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February 3, 2011

Delhi/Nodia to Haridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand (2 Days Ride)


PHOTO Haridwa: http://picasaweb.google.com/udhaya.v/HaridwarUttarakhandIndia2223JAN11

PHOTO Rishikesh: http://picasaweb.google.com/udhaya.v/RishikeshUttarakhandIndia

RIDE DURATION/DATE: 2 Days, 22 & 23–Jan-2011

RIDER : Udhaya Kumar.V in Royal Enfield TB

ROAD MAP: Delhi/Noida –NH58-> Meerut (Bypass) -> Muzaffarnagar(Uttarpradesh) -> Roorkee(Uttarakhand)-> Haridwar -> Rishikesh (232km)

1.First 120 km from Delhi will be 4 lane road and good.

2.Next 80km will be single good and bad road. Single road will be good from Uttrakand.

DISTANCE: 550 Km Round trip (Noida to Rishikesh will be 232km)

BY TRAIN: Delhi to Haridwar Junction through “Dehradun Shatabdi Express/2017 – 12017 “

 

EXPENSE: Rs.2,639 (Food, Stay, etc – Rs.1489 + Petrol – Rs.1150)

WHERE TO STAY:

Haridwar – Near to Har Ki Pauri (at Ganga) – you can find plenty of hotels & rate will start from Rs.300 (Yes I found one for Rs.300). Other wise you can find it in Haridwar town itself. But its better you can stay near th Har Ki Pauri, So that you can spend your night near Ganga. There is plenty of good market for shopping and food.

Rishikesh – You can find several Ashram to stay, yes off course you can find hotel also near to Lakshman Jhula. But Rishikesh famous for White Water Rafting in Ganga river. There is several travel agencies will provide the package for stay & rafting. If you want you can find one and stay near to Ganga itself. Some people visit to ganga to learn yoga, if your interested you can find the ashram which is located near to ganga for stay also. Its again package.

PLACE TO SEE:

Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.

1.Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar

2.Mansa Devi Mandir

3.Chandi Devi Mandir

4.Bharat Mata Mandir
5.Shri Vyasa Ashram

6.Rajaji National Park

Please go with more 10 rs. Most the temple you have to give.

Other places of interest at Haridwar, This is not famous places & mostly small temples. I am not visited to this places – Maya Devi Mandir, Daksh mandir, Bilkeshwar Mahadev Mandir , Kanva Rishio Ashram, Bhooma Niketan, Vaishnav Devi Temple, Doodhadhari Temple, Shahi Gurudwara, Jairam Ashram

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

1.Triveni Ghat

2.Bharat Mandir

3.Ram Jhula

4.Swarg Ashram

5.Lakshman Jhula

6.Trayambakeshwar Temple

7.Neelkanth Madhadev Mela

 

TO DO at RISHIKESH: White Water Rafting, speed boat, Trekking & Yoga will be very famous in this place

REFERENCE:

RISHKIESH: http://wikitravel.org/en/Rishikesh

HARIDWAR: http://wikitravel.org/en/Haridwar

RIDE LOG:

22JAN2011 07:00 AM: This is my long pending ride from noida. I did my last ride to mussoorie & dehradun in the same route. Haridwar and Rishikesh is very near to mussoorie & dehradun. Yes offcourse we can go for long ride to cover all this place, again its base day availability in my plate. Any way finally started riding to Haridwar, Plan to start my ride from 6.00 am & cold changing my starting time always.

22JAN2011 09:15 AM: stopped for breakfast, still 80km needs to go. We have very good road for first 120km from delhi/noida. its absolutely four lane road. After 80 km will be single road. this 80km road wont be good, but if you enter into uttrakand, we can have very good single road. when state change, your road status also will change J (you can see more local traffic in UP road). But I am seeing uttrakand state well maintained in all the sense.

22JAN2011 12:15 PM: I reached Rishikesh and decided to not stuck with any hotel now. Just roaming in this place. I went to LAKSHMAN JHULA and crossing the bridge to see TRAYAMBAKESHWAR TEMPLE(13 stories high, combination of temples and sops). There is  speed boat activity also in this place. You can find more hotels and ashram to stay in this place also. Its not much crowded.

Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

22JAN2011 12:15 PM: I keep riding to see NEELKANTH MADHADEV MELA TEMPLE, its 22 km from this place. All we need to follow the Ganga to reach this shiva temple on the mountain. This temple may not be big and great. But we can have very good ganga view on this way to reach this temple. There is plenty of Water Rafting activity and yoga center on the way. Don’t miss it to ride in this way. After spending some time, I am riding back. This will be the last point on this track.

22JAN2011 04:15 PM: I am riding back and reached RAM JHULA, its one more bridge on ganga(same as Lakshman Jhula) river. You can find several ashram in this place, one of the famous ashram will be “Swarg Ashram”. Its beautiful ganga view you can see with more small temples.

Ram Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

22JAN2011 04:15 PM: I am riding back and reached Triveni Ghat & one the way I stoped at Bharat Mandir. Its very small temple within the town and near to ganga river (Nothing worth to visit). I reached Triveni Ghat, its one of the famous place in Rishkesh. Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river.

