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Mumbai – Mount Abu – Udaipur – Mumbai: Day 2

Day 2 began quite late as we slept like babies the night before! It didn’t take long to get dressed and get ready to check out. Decided to clean my bike before we left but the water ran out the moment I opened the tap. What luck! Cleared our food and drinks bill and we left for Mount Abu. One small note though: the food at Durga was actually pretty good. Only veg but good nonetheless.

The mountains are calling

We had to stop at a Hero Service Center as Jason’s accelerator cable had conked off. Unfortunately the buggers didn’t have the spare part. We found a small shop on the way to Mount Abu which did have the cable but though the problem was something else and we had to ride with the problem unresolved.

Mech checking fault in Jason's bike

It was only later we came to know the problem was a faulty cable and nothing else! Aargh noobs! Anyways, we continued riding and soon hit the ghat section. Here we realised we could have done this at night as the lanes are well marked. But riding in the day time, ensured we stop at every possible location as we had all the time in the world to reach Mount Abu.

The steeds

But stopping on the ghats has its perils. Every other car passing by would slow down to have a ‘dekho’ at the aliens with MH number plates in Rajasthan. We were been checked out more than the monkeys around! While this was unnerving at times, we got used to it! I have always loved to ride and for me the ride is what matters more than the destination. The road from Abu Road to Mount Abu is pure bliss. Loved the roads, the corners, the twisties and the ghats! Excellent and well maintained I must say!

The pretty pretty roads

After posing around and a few clicks we were on our way to Mount Abu. Was stopped at a check naka but after assuring the cop I was carrying luggage on my bike, they let us go without any checks. We entered Mount Abu.

The Paris feeling in Mount AbuPaid the entry and vehicle fees and were guided by a hotelier to come check their hotel. We obliged. Didn’t like the rooms and were on our way to another grand hotel search. Checked out a few places including one very very expensive cottage which cost the same as the amount spent in the entire trip! Finally found a hotel – Hotel Swastik. A room for just Rs.550 and a verandah to park, we wouldn’t be so lucky elsewhere! Ok we were lucky at Abu Road and were pleasantly surprised to find good parking space here as well! The owner was particular interested in our steeds and we had a good chat with him on our rides and our experience so far riding through Maharashtra, Gujarat and to Mount Abu.

We eventually went to our rooms after all the bakar bakar (which we didn’t mind really), freshened up and ordered for breakfast. Food was nice and the room service was so darn good. The guy was very helpful in letting us know places to visit, things to do, best restaurants in town and was generally very chatty which we didn’t mind REALLY!

Our first stop was the usual, Nakki lake followed by ‘Asia’s largest Aquarium’ and then proceeding to Toad rock and from there on Guru Shikhar, the highest point in Rajasthan. Yes, we did the usual touristy things but we missed the temple completely!

Nakki Lake

The aquarium was a disappointment! Most tanks didn’t have any fishes and the water looked muddy!

AquariumThe fishes looked like they would die anytime now! Very unprofessional but we didn’t expect a modern aquarium either!

Save me Save me!The best part of the Nakki lake visit was the water snake we spotted! It disappeared soon after the snake spotted us!

Water SnakeIt was getting hot here and we decided to go to Guru Shikhar. Now the ride here was nice. It got cooler as we proceeded upwards and I can only image how awesome it would be to ride this small stretch in winters!

On the way to Guru ShikharSome beautiful scenes were bestowed upon us and this short ride seemed more and more fun! We didn’t eventually go to Guru Shikhar, only went till the point where vehicles were allowed but the scenes were breath taking from here as well!

Nice Rock

Found a nice piece of rock on the way and Jason went all the way up to pose on this ‘raj loves Rani’ rock. Another great view from here meant our trip to Mount Abu was only becoming more and more fun! We returned back to Mount Abu after a sojourn in the mountains and the exotic views, we were back in the heat. So we made our way to the ‘child bear’ shop and bought ourselves an Indus Pride – Indian beer made for proud men. Ok I made up the tag line, but it really was a nice beer! Beer followed lunch at a popular restaurant here. Forgot the name, but the food wasn’t worth remembering either. Headed back to the hotel for a quick nap before we did another touristy thing.
Yes, this was a visit to the sunset point. And it looked like everyone in Mount Abu, hell every in Rajasthan wanted to be at the sunset point.

