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198 Kms from Narsinghpur
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Though it's a small city making its way towards commercialisation, Nagpur is a delight to discover. It also offers all i...
This short trip was memorable in many ways. I fulfilled my wish to do a summit trek, before I touched the sea in the same week. Going to Mumbai after a long gap was something really amazing. For me, its always - 'The mountains are calling', but this time the seas called as well, and am glad I answered..
My likeness for nature, wildlife and photography, and a curiosity to meet Shere Khan in his natural habitat, took me to the Mougli land, Pench national park.I took a train from Hyderabad till Nagpur, and then a taxi to Pench. I was planning to take the jungle safari from the Turia gate in Madhya Pradesh, so I stayed in one of the resorts close to the gate. There are two safaris per day from Turia, one in the morning from 6A.M. to 10A.M., and another in the evening from 3P.M to 6P.M. You can make online reservations for these from https://forest.mponline.gov.in (I will recommend making prior reservations, especially around the weekend). I stayed there for 2 days and did a total of 4 safaris, two in the morning and two in the evening, and I spotted a tiger in one of the morning safaris. Tiger sightings are more probable in the morning, and more the number of safaris you do, better the chances of sighting the big cats, so plan accordingly.Apart from the Bengal Tiger, the jungle is also home to many other species of animals and birds. Here is what I saw:Birds: Indian Roller, Peacock, Junglefowl, Pipit, Collared Scops Owl, Vulture, Crested Hawk Eagle, Kingfisher, Rufous Treepie, Racket Tailed Drongo, White-bellied Drongo, Parakeet, Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Woodpecker, Green Bee-eater, Stork, Red Wattled Lapwing, Brahminy Duck
By about 5 pm we had even entered the municipal limits of Nagpur and were at Vishnuji ki Rasoi, the drop off point. I collected my GIANT which had already arrived and decided to cycle back home and therefore made an arrangement with Sachin to pick up my luggage from his home in the evening.The sudden transition of environs – good roads laced with ample greenery and not much traffic to dug up and potholed roads with vehicular traffic in a persistent hurry, was tough to handle immediately. It was a huge adventure in itself having until now been in a different frame of mind. The laid back passive cycling engaged in on the Tour was now replaced with an adrenaline surging and “brake-full” ride to avoid potholes and rash motorcyclists.Like my friend and fellow biker Rohit said the evening before, indeed Satpura evoked just these words “Ye jungle kitna sundar hai”. And the Tour around this jungle had been a revelation in itself. Not a moment in the Tour did I find dull enough to warrant a complaint. The planning was meticulous, the route awe-inspiring and the support fantabulous. The bar of standards had been set very high by Cycle Safari considering that this was their first major tour. It would also be a sacrilege to miss out on mentioning the huge role the volunteers played in making the Tour de Satpura a success. Hats off to them!The memories Tour de Satpura has left behind are indelible and I intend to revel in them as long as I can. Thank you once again Cycle Safari!
#TripotoCyclesToGoaThe day of the Tour had dawned and I was up by 4 am. It had been a very bad night with poor sleep and I was a nervous wreck. I had lost all confidence in self and somehow had started doubting my cycling capabilities. I almost had a panic attack (if that is the correct word) and was on the verge of calling up Sachin to withdraw from the Tour. Tea and some contemplation calmed me and with a hesitant change of mind, I was back to getting ready for the Tour albeit a bit slower.Cycling gear on, I finally hailed an Uber to Ravi Bhawan - our gathering point for the start of the Tour. All along in the cab I had this weird feeling of dread and trepidation about my own self. Would I be able to cycle along the big shots and those on their road bikes since I was but a hybrid biker? Funnily enough, I don’t know why these self doubts had suddenly appeared. I had done a good number of brevets in the past and had never had such self-depreciating feelings ever, not even on my first Brevet!The cabbie, considerably chatty considering the time of the morning eased me a bit. He dropped me at Ravi Bhawan and as I made my way inside the premises, I realised that I hadn’t taken out my bag from the luggage compartment. A stream of expletives to self and I was back on the road running after the cab shouting for him to stop! Since he hadn’t gone much far, I was lucky and was soon making my way back to Ravi Bhawan with luggage in tow. Somehow the day was refusing to start on a sober note!
