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Old 29th August 2011, 12:03   #61
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This is the best time to visit the Malnad region.
Had been to Kuppalli last weekend... some pics from that region.
It's just green everywhere
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Beautiful time to be in Malnad indeed, missing my drives, too tied down at Bangalore now, need a good long drive
By the way Sushrutha, you seem to have a projector lamps on your Civic, the high beam seem to be more powerful whote light ones. Are these Philips xtramvision or such series? Where did you get this lamp job done? How much did it cost you?
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By the way Sushrutha, you seem to have a projector lamps on your Civic, the high beam seem to be more powerful whote light ones. Are these Philips xtramvision or such series? Where did you get this lamp job done? How much did it cost you?
Hey kindly excuse for the late reply.
Yep I have Mini Morimoto H1 Projectors with 4300K H1 bulbs.
It was done as DIY..
Thanks to Digital-Vampire(Anoop) who helped in this DIY and retrofit.

I have Philips Crystal Vision 4300K bulbs, these were sourced from US too.
The high beams are way too good.
Frankly speaking, As far as I have exprienced, Halogens have better output than Projectors, but projectors have excellent cutoff + wide spread beam and not to mentioned ... almost nil glare to oncoming traffic.
I also have blazer projectors.. they are good too.
You can check for the Projectors at www.theretrofitsource.com

Here is the pic with both Low(projectors) + highbeam
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The glare is very much because my camera is very much straight to the lights.
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With CCFL lights on
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Thanks for the info on the DIY Sushrutha.
While my Laura already comes with projector lamps, i was looking around for a better high beam, option was Philips X-tremeVision. havent enquired anywhere on this, have you done any research before going in for the crystal vision bulbs?
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Thanks for the info on the DIY Sushrutha.
While my Laura already comes with projector lamps, i was looking around for a better high beam, option was Philips X-tremeVision. havent enquired anywhere on this, have you done any research before going in for the crystal vision bulbs?
Yep. They are quite good. My friend has the same in his car in High beams, he's also quite happy with the bulbs.

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This is the best time to visit the Malnad region.
Had been to Kuppalli last weekend... some pics from that region.
It's just green everywhere
Sushrutha,

Your Kuppali pictures of KUVEMPU - the great Kannada poet - memorial looks lovely. Thanks for sharing. As you rightly said, this is the time to be in Malnad - when it is raining!!
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The greenary, landscape, waterfalls, etc of Malnad area is superb, it is a treat for the eyes. I am somehow apprehensive of shooting pictures in the drizzling weather, once my flash blew up in a stormy weather in Murudeswar, luckily it was covered by warranty period.
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The greenary, landscape, waterfalls, etc of Malnad area is superb, it is a treat for the eyes. I am somehow apprehensive of shooting pictures in the drizzling weather, once my flash blew up in a stormy weather in Murudeswar, luckily it was covered by warranty period.
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Well said. It is definitely a treat.

I was holding the umbrealla when my wife was clicking these pictures in the rain. It was particularly tough in Kundadri where theere was strong wind. Else, our new Nikon D 3100 would have gone phut
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Thanks for a detailed Malnad blog. I am inspired; want to visit Malnad during June 2012 end. Need your advise/inputs

a. verhicle ; CRV 2007. Three experienced drivers in the family.
b. BLR (6am) -> kalasa-> Horanadu (darshan/lunch ) -> Upasana retreat (samse ) over night halt. Next day via kuduremukh-> Sringeri-> agumbe Teerthahalli -> BLR. This appears little long. Any alternatives ? I want to enjoy the scenery, and taking picture
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Lovely TL FaujibhaiRain drives got a special charm on its own
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Fauji,
Thanks for a detailed Malnad blog. I am inspired; want to visit Malnad during June 2012 end. Need your advise/inputs

a. verhicle ; CRV 2007. Three experienced drivers in the family.
b. BLR (6am) -> kalasa-> Horanadu (darshan/lunch ) -> Upasana retreat (samse ) over night halt. Next day via kuduremukh-> Sringeri-> agumbe Teerthahalli -> BLR. This appears little long. Any alternatives ? I want to enjoy the scenery, and taking picture
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Perfect. On second day, it may be little stretched as it may be raining and i would advise you to stay in Tirthahalli for night.

One advise. Drive for few KMs on Charmadi to enjoy the beautiful vistas and nice waterfalls and the turn towards Kalasa at Kottigehara. Look for beautiful water falls at Balur as well. Upasana is a great place.

On the way from Agumbe to Tirthahalli, don't miss Kundadri. At this time of the year it will be fabulous. It would be good to stay a night at Tirthahalli and leave early morning next day. It will also give a chance to see Kavishyla - Kuvempu's heritage home. You can stay Bananki which falls on the way.

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Lovely TL FaujibhaiRain drives got a special charm on its own
Thanks for your kind words. Plan a trip now to enjoy the beauty of Malnad.
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Thanks for your kind words. Plan a trip now to enjoy the beauty of Malnad.
I'm so much tempted to after seeing your rain pics. At the moment, we are chasing the monsoon in Kerala with an affable partner in the form of--->

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Great Shots, The Scorpio in the misty ghat road looks inviting, what a way to spend the weekend. Back here still waiting for the monsoons to set in, may be another one week. I am planning a weekend drive to Udaipur & Kumbhalgarh, thats the nearest option we have from Ahmedabad to enjoy the monsoon magic. Just waiting to take my beast out for a splash.
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Great Shots, The Scorpio in the misty ghat road looks inviting, what a way to spend the weekend. Back here still waiting for the monsoons to set in, may be another one week. I am planning a weekend drive to Udaipur & Kumbhalgarh, thats the nearest option we have from Ahmedabad to enjoy the monsoon magic. Just waiting to take my beast out for a splash.
Thanks ADI. Yes, the drive in Aravalis during monsoon will be awesome especailly the drive through Kumbalgarh sanctuary which is amazingly green in the dry state. Dont miss visiting Ranakpur which is closeby which has the largest Jain temple with amazing carvings.
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We happened to drive around Charmadi over the last weekend. It was lovely drive with mist, waterfalls and excellent road. In fact we found an outstanding waterfalls as the mist cleared for a few minutes. We had missed this out last time due to mist.

This is a stream in full flow. You encounter it early. It is just before you start climbing. It is approximately four KMs from Kottigehara. This stream forms a lovely waterfalls on the other side of the road. The falls may not be visible if it is misty. If you are lucky like us, you will be rewarded with a fabulous sight.

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The panoramic view of Malnad in monsoon.

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This is a stream in full flow. You encounter it early. It is just before you start climbing. It is approximately four KMs from Kottigehara. This stream forms a lovely waterfalls on the other side of the road. The falls may not be visible if it is misty. If you are lucky like us, you will be rewarded with a fabulous sight.
Is that not the popular Alekan falls?
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