SOLO Trip to The Last Village of India

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22nd Oct 2014

Koteshwar - Shiva Temple ..

Photo of Koteshwar - Shiva Temple .. by Vinay Tataria

Near hamisar lake , bhuj

Photo of Near hamisar lake , bhuj by Vinay Tataria

on my way to Lakhpat

Photo of on my way to Lakhpat by Vinay Tataria
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Enter through this magical door ...

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Rock cut Shiva temple

Photo of Rock cut Shiva temple by Vinay Tataria
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The Sculptor of the temple

Photo of The Sculptor of the temple by Vinay Tataria

my travel buddy .....

Photo of my travel buddy ..... by Vinay Tataria
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Trippy wall

Photo of Trippy wall by Vinay Tataria
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Photo of by Vinay Tataria

This was my Solo bike trip to Lakhpat in Kutch from Bhuj city .... kutch has a very arid landscape and weather is kind of harsh here ... However hot it might be in the day u will be sorted in the night because of proximity of salt desert the temperature will drop tremendously ..  There is this 19th century deserted village just before the Pakistan border called Lakhpat which was situated near the banks of river Indus ... The river shifted its course after the earthquake in 1819 .. But the village fortwalls are still intact .. It is a beatiful village to visit .. Hotels are not available u will have to stay in Gurudwara..  you will find a lot of peacocks here :)

Highways in Kutch are straight and very rider friendly ..  after my stay in lakhpat I went to  Gunehri Gufa which comes 9 km before lakhpat ...   This is a rock cut Shiva temple made by sage .. He has been carving it since past 12 years ..  I had no idea about the place . I had a contact in the village who took me there . 

After this I went to Narayan Sarovar - Temple for Lord Vishnu  and then koteshwar - Temple for Lord Shiva .. This temple is right next to the sea .. People say that u can watch pakistan skyline from here .. but i did not stay till night since i was on bike  had to reach back to bhuj before night ..  U can also get a ST bus from Bhuj .. Lakhpat is around 130 kms from Bhuj .Bhuj has been very close to me since  My roots are from here and i have been coming here since childhood .. The city is amazing and the way it has developed after the 2001 earthquake is quite remarkable .. It has some remarkable structures from the past .. u will get a feel of the past times ..