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Old 16th July 2013, 14:35   #16
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I already made my mind not to return thru Mysore and Bangalore and instead decided to do Sulthan Bathery-Gundlupet-Chamrajnagara-Sathyamangalam-Bhavani-Salem-Attur-Chennai. Driving on those Dimbam ghats was real fun. The return route was 1000 times better than the onward route even though it is longer by 60-70 kms. We broke at Bhavani for lunch and when we reached Chennai it was 8.30 PM and the rain invited us in Chennai too.

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Lovely photos, thanks for sharing. Your ride looks good in the greens. Can you please elaborate the road conditions Hunsur-Nagarhole-Kutta-Tholpetty-Thirunelly. Is it doable in a small hatch? How did you book the resort (online/agent etc) ?

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Is it doable in a small hatch? How did you book the resort (online/agent etc) ?
Absolutely. If I am able to do in a car like Linea with low GC and higher wheelbase, doing in a small hatch would be much more easy.

I directly called them and blocked a room.

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Would you please share the tariff/amenities/room pictures of the homestay?
Sorry. I did not take pictures of the interiors. But, it is very decent and neat. They do not have in-house kitchen or restaurant. A care taker will take care of our food needs by placing the order at KTDC Tamarind. He also serves at our room itself. The tariff is Rs. 1800 net for a night.

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Also, what is the building in photo #13, post #2?
That is some 'Yatri Nivas' located near the Thirunelly temple.
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Lovely photos mate,

I enjoyed the greenery a lot in your pics. But I guess you could have uploaded some more pics as there is a lot of scope for pics in wayanaad area. I loved the photo nos 2 and 3.

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I enjoyed the greenery a lot in your pics. But I guess you could have uploaded some more pics as there is a lot of scope for pics in wayanaad area. I loved the photo nos 2 and 3.

Drive Safe.

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Thanks voyageur. I am glad that you enjoyed the pictures. It was indeed raining continuously and I could take my camera out rarely.

I will make sure that I present my next travelogue with lots of pictures.
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Now a days Kerala roads are much much better then other state roads expect Walayar -Trissur road.
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Now a days Kerala roads are much much better then other state roads expect Walayar -Trissur road.
Agree with you satran but it is next only to Tamilnadu. Heavy traffic and density of population plays spoilsport on Kerala highways.
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Great to see the green wayanad. Hopefully the wild life is having a great time after the tough summer
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Absolutely. If I am able to do in a car like Linea with low GC and higher wheelbase, doing in a small hatch would be much more easy.
Wonderful Travelogue and great pictures.

The only problem with your travelogue with such enticing pictures - that too of Wayanad, is, our frustration increases for not being able to make the trip. Its like watching mouthwatering sweets when your are fasting!

One point of solace is that we will be able to make it, albeit with our Hatchbacks.

Thanks once again,

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My first Travelogue in Team-BHP.
Saw an article regarding Wayanad this Sunday in Hindu, and was looking for info on it when I came across your travelogue. The pictures look amazing and greens are so enticing.

And someone above rightly mentioned, the three pictures in first update are the best and set the tone for what comes later.

Cheers!!!
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