BETTER RIDE PLAN FOR SIGT SEEINGS: Order to visit – Triveni Ghat -> Bharat Mandir -> Ram Jhula/Swarg Ashram -> Lakshman Jhula / Trayambakeshwar Temple -> Neelkanth Madhadev Mela. You can start from first place keep moving (or) you can go to last Neelkanth Madhadev Mela and riding back.

Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

22JAN2011 05:30 PM: I planned to reach Haridwar at see “haridwar aarti”. This is one of the most important and famous activity in haridwar. This is daily program happened at 6.00 PM in winter, 7.00 PM at summer. I took 30mins and reached to Hari-ki-Pairi, Haridwar.

22JAN2011 06:00 PM: I reached Hari-ki-Pairi, Haridwar on time. I can see already thousands of people came to gather for this program. We have some security check near to temple to reach this place. Its one of the wonderful event to see this place and filled by more lights, sound, etc. Don’t miss it.

HARI-KI-PAIRI (OR HAR-KI-PAURI): To the north of the center, this is Haridwar’s focal point, where devotees gather to bathe and worship on the Ganges. According to legend, this is where a drop of nectar fell from the churning of the oceans when the world was created, and a stone wall has Vishnu’s footprint. Each evening 6.00 in winter, 7.00pn in summer thousands gather and worship the river Goddess by putting diyas (floating lamps) in the river. You may be asked to make a donation if you linger near the ghats.

Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar

Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar

22JAN2011 08:00 PM: I planned to stay very near to HARI-KI-PAIRI & found one hotel for rs.300. You can find more hotels near to ganga. You can stay near to HAR-KI-PAURI & spend your night near ganga. There is very good market in this place and plenty of good hotels to take food. There is long place to walk at night with ganga, you can see people day and night in this place. This is more active and center part of Haridwar. Don’t miss this place.

Ganga at Night – Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

23JAN2011 08:00 PM: I started riding to MANSA DEVI MANDIR, this small temple constructed on the mountain. Mansa Devi Mandir and Chandi Devi Mandir temple located on two mountains. HARI-KI-PAIRI located between this two mountain/temple only. From this two temple ,we can have very good view of complete Haridwar.

MANSA DEVI MANDIR will reached by trucking (or) cable car (or) Bike (car not allowed), its very small road & only bike allowed. Good !! I just went in my bike to this temple. I spend some time, its very small temple and have very good Haridwar view from this place.

After i reached CHANDI DEVI MANDIR through my bike. Only bike allowed in this small trucking road.  This is again very small temple located on the mountain, only attracted thing will be haridwar view from this place.

Haridwar View from Mansa Devi Mandir

Haridwar View from Mansa Devi Mandir

23JAN2011 12:00 PM: I reached BHARAT MATA MANDIR, 5 km north of the center. Dedicated to Mother India, this is half temple, half nation building exercise, with seven floors stacked with deities, saints, and secular heroes of all Indian faiths. Some signage in English. On they way I seen SHRI VYASA ASHRAM near to ganga.

Haridwar view from Chandi Devi Mandir

23JAN2011 02:30 PM: One of the important place at hardiwar will be RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK. This is very near from Chandi Devi Mandir. We can have only jeep safari to see this national park & currently they stoped elephant safari. Its more the cost for the jeep, you can get one jeep for Rs.1500. I share with some body else and paid Rs.500. It took 3 hrs to cover this complete park in jeep. This park contain Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopard etc. But i seen only Deer, nothing much.

RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK: Uttrakand government maintaining this park in very very good manner. There is plenty of policy man with gun who is in for security purpose ouside and inside the partk. They have it proper safari roads and main tain as plastic free area. Government really protecting this park with care. Should appreciate uttrakand government.

Rajaji National Park, Haridwar

Rajaji National Park, Haridwar

23JAN2011 06:00 PM: I started riding to noida/delhi. Initially I thought to avoid this night ride, but not. Its bad to ride in this single road with more traffic at night.

23JAN2011 10:45 PM: Good Reached house at Noida. It was wonderful ride and nice places to see.

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January 3, 2011

Ride to Nainital, Uttarakhand from Noida, 2 Days


2 Days, 11 & 12 – Dec -2010.

TO SEE ALL PHOTOS: http://picasaweb.google.com/udhaya.v/RideNoidaToNainital

RIDE DURATION/DATE: 2 Days, 11 & 12 – Dec -2010.

PLACE:

Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

1. Nainital lake

2. Aerial Ropeway/Snow View (start 10.30AM to 4.00 Pm in winter, 9AM to 5.00 Pm in other season)

3. Caves Garden

4. Naina Peak or China Peak (Himalyan View)

5. Barapathar – Lands End, Dorothy Seat & Tiffin Top

Some more place to see in Nainital (I am not see)

1.Zoo

2.Hanuman Garhi

3.Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences(ARIES)

Other then Nainital, we have following good near place to see (I am not visited)

Beautiful Lakes – Saat Tal, Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal. Water falls(its one the way to nainital) + Wild Life

RIDER : Udhaya Kumar.V in Royal Enfield TB

ROAD MAP:

We have two routes that you can take while going to Nainital from Delhi. Both the routes run on the same track up to Moradabad and then deviate after Moradabad. While going I went though Rampur and while coming back, came through Kaladungi.

