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Arrow Examm is back! 16th & 17th July, 2011

The extreme offroaders invite you to the EXAMM! 2011.

The first EXAMM (Extreme offroaders Annual Monsoon Mania) was held in June 2010 and was the first big event to happen in Western Maharashtra.

The 2010 edition was well attended by 50 jeepers from all around the country and was a huge learning experience for everyone in terms of observing the off roading skills of different jeepers. As organizers, we too learnt a lot and now the 2011 edition promises to be bigger and better than before.

Dates of the event:

16-17th July 2011 (Saturday - Sunday)

The AKC (Alfa Kilo Challenge 2011) will be held on the 15th of July and we are syncing our event with it.

Venue:

Lonavla

Programme:

AKC details will be out soon, but here is a brief outline. Participants report to the AKC venue on the 14th of July 2011 (thursday) evening and check in for the night. AKC begins on the 15th (friday) for the full day. Participants rest back at night and leave for EXAMM! 2011 venue on the morning of the 16th (saturday) after breakfast.

They reach lonavla by lunch time and check in to their respective accommodation.

We will arrange for mechanic facilities for anyone who has that car issues and would like to fix it.

Lunch and registration formalities will be completed by afternoon and people can get their vehicles repaired and serviced.

We will hold a small fun competition on saturday for different classes of vehicles. It will be a mud drag. Vehicle classification will be provided soon).

After that, the participants go back to their respective accommodations to get refreshed.

We have booked a dhabba for the night bonfire and dinner.

A video walk though / drive through of the entire next day's trail will be shown to the participants so that they can judge what to expect. Options for alternate work around routes will be given as well.

Buses are arranged to take the participants to and fro from the venue. Although the dhabba is only 10 kms away, we do not want anyone driving at night after having a good time.

The dinner will be a sumptuous spread of veg and non veg dishes.

We retire at night and start the offroad session early in the morning on sunday the 17th which will go on till the night.

Participants then have the option to stay back or head homewards.

Accommodation:

We have blocked rooms for all participants at various types of hotels. We have luxurious accommodations to good budget ones for you to choose from.

We will soon put up those details along with photographs for you to choose from. We will assign one member of the 'o' team to do the bookings for you. You can also pay directly to the hotel for doing your bookings.

Cost of the Event:

We have kept the cost of the event a reasonable Rs. 2000/- per person excluding accommodation but including food, water and snacks.
No cost for children (below 10 years) accompanying parents.

(Note: this is for EXAMM! 2011 only, NOT for AKC)

Bank details will be put up shortly.

Rules:

Rules will be put up soon, but please remember, they will be strictly enforced.

Watch this space for more updates.

Max Participants

A maximum of 50 vehicles will be allowed. Entries will close after that. In addition, a maximum of 40 passengers can be accommodated.

Testimonials from last year: http://www.extremeoffroaders.in/Extr...timonials.html

A few pics from last year's event:
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Please download the attached forms and fill them and email it to us at:

info(at)extremeoffroaders(dot)in

Please attach a scanned passport size recent photograph along with your entry.
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EXAMM! 2010 links:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...rs-report.html (EXAMM/AKC - A Passenger's report)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...port-card.html (EXAMM Report Card)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...-end-june.html (The Extremeoffroaders Annual Monsoon Mania (EXAMM)! Maharashtra in End June)

http://www.extremeoffroaders.in/Extr...M%21_2010.html

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Important things that you need to carry:

Tools
- complete tool kit
- jack
- spare hose pipes
- spare fan belt
- radiator sealant
- swiss knife/multitool
- torch
- protective gloves / eye protection
- spare fuses
- recovery gear
- spare wiper blades
- WD40
- mseal
- spare number plates (ideally in sticker form). There are high chances of breaking the existing ones.
- make sure the spare wheel is upto the mark

