 1-1 clone of Mysore, people leading a relaxed life, no hurry for anything. Wanted to see Fatehsagar Lake, the famous Udaipur palace, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mueseum and the local market. First visit was to Bharatiya Lok kala Mueseum, the apathy of the Govt towards this place was quiet evident. Handicrafts and other memorabilia exchanges from places as far as Brazil and Mexico are displayed. Loved the puppet show that had little audience.

















                                After a while shifted the location to Fatehsagar Lake. Stopped at a shack opposite to the lake where I had lassi the previous night. Had some fluids to keep myself hydrated. Right next to the shack was Maharana Pratap Memorial. Later head towards Sukhadia Circle( which was like the thindi Beedhi in Bangalore) , but more organized place to have some awesome street food. A must try for anybody travelling to Udaipur and loves food.

                                Fatehsagar lake




                                Maharana Pratap Memorial




                                U saying something buddy






                                Food Joints Around Sukhadia Circle


                                After the tummy full enter the Palace premises. Have no words to describe the place and how it was maintained. After about two hours of going through an era of royalty, it was time for the daily security drill of the palace guards.



                                Anybody game for this Silver helmet????








                                Pichola Lake Palace




                                No bad intentions while taking the pic






                                Venue for a Royal Wedding








                                Stories of the open road...........

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