There are times when abandoned abodes of men come to be repossessed by nature, which silently spreads both its roots and paws in an act of apparent reclamation.
Such was the state in which we found our destination for today’s breakfast ride, Dev Kho to be. The entire place was teeming with monkeys which were curious about our presence. Although we did not pay heed to the matter at first, but soon we realized that cooking a breakfast midst this curious gang of our ancestors could lead to trouble.
This situation was vastly different from our last visit, at which time the monkeys were few and we could comfortably have breakfast.
So we just looked around the destination a bit and then left. Its good that the only damage done were some bite holes in seats of a couple of motorcycles. But it was good visiting Dev Kho again.
Anyways, with our basic destination crossed out, we decided to head to the Tighra Dam, which is comfortably near and is a good place. The ride took us maybe 20-25 more minutes, taking us through some rough gravel, dust and a shallow water crossing.
Finding dam site to be good, clean and devoid of any monkeys we went ahead with preparing our breakfast, which for today was Poha, toasted sandwiches and coffee. The experiences from the ride helped and we were able to get through the process in a more efficient way. The cooked food was good, well, yeah good and nothing fell short.
After spending some time chatting and looking around we came back.
Overall, a good short ride and another trial of our cooking type ride, which will surely come in handy the next time we want to head of to isolated locations.
Panorama of the tighra dam, with all the bulleteers busy in cooking breakfast. The water level looks good
A bulleteer making his way through a water crossing while on the way back from tighra dam. This shallow river is actually a result of water seeping from the crack in the dam
The Chhatri gate opposite bulleteers meeting point on theme road, Gwalior
The catchment area of Tighra Dam. The water stream seen on the ground is actually water seeping from cracks in the dam
Monkeys checking out there reflections on the chrome tank of Classic
All the bulleteers getting involved in making poha for breakfast. Manish Satija took the lead and acted as the main chef
Bulleteer Dinesh Gupta with his thunderbird 350 while on the was to Dev Kho
Bulleteer Akhil Garg left just a little behind rest of the bulleteers on the ride to Dev Kho and Tighra
Early morning sun rays shining on the tank of Bulleteer Puneet Singh’s thunderbird
Bulleteer Manish Satija and Somesh Khatuja hurrying down the stairs to the water body at Dev Kho
Chopping green chillies for Poha for breakfast at Tighra Dam
Classic 500 with chrome tank at sunrise, with sun shining on the chrome
bulleteer Akhil Garg making his way through the water crossing. This narrow river is actually water seeping from the cracks in the dam
Bulleteer Puneet Singh makes his way through the narrow path laid with rough gravel and covered with babool trees, while on the way back from tighra dam
Bulleteer Puneet Singh trying to take a short nap on the wall of tighra dam
A narrow but clean stretch of raised tarmac road on the way to tighra dam
Poha is finally ready for breakfast
We gave the left over breakfast to these goats on our way back from tighra dam
At Tighra Dam. Both the catchment area and the reservoir can be seen in the photo. Some incomplete structures in their ruins can be seen too
Bulleteer Tushar Saboo and others chatting while they wait for the breakfast to get ready
Deciding to not get in trouble with monkeys, the bulleteers retreated with their breakfast from Dev Kho
Going through a short dusty patch while on our way back from tighra dam
Bulleteer Akhil Garg and a new rider Naveen cleaning up the vegetables
Bulleteers on the road to Dev Kho. The white building seen midst the trees is the temple
Coffee gets ready and served after the breakfast
Now heading to the next location, Tighra dam
bulleteer somesh khatuja making his way through the water crossing. This narrow river is actually water seeping from the cracks in the dam
Monkeys get scattered around at first when we reached Dev Kho