Post the bike handing over and the briefing, the plan for the night was to sleep early. However my packing was yet to be done and I ended up spending a sizable amount of the later part of the evening wrapping up my luggage. And from somewhere out of the sub-conscious a thought crept up - Had I taken the right decision by signing up for the tour? Would I, on my hybrid be able to stand up the distance and the average speeds the other riders on the road bikes would be notching up? Would my decision to sign up in the heat of the moment be justified or would I end up being swept up by the sweep vehicle every day?Sleep was therefore the casualty and it was a bad night to start with!This post has been originally published by me on my blog EnvironmentFootprints. But nevertheless I would be sharing my experience of the entire Tour here as well. Keep watching this space to know how the Tour De Satpura unfolded for me.
Soon enough the evening of 18th August dawned. It was time for the briefing and handing over of bikes prior to the tour. The briefing sailed through pretty fast and so did the handing over of bikes. I was pretty impressed with the make shift stands (designed from PVC pipes) the organizers had contrived for safely transporting the bikes in the trucks.
My home-town, place what I call 'Home'
202 Kms from Narsinghpur
Best time to visit - N/A
Considered to be one of the greenest cities in the country, Bhopal, is a place that one cannot afford to leave off their...
Places to see in BhopalThe origin of this city dates back to the 11th century, when Raja Bhoja of the Parmara dynasty formed his capital Bhojapal, between two beautiful manmade lakes. As we drove from the airport to my friend's home on the Kolar Road, we popped our head out of the window multiple times, to gape at the heritage buildings and the beautiful upper and lower lakes that sped past us. “There is so much to see in Bhopal, you'll forget all the sulking in no time,” my friend quipped. I took comfort in her prophecy and soon found myself drawing out an itinerary for the next couple of days. As I write this piece, I feel mostly healed and the heart is pumping fit and has made its way to a speedy recovery, which makes me think that the Bhopal plan worked. So, here's where we went.
It was a cloudy beautiful sunday morning and a perfect weather for bike trip. I was at my balcony and taking my tea around 6:30 am. As i am travel freak these small things like at that time sun is about to rise and several birds chanting very calmly that encourage's me to think about my passion and took some time for bike trip. I was planning for my trip to mandav for the long time it took me on front to finally decided to go for a bike trip.
DAY-2 So called Poori Day
Then comes the poori day for me . All that I had throughout the day was Poori - Breakfast,lunch and dinner was poori sabji. Over the day, I met couple of guys who were traveling to Delhi for an interview, they are going there for the first time and I was showing off my Delhi skills and must see places to them. Then I told them about my reason for traveling and like every other friend of mine, they were also dumbstruck.By the end of the day the balance amount was Rs3850.
Here I am with a Movie on my Home Town - BHOPAL which is situated in the Heart of India 'Madhya Pradesh'.Exploring the city, i shot some cool Videos ( Including Timelapses ) and here they are !SOME OF THE PLACES IN THE VIDEO ARE :-▪1 TAJ - UL - MASJID ????Taj-ul-Masajid is a Mosque situated in Bhopal, India. It is one of the largest Mosques in India.▪2 TAJ - MAHAL - PALACETaj Mahal is a palace built by Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal. It is located beside the Taj-ul-Masajid in Bhopal, India.The Taj Mahal at Bhopal was built as the Begum's residence, at a cost of ₹ 3,000,000. Its construction spanned over a period of 13 years, from 1871 to 1884.It was one of the largest palaces of the world built at that time.▪3 UPPER LAKEUpper Lake is a large lake which lies on the western side of the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. It is a major source of drinking water for the residents of the city, serving around 40% of the residents with nearly 30 million imperial gallons (140,000 m3) of water per day. Bada talaab, along with the nearby Chhota Talaab, meaning small lake in Hindi, constitute Bhoj Wetland, which is now a Ramsar site.▪4 SHAURYA SMARAKShaurya Smarak is a war memorial situated at Bhopal, inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 14 October 2016.▪5 BOAT CLUB ( LOWER LAKE )The Lower Lake or Chhota Talaab is a lake in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state of India. Along with the Upper Lake, it forms the Bhoj Wetland.The lake was built by creating in 1794 to beautify the city. The construction was commissioned by Chote Khan, a minister of Nawab Hayat Muhammad Khan Bahadur.CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING VIDEO !PART 2 FOR THIS WILL BE COMING SOON.
