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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – One Last Day in French Alps

Today we spend our last day in French Alps before we head towards French Rivera.As i…

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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – Into The French Alps

The other night i camped at this camping site located not so far from the main road.Had a pretty good…

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India to UK in 90 Days – Italy Chapter – Into The Alps

It was a cold night and i realized that this is just the beginning.While i was planning for the trip,one…

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India to UK in 90 Days – Circling Around Mont Blanc – Chamonix

Lai da Marmorera reservoir ahead of Julier pass. This is Switzerland to you,unreal landscapes.What you see here is Tinizong-Rona town…

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Gems Of Rajasthan – Udaipur Photologue

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , , , Udaipur 'Venice of the East'  is a very beautiful and peaceful city.Ideal for relaxed and lazy vacation.Just rent a hotel room around Hanuman Ghar or Gangaur ghat and explore the history and calmness all around you. City Palace udaipur - It was built over a period of nearly 400 years being contributed by several kings of the dynasty, starting by the Maharana Udai Singh II as the capital of the Sisodia Rajput clan in 1559, after he moved from Chittor. It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in theRajputana Agency and its last capital. The City Palace in Udaipur was built in a flamboyant style and is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and was built on a hill ... READ MORE
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Gems Of Rajasthan – Ranakpur Photologue

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , Ranakpur is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. 162 km from Jodhpur and 91 km from Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, they are said to be the most spectacular of all the Jain temples we have in India. The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur... READ MORE
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Gems Of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer Photologue

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Jaisalmer Fort - Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest fortifications in the world. It is a World Heritage Site. It was built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, from whom it derives its name.  The fort stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles. Its massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion colour during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. For this reason, it is also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort READ MORE
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Gems Of Rajasthan – Jodhpur Photologue

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , Jodhpur is well known for its Mehrangarh Fort.This fort is situated 400 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarh fort. There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning 'victory'), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory') gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of the Mughals. The palm imprints upon these still attract much attention even today. The museum i... READ MORE
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Gems Of Rajasthan – Jaipur Photologue

I By:   I 3 years ago I   1 Comment I   West India I   , , , , , , , , , , , Jaipur has lot of places to see and lot of things to do.A week is not enough to explore each and every experience.Here are some places which you should not miss when your are Jaipur. 1) Hawa Mahal - Its a beautiful palace situated in busy streets of Jaipur.Named 'Hawa Mahal' because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. It is constructed of red and pink sandstone READ MORE
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Gems Of Rajasthan – Kumbhalgarh Photologue

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Built by Rana Kumbha during the course of the 15th century  and enlarged through the 19th century, Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. It is the most important fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh. READ MORE
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Gems Of Rajasthan – Bhangarh Photologue

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , Popularly known as the the most Haunted Fort in India.Bhangarh is a place between Jaipur and Delhi in Rajasthan.Quite famous for its ruins. The most remarkable of its buildings are the Hindu temples of Gopinatha, Shiva (Someshwar),Hanumana, Ganesha, Vishal Devta, Lavina Devi and Keshava Rai. Other buildings include shops along the main road, several havelis, a mosque, and a palace.The palace was protected by two inner fortifications across the valley. The town is separated from the plain by ramparts with five gates. READ MORE
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Gems Of Rajasthan – Chittorgarh Photologue

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , , , , Chitaurgarh  - a former capital of the Sisodia Dynasty of Mewar. The city of Chittaurgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. Chittorgarh Fort  is one of the largest forts in India and probably the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. The fort, popularly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated in Chittorgarh City. It was initially ruled by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from the 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567. It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative hi... READ MORE
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Exploring Maharashtra – Episode 4 “Ride For A Cause – Solar Lantern Campaign”

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India More than 50 bikers rode to Vikramgadh in Maharashtra to distribute Solar Lanterns on the villages where there is no electricity OR electricity comes for hardly 2-3 hours in a day.We distributed lanterns in 2 villages.       READ MORE
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Exploring Maharashtra – Episode 3 “Overnight Camping in Madhe Ghat”

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , Last year in Monsoon season,I accidentally reached this place called Madhe ghats while searching for an exit to Varandha Ghats.It was no less than heaven and right there in my mind i had a determined thought of camping here for the night.In monsoon season it was bit difficult,so me and bunch of my friends returned here in Winters to make it happen.It was such delight witnessing the sun go down in the mountains and then in the next morning rising up again from the shadows of mountains. First half of this day was spent with 21 bikers riding down to Amba Ghat.Here is a short video of the ride  [video=youtube;aNzq9o1Enuc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzq9o1Enuc[/video] ... READ MORE
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Exploring Maharashtra – Episode 2 “Raid to Velneshwar and Jaigad”

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , This weekend couple of us went to Velneshwar,Jaigad and Jaigad Lighthouse.Didn't took the DSLR with me but here are some photos from the action cam and mobile Veleneshwar is  small village known for its serene, rock-free beach.You can easily notice that from the below photos.Not that crowded as other beaches which are closer to Mumbai and Pune. Your beach ride is incomplete without this Customary shot.   Line Up   Jaigad Light house  READ MORE
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Exploring Maharashtra – Episode 1 “A Different route to Bhimashankar”

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , This is the route we followed  https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=203719110482930481895.0004f2373710bdd32cacf&msa=0&dg=feature Riders Introduction 1) Minar   2) Vishal  READ MORE
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Har Har Narmade – Two Days Affair With Amarkantak – PART 2

