yeah, thanks for your input.Once I started working on the route i realised distances, see my latest thread which was posted a few weeks back.
You must remember I have lived and worked in India for a year so its not that I need to get to know the place so much, I am also not interested in inspecting every single tourist attraction on the way, for me its about the ride.
I am about 10 days into the trip,so far have been to Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, Bandhavgar and Pachmari. Currently overnighting in Indore - nothing like the route I planned lol, Found that I hated the idea of doubling back. So far all has been good roads are mostly excellent compared to what I cut my teeth on in Cambodia in the late 1990s, and for the most part quite quiet. The NH11 to Jabalpur was outstanding, as was the 1000m climb up to Pachmari and the descent. Accommodation ok mixed prices depending upon supply and demand.
Ultimately in this area its only a couple of days ride back to Delhi so if I run out of time its simply a case of turning right and shoving my bike in its crate when I get back home to Delhi the export papers are ready. I actually have a visa until Mid June so quite flexible on timings too, its just that my employer wants to drag me back to Ireland.
I had fairly low expectations and have been blown away by some of the things I have seen. The locally made KTM Duke 390 has been a great bike so far, if not a bit cramped perhaps.
Its a shame that more bikers don't come to India - you pays your money and takes your choice I guess.