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  1. Tapahasu

    Hyderabad to Kolkata - Jan 2020

    Hyderabad- Bhutan in a Duster AWD check in this post
  2. Tapahasu

    Hyderabad - mahabaleshwar-Goa-Hyderabad

    Day 1 & Day 2: Nothing here to do except chill out with food orders, swimming and photo shoot. Absolutely free from the mad crowd of mahabaleshwar, The hotel stay view is such , never got any intention to go and visit the view points around. Mandir ka Darshan is only the thing we did. Its like one of the laziest (nothing to do anything) trip i ever had in life. Kids are ordering food every 2-3 hrs and back to swimming in breaks.
  3. Day 2 : Due to mytri diwas celebrating in tawang, bumla pass permits r not issuing as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh coming for 15 mins, stopped all permits 2 days before and after his arrival and when asked some military persons does he go by road to that place they said no, then why his reply terrorists may attack and u can also be one of them....Funny..... Decided to ztry my luck from Zamithang route. Reached till the last check post to enter Zemithang but Military personal stopped and said same story u can also be a Terrorist....I cant say anything there but maniman me .....saala hotha tho abhi tereko blast kardetha tha.....any how i respect the military ppl guarding our border at the same time i curse those officers who does these shit allowing their kith and kin for all these routes whatever and whenever they want. Met with Few Government officers who are working for Upliftment of local people health, those who were least bothered eg: physically handicapped, they will go to every village and get details of the people needed help and also financing them for their livelihood. Even these officers were not allowed to visit Zemithang and through some higher official phone calls they got chance to peep into, If I could have reached 2 hrs earlier then got a chance to visit the China - Bhutan - India border Few clicks I made between this route and visited one of the famous temples u can see only in Nepal the biggest one, next this one and finally at Bhutan the third. Roads are very nice anyone can reach Tawang to Zamithang in 3-4 Hrs depend upon ur break times. i lost my mobile charger and went for market to buy one, remember one thing in tawang market routes are one way and parking is difficult to get in peak hours. You can get all the stuff u need from medicines, electronics etc etc and liquor shops are there every 20-30 ft .
  4. Tapahasu

    Hyderabad - mahabaleshwar-Goa-Hyderabad

    Night 1: First Night Long drive from Hyderabad started on 10 pm from Jalvayu towers, lower tankbund and reached hotel at mahabaleshwar 10 am, as the roads after panchgani to mahabaleshwar very bad it took 2 hrs for me. It was my first Night Drive so very excited and no sleep at all till 6 pm after that had a power nap for 15 mins and then reached the Hotel, took same road as suggested by ID group in their previous meetup drive. Nothing much to say just roads and roads on NH, till the diversion at Indapur after crossing solapur, road is good compared to my ride of 2018 BOBMC at Pune. From Indapur roads are 2 lane with few pot holes and i havent faced much traffic as i crossed this stretch between 4:30 am - 6 am, later u find all cows and dogs more than humans on roadside, after this stretch buttery roads with black turmac shining with white marks on it for some time and very bad roads for some time as google shows numerous path ways, the u get trapped of short route u will see bad roads follow the state highways i suggest. Panchgani till mahabaleshwar roads are ok once ur into mahabaleshwar roads gone very bad. u have toll tax( development tax) for Humans here both panchgani and mahabaleshwar. Reaching to the Hotel we booked was a scenic road as i cant upload videos here , sorry. Rockford Resort - Good stay and food is bit costly but tasty...As I am with kids for 2 days Hotel bill = Food bill, You can enjoy the place, If you have any photography skills this is the best place for you.
  5. Day 1: Started on 13-11-2019 from guwahati at 5:30 am to Tawang reached at 7:30 pm same day, most people don't do, even i took the route where no one dared to go i.e Phadung Road from kalakthang, Most of ppl drive / ride towards bomdila from kalkthang Route taken Guwahati- bhairabkund-kalkthang-phadung-mandala-dirang -sela pass- tawang. I may be stupid/ crazy to do this adventures road, saw many wild animals Elephants, deers similar to sambhars, yaks, horses (20-30) & jackals but no tigers or cheetahs😭. from kalkthang to Mandala 95% riding alone no incoming or outgoing vehicles, hardly saw a truck and maruthi alto, its a mixed roads from single lane with beautiful tarmac - single lane with no road similar to spiti - no roads at all choose ur own path as many roads r in parallel to you, google offline maps help u out somepart. BSNL & Airtel works some parts but JIO is dead end. The moment i was into sela pass snow fall / drizzle dont know as i haven't got wet but its a continuous pour, very chilled and voyager doesn't allowed me to see ahead, balclawa played its role here. hard times got helped out by innova crysta just followed it blankly, luckily nothing happened till i reach Tawang, Later on return journey i saw the treacherous route as its. Booked hotel once after reaching Tawang as I dont have any idea of where i am going to be get halted for the night. Zambhala Hotel - Average in comparison, hot water, food and ample parking available costed me Rs 1000/- stayed for 3 days.
  6. Tapahasu

