Today was day 2 of our tour and our today's destination was Bikaner. To be specific a resort named Marudyaan just 4 kms before the town on the Jaipur Bikaner Highway. The initial patch of our ride had small narrow roads leading to Churu and further to Ratangarh. Enroute we spotted deers, peacocks and foxes on the beautiful country roads and the cool breeze complimented the warm morning sun. I was most amazed at was the peacocks, who strolled the villages as if they are the poultry. Back in city, we die for a sight of these gorgeous birds.
Important tip - while riding in Rajasthan always watchout for cattles crossing road.
We reached Ratangarh and there was a straight patch of clean polished tarmac to Bikaner. Being an organized ride, I believed we would be done for the day as soon as we reach Bikaner; but Rajat, had some different plans. He lead the pack towards Shri Dungargarh taking a route off from Chhapar, the road which leads to Sujangarh. The patch between Bidasar to Shri Dungargarh was a rough patch. This whole deroute took up approximate 36 odd kms. (Check the map screenshot). The road from Bidasar to Shri Ratangarh was a broken at patches and slowed down the pack considerably but still this was good to go.
After reaching Shri Dungargarh we took the route towards west i.e. Bikaner which is the clean polished tarmac double lane road coming from Ratangarh where you can simply sit on the saddle hold the throttle and chill, sing a song and if needed even groove to your favorite music running in your head. We stopped for lunch some 60 kms before the destination of the day. This halt was on a typical dhaba with khatiyas laying outside under the tree to relax.
The final leg of the day's journey picked up by 3pm towards the resort Marudyaan which is bang on the highway on the right side of the road. I loved the resort property, well maintained garden and pool with playful friendly pets and livestocks roaming around.
And here we are all set for the night. Time to cool the heels with light music, much needed food and drinks to relieve our nerves.
Tomorrow we will be riding to a place called Jamba where we will be camping in tents. Exactly how I like it.. Stay tuned fellas!
To give a summary of the route taken, we rode through Mahansar - Churu - Ratangarh - Chaapar - Bidasar - Sri dungargarh- Bikaner