Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states.

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25th Feb 2017

Day 1 - Transported out biked to Delhi, we reached Delhi and picked our bikes from the station, boy we were all set for an ultimate road trip of our lives. So, the plan was three royal enfields, 1 couple and 2 single lads planned a trip to Uttarakhand from Mumbai. 17 days, Delhi-UK-HR-Raj-Guj-Mah

Photo of Delhi, India by varun papneja

Day 2 - It was all about exploring Pangot valley, some 20 kms off from Nainital. Its a hidden treasure, we stayed over at the camp called Hidden Valley. Its an absolute paradise for photographers and bird lovers. 500+ species of birds around this place.

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

It was on Day 2 morning that we decided to leave Pangot and reach Nainital to explore the beautiful lake and place around. Also, our next destination was much closer from here so it saved time too,

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

This is the campsite in Pangot, called as Hidden Valley.

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

So,we headed to Chaukori from Nainital. It was an awesome riding in the hills, an experience to remember for a long long time. We did some lunching in the ghats and the camp stools came to good use.

Photo of Chaukori, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of KMVN TRH Chaukori, Chaukori, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

We had our stay booked at KMVN, in chaukori, Amazing location, right in from of Himalayas. Very good hospitality and courteous service by the staff. Also, provided with the heater since it was cold most of the times here. The temperatures were around 5 degrees in the night.

Photo of KMVN TRH Chaukori, Chaukori, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

This was next day when we wanted to head out to Munsiyari , we had this view with full of clouds and thundering fast approaching us.

Photo of KMVN TRH Chaukori, Chaukori, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Day 5

Enroute to Munsiyari via Chaukori, amazing landscapes, snow clad mountains and villages we passed by. The extreme roads with deep gorges on one side were a thrilling experience.

Photo of Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

Rains, haiistones and cold winds were giving us a torrid time riding uphill towards Munsiyari.

Photo of Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

We checked in to the hotel Milam Inn, pleasant stay and good food, we visited the Nandadevi temple which was hardly 6kms from the hotel. The view from the hotel was superb, peaks right in front of you. Our DSLR's came to good use from this point.

Photo of Milam Inn, Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of Milam Inn, Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of Milam Inn, Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Day 7
Photo of Kausani, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of Kausani, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

Enroute to Kausani from Munsiyari, this time it was more difficult as were on riding on the valley side of the ghats. Every traveller must visit this place called Munsiyari, there is famous glacier called Milam. There are treks for Milam glacier too that are for 8 - 14 days.

Photo of Kausani, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Day 8

Enroute Kausani to Karnprayag. The baijnath temple near karnprayag is a must visit. A NESCO heritage site, the whole structure is as old as 9-10th century A.D.

Photo of Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states. by varun papneja
Photo of Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states. by varun papneja

The river behind is Alaknanda, the water was icy cold and we spent sometime here before heading to joshimath/auli.

Photo of Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states. by varun papneja
Day 9
Photo of Auli Laga Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of Auli Laga Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of Auli Laga Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja

This morning we left from Karnprayag and took a road via Tehri to Mussoorie. But there was a breakdown on the Tehri ghat so we had to take a night over at Tehri and then proceed to Mussoorie the next morning.

Photo of Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Photo of Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand, India by varun papneja
Day 11

We luckily spent a good time at this new showroom in Srinagar,UK. Mr. Chaudhary the owner to met us and gave us refreshments, we were very glad that the people out here were warm and quite helpful.

Photo of Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states. by varun papneja

That's when we got started from Tehri, we took the cable car and took a view of tehri dam. Its a massive water body and one of the highest dam in the world.

Photo of Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states. by varun papneja
Photo of Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states. by varun papneja

The next day we headed for the rafting and did a 16km rafting, not much photos here. One of our friend lost his GoPro too in the river, so we were pretty scared to use any cameras there.

Photo of Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states. by varun papneja
Day 15

On Day 15, we headed out of Hrishikesh and took a route via Saharanpur-Panipat Highway. We were heading back to Mumbai on bikes, so planned our stop at the Chillax n Relax biker cafe in Haryana. Mr.Sarabjeet the man behind this awesome cafe was our savior for the night.

Photo of Chillax & Relax, THE RIDER's DEN, Rewari, Haryana, India by varun papneja

We wasted a lot of time and couldn't cover much, so we had to make the most of once we left from Haryana. This shot is from roadside dhaba that served us sumptuous parathas and chaas.

Photo of Rajasthan, India by varun papneja

That's what keeps us going and we belong to R.I.D.E - Royal Indian Desi Enfielders. An amazing brotherhood inspired bulleteer group.

Photo of Rajasthan, India by varun papneja

Met a bunch of fellow rider who shared a similar passion and they were doing a 4day Udaipur tour, incidentally we were returning on the same day to Mumbai. On Mar13th, Holi.

Photo of Rajasthan, India by varun papneja
Photo of Rajasthan, India by varun papneja

Finally, we returned to Mumbai at 11pm on the 13th of Mar'17, it was an eventful journey lasting 3630 kms, on the last day we did around 900kms in a single day, 

Photo of Ride Akhand in Uttarakhand, 17 days, 3630kms, 6 states. by varun papneja
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Mesmerizing locations..beautiful
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