Medical
- bandages
- alcohol wipes
- anti diarrhea medicine
- anti malarial medicine (antacids too if you are suffering from acidity)
- crepe bandage for sprains
- balm
- burnol
- tourniquet
- calamine lotion
- pain killers (combiflam, etc)
- antihistamines
- any other medication you need (diabetics and asthmatics especially)
- diabetics to also carry biscuits and sweets
- spare spectacles

Personal Protection
- mosquito repellant
- sunblock (water proof)
- windsheater/raincoat
- ankle length boots and/or gum boots
- long stick to probe depth of water / slush and help in walking without slipping
- sun glasses

Food
- Biscuits
- Chocolates
- Lots and lots of water

Hygiene
- Toilet paper
- Soap
- Soap strips
- Brush and paste
- Towels and napkins
- Hand sanitizer

Car documents
- Registration
- PUC
- Insurance
- Valid Indian driving license
- Tax papers

Others
- Trash Bags
- Jerry can
- Dry rags
- everyone please take your tetanus shots before coming
- Please avoid carrying credit cards. If required, just carry one card and note down the number somewhere. There are high chances of the wallet getting lost. Do not carry club membership cards, loyalty cards, etc. Do not carry all your money in your wallet. Spread it around in your pockets, bags, etc.
- Do not carry alcohol in your vehicles. If you are stopped by the cops, the organizers will not be able to help you.
-You may not get electric supply. Make sure you have a car charger for you mobile phones. I suggest buying the samsung marine phone which is completely waterproof. However, if you don't want to get one, please wrap you phone in multiple plastic bags.
-I repeat again, people who need to take daily medications, please carry two sets wrapped in plastic waterproof pouches and kept at dif places. If one set gets lost or damaged due to water, you will still have another set.
- Monsoon time is time for water borne diseases. I suggest you should get your shots for typhoid and hep A taken.
- Carry chlorine drops; incase water runs out and you desperately need to drink water from a stream.
- Extra socks. A wet sock is the worst thing. You'll be surprised how good a dry sock feels after a day of trudging through water.
- Change of clothes
- Avoid wearing contact lenses.
- A sweat shirt or jacket; it can get cold at night.

Please add to the list if i have forgotten anything.

Please read the following thread carefully as well:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...e-conduct.html

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Accommodation:

There are two categories of accommodation:

- Budget
- Regular

Budget Hotel

Name of Hotel: Sancheti

Address: Near Ambawadi road, Mumbai-pune Highway, Lonavala-410401.

Tel.: 02114 - 275031 , 326700

Total number of rooms available: 10

People per room:
- In 8 rooms, there will be four people each
- In 2 rooms, there will be six people each

Thus, total capacity at Sancheti will be 44 people.

Cost: Rs. 500 per head per night.

If children are coming, for every one couple, one child is free.

Rooms are good, clean rooms with attached bathrooms with hot water and beds. Non AC.

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Parking Facilities:

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Regular Hotel:

Name of Hotel: Cosset

Address: Near Ambawadi road, Mumbai-pune Highway, Lonavala-410401.

Tel.: 02114 - 271425/ 273425, 098231-38381

Total number of rooms available: 15 rooms

People per room: 3 per room

Thus, total capacity at Cosset: 45 people

Rooms have a LCD TV, AC, fridge. Attached bathrooms with hot water.

Cost: Rs. 1000 per head per night

If children are coming, for every one couple, one child is free.

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PLEASE NOTE:

You will have to pay directly for the hotel. The accommodation cost is not included in the event cost.

You will need stay only for one day. 16th July 2011 (saturday). You may want to stay back on 17th (sunday) after the OTR in case you want to leave for your city after a good night's rest.

Rooms will be blocked on first come first serve basis once the money is received.


For hotel bookings help in Lonavla please contact Mr. Amol Sethi (sunchaser on the forum)
+91 9890133181

Account details for hotel bookings will be up soon.

Please do not bargain.

