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Old 18th December 2009, 13:43   #61
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Sree, you can't bring an infant to the OTR. Don't even think about it.
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Looking at the terrain, i seriously doubt if can take this terrain with my 4 months old and 4 year old girls....
Sree, Try to avoid the mum/baby on board... 4 mths too soon for both of them IMHO. Leave them @ the resort/homestay and you can take the 4yr old under your constant supervision. What say??
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Old 18th December 2009, 14:48   #63
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Sree, you can't bring an infant to the OTR. Don't even think about it.
I never thought this terrain is so treacherous!!! I was not planning to take my family along for next day's OTR.

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Sree, Try to avoid the mum/baby on board... 4 mths too soon for both of them IMHO. Leave them @ the resort/homestay and you can take the 4yr old under your constant supervision. What say??
That means, some change of plans, Chomakunda is on the way to camp i guess

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Old 18th December 2009, 15:07   #64
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I never thought this terrain is so treacherous!!! I was not planning to take my family along for next day's OTR.

That means, some change of plans, Chomakunda is on the way to camp i guess
Hey Sree,
2 Options:
1) How about leaving much earlier than 9?
Reach the camp first and then head towards Chomakund?
2) We could also go there on Tuesday morning?
Just my thoughts.
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Old 18th December 2009, 15:12   #65
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That means, some change of plans, Chomakunda is on the way to camp i guess
Choma Kunda is not on the way to anywhere but the sky. It is the top of a mountain. Obviously we can check-in into the resort/camp/hotel before going forward.

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I never thought this terrain is so treacherous!!! I was not planning to take my family along for next day's OTR.
That means, some change of plans, Chomakunda is on the way to camp i guess
Sree No worries .

We will be taking diversion just before 6km from the camp at cheyandane for Chomakund. So we will be leaving your kids and Mrs.Sree at the camp and then we will be going to chomakund. It will hardly take 20mins extra for us. thats it. Is that OK?
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Can somebody post some driving directions from the Madikeri-Virajpet road? Where to turn, how far to go, etc.
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Can somebody post some driving directions from the Madikeri-Virajpet road? Where to turn, how far to go, etc.
Sharath, Dont take virajpet road from madikeri. I guess you will come through Sampaji. take deviation to Napoklu just before reaching Madikeri. From Napoklu take kakabe road and reach kakabe. This route would be ideal for you. you need to take some help from locals to identify the route. JMA camp is located very close to kakabe.
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Sir,

You can come from Madikeri-Murnad-Virajpet. Will let you know the distance soon.
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Vijay, I too realised that I can skip Madikeri and head directly to Napoklu. But that road is not to be seen in any map. I just have to improvise on the way, just like how I took Bisle ghat last time.

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Vijay, I too realised that I can skip Madikeri and head directly to Napoklu. But that road is not to be seen in any map. I just have to improvise on the way, just like how I took Bisle ghat last time.
Sharath, till Napoklu you can see it on the map. after you reach Napoklu its just 10km to reach Kakabe. just continue the road when you reach kakabe and just after 0.5km from kakabe you will notice a bridge. near the bridge you need to take left for JMA camp. we will come from opp direction and take right turn to go to JMA camp. Hope now you have some idea where the camp is located and how to reach.
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This is a disappointment for me :-( i promised that i would take them to this place. My wife was very much interested to visit this place ever since she has gone thru Samurai's thread.

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Route we are taking from Bangalore,
>Mysore road
>Srirangapatna
>Hunasur
>Thithimathi
>Gonikoppa
>Virajpet
>Kadanga
>Cheyande
>Kakabe
Distance: Bangalore Virajpet 240 Km, Virajpet To Kakabe 28Km.
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Ok then is this the final list? Small change Vijay. Prithvi is leaving tomorrow and he will join in virajpet. i am expecting Baburaj and one more jeeper.

One more thing, if this is the final list, we meet at Nice junction because all are leaving from my place other than Rajesh i will ask Rajesh to come to this side.

if any changes please SMS me my Vaio is gone for windows 7 upgrade and i am not used for my brothers macbook please.
Sure Vijay, I can come that side.. please let me know where to come and I shall meet you all there.
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Deadly photographs Sha, you are right about 5PM being too late. That assumes nobody will get stuck. Not true in this terrain. We should start at 2PM towards Choma Kunda.

My trip report for Choma Kunda is here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...nda-coorg.html (Offroading into the Clouds at Choma Kunda-Coorg)
Your thread made me to go there. It was very slippery terrain.

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Uncle, you should have courage, not fear. check the thread name . There will be no fun if we go and come without getting stuck. and you went alone, but we have a recovery vehicle, service vehicle and also recce vehicle with us. We also have camping gears. if it gets dark, then we will be doing night OTR .
Anyways 5pm is the worst case timing what we have planned. We will be there atleast 1hr before the planned time.
Young blood control your courage. Getting stuck is fun I know that but you guys have next day also OTR which is most important.
From Resort its about 45min drive to base camp of Chomakunda so calculate and go.


Guys enjoy the OTR and get stucked.... and take plenty of photographs.
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