Woke up to find out that there was no power. Called the reception and they told me that the generator had run out of diesel. After waiting for a while I started my morning wishes under the light of my cell.
The light came as I was about to leave the room. Went downstairs and mounted the saddle bags on the bike. It was 6:30 a.m. when I headed out of the hotel.
The morning was very pleasant and I enjoyed the ride. Soon it would get very hot. Road turned towards Sagar before Jabalpur.
I was pleasantly surprised by the scenery. The roads were in excellent condition too.
Stopped at a dhaba for breakfast of alu parantha.
I expected to get till Gwalior by end of day. So booked a hotel on booking dot com. Glad I did not pay upfront. More on that later.
U.P. roads were a different ballgame altogether. Add to that, the infamous kings/queens of the road, riding was a pain.
As soon as I entered U.P, road conditions became bad. And they would stay the same till beyond Jhansi.
Between Sagar and Jhansi, got caught in a thunderstorm. By the time I took cover, I was quite drenched. Had to wait almost 45 minutes for the rain to stop. Put on my rain gear and started out in light drizzle. Soon the rain stopped and the sun came out. As I was contemplating taking off the rain gear it started raining again full song. After that I kept the rain gear on for a long time even though it was quite hot. Given the delay due to rain and bad U.P. roads, I thought of stopping at Jhansi. Decided to stretch to Gwalior.
Beyond Jhansi, it was a breeze to Gwalior.
At Gwalior, was surprised to find the hotel had no parking. So cancelled and booked another one on MMT.
At the hotel, after a shower went out for a Rajasthani thali which was ok - very similar to Rajdhani in Bangalore.