Hey Folks, check out my Travel film -"WANDERING"This is Part 2, for first part, check out my channel's previous videos or here's the link for it -https://youtu.be/rPVIBfklKo8I Made this Film of some of my journeys I captured in my camera. This film is for all those who love to Wander.Please share your comments for this video !Thanks !
With the Most Mesmerising views in night, bhopal,Madhya Pradesh has to offer Great things to travelers !My Project STARS IN MOTIONis a Timelapse Movie of The beautiful Stars in Night and Their Movement Along with The Earth !The Presence of stars and The Milkyway Galaxy in The Night sky Makes it Look Deep and Wonderful along with it.As Bhopal being my Hometown, I've been exploring this place to a great extent !Bhopal-Indore Highway is the Place where I shot these stunning Stars and Milkyway as they are not exactly visible from the main city and you have to get out a bit to reduce the Light Pollution. (Just a couple of KMs or more)Enjoy the Movie 'STARS IN MOTION'
Honestly , while speaking a word ‘TRAVEL ‘ the first thought comes in my mind is ‘ LIFE IS A BOOK , AND THOSE WHO DO NOT TRAVEL READ ONLY ONE PAGE ’ i mean life is nothing without travelling and this is what i experienced in my journey . we explores several new places, discovers various tricks and tips of how interacts with different people of different places, learn various cultures and living stratagy life. Hence i can say that don’t judge any person by asking his/her education ,judge his/ her by how much he/she traveled.so guys ,now i come to my experience of my journey from BHOPAL to SOMNATH .That was a time of january , a climate was pretty awesome in those days. my exams were just going to end . i was reading newspaper in morning and there was a advertisement of gujarat tourism, that ad was proper organised and attractive that gave me a idea to plan for travel in gujarat. so i decided to travel somnath .after a day my exams were end and also my 2 friend wanted to join me in my trip ,so i was happy. Now the problem was that ,we need to took our journey as soon as possible, and we decided to take our journey from tomorrow. due to lack of time we could not arrange rail reservation so we decided to travel by bus .
Jehan Numa Palace Hotel's Italian restaurant La Kuchina serves delightful Italian food. Pay a visit to their bakery called Cafechino for some sinful desserts. Also, drive along the main lake on VIP road, go to Nadir Colony to spot beautiful age-old mansions, stroll around in Char Imli in the evenings and you'll have a wonderful time in this city.
225 Kms from Narsinghpur
Best time to visit - November- March
This is a town in the Chhattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. Mainly known for the ancient Khajuraho Temple Complex, thi...
19th to 22nd October a long Diwali weekend. I was by then well settled in Allahabad and was eagerly waiting to make a trip to the 17th Indian state on my list - Madhya Pradesh. I planed this two day trip to Khajuraho.Since no direct trains were available on 19th I got a current reservation ticket till Mahoba aboard the 11108 Bundelkhand Express. The train was scheduled to arrive at 10 pm but was an hour behind in Allahabad. I reached Mahoba at around 4 am next morning. From Mahoba I continued my journey on 22448 UP Sampark Kranti Express. The slip route from Mahoba to Khajuraho takes one across the beautiful Bundelkhand plateau. I reached Khajuraho station at around 7 am. I hopped onto a share auto that would drop me near the Western group of temples 10 km away(auto fare is usually rupees 10 per person for a share ride).Khajuraho is located in the Bundelkhand region of Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The town is situated within a picturesque back drop of the Vindhya Mountain Range and is surrounded by Khodar river in the south and Ken river in the northeast.As of today Khajuraho is well known for its ancient temples and erotic sculptures. Set within a dense forest of palm the group of temples were discovered by British army engineer in 1830. Originally said to be 85 in total, only 22 have survived time. These temples were built between 10th and 12th Century by the Chandela dynasty. The temples are dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism and have been divided into three groups: Western group, Eastern group and Southern group of temples. They are a part of UNESCO World Heritage site.
