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Old 6th December 2011, 16:53   #16
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Great Narration! and some lovely pics to go with it. Thank you for bringing this TL. I specially liked the Athukkad falls pics. Could you please some more details on the resort you stayed? Cost? contact numbers?
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Beautiful, just beautiful. Mind you, I'm not talking about the scenery

Gotta love the T-Jet's behaviour out on the highway. I thoroughly enjoyed driving it for 500 kms over my favourite road; the segment-best handling & dynamics without a doubt. Your black T-jet looks very substantial; nice choice of number plate, tints & bumper stickers

Wishing you many happy cruises to come
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Those are some awesome pics mate, many look like darn beautiful paintings. Almost surreal!

And the black T-Jet is providing amazing contrast, looking real cool.
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Fantastic Pictures & wonderful log. Best looking car in my favorite color.
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Wonderful pictures.
Lots of memories.

What a log. Thanks for sharing
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Excellent write up and great pictures. I really liked the greenery set of pictures along with the waterfalls. Munnar has always been a paradise for travellers.

Thanks for bringing it on
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Captain Karthik, Thanks for the wonderful flight.

It was a crisp travelogue with some fantastic snaps and the icing on the Cake is the Linea T-Jet. The FIAT's loves the twisties

My 5 stars added. Eagerly waiting for more flights in future

The rating is yet to reflect. Mod's pls check.
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These are some of the stunning visuals I have seen in recent times anywhere.
Your photography skills are aptly supported by Nikon.
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Awesome Review of your trip Karthik.

Its only Fair that you let the Jet Loose on thos Ghats that it was build for
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Excellent photography man!! I liked the natural vivid colours and the continuity of the waterfalls. Excellent travelogue accompanied by even better photography. Rated 5 stars
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nice travelogue. reminded me of my honeymoon at Munnar.

I wish, there was the ability to "like" or "rate" individual pics. I just loved (I would have put 10 v's in the lo'v'ed if there was no restriction on posting rules) the side shot of your Linea, totally droolworthy!

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Those are some awesome pics mate, many look like darn beautiful paintings. Almost surreal!

And the black T-Jet is providing amazing contrast, looking real cool.
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Fantastic Pictures & wonderful log. Best looking car in my favorite color.
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Wonderful pictures.
Lots of memories.
What a log. Thanks for sharing
Thanks a lot, all of you! Hope to bring many more travelogues in the coming days.


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Excellent pictures.Thoroughly enjoyed your writing and those lovely set of pictures.
Black linea looks awesome in front of those greeneries.
Most of the pics look like HDR? Are these HDR or you used some post processing?
Thanks a lot. The ones with well-defined skies are HDRs. The only post processing done was generating the HDR with the 3 / 5 exposures and some amount of tonemapping. I use Photomatix pro.


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Karthik,

So finally you completed that first elusive long drive! Great.
Nice snaps esp of the clouds at echo point.
The T-Jet must have really flown on the highway. The testimony is you reaching Udumalpet one and half hours earlier than planned!


Also I thought you must have taken the Perundurai-Kangeyam-Dharapuram-Udumalpet road.

- Did you break from NH47 at Chengenpalli or at Avinashi on your way to Tiruppur?
- How was Tiruppur town to cross? (I am told there many one ways and narrow roads in the town)
- I assume you must have taken Tiruppur-Palladam-Udumalpet road. How was Palladam-Udumalpet section? Last I heard it was very good.
Thanks ampere! really appreciate your help in planning this trip.


- I broke off beyond Chengenpalli near Perumnallur. Something like the route in this image

The Jet® flies to Munnar: A 1000 km blast to God's own mountains-untitled.jpg

- Tiruppur town had a lot of one-ways but the traffic was pretty organized. Navigation was not at all a problem. MMI had all the exit routes crystal clear. I just followed the maze directions and got out of the town in minutes.

- Tiruppur - Palladam - Udumalpet state highway is as good as the Salem - Coimbatore expressway itself, albeit with half the width. Definitely would recommend this if anyone is travelling sometime in the near future


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Hi Karthik,

Short and sweet TL with excellent snaps!! Looks like we should make a visit in Jan/Feb to enjoy the mist!!
Thanks Fauji. I met you the other day in traffic but couldn't stop for a chat. I see you have been touring Wayanad and thereabouts after the MP trip. I'll take some pointers from you on that soon.


