Welcome back from my previous trip!
It’s december, and I am bitten by the travel bug again. This time, I intend to cover the areas on the western coast of India on my cycle. The trip would cover 2000+ kms of gruelling terrain and span 21 days !
I am starting from Mangalore tomorrow (17th) and hope to reach Ahmedabad on the 6th of January, 2006. I will take a bus to Mangalore and I have a return train ticket from Ahmedabad for the 7th.
From Mangalore, I am cycling to Goa. From there, I will go to Hubli and then to Pune over Aihole, Badami, Pattadakal, Gokak and Mahabaleshwar. After Pune, it will be Mumbai. After Mumbai, I will be off to see Shirdi(?), Ajanta, Ellora, and Lonar (yes, you haven’t heard of it yet). From there, I hope to end triumphantly in Ahmedabad.
Needless to say, there will be lots and lots of tourist places that I will be covering. I will try to update this page as frequently as possible. Stay tuned!
This will be my biggest challenge yet. I haven’t prepared much, though. I am banking on my confidence and experience to pull off the trip (folly??).
Please note the part of the India map on the right-hand top corner of this page. I will carry a GPS receiver and using it, I will indicate my progress on the map as the days go. Move your mouse over the red dots.
My mobile number for the trip : +91 98457 47130.
Credits till now :
- My friend, Raghava Kotekar, for the arty part of this site. If you think this site looks cool, you know who to hire!
- My manager, Malay Shah, for holidays and railway ticket. If you want to know which manager gave me the leaves, that’s him!
- My cycle mechanic, Lalu, for doing such a wonderful job with the cycle.
- GPSBabel, Python+PHP+Ming used for the flash animation with a custom program.