On day four of your journey, leave Orchha and head towards Khajuraho, 180km from Orchha, approximately a three to four hour drive away. Famous for its group of temples with erotic sculptures, Khajuraho is a popular destination among both Indians and foreigners. Built between 950AD to 1050AD, the temples are stunning and demand attention of even the most uninterested tourist. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temples here display various forms of sculpturesdepicting meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and most significantly, erotic art.What to see1. Visit the Western Group of Temples first, the most striking and well-preserved temples in the city. Entry fees to the Western Group of Temples is ₹30 for Indian nationals and ₹500 for foreigners. There are no fixed timings to visit the temples, but they are open from sunrise to just before sunset.2. You can end the day with the sound and light show, narrated by Bollywood icon, Amitabh Bachchan, every evening. Tickets cost ₹200 for adults and child ₹100 for children (Indians) and ₹400 for adults and ₹250 for children (foreigners). The show is conducted in both English and Hindi and timings are 6.30pm in English and 7.40pm in Hindi.
In Khajuraho, learn the art of Kama Sutra through the delicate but intricate carvings on the temples. The stunning sculptures are living proof of the advanced thinking and ideologies of our ancestors. Don't be put off by guides or kids giggling at the erotic carvings. Khajuraho is standing proud, showing off to the world how us Indians mastered the art of lovemaking.
Looking for a blend of antiquity, beauty, and marvelous art? Planning a short and crisp tour to take a break from your tiring work?Make it immensely worthy. Here is a place which perfectly makes your trip antique yet memorable. The place Khajuraho reminds you of beautiful, artistic temples in the marvelous city of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the most visited historical sites and one of the best tourist places in Madhya Pradesh occupying a spot on every foreign traveler's list. Let's explore more of this heavenly historic beauty...
KhajurahoThe third day was the show-stopper. If I had to describe Khajuraho in one word, it would be - Breathtaking. The temple architecture was nothing less than awe-inspiring. It breathed of the aura of grandeur. The statues with their intricate carvings seemed to dance & talk of the bygone era of the Chandellas.
1. Travel to the heart of India in KhajurahoA convenient place for trip near Delhi, Khajuraho remains a trending destination to visit during winters. Travellers can board a direct overnight train to Khajuraho from Nizamuddin Railway Station, Delhi. The 22 temples constructed by the rulers of Chandela dynasty between 950 AD and 1050 AD still survive and can be your window to learning the cultural nuances that are part of India's rich history.
This article is about my most memorable trip Khajuraho, one of the most popular tourist places in Madhya Pradesh. Famous for its erotic sculptures, this place is best example of ancient architectures in the world.The temples built by the Chandela Rajputs are depicting various concepts of art, meditation, lifestyle etc. The unparalleled beauty of its sculpture make it one of the famous World Heritage Sites in India.
100 Kms from Narsinghpur
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
We've all heard and seen this beautiful hill station in umpteen Bollywood flicks! Enveloped by the Satpura hills, Panchm...
Pandav caves first seemed like a normal Park, then came the end of the park and where a huge Cave was situated. We have to cross around hundred or more stairs to reach the top. ( I reached there 🙋 )After some point , I saw i was alone who was in a great need to go to the top and no one was with me. After reaching the top, I thought it was worth.
