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Sands of Time - Rajasthan

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  • #46
    Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

    Originally posted by Sachinnair View Post
    After Pushkar, we explored Ajmer - Jaipur - Bhangarh Fort - Udaipur before we started the return journey back to Mumbai.
    I will write all that and eventually finish everything but it will take its own sweet time.

    Almost a year and a half has gone by and you still haven't taken your own sweet time yet, Sachin?

    What precautions did you and Deepan take to avoid the sands entering in any vital parts of the motorcycle? Also, did you feel or noticed any change in the ride quality of the bikes on the way back? My main concern is the sand affecting the air filter.
    Last edited by I_Live2Ride; 09-01-2014, 05:26 PM.
    A cold hamburger can be reheated quite nicely by strapping it to an exhaust pipe and riding forty miles.......... Live 2 Ride /m\\

    Ride with the Ninja to MP and UP: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...hpur-back.html

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    • #47
      Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

      Originally posted by I_Live2Ride View Post
      Almost a year and a half has gone by and you still haven't taken your own sweet time yet, Sachin?

      What precautions did you and Deepan take to avoid the sands entering in any vital parts of the motorcycle? Also, did you feel or noticed any change in the ride quality of the bikes on the way back? My main concern is the sand affecting the air filter.
      No issues what so ever. Bindaas ja!

      Many blogs are pending completion and I dont know when I'll complete them
      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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      • #48
        Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

        How many days did you guys take in total? I have nine days free beginning October and am confused between exploring Mahharashtra, Rajasthan or Gujarat..
        There is no happiness for him who does not travel!
        The fortune of a man who is sitting, sits; it rises when he rises; it sleeps when he sleeps; it moves when he moves.
        Therefore, Wander!
        - Rigveda, 1500 - 1000 B.C.

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        • #49
          Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

          Road Update: (As per Dec 2012)

          Day 1 - Thane - Vapi - Ring Road - Mehensa - Palanpur -- 655 kms.

          (Butter smooth nh8. However before bharuch be careful if u see traffic then dont continue in the traffic but rather go via wrong side till u cross the 3km long bridge built over Narmada river)

          Day 2 - Palanpur - Deesa - Thardar - Sanchore - Barmer - Jaisalmer 430 kms

          (brilliant roads overall n bad roads only once u enter rajasthan for some 15 odd kms)

          Day 3 - Jaisalmer Halt Saw Jaisalmer fort, Patwaon ki Haveli, Gadisar lake & headed to Sam Sand dunes for sun set, watched rajasthani qawaali n folk dance with amazing acrobatics moves n night spent inside tent.

          Day 4 - Sam dunes to Jaisalmer (Back to hotel for luggage) & petrol filling.
          Jaisalmer - Ramgarh - Longewala - Thanot - Ramgarh - Jaisalmer 350kms

          Imp Note: No petrol available after Jaisalmer till Ramgarh. In ramgarh u ll only get petrol in bottles. Rate wld be more than usual. Better tank up full before heading to Border to avoid such situation. No stay available and you have to return back to Jaisalmer.

          Day 5 - Jaisalmer - Pokhran - Jodhpur 290 kms

          Road after Baleshwar is bad all the way till Jodhpur (last 60 kms) For food n stay hotel priya highly recommended; Dont forget to try Spcl Lassi from Janta Sweets which is Opp. Of Priya Hotel

          Day 6 - Jodhpur - Bar - Beawar - Pushkar. 220 kms

          Roads are in bad condition till Beawar and then final 50 odd kms is back to NH8. Saw brahma temple.

          Day 7 - Pushkar - Ajmer - Jaipur 165 kms
          NH 8 highway. No issues. Saw Hawa Mahal n Jantar Mantar in Jaipur.

          Day 8 - Jaipur - Dausa - Bhangarh 180 kms

          Excellent roads. Visited Bhangarh palace & City palace after returning to jaipur.

          Day 9 - Jaipur - Kishangarh - Chittorgarh - Udaipur 421kms

          Excellent roads. Visited City Palace, Udaipur at Night

          Day 10 - Vintage car mueseum & City palace

          Return journey begins - Rchd Ahmedabad. Covered 275 kms NH8 highway and halt at Hotel Santro in Naroda (Visible ftom main highway)

          Day 11 - Ahmedabad to Thane - 514 kms NH8 highway.

          Total trip - 3540 kms

          IMPORTANT UPDATE - A sincere note to all fellow motorists travelling to Rajasthan. Before you get impressed by the superb roads and increase your speed please be aware that there are death traps just about on every route in RJ. Death traps here means cattle crossing (Goats, Sheeps, Cows, Buffaloes, Camels, Dogs, Peacocks, etc) They cross the road all of a sudden and there is nothing you can do to save the animal or urself, atmost by riding / driving carefully you can prevent ftom an incident happening. I hit a dog and was barely able to balance the bike. Very next day I almost hit a mad goat charging towards me. One of our riders had to return back home because he hit a dog and lost control of his bullet Ride carefully and safe! All the best and enjoy the royal place of India!!

          Sent from my GT-I9100 using xBhp Connect mobile app
          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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          • #50
            Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

            Hey thanks for the quick update, quite a trip you had.

            I am from Rajasthan and been to most of the places mentioned (though not on a motorcycle). I will second sachin on death traps, you can not over emphasize their importance... Have almost collided in a herd of buffaloes that appeared all of a sudden as I completed a corner and have seen/ heard numerous incidents; have had near misses. Just be a little careful and you will have lots of fun on the brilliant roads...
            There is no happiness for him who does not travel!
            The fortune of a man who is sitting, sits; it rises when he rises; it sleeps when he sleeps; it moves when he moves.
            Therefore, Wander!
            - Rigveda, 1500 - 1000 B.C.

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            • #51
              Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

              Doing a motorcycle tour of Rajasthan was on my mind since long. I'm all the more pumped up after reading your travelog. Great write up btw.

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              • #52
                Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

                Thanks buddy. Its a beautiful state. Palaces, forts, desert and excellent roads. I will surely be back in RJ in future.

                Sent from my GT-I9100 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                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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                • #53
                  Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

                  I am a little late in replying but must admit that this is a beautiful travelogue. Amazing set of pictures too!
                  A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

                  Weekend Rides Around Kolkata
                  My Ride To Sunderbans -
                  Hemnagar & Samsernagar
                  Saagar Kinare - Bakkhali Calling

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                  • #54
                    Re: Sands of Time - Rajasthan

                    Thanks Krishna. Beautiful places usually results in beautiful pictures :-)

                    Sent from my GT-I9100 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                    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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