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Old 25th June 2008, 00:47   #1
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Default Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics

Lets have a Mansoon drive guys.

(I apologize for putting it up a bit late)

As the name suggests its just a drive, I re-iterate, we are going only for a drive there is no specific place or destination. All I can say is we will be taking a diversion from the Nagarjuna Sagar Road around 12 km after crossing Ibrahimpatnam.


Description of the D R I V E:( I am also including some pictures to give you all how the things could be.)
We would be driving on the Sagar road for around 40km:
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5532.jpg

After crossing Ibrahimpatnam, we can stop by a restaurant so that we can fill our stomachs then few km later we will be going via a village known as Gungal; after around 6 km we will going through a place known as "Ranagapuram". For the less known people there is a Space Observatory (those white dome which house the reflective type of telescopes)
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5544.jpg

a closer view:
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5545.jpg

Immediately after this place, we will be entering the Valley!!!! yes a Valley. And through out the road going through will be between mountain on either sides of the roads and paddy fields, a place some thing one has to experience, it cant be expressed by words or pictures.

A sample pic: (this how the entire 40 km stretch would be like)
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5546.jpg

At the end of this stretch would be some rock creations:
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5548.jpg
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5551.jpg

After that we head towards Sagar Road and meet the Nagarjuna Sagar Road at a further point known as Maal, there we can refill our stomachs and head back, The total distance covered would be around 150 - 180 km.

Some random pictures:
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5549.jpg
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5543.jpg
the ibrahimpatnam lake on the way:
Hyderabad July 2008 - Monsoon D R I V E on 06/07/08, Now updated with Pics-dscf5537.jpg


Date: 29th June 2008. (EDIT: now changed to 6th july)

Time: 8:00 AM
Meeting point: GENPACT, Uppal.
Time of return: 4:00 PM.

PS1: I know this is a short notice, but I am sure we can pull it off big time.

PS2: depending on the time we can think about exploring various place we will be encountering. There are many places worth exploring there.

PS3: The road going through the villages are not great roads where you can think of ripping, instead that place where you enjoy the nature. I think this is one of a kind in this part of the state. We can do 50 to 60 kmph constantly on these roads. There are some more pictures of the curvy road, I would like to share, but at a later time.

PS4: This is the wikimapia location of the space observatory:
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=17.0960235&lon=78.7178564&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2
You can zoom out by two levels and pan along the road towards the bottom right i.e. towards South East you would understand the road and the terrain. Any doubt put it here or call me. For the people who don't have my number, pm me along with your number and name, i will reply with my name and number.

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Old 25th June 2008, 09:26   #2
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Hi Raj,
Awesome pics and mesmirizing indeed.
I have something already geared up for Sunday.
Can we postpone this by a week?
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Hey Raj, I haven't done any TBHP meets till now but would love to do this one. This Sunday does not work out though (am in SL). Can we postpone by a week or so?? Please?
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me in for this Sunday o rthe next

P.S. Monsoon drive- but where is the monsoon?
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hail KK. Good investigation. May be in. This is going to be a dry monsoon drive i think.
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Raj, too short notice. I have a family lunch get-together on Sunday. I am in, if its next Saturday/Sunday
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Maybe we should push this to next weekend for following reasons -

1. Too many dropouts
2. No Monsoon yet :-)


What say?
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Jab thak mera ungliyan keyboard per rahengen, postponement ka sawal hi nahin utenga!!!

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hail KK. Good investigation.....
meet ke liyen kya kya karna padtha hain.... (the one who does only will know it...)

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P.S. Monsoon drive- but where is the monsoon?
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.... This is going to be a dry monsoon drive i think.
What are you folks Tal-king??? we had a rain yesterday night. There was one day before yesterday in Madhapur. Its just the begining. The mansoon is just arriving.

I was waiting for the rain before posting the thread, when I saw the rain clouds yesterday in the evening, I posted the thread in the night.

Atleast the climate has become mansoon type

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I am in for it. Its even better that there is no destination. After all its drive that matters. Best part is that we can expect monsoon type cloudy weather without actually having rains, what more does one want?

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Jab thak mera ungliyan keyboard per rahengen, postponement ka sawal hi nahin utenga!!!
Thats the spirit . I will be there even if you are the only other Tbhpian coming.
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Can we have a list of interested members? That would help us out in knowing how many are actually going. Before its mentioned, i know that we will have some dropouts post confirmation but at least lets get a headcount of who's willing to go at this point of time. Starting with Raj of course :-)
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This week ruled out...Im in for next week.
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for the people, who are not ready to come this time, I am ready to go to that place again with you folks. Anybody ready for making this drive twice(it would become thrice for me). I wish one of us had convertible or atleast an open top jeep. That would be a great way to enjoy the nature.

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Thats the spirit . I will be there even if you are the only other Tbhpian coming.
confirmed list for this week: (naveen, now there are atleast 3 for sure.)
kkr2k2,
himanshu
huntrz

and what about you theo??? for now I am including you in the may be list.

theodore_ftw
kutlee.


people want to come for next week:
kkr2k2
hillram
anurag
mobike

raj.

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next sat/sun obviously raj! Please,push it.
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I already have something in the pipeline but attempting to push it for next week so cant confirm till Fri :-( I will however keep checking this post to get the updates! But it would of course be more fun if we had more members!
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next sat/sun obviously raj! Please,push it.
no pushing, i am proposing it for two times on for this month(june) the other for next month(july)


confirmed list for this week:
(naveen, now there are atleast 3 for sure.)
kkr2k2,
himanshu
huntrz

and what about you theo??? for now I am including you in the may be list.

theodore_ftw
kutlee.


people want to come for next week:
kkr2k2
hillram
anurag
mobike
furioussphinx


raj.
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