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Old 21st September 2013, 01:23   #46
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The vistas on route were so beautiful, that you feel like stopping every minute. But since we had to reach Kaas before the midday heat, we decided not to stop.

A temple on route!
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The parking lot with Kaas lake as backdrop!
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The common yellow flowers with their shadow cast underwater!
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The other side of the road. No human beings allowed on this side. Hence fresh evergreen!
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What colors!! Truly nature's painting on canvas!
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The pinks and the whites and the violets!
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Something! I don't know what it was, but it is something !
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Getting beautiful pictures like SDP, is no cake walk. Efforts are required to create images! That's our captain SDP!
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That's Pritam. A swollen and painful knee did not dampen his spirits! Look at the concentration! Now you know the magic behind the snaps!
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A treat to eyes! Literally!
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All this is very mouth watering. Thanks all for sharing. Envy!

Need to go there again, and this time I won't miss.
Will meet tonite at the zombie drive and hear more live feedbacks from all those who were present.

@SDP... Is there only a specific time of the year that we can go to Kaas?
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Old 21st September 2013, 09:51   #48
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All this is very mouth watering. Thanks all for sharing. Envy!

Need to go there again, and this time I won't miss.
Will meet tonite at the zombie drive and hear more live feedbacks from all those who were present.

@SDP... Is there only a specific time of the year that we can go to Kaas?
There is a 3 week window in Sep. This weekend would most likely be the last weekend. Hurry up!
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Oh! I guess then I'll have to wait till next year then. Coz I have to take a 3 car expedition to meet a celebrity on this Sunday.
Hope u remember this discussion from last night.
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Oh! I guess then I'll have to wait till next year then. Coz I have to take a 3 car expedition to meet a celebrity on this Sunday.
Hope u remember this discussion from last night.
Of course!
If you need a temporary driver for one of those 3, I can make myself available.
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Amazing coincidence.

I too was at Kaas on last Sunday, but in the afternoon. This was part of my return leg from Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai. Was in a Kinetic Blue EcoSport AT, with family.

Neat Pictures of the trip. I don't have as many at my end, but will post some when I move them to the laptop.
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The Donald Duck flower!
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Kaas+Crowds=Chaos. The best way to enjoy Kaas is when there is no one. Only you and nature.
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After trying a lot, this is the only "ok" shot which I got of honeybee!
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Top view of white flowers!
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Donald and Daisy duck !
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My favorite angle to shoot these tiny whites!
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Single yellow! Yet so graceful!
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The wonderful landscapes by SDP are because of..!
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Dramatic clouds means, a temptation to shoot HDRs!
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After spending few hours on plateau, it was time to head back. The parking lot again!
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My i10, SDP's Duma and Pritam's Micra
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Satara city!
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We tried to search a suitable place to shoot cars, but somehow couldn't find it. Since it was getting late, we decided to have lunch on the way instead of heading to city.

Once lunch was done, we decided to regroup once at the highway and then start our return journey. That is when we found a perfect place to shoot cars. It was a newly constructed building with lot of open space in front. We lined up our cars!
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The red hotties of the drive. I like this shade of red very much on XUV5OO and apparently on every car .
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With this final photoshoot done, we started our return journey. A tea break was needed after a heavy lunch. Tea on NH4 means a pre-decided spot for me. Hotel Kailas Bhel at Khed Shivapur. Was happy that people liked the tea. Raghav was really worried about the fuel level in his tank. So he decided to leave and go ahead to get a fill. The group again met just before the expressway to say a final goodbye! Heavy rains and thunder lightening accompanied us all the way till Mumbai.

So an epic journey came to an end! Well this is not the actual end, it's just a beginning!

Bookmark this travelogues section, there will be more and more drives by Team-Mumbai-BHP!
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Whoa Whoa Whoa!!!

Using my quota of smileys here itself. Awesome pics SDP(as always), Dodge_Viper(Kailash, I didn't know you are soo much into photography), VVB and Pritam. I regret having missed this one.

Aman, where is the roaring sound we had asked you for?

Next year, please mark the dates Mumbai BHPians, this trip is on again.

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The group has gelled up really well. I too miss being there every fortnight, but would for sure join you guys for a surprise visit! More TLs in the row? Which side are we headed the next time?
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Aman, where is the roaring sound we had asked you for?
I do have 2 recordings of the FFE sound but there is a lot of wind noise in them. Will still try and upload them as soon as possible because Skydrive is not working on college WiFi
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Lovely photographs Sanjay, you tempting me to drive down from Bangalore to Kaas this weekend
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WOW!!! Amazing pics SDP and Dodge_Viper .

Am new to team-bhp, but the bonding and team effort is simply inspiring.

Being based out of Mumbai at present, would love to be part of the future meets and excursions, hope to meet all of you soon.

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Very nice pics and write up.
Amazing road trip with the group.
Thank you for sharing with all

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Hay SDP, I came to this travelogue through a link from Karthik's trip log - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ey-beyond.html (The Jet® is mesmerized by the plateau of flowers: A drive to Kaas valley and beyond) and I am truly amazed by this thread.
It was a wonderful blend of friendship / camaraderie / beautiful flowers and plateau and of course those cars not to forget the roar of Swift through the tunnels and small titbits like the tractor and biker boys sprinkled.
A little tete on reverse -lens also helped me gain insight into that never heard of possibilities with a camera.
Thanks SDP, Varun and every one. It is almost 3 AM in the morning now and this thread managed to make me stay glued to the monitor all the while and Rest assured I have already firmed up my itinerary to Kas next September ( the right word I believe is Kas as a Maharashtra tourism board mentions it somewhere in your triplog where as every one calls it Kaas, but sure this is indeed Khaas!). Thanks for sharing ( this is to all you guys who were part of this trip) and Drive Safe

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