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    Default To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    This is my first travelogue.

    Route: Avadi(Chennai) - Hampi - Belum caves - Gandikota - Avadi

    Ride: Royal Enfield Bullet 350, Thunderbird 350

    Riders: Issac Praveen, David Emmanuel, Vivek Ravichandran, Raghothaman(Rags)

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    Travelogue Approved

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    Promising.. post full log soon !

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    Beautiful pics..

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    The last thing which you want to see when you code whole day and and at the end of the day .. See lovely pictures of machines and nature !!
    Waiting for detailed Tlog Cheers !!

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    Day 1: Avadi(Chennai) to Bellary(Karnataka)

    Started off from Avadi and filled the tanks and our stomach. After reaching somewhere after Tirupati(Andra Pradesh) we noticed a flat tire in Thunderbird. Finally found a mechanic and the tragedy is that it is a rear one and they have no idea about a rear tyre with disc brake. We our self got some ideas from youtube videos and somehow removed the tyre, the critical part is refitting it and adjusting the brake, Thanks to Vivek he got up with some ideas and we somehow sorted it out. Had our lunch there and started again

    Somewhere near Tirupati
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    The roads are in mixed condition, Tarmac for some distance and rough roads mixed with rolling stones for some kms. Roads surrounded with quarry for some kms and forest for some kms. Atlast reached Bellary by 10 - 10:30pm and started hunting for room, after 30 mins found a decent lodge which costs 600 per night.

    Day 2: Bellary to Hampi

    Waked up the next morning early as there was a function in a temple which is adjacent to our room. Packed our bags and started from Bellary by 9am and had breakfast in a small hotel which is next to our room. There was industries and factories all the way to Hampi, and the roads are patchy as it was a industrial area.

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    Reached Hampi by 11:30am, there are foreigners every where wandering and riding bicycle. We stopped our Enfields and started exploring the ruins

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    The Ruins
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    The boys are tempted to take a bath as they saw a river and I decided to stay ashore and take care of our belongings.

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    Vivek, David and Ragu having fun
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    After the bathing session we decided to have lunch and found a hotel which is filled with pretty ladies but our bad luck it was full and we have to wait, as it is already getting late and we have to explore more we changed our mind and had lunch in the next hotel.

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    The Boys Posing
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    Elephant Stables
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    Virupaksha Temple
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    We decided to say good bye to Hampi and suddenly it became dark and started pouring.

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    The rain stopped after 20 minutes and we started from Hampi.

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    Some of the pictures have come out really well.. special mention to the train one !

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    Awesome pics!!

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    Quote Originally Posted by amods View Post
    Some of the pictures have come out really well.. special mention to the train one !
    Thank you bro
    That was actually a running shot

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    Default Re: To see the Ruins of Hampi (1400kms, 3 days, 4 Riders, 2 Enfields)

    Beautiful HDR'd pictures.. Good Ride
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