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Old 31st July 2013, 22:40   #61
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Hemanth, great travelogue. Most of the pictures are wall paper material with brilliant captions. Not very often to find people with josh to travel, photography and writing beautiful logs about it.

I would urge you to seriously look at commercialising it via a book. Look at "cross over" , a similar concept of photo literature. There is avery good potential. With your writing skills, you wont need an editor either ....just dont delay it as much you did for this thread :d

Bring on more of these photographs.

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Hemanth, great travelogue. Most of the pictures are wall paper material with brilliant captions. Not very often to find people with josh to travel, photography and writing beautiful logs about it.

I would urge you to seriously look at commercialising it via a book. Look at "cross over" , a similar concept of photo literature. There is avery good potential. With your writing skills, you wont need an editor either ....just dont delay it as much you did for this thread :d
Thank you very much pramodsudhindra,
Writing a book! I'd never thought about that
I'll have a look at it and make an effort. Thanks.
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Hemanth - This is probably the best travelogue i have ever read & seen. I had to read it end to end in one go.

The attention to detail is amazing. Hats of to your memory.

I agree with a lot of other members and strongly suggest you publish this travelogue as a coffee table book.

All the best for you east to west trip when it happens.
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Day 15, 24.Aug.2012: Udaipur-Pune

Hotels here have very good names. Some of the names that caught our eyes are "Cha Cha", "Releif", Baba Ramdev"!!!, "Lucky Punjab", "Nashta", "Panchamrut"
But finally jab we ate, we ate here...

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That Safari in the picture next to your Safari; I thought it looked vaguely familiar. Turns out the number (after zooming) is 0677 and it is my neighbours Safari! Hehehe!! Small World.

Awesome travelogue. I am hooked to it since the past 2 hours.
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The attention to detail is amazing. Hats of to your memory.
More than memory, I would like to call it experience. Memory can be erased, but not the latter.

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I agree with a lot of other members and strongly suggest you publish this travelogue as a coffee table book.
All the best for you east to west trip when it happens.
Thanks for your wishes

The seeds of an idea of a book has been planted by TBHPians, I'll see how soon it grows to become a beautiful plant.

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That Safari in the picture next to your Safari; I thought it looked vaguely familiar. Turns out the number (after zooming) is 0677 and it is my neighbours Safari! Hehehe!! Small World.

Awesome travelogue. I am hooked to it since the past 2 hours.
Thanks rahul4321,

Small world it is... I was actually surprised that we spotted only one TBHP vehicle in the entire 10K kms drive that too on the penultimate day in Tamilnadu.
I can add one TBHPian's neighbour to that list
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Hey Hemanth,

Amazing pictures there ! Thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog

We did almost the exact same route as you did but started 2 days later in my Linea. I'm surprised that we did not cross each other during the entire journey.

Rated your log a well deserved 5 stars
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Hey Hemanth,

Another lovely TL on Ladakh. It reminded our own trip to the lovely place two years back. Keep it coming.
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Whoa! Now i am running out of words to appreciate your amazing log and the most beautiful pics! Blame it on my English!!

Very well narrated and captured experience and is a one of a kind really! Hats off to you for pulling it off and also kudos to your wife for allowing you to do it (one married man to another ). Really witty captions for the photos too. As somebody has commented you should think about making it into a magazine or coffee table book!

One other thing which i liked a lot about your TL is that you have managed to put everything from opening notes to closing notes before you released it from the Assembly line which made for very good un-interrupted reading and viewing pleasure! Kudos to you for taking the effort to put it up this way.
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A great travelogue, Hemanth. I have read a lot of the Ladakh TLs on this forum, and yours is definitely one of the most detailed, and the pictures are great as well.
I guess you would have spent a lot of time in the past 12 months to prepare this.
Hats off to your effort.
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Hey Hemanth,

Amazing pictures there ! Thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog

We did almost the exact same route as you did but started 2 days later in my Linea. I'm surprised that we did not cross each other during the entire journey.

Rated your log a well deserved 5 stars
Thanks rohittunga,

I have read your wonderful "how hard can it be..." travelogue. The "sedan" aspect is what makes your travelogue very special.

