Adventure ride to Sandakhpu – West Bengal

This ride to North East started from Pune and i rode all the way from Pune to Kolkata.I had much time in my hand because i recently left my job and there wasn’t any immediate job offer,perhaps no job offer at all.Ride till Kolkatta took its time in the slowest pace possible,catching up with friends …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke – Day 8

Day 8 – Kodaikanal – Palani – Pollachi – Palladam – Annur – Kollegal – Mallavali – Maddur – Tumkur – Belgaum – Pune Last day of our ride,we had two days to spare and we decided we will go as far as we can go towards Pune and then take a hotel on the …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke – Day 7

Day 7 – Periyar – Chinnamanur – Meghmalai – Theni – Kodaikanal Life goes on…You meet people,Some you never think about again. Some, you wonder what happened to them. There are some that you wonder if they ever think about you. And then there are some you wish you never had to think about again.Some …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke – Day 6

Day 6 – Periyar Yesterday ended with such a disastrous news and i was still in shock.We decided to stay at Periyar for today.I have been to Periyar couple of times..but never tried the boating fun on the Periyar reserve due to too much effort on getting the tickets.Since we had entire day at our …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke 390 – Day 5

Day 5 – Kattapana – Calvary Mount – Anuchuruli – Idukki – Molamattom – Vagamon – Paranthumpara – Periyar Yesterday evening..we were not quite done with the Calvary mount.So we returned back to Calvary Mount early morning to have more dope of virginal beauty of Kerala    The other side of the mountain   Every …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke 390 – Day 4

Day 4 – Athirapally – Kothamanglam – Idukki – Calvary Mount – Kattapana We woke up with the roaring sound of Athripally falls.Athirapally falls is the largest waterfall in Kerala and we were very excited to have a glimpse of it.We got into shorts and went to the Athirapally falls entrance.There was minimal entry fee …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke 390 – Day 3 – PART 2

Finally we reached Velankanni shrine.The church was located in quite a beautiful location,truly a place where gods must be residing    A waterfall close to the shrine    We left for Balaji temple from here and later on decided to head towards Athirapally. Route and landscapes towards Athirapally was equally beautiful.And the next alluring thing,which …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke 390 – Day 3 – PART 1

Day 3 – Coimbatore – Valparai – Velankanni – Athirapally We raised a toast with a Bacardi Black last night for a Bug free sleep.And effect of feeling fresh was glowing on our faces.We did wake up early,but not so early and saddled up to hit the road towards Valparai.Finding the road which was leading …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke 390 – Day 2

Day 2 – Harihar – Tumkur – Bangalore – Kanakpura – Kollegal – Coimbatore Though we started earlier in the morning,we were still feeling tired due to the bed bug treatment we got in the night.We crossed Tumkur and reached nice road to bypass Bangalore.Orignal plan was to take Mysore road and then cut off …

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8 Days in Kerala – Exploring Idukki with the Duke 390 – Day 1

Day 1 – Pune – Belgaum – Harihar You don’t sit for an opportunity to ride,You create an opportunity to ride.Whatever it takes to make it happen,you just got to do it because you love to do it.That is the answer to the frequent question i receive for the frequent rides i do.December end where …

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Independence Day Ride – Hyderabad-Gulbarga-Bijapur-Jog Falls-Dudhsagar Falls-Pune – Day 5

Day 5 – Molem – Belgaum – Gokak Falls – Sankeshwar – Kolhapur – Pune The adventure for which we came was over and only return journey was remaining.We took Molem – Ramnagar – Khanapur route to reach Belgaum,from there it was a quick ride to home.While everyone was on their way home,i slipped from …

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INDEPENDENCE DAY RIDE – HYDERABAD-GULBARGA-BIJAPUR-JOG FALLS-DUDHSAGAR FALLS-PUNE – DAY 4 – Part 2

While everyone hates trekking,beauty of the Dudhsagar was something which was pulling everyone and making them walk .With much efforts in less time we reached Dudhsagar falls.From the starting point Kulem till now,approx 10-15 kms there was nothing to drink and eat in between.Everybody was hungry like a monkey and there was only one place where …

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INDEPENDENCE DAY RIDE – HYDERABAD-GULBARGA-BIJAPUR-JOG FALLS-DUDHSAGAR FALLS-PUNE – DAY 4 – Part 1

Day 4 – Molem – Dudhsagar Falls – Molem We weren’t too sure where we need to start from..to reach Dudhsagar falls.And how will be the road ahead and how much trek is involved and what are the chances that we will get detained by the rain again.The hotel owner and the people around advised …

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Independence Day Ride – Hyderabad-Gulbarga-Bijapur-Jog Falls-Dudhsagar Falls-Pune – Day 3

Day 3 – Sirsi – Jog Falls – Molem The solo ride has turned into a group ride from yesterday’s afternoon and every con on being a group ride was making me go bonkers.But for a change i was enjoying the company.One of our fellow rider has to return back to Pune as her wife …

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Independence Day Ride – Hyderabad-Gulbarga-Bijapur-Jog Falls-Dudhsagar Falls-Pune – Day 2

Day 2 – Bijapur – Hubli – Sirsi 15 Aug 2013,66th year of Independence.Away from home,away from friends,away from family and away from office ..As soon as i came out from the hotel room,i saw the same picture what it used to be for me in my school days and college days perhaps.School kids running …

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Independence Day Ride – Hyderabad-Gulbarga-Bijapur-Jog Falls-Dudhsagar Falls-Pune – Day 1

Day 1 – Hyderabad – Zaheerabad – Gulbarga – Jevargi – Sindagi – Bijapur With an amazing birthday party weekend at Suryalanka beach,it was time for me to bid adieu and leave back to Pune with slight diversions and sight seeing enroute .Plan of visiting dudhsagar was going on from long time and after missing it …

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Pune to Hyderabad Run with Srisailam Package – Day 3

Day 3 – Giddalur – Nandyal – Kurnool – Miapur (HYD) There was no rush on reaching home,so the ride was started with ease and i was on the road at 10 AM.Today was election day and i can clearly see people on groups having serious discussions and many cops on the road maintaining law …

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Pune to Hyderabad Run with Srisailam Package – Day 2

Day 2 – Hyderabad – Srisailam – Giddalur Monday was spent resting and being bored alone in HMT Colony,Miapur.So for next day i decided to head out for Srisailam. Also there was a big fuss about being Srisailam Dam gates opening in the next day afternoon.I was like,why people are so excited about it.But when …

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Pune to Hyderabad Run with Srisailam Package – DAY 1

Day 1 – Pune – Solapur – Zaheerabad – Hyderabad It was the time of the year for my annual pilgrimage to Hyderabad.Every year we friends gather at Hyderabad to celebrate common birthday party and go on a small road trip to make the get-together perfect.For me it was another opportunity to burn some rubber. …

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