Departure Day: The joy in (re)discovering about, how capable you are; when you travel solo, because you will be totally responsible for yourself. With most of the packing done, still bits and pieces lying around to complete, for the evening flight departure. I left office early, completed all the tasks, final checks done and then […]
The thirst to ride more and more never seems to subside. This was a ride to munch miles and make use of a good weekend. The road condition is superb. Although, the title says 900 kms in 16 hours, it actually took 14 hours from Home at Kolkata to the Hotel at Vizag. I do […]
Day 5: 23nd July’16 (Saturday) From: Kishtwar to Pathankot Route: Doda, Patnitop, Udampur, Lakhanpur, Pathankot Distance: 300kms This day was supposed to be tiring as we had to travel 300 kms out of which 170 kms was on hills and also the heat & loo would take its toll as we were descending towards Jammu […]
Day 2 (11th June 2017) Manali To Khoksar: We got up early in the morning got fresh and went straight to SDM office for permits to cross Rohtang Pass. There was a huge line outside the office and we were so happy that we were at the 18th or 19th number in the queue. And […]
Day 10 – Riding from Nathang to Siliguri and carrying my bike as a luggage with Indian Railways. The Loops of the Old Silk route were beautiful. Watch it for yourself.
A constant hunger of doing a solo journey lingered in my mind for months. Never had the courage to take that plunge and feel the essence of it. There were days, people around me used to ask or say “you are crazy”, “are you serious?”, “why can’t you go in group?”, just get married and […]
Day 9 – Collected my permits from John Shanker ( Gurudongmar and Old Silk Route permit agent ) and headed off to the Old Silk Route.
Day 4: 22nd July’16 (Friday) From: Killar to Kishtwar Route: Via Padder Distance: 120 kms It was another big day for us today as we looked to Conquer Killar Kishtwar. With high hopes and positive thinking, we all got ready and the saddles were tied on the bikes well before push off time. We started our […]
Day 8 – Just woke up from a bad fever and extreme cough and cold after Day 7 to Gurudongmar. Today, the ride was from Lachen to Gangtok, repairing my punctured tire at last and moving on with my 3rd fall in this journey.
Day 7 Part II – I had to push my motorcycle for a few meters to reach the altitude. Lucky, that it happened just at the end. Strolling around at 17800 ft after reaching Gurudongmar and coming back to the home stay with a 104 degree fever.