Delhi to Nainital through Rampur: Delhi – Ghaziabad – Hapur – Garmukteshwar – Gajraula – Moradabad – Rampur – Haldwani – Kathgodam – Nainital (313Km)

After Moradabad also we have to keep riding in High way, its having lot of local traffic and heavy vehicle traffic in this route. Even its long route and highly recommended to avoid this road. you will travel 30 to 40km extra.


Delhi to Nainital through Kaladungi: Delhi – NH24(Hapur Road) -> Ghaziabad – Hapur – Garmukteshwar – Gajraula – Moradabad –65W
à Tanda – Bazpur – Kaladungi – Nainital (277 Km)

After Moradabad we have 30 km bad road in UP, after that we will have beautiful forest and hilly road. Its beautiful hilly and forest road. we wont see any traffic in this road, because heavy vehicle not allowed in this route. I highly recommended you to use this route to save time and see good scenario.

DISTANCE: 622Km (Noida to(Via Rampur) Nainital – 313 Km, Nainital to(Via Kaladungi) Noida – 277Km)

BY TRAIN: Nearest railway station in  “Kathgodam” (36 km away), Ranikhet Express from Old Delhi.

WHERE TO STAY:

When you reach Nainital, you will see beautiful Lake. “Tha Mall” road start form the lake. You can see plenty of hotels in this road in all the rates. You can take some hotel in this mountain, So you will get very beautiful lake view from your hotel itself. “The Mall” road is more happening place in complete nainital. Its near to lake. I booked one single bedroom for Rs.300. its half season, so I can get it for less price. But generally you will get very decent room for 1000+/- based on your need.

Expense: Rs.2735 (Food Stay – Rs.1335, Petrol – Rs.1400)

SIGTSEEING:

Opt 1: I went all the places in my bike, yes off course some places in Horse. If you have car, you can go in your own. Its all very near only.

Opt 2: If you don’t have bike/car, Better you can book one or half day sight seeing package. You can find lot of travel shops in “Mall Road” itself. it will start from Rs.200 to 1500, based on your tour package selection.

RIDE LOG:

11DEC2010 06:45 AM : Started from Noida, as per my plan i should start at 6.00 AM, i am feeling more cold and fog keep delaying my starting time. One thing I can see, more often local people/traffic in UP roads, even in highway.

11DEC2010 09:30 AM : I stopped for breakfast, we can see plenty of good high way hotels in UP, so no issue for food. Keep riding till Moradabad, its very good high way, after mix of good/bad/traffic road.

11DEC2010 01:30 PM : I reached Nainital lake and went to “The mall” road. I just booked one hotel(Rs.300 rent for single bedroom) near to lake and dumped all my bags. I don’t want worry much about hotel room, any way I will be back at night for sleep. You can find plenty of hotels in this road in all the range. Rs.200 to Start hotel rooms.

Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake

Simple to understand the roadmap and sightseeing.”Nainital Lake” will be main attraction. Its located in middle of mountains. We have three view points around this lake like Barapathar, Naina/China Peak and Snow View. From all these view poitns, you can see same Nainital lake and Himalyan View. Nothing more.

Nainetal PlayGround - View fromAerial Ropeway

Nainetal PlayGround - View fromAerial Ropeway


I decided to go Barapathar first, but on the way I seen CAVES GARDEN. Its collection of small caves. Its not much interesting, but we can have very good view from this place also.

After I reached Barapathar, this place contain collection of view points. We need to travel in Horse to reach this view points. WE can see plenty of horse in this palce, ratest starts from 100 to 500 based on number of place you select. I paid Rs.400 and decided to go all these place like Dorthy Seat, Tiffin Top, Tiger Top, Lands End and Lovers Point. We will have very good view from this place.

Next I reached Naina Peak(Naina peak and China Peak are same), But I realized already 5.00 pm, I am not going to get good view in this time because of fog. So I came back to Nainital lake.

11DEC2010 05:45 PM : I went to Nainital lake for boating, there is different type of boat option, I took one for Rs.150. This lake having system to purify lake water continuesly.

11DEC2010 08:00 PM : I spend time near to lake. It will have lot of shops and more active place.

11DEC2010 09:00 PM : If I get room for Rs.300, I wont get heater !! Its very cold in this season.

Day 2:

12DEC2010 08:45 AM : I went to Naina Peak because Ropeway will start at 10.30 AM only. We have to truck 3km to reach Naina Peak to see Himalyan View. Still if you truck 2 more km we can reach china peak I am the first person went today. I am not able to see anybody at this time because of cold. We will have very beautiful himalyan view from this place. There is horse facility also in this place, but I am not seen any horse in the morning.

