LOST in Sikkim

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DAY 1 | 19 Dec 2015 | Mumbai to Chittorgarh

  • Route: Mumbai – Dhule – Manpur – Ratlam – Neemuch – Chittorgarh
  • Distance: 850 Kms
  • Road Condition: Excellent 4 lane highway till Manpur followed by 2 lane highway till Chittorgarh. Annoying rumblers all the way till Manpur.
  • Stay: Hotel RnB, Chittorgarh

Distance wise this was the longest riding day of the entire trip and we had already done the same route last year when we rode to Bhutan which helped us navigate a bit faster this time. Swapnil Shelar who rides a Ninja 650 gave us company till Igatpuri from where he returned back home. The ride was fast paced due to the presence of lovely 4 lane highway all the way till Manpur. With couple of breaks for breakfast and lunch we cruised to Manpur by late noon with ease. The only aspect of the ride which I hated today was the presence of rumblers throughout NH3 till Manpur. It was extremely annoying and especially since I was riding with pillion. Infinite number of these rumblers definitely add a good hour or so of delay to an otherwise smooth ride. By the time we crossed Ratlam it was getting dark and we had another 150 odd kms to complete for the day. A good sprint in the night thanks to the well laid tarmac all the way to Chittorgarh helped us reach in good time. HV Sir had already booked rooms for us through CHD (Central Hotel Desk) – A service which is used by numerous travellers across India for hotel accommodation. We need to inform CHD team 3 hours in advance and they book the hotel and share the details with us. Impressive! Is n’t it?
After reaching the hotel, we made it a point to clean the chain & lube it with Motul lubricants as it’s best to do this process when the chain is hot so that the cleaner penetrates in the rubber seals to clean the dust and mud accumulated. A nice shower followed by good dine at Hotel RnB we crashed to the bed after riding 850 kms. A good start to a very long journey.

First photo of our Sikkim Ride

First photo of our Sikkim Ride

Nikunj posing with Fury aka Honda CBR650F

Nikunj posing with Fury aka Honda CBR650F

Manisha & Midori :)

Manisha & Midori 🙂

Welcome to Madhya Pradesh

Welcome to Madhya Pradesh

Beautiful lush green fields on the way to Chittorgarh

Beautiful lush green fields on the way to Chittorgarh

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The ever sexy beauty from Kawasaki, Ninja 300

The ever sexy beauty from Kawasaki, Ninja 300

There's a reason we call him John of the group

There’s a reason we call him John of the group

Vaibhav Jadhav posing alongside the Silver Honda CBR250R

Vaibhav Jadhav posing alongside the Silver Honda CBR250R

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5 Responses

  1. Mugdha Purohit says:

    Hi Sachin
    Mugdha here
    I received this link from Santosh.
    Indeed a lovely destination & awesome pictures.
    Keep exploring & sharing!!
    Wish You happy riding

  2. Shilpa says:

    Wayyyyy to goooo LOST! 🙂 breathtaking views 🙂 thanks for sharing

  3. Shubham says:

    Hey guys. Great write up and amazing photographs. When would you be updating the further parts of the article or was this the end of the travelogue? I hope not! Would love to see more amazing photographs and read more of your experiences from this ride! 🙂

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