One fine day my friend call me and said "hey Nick, Lets go Backpacking somewhere I got Fucking bore, want to do some crazy thing and I have just have 9 days....now all up to you" I am like wooohh wait I am just back to my Backpacking trip so lets do something different this time. 'Different'! He laugh and replied you always do something Different, Without a wallet, done. Hitchhiking, Done. Gorilla camping in Himalayas, Done.....
Let's done with Nepal, what's say? Again he said, I have only 9 days, let's go Shimla. I said wait, we go to Nepal and Shimla Both with in 9 days don't worry! He didn't believe Me, I said... "That's the Adventure is all about dude."(Inside my mind even I don't Know, How?)
Jodhpur(Rajasthan)- Delhi- Chandigarh- Shima- Haridwar- Krishnanagar(Border)- Butwal(Nepal)- Katmandu(Nepal)- PHOKRA(Nepal)- Sounoli(UP)- Lucknow- Agra-Jaipur- Jodhpur.
The whole 4500km affair which we have to complete it in 8 days at its max! Our Route is quite odd, its like not accepted by my Rider friends all around. Everyone is like..if you want to go to Nepal go straight why you go Shimla first and then Nepal its not the correct route. Our Route is a plan for Two People , One want to go for Shimla and other(that's me) want to go to Nepal, so collectively we decide to take both included in our route, rather it increase our distance by 1000km , as we are the traveler not a bus driver who scared when distance Increases. For us its an opportunity to see more, eat more, meet more people.
On one beautiful morning before the sunrise, Two people, one 100cc Machine, with a Dream finally Move to complete this Journey. I am really Nervous about this because somewhere even i have doubt because the route which we are taken through U.P is little bit Unusual with the worst roads,potholes and into the worst slum areas.
I believe that Travel become Victim, When we Look like a victim. So i am in my James Bond Look, with a Mindset that nothing ll go wrong, We tie up all the possession, fear, excitement, wanderlust on the back seat.
We finally Move!
its has been just a few Km on the same day, everything is changed. We are not in doubt anymore, we are more confident, happy, excited , fearless and amazed by Just 500 km ride. Now i suddenly have a feeling, and i told myself "we will do it", "we will do it ..its easy Nick" and that's my GUT. And everything is the way easy.
We reach to a 50 km from Jaipur, where v got our first couch and he is the amazing person, he give us place to rest, some sandwiches, and a cup of coffee. We stop here for 55 Min and then again we move to Delhi.
Highway's are always Boring, I must say.. it is. whenever I am riding at night 2 am or it ll be afternoon 2 pm on an six lane super classy highway some of the distance i was literally sleeping because of the unchanged sound, vision, motion and do believe me its very difficult to stop falling asleep and when a BMW or Honda is passing Just from the next with a speed double to you like ssshhhhhhssss and I woke up! I said "Thanks bro, for the wake up call i really need it. Yaa I am feeling fresh Now, Hope to see you soon after 100 miles."
These are my personal favorite roads in the complete Journey, full of surprises and thrill sometime you are just riding near to a 1000ft deep insane valley, and next you are in between the clouds, i really fall in love with these roads and I cherish to ride more on these kind of roads very soon, I am again addicted! These kind of roads i got, while riding from Shimla, some part of Dheradun, and complete Nepal
My Favorite riding part
I never forgot while I riding, looking back ...there is just the moon, the black valley, a small little light below and the reddish spark of our tail light. Believe Everything is just go with the flow and i am wishing that these roads never gonna end! Its the experience of a live time when you really feel strong.
Same part when we ride through Kathmandu, the complete road is just near the river and it really give a scenic view and some part is seems like mount song in China.
We are returning through Pokhara to Butwal in night around 9 pm to 10 pm and we are literally in between the clouds and that whitish snow in front of the headlight is Magical. at that time i was really feel blessed from the almighty that you give me this opportunity to experience your's beautiful creation!