This was the plan finally.
Start the ride by July 1st (Friday) reach Pune on July 5th (Tuesday), work until July 8th (Friday) Return to Chennai on July 11th (Monday).
This was I need to to take only one day leave on July 1st. I can swap Ramzan leave with American Independence day (July 4th) which will make this plan viable.
As usual I had my check list for the trip prepared weeks in advance (Here is the link: https://goo.gl/O7SncH):
This was the final route I had completed over this ride.
Battling strong wind and rain
Lake view with heavy rain
Rain never stopped
Sivaji statue a few feet away, hidden in fog
Soup and dinner at the famous Bade miya shop + Firni
Place that I underestimated. What I thought will a few hours is a city that will need a few days to see just a scratch of what it can offer. All photos included.