The Magic Moment

Do I believe in magic?.Dint really  untill that moment,the striking moment which took away all my fears and made me believe “Yes I can do it”. Such moments come daily in our lives I feel but somehow we ignore it in our bhagti daudti tension wali daily life with so many different role to play and thats why I travel,to experience and appreciate the beauty of life. And one such experience I got in the very less known place Bhaisaghat.Very few of you must have heard about this place.Its on Jabalpur Damoh State Highway,bifurcating from the small town of Singrampur, if travelling by own vehicle by this route one will never regret a short detour to the beauty which Bhaisaghat holds.The excellent road with greenery on both sides and the mountain range full of twist and turns is beautiful.Instead of me describing the place let this photos do some talking (Visuals are always more effective)IMAG1024

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So I reach to Bhaisaghat crossing this impressive road and reach the 1st tourist point Nidan Waterfall check point where you need to buy a entry ticket. Sounds easy and simple way to get in ohh wait not for a single girl,I prefer less crowded places but it has its problems and disadvanatges.So comes the point to handle the problem and to start conversation with two guards at check point

Me-Uncle Nidan Waterfall

Guards- Yehi hai,kaha jana hai apko

Me-Uncle fall dekhne

Guards- kitne log hai aapke sath

Me-Akeli

Guards-madam fir toh nahi jane de sakte aapko

Me-uncle kyu

Guards- akele permission hi nahi hai upar se aap ladki ho kuch ho gaya toh hamari jawabdari ho jayegi,naukri chali jayegi

Me-Uncle kuch nahi hoga main dhyan rakhungi,Nagpur se,itni dur se akele aayi hu bas ye fall dekhne bina dekhe kaise jau

Guards : with the surprise look,akele aye ho aap is gadi pe.Par nahi jane de sakte hum aapko abhi abhi kuch ladke gaye hai niche pani me pata nahi kaise honge pike honge,hum nahi jane de sakte

Me- (No offence boys,but sometimes you really are a problem :p) some more convincing,uncle waste ho jayega itna dur aana please bas thode der ke liye,kuch nahi hoga main dhyan rakhungi aapki naukri nahi jayegi

Guards :Discussion time between them  and finally- ok hum aapko jane denge par bas pas me ek viewpoint hai jaha se fall dikhta hai wahi tak aap niche pani me nahi jaoge aur bas 15 min ,15 mins me aap nahi aaye toh hume aapko dhndte huye aana padega.

And one guard came to drop me to that place.

IMG_9031                                         Waterfall from the view point

Desperately wanted to go down from to the point from where water was coming but had promised to get back in 15 min.So time to go back,no not really :).I was just about to start my bike and the magic moment happened I saw a traveller bus stopping at the view point and to my surprise 12 Nuns age group between 82 to 25 got down from the traveller. I was astonished,happy,excited (Your wish is my command moment).I knew this is my chance to go down with them,sit near the water and enjoy the beauty .

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That was the moment when I realised there is some energy watching you,listening you,protecting you earlier also there were moments when my wish got fulfilled but the energy which I was introduced to by nature at that moment was different it felt like someone is saying you follow your dream I am there with you,keep your fears aside just believe in yourself.Even today when I go riding on Highways all alone this energy keeps me going not letting me get scared.I guess this also answers the most important question everyone ask “Dont you feel scared”

Time to move to the 2nd point Nazara view point and again to my surprise when I got back to check point and asked for this point eventhough this place was more secluded and in interior than waterfall they allowed me saying “jaiye madam dekh aaiye aap nahi daroge bas kahi dikkat lage toh laut aana aur mera no rakh lo jarurat pade toh call kar lena” 🙂

IMG_9062                                          Road to Nazara view point

 

IMAG1026                                                 View from Ghat

This was My Magic Moment.How about you?Whats yours or are you still ignoring it in daily chaos.

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And The Journey Starts

10 days

3400 kms

Nagpur-Nirmal-Hyderabad-Bangalore-Chitradurga-Goa-Pune-Nagpur

Solo rider & a TVS Wego

It was 18th of December 2015,the day full of mixed emotions for me  ,the day of doubts ,excitement and a bit of reluctance. The day when my love for travelling and exploring overpowered my urge to stay with my brother, who had come all the way from Pune to meet me.Many felt ,how  could I cover so much distance and that too on a moped . I wanted to break those shackles created by our very own society about a single girl travelling on a moped with very limited resources.I am glad I did that.The entire experience was so enriching that I decided to write.The journey was indeed soul enriching. Here’s my experience straight from the heart!

