Madhya Pradesh - The Heart of Incredible India.
For a Long time, Madhya Pradesh was on my list. Also I wanted to do it on a bike like I did Lonar, Shegaon and ChikalDhara. You may read it later. I have shared it on Tripoto.
Some things remained same for this Road trip too. The enthu, excitement, happiness and me - a pillion.
Lonar - Shegaon - ChikalDhara was done on a commuter bike - Mahindra Centuro.
This time my rider friend Abhieshek upgraded his ride to Hero Karizma ZMR. What a Machine. I am not an expert in this segment. But this machine was smooth and powerful. It climbed the ghat roads with so much ease, I can't put to words. May be an expert would find a relevant adjective for the smooth experience I had.
On 05th January I called up my friend to plan a one or two day road trip some where in Maharashtra.
However, when two travelers discuss itinerary and they become nostalgic on call. There is no way they are going to settle for some place which is near. When you complete 500 KM multiple times then touching some thing lesser than that is not acceptable.
Mumbai - Pavagadh (Gujarat) - Mandu - Maheshwar - Panchmarhi - Jabalpur - Bedaghat - Sanchi - Mumbai
On 06th January, as usual, at 05:30 we started the trip.
Our first stop was Pavagad, Google Map showed 8 hours for Pavagad from Mumbai. Had no doubt in mind, as I know the condition of the roads in Gujarat. We took the National Highway 48 bypassing Baroda to reach Pavagad. Maintaining a decent constant speed will do it for you.