Pachmarhi is the place to be to have a quiet, uncomplicated and relaxing weekend. Get some spiritual vibes at places like Jatashankar, walk through some ancient Indian history while in Pandav caves and go to Dhoopgarh to watch a magical sunset. When in Pachmarhi, stay at Welcome Heritage Golf View Resort. It has colonial style villas with lush green lawns and toothsome Indian food.
Also known as the queen of the Satpura ranges, Pachmarhi is a beautiful hill station with stunning waterfalls. Famous places to visit are bee falls, apsara falls and dhoopgarh. Besides these you can also go for activities like para sailing, deep forest camping, rock climbing and night forest trekking.
89 Kms from Narsinghpur
Best time to visit - January,February,March,August,September,October,November,December
If you like history, culture and nature, then you will love Jabalpur. Located in Madhya Pradesh, the city has a lot to o...
Being born and brought up in Kolkata, for me summer is all about losing every single battle fought against monumental level of humidity. Summer is all about producing few gallons of sweat in just a minute. This is a time of year, I stay the least productive. My body refuses to hit the gym, my mind denies to go out in sun and witness beautiful interplays of natural world. I lock up most of my summer leisure time in air conditioned room, reading some good books or watching online travel videos. The seasonal appearance of mango, lychee and cola ice cream in market is the only positive thing that connects me to this season. But this stereotypical, unreasonably boring image of summer switched its gear once I visited Jabalpur this May. The purpose was a short family visit and not a holiday. So I may disappoint you if you are particularly looking for a detail travel itinarary of Madhya Pradesh. Instead, I would share my experience, how this short trip changed my deep rooted perception about ruthless tropical summer.
I was in Jabalpur for a Marriage ceremony. The function was over in a day and I had few more hours left to explore the city. After wandering in city for a while I planned a trip to 'Bhedaghat', I have heard about this place a lot since my childhood. And so the trip was on !
A friend's wedding took me here and hence I planned a solo trip in MP. A state which I had neglected, contemplating about safety and of course not so friendly people. This trip taught me a lesson, how such prejudices make you miss some of the beautiful places in the country. I traveled to Jabalpur from Pune a day before,attended the wedding and reached back to Jabalpur so the stay at night or travel to Khajuraho at night.A disclaimer for those who don't know, the MP state transport has given licenses to private players to ply buses. More about the bus journey in some time.My Plan A was to travel to Khajuraho by bus at night and save time. I reached Jabalpur bus stand, and bus to Khajuraho stood there. Looking at the bus I decided not to do an overnight journey. The journey from my friends place to Jabalpur was not at all comfortable, I was not in a mood to do an overnight journey like that.Plan B - Reached Jabalpur railway station booked a retiring room. I decided to travel by early morning train to Satna and get a bus to Khajuraho from there. The online blogs mentioned a bus every half an hour and travel time would be 3-4 hrs, appeared simple and safer.Travel Itinerary :Jabalpur onlyExpenses :Stay in retiring room - 300Dinner at railway station - 55
I am living in Indore (M.P.) and enjoy short highway and off-road rides every now and then. So, basically, this trip was part of my "home-run". I was thriving to do a solo bike trip and was waiting for an occasion. To full-fill this wish I decided to visit my hometown, Jabalpur (M.P.) for Diwali. This article describes my journey back from Jabalpur to Indore.So, basically, if you want to go to Indore from Jabalpur, you need to reach Bhopal by any possible route. From Bhopal to Indore, its a straight (and best) route. The distance between Jabalpur and Bhopal is approximately 320 Kms and varies based on the route you choose. From Bhopal, Indore is only 190 Kms. Initially, I planned to do Jabalpur-Bhopal in one day, take a night halt in Bhopal and leave for Indore the next morning.I decided to start early in the morning. When I was coming to Jabalpur from Bhopal, the rout I chose really tested my butt and patience. So, I consulted a few guys about the best route for going back. So, it looks like this - Jabalpur - Damoh- Sagar - Bhopal - Dewas - Indore.I left from Jabalpur at 07:00 AM sharp. As this was my first solo ride and although I was carrying a few spares (my friends suggested this and even gave me the spares from their RM-Goa 2015 trip), I wanted to reach Bhopal before sunset. Yes, I am a slow rider because I believe in "Prevention is better than Cure" philosophy.
