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Old 19th June 2016, 20:24   #1
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So happy and excited to join this forum finally, got my user account approved yesterday in the third attempt,
after 3 years since my first attempt to register with our community.

For the past five years, I have been reading this forum as a passive member.
I must admit, I learned so much about cars, beautiful places in India only through team bhp.
Thanks to all BHPians for your travelogues.

Very much happy that I got my membership approved here and being one among the privileged.

To say something about me, I work as a software programmer in Chennai. Born and brought up in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.
I see myself as a person who spoiled the entire life in the class first bench, learned very little, bored and
never did anything interesting until I got my right leg toe on the accelerator and gearshift on the left hand.
Love MT! No offence to AT lovers.

Apart from travelling, I love cooking, cooking new dishes is the best thing I did during study holidays as part of exam preparation ,
cooking is a stress buster activity to me, listen to music a lot; watch many movies, English TV shows.

In my garage, I own a Ford Ecosport Diesel and my father owns a Tata Zest Petrol. Before Ecosport, I owned a Ford Figo for 2.5 years.
Just like every bhpian, I love my car, a lot and I have named her (Ecosport) Lily Aldrin. Named after my favorite character in How I Met Your Mother TV Show.

Unlike my username, I drive very professional on roads. I do not drive more than 100KM speed and STRICTLY no night driving (after 8PM ) in unknown territories.
SAFETY on roads is the first priority to me, no matter even if I reach the destination bit delayed.

I came up with this username from a song I listen to, and in a way, I found this username interesting.
For those who do not understand Tamil, Poochandi is a virtual scary character (monster or Bhoot in Hindi).

I have been to most of the parts in South Kerala and almost all parts in Tamilnadu as part of my car trips.

“Chennai to Leh to Chennai” is going to be my immediate upcoming long drive, July 2nd to July 18th.
I will post the travelogue here around July end.
Thank you very much HVK sir for helping me on this trip.


Looking for convoy travel partners for this Ladakh trip.
Please let me know if you have plans to drive to Ladakh around the same time. We can tag along during the trip.

Thanks to BHPian Sathya_sc for his Ladakh travelogue. Sathya’s travelogue gave me the inspiration to go after a similar trip.

Live to Drive, Drive Safe, Happy Motoring!
-NHPoochandi
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Old 20th June 2016, 09:28   #2
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welcome aboard. Nice handle there. please do share your itinerary. can see if anyone from TN38 area is interested in joining you on your trip.
Share the same taste of safety with you, while on roads. Ecosport is a very safe car (according to me). its got great features that even the costlier Creta doesnt provide (apologies to creta owners).
Have a great stay here.
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Old 20th June 2016, 09:47   #3
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Welcome to the community NHpoochandi. I like that handle of yours. When I first saw it, I though it meant Dacoit. (Just Joking.) We both share a common mother tongue, but I (temporarily don't) live in a metro city about 350 km west of your city.

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Born and brought up in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.
So we share a native place too. I keep visiting Thanjavur often. My village is about 30 kms from there.

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Apart from travelling, I love cooking
Same here.

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“Chennai to Leh to Chennai” is going to be my immediate upcoming long drive, July 2nd to July 18th.
Hope you have a safe drive and have a lot of fun.
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Looking for convoy travel partners for this Ladakh trip.
You could try posting in HVK's FB groups. Even if there aren't any people travelling during the same dates, there will be people who might just be a few days ahead of you. They can give you first hand information of any alternate route and new obstacles.

Have a safe trip, prepare your car well and most importantly: Have lots of fun!
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Hi NHPoochandi,
Welcome to Team - BHP!!

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“Chennai to Leh to Chennai” is going to be my immediate upcoming long drive, July 2nd to July 18th.
I will post the travelogue here around July end.
All the best and Happy Journey mate . Eagerly waiting for your travelogue.
Also share your Itinerary.