I think we would have crossed each other in Leh, but the Vaishno Devi in your plans extended the gap between us and when you started for Leh on 21st from Kargil , we Left Leh towards Keylong!
I think we had finished our trip when you were in Manali

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One other thing which i liked a lot about your TL is that you have managed to put everything from opening notes to closing notes before you released it from the Assembly line which made for very good un-interrupted reading and viewing pleasure! Kudos to you for taking the effort to put it up this way.
Thanks abhinav.s,

Many a times I felt like moving it and making it public after I had completed some part or after I complete one way of the journey. But to ensure uniformity and any last minute additions/corrections, I waited till I finished everything.

I was in fact under the impression that it will be too much to read altogether, but you have made a good point, it has helped it to become an un-interrupted thread
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Dear Hemanth, I just have one word for this travelogue of yours- BEAUTIFUL!

I was just about to doze off when I saw this post and thought to my self that I'll see some pics. Its 6:20 a.m. now and I have just finished it because I just couldn't close it. By the way I have to go to office at 10 a.m. wish me luck for if I get an earful from my boss for getting late I AM BLAMING YOU SIR
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Hemanth that's one of the best travelogues on t-bhp.
My browser crashed 2 times while reading your thread.
This travelogue successfully managed to keep me glued to the chair till the end.

Simple,sophiscated and informative !!
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So the inevitable happened, the wheels sunk a little bit in the sand. The tyres started sinking more. At first it was not coming out. Alemaari had kept the wheels straight. But once he turned the Safari's wheels to wards the other vehicle, slowly the wheels started rolling out and finally it came out. Whew! that was some relief.

By this time the clutch got hot sufficiently and we started to get burning smell from the bonnet. We opened the bonnet and waited for some 45 minutes before we make a move on.
Dear Hemahth Anand - your travelogue is simply fantastic, it brings back memories of my numerous trips there for vehicle evaluation under cold ambient temperature and harsh terrain, so thanks! The program would be to fly to Chandigarh, take the test car up through Simla and Rohtang, come back to Jammu and fly back. The driver would bring the test car to Chandigarh airport and bring the car back from Jammu airport.

Now you know the power of 4 wheel drive, next time buy a 4*4 vehicle. Availability of 4*4 low range can mean a lot up there. . 2 wheel drive just does not register in my mind for this application. You were lucky to get help and come out, the terrain there can be extremely unforgiving to vehicles, especially to clutches. It was correct for you to wait for an hour, otherwise the clutch would have burnt to toast! After waiting for an hour also, in order to recover the unit, you would need to start the engine, idle it for around 15 minutes with the clutch pedal periodically pressed, to relieve the driven plate from the flywheel, to allow it to cool down by circulating ambient air around it inside the clutch housing and in all the clearance areas. Cooling ducts are built into the design. This is the only correct way. I am sharing this information for others to read, remember and follow if required.

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Yesterday evening,
Bhpian mnvvishwa called and asked me to see the TBHP home page.
I initially wondered what was so special about the home page that he had to call me and ask me to see it But later found the reason.
When I opened the laptop it was indeed special.

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Opened the mobile page just to see how it looks (otherwise I only use the TBHP app)

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Late in the night, When I was scrolling through Facebook, We had run out of road there as well!

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Dear Hemanth, I just have one word for this travelogue of yours- BEAUTIFUL!

I was just about to doze off when I saw this post and thought to my self that I'll see some pics. Its 6:20 a.m. now and I have just finished it because I just couldn't close it. By the way I have to go to office at 10 a.m. wish me luck for if I get an earful from my boss for getting late I AM BLAMING YOU SIR
Thanks captain.torque,
I hope you made it to office on time. Sick leaves are for days like this, why don't you use it

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Hemanth that's one of the best travelogues on t-bhp.
My browser crashed 2 times while reading your thread.
Simple,sophiscated and informative !!
poloslg,
I have spoilt movie plans for some, sleep for some others and browser crash for you...That's some record

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Dear Hemahth Anand - your travelogue is simply fantastic,
Now you know the power of 4 wheel drive, next time buy a 4*4 vehicle. Availability of 4*4 low range can mean a lot up there. . 2 wheel drive just does not register in my mind for this application...
...I am sharing this information for others to read, remember and follow if required.
DHABHAR.BEHRAM, Thanks; for the compliments and also the good piece of information.

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One of the best travellogues on TBHP, and that is really saying something, considering the wealth of awesome travellogues we have here on the forum. Superbly complemented with your wallpaper like photographs, log stats and your useful reviews. Hats off to you for the trip as also for the detailed write up.
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