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DAY 2 | 20 Dec 2015 | Chittorgarh to Jhansi

  • Route: Chittorgarh – Kota – Baran – Shahabad – Shivpuri – Jhansi
  • Distance: 495 Kms
  • Road Condition: Excellent 4 lane highway. Bad roads before entering Kota city and traffic in Kota city to be navigated. Be cautious of Nilgai crossing in Kota and extreme caution needed throughout this route especially between Baran to Shivpuri for large cattle crossings.
  • Stay: Hotel Sita, Jhansi

Chittorgarh to Kota was a fantastic 150 kms early morning ride which allowed us to maintain good speeds on arrow straight roads. It’s a cement concrete laid road which has huge Godzilla lines all the way for traction perhaps but that also makes the bike fishtail to some extent so we rode with caution obviously. This stretch also made us stop couple of times for photos and videos as it is very isolated and very inviting to take a break away from the crowd.
Finding good food hotels is a bit of challenge on such highways so we took early stop for lunch when a good hotel passed us. Who knows if there is a decent hotel ahead or not. Post Kota to Jhansi we rode on plush tarmac urging you to pick up speed and cover distances whereas the beautiful Sarson ke Khet (Mustard fields) tempt you to enjoy the views and at times stop to click some pictures. Quite a contrasting situation Is n’t it? Numerous cattle crossings on the national highway reminds us of the grave dangers on the road if one is not careful so we navigated our way till Jhansi with great caution. To some extent these cautions also played a key role in keeping us awake from sleep as the straight highways do become boring at times even though you have a powerful bike. Petrol pumps become a little scarce too on this highway and we came across a situation where we entered Shivpuri to fill petrol as most of us hit reserve since there were no fuel pumps in sight for good 30 to 40 kms. Now this petrol pump where we filled fuel was damn impressive, it had free WiFi and refreshments shop along with a nice seating, fountain & music too. Talk about facilities in middle of nowhere. So after enjoying a nice 30 odd minutes of break the ride continued. Again we found ourselves doing last stretch of the ride in dark till we reached the chaotic town of Jhansi to halt for the day at Hotel Sita as per HV Sir’s recommendation. Another eventful day’s ride and good roads made our journey pleasant so far.

The ride begins from Chittorgarh...Some epic roads ahead

The ride begins from Chittorgarh…Some epic roads ahead

Chittorgarh - Kota Highway :)

Chittorgarh – Kota Highway 🙂

Chittorgarh to Kota - A brilliant ride

Chittorgarh to Kota – A brilliant ride

The line up

The line up

The more you look at it the more it grows on you

The more you look at it the more it grows on you

Sachin & Manisha on their beloved Ninja 650

Sachin & Manisha on their beloved Ninja 650

Only a Lorenzo can do this to a Lorenzo

Only a Lorenzo can do this to a Lorenzo

There's a lot captured...Stay Tuned for the video!

There’s a lot captured…Stay Tuned for the video!

The Green Goblin - Midori

The Green Goblin – Midori

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Presenting DDLJ photos

Presenting DDLJ photos

Groupie from iPhone 6s Plus

Groupie from iPhone 6s Plus

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Shreyash: I am a Complan Boy

Shreyash: I am a Complan Boy

Vaibhav seems to be having a good time

Vaibhav seems to be having a good time

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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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