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Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

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  • [Photo Feature]: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

    "How often do we dream of doing something?

    Quite often!!

    How often do we start believing in our dreams and start walking towards it to and make it a reality?

    Well... not that often!!"


    Here I was chasing a dream for quite some time. A dream to tour India on a two wheeler. To ride to the southernmost tip of India where the road ends. Where the sun rises in the sea and sets in the sea.

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    A draft was prepared and the route planned, which looked something like this

    Mumbai -> Aurangabad -> Wardha -> Nagpur -> Raipur -> Sambalpur -> Kapilash -> Simlipal -> Chandipur -> Bhubaneswar -> Puri-Konark -> Chilika -> Vizag(Vishakhapatnam)
    -> Vijayawada -> Hydrabad -> Rollapudu -> Bangalore -> Yercaud (Salem) -> Madurai -> Rameshwaram -> Kanyakumari -> Thiruvanathpuram -> Thattekad
    -> Munnar -> Ooty -> Mysore -> Mangalore -> Shimoga -> Panjim (Goa) -> Mumbai

    The places above was what I had intended to do.

    Whether I was able to pull it off? How many days? What all challenges faced?

    The answer to all these questions and many more will shortly be answered.

    Before I end this or would I rather say, before I start this, I would like to thank the whole xbhp community, for giving me wings and the belief that "the earth is round" and I can venture out into the unknown, without fear. I would also like to thank NomaHawk Tourer with whom I learned to fly. Many-many thanks to my family, and friends who were very much supportive in this Pagalpanti (Madness) Thank you all for your love and support!! The journey was solo but I never felt alone!!


    Links:

    Day 1 Mumbai to Aurangabad
    Day 2 Aurangabad to Wardha
    Day 3 Pulgaon (Wardha) to Tadoba (Moharli)
    Day 4 Tadoba (Wildlife adventure)
    Day 5 Tadoba to Raipur
    Day 6 Raipur to Sambalpur
    Day 7 Sambalpur to Kapilash(Dhenkanal)
    Day 8 Kapilash to (Simlipal->Chandipur) Bhubaneswar
    Teaser set 1
    Day 9 Bhubaneswar - Konark-Puri - Bhubaneswar
    Day 10 and 11 Bhubaneswar
    Last edited by Neeteesh Singh; 02-01-2014, 03:40 PM. Reason: Added link for day 10 and 11 log
    How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew?

    My Blog : My ZMR Adventures and Journeys
    Experience of a lifetime... a Ride to remember
    Facebook : Twitter : NomaHawk Tourers

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    Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

    Travelogue Approved
    Biking is not about what you have between your legs, its all about how well you use it!!!!!!!

    Give your details here if you want to help your fellow xBhpian stranded in your city

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      Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

      @Neeteesh Singh : whoa! a southern sojourn indeed! let the good times, fotos & text roll, my friend... a fellow bombay-walla dusting his way down south... sounds interesting!
      ◦ ● 4-wheels move the body... 2-wheels move the soul ● ◦

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        Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

        Respect Neetesh!!!!...waitin for your nxt post

        Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
        Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence...Ride a Bike :)
        Work to Eat. Eat to Live. Live to Bike. Bike to Work.

        FB: https://fb.me/palpavan
        Group : https://fb.me/nomahawktourers

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          Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

          Waiting for some nice pics from the southern part of India..
          Hope you won't disappoint me..
          Great going Neetesh.. bring it on..!!!
          Need some Inspiration :-P

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            Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

            Thats quite a huge ride there. Eager to read the log and the pics.
            HH Karizma (Current) || CBF Stunner PGM-FI || Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
            Honda Aviator || Kinetic Flyte || Kinetic Blaze || HH Splendor

            Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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              Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

              Superb feat there.. and congrats once again..!! Bring on the main course now..
              .... 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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              • #8
                Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

                Boombastic bro!!

                Keep riding!! Keep smiling!!

                Cheerz!!
                The real beauty lies in throttle's twist!!

                Headlight can be replaced, Head cannot be. Wear a helmet.

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                  Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

                  This is something I've been wanting to do as well.. Well look to your travels as an inspiration.. Bring it on..

                  Sent from my GT-I9103 using Tapatalk 2
                  Live to ride.. ride to forget..


                  Ignorance is an excuse, stupidity isn't

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                    Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

                    waiting for the pics....
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                      Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

                      Waiting for complete log

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                        Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

                        Originally posted by The Monk View Post
                        Travelogue Approved
                        Thank you for the quick approval.

                        Originally posted by whymail View Post
                        @Neeteesh Singh : whoa! a southern sojourn indeed! let the good times, fotos & text roll, my friend... a fellow bombay-walla dusting his way down south... sounds interesting!
                        Thank you my friend !!

