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Old 2nd April 2015, 21:27   #331
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All the best for the trip sir. Have a safe and enjoyable journey.
Thank you very much for the good wishes and kind words, swamyzen.

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My friend clicked this for me, he is also staying the same hotel.
Thanks a lot for the kind wishes, arun_josie. Just now, met Rajesh and discussed some few quick points. As soon as we entered Ginger, Bhubaneswar in the afternoon, my wife noticed Rajesh's Bangalore-registered XUV 500 and told me that our XUV 500 got a company there!
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Smile Purple Cheetah In Siliguri

Purple Cheetah reached Siliguri at 12 noon today safely and comfortably.

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Distinguished-BHPian Sheel and his new Scorpio received us at Purnea toll plaza and gave company until Purple Cheetah had her tankful at the nearby BP COCOO, Purnea. Nowadays, Purple Cheetah gets her ration at every 800+ km only. We discussed some mutually-interested topics amidst light drizzle and dispersed. Here is a photo clicked by my wife:

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Smile Purple Cheetah Got Drenched In Gangtok!

Gangtok received Purple Cheetah with showers this afternoon. Purple Cheetah is now 2,386.2 km away from home.

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A journey with out posting the plans to us in advance for a change! All the best. Enjoy the trip and keep posting as time permits .
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Talking Purple Cheetah Goes To Guwahati

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We met these chaps at Bhubaneswar and Gangtok.

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The red panda is the Sikkim's state animal.
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All the best. Enjoy the trip and keep posting as time permits
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Dear Sir, you are an inspiration. Keep enjoying the journey. So nice to see the XUV serving you so well
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Thumbs up Purple Cheetah On Old Silk Route, Sikkim

From Thambi View Point, Zuluk, Sikkim:

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My first snow-drive on Old Silk Route, Sikkim:

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Talking Purple Cheetah Got Drenched In Tawang Too!

Purple Cheetah drove on the snow again for more than 20 km before, at and after Sela Pass while going from Dirang to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh today.

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Talking Purple Cheetah Power-Naps At Bagdogra

Now, Purple Cheetah is at Bagdogra, near Siliguri, West Bengal, en route home, sweet home!

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Talking Purple Cheetah Sunbathes At Bhubaneswar!

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Purple Cheetah recorded an excellent fuel efficiency of 15.6 kmpl for the run of 1980.4 km from Kaziranga National Park to Bhubaneswar that involved driving through many congested Bihar village markets, Begusarai and Bihar Sharif in the peak hours of yesterday.
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Ravi sir, one ownership thread am following for a long time is yours. Very impressed with your drive to Chakan plant one who wouldn't have thought of such things. Have read almost all the pages in your ownership thread. XUV was on my list last year and couldn't go for it for budget reasons.

Coming back to your on going trip, how did you manage driving in snow. Does this require use of snow chains? Excellent pictures and the one covering Zuluk winding road is amazing.

Amazing FE from purple cheetah.

Many thanks for being an inspiration.
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Thanks a lot for the compliments, appreciation and nice words, couswheels.

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how did you manage driving in snow. Does this require use of snow chains?
Having snow-chains will be a boon on the snowy roads. But, Purple Cheetah doesn't have snow-chains; not yet. The trick is to keep the wheels straight and drive slowly in the first gear on the tyre marks created by the previous vehicles. If the vehicle is to be brought to the road-side to give way for the vehicle coming from opposite side, atleast one front wheel should be on the non-icy road/shoulder.
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Thumbs up Purple Cheetah Is Back In Chennai!

Purple Cheetah brought me and the missus safely and comfortably to our Chennai Royapettah home at 1 pm today. No puncture. No breakdown. No accident. No damage. It crossed the 30 k km mark near Chennai. Infotainment has already started reminding me about the pending 30 k km service.

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You are an inspiration, Ravi sir..

I have been following this thread silently for sometime now and your travelogues have been amazing. Good to hear that your purple cheetah is running strong on all terrains. Did the lack of AWD make any difference on snow?

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Did the lack of AWD make any difference on snow?
Definitely, AWD would have handled better on the snow. Thanks for the compliments and nice words, satan's_valet.
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