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Food

Lunch for Saturday 16th July 2011

Venue: Sancheti

Type of lunch: Thali

Contents of thali:

- Salad
- 3 veg sabzis
- 1 daal
- Papad
- Rice
- Rotis
- 1 sweet dish
- Chaas (butter milk)
- 1 type of farsan (eg. dhokla)

All food is unlimited.
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Bonfire and dinner on 16th July 2011 (saturday night)

Venue: Sidhu da dhaba
It is 10 kms from your accommodation. We have buses arranged to take people to and fro. No one will drive in their own vehicles.

Menu:

- Starters (mixed veg and non veg - tandoori style)
- 2 veg sabzis
- 1 non veg sabzi
- Dal
- Papad
- Salad
- Raita
- Rotis/Nans
- Sweet dish (jalebi)
- ice cream
- one bottle mineral water
- one cold drink or lassi or butter milk

All of the above unlimited except the bottled water and cold drinks/lassi/butter milk

(images of the dhaba will be uploaded shortly)

You have an option of eating near the camp fire or inside the dhaba. there may not be a bon fire in case of heavy rains. The dhaba is covered and can easily seat more than 100 people.

You have an option of ordering extra things from the menu at your own cost.

Breakfast at Sunday 17th July 2011

Venue: Sancheti

Menu:

- 1 south indian dish (dossa/idli)
- Poha / Upma
- Tea and coffee
- Bread butter jam
- Juice

All of above is unlimited.

NOTE:

You will be given food coupons which you will have to submit to the person at the food venue to get your plate.


For lunch on sunday 17th july 2011, we are still exploring the possibility of giving you hot meals on the venue. In fact we are trying very hard. Only issue we are facing is accessibility for the kitchen staff to reach the OTR spot midway. In case this doesn't work out, then we will have to do with food packets which would most probably be biryani and raita.

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About Lonavla

Lonavla is about 90km away from the city of Mumbai and 65 km away from Pune City. Lonavla is easily accessible by road and by train from both Mumbai and Pune which are one of the nearest locations.

Lonavla and the adjacent Khandala are twin hill stations 622 m. above sea level, in the Sahyadri ranges that demarcate the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan coast. The hill stations sprawl over an approximate area of 38 km˛ and are popular holiday destinations during the monsoons. People prefer visiting Lonavla and Khandala in the rainy season. Lonavla and Khandala were discovered in 1871 by Sir Elphinstone, the Governor of the Bombay Presidency. The name Lonavla is derived from the Sanskrit lonavli, which refers to the many caves like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and Bedsa that are close to Lonavla. A trip to Lonavla and Khandala can be combined with sight-seeing visits of Karla, Bhaja and Bedsa caves and also the two fortresses, Lohagad and Visapur. Another places of interest is the Tungi fort, one of the forts captured by Malik Ahmad near the village of Karjat and was known for its natural strength.

Lonavla's name is almost resonant with it's Chikkis. People throng in huge numbers to the stores to buy Chikki, Fudges and other savouries of different varieties.

Lonavla is just another hill station in Maharashtra, and one cannot miss the hot masala chai or the Vadapav. One should try the hot bhajiyas along with masala chai. This is available at any of the major tourist spots. You also get hot corn at almost all of the tourist locations. It is to be noted that while you can get these at most of the hotels as well, nothing can beat the taste of these piping hot snacks served at the roadside.

Glimpses of Lonavla during the monsoons:
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Getting to Lonavla:

Most Mumbai folks know how to reach Lonavla. For the out of town folks, they will first need to reach Pune from where it is a straight drive of approximately 65kms to Lonavla via the toll expressway.

Below is a route guide to reach Pune.

