The hotel that we had booked in Udaipur had claimed a view of lake Picchola – it indeed was a view of the lake, but mossy green far end of it – con job of a place! The consolation was that the rooms were nice and clean, the parking was safe for the bike and we would be spending the whole day out anyway. We decided to stay.
This is day 6 of the ride and if you’ve missed the story till now, you can see the earlier 5 days on The Big 2009 Ride page. Continue reading The Big 2009 Ride: Day 7 – Udaipur
We got up late and did not hurry through the packing, since we planned an extra day’s stay at Udaipur and reaching there late evening was alright. We started riding from Jodhpur to Udaipur at around 8 AM. The plan was to visit Ranakpur and Kumbalgadh fort on the way.
Continue reading The Big 2009 Ride: Day 6 – Jodhpur to Udaipur
Sunrise in Rajasthan is quite spectacular due to (relatively) unpolluted air and clear skies. We rode out of Jaisalmer before sunrise, hoping to put in some kilometers of riding in the couple of cool hours we had before the sun got to its full glory. This is one of the views we had, out on the highway from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur.
Continue reading The Big 2009 Ride – Day 5: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Uncle read out to us from the local paper that the temperature on the previous day touched 43C! This was supposedly way high, this being the end of September. Seemed like we had some good hot ride ahead since we were heading deeper into the Thar desert. Sipped some tea, took some snaps and we headed out of Jaswanth Bhavan with good wishes from Uncle and Aunty for the journey from Bikaner to Jaisalmer ahead. This is how day 2 started.
Continue reading The Big 2009 Ride – Day 2: Bikaner to Jaisalmer
Got up quite early since we couldn’t sleep much anyway and geared up. Even at 5 AM in the morning, it was quite warm. We woke up Sachi Uncle, who came down to the parking with us to bid us good bye. We loaded the bike, confirmed with uncle about the directions that we had to take to get onto the Jaipur road, and headed out from Delhi to Bikaner.
And, the ride had begun!
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