    Hyderabad to Kolkata - Jan 2020

    1 Road conditions are very good vizag to kolkatha , u better check with @aritray he drove Hyd to kolkatha in a day continuously. 2) I never faced any pblm at the borders u mentioned both 2 wheeler ride and 4 wheeler drive 3) you can at orissa tourism place near chilka, u have to be careful for the diversion to chilka, easy to miss 4)I dont think so any issue comes to ur vehicle if u make it under 140kmph 5) always start from 5 am will be a better way to reach destination 6)ample time to do even u can have ur car through ferry route, instead of NH from puri. 7) I did it in VW Ameo, hope fully u can do it very easily , start early by 5am
  7. Tapahasu

    Hyderabad - Spiti- Hyderabad

    Started on May 25th, 2019 and ended on 5th june, 2019. Total 5100kms. Write up will be soon Once I collect pics from Sree
  8. BOBMC Ride 2019 Live Free - Ride Hard Route Plan: Hyderabad –Omkareswar – Ujjain – Sanchi – Khajuraho – PrayagRaj – Varanasi – Mathura – Jaipur – Pushkar – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Longewala – Tanot – Dholavira – White Desert – Somnath – Dharampur - Hyderabad started on 23rd January 2019 and Ended on 10th February 2019. Day1: Started early by 4:30 am from Home as todays ride going to be the longest ride of entire trip 820kms. Hyderabad- adilabad-konghara its NH43, cruising at GOD speeds of 90-110kmph. Freezing cold even after having inners and full riding gear, same feeling had it on Sikkim and ladakh, only difference there u won’t find cold waves here u have it all the time. I was not supposed to have all this as I planned it with family for driving VW Ameo again, Obstacle1) kids got exams so planned it with sudha, Obstacle2) as somebody from home side whose guaranteed to take care of kids they back down. Wiffy dropped because of it very much appreciated with lot of things and she encouraged me to ride sometime--- cancel sometime…this gone till the start of this ride. She really want to come with me as I told her lot of fairy tales of places visiting staying at hotels and shopping….Big mistake shown most of the pictures and at the end half of it need to carry on my Bike. Lot of changes in plans discussed with my Bikers Team “Wind Chasers”, some want to ride along on 27th but that’s very late for me and I want to finish as many temples as I could and decided to start on 22nd postponed to 23rd. Road from Konghara is a state Highway its mix combination of Good roads to No roads, anyone want to enjoy the ghat section u can have it the most for nearby 80kms. In case anyone want to drive this route Plz take the SH diversion from karanji instead of Konghara. I thought of initially staying at Paratwada but reached early by 4:30pm only so want to continue to Khandwa, Its marriage season most of the hotels r booked fully so I tried my luck at Omkareswar itself. Whatever time you reach at these places brokers r always have eagle eyes they will get you as I already tired said 500 bucks need 2 wheeler parking as I am not removing my luggage from bike, he said ok and got me a good one near temple with safe parking place with shutter. By this time its almost 10pm, none asked got into bed without dinner. In this route Except few stretches of 100m patches it easily doable at 100kmph, 2 lane SH’s. TOTAL DRIVEN DISTANCE: 820KMS TOTAL DRIVEN TIME: 16 hrs + 2hrs just wasted chatting with different ppl on ghat section without any photography want to hear from them @ stories of Tiger encounters as Tippeswar sanctuary is next to it. Saw many deers, mangoose, snakes and monkeys ( 100’s) Tariff for Accommodation: double Bed Room A/c- Rs.500-00 Day2: Woke up early by alarm set at 5am got ready by 6 am went for darshan crossing 2 bridges one for new temple and another for old temple 2 kms walk altogether one can chose the boat crossing the river for 50 bucks here Vaishnavite temples r neglected. Darshan was very quick on Both Temples, had the prasadams packed back to the hotel by 9 am started onward journey to Ujjain, This SH was all time Heavy Traffic even overtaking a car or lorry u have to be very cautious, there is a small ghat section in this route, where u can see heavy truck traffic similar to be at Silugiri only