a South Indian honeymoon ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Vicks, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    of course i had to get married to start the honeymoon right ? so .. off we go to my wedding ..

    The venue
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    bride makes an entry
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    then she get fully decked up
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    after which we have to perform the marriage rituals (a lot of them)
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    we manage to have some fun in between
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    then i said enuff of all this stuff and tried to elope with my girl
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    but they were smart, they called us back and formally "handed over" the girl to me
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    now its time to eat
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    generous amounts of food are devoured by all the good people and my mom makes sure nobody leaves half full
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    and because we were the lucky couple, we get to eat in a BIG leaf plate
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    but you never know whats cooking behind you .. more fun right ?
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    next installment - wedding reception and start of the honeymoon ride. gotta get some work done after the looooooong vacation right ?
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  2. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie Supporter

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    Your pics are great Mr. Vicks. Thanks for sharing. I guess this is a ride report of another nature.

    I love Indian weddings. As long as it's not my wedding, mind you. That's why I eloped. 4 years later, my mother is still after me to have a big fat Indian wedding. She doesn't believe that we're already married.

    Anyway, I've always found it fascinating that Indian weddings always have common elements, whether they're Hindu, Sikh, or Muslim. Something to think about, I guess.
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  3. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Congratulations, another happily bachelored man goes down :lol3
    Welcome to the club pal. :thumb


    and great pics.
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    SFKLR Noob. Again.

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    :clap Hurray! Cheers and congratulations!
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  5. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    thanks for the wishes guys ...

    opie, this is actually a ride report ... but it was a 2 day short ride, so i came up with the idea of clubbing my wedding pics with the RR so that the fyyffs over here can also join the celebrations.....

    chanderjeet, u know i'm following your footsteps dost .... btw grihasti kaise chalrahi hain ?
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  6. BikePilot

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    Cool stuff! I've never seen pics from an Indian wedding before:clap
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  7. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    ok, now lets move on to the 2nd installment - the wedding reception.

    again, the Indian wedding reception is about :

    1. meeting people
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    2. Eating lots and lots of delicacies
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    and

    3. breaking into a song and dance ... (just kidding, we were posing for the photogs)
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  8. Chisenhallw

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    What a fine looking couple! :clap


    but where are the motorcycles?
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  9. Vicks

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    err.... the motorcycle is on its way. SIR !!! :rofl

    next installment ... we ride to the "Orange County" resort in the Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary approx 220km from Bangalore.
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  10. Vicks

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    so, here we are, finally at the beginning of our honeymoon ride. We booked 2 night in a jacuzzi hut at the orange county resort on the banks of the Kabini reservoir in Nagarhole WLS. Our route would be :
    Bangalore - Mysore - Nanjangud - Begur - Sargur - Orange county and return via Gundlupet - Malavalli - Bangalore.

    so we start off and my wife being just acquainted to the fine art of long distance riding, understandably wanted to take a break.
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    and then took the opportunity to pose for a few snaps
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    thats us newly weds on our maiden ride together
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    me glancing at my friends Royal Enfield 350
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  11. Jiminy Cricket

    Jiminy Cricket Been here awhile

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    Congratulations! Many happy miles for you guys. And sweet bike!:clap
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  12. Vicks

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    after some more riding, it was time for another bio-bum-hydro break at a nice spot on the road with a lot of Banyan trees which provided us good shade
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    rehydrating
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    tha banyan tree
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    after riding another 30kms, we arrived at our honeymoon destination, freshened up and made our presence felt at the buffet lunch !!
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  13. Vicks

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    then we spent some time lazing around and generally "looking at the place"
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    and before we knew it was evening and the sun set rapidly, giving us the chance to pull two chairs and gape at the scenery without a word being said between us. we were having our perfect honeymoon :1drink
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    next installment - day 2 at the resort & wildlife safari in Nagarhole forest.
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  14. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    You guys look tired. :lol2 good pics though
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    Great stuff, keep it comming!
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  16. Jiminy Cricket

    Jiminy Cricket Been here awhile

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    Hey Vick - how much does a new Enfield cost over there? Are they very popular? :ear
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    Great pictures! And congratulations on the wedding. Having just gotten married myself, it is really fascinating to just see some of the cultural differences of such an event.

    Ryan
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    All the best for a new journey. May happiness and prosperity follow you always.
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  19. Vicks

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    hi jiminy,

    a new enfield 350cc will set u back by 2.1KUSD and a 500cc will cost 2.5KUSD. The enfields have been in India from the british era when they were initially imported from Redditch (near london) for use by the Armed personnel. Later on they were popular among the men bcos of the thump and the feeling. But due to the onslaught of the jap 2 & 4 strokes, the enfields have not been able to compete much. Of late, an enfield is a kind of "lifestyle" statement for those who love the marque and enjoy easy, laid back cruising and hence they sell more than earlier.

    me and 4 of my friends participated in the Raid-de-Himalaya in 2007 and one of us even finished 3rd in this rally.

    ryan, its fascinating for us too when we see different cultures outside of India when we travel. I hope you enjoyed the pics. more to come soon.

    sgtmike, thx for your wishes and we wish you a lot of happiness & prosperity too.
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  20. h17

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    wow cool!!!

    a honeymoon adventure....

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