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Old 8th October 2011, 12:12   #106
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I guess another trip to Leh is pending for the Pangong Tso
Thanks, motomaverick. Now, both myself and my Linea are fully geared up for Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso. We don't know, what's in store for us in the coming years!
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congratulations SIR on completion of your journey.
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if you don't mind could you give us your 'darshan' please with another picture of yourself ?
Thanks a lot, NPV, for the compliments. I will search and post another photograph of mine, if available!
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Old 8th October 2011, 17:47   #107
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Thumbs up Chandigarh: Sukhna Lake and Rose Garden

Sukhna Lake is a tranquil tourist destination in Chandigarh.

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From Nek Chand's Rock Garden, we went to Suknha Lake, where we enjoyed a nice boat-ride. Then, we visited the famous Rose Garden. After dinner, we returned to our hotel and called it a day.
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More to come.

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Old 8th October 2011, 18:36   #108
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Superb coverage! Superb stamina! Superb capture! Five star rating for sure.
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Superb coverage! Superb stamina! Superb capture!
Thanks a lot for the superlative appreciation, Rudra Sen.
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Old 9th October 2011, 19:41   #110
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@J.Ravi, Nice writeup and pics. Went through the log all 8 pages. Made me remember our June leh trip , 2010 Amritsar trip, 2008 Chandigarh trip.
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Smile Chandigarh: Capitol Complex

Driving my Linea at Chandigarh was fun even during peak hours on a week-day, thanks to wide roads, rotaries, service roads, ample parking space at all important places like tourist destinations, capitol complex, markets, etc., originally planned by Le Corbusier. The city was maintained clean without posters, banners, buntings of political parties and netas.

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On 24 September 2011, after a stomachful breakfast at Hotel KLG, we left at 8 am for a half-day drive to Punjab Cricket Association stadium at Mohali and the capitol complex. My Linea had tankful of petrol at IOC petrol pump near Hotel KLG, returned to the hotel, packed and checked out at 2 pm to Surat.
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The final part is due.

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Old 9th October 2011, 21:06   #112
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@J Ravi: You have kindled my memories of Chandigarh; I had a 3 year sojourn there as a postgraduate student between '85 and '88 at PGIMER. I still am in awe of your zest in chronicling and your stamina to drive, doing two things at the same time, wow.
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Nice writeup and pics. Went through the log all 8 pages.
Thanks for nice words, v&v.
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I still am in awe of your zest in chronicling and your stamina to drive, doing two things at the same time, wow.
Thanks a lot for the compliments and wow, once again, Durango Dude.
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Thumbs up Chandigarh>Surat>Bangalore

I found a lot of similarities between New Delhi and Chandigarh, both being planned cities.

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The first stop was at Neelkanth, Karnal, where we had our late lunch. The next stop was at Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, for refuelling.
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Notwithstanding the recent torrential rains and consequent damages to the road, I found the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and NH 8 further were all patched up and my Linea had smooth ride without any problem. We had our dinner somewhere after Jaipur at the same place where we had our dinner in last November. So was the case for the next breakfast and lunch on 25 September 2011.
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We reached Ginger, Surat at 4 pm on 25 September 2011 including breaks for 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 4 re-fuelling stops, power nap for 45 minutes and one-hour traffic jam at Narmada bridge near Bharuch. We rested for a while and went for a walk in the evening to the nearby ISCON Mall, had street food for dinner, returned to Ginger and called it a day.
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On 26 September 2011, we got up late, had buffet breakfast at the in-house restaurant to the brim, watched TV, rested, checked out at 2 pm for our last lap of journey to Bangalore. The journey included breaks for 1 evening tiffin [at Vithal Kamat's, Manor], tea at BP COCO pump near Talegaon toll plaza, breakfast at Kamat Upachar at Ranebennur attached to Reliance petrol pump, 4 refuelling stops, slow-moving traffic in Mumbai, traffic jam for more than 1 hour near Powai and 2 power naps totalling 1 hour. My Linea brought us back home safely at 11:15 am on 27 September 2011.
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My sincere thanks to all of you for your kind views, appreciation, compliments, encouragement and star-ratings [the highest for my threads!].

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This must be the most satisfying journey of your lifetime.
Congratulations!!!

Next year,I hope to wite a similar travelogue. Will need your help then.
For now, can you tell me what was the total cost for the trip...if you don't mind.

So when is the Pangong Tso travelogue coming???

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This is one hell of a trip Amazing narration and great pictures. You just made my day!!! I have to give 5 stars for your stamina.
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Ravi Sir, what a trip, I fall short of words to appreciate your indomitable spirit and attitude to life. Hats off you and your wife, and thanks once again for sharing this absolutely amazing drive with us.

Truly inspiring, all I can say is that whenever I drive down to Bangalore, one of the things on my do to list will be to definitely meet you in person, probably have you bless my Linea as well
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what was the total cost for the trip...if you don't mind. So when is the Pangong Tso travelogue coming???
I will post the account statement as soon as I complete auditing. Yes, now that my Linea has tasted Leh, Pangong Tso is not far away! Thanks, hemanth.anand, once again.
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This is one hell of a trip. Amazing narration and great pictures.
Thanks a lot, srikanthpotluri, for kind words.
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whenever I drive down to Bangalore, one of the things on my do to list will be to definitely meet you in person, probably have you bless my Linea as well
You and your Linea are most welcome to visit us, PGNarain. Thanks, once again, for the compliments.

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J.Ravi,

Congratulations to you and your wife for undertaking and completing this trip! Lovely photographs along with a nice and crisp narrative is always a pleasure to see.
Loved the detailed MID pics. Thanks for sharing your trip.
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Lovely photographs along with a nice and crisp narrative is always a pleasure to see.
Thanks a lot for kind appreciation and compliments, BolBolero. I believe such appreciation and compliments will go a long way resulting in better travelogue-writing and expression!

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