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Old 20th August 2008, 07:47   #421
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Great pics, Srini! Now that's one well worked out and happy Safari!
The look of those tyres, upto their eyeballs in mud!
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Bglsrini, cool pics mancheers:

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A fellow team-bhpian (trance_nut) Safari on which we travelled to Chandertal. Its a 3.0 litre 4X4. It tooks us through worst terrain possible, travelled on rocks for kilometers, even saved our lives at places.... a fitting tribute to the 4 wheels that tooks us to a place that is truly heaven on earth.
Lavkesh, excellent teaser but as I was telling Nitin yesterday after hearing some of the adventure - we NEED a separate Travelogue for this trip to Chandertal. Its great to see justice being done to the 4x4 Safari! People have been underestimating the true potential of the Safari & we need a few travelogues from you guys (and from Tanveer) to start putting the widespread misconceptions to rest.

Now, get going!!
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yes,there are some scratches.....but what to do?
Precisely why I retained the grey cladding. Scratches from bushes, etc. don't hurt as much.
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Sadly the new 4x4s come with body colored claddings. Tata should have given these as an option for an extra cost.
No point having body colored bumpers and claddings in an off roader.
On a recent trip on a narrow slush track I almost got stuck trying to save the claddings.
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Precisely why I retained the grey cladding.
Personally I dont like the body color painting unless you have the White color Safari.
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Srini & Extreme , you adventures on the Safari are truely breathtaking. Above all, the pics are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your experiences with all of us who generally dont go that far!
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@ET : Lovely pics there! Truly a befitting ode to the vehicle.
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Bglsrini, cool pics mancheers:


Lavkesh, excellent teaser but as I was telling Nitin yesterday after hearing some of the adventure - we NEED a separate Travelogue for this trip to Chandertal. Its great to see justice being done to the 4x4 Safari! People have been underestimating the true potential of the Safari & we need a few travelogues from you guys (and from Tanveer) to start putting the widespread misconceptions to rest.

Now, get going!!
A travelogue is coming soon with lots of fabulous pictures.
The Safari might not be a paragon of reliability but its a bloody tough vehicle. All that broke after all the punishment it got during the trip was a fused front fog lamp and thats about it!
We travelled on rocks for kilometers, abused the clutch to counter most threating inclines on the way to Chandertal, abused the 4 wheel drive when we were stuck in a water stream climbing up a trail of rocks... we did it all... and for all this punishment the only rattles Safari has to show are from the front and rear window glass! No electronic failures, no silly noises even though the underbelly was hit multiple times, it just soldiered on... I never loved the Safari more.
And for someone who says Leh Ladakh is difficult, try Spiti loop, it will just blow your mind and probably your car too... but not the Safari.

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Just to give you an idea of the terrain have a look at following pictures. This is apart from rocky roads, rutted potholed after-the-rain roads, slush, knee deep mud and water crossings.
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A travelogue is coming soon with lots of fabulous pictures.

And for someone who says Leh Ladakh is difficult, try Spiti loop, it will just blow your mind and probably your car too... but not the Safari.
Can you please elaborate on the "SPITI LOOP" ?
How does one go about this from Delhi?
Will appreciate a detailed route.
Thanks for sharing.
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Spiti Loop is
Delhi - Manali - Kunzum Pass - Kaza - Tabo - Recong Po - Narkanda - Shimla - Chd - Delhi
Supposedly much tougher than Leh.
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Can you please elaborate on the "SPITI LOOP" ?
How does one go about this from Delhi?
Will appreciate a detailed route.
Thanks for sharing.
We did Delhi -- Manali -- Rohtang La -- Gramphu -- Chatru -- Chhota Darra -- Batal -- Chandertal
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The Spiti Loop:
Karcham --> Recong Peo --> Nako --> Tabo --> Kaza --> Losar --> Baatal --> Chotta Darra --> Chattru --> Grampho -- Rohtang --Manali --> Kullu --> Aut --> Shoja --> Jalori Pass --> Luhri --> Rampur --> Jeori --> Wangtu --> Karcham.

You can enter the loop either from manali or shimla.

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Can you please elaborate on the "SPITI LOOP" ?
How does one go about this from Delhi?
Will appreciate a detailed route.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 20th August 2008, 23:01   #434
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@ANUPMATHUR :
Thanks a ton for charting it out for me. I will drive from Mumbai. So i should suppose 15-18 days should be good to make the best of it.

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I have done 25600kms in 8 months and i am enjoying every minute of my Bull. Its great to own the SAFARI.

The link to my travelogue is below:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...bangalore.html (My most Awaited trip Bangalore - ooty - Mukurthi Fishing Hut - ooty - Bangalore.)

ME and MY BULL:
All Tata Safari Owners - Your SUV Pics here-dscn0772.jpg

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