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PUSHKAR CALLING

We at Motoziel love to travel places and when it is on a twin cylinder British Motorcycle you would have a great time won’t you?? The idea was to break in one of our fleet motorcycles and I could not resist but go on a 1N/2D ride to the holy city of Pushkar in Rajasthan.

This ride is essentially a great way to know your motorcycle. The ride was supposed to happen at a steady pace and hence I packed my bags and left early from the Motoziel office in Gurgaon at around 6am. I was accompanied by my old rider buddy Aditya Dogra on his Kawasaki Z800.

Day 1: We started riding and the idea was to cover the first 100 kms and stop for breakfast. The winter air was chilly and it was foggy just after we crossed the toll plaza on NH8.

The Bonneville is a fairly simple motorcycle both to ride and to maintain. It is a perfect companion for one of our many fantastic rides at Motoziel crafted specially for the discerning motorcycle enthusiast and traveller. The route we took was as follows:

New Delhi-Behror-Shahpura-Chandwaji Bypass-Kishangarh-Dudu-Ajmer-Pushkar.

The NH8 going towards Jaipur is busy at all times with heavy trucks everywhere all the time. Motoziel always keeps safety as top priority and hence as a ride leader I rode at a steady 90-100 kmph throughout. The beauty of riding in India that the journey is very intense in terms of the sights and sounds. The scenery on this ride changes from concrete buildings to a more arid look with frequent sightings of Camels en route.

We stopped for breakfast and after fuelling up both man and machine. We headed now for the bypass which takes you onwards to Kishangarh. This section had very little traffic and we stopped often to click pictures and talk to locals about their way of life. After riding for about 5 hours we entered Ajmer city and stopped to offer our prayers at the “Dargah Sharif”. The old town feel is still very much present and it’s a delight to just walk around and soak in the old heritage of Ajmer City. The final stretch to Pushkar is around 22kms and goes uphill with lots of sharp twisties.

It was quite hot post lunch and we decided to check in at the RTDC hotel. The following evening we walked around the quaint little Pushkar area. The numerous Israeli cafes etc lend a very hippie feel to an otherwise religious place. Sat on the steps of the world famous Brahma Temple (only one in the world) and enjoyed the evening with some local music and called it an early night.

Day 2: We both woke up and decided to take a walk one final time before saddling up for the return run. After breakfast we geared up and started our motorcycles to ride back. The downhill ride towards Ajmer gives you a chance to ride through an arid region with brilliant roads. But care needs to be taken as there are numerous monkeys en route who have a mind of their own and stopping for a picture is at your own risk! It was an empty highway being a Sunday and we made it back to New Delhi in relatively good time.

Visiting Rajasthan is always a memorable experience!

Come ride with us at Motoziel for an enchanting experience on two wheels!

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