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    Default Exploring the unexplored:2200km trip to Northern Maharastra

    Keeping my tradition here are some teasers.

    Day 1:
    Soaking sun on a winter morning


    Day 2:
    Land's end


    Entry to a new world


    Day 3:


    Day 4:


    Day 5:
    Dal lake of Maharastra


    One bonus shot
    How it feels when you don't see a single light for 75odd kms?See below to experience.
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    okay, you started again. shall keep an eye on this thread so that I won't miss some good stuff!

    did you attempt the 'off the cliff' stunt like in the CBZ-X ad?

    the different world too seems to have tar roads... where was it BTW?

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    Oo awesome teasers,
    ab to computer theek karna hi padeaga

    And yeah what's the place?

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    2200 Km trip!!!!!! seems pretty BIIIIIG... Expecting the log soon for more info... bring it on.. common fast fast

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    u went to Vidharbha??or mahabaleshwar?one shot seems from ajanta ellora caves..or bad guess

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    dint you have a red P220??
    its all about CC...

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    Firstly this trip was done long back(27thDec - 31stDec,08).I didn't get any time hence couldn't upload the trip log and pictures.Hopefully I will be able to upload everything in the next couple of days.

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    After my last unexpected trip I was raring to go for the next one. No problem with holidays as I had worked a lot in the past 2 months to ask for a 5day break. Initially I was planning to do Udaipur-Jaisalmer circuit in Rajasthan but being the last week of Dec I knew that it will be rush season in Rajasthan and hence rates will be sky high. Also the total distance will roughly come around 3000-3500km which means more time on road than spending quality time on places and personally I don’t like mad run if unless it is very much required. So I started searching for a new place and this is when I came across this place called Chikaldhara which lies very close to the border of M.P in northern Maharastra. A bit more search and I found this place to be ideal for a 5 day getaway with the some interesting places enroute. So I finalized my 5 day trip with possible visits to Melghat Tiger Reserve, Chikaldhara, Ajanta, Ellora, Paithan & Bhandardara (Details about all the places will follow as I move on with the trip log). But there was one big problem that needs to be resolved before the start of the trip…..

    Bike!Yes I don’t have any bike with me and unless I manages one this time round like last time the trip will not materialize. Even before one week of the trip I didn’t knew whether I’m doing it or not but I somehow managed to get the same Blue 220 in which I came for the Lavasa trip(See here). But the bike was not in a good shape. The front suspension was out and the rear tyre was almost gone with multiple punctures. Spent a whole day in rectifying all the problems.

    Day 0: All the preparations and planning were completed and I was supposed to reach Melghat the first day and stay at one of the hotels or FRH or else stay at Chikaldhara 40 km away. Always had an idea that Chikaldhara is a place far away from the reach of tourists so didn’t bothered to book hotels. In the evening I thought of calling one or two hotels and check the status.

    “Sir sare room full hain and aapko koi aur hotel bhi nahi milega pure area mein” - All the rooms are booked and you will not get any rooms in the whole area.

    This was a complete shock and I dialed all the other hotel numbers one after another. Yes the guy was right- No rooms available either in Chikaldhra or in Melghat. Now I was in two minds whether to go ahead with the plan or change destination as it is now guaranteed that both the places will be jampacked with tourists. For the next 2 hours I tried to figure out all the possible options in case I’m not going to Chikaldhara but couldn’t finalise one destination. So without finalizing anything I went to sleep at 8.00p.m leaving the decision for tomorrow morning.

    To be continued….
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    @hydbiker,anjit-Updated.

    Quote Originally Posted by anvancy View Post
    u went to Vidharbha??or mahabaleshwar?one shot seems from ajanta ellora caves..or bad guess
    Vidharbha it is.And yes your guess was right.The Day 4 picture is taken from one of the caves in Ajanta.

    Quote Originally Posted by rohitmundra View Post
    dint you have a red P220??
    Read the above entry of mine.You will get your answer.My P220 is still in Delhi.

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    Nice teasers there MG.
    Waiting for the rest of the logs and pics.
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    Northern maharashtra at this time of the year is HOT! I read that you did this in the winter season last year so things must have been OK. You must have experienced a wide range of temperatures. Awaiting more details about the places.

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