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Old 16th August 2010, 01:34   #76
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@Vaisakhr - don't rub it in, man!
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Old 16th August 2010, 06:42   #77
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@Vaisakhr - don't rub it in, man!
Sorry dude for that line. I was kind of sad because only me and Naveen was there for the meet! I shouldn't have written that one. Sorry
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Old 16th August 2010, 11:47   #78
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Guys who attended the meet

Innova
sriraj, srirajs wife, srirajs daughter, rocky, rocky girlfriend, chikku.

safari
happywheels with his daughter & 3 friends.

i10
brraj, brrajs wife, brraj son.

swift - naveen.raju

indica - vaisakhr

Pleasant roads to drive
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Ganesha traveling on truck
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Places visited
- Valparai
- Sholayar Dam
- Vazhachal falls
- Athirapalli falls

Highlights
Valparai ghats - One of the best ghats to drive, track days are boaring after driving in these ghats and watch out the roads are narrow.

Kids happy after drool-maal drive on ghats
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Sholayar Dam
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You can find infinite streams of these type
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After the ghats
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I want to drive pleaseeeeeee
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Pure-sweet water
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Vazhachal falls - Watch out for leeches they are in tons. By any chance if you trek this area you will surely be dead not just because of wild animals but these blood sucking leeches.
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more to come...

Nice meeting cochin members Naveen.raju & vaisakhr, give us a buzz when you are in bangalore.

A detailed report & pictures will be coming up shortly...
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First - BRRaj: Thanks for initiating this! Two days of bliss! Wonderful drive, wonderful locale and a fun packed gang!

You son is a little rocket himself, apart from that i10 of yours!

Special thanks to Naveen & Vaisakhr for driving down to meet us.

Yeah, the hotel was not great (which is actually a nice term!), but then, it was not something that you guys had control on. We at least know now on one hotel to be avoided, like plague, at Chalakudy. Come to think of it, what is the name of that joint?

And yes, the walk down to the falls was one hell of a walk.

Will post the photos, from my side, shortly.
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Yeah, the hotel was not great (which is actually a nice term!), but then, it was not something that you guys had control on. We at least know now on one hotel to be avoided, like plague, at Chalakudy. Come to think of it, what is the name of that joint?

Is this the one on the NH47 to your left in the direction of Palghat, immediately after you join in from the athirampally road?

Been there once seeing the parking place. Rest was history!
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Vazhachal falls - Watch out for leeches they are in tons. By any chance if you trek this area you will surely be dead not just because of wild animals but these blood sucking leeches.
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Nice Pics. Thanks for sharing, though I have a suspicion you have mixed up the dams & the falls. Is the first one Aliyar Dam just as you climb up the Valparai Ghats. While the pictures you have posted resemble the Charpa falls than the Vazhacal falls.
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First - BRRaj: Thanks for initiating this! Two days of bliss! Wonderful drive, wonderful locale and a fun packed gang!

You son is a little rocket himself, apart from that i10 of yours!

Special thanks to Naveen & Vaisakhr for driving down to meet us.

Yeah, the hotel was not great (which is actually a nice term!), but then, it was not something that you guys had control on. We at least know now on one hotel to be avoided, like plague, at Chalakudy. Come to think of it, what is the name of that joint?

And yes, the walk down to the falls was one hell of a walk.

Will post the photos, from my side, shortly.
Anytime bro. Looking forward to the next meet.
I guess the hotel's name is Kallely.

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Old 16th August 2010, 14:38   #83
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Nice Pics. Thanks for sharing, though I have a suspicion you have mixed up the dams & the falls. Is the first one Aliyar Dam just as you climb up the Valparai Ghats. While the pictures you have posted resemble the Charpa falls than the Vazhacal falls.
Yes, you were right i was confused .
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Old 16th August 2010, 17:37   #84
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Roads after valparai ghats till athirapalli falls were not in good condition and took us around 2.5-3hrs to reach athirapalli.

We entered Riverok villas which was decent and food was excellent compared to other kerala hotels around. Had dinner and slept at 11pm after some chit chats.

Privilege parking area
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Got up early morning to explore the river near riverok villas

Wanna swim with me? jump in
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Happywheels with his 3 friends
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Model pose
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Garden area of Riverok villas
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Isn't one of the trio NDevdath?
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Guys who attended the meet......

Nice meeting cochin members Naveen.raju & vaisakhr, give us a buzz when you are in bangalore.
Nice meeting you too Raj. Will surely buzz you if I come to Bangaluru.


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You son is a little rocket himself, apart from that i10 of yours! with that!

Special thanks to Naveen & Vaisakhr for driving down to meet us.

Yeah, the hotel was not great (which is actually a nice term!), but then, it was not something that you guys had control on.
Thanks for the wonderful time we had. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Next time make it a 3day trip and come to Alleppey/Ernakulam. Those are the places which we have control on .

Btw, I forgot to ask where is your home place HappyWheels?


Thanks you all for an awesome meet+drive. Nice meeting you all. Looking forward for more meets.

Rgds,

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Let the pictures do the talking.

View of dam from Valparai section. When we went higher, the view was even breath taking, but no photos of that.
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Good amount of hairpin bends to put your steering to test.
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Beautiful greenary from here on
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What a view!
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The days drive
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Some time for the vehicles to rest
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The walk point, and cottages, at the resort. The path leads to the river.
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Clean fresh water
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Check out time group photo
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Athirapally falls from the top
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From the base
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One hell of a climb back up! What a work out!
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Our guests from Cochin.
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Framed picture
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Neat roads and superb vehicles are just the right recipe
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We ended up watching the village F1.
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Nice pics Suresh, I liked the "village F1" .
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It appears all of you had a great time together.
Nice pictures, the place (resort) looks very neat
can you post the details of the place (tariff, quality, service, experience etc)

thanks for sharing.
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The snaps of the dam from the top is just picture perfect.
Very nice indeed!
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