Pune is served by three national highways (NH) and an expressway.
1) NH 4 between Mumbai in the west and Chennai in the south passes through Pune. NH 4, a part of the Golden Quadrilateral of highways connects Pune to Bangalore also. Satara, Kolhapur and Kagal all in Maharashtra are connected to Pune by NH 4. National Highway 4 runs through the villages of Shirwal, Naraspur, Hadapsar, Khadki, Tolegaon, Wadgaon, Lonavala, and Khandala within Pune district.
2) NH 9 connects Pune in Maharashtra to Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. Indapur, Solapur,and Umarga in Maharashtra, followed by Rajeshwar, Homnabad, and Mangalgi in Karnataka, and thereafter Zahirabad, Hyderabad, Suriapetm and Vijywada in Andhra Pradesh are connected by NH 9 to Pune. The villages of Kambhargaon, Bhigvan, Ravangaon, Loni Kaibhor, and Theur within the district of Pune are connected by this highway.
3) NH 50 connects Pune to Nasik. The cities of Sangamner, Narayangaon, and Khed all in Maharashtra are connected by this highway. Chakan, Rajgurunagar, Malegaon, Mancharo, Kalamb, Narayangaon, and Aleo are the important locations on this highway between Pune and Nasik.
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Registration completion formalities


When you reach the meeting point (Sancheti Parking lot) in lonavla on 16th (Saturday) you will have to complete your registration formalities.

Tables with volunteers will be set up with your city/state name so that there are no big queues.

What you need to do once you reach:

- sign on the excel sheet confirming your attendance
- collect your badge
- collect your certificate
- collect your food coupons
- collect your t-shirt
- collect your welcome gifts
- collect your packets of wafers and water bottles
- collect your car numbers and stickers
- sign on the indemnity forms
- find out what room number has been alloted to you and in which hotel
- collect your route chart
- collect your emergency telephone numbers list
- collect any other freebie / material that may be given to you

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ATMs in Lonavla

Bank Name: SBI Bank
Address: Amby Valley Sahara Lake City, Town Plaza Sahara Lake City, Village Ambavane, Lonavala, Maharashtra - 410401

Bank Name: SBI Bank
Address: I. N. S. Shivaji, Lonavala, Maharashtra - 410402

Bank Name: SBI Bank
Address: Lonavala (Hpcl) Petrol Pump, Pune-Mumbai Old Highway, Lonavala, Maharashtra - 410401

Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Address: Shop Nos. 1, 2 & 15 Gurukripa Tungarli, Mumbai-Pune Road, Nr. Hdfc Training Centre, Lonavala

Bank Name: SBI Bank
Address: Town Plaza Sahara Lake City, Village Ambavane Taluka Mulshi, Lonavala, Maharashtra - 410401

Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Address: ICICI Bank Learning Centre, Old Mumbai - Pune Highway, Near Hotel Vallerina, Khandala, 401310

Bank Name: Axis bank
Address: Shop No. 11, Kumar Resorts, Mumbai - Pune Road, Lonavala, India

Bank Name: Bank of Baroda
Address: Mumbai Pune Road, Lonavala 410401

Bank Name: Bank of Baroda
Address: Opp Panchayat Samiti, Khandala, 412802

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Garage Facilities in Lonavla

APPOLO MOTOR REPAIRING WORKS
Mumbai - Pune Road,
Lonavala 410401

Mobile: 9370721905

They are bang opposite Sancheti Hotel.

They are also authorized service station for Maruti.

We have spoken to them to keep their facilities open longer.
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Petrol Pump

There is a petrol pump dispensing good quality fuel in Lonavla. The one we usually fill at is right next to Hotel Cosset.
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Group Representatives

Participants from various cities please nominate one member to be a group representative.

Thus, we will coordinate only with that person and he can pass on information to everyone.
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Participants from various cities please nominate one member to be a group representative.

Thus, we will coordinate only with that person and he can pass on information to everyone.

Hi Tejas,

I nominate Venkat M aka Venson on behalf of Tamil Nadu Off-Roaders.

Regards,

Arka

PS - On Saturday if you plan to hold Mud Drag for 50+ vehicle post Lunch what time do you plan to finish?

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