Preface : Ever since I have moved to New Delhi (back in 2010), I got vastly exposed to the motorcycling culture, the brotherhood,as back then at Kolkata I was just a humble commuter on a two wheeler. Now, like anyone else who's living away from his / her hometown at a diff city / country I too miss Kolkata very much...a little too much to be honest and keep looking for every opportunity to visit my hometown every now and then. The idea of doing a Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi on a motorcycle thus kindled in my mind (don't remember since when though). Prior to the Himalayan, I owned a Pulsar 200 NS (as you see in my DP). A very good bike it was and still is,however didn't inspire enough confidence in me to do a 3000 kms ride (in total). Add to that I have a hairline crack at my spine-hip joint and some doctor back at Kolkata advised not to ride a motorcycle again, which I happily chose to ignore..... It's been 6-7 months I have owned a Royal Enfield Himalayan and the extreme ride comfort of this machine boosted my confidence to make this Dream Ride a reality this time. Ride Dates : Dec 21st 2016 06:00 hrs to start from New Delhi. Ride till Varanasi and stay there for the night. Dec 22nd 2016 06:00 hrs to start from Varanasi and reach Kolkata by night. Dec 29th to do Kolkata to Varanasi Dec 30th Varanasi to New Delhi. Photography Gears : This is where I gave a challenge to myself. Let's not carry the DSLR and the big and bold lenses. Let's click using just my mobile (a Motorola G4 Plus) and my two Go Pro-s (Hero Basic and Hero 4 Silver Adventure Edition) Riding Gears & Luggage : PGS Riding Jacket, Cramster Riding Pants High Ankle Army boots bought from Delhi Cantt. DSG Full Gauntlet Gloves with Fleece Gloves underneath. HJC CS-R2 Injector Full Face Helmet. Cramster Turtle Tank Bag a mini duffle bag for clothing. a Quechcha Arpenaz 30 Backpack carrying my Laptop and some other essentials. The Other bare basics were taken care off. Following are some of the photographs and Go Pro Screenshots from different moments of the trip. The First Sight of the Board showing the distance to Kolkata I was so happy to see this My ride and my prized possession - my Royal Enfiled Himalayan a.k.a The White Tiger Butt Breaks are Photo Breaks too.. First night Halt at Hotel Varanasi Palace (booked via Oyo Rooms App) Kolkata by the Night The Swami Narayan Temple (Mini Akshardham) at Joka,Kolkata. An Evening at Park Street 7 Point Crossing. Live to Ride Mode Engaged - Full ON. The Journey Begins The Most challenging part (mentally) is to leave your Hometown. Exiting Kolkata via the Vidyasagar Setu. Dilli chalo... Reached Varanasi and checked into this hotel (again booked via Oyo Room Service) View of the Hotel Room at Hotel Regency. The sub zero visibility at the Yamuna Express Way The Fog Lights were a Life Saviour It felt AWESOME !!! That's it for some photographs. And here's a Teaser Video from my YouTube Channel As i Ride Motovlogging. Hope you guys like my humble efforts.