288 Kms from Narsinghpur
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Famously known for freedom fighter Rani Lakshmi Bai, Jhansi is an integral part of India's historical past. Considered t...
In the morning after breakfast, we come back to Jhansi and Visit Rani Laxmi Bai Fort.From my childhood, I always listen"बुंदेले हरबोलों के मुँह हमने सुनी कहानी थी,खूब लड़ी मर्दानी वह तो झाँसी वाली रानी थी"and admire Rani Laxmi Bai for her bravery... and today is the day when I am going to see her fort and the place where she fought like a real warrior or you can say like a lioness
Jhansi, the Biggest city in Bundelkhand which is quite developed as compared to other cities in Bundelkhand with a good market, an education hub, transport everything which a city need.We reach here early morning we were confused that we go to Orccha or stay here and roam and see the local site first...Finally, we decided to go to Orchha because we have returning ticket from Jhansi.The distance between Jhansi to Orchha is around 20KM but Jhansi is in UP and Orchha is in MP. You can Book Tempo or Cab for a full day or you can find Tempo which takes around 50rs and leave you in Orchha. If you are 3 4 people and want to come back in evening then I suggest booking for the whole day because in eve It's difficult to find convenience from Orchha to Jhansi.
बुंदेले हरबोलों के मुँह हमने सुनी कहानी थी,खूब लड़ी मर्दानी वह तो झाँसी वाली रानी थीI think most of us would have heard this famous refrain from Subhadra Kumari Chauhan's poem 'Jhansi ki Rani'. But only when you visit here do you realize that the city is a living testament to the valour of its illustrious queen.
Start your journey in Jhansi, a city renowned for being one of the first cities to wage war against the British for the independence of our country. Visit the historic Jhansi Fort, Rani Mahal, Mahalaxmi Temple and the Government Museum.
Who doesn’t want to visit the land of the courageous lady Rani Laxmibai, one who died defending her land from the great British powers. From the station one can book a car for the entire sightseeing including Orcha and Jhansi along with spare time for lunch all for just 800/- Remember to bargain much and learn the time slot they are allowing you, they have a tendency to make you hurry up unnecessarily.Take time in hand before visiting this place since after 4 pm the museums close and you will miss visiting this place as it happened with me.
Jhansi, my hometown, place where the Revolutionary war took place to fight against freedom. So it would be biased if I don’t write about it. Let’s just take you to the 4-century old fort with a long history.Jhansi Ka Quila(Fort Jhansi) holds a remarkable place in the pages of history. The historic city which was ruled by Marathas and later the Princely State of Jhansi from 1804 till 1853, when the territory became a part of British India
Nagpur (Maharastra) to Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) - 9 hours - from here you can find two routes - one NH 44 ( forest route and total 605 km) and other is through Chhindwara, Narsingpur and Sagar around 595 km. I used second route. Overall road is good well maintained double road without traffic. But be careful check your vehicle condition well. On this near Chhindwara you will find Simariya Kalan - 101 feet Statue of Hanuman. Take care of overall road, good road means chances of accidents more. I saw two major accidents while i am on the way. Take a halt at Jhansi (as per my idea per a day 600km drive more enough). Especially all these roads prefer day journey.
173 Kms from Narsinghpur
Best time to visit - Avoid the summers and visit this place any time between October through March.
Sanchi happens to be the best of all discoveries made by Alexander Cunningham in 1851. He then went on to establish the ...
The Great Sanchi Stupa The stupa located at Sanchi is one of the best preserved Buddhist structures in India. Located at a distance of some 40 kms from Bhopal, this stupa was constructed over the relics of Lord Buddha by King Asoka.
Sanchi a tiny town is 50km away from Bhopal- the capital of M.P. the Buddhist stupa build by king ashoka are one of the oldest stone work of Indian history, every year CHETHIYAGIRI festival is celebrated here around Dusshera when lots of Monks arrive here from SriLanka, if you are looking for peace this place is definitely for you.