Himalyan View from "Naina Peak or China Peak"

Himalyan View from "Naina Peak or China Peak"

I came down from this place, From this place we can go to Snow View point by road. it will be less then 1 km. but I decided to go in Aerial Ropeway to reach Snow View point. You can go to Snow View point through road or Aerial Ropeway. Better go in Ropeway and will see nice lake view also.

12DEC2010 11:45 AM : I came back to Rope way to reach Snow View. Rope way will work from 10.00 AM to 5.00 Pm in Winter. Through this rope way we can reach top of the hill, its called Snow View point(7,450 ft). where we can have Himalyan View and lake view.

Nainetal lake - View fromAerial Ropeway

Nainetal lake - View fromAerial Ropeway

Some time my bike engine performing badly in hilly road, I don’t know the reason.

12DEC2010 01:00 PM : Good !! Started riding back to Noida/Delhi. This time I decided to ride through Kaladungi road. Its beautiful hilly road and only light Vehicle allowed in this road. good I seen one small falls in this road. Its really fast and short road to reach Moradabad.

12DEC2010 04:00 PM : I reached Moradabad.

12DEC2010 07:30 PM : Reached noida Guest house. There is lot of traffic near to noida because of delhi traffic.

Its really wonderful hilly 2 days ride !!

Udhaya Kumar.V

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November 30, 2010

One Day ride – Noida to fathepur sikiri(UNESCO World Heritage Site)


Duration/Date Time: One day ride, 28-Nov-2010

Rider: Udhaya Kumar.V

Road Map/Status:

Noida –NH2à Faridabad -> Palwal -> Mathura -> Bharatpur -> fathepur sikiri  (215km)

Mathura to Bharatpur – Its bad road/slow road. Better instead of taking this deviation, keep riding towards Agra and take Agra ring road, ride back to Fathepur in Udaipur road. its very fast and good road to reach. If you want see Taj and Agra Fort, Better you can reach agra and ride back to Fathepur.

NH2 – we can find lot of local traffic in this road.

Total Distance: 450 KM (Round Trip)

Photo: http://picasaweb.google.com/udhaya.v/FatehpurSikri

Ride Log:

Agra having lot of great place(Taj, Agra Fort, etc) to see. I have visited to agra long back, but I missed to see Fathepura Sikiri. I am seeing lot of good review about this place, yes offcourse its listed under UNESCO World Heritage Place. So I decided to ride fathepur sikiri and spend one day. Any way its 200km from Noida. There is High way NH2 and Express High way(Yamuna Express HW) runs between Delhi and Agra. But Biks not allowed in Express High way. So I should go through NH2. After riding in NH2, I realized lot of local traffic on this road. Even till Faridabad plenty of construction happening in this road like Delhi Metro, Elevated High Ways, etc. Faridabad growing fast J Delhi Metro keep growing all the direction and reached Farridabad. I think every city defining own rule for elevated highway, in Faridabad bikes not allowed in this elevated highway, but buses allowed.

I reached Mathura and took deviation towards Bharatpur, After I realized its single and bad local road. But it will be good to see local villages also.

Fathepur Sikiri:

was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570, in honour of Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti. Fatehpur Sikri sits on rocky ridge, 3 km. in length and 1 km. wide, and palace city is surrounded by a 11 km wall on three side with the fourth being a lake at the time. The buildings of Fatehpur Sikri show a synthesis of various regional schools of architectural craftsmanship. This was because indigenous craftsmen from various regions were used for the construction of the buildings. Influences from Hindu and Jain architecture are seen hand in hand with Islamic elements.

fathepur sikiri - Buland Darwaza (Victory Gate)

Jama Masjid at Fatehpur Sikri: Mughal emperor Akbar tried to integrate Indian three religious(Hindu, Muslim and Christian) in different ways. Even We can see this religious integration reflection in this Jama Masjid architecture at one place.

Jama Masjid at Fatehpur Sikri

Muslim architecture at Jama Masjid

Hindu architecture at Jama Masjid

Christian architecture at Jama Masjid

Natural AC: You can find very beautiful working natural AC in this architecture. its really works. There is the hole in the wall extending till top.

Natural working AC in the Architecture

Its like House window Mirror: We can able to see things from inside to outside. But from outside we can’t see anything in inside.

You can very well see things from inside. you can see anything from outside. its beautiful design.

Rain Water Harvesting: Beautiful rain water Harvesting design in the architecture. All the rain water will be routed through this pillar (this will be used as pillar and pipe also). This water will be routed and saved near place. Same as there is beautiful water drainage(waste water) system available to route to different place in this fort.

