Jobless - Rs.150000 in hand, unlimited time

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  1. nkapil

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    Hey Guys,
    This is my first travelogue. After many travel experience, I finally decided to write a travelogue (mostly fotolog) since this time it was a long trip (roughly 4 months).

    My rough Jorney:
    18 Days: Delhi to Bangalore on Thunderbird 500 (~3300 Km)
    13 Days - Thailand
    22 Days - Laos
    52 days - Vietnam (Motorcycle Trip ~ 5000 Km)

    Edit: This is a long journey so I'm trying to keep it short.

    India Trip:

    After working for 6 years I quit my job with 1.5 Lakh in my hand and an unlimited time. My friend who worked in a different company did the same.
    Below is my google map timeline of India

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    Our Journey started from Nai Wala, Karol Bagh, Delhi on 19 Nov 2016 after installing LC from Raju and buying some stuffs.
    IMG_20161123_133307.jpg Pathmeda, Sanchore Rajasthan - The largest Gaushala in the country.


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    Elephanta caves

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    Near VijayDurg fort


    This time I had unlimited time giving me a choice either India or inexpensive South east asian countries. Since I can always travel anytime(with job) any part of my country, I decided for South east asia. Budget was Rs 1.5 Lakh and per day per person rough estimate was Rs 700 for india and Rs 1500 for Videsh. Of course at the end per day estimate exceeded :rolleyes:
    The cheapest way to go to South East asia was Chennai-Bangkok or Kolkata-Bangkok. I choose Chennai since I've a friend living in Bangalore (Free accommodation/food).
    Now the unexpected part came when I made my mind to travel to Bangalore on Thunderbird.

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    Trip begins - friend's Room in Gurgaon

    Some years back I did a bike trip to Kutch so I skipped some usual places (ajmer,Abu etc) and took a detour.

    First day Halt -- KishanGarh. Some shaddy guesthouse (cheapest in town) Rs 400

    Second Day -
    My friend has a dairy of Desi Cows. Basically a cow lover. We decided to visit Pathmera, the largest Gaushala. After some convincing background story the Gaushala Manager/incharge/head permitted us to stay inside the Gaushala. Stayed for 2 days and had the best Chanch/Lassi of my life.
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    Kankrej breed. More than 20,000 cows here
    The cow shelters are divided in 3-4 villages. In total approx 2 Lakh cows

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    Of course the free accomodation.

    We roamed around the area for 2 days. We were stopped by Police (not Army) some 40 Kms from Pakistan border because of "Security Issues" although Locals can go.
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    Some 40 Kms before Pakistan Border (Jalore district) . Turned away by Police.

    As a general rule we were always looking for places that are cheapest or free :). What better than a friend's/cousins home.

    Day 5: Dholka (near Ahmedabad) -- Cousins free accomodation
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    Kankaria Lake

    Days 7: Departed for Mumbai -Another friend :)

    This was my first time in Mumbai. It took me 3 hours to reach Worli from Vasai Creek. Approx 50 Km. I didn't exhaust while riding 500KMs from Ahmedabad but the 3 hours. Ooo Man I was literally dying.
    The city of dreams choked to traffic.

    2 days spent in Mumbai
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    Elephanta Cave Island view

    Then we proceeded towards Goa via Coastal Highway. It took us 4 days
    Day 1 -- Mumbai - Khed
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    First Camping.
    This was my first time wild camping so I was bit afraid. I asked a nearby Dhaba owner, he assured how peaceful the area is.
    Because of my ignorance, we didn't bring any sleeping Mat with us. It was a painful night while sleeping on gravel and rocks.

    Day 2: Khed-Pawas
    Stay in Pawas (Ratnagiri)

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    The Dry Plateau (Ratnagiri district). I was bit disappointment by the scenery as we choose the wrong season.
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    GanpatiPulle


    Day-3 Pawas-VijayDurg-SindhuDurg-Malvan. We took couple ferries in between to transport our bike.

    It was middle of November but the weather was always Sultry. This was the most uncomfortable part of the journey; riding during the day. I wonder if South of Mumbai (Western Ghats) gets a season when you don't need a fan ?
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    Thanks to these water streams (Ratnagiri and Malvan), the journey was enjoyable.

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    Malvan- Took a brave step (considering the fact that I was jobless) to do Scuba diving. Costed Rs 600, almost equivalent to my daily budget :sad:

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    Scouting Camping Ground near the beach. This time we were careful not to pitch our tent on Gravel/stones. Sound sleep is the most important thing you need at the end of the day:supz:
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    Maharashtra-Goa Border Crossing by ferry :)
     
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  2. adsatinder

    adsatinder I am SATINDER at Delhi

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    Great Start !
    Great Story !
     
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    hooked................
     
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    jeetcp Mediocre me

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    Pour More pls.
     
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  5. Yogesh Sarkar

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    I think title shouldn't contain lakh in it, otherwise it seems like you were super/ultra rich :D. Let me know if you want the title edited.
     
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    :)
     
  7. amitw79

    amitw79 Super User

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    Wow you are Uber rich 150000 Lakhs you got :grin::grin:

    Jokes apart, nice start, keep rolling
     
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  8. nkapil

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    I hope it didn't mean bragging about the money :D. I've intentionally kept the title, just to highlight that it's easily possible to travel outside India for long time on a low budget.
    Now I see Lakh is repetitive (digits and the word itself). Yeah please if you can remove the word Lakh.
    Edit: Changed the title Myself :) Thanks
     
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  9. sajalsheth

    sajalsheth Still Learning ©

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    @nkapil ji ..... you are great !
     
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  10. nkapil

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    I'm posting mobile pictures here. It's disappointing that most of my SLR photos are out of focus.
    2 years back I met with an accident in Hanley (Ladakh). Broke my Camera Lens then repaired it but Automatic focus never worked. Before this trip I "fixed" the lens or that's what I thought. Clicked many photos and on checking these photos on SLR screen, everything seems fine; untill I checked those photos on laptop. All photos (100%) were out of focus.
     
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