K2K: A JOURNEY FROM SKY TO OCEAN by Captain Suraj Singh Thakur of Indian Army – Part 7

  1. 13th Day Ride: (Kanyakumari – Madurai – Bangalore)

 (a) Route Taken: Ride began on 24th Oct 2016 at morning 0600 Hrs from Kanyakumari to Bangalore via NH7 after encountering morning sunrise by looking at “India’s Statue of LibertyLord Vivekananda Statue, believe me, that site was just astonishing. Then I just fell back via the same route so I believe there is no need to brag about the route again.

 (i) Distance: 782 Km Approximately

 (ii) Place to Stay: Hotel Hyatt Regency

  1. 14th Day Ride: (Bangalore – Anantpur – Gooty – Mahbubnagar – Hydrabad)

 (a) Route Taken: Ride began on 25th Oct 2016 at morning 0600 Hrs after my night halt at Bangalore. I started up my ride for my hometown Raipur but gonna take a night halt at Hyderabad. This route reaches Hyderabad via NH7 and the highway is just classes apart. So just roll on. I reached Hyderabad by evening 1600 Hrs. You don’t wanna enter a Hi Tech city like Hyderabad during late evening because the traffic is just terrible during late evening hours, so better plan accordingly.

 (b) Hyderabad: When I reached Hyderabad, I have been received by Chapter Manager Banzara Chapter, and had big time party with my friends. I wanna say thank you to Banzara Chapter, and Rajesh Sir for all his love and affection.

 (i) Distance: 570 Km Approximately

 (ii) Place to Stay: Hotel Hyatt Regency

  1. 15th Day Ride: (Hydrabad – Nizamabad – Gondia – Raipur)

 (a) Route Taken: Ride began on 26th Oct 2016 at morning 0700 Hrs after my night halt at Hyderabad, and route moved via NH7 till Nagpur, then via NH6 till Raipur (CG). Riders are requested to cover their ride after Nagpur in broad daylight because of forestal area enroute of Appx 150 Km. So plan your ride according to that.

 (b) Raipur: I was so excited & wanted to reach my home as soon as possible as my loved ones were waiting for me to come back so that I could share my ride experience. Raipur is famous for its indigenous arts that have created a highly distinctive regional art form in metalworking, terracotta and woodworking (CG). Chhattisgarh considered to be tribal belt 35 tribes live across the state and each group has got its own culture. Some of the happening places are as follows: Kawardha Palace, Sirpur Temple, Chitrakoot (India’s Naigra Falls) etc.

 (i) Distance: 781 Km Approximately

 (ii) Place to Stay: Hotel Hyatt Regency


  1. I am very grateful to the many people in India who generously proffered advice and pointed me in the right direction. Also, I wanna specially thank Harley Davidson India and the various chapters and the HOGs for their guidance. A big thank you to my Armed Forces Chapter, Tiger Chapter Indore, Capital Chapter Delhi, RJ Rachna for media coverage and making this K2K ride a big time success. Also my sincere thanks to Lonely Planet India for their guidance. Being a rider, I got a chance to ride on all kinds of terrain; as a result, this journey helped me to improve as a rider as I started my journey from Central India to Mighty Himalayas and again back to Kanyakumari.
  2. The Tales of a Traveller: Hey, I am Thakur Suraj Singh, travel blogger based out at Raipur, India. Software engineer by profession and travel freak by passion. I share my travel stories, tips and ideas to inspire people to travel the world managing a full-time job. Join me on our journey as I unravel beautiful destinations, luxury resorts, offbeat locales and food find.
  3. What the Ride Means to Me: The Ride gives you the best of everything and satisfies your hunger for adventure, cultural scene, trekking, beautiful landscape from snow clad Himalayas to secluded beaches of Kanyakumari, tasting the different cuisine, meeting different people, speaking different language and lifestyle, and for me, riding is the way of life, for me, Ride Isn’t About Milestone but Moments.


“Life is Short, Break the Rules, Forgive Quickly,

Love Honestly, Lough Easy, Keep It Simple,

 Ride Often, Ride Hard, Ride Free And

 Never Regret Anything That Makes You Smile”


  1. Credits

 (a) TEAM 14

 (b) Harley Davidson India

 (c) Armed Forces Chapter

 (d) Capital Chapter New Delhi

 (e) Tiger Chapter Indore

 (f) Two River Chapter (Pune)

 (g) Tuskers Chapter (Bangalore)

 (h) Banjara Chapter (Hyderabad)

 (i) RJ Rachna (Raipur)

 (j) Aditya Pratap Singh, Rahul Bhai, Aarti, DK Bhai (Indore)

 (k) Sunita Director Two Rivers Chapter (Pune)

 (l) Arvind Sir, Amardeep (Bangalore)

  1. Feedback

Kindly send me your feedback or call me for any assistance kindly contact me on my email address given below or subscribe my channel on YouTube for recent ride videos (A Journey from Sky to Ocean):

 (a) E Mail Address: surajthakur8055@gmail.com

 (b) You Tube: A Journey from Sky to Ocean

 (c) Mob No: 9419800594


  1. Route Chart:

Raipur – Allahabad – Kanpur – Delhi – Panipat – Jammu – Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zoji La – Drass – Kargil – Khaltse – Lamayuru – Nimmu – Leh – Sarchu – Manali via Spiti – Old Mandi – Kasol – Bilaspur – Via Chandigarh – Delhi – Chittorhgarh – Indore – Pune Via Nasik – Bangalore- Kanyakumari via Madurai – Back to Bangalore – Hydrabad – Nagpur -Raipur


Ride Hard

Ride Safe

 (Thakur Suraj Singh)

“Ride Isn’t About Milestone That We

 Achieve, It’s About Moments We Get”


NOTE: This article is the seventh and final part of the journey of Captain Suraj Singh Thakur of Indian Army. To read all the articles of K2K, click HERE.

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