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    Waiting for complete log

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

    Quote 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 !!

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

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    Thanks Pavan!! will continue with the rest of the log soon.

    Quote 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.

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

    Quote 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

    Quote Originally Posted by devils_friend View Post
    Boombastic bro!!

    Keep riding!! Keep smiling!!

    Cheerz!!
    Thanks my friend!!

    Quote 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..

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    Thanks bro that you look up to me as an inspiration. Wish you good luck with your dream !!

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

    Quote 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
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    Still waiting. If you don't post it today, You will have to visit my place tomorrow with complete set of pics!! :P
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    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
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    Neeteesh post the next lot, or you will have to go to RyderPavan house
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    Day 2 Aurangabad to Wardha


    16th March 2013

    The day begun at 6 in the morning. Got ready and left for Biwi Ka Maqbara.

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    By 7:00 am I had reached Biwi Ka Maqbara. Entry ticket was 5 rupees.

    As I entered I was mesmerized by the beauty of the "Taj of Deccan". If this is so beautiful I would love to visit the Taj Mahal some day for sure.

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    The monument is not very far from the central bus stand. From my hotel which was near the central bus stand it was around 6-7 kms. The beautiful mausoleum is believed to be constructed by Prince Azam Shah in memory of his mother, and wife of Aurangzeb, Rabia-ud-Daurani between 1651 and 1661.

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    By 8:30 am I came back to room. After doing the packing and loading the bike with all the luggage, was ready to move ahead. My plan was to go to Wardha via Ajanta/Amravati. But as the distance was beyond 450 kms, decided to go to Wardha directly. Took the Jalna-Mehkar route to reach Wardha. As I moved ahead towards Jalna I realized that I was just at the exterior of the city of Aurangabad. After getting past the morning city traffic I was on the highway. After Jalna the road become two lane.

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    Malegaon ka Superman just 23 kms away. Bad luck that I did not get into any kind of trouble and no Superman to the rescue.

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    My plan was to reach Wardha but it went dark very soon. Was not able to ride with the tinted visor on and without them those numerous insects hitting my face was really frustrating. My speed had come down and even at that low a speed the insets hitting my face was real bad.

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    It was 7:00 pm and quite dark and Wardha still more than 60 kms away. With the speed that I was riding I was not sure whether I would be able to reach Wardha even by 9:00 pm. I decided to ride till 8:00 pm and see if I could make it till Wardha. It was very difficult to ride as the insects were hitting my face like bullets. I had put the goggles to save my eyes but still it was quite a task to continue riding till Wardha.

    By 8:00 pm I was near Pulgaon, with Wardha still 30 kms ahead. In those conditions 30 kms was no less than few hundreds. I decided to stay at Pulgaon. I was wondering how often do tourist visit to this town and if I would find a decent lodge or hotel here. Saw government rest house and went to inquire they said 400 rupees which was not and issue but just felt it was not safe as everyone around seemed to be drunk. The person told about Shankar lodge as it was a Government rest house and I was not a Government employee. So went to Shankar lodge. Saw the room it was very basic and dormitory sort of. The person showed me a double bed room which did not had a bathroom and I had to use a common bathroom. He said 70 rupees for single room and 120 for double room. I have a friend's friend who is a local but as he was not in town he did not recommended me to stay at Shankar lodge as I was alone and new to this place. He asked me to go to Atithi lodge. So finally went to Atithi lodge and the room was not that bad and it was a matter of one night so decided to stay for 100 rupees. It is being run by a family who stays on the first floor itself. I found them quite helpful and they really treated me as "Atithi". After checking in went straight for dinner as I was not sure whether restaurants would be open till late in this town.

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    Came back to room by 10 pm to find the fan was not working. Went to the owners home on first floor but his efforts was in vain so he arranged my bed in his clinic as an workaround for my stay. And this is how my Day 2 finished as I went to sleep on a bed where normally patients sleep.

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    Total distance covered today : 373 kms
    Total distance covered till now : 775 kms
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    Very nice pics, heard about Biwi Ka Maqbara but seeing your photos its really as beatufiul as Taj. I guess not much of tourists.
    Also liked the Windmill shot (Dry land, bush trees, gigantic windmills) before the Nagpur-Aurangabad road pic. Which place is it?

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    Superb pics Neeteesh and brilliant feat riding solo!
    Don't stop, keep the pictures and log coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiderMan View Post
    Very nice pics, heard about Biwi Ka Maqbara but seeing your photos its really as beatufiul as Taj. I guess not much of tourists.
    Also liked the Windmill shot (Dry land, bush trees, gigantic windmills) before the Nagpur-Aurangabad road pic. Which place is it?
    Thank you RiderMan!! Yes even I was surprised not to find much tourist at Biwi ka Maqbara, maybe they come in the evening as it remains open till 10:00 PM. The windmill shots are from Sinnar, en route Mumbai-Aurangabad. Its around 60 kms before Shirdi.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sachinnair View Post
    Superb pics Neeteesh and brilliant feat riding solo!
    Don't stop, keep the pictures and log coming
    Thanks Sachin !! Thanks a lot !! Yes started with day 3 and will post it soon.
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    Rated - 5 star in your respect... 'Experience of a lifetime... a Ride to remember"

    Glad to be ridden with you in past ... Neteesh, till the time from when I saw your FB status stating "43 xxxxxxxxxx back home " (don't want to reveal everything) I was dumbstruck... Its surely a Lifetime Remembering Ride mahn... don't stop just let it come mahn... An inspiration & motivation to Ride more ... \m/

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