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  • [Photo Feature]: Mumbai To Kolkata - Accompanying An Good Old Friend

    Trip ODO - 2300 Kms
    Riders -
    Beruoist - Blue R15
    BibekJyoti.de - Black P200

    Intial Plan



    Short and Sweet Triplog :

    DAY 1 : MUMBAI TO HYD

    Plan Planned, Bag packed, Spirits high, fully excited and all ready to roll. Started early on Friday morning by 4 am. Soon two of us we were hitting NH4 eating Km's.We did Mumbai to Pune Non-stop. Stopped in Magarpatta city for a much needed tea break.
    Now we were running on NH9 for our first halting destination. Road condition was pretty bad with worst traffic as a add on. Bus drivers and Truck driver were driving quite pathetically. They were overtaking on the two lane ignoring the incoming Two-Wheelers. We had to go off from the road every now and then. In between we stopped at a canal to click some shots, Actually we followed an off-road going along the Canal (off from NH9) before we found a SHITYARD on our way, Uff !! that place was way too much smelly .
    Some shots



    Bibek baabu


    After riding an hour and so we stopped for a Breakfast at a Dhaba...And there Bibek got a special call ...so after all rap up activities we started from where we stopped
    So as I mentioned, There was nothing much to see in the NH9,so the only thing we did is ride,ride and ride.
    But we still managed to find a picturistic Lake on our way.
    Bibek's posing



    My Beasty Sweetheart


    MIsc




    Lake was so tempting and the weather was so hot ..that we thought thrice of taking few dips in the water. But to avoid the wastage of time, we convinced ourselves to move ahead. Reached Solapur and then finally Hyderabad at 7 Pm in the evening with couple of Tea breaks and a lunch break.
    Plan was to reach Paradise Hotel (very famous and known landmark in HYD), meet my college chuddy buddy and stay at his place. But there was a lot of traffic jam along with some really scary driving expirience.Finally we made it to Paradise Hotel, where I met my friend and we went to his place. Booze session, with plenty of chicken and there we called End of the DAY.

    To be CONTD......
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    Topic Approved

    So you start another thread. Good good.

    When it comes to road sense Pune and Hyderabad are very close. Its difficult to choose between the two.
    Last edited by MG; 03-10-2010, 04:17 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MG_Biker1806 View Post
      Topic Approved

      So you start another thread. Good good.

      When it comes to road sense Pune and Hyderabad are very close. Its difficult to choose between the two.
      Thanks For the Approval MG.
      Yeah,Actually this thread and log was pending on Bibek.But he seems to be bit busy.So i took the liberty to create the triplog,before the memory of the ride fades away

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        • #5
          Nice Work my friends...keep it up...
          Ride Safe...Ride Long...

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          • #6
            bibek is a friend of mine,thanks to orkut and xbhp.
            he was sayin about the trips but was real busy !!!its good to see that you are writing a detailed trip log.nice write up mate........

            so you did the trip from mumbai to kolkatta with vivek and went back alone?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by blackprince View Post
              Nice Work my friends...keep it up...
              Thanks Rajkumar

              bibek is a friend of mine,thanks to orkut and xbhp.
              he was sayin about the trips but was real busy !!!its good to see that you are writing a detailed trip log.nice write up mate........

              so you did the trip from mumbai to kolkatta with vivek and went back alone?
              Thanks..Remember i PM'ed you for itenary,and you sms'ed me your number.But coudn't call you as we didn't took any sight seeing breaks in between.

              Yeah i came back alone .That too in a train,Which took 32-34 Hours to reach Mumbai

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              • #8
                That's a very well maintained log posted in the first image..
                Nice pics as well..
                Keepin an eye on this thread for further pics especially those from Kolkata and Bibek's home
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ketan_r15 View Post
                  That's a very well maintained log posted in the first image..
                  Nice pics as well..
                  Keepin an eye on this thread for further pics especially those from Kolkata and Bibek's home
                  Thanks Ketan Bhau..
                  Though am not putting anything in detail ..It will be a short one.
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                  • #10
                    Day 2 - HYD



                    Day 2 was reserved for sight seeing in HYD.Salarjung Museum, Golconda Fort, Char minar etc etc.But Day 2 started with a bad note. Main headline in TOI "HYD BANDH BY TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti)".

                    My friend advised to drop the plan for Charminar (Old HYD city).So we started for Salarjung and Hussain Sagar Lake. My friend (Vaibhav) he was supposed to take us around all these place, which he himself was visiting for first time
                    So we were roaming in HYD roads, taking turns,U-turns asking for directions and sometime trapped in a sick mannered traffic. No respect and fear for Mamu's.Nobody following traffic rules.
                    After seeing this shitty condition of traffic in HYD,Respect for Mumbai traffic and condition got increased. (HYD peoples please don't mind, it’s just a personal opinion )

                    Finally we reached Salar Jung Museum, Entry fees was dirt cheap ( 10 rs per person as far as I remember).But we got disappointed when we came to know that Camera was not allowed inside. We got inside and roamed for 5-10 mins and we got pretty bored..Didn't even cover the first floor completely.

                    About Museum -

                    The Salarjung Museum is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889-1949), former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this priceless collection, his life's passion. The collections left behind in his ancestral palace, 'Diwan Deodi' were formerly exhibited there as a private museum which was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951. Old timers believe that the present collection constitutes only half of the original art wealth collected by Salar Jung III. His employees siphoned off part of it, since Salar Jung was a bachelor and depended upon his staff to keep a vigil. Some more art pieces were lost or stolen during the shifting of the museum from Dewan Devdi to the present site. Later in 1968, the museum shifted to its present location at Afzalgunj and is administered by a Board of Trustees with the Governor of Andhra Pradesh as ex-officio chairperson under the Salar Jung Museum Act of 1961.
                    Some TP pics






                    Then we moved to nearby Hussain Sagar lake, Reminded me of Upper lake BHOPAL...