Brilliant Sunset!The sunset was pretty nonetheless though we quickly made our way out of the crowd and back to Nakki lake where we chilled for a while. Discussed, life, riding and even indulged in conversations with other tourists. One guy even asked me for a test ride of the CBR which I had to politely decline. He was amazed that I had earlier seen him ride a black Pulsar and backed off after knowing the little piece of knowledge I possessed! Hmm..fishy.

Day 2 ended with us visiting most of the touristy places in Mount Abu and that left us thinking about what to do the next day. We were short of ideas and time so decided to go to Udaipur. Now Udaipur wasn’t in the original plan and this on the fly plan excited us. A quick chat with the hotel owner, and he told us about the wonderful NH76 that will take us to Udaipur in a maximum of 5 hours! Now, a distance of 150 kms, in 5 hours – Jason and me looked at each other and smirked.It was going to be another good day tomorrow.

Slept off with some drinks and good chicken tandoor. The best part of the room was that it had a balcony for us to enjoy the food and drinks and wind up the night! Day 3 promised a lot! Stay tuned.

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  1. Jayshree
    October 28, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Like! 🙂

  2. November 5, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I like the bike ride……………

  3. November 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    This is another gr8 post. You’ve mentioned everything in so details that I really Liked it to read till the end. Thanks for Sharing With Us !!!

  4. November 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Fantastic trip!! I have a motorbike too, but it’s a 600 RR and very uncomfortable for going more than 100kms :))

    Keep going at it!

  5. November 30, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I didn’t expect to see the Eiffel Tower though !

  6. December 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Mount abu is a great place to visit. i want to visit there on bike from chandigarh.

  7. December 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    in fact liked it. I was searching for such information. Thanks for sharing such a helpful post.

  8. January 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Sounds like a great ride, I rode across the USA on My Harley back in 94 but I only had 8 days to get there it was for a job. but they were 8 killer days.

  9. January 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    It sounds really like a really exciting trip…. Thanks for the reports.

  10. January 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Love the Eiffel Tower pic! Looks so much like the one in Paris!

  11. January 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Nice bikes.

  12. January 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hello Nishant, Let me Tell you i am always been huge Fan of the upper altitude areas like Mount Abu. Although I haven’t traveled through these routes till now but after reading your Post it seems that I am familiar with these places. We would like to read more from you about your mount abu trip!! Thanks

  13. January 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    This kind of trips is like adventure on bike and road ways. Full of fun and bike riding is the most fever ate. Nice one guys…

  14. Sabrina Hillier
    February 14, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Amazing pictures! I have been there too , but my camera did not work so i could not take pictures. Can you upload more pics?

    Cheers

    Sab

  15. February 23, 2012 at 4:03 am

    beatiful pictures!

  16. March 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    This is an impressive region of the world.

  17. March 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Really an adventurous trip !

  18. March 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    The bike is good…. would like to take a ride on that

  19. April 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Wow, love the pics, it looks like you are having the time of your life.

  20. April 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    good picture. like a profesional fotografer

  21. April 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Bike riding is the best way to explore other place. I like bike riding too.

    Cheers!

  22. May 1, 2012 at 12:32 am

    thank you very much for sharing all this information!

  23. May 4, 2012 at 9:40 am

    A lot of amazing views in Mumbai. I hope to visit India soon 🙂

  24. May 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    superlikes

  25. May 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    india is so beautiful , i like the bike ride and mainly the amaing views, wow, what a mountain there is.
    thanks, jose.

  26. May 29, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Man that must be soo much fun keep me posted on new travels!

  27. June 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    its preety cool blogs thanks for the share..

  28. July 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    i love bike riding

  29. August 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    This was a very exciting joy ride ever. I can’t imagine that this little single could tour you over and over. It was a great experience.

  30. August 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Hey I liked your post charming. Please share some more exiting stories. Thanks 🙂

  31. August 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Good pic. really nice friends this will take me inspiration

  32. September 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I actually feel like I’m there just reading your article, thanks!

  33. September 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Very nice photos. What is your bike?

  34. October 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Decided to clean my bike before we left but the water ran out the moment I opened the tap. What luck! Cleared our food and drinks bill and we left for Mount Abu. One small note though: the food at Durga was actually pretty good. Only veg but good nonetheless.

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