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , , We always talk about the right thing to do and when it comes to us we fail to stick by our own words  Feeding wild animals is not a good thing to do as they get addicted to that food and while there are no tourists around to feed them.Either they attack the homes of villagers and get killed or they die in hunger as they stop eating their regular food because of this new developed taste  READ MORE
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Har Har Narmade – Two Days Affair With Amarkantak – PART 1

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , , , Don't get confused by the title or the word 'Yatra' as this journey was quite different from the usual rides i do.First difference being the means of travel.To summarize...this was train+bus+car journey.I had to visit Bilaspur on my very close friends marriage. I contacted Amit bhaiya (hiambuj) about this as he had been there for few years during his college days.So he arranged a car/bike for me and advised me about the places i can cover in 1-2 days time.While i took out some time from the Marraige functions for travel i decided lets travel differently this time..lets enjoy the bus/train drive.So here i was researching on how to reach Amarkantak with public transports.There are two ways by you can reach Amarkantak 1) One can take a train to Pendhra road and from there you can take a bus or sharing taxi to reach Amarkantak. 2) Once can take a direct bus... READ MORE
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Second Attempt To White Spiti – Reaching North India from Pune – Day 5,6 & 7

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , , , , , , , , Marriage was super fun..Meeting with some old friends..Bakar over booze and dancing in the barati tunes until our last breath.While everything was over and my friend Vaibhav started new innings in his life..I wished him all the very best.Next day in the afternoon i was on my way to Bhopal.Before i bypass Bhopal i went to Bhojpur to take blessings from Lord Shiva. Bhojpur takes its name from king Bhoja (reg. c. 1000–1055 CE), the most celebrated ruler of the Paramāra dynasty.Bhojpur is famous for the incomplete Bhojeshwar temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple houses one of the largest linga's in India, 5.5 m (18 ft) tall and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) in circumference. It is crafted out a single rock.The temple at Bhojpur is unique in being left unfinished, with a series of large architectural parts still located in the quarries where the stones were cut and fashion... READ MORE
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Second Attempt To White Spiti – Reaching North India from Pune – Day 3 & 4

I By:   I 3 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , Pachmari - Hoshangabad Early morning i planned to capture the sunrise from Dhoopgadh but that plan didn't worked out the ticket counter opens at the usual Govt working hours.So i just rode around the town to savor some memories.Place was extremely crowded due to Mahashivratri mela.       While returning to Pip... READ MORE
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Second Attempt To White Spiti – Reaching North India from Pune – Day 1 & 2

I By:   I 3 years ago I   6 Comments I   West India I   , , , , , First ride to reach north, ended on Shivpuri and i had to come back Pune just to attend my appraisal discussion.Here is the log how it went through and how it ended. Duke 390 goes to the less traveled places in Madhya Pradesh It was time to give it a second try,my best friend was getting married next week at Hoshangabad and the only option i had is to wait for the weekend to come.Marraige was in Hoshangabad,so in the second ride as well i have to take the route from Central India.To make it more exciting i included Chikhaldhara,Pachmari and Bhojpur on the way.Below is the route i took Pune - Aurangabad - Jalna - Chikli - Khamgaon - Akot - Chikhaldhara - Bhainsdehi - Betul - Sarni - Junnardeo - Tamia - Pach... READ MORE
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KTM Duke 390 goes to the less traveled places in Madhya Pradesh – Day 6

I By:   I 4 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , , , , Day 6 - Orchha - Jhansi - Shivpuri - Guna - Ujjain - Indore - Pune Little i was aware that this was going to be a long day and long night.I was on on my own world relaxing and having a splendid vacation.It was two days in paradise and my license had already left Omkareshwar.It was time for me to move towards Delhi and further north towards Himalayas.Before i leave Orchha,i wanted to have good look at the town,cenotaphs and the Betwa river.   As i crossed the other side of the bridge,this national caught my attention and i went to the Forest department counter to inquire 'How to get in'.Bikes were allowed with a mere entry fees of 50 bucks,which confirmed that there are n... READ MORE
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KTM Duke 390 goes to the less traveled places in Madhya Pradesh – Day 5

I By:   I 4 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , , , , Day 5 - Orchha Today was another day to relax,take a dip in Betwa,eat local food and behave like a typical tourist.Talking about the tourist attractions Jehangir Mahal and Raja Mahal tops the list.Entry tickets for all the places can be obtained from the entrance of these forts.By all the places i mean entry ticket for laxmi temple and Cenotaphs near betwa. As you enter the Orchha fort compound the first fort on the right hand side is Raja Mahal.This palace was built in the 17th century by Madhukar Shah.'Deewan E Aam' and 'Deewan E Khaas' is the first thing you will notice which are quite imposing.   READ MORE
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KTM Duke 390 goes to the less traveled places in Madhya Pradesh – Day 4

I By:   I 4 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   West India I   , , , , , Day 4 - Jhansi - Orchha Since my license was stuck in Omkareshwar i couldn't go ahead towards Delhi and i had to wait until it reaches Delhi at my brothers place.So i decided to take a break at Orchha.But before that i visited Jhansi fort,which i always skipped on my previous rides.I checked out from the hotel and thanked the receptionist/owner for helping me out.My bikes chain was giving me little bit trouble as it had grown some Slack..due to which it was quite loose at one side and quite tight at one side.Got it cleaned and tightened at a near by shop. I had a tough time finding a proper breakfast joint in the morning.Jhansi was not a very big town and with little bit navigation help from the locals i made it to the Jhansi Fort.While i was parking my bike with all the luggage on it,people warned me that Monkeys out here are very notorious.Well... READ MORE
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