A road trip to Southern part of India riding 4300 kms, covering 4 states and many cities -> Mumbai - Pune - Kolhapur - Belgaum - Mysore - Wayanad - Calicut - Fort Kochi - Allepey - Kollam - Kanyakumari - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Bangalore - Kolhapur - Pune - Mumbai (States wandered - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu)
Every trip add new experience in our diary, enhance our skills, makes us more bold, makes new friends, more brotherhood/ sisterhood, add loadsss of good memories, teach us to know more about our bull, our capability and show us how STRONG we are.
From day one we were welcome by localites on every road, every ghats, every beaches, everyyyy restaurant/ dhabas we crossed in South India with our full gears, saddle, an India flag, dust & muds on our bullets. Many of the times we have been accompanied by localites, showing pathways as sometime even google can't find short cuts to avoid traffic. Clicked by many people with an encouraging gestures, asked by many of them if we are from militrary (that gives a grin on our face), may be after noticing India flag on my dessert color bullet and our riding jackets, not sure :-), a salute from many for riding so many miles, shocked gestures and an ask "do females ride in Mumbai as not many in South", photos in their mobile to show their friends and family, discussing among themselve "MH" on Bullets to find out these aliens from which state.....hehehehehe ;-), speeding their cars and show a thumps up, a node and
a smile... Ahhh these gestures were so very motivating for four of us.
Roads of South India is just amazing, mostly uphill & downhill, beautiful ghats, scenic roads with cococut and banana tree all the way.
A special thanks to Shweta, as she was the corresponder between us and localites. And we can't forget Swapnil's power nap evvverytime we stop for heavy breakfast and lunch ;-)
An elaborated write up about entire ride -
NO ROAD IS TOO LONG WHEN YOU HAVE A GOOD COMPANY.....What a phrase and no one can deny this, and thats goes so true from the day 1 we started planning for our thrill ride to Southern part of India with a grtttt company of 3 riders (Swapnil, myself & Anup) along with Shweta as a pillion.
And the day arrived for the ride to begin, I started my ride from Mumbai on 24th afternoon and met my co-rider, Swapnil, in Pune. The ride from Pune begin at 6:30 pm with a flag off from Pimple Saudagar, Pune and to encourage our road trip Mukesh, Aditya and 3 more riders reach to the flag off point (sorry can't recollect names). And this gesture of brotherhood/ sisterhood was really really amazing.
Reach our first destination - Pune - Kolhapur (380 kms). With a different experience of staying in a Math and woke up with a Mahadev aarti morning 5 am, a feeling of freshness and purity in air. The same place is Gurukul also for kids so first time saw how students are taught in Gurukul. Always seen such in movies like that, thanks to Swapnil for this.
Started our second day @7 am for next state - KARNATAKA. Met Anup and Shweta at Belgaum, after having a heartful breakfast we started for Mysore, noted for its "Mysore Palace", covering 680 kms. Although roads from Kolhapur to Mysore is very nice, but today was one of the longest riding day of the trip, which made us directly crash on bed.
Day 3 - Morning started with a visit to historical Royal Mysore palace, and moving ahead for THE THAMARASSERY GHAT pass, a must ride pass for any motorcycle enthusiast for its tricky and dangerous 9 hairpins, deep valleys, slippery roads on ghat, with rains and foggy roads which gives a visibility of about 10 feets only. The view on the road is breath taking. With a wonderful experience of Thamarassery/ Wayanand ghat we headed towards Kochi, covering total 399 kms for today. The night view of Marine drive, Kochi, is amazing, it is build facing the backwater and is a perfect picturesque walkway.
Day 4 - At Kochi we went to the oldest Church, spent some time in beach, saw Chinese fishing net, a perfect geological museum which shows few instanc
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