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Daman 8 34.78%
Lonavala 14 60.87%
Other 1 4.35%
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Old 17th January 2006, 15:07   #31
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The poll says lonavala so that will it unless any one else has other bright ideas
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Old 17th January 2006, 21:22   #32
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The poll says lonavala so that will it unless any one else has other bright ideas
lonavla seems good to me and i suppose evryone else plus pune members could join in too
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Old 18th January 2006, 15:12   #33
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2 reasons not going to lonavala -

1) we have already had a couple of drives to lonavala , so lets be adventerous and go daman this time. come on guys .

2) on the 26th lonavala is going to be CROWDED LIKE HELL - we dont want to go to lonavala to experience a jam right ?

I say DAMAN .
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Old 18th January 2006, 15:16   #34
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I agree with what NC has to say

We have already been to lonavla before and if everyone remembers we really got stuck up in a bad jam on the way back from amby valley. The whole fun of the drive just disappears then

Daman would be a welcome change. The roads there are good with good natural surroundings . The expressway does get boring at times too.

I think we do Daman this time around
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Old 18th January 2006, 15:34   #35
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where is DAMAN? what time we will leave and from where and what time we will be back? Please post details so that i can confirm.
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Old 18th January 2006, 15:42   #36
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is this where we are going ?

http://www.mumbaisuburbs.com/mumbai-...vel-daman.html

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Where? Daman
165 km from Mumbai City

Why?
Massive forts, historic churches, quaint villages, coconut groves, fine powdery beaches, water parks- this sleepy coastal destination which is just 190 Km from Mumbai has more to it than drunken revelry on littered beaches. The old world charm is still writ all over the town and the remnants of the Portuguese rule are worth a visit. The churches of Daman rank among the oldest and best preserved Christian monuments in Asia.

How to get there?
With the opening up of the six lane Borivali manor stretch, on the Western Express highway, driving from Mumbai to Daman is sheer pleasure. Barring a small congested stretch as you approach Vahi, you can zip through the rest of the journey taking in the picturesque scenery enroute.

Where to stay?
There is a place for every pocket from the 5 star range of Rs 2000/ night (Sandy resort) to the Rs 200/ night budget hotels in the market area. Daman has hordes of hotels to choose from. Check into one of the resorts at Devka beach where all the action is.
http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/damananddiu/index.html





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Old 18th January 2006, 15:45   #37
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165kms ??
don't you think we need to stay one night after going so far?
may be 2 nights to enjoy damn beauty and churches?
will all other members agree ?
I also agree on lonavala !
Lets go to lonavala, yes but it will be very crowdy on 26th jan but hey we don't have much to do with crowd ? we will be going through express highway which should not be crowdy ! what say ?

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Old 18th January 2006, 15:51   #38
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The expressway is really boring for the driving enthusiast and even though we arent bothered about the crowd the traffic jams are pathetic. We have done Lonavla three times so Daman seems the perfect change. I dont think 165 kms is much the whole idea is to go for a drive reach destination have some bites and head back
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Hey Guys,

One more suggestion. Lets do Panchagani/Mahabaleshwar via Poona. We get the best of both worlds. Expressway and NH. The Poona guys can also meet up. Lets make it a full day trip leave Bombay at 7.00am sharp reach by 12 noon max have lunch chill at the lake and head back around 4pm to be back in Bombay by 9pm latest.

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165km is about 2-3 hours of relaxed driving. So about 6 hours in total both ways. Leave about a couple of hours for lunch and other stops and that work out to 8 hours.

Leave at 7a.m.
Reach at about 10-11am
Leave at about 1pm
Reach back by about 4-5pm.

Thats just right for a day of driving.
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Couldnt have put it better myself rtech . Daman seems fine
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mahableshwar would be more like pushing it.
how about a destination on the highway to daman but a little closer, say about100-120 kms one way.

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Not a bad idea manson we could do around 120 kms in the direction of Daman find a spot in between to chill out and have lunch and head back there after
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Hey Guys,

I'm in irrespective of where. Only one request lets just go and be a bit organised.(leave on time, decide a venue, all be together, all leave together)
Otherwise you can form groups of 2-3 cars and be on your own trip as experienced in the past.


The idea is to be together and have a nice time.

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if daman is too far we could go upta Dahanu or Gholvad , thats about 45 mins earlier than daman
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