Thursday, April 11, 2013

K2K - Kanyakumari to Kashmir

a simple picture rendition of my ride from the lowest plains of India to the highest motorable road in the word

and back!

Pictures from my 10 day boat ride on the Ganges: Click HERE

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We may not live forever on this jolly good old sphere,
but while we do we'll live a life of merriment and cheer.
And when our college days are o'er and night is drawing nigh,
with parting breath we'll sing that song: "
A Utah Man Am I."

ride itinerary - which was not followed to T, courtesy the floods, bandits, repairs, roads, slush.......and evey other catastrophe you can think of

The bike
An enfield thunderbird


Dusk at Kanyakumari

Sunset at Potter's village - Kanyakumari

Perunchani dam (built in 1906)
Set admist Western Ghats and commands
 a picturesqu view of the hills, coconut
trees and lush greenery around

Kanyakumari has many such old bridges which are still used for commute

a place where we road through a passing storm
and rested for the night, Madhya pradesh

Dal lake sunset, Srinagar, Kashmir

Sunrise at Dal Lake

house boats on Dal Lake

India Gate, New Delhi

Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Breeze, Rajasthan

Amer fort, Rajasthan

Floods at Ajmer, Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah

Ran along with her minding goats for over an hour, fun times.
Bhangadh, Rajasthan
Bangadh, one of the top 10 spookiest places on Earth

Bangadh fort outer wall, Rajasthan.

Buddha at Ladakh Gompa, Ladakh
City of Ladakh from the monastery

Kids warming themselves, Ladakh

Leh - one of the highest villages in the world, Kashmir

Lamayuru Monastery enroute Leh.
The monastery also runs a lodge which
 is more than comfortable with clean
 toilets and HOT water.

Ladakh Gompa (Monastery), Kashmir

Tiger hill, a strategic point for Indian Army
 that Pakistan tried to capture. A glorious
victory to Indian army. Well anyone would
 fight for a piece of land that looks this picturesque.

That's potatoes fried in Yak fat, mustard and cayenne pepper

Vivekananda memorial, Vivekananda Rock, Kanyakumari

KIDS - they love me, I love them.
Its mutual
Riding in rains - you haven't really rode a motorcycle until you have ridden in rain.

View of Katra city from Vaishnodevi hill top.
Seconds after I reached the highest
motorable  road in the world.
Need proof??
Just check out the next image ;)


Some times you are a celebrity too
When you into issues, everyone on the road pitches in. Rampur, Uttar Pradesh

Get in touch if you want to ride the same plains with me.

You meet people on the road and they become friends or brothers in grease
Rohtang Pass, Pir Panjal range, Himalayas

Stories of dirty boots and smelly socks

Monkeying around

Negotiating Gata Loops
DISCLAIMER: clicking on the link might educate you more about how to be a badass biker ;)

First view of Kashmir Valley

Acting as a corpse as a part of teasing other hotel customers, Lamayuru

Water crossings enroute

dirty boots have stories to say, watch out for mine - SOON
Brand promotion concept ;)
My ride partner for the last 30 kilometer stretch  - my Dad.