Category Archives: Travelogues

Ladakh: The worst shit of my life at 15000 feet!

I was on all fours, just outside the door, below a makeshift roof to protect me from the ice-cold rain and the tornado-strong winds. It was around 7 PM, it felt like midnight. The second bout with vomiting was about to begin, and it was going to be a dirty one. The first round had… Read More »

Maharashtra in Monsoon – Heaven on earth!

If you like the color green, blue, white, yellow, orange, magenta, and grey, or any other color there is, head out to Maharashtra in monsoon! If a landscape surrounded by greenery and lots of water flowing around soothes you, riding across some ranges in Maharashtra could be the best therapy to throw out the sickness… Read More »

Trip to Hogenakkal Waterfalls.

After a tiresome day at the office, all you yearn for is the comfort of your home. But following the rest and half a week of enjoyment at home, your mind craves for a break from this monotonous life. Luckily, for Bangaloreans, many close to the city getaway spots are present. One of them is… Read More »

Bombay-Goa-Bangalore-Bombay – A song of Ice and Time Travel.

I am a very lucky guy. I have done many stupid, life-threatening, downright insane things that would leave most people damaged or dead. I, on the other hand, end up living to do it all over again. I can’t say I believe in God, but there have been many situations where some invisible force changed… Read More »

Milestones on Ladakh trip

Ladakh is the undisputed champion of beauty in India. I have been almost over this entire country, and I have never witnessed such sheer elegance. For every serious rider, it is the trip of a lifetime. I did just that in the August of 2013 and still can’t believe it. Many people ask, what do… Read More »

Ladakh trip best plan – Short version.

Read this article for the detailed version. You can take a print out of the short version to carry along with you on the ride. This, according to me, is the best plan for a standard Ladakh trip, that includes Manali-Leh section, Nubra Valley, Pangong lake and Srinagar-Jammu section. If you feel something needs to… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions for Ladakh Trip.

Here is a list of all the questions we had before our Ladakh trip. Take a look at what Wikipedia has to say about Ladakh. If you have any more, ask in the comments and thou shalt be answered. Ladakh trip: Can I drive all day and night? Not at all. You start riding at… Read More »

Ladakh ride: Neville’s queries answered.

I was looking for something to write about today. News stories generally bore me, most of them are just speculation anyway. Just then I saw an email from Neville in my inbox, asking questions about his upcoming Ladakh ride, and voila! Writing material delivered to my doorstep. I thoroughly enjoyed answering these questions, reminded me… Read More »

Bombay to Goa on a bike – Magical is the word.

If you know me, you’ve already seen the places I’ve been on my bike, albeit through my eyes. If you don’t know me, I’ve been to Ladakh, done Bombay to Bangalore in a single day, and traveled most of India on 2 wheels. The only exception is the North East, where I’m planning to set… Read More »

1 thousand kilometers, 1 bike, 1 day.

There are some people who live their life calculated, slow, boring. Then there are others who take every risk they can and fly away on the highway of life. The second kind never live longer, but they sure do die richer in experience. I am trying my best to be the second kind, and not… Read More »