India Tour

The Dream
I don’t know when the inception of this idea happened but I had this crazy notion of “Touring all the states and union territories of India on road”. Since I was more of a ‘car’ person than a ‘bike’ person, it was to be on the same car. I have marked the places that I intend to visit in ‘Green’ and the ones already been to on XUV as ‘Orange’. The idea is to color entire India orange (my XUV’s color) as and when I cover places 🙂

The Beast
Such a dream needed a safe and comfortable highway cruiser. The moment XUV was launched I knew it was a perfect match to this crazy dream – sturdy, spacious, 6 airbags, all disk brakes, ABS, ESP, 70 litres fuel tank capacity, road presence and a brilliant engine too. Finally got my hands on the W10 AT top of the line model and the dream which was in hiatus suddenly sprang back to life

 

The Trips
Covering entire India on wheels can’t happen over just a few trips. I don’t know how many it is going to take but as and when it happens I will keep this section updated

Trip 001: Yercaud [Nov 2016].
Trip 002: Yellagiri and Pondicherry [Dec 2016].
Trip 003: Rameshwaram and Madurai [Jun 2017].
Trip 004: Belur, Halebeedu and Chikmagaluru [Jul 2017].
Trip 005: Wayanad [Sep 2017].
Trip 006: Tanjavur and Velankanni [Dec 2017].
Trip 007: Coimbatore [Feb 2018].
Trip 008: Ooty [Mar 2018].

 

Day Trips
Sometimes a weekend is all you need to go out for a quickie. Below is the map and the list of day Trips. They are categorized as ‘Temple/Archeological places’, ‘Water bodies – like rivers, lake’ and ‘Mountains/Treks’. As usual ‘Orange’ – the XUV color are the visited places.

Day Trip 001: Mysore [Nov 2017].
Day Trip 002: Lepakshi [Jan 2018].
Day Trip 003: Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple [Jan 2018].