Rain Water Harvesting System

Udhaya Kumar.V

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March 11, 2009

15 Days Ride: Bangalore – Mumbai – Rajasthan – Agra – Gwalior – Bangalore


City Crossed: Bangalore(Karnatka) -> Pune(Maharastra)) -> Navi Mumbai -> Vadodara(Gujarat) -> Ahmadabad -> Mount Abu(Rajasthan) -> Udaipur -> Chittaurgarh -> Jaipur -> Jodhpur -> Jaisalmer -> Bikaner -> Jaipur -> Agra(UP) -> Gwalior(MP) -> Jhansi(UP) -> Sagar(MP) -> Nagpur(Maharastra) -> Hyderabad(Andhra Pradesh) -> Banglaore(Karnatka)

State Crossed: Karnatka -> Maharastra -> Gujarat -> Rajasthan -> Uthra Pradesh -> Madhya Pradesh -> UP -> MP -> Maharastra -> Andhra Pradesh -> Karnatka

Day wise ride distance and route: (Day – Date – Km Started – Km End – Distance – Route)

Day1 -20DEC08- 000-710 -710km- Bangalore(marthalli) – Hubbli(KA) – Karar (100km before pune)

Day2 -21DEC08- 710-1250 -540km- Karar – Pune – Navi Mumbai – Valsad(Gujarat)

Day3 -22DEC08- 1219-1375 -156km- Valsad(GJ) – Valsad sigth seeing – Kheem(30km from surath)

Day4 -23DEC08- 1375-1861 -486km- Kheem – Vodadhra(baroda) – Ahmadabad – Himanthpure(GJ) – Mount Abu(RJ)

Day5 -24DEC08- 1862-2083 -221km- Mount Abu sigtseeing – Udaipur – Udaipur sigtseeing

Day6 -25DEC09- 2083-2445 -362km- Udaipur sigtseeing – Chittorgarh – Kishangarh(100km before Jaipur)

Day7 -26DEC08- 2445-2672 -227km- Kishangarh – Jaipur – Jaipur Sightseeing – Kishangarh

Day8 -27DEC08- 2672-3210 -538km- Kishangarh – Jodhpur – Pokaran – Jaislmer

Day9 -28DEC08- 3210-3268 -58km- Jaislmer sightseeting – Khudi – Jaislmer

Day10 -29DEC08- 3268-3788 -520km- Jaislmer – Bikaner – Sri Dungargarh(before Sikar)

Day11 -30DEC08- 3788-4315 -527km- Dungargarh – Sikar(RJ) – Agra(UP)

Day12 -31DEC08- 4315-4582 -267km- Agra – Taj Mahal – Jhansi(UP)

Day13 -01JAN09- 4582-5045 -463km- Jhansi(UP) – Sagar(MP) – Seoni(MP)

Day14 -02JAN09- 5041-5648 -607km- Seonie(MP) – Nagpur(MH) – Hyderbad(AP)(stopped before 30km)

Day15 -03JAN09- 5648-6292 -644km- Hyderbad(AP) – Bangalore(KA)

Total expense: Rs.19,716 (Rs.7,690 for Food & Stay + Rs.12,026 for Petrol & Oil) + Rs.10,000 Ride material with backup.

Ride participants: Udhaya Kumar.V & Jawahar in Royal Enfield Thunder Bird.

Ride duration with distance: 6292 Km covered in 15 days

Hotel stay:

Maharastra – we can find lot of roadside hotels to stay at night for Rs.200 to 400.

Gujarat – We can find excellent roadside hotels for Rs.200 to 300 itself.

Rajasthan – There is no roadside hotel to stay, so we should find near by town to stay at night. Generally in Rajasthan city hotel rates will start from Rs.700, don’t accept this fixed rate, you can very well reduce the rate based on season.

UP, MP, AP – We can find the hotel only in town to stay at night.

Road status:

Karnatka – Good road

Maharastra – Very good road, But NH7 under construction, So no road at NH7

Gujarat – Excellent road

Rajasthan – Very Good road

Uthra Pradesh – Good road near to Agra, but worst/no road in NH

Madhya Pradesh – worst/no road in NH.

Andhra Pradesh – NH7 under construction, So we can see lot of deviation.

Ride photos from Gujarath – Rajasthan – Agra:

Ride Log:

Day-1, 20DEC09, 04.00 AM, 0Km, started from Marthalli, Bangalore

07.30AM, 163Km, we took breakfast at Javangaonadahalli(Before chitradurga).

01.00PM, 416Km, stopped for lunch at HUBBLI.

07.00PM, 710km, we decided to stop riding and stay at Karar (100km before pune)

Day-2, 21DEC09, 06.30AM, 710Km started our ride towards Pune, Bombay to reach Ahamadabad.

10.00AM, We took breakfast at PUNE.

12.30PM, 963Km, Jawar bike silence bold was broken so we stopped before bombay & check with local mechanic, But he said he cant fix this So we decided to raid towards Gujarath & fix it in valsad Royal Enfield Service Center.

02.45PM, 1034Km, We reached NAVI MUMBAI and riding towards NH8(to reach Ahamadabad)

04.00PM, 1071Km, We entered in NH8 and stopped for lunch, We spend more time to cross Navi Mumbai, We try to find any bypass for this city, but we are not find anything.

09.00PM, 1250, We reached VALSAD(Gujarath) & decided to stay there because we need to fix our bike issue in Royal Enfield Service center. As per our plan we need to reach Ahamadabad, but it not happened.

Day-3, 22DEC08,09.15AM, 1219Km, We went to Service center & handover Jawhar bike to fix the issue, They said it will take full day to fix this issue. Even they don’t have bullet mechanic in this service center & they hired one person for this work.