18th dec- Day 1- 6.30 am the journey begins from Nagpur.First destination decided was Hyderabad.476 kms from Nagpur woh alag baat hai ki humne pehle hi din 550 kms chala liya.This was  my first time to embark on such a long journey.The first two hours of my journey went by feeling sleepy and dan in awe with the beautiful sunrise, it was an everyday sunrise because I travel the same route by bus to go to my office but the charm was multifold today.After the 2 hrs I took a  breakfast break in Jamb 65 kms from nagpur ,yes, I rode only 65 kms in 2 hrs.I believe in riding slow but this slow scared me,Hyderabad was real far.I entered the famous Ashok Hotel of Jamb, after placing order for the breakfast and doing some mental calculation of the distance and speed to reach Hyderabad by 6 pm, sipping a hot cup of chai ,I put on my headphones listened to matargashti ..I jus love DAT song did some matargashti myself oblivious to the people. After the not so satisfactory breakfast I hit the road again with determination.

Till Hinganghat the roads are  in very good condition 4 lane,smooth ride but after that till Adilabad its mostly single lane because of the on going construction and thanks to our previous  contractors who started the job dint complete it but on the other hand it got  delayed.Once you cross Maharashtra border the road gets better and again 4 lane.

After crossing Jamb rode continuously till Adilabad with only 15 mins break and 1 stop for petrol refill.

After Adilabad I started seeing the sign board of Nirmal where my Dada Bhabhi stay . I got excited that wow after inviting me so many times to come to their place I will be finally visiting them as I thought the town is on the highway but nope you need to take a small detour to visit Nirmal where it says Hyderabad 226 straight and Nirmal 22kms to right.But then whats the fun of riding a bike if we dont get the freedom of doing what we want to so the decision was made and simultaneously a surprise call was made “Bhabhi in 15 mins I will be home”.The road to Nirmal is good and the point from where Ghat starts the view is astonishing one can see 7 small rivers from there (I dont have any picture as I thought will click in return but took another route and not everything needs evidence,right). It was exciting to meet someone familiar in a completely new city and I got to eat awesome biryani with Bhabhi to make up to the boring breakfast while her dental patient is still waiting with half the treatment done and half remaining :p .Thanks to the patient or the lunch would not have been possible.

It was 3 pm and I bid adieu to Nirmal.

Hyderabad 222 kms,3 pm my heart was racing as i had never rode at night on highways was a bit apprehensive too but the best part is they have so many villages enroute so problems can be handled .After continuous journey of 4 hrs reached hyderabad but not the end of the story abhi toh bas city enter kiye ho destination nahi pohoche(Welcome to the Big City) and so the journey continued till 8.45pm.What I liked the most was it was so easy to reach the destination as people were so helpful and clear about the directions .”People were helpful” might sound strange to many but its true, whenever I travel alone people cared more and were more helpful it felt like its their responsibility to keep me safe.So with all the help on direction (Ya I dint use GPS,not very techsavy) 8.45 pm I reached Hotel Palazzo a very nice place to stay and again it was time for another surprise call to one of my friends the rockstar and actress  staying in Hyderabad.My friend was suppose to pick me up from a mall near to my hotel so I thought to take walk to the malI, I love to take walk in new cities as I feel I get to know that city more and you become part of that city. So when I planned to walk till the mall to my surprise the watchman walked with me till the end of the hotel lane as it was dark (I told you people are more helpful).So I reach mall and It was time to first get shocked to see your  friend in a Saree😝,then relive all the hostel memories,gossip and obviously much required selfie😊 the time was made more memorable by the  joining of anothet stylish star her husband,ek hi raat me do do star😊.And even after the tiring ride of 550 kms the chat continued till 1.30 am. This is the best thing I love while travelling meeting old and new people enroute creating new bonds surprising them listening to their stories creating new stories.

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So with all the Happiness in the heart and khatte mithe experiences it was time to doze off to start again next day for some more new experiences.