This day was all about riding across the rest of Gujarat, from Baroda to Dadra. Last night she had not let me head back to the largest dandiya in the world and I was miffed! But then, a good session of Counter Strike(?) with some of the local kids had been fun and a good stress reliever while Kavitha slept off. To each her (or his) own, I guess.
The next leg of the ride was through the state of Gujarat. Riding through this state was a transit to get to Maharastra. We broke the journey into a two-day ride-through – Udaipur to Baroda on the first and Baroda to Dadra on the next.
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.
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.