Trip Meter

Bombay 0 - Navsari 261 - Bharuch 368 - Jambusar 418 - Bamangam 456 - Bagodra 569 - Rajkot 730 - Jetpur 805 - JUNAGADH 837 - SOMNATH 943 - GIR 990 - DIU 1098 - Mangrol 1241 - Porbandar 1334 - DWARKA 1442 - Jamnagar 1594 - Malia 1739 - Bhuj 1882 - SAFED RANN 1970 - Hodka 1997 - Khavda 2030 - KALA DUNGAR 2072 - Bhuj 2163 - MANDVI 2237 - Gandhidham 2345 - Malia 2450 - Dhrangadra 2525 - Malwan 2569 - Dasada 2600 - ZAINABAD 2609 - Ahmedabad 2736 - Baroda 2871 - CHAMPANER 2926 - Baroda 2977 - Kamrej 3130 - Surat 3145 - Vesma 3185 - Talasari 3303 - Bombay 3450

[Numbers beside the place are trip meter readings in km at that point. Places in bold indicate sight-seeing destinations.]

Highlights

  1. The quirky city of Junagadh and fantastic keema samosas and mutton curry
  2. The seaside temples of Somnath and Dwarka
  3. Spotting lions in the wild in Gir National Park
  4. The quaint town and white churches of Diu
  5. Riding through windmill country of Porbandar-Dwarka and salt pans of Malia-Bhachau
  6. The Safed Rann and Kala Dungar in Great Rann of Kutch
  7. The ship building yard and blue-green beach of Mandvi
  8. Spotting the wild asses in Little Rann of Kutch
  9. Finding 15th and 16th century mosques surrounded by thorn bush forest in world heritage archaeological park of Champaner
  10. 9 days and 3450 kms on the road with Royal Enfield Classic 500


The Trip

In the Feb of 2013, Jassi and I did a 3450 km roadtrip from Bombay to Rann of Kutch and back on a Royal Enfield Classic 500. Here are the trip notes from the 9 days on the road.



Day 1 - The long ride out of Bombay

Day 2 - Exploring the ruins of Junagadh and the seaside temple of Somnath

Day 3 - Spotting lions in the wild in Gir National Park; Sitting on terrace of St Thomas Cathedral and soaking in Diu

Day 4 - Riding through windmill country of Porbandar-Dwarka to the edge of Gujarat

Day 5 - Riding through the salt pans of Malia-Bhachau and the Banni grassland of Kutch to Safed Rann

Day 6 - Exploring Rann, the blue-green beach of Mandvi and its ship building yard

Day 7 - Spotting the wild asses in Little Rann of Kutch

Day 8 - Finding 15th and 16th century mosques surrounded by thorn bush forest in world heritage archaeological park of Champaner

Day 9 - Bringing home the machine

See the full trip here.



Tags: India, Ride, Royal Enfield, Wildlife