                    About Hussain sagar lake


                    The Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad is an enchanting lake and is the largest man-made Lake(Very Unclean one ) in Asia. It was built by Ibrahim Qutub Shah in 1562, on the tributary of the River Musi. Hyderabad and Secunderabad are the two cities that are connected to each other by the Hussain Sagar Lake. They are popularly known as twin cities.

                    The place where the Hussain Sagar Lake is located is called 'Tank Bund'. The Lake doubles up as an important landmark as well as picnic and recreation spot.

                    One thing that lured me at the Hussain Sagar Lake was the massive Buddha statue that stands majestically in the middle of this placid lake. The 16 meter tall, 350-tonne monolithic gigantic sculpture rises high from the calm waters of the scenic Hussain Sagar Lake. The statue is entirely made of white granite, finely sculpted and stands grandly on a wide dais amidst the glistening waters of the lake.








                    Buddha Idol in the middle


                    Some posing
                    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA






                    We were damn hungry after all the inefficient efforts we had put from the morning. So it was time for some Hyderabadi Biryani...
                    Went to Paradise hotel (Where we spotted a CBR600).. First floor all full..Second floor...All packed..Third floor - Huff,There we got some room for three of us.Ordered 2 Chicken Biryani's.I had to admit that, it was the yummiest,lovliest,tastiest Biryani I had in my entire life.Aur stomach was all packed, and everyone was getting sleepy. Me and Bibek said lets go to Golkunda fort. But Vaibhav suggested that hitting golkunda fort is a bad idea in the afternoon, how about a boat ride to the statue of Buddha, it a nice place which gives a feeling of immense peace.
                    Everyone agreed on that.
                    We went to some place on the Necklace road (Peoples plaza I guess).Did some time pass by clicking pictures, Having Jalebi and Some Go-Karting (electric car one).
                    Some Pics


                    I just love to click flowers- Just need the right lens






                    Took the Ferry to the statue


                    Some one is feeling very much sleepy


                    Finally



                    Me giving some SERIOUS photography tips




                    After coming back, we headed back to home and slept as we planned to leave in the evening for our further Journey....

                    More to COME !!!

                    Cheers
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                    • #11
                      Nice pics bro.
                      Liked the spirits of both of you for covering these many kilometers. Hats of to you.

                      Keep up the good work..

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                      • #12
                        wow,keep them coming...

                        wow rohit,u went back in a train.....and what about the bike?train or courier?
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                        • #13
                          sahi hai..ice pics..
                          seems like you guys planned it in detail...thats also a fun making itenary
                          Aur bhai log zara detail me likho...solapr se ekdum se hyd pahunch gaye
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mav1234 View Post
                            Nice pics bro.
                            Liked the spirits of both of you for covering these many kilometers. Hats of to you.

                            Keep up the good work..
                            Thanks Buddy

                            wow,keep them coming...

                            wow rohit,u went back in a train.....and what about the bike?train or courier?
                            Yes i went back in train and bike was in the luggage compartment.It costed around 1700 (total) for loading,packing,unloading and bribes.

                            sahi hai..ice pics..
                            seems like you guys planned it in detail...thats also a fun making itenary
                            Aur bhai log zara detail me likho...solapr se ekdum se hyd pahunch gaye
                            Thanks Kashif Bhai..Funny thing is both of us didn't took any print out of the PLAN.
                            Bibek will be posting in detail..I guess today only.
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                            • #15
                              DAY 1 detailed log comes with some pictures...


                              DAY 1 12th FEBRUARY 2010


                              I was planning for the day from the day before I bought my bike. I chalked out several times on pen and paper and discarded each one. There was some unavoidable reason or circumstances that led me to cancel my grand ride every time. This time also I was quite not sure about my ride. But still I had chalked out the route and consulted with the highway commuters.









                              As I slept a very little in mast 48 hours and I traveled 4000 km in last 12 hours my body was requesting me to settle down. My eye shutter was closing every now and then and the sun light was also disturbing me too much to look forward. Immediately I honked Rohit to stop. I thought may be some photography session will help me get rid of the sleepy thingy. We saw a beautiful location on the right side of the road and changed our direction after taking a U turn. I was leading then, but suddenly some pungent smell stopped me to go further more. The rest of the road was full of shit, the place was not supposed to do so but actually people made the place for the act. I was cursing the mind behind it but who knows that was coming back to me anyway. We returned from there and took some snaps at the entrance of the road.













                              open hai

                              race ki gari hai keya ?uska dhua nikal ne ka nal seat ke niche tha. I guessed it as a mighty one. He added uska piche ka tyre truck se bhi zada tha aur dhua nikal ne ka pipe 2 tha. I locked it as the one. He kept on providing information about the price and mileage of the bike he had seen in the recent past and finally fired me the expected question. Aapi bike kitne CC ki hai ? Milage kitna deti hai ?40 milta hai

                              We were sweating like pig inside the riding gears. Rohit was using a Cramster pulse, blue colored and I was protected with a black DSG maze. For the first time I was using the liner inside under the scorching heat of the Sun. It is really surprising how people wear leather jackets in summers. On our way we stopped for some photo sessions some where in NH9 after Sholapur. I was cursing myself for not keeping the small point and shoot camera with me. It is really a tedious job to click photos with a DSLR while riding. I was too much lazy to get the DSLR out of the saddle bag and prior to that put off my gloves, helmet and balaclava, and the more irritating thing is that I have to put it on again. I was too much tired to repeat this sequence while riding. I should learn this art from Sunny, MG and all other.












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                              END OF DAY ONE
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