11.00AM, 1219Km, Visited to Anand & Puriv house in Anand father car. Anand father came to service center and took us. We took very good Gujaraty food at anand house.

Visited to Anand & Puriv house at Valsad

Visited to Anand & Purvi house at Valsad

01.00 PM, 1219km, Visited to Saibaba temple & Aithial Beach (Valsad beach)

02.00PM, 1219Km, Visited to Swamy Narayan Temple at valsad, its near by beach itself & we came back to service center.

Aithial Beach (Valsad beach), Gujarath

Swamy Narayan Temple at valsad

Swamy Narayan Temple at valsad, Gujarath

04.30PM, 1276Km, Jawar bullet was ready to ride, So we started our ride towards Ahmadabad.

07.00PM, 1375Km, We stopped at Kheem, Gujarath(30km from surath) and found one nice road side Lorry hotel(Royal Inn) to stay. We will find very good road side hotels at gujarath just for rs.250 per night.

Day 4, 23DEC08, 06.45AM, 1375Km, Started our ride towards Ahmadabad from Royal Inn.

08.45AM, 1458Km, We stopped for breakfast & we took Bujia(Gujarathi Breakfast).

10.00AM, 1507Km, We reached Vodadhra(Baroda). We have Express High way between Baroda to Ahmadabad, Local people telling its best express high way even comparing with Pune-Mumbai Express High Way. Any bikes not allowed any of the Express high way, So we riding in national high way itself. 105Km needs to go to reach Ahmadabad.

Camel used at Gujarath

Camel used at Gujarath

12.00PM, 1609Km, We reached Ahmadabad & took Ahmadabad bypass(Delhi road) to reach Mount Abu(RJ).

02.00PM, 1700Km, Reached Himanthpure & took deviation from high way to reach this place. We completed our lunch, This is our last day at Gujarath & started to Mount Abu.

05.00PM, 1816Km, Great !! Finally we entered in Rajasthan at Palanpur. Always I realized one thing, if you cross any state at any place non of the police man or check post will stop you !! non of them will stop you at any state border, just keep riding.

05.45PM, 1835Km, We reached Abu road & talking to local people with coffee about mount. You can see Mount Abu from this place & needs to ride through Mount abu road. This is only one mountain in complete RJ, so its famous.

07.00PM, 1861Km, We reached top of the Abu Mount and found one hotel(Swasthik) to stay. You can see small town on this mount & its very cold place at RJ.

Day-5, 24DEC08, 09.00AM, 1862Km, Started from hotel for local sightseeing

09.30AM, 1864Km, We reached NAKKAL LAKE. I feel like standard, you will go to any mountain you can see some lake. Its very small lake top of this mountain & having boating also. Nice to spend your time at this place, you can see lot of tourist at this place.

NAKKAL LAKE, Abu Mount, Rajasthan

NAKKAL LAKE, Abu Mount, Rajasthan

After we reached UNIVERSAL PEACE HALL & attended 20 mins session, which will explain about Goad, Universal, Activity, etc

After we went to DELWAR TEMPLE. Its very small and nice marble temple at this mountain

DELWAR TEMPLE, Abu Mount, Rajasthan

DELWAR TEMPLE, Abu Mount, Rajasthan

We started riding to see GURU SHIKHAR temple. This is placed at highest point of this mountain. We will get very good view from this temple.

Guru Shikhar temple, Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Guru Shikhar temple, Mount Abu, Rajasthan

12.45PM, 1898Km, We went to ADHAR DEVI temple & decided to skip this because we need to walk.

01.45PM, 1899Km, We took lunch and started to Udaipur

05.30PM, 2067Km, Reached Udaipur and after searching several hotel we found one hotel for Rs.600. Today we riding in 4Lane road, its nice road but only problem its under construction. They are cutting hunderes of mountain to make this butiful 4 lane road.

07.00PM, Visited to SUKHADI CIRCLE within city itself, Its very small water fountain within city and you can found small boating also. Afte we went to FATEH SAGAR LAKE, we just romaing in the bike and nothing to do much. Yes offcourse this lake also having boating, any way nothing to do at night.

Day6, 25DEC09, 08.45AM, 2083Km, We started to city palace and on the we decided to see JAGADISH TEMPLE.

09.00AM,  2083Km, We reached JAGADISH TEMPLE, its very nice white marbale temple. We spend near 30min in the temple and decide to reach City Palace. Any its very neary by from this temple.

JAGADISH TEMPLE, Udaipur, Rajasthan

JAGADISH TEMPLE, Udaipur, Rajasthan

09.45AM, 2083Km, We reached “THE CITY PALACE” and we spend  more time inside this palace. We have wonderful city view from this palce & back side of this palace we can see PICHOLA LAKE. Even we can see two more palace middle of this Pichola Lake, which was converted as Taj hotels. We seen four palace which was converted as hotels. Nice to see this palace with lake.