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Old 20th June 2016, 12:53   #5
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Welcome poochandi

Even i cleared it with same attempt as yours. Welcome to Team-Bhp! Definitely a bible for people like us.
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A Warm Welcome on board NH Poochandi.

Good luck for your Leh trip. We are also planning something in the last week of July.

Also, keep an eye on our Chennai T-Bhp meet thread.
Will catch up some time soon!

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Welcome to the forum NHPoochandi, wish you have a nice stay here. All the best for your Chennai-Leh-Chennai trip and will wait your travelogue!
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Welcome on board, nice handle, reminded me of the old song "Varan Varan poochandi ...."
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Old 22nd June 2016, 18:26   #9
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Thanks everyone for your wishes.

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welcome aboard. Nice handle there. please do share your itinerary. can see if anyone from TN38 area is interested in joining you on your trip.
Please find my itinerary below. Please do let me know, if you find anyone travelling to Ladakh during the same window.
I would love to tag along with someone.

Madras-Bangalore-Belgaum 2-Jul
Belgaum-Bombay-Dhule 3-Jul
Dhule-Chittorgarh-Jaipur 4-Jul
Jaipur-Rohtak-Jammu 5-Jul
Jammu-Srinagar 6-Jul
Srinagar-Kargil 7-Jul
Kargil-Leh 8-Jul
Leh 9-Jul
Leh-Khardung la-Nubra Valley 10-Jul
Nubra Valley-Wari la-Tangtse 11-Jul
Tangtse-Pangong-Leh 12-Jul
Leh-Keylong 13-Jul
Keylong-Manali-Mandi 14-Jul
Mandi-Delhi-Agra 15-Jul
Agra-Sagar-Seoni 16-Jul
Seoni-Nagpur-Hyderabad 17-Jul
Hyderabad-Madras 18-Jul

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So we share a native place too. I keep visiting Thanjavur often. My village is about 30 kms from there.

You could try posting in HVK's FB groups. Even if there aren't any people travelling during the same dates, there will be people who might just be a few days ahead of you. They can give you first hand information of any alternate route and new obstacles.
Great. Happy to see someone from Thanjavur in this forum.
I am already in touch with HVK sir. He is helping me for this trip.
Such a nice person he is, I didn't feel, I am talking to HVK sir for the first time. He is so friendly.

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A Warm Welcome on board NH Poochandi.

Good luck for your Leh trip. We are also planning something in the last week of July.

Also, keep an eye on our Chennai T-Bhp meet thread.
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All the best Maverick, for your trip. Sure, I will be very much happy to meet you folks in Chennai Team-BHP meet.
I will keep my eye on T-Bhp meet thread.

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Welcome on board, nice handle, reminded me of the old song "Varan Varan poochandi ...."
Yeah, Very nice song indeed. Me too like that song very much,
but I derived my user id from Nedunchalai tamil movie trailer song.
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Belgaum-Bombay-Dhule 3-Jul
Why do you want to go via Bombay when you can bypass that route?

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In which car you are doing the trip?

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Why do you want to go via Bombay when you can bypass that route?
In which car you are doing the trip?
I got those route suggestions from HVK sir.
Have you done this route, "Belagavi to Dhule"? Is that good?
I will check with HVK sir once again during Monday night call.

Planning to take my Ecosport Diesel (43K on the ODO).
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I got those route suggestions from HVK sir.
Have you done this route, "Belagavi to Dhule"? Is that good?
I will check with HVK sir once again during Monday night call.

Planning to take my Ecosport Diesel (43K on the ODO).
NHPoochandi, I have not done this route. When I did google got that suggestion so was just checking.
All the best mate, Drive safe and hoping to see loads of pictures and a write up of your experience.

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OT:

Poochandis are those "Coconut Tree Climbing Blokes" in TN, same as the occupation of the Traditional Thiyya community in Kerala. Or are those guys called Oomandis?
And Poochandis are some species of Poltergeist-ish Kuttychatthan type chaps...?

Correct / Wrong?

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