                        Originally posted by RyderPavan View Post
                        Respect Neetesh!!!!...waitin for your nxt post

                        Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
                        Thanks Pavan!! will continue with the rest of the log soon.

                        Originally posted by Fear_The_White_Menace View Post
                        Waiting for some nice pics from the southern part of India..
                        Hope you won't disappoint me..
                        Great going Neetesh.. bring it on..!!!
                        Need some Inspiration :-P
                        Thanks!! Hope I also inspire people here with my trip logs as I have been inspired by many here. Hope you will like the rest of the log which is about to come.

                        Originally posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
                        Thats quite a huge ride there. Eager to read the log and the pics.
                        Thanks !!

                        Originally posted by rachitkohli View Post
                        Superb feat there.. and congrats once again..!! Bring on the main course now..
                        Thanks Rachit !! No doubt you are one of the people who have inspired me and now I am here.

                        You ordered the main course and it will be served soon

                        Originally posted by devils_friend View Post
                        Boombastic bro!!

                        Keep riding!! Keep smiling!!

                        Cheerz!!
                        Thanks my friend!!

                        Originally posted by NiXTriX View Post
                        This is something I've been wanting to do as well.. Well look to your travels as an inspiration.. Bring it on..

                        Sent from my GT-I9103 using Tapatalk 2
                        Thanks bro that you look up to me as an inspiration. Wish you good luck with your dream !!

                        Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
                        waiting for the pics....
                        Hopefully I wont keep you waiting for long

                        Originally posted by rohits29 View Post
                        Waiting for complete log
                        Complete log will take some time... for now just busy with the day 1 log, and it will be up soon
                        How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew?

                        My Blog : My ZMR Adventures and Journeys
                        Experience of a lifetime... a Ride to remember
                        Facebook : Twitter : NomaHawk Tourers

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                          Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

                          Still waiting. If you don't post it today, You will have to visit my place tomorrow with complete set of pics!! :P
                          Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence...Ride a Bike :)
                          Work to Eat. Eat to Live. Live to Bike. Bike to Work.

                          FB: https://fb.me/palpavan
                          Group : https://fb.me/nomahawktourers

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                            Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

                            Day 1 Mumbai to Aurangabad

                            15th March 2013


                            A lot of excitement, a little nervousness and no sleep. Plan was to get up early and start the journey by 4:00 am. Alarm went off at 3:00 am and I was still struggling to sleep. People turn off the alarm to get going for the day but I did the opposite. It was only after 3 in the morning that I started feeling sleepy. I closed my eyes and opened to find the clock's minute hand doing a full round more than twice.

                            6:00 am it was when I finally got up. Packing was a good headache as after doing all the packing the last evening I still was shuffling, reshuffling and rechecking what all I have taken and what I am required to pack with for the good month long journey. 1 saddle bag, 1 tank bag and a camera bag with all the lenses was all which I was to carry along with me. All the electronics items' (Laptop, Camera, Mobile Phone) batteries were charged till the final moments. By 8:00 am I was ready to roll. My mom dad came down to the parking and helped me with the loading of all the luggage onto my ZMR. I took their blessing and started my month long journey.

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                            NH3 it was after exiting the city from JVLR towards Eastern Express Highway.

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                            After cruising onto the NH3 took the right from Ghoti onto Nagpur-Aurangabad road.

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                            Roads were nice two lane almost till Shirdi. Took a left about 11kms before Shirdi towards Aurangabad. Came across real bad and bumpy road for a full 7-8 kms. That was quite frustrating. After crossing that bad patch of roads it was decent roads till Aurangabad with few bad patches in between.

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                            Reached Aurangabad by 4:00 pm and checked in a hotel near central bus stand. Kept the luggage at the hotel room and left for Ellora caves which was 30 kms from the hotel. Roads till Ellora were nice with trees on both sides. Evening time and it was a pleasure riding till Ellora. Reached Ellora by 5:00 pm.

                            Entry Ticket 10 rupees
                            Bike Parking 5 rupees

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                            Ellora caves closes by 6:00 pm so left for Daulatabad Fort on the way back around 12 kms from Ellora caves. My bad the Daulatabad fort also closes by 6:00 pm so just took a few pics before it went dark. Anyways I had no intention to do the trek till the the Daulatabad fort on top of the hill.

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                            While returning from the fort to the hotel went to see the Biwi Ka Maqbara, few kms before the hotel. It is open till 10:00 pm but the light was not enough to do any photography so went straight to the hotel room.

                            So this is how I spent my first day!!

                            Total Kms done : 402 kms
                            How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew?

                            My Blog : My ZMR Adventures and Journeys
                            Experience of a lifetime... a Ride to remember
                            Facebook : Twitter : NomaHawk Tourers

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                            • #15
                              Re: Experience of lifetime... a Ride to remember !!

                              Neeteesh post the next lot, or you will have to go to RyderPavan house

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