The City Palace, Pichola Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan:

11.30AM 2089Km, Came back to hotel and decide to ride Jaipur,  actually one of the lorry driver recommended to see this CHITTORGARCH Fort. That’s the reason we decided to ride in this route like Chittorgarch and Jaipur, Other wise we will ride to jodhpur & planned to see jaipur while coming back.

01.45PM, 2213Km, We reached CHITTORGARH town and took lunch, from this town we can able to see Chittorgarh fort. We came in excellent NH76 four Lane road, We took 1.30hrs to cross 125km.

03.30 PM, 2223Km, We spend some time at Chittorgarh fort & noting great to see this place other then one tower & old temples. So we started our ride towards JAIPUR.

08.00 PM, 2445Km, We stopped at KISHANGARH for night stay. This will comes 100km before jaipur. Its excellent four lane road between Chittorgarch to Kishangarh. so we hade very nice ride today.

Day-7, 26DEC09, 07.45AM, 2445Km, We started to JAIPUR from KISHANGARH.

09.45AM 2546Km, Reached JAIPUR and found Royal Enfield Service center to fix Jawahar bike issue. They need at lest half day to fix this issue, so we decided to go for local sightseeing in my bullet.

11.00AM, 2562Km, Beautiful pink city & every building looks in pink color only. Unfortunate this city having very badly traffic system & mostly people keep driving without following any rule(no traffic discipline).

We went to AMBER FORT and spend more time in this place, its really beautiful fort & you can see very good view from this mountain. Near by we seen two more fort, but we decide to skip those fort. After that we reached JALMAHAL, its small palace and located middle of water.

AMBER FORT, JAIPUR

AMBER FORT, JAIPUR

We reached CITY PALACE, which is located within JAIPUR city itself. We spend some time inside the palace & watching old things. Nice to see

CITY PALACE, JAIPUR

CITY PALACE, JAIPUR

We came back and reached HAWA MAHAL, its one of the famous Rajasthan identify. Generally I have impression this will be very big MAHAL and holding complete city. But not, Its small one. HAWA MAHAL architecture having several floors, so we can go floor by floor through steps. Wonderful science Implemented using wonderful Architecture. Excellent to see this !! We completed our sightseeing and decided to go back to service center. Now we started to JODHPUR, 335 km needs to go.

HAWA MAHAL, JAIPUR

HAWA MAHAL, JAIPUR

04.00PM, 2572Km, We reached service center and Jawahar TB ready now. I have serviced my bullet, it means just changed Engine Oil noting more then this.

05.00 PM        Stopped for lunch at roadside hotel & done.

6.45PM, 2672Km, We stopped at KISHANGARH, where we stayed yesterday & we stayed in the same hotel.

Day8, 27DEC08, 08.15AM, 2672Km, We started our ride to JODHPUR, 240Km needs to go.

09.45AM, 2738Km, We took rajasthani breakfast with sweets.

01.30PM, 2926Km, We reached JODHPUR fort(MEHRANGARH FORT), Excellent architecture top of the mountain. I feel, first time I am seeing more design in fort in Rajasthan. One more Jodhpur palace also in this city, but we decided to skip the palace and ride to JAISLMER.

06.30PM, 3100Km, We reached POKARAN, still 110km needs to go to reach JAISLMER. This is completely two lane road(no divider). We decided to reach jaislmer and stay there itself.

08.30PM, 3210Km, We reached Jaisalmer & Its first very Cold ride in single road at night. Rates are very high in this city to stay because of tourism. Any way no other go.

Day-9, 28DEC09, 10.30AM, 3210Km, Started for sightseeing.

12.45PM, 3212Km, This city called “Golden City” because of all building colors. All the building looks in Golden color only. We reached JAISALMER FORT & we spend some time there & did some shopping near by.

JAISALMER FORT, Golden City

JAISALMER FORT, Golden City

02.15PM, 3216KM, We started to KHUDI Desert.

04.00PM, 3268Km, We went to camel ride in desert & spend remaining time in desert itself. We seen more people waiting to see “Sun Set” from this desert. Nice to see sun set from this place.

07.00PM, We came back to hut where we needs to stay at night. Its near by desert itself.

Day-10, 29DEC09, 08.30AM, 3268Km, Started from Jaislmer to Bikaner.

02.00PM, 3569Km, Stopped for lunch before bikaner, still 85mk needs to go.

04.30PM, 3696Km, We reached Kanni Madha Temple. This temple filled by rate & you can see rate every ware keep moving and eating. Nice to see this temple with lot lot of rates, I have seen one of the discovery programs based on this temple about these rates. We decided to reach Taj Mahal(Agra) through JAIPUR route & started our ride.

Kanni Madha Temple(Rate Temple) at Bikaner

Kanni Madha Temple, Bikaner

Kanni Madha Temple, Bikaner

08.00PM, 3788Km, We stopped at SRI DUNGARGARH(Before Sikar) & found one hotel to stay. Most of the time more problem to get roadside hotel in Rajasthan, there is no roadside hotel, only we need to reach any town to stay.

Day-11, 30DEC08, 08.45AM, 3788Km, We started from DUNGARGARH and riding towards Agra through JAIPUR.