difference is siliguri truck drivers have patience these fellows don’t. {Faint hearted people don’t read this paragraph Along with me 9 local bikes were traveling 4 infront and 5 in back with an avg speeds of 20-30kmph, The ghat section has almost 20-30 angle slope and one of the lorry left its engine oil on the road, the first rider whos trying to sprint his bike got slipped and rest followed including me as no grip on road even after halting my bike somehow shoes got slipped and behind one crashed into me, same time opposite direction a truck coming as it’s a 2 lane road, along with me 4 in front and 3 on backward survived but the 4th and 5th ppl whos trying to overtake us didn’t, one person has passed away on the spot and other in critical situation, Everyone got shocked, I quickly recovered from this trauma and left my bike on road and stopped the down coming vehicles, to my surprise some idiots don’t even stopping and trying to crush me, somehow I managed the situation with the help of other local riders called 108 and local police station and informed about the incident they r so casual “aaj cha number laagle chaala re” hope this route has at least one incident every day, asked others to help dig some soil around to spray on oil such that others will not face the same fate. In all this situation helping their relatives and calling police I never want to see the death body as I have to travel furthermore 6000kms mentally need to be strong, I hurt my right knee by slipping while lifting the bike, Except that no major Injuries but its hurting me in entire trip. Given proper instructions to all the other riders how to face this kind of situation by not breaking only by gear change stopping we moved ahead, Every story there will be a funny incident, Here goes Local Hero’s on an old Honda 100cc speeding at 50kmph taking over and laughing at us whos riding on 20kmph, we cautioned them there is oil on road careful, they further laughed and started stunts few 100 meters later again oil on road this time our local hero tried to showoff and applied breaks at a speed of near to 40-50 kmph, slipped and had a very bad crash by hitting a tree next to road badly injured and bike is in 2 halfs. Same story no one is stopping to help them everyone just see and pass, Finally I stopped and helped them with some water and first aid kit which I was carrying. } Moved further praying GOD I don’t want any more surprises plz let me finish this Trip with safe riding. Once entered the Indore took the bypass to reach Ujjain and purchased a new FirstAid Kit for my Backup, around 2pm reached Temple and parked next to temple complex where I purchased some articles safe and sound. Removing and wearing the Gear is always a tedious process, thought of staying back but this mad rush of some local MP Ministers convoy made me to move quickly had a good darshan of Maha kaleswar at Ujjain and Harasiddhi Matha Temple, Hope everyone knows the history of this very famous temple for Black Magic. Started moving after Darshan towards Bhopal to meet my students studying at SPA Bhopal and NIT Bhopal, Try to reach on their phones no one answered thought of reaching Bhopal I will call them, once again no reply and its almost 6:30pm thought of moving further towards sagar and stay any good place on highway, to my luck I got to know Sanchi is on my way and fixed to stay that night and have a quick morning walk to the famous stupas, took the bypass road and continued reached around 9:30pm, couldn’t find any decent hotel where I can find safe shelter for my Bike, finally got into Srilankan Buddhist society, 2 fares 100 & 1500. Rs100 is in old building with very old room with bed only and 1500 is in new building with all modern amenities TOTAL DRIVEN DISTANCE: 400KMS TOTAL DRIVEN TIME: 14 hrs Tariff for Accommodation: Srilankan Buddhist Society/ double Bed Room –Non-Ac Rs.100-00.
  9. Tapahasu

    Hyderabad to Sikkim

    Where is the rest of days?
  10. Tapahasu

    Hyderabad - Sikkim - Hyderabad

    Pics of Day 10-Day 14
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    Hyderabad - Sikkim - Hyderabad

    Have fun and safe journey, ping me in case u need any
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