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Great Narration! and some lovely pics to go with it. Thank you for bringing this TL. I specially liked the Athukkad falls pics. Could you please some more details on the resort you stayed? Cost? contact numbers?
Thanks flycatcher. I'll PM you the details if you like.

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Beautiful, just beautiful. Mind you, I'm not talking about the scenery

Gotta love the T-Jet's behaviour out on the highway. I thoroughly enjoyed driving it for 500 kms over my favourite road; the segment-best handling & dynamics without a doubt. Your black T-jet looks very substantial; nice choice of number plate, tints & bumper stickers

Wishing you many happy cruises to come
Thanks GTO!

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Old 6th December 2011, 22:53   #22
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Short, crisp, brilliant travelogue, fantastic pics with excellent narration.
Very well maintained shining car you have, some of the pics of your car with tea plantations in the background are really eye catching.
Thanks for sharing
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I have stayed at the exact same cottage that you have chosen to stay. I loved Aranyaka resorts.
And the great that you have had a blast with your T Jet.
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Karthik

Munnar, the resort and Fiat should use your pics for their adverts!

Fantastic log. T- jet looks like its going fast even while standing.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 7th December 2011, 12:23   #25
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Thanks flycatcher. I'll PM you the details if you like.

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Sure buddy PM me the details. However, if its okay to put the details in this thread itself please put it up. It will be useful for other people looking out for the info
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Thanks for sharing Excellent pictures. Black Linea looks Royal. I haven't seen too many black Lineas.
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the segment-best handling & dynamics without a doubt.
I thought new Ford Fiesta had the best handling and dynamics. Is it really T-jet?
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The scenery was just as beautiful as the Car, though the Car wins.

The photos are so crisp, clear. Its a delight. You got a pretty good FE I believe.

Thanks for sharing KarthikK one of the best logs I have come across.
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Short, crisp, brilliant travelogue, fantastic pics with excellent narration.
Very well maintained shining car you have, some of the pics of your car with tea plantations in the background are really eye catching.
Thanks for sharing
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I have stayed at the exact same cottage that you have chosen to stay. I loved Aranyaka resorts.
And the great that you have had a blast with your T Jet.
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Karthik

Munnar, the resort and Fiat should use your pics for their adverts!

Fantastic log. T- jet looks like its going fast even while standing.

Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing Excellent pictures. Black Linea looks Royal. I haven't seen too many black Lineas.

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The scenery was just as beautiful as the Car, though the Car wins.

The photos are so crisp, clear. Its a delight. You got a pretty good FE I believe.

Thanks for sharing KarthikK one of the best logs I have come across.
Thanks a ton for all the compliments guys, glad to know you liked it


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Sure buddy PM me the details. However, if its okay to put the details in this thread itself please put it up. It will be useful for other people looking out for the info
Okay. Here is the information. The place is called Aranyaka Resort, and is situated around 6km away from Munnar town.

Details of the place and the tariff can be found here :

http://www.aranyakaresorts.com/

call the owner Rajesh directly if you want to book. His number is available on their website. He owns the resort and will take care of everything for you before you arrive. If you have any problems give him a call. I found him to be pretty straightforward and decent, definitely not the money fleecing types
They have a pretty good rating on tripadvisor. I have myself rated them pretty well on trip advisor (search for the review by user 'karthik641') since I found everything flawless here - food, hygiene, service, rooms, surroundings, politeness and promptness of staff. You can't go wrong with Aranyaka.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...ar_Kerala.html


Route to reach Aranyaka -

When coming from Munnar town, you have to take the cochin - munnar highway and proceed for around 5km from Munnar, until you get a Tata tea factory outlet on the left side (google maps lists this as Pallivasal tea factory). you will have to take a U-turn at this shop into a small road which heads into Tata tea estate (called locally as Pallivasal estate). This road leads to Athukkad falls. Another 1km along this broken, narrow estate roads will bring you to the gates of Aranyaka resort. Overall road quality till Aranyaka's parking lot - 6/10. Even if you are taking a civic, roads/Ground clearance are definitely not a concern.

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Wow! Enjoyed reading or should I say savoring the photo-logue. Most of the snaps are desktop wallpaper material. A snap of the car with hills in the background looks classy. Thanks for sharing.
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awesome photography. I love the water blurring effect. Have you used the polarizer filter get the blue effect
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