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Old 17th August 2013, 16:53   #1
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Default Bangalore -> ShivanaSamudram Day Trip

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The start


My brother in law and his wife were in town and very quickly discussions started about a road trip. They had to catch an early flight next day so after a few hours of search on tbhp decided to head to Shivanasamudram

The Ride

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She just loves long drives. Returned an average mileage of 15+ despite the horrible traffic jams she was in.


The Route

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The Drive

Unfortunately Traffic jams became the highlight for us in this drive.
There was some festival happening due to which roads were jammed really bad.

We started from home at 8.30 AM. A smooth drive till Malavalli.

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The last 3.5kms took us close to 3 hours.

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Took some nice pictures of the fall and started our return journey back.

Again bad traffic jam and stuck for 3 hours. Some enterprising policemen diverted the traffic through a narrow lane. Kind of an off-roading experience.
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NH 209 was a pleasure to drive with very less on coming traffic.
Swift opened up nicely and she always asks for more in corners.

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THE FALLS

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THE SIGNOFF
"Roadtrip is all about being on the road" - we were literally on the road
Thanks to great company, the trip was pleasurable.
Next up on the list in Yercaud. Till then Sayonara!!

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to Travelogues. Thanks for sharing!
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Nice TL man, btw do you stay somewhere close to HRBR Layout ?
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You went only to one of the falls? Looks like water flow has reduced in this one too.
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Nice TL man, btw do you stay somewhere close to HRBR Layout ?
Yes We do stay in HRBR layout 3rd block. Do you stay in the area as well?


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You went only to one of the falls? Looks like water flow has reduced in this one too.
Yes went to only one.
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Yes We do stay in HRBR layout 3rd block. Do you stay in the area as well?
Yes, I stay at 2nd block, have seen your car many times near Dominos, hence asked. I stay right behind Dominos, lets catch up sometime.
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Very good narration and an experience worth shared. Hope to see your Yercaud trip sooner!
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