Riding the Rann
A really interesting experience from my college days at IIM Ahmedabad was a bike trip to the Little Rann of Kutch. Once we were inside the Rann proper, utterly flat parched dry land stretched horizon to horizon and we began seeing mirages. We ran into a couple of camel caravans.
My college friend Hitanshu was the leading light in organizing quite a few bike trips around Ahemedabad. Apart from the ride to the Rann, I recall joining trips to Patan, Nal Sarovar and Thol bird sanctuaries - invariably riding pillion.