Day 2:Distance: ~40kms from BhopalNext day we left for Khajruaho ,after exploring Bhopal and Bhimbetka. On our way crossed the line of Tropic of Cancer and headed towards Sanchi. It took us around 30 minutes to reach.
Sanchi is situated in district Raisen, Madhya Pradesh. It is about 49 Kms from Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh.Best time to visit --> November to AprilInterest--> ArchitectureTravel --> Nearest airport and railway station is BhopalStupas are well conserved in Sanchi. This place attracts archaeologist.There is also a Sanchi stupa museum established under the campus having many sculptures artifices for visitors.A Place to visit for family, friends, Architecture lovers, Archaeologist, treasure hunter( you never know what can be found anywhere).
I reached Sanchi and stopped at Gateway Treat, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Resort. I called my parents and informed them that their son is alive (Indian parents, I tell you :D). Before visiting Sanchi, I always thought that I can't visit a place like this, not my cup of tea. But, after actually passing through the town..... I still think the same ;-).The road between Sanchi and Bhopal is a gift for the riders. Empty road, few lovely and sweet curves, greenery. The only problem was the heat. I started thinking about the reason behind the high temperature and just then I crossed a big stone board
Frequented by many Indian and foreign tourists, Sanchi is a treat for those interested in cultural history. Sanchi is deemed as one of the most organized structures with the best architectural design dating back to the medieval period. For those not interested in medieval architecture, the calmness and serenity the place offers is a reason enough to pay a visit. Sanchi Stupa is surrounded by a railing with four carved gateways facing all the four directions. The sculptures show scenes integrated with the daily life of Buddha. A careful examination of these sculptures reveals a lot about the life during those times. Depending on one’s interest in history and art, one can spend a good 2-3 hrs at the site. Owing to its status as a world heritage site, the stupa sees an outpour of tourists over the weekend, therefore for those willing to explore the site in intricate detail, weekdays are preferable.
113 Kms from Narsinghpur
By 10:35 AM, I reached Sagar and here comes the pain. I was relying on Google Navigation for the whole trip. The route w...
By 10:35 AM, I reached Sagar and here comes the pain. I was relying on Google Navigation for the whole trip. The route was through Sagar city. Now my overconfidence kicked in and after reaching Sagar and looking at the route on Navigation once, I took few turns on my own and got lost. I somehow reached to the other side of the city and took a different road which was going back to Jabalpur (yeah, LOL!). I realized my mistake when I saw markings for Jabalpur on the milestone. I stopped, created a new route to join the original route and started again.Man, the roads inside the city are so narrow.... And the festive season.... I was stopping after every 200 or 300m just to check whether I was on the right track or not. On the other hand, there is one perk of taking this route. You get to drive by the beautiful Lakha Banjara Lake inside the city. Finally, I crossed the Sagar city and was on my way to Bhopal on NH146.After riding for 30 Kms, I reached Ratangarh. I decided to take a 10 minutes tea-break at the Ratangarh junction. This was my first stop till now. I ordered a tea and asked the Dhaba owner about the route for Bhopal. So, from this point, there are two routes possible for Bhopal - via Vidisha (169 Kms) and via Raisen (207 Kms). Also, for the first time on this route, I saw directions and distance for Indore written on the Hoarding and milestone. It was exact 12:00 PM and decided to leave. The Dhaba owner told me that the road conditions are very bad near Raisen and I should go via Vidisha. But, Google was suggesting me to go via Raisen. But Desi took over Videsi and I took the straight road to Vidisha.The greenery and the pleasant roads were not leaving me and they were still giving me company. I also started to see the markings for Sanchi on the milestones. So, I decided that I will take a short break at Sanchi before finally starting for Bhopal. From Ratangarh, Sanchi is 85 Kms. I again had to go through the city of Vidisha as there was no alternate route. I also started facing a lot of traffic because Sanchi is very famous Tourist spot in the state of Madhya Pradesh.