12.00PM, 3999Km, We crossed SIKAR and stopped for lunch, Still 300km needs to go to reach Agra. We found Jawahar bike had some oil leakage in engine tube, We decided to stop at jaipur to fix this.

01.45PM, 4062Km, We reached same Royal Enfield Service center to fix oil leakage issue & fixed at free of cost.

02.45PM, 4062Km, We started our ride to Agra, Still 220km needs to go.

05.00PM, We are not able to see the road properly because of complete fog from 4.00pm itself

08.00PM, 4315Km, We reached Agra & Checked in hotel. Today we had very bad ride because of bad weather(Complete fog, not able to see road) & bad road.

Day-12, 31DEC08, 08.30AM, 4315Km, We reached Taj Mahal & filled by fog. First time we took paid guide to see this place in our complete tour.

Taj Mahal, Agra, UP

Taj Mahal, Agra, UP

11.30AM, 4327Km, We completed our Tour & Needs come back to Bangalore now. Initially we planned to go to Delhi from there we will reach bangalore in Train, but we are not able to get train ticket. So we decided to ride back to bangalore.

07.00PM, 4582Km, Stopped at JHANSI(UP) and found hotel to stay. This hotel was decorated and ready for New Year celebration. But today we had very worst ride because of worst road so we are not in New Year celebration mood. We took good dinner & went for sleep.

Day13, 01JAN09, 08.00PM, 4582Km, We started our ride towards Nagpur, MH.

Narmada River, MP

Narmada River, MP

01.00PM, 4799Km, We stopped before Sagar(MP) for lunch.

07.30PM, 5045Km, We stopped at SEONI(MP) for night stay. Very bad road at UP & MP in this National High way.

Day14, 02JAN09, 07.30AM, 5041Km, Started from SEONIE(MP) to HYDERABAD(AP).

09.45AM, 5188Km, We reached NAGPUR(MH) and took breakfast.

Near Nagpur, MH

Near Nagpur, MH

08.00PM, 5648Km, Reached Hyderbad(Sopped before 30km) & find hotel to stay. NH7 under construction, So no road or bad road at Maharashtra.

ISKON temple at AP

ISKON temple at AP

Day15, 03JAN09, 07.00AM, 5648Km, Started to Bangalore.

08.00PM, 6292Km, Reached Bangalore.

My Bul :-)

My Bul 🙂

Udhaya Kumar.V

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January 19, 2008

Traveled to Lucknow(Capital), Uttar Pradesh to attend my friend marriage.


19, 20/Jan/2008
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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I went to Lucknow(UP capital), Uttar Pradesh to attend my friend Dharmender Singh marriage with my friend Suyog. I never went to this place before, so its very good experience. We started in Bangalore on Friday(18/jan/08) evening in flight and reached Delhi.  We had more time in Delhi, So we decided to travel in Delhi Metro. Its look like international standard design and clean environment(hope other citys also will get this facility in future), in metro we reached New Delhi railway station to start our rail journey to Lucknow. We started train journey from New Delhi & reached Lucknow(its 490 Km from new delhi) in morning. My friend came to railway station to pickup, so we don’t have any issue to reach hotel. We spend two days in Lucknow, Other then the marriage we visited to some place to explore this city. I thought of sharing my travel experience other then the marriage.

Delhi Metro

When I spend two days in this city, I feel like this is very big Town instead of City.

Beautiful and Big Lucknow Railway Station.


Day 1: we went to the place called “Parivarthan Chowk”, where we can see more Heritage Buildings. We have seen two (Maqbara Saadtali – Monument, Tomb of Mushirzad) old Muslim architect buildings. We can’t go inside this temple, it was closed long back. In the same road we found some more same type of the buildings, most of the building are active. We went to some of the park in the same road. Nothing interesting, Nothing Exciting.

Next we went to Aminabad Market to buy Chicken work dresses. Lucknow famous for Chicken Work(Handmade design in Sarie, Sudidar, etc). Its really big and old market for dresses, Gun, etc. Yes you can see gun market also. You can find beautiful Chicken work cloth for very cheap rate. Its really beautiful !!

All this time we traveled in Auto rickshaw(Rs 5) and Cycle rickshaw(Rs 10). There is no much expense at all.

Day 2: Today my friend arranged the car to go for local tour. First went to “Bara Imambara”. But the place was closed due to some Muslim festival. Its really beautiful Muslim Architecture. After we went to one more “chotta Imambara”. This is all Muslim religious places in Lucknow.

We heard one small zoo in this city, but we are not interested to go. No other tourist place in this city, so we came back to room(Hotel Aadharshila, Alambagh).  Generally people telling Lucknow famous for non-veg food, but I am not able to find any good hotel.

Sunday night we started from lucknow to Delhi in train & reached monday morning. We reached to Bangalore in flight from Delhi.

Overall, I attended Grand Exciting Marriage(I never seen before) and Seen one simple town(city) in 2 days. Very long and different type of the trip. Its great time.

by Udhaya Kumar.V, udhaya@udhaya.com

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