Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th September 2014, 13:04   #1
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,311
Thanked: 4,387 Times
Default Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

20000 kilometers of driving in two and half months and the track logged on the Garmin eTrex looks like this -

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-map_processed.jpg

I can now safely wear this T-Shirt

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_0780.jpg

Disclaimer:
1. There will lot of Bolero and Esteem pics, so please proceed accordingly
2. All the pictures are not taken by me specifically if there are good ones

Kashmir

This was our second trip to Kashmir from Kolkata in the White Tusker the Bolero LX 4WD (t-log of the first one http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ay-ladakh.html (Jullay Ladakh!!) ). We came back from UK in the beginning of June and set off for Kashmir after just 3 days and that was a mistake considering the fact that the Bolero had been lying around for quite sometime. D-bhpian Sutripta had taken the vehicle out for a spin a few times and had the AC fixed but it needed better preparation for a 6500+ kilometers journey. The AC went kaput near Kanpur after the AC belt had snapped and it dislodged the main belt as well. The main belt was fixed but the AC could not be fixed as the belt was fouling either the main pulley or the radiator hose pipe. So the rest of the journey was done without AC in the sweltering heat of Northern India. But the journey was epic with 5 other cars from Kolkata and one more vehicle joining the party from Haryana.

Trip Itinerary -
Day 1: Kolkata-Kanpur
Day 2: Kanpur-Ludhiana
Day 3: Ludhiana-Patnitop
Day 4: Patnitop-Srinagar
Day 5: Stay at Srinagar
Day 6: Stay at Srinagar
Day 7: Srinagar-Kargil
Day 8: Kargil-Leh
Day 9: Stay at Leh
Day 10: Stay at Leh
Day 11: Leh-Nubra
Day 12: Nubra-Leh
Day 13: Leh-Pangong
Day 14: Pangong-Leh
Day 15: Leh-Jispa
Day 16: Jispa-Delhi
Day 17: Stay at Delhi
Day 18: Delhi-Varanasi
Day 19:Varanasi-Kolkata

Vehicles:
1. Skoda Yeti
2. Mitsubishi Pajero
3. Mahindra Thar CRDe
4. Mahindra Thar CRDe
5. Mahindra Bolero 4WD
6. Mahindra Bolero 2WD
7. Renault Duster

All the vehicles at Pangong except the Duster as they had to leave early..
Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-1529807_10152518237900569_6242950131849193177_o.jpg

The original plan was to go to Pangong from Nubra via Wari La, but the pass had been closed due to heavy snowfall and we had to go back to Leh.

It takes a lot of co-ordination and patience to travel in such a big group and with so many vehicles with different capabilities, issues, driver temperament and we had our differences, but at the end of the day everything was forgotten due to the sheer pleasure of travelling in a group.

In and around Srinagar

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-0.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-0_1.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-1.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-2.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-3.jpg


Zoji La

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-4.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-5.jpg

Some random clicks...

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-6.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-7.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-8.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-9.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-10.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-11.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-12.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-13.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-14.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-15.jpg

Last edited by BlackPearl : 12th September 2014 at 01:25.
BlackPearl is offline   (26) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2014, 18:53   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,311
Thanked: 4,387 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

Kashmir continued..

The Bolero is a pain in the transport section but it comes to its own in the mountains.
The trip was more eventful because of the frequent hiccups caused by the Bolero, though all of them arose due to negligence rather any fault of the White Tusker. For example, I wanted to change the fuel filter at Leh service station and it was a blunder. The guy was so concerned with Joey the Rottweiler around that he forgot to change the rubber gaskets. This caused a lot of problem while coming back and had to stay one night in Delhi as the car just refused to start. It was due to the old gaskets not being able to withstand the pressure. I should have paid more attention when the guy was changing the filters.
On the tyre front the Michelin LTXs performed flawlessly, no cuts, bruises or punctures.


Around Leh and Magnetic Hill
Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-16.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-17.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-18.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-19.jpg

En-route to Nubra

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-20.jpg

Places around Nubra

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-21.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-22.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-23.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-24.jpg

Pangong Tso

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-25.jpg

Joey the star of the trip, he is a 5 year old Rott

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-26.jpg

Joey with his master JD

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-27.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-28.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-29.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-30.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-31.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-32.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-33.jpg

Padma Lodge in Jispa

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-34.jpg

Last edited by BlackPearl : 12th September 2014 at 01:26.
BlackPearl is offline   (21) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2014, 19:29   #3
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,311
Thanked: 4,387 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

I was supposed to go to Bangalore from Kashmir to join office there for a one month stint. Since the AC of the Bolero was not working it was impossible to take it to Bangalore. Instead we returned to Kolkata and started for Bangalore in the humble old Esteem. From Bangalore we went to Munnar on one weekend and Kumarakom on another.

Munnar

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8399.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8507.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8514.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8544.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8591.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8608.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8665.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8688.jpg


Kumarakom

We stayed at Club Mahindra resorts in Munnar and Kumarakom. The one in Kumarakom was fantastic with large cottages and water channels passing under them.

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8869.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_8918.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_9005.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_9088.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_9165.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_9266.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_9332.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_2915.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_2955.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_2956.jpg

to be continued....

Last edited by BlackPearl : 11th September 2014 at 19:56.
BlackPearl is offline   (17) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 00:23   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,311
Thanked: 4,387 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

In Bangalore the cops had harassed me a lot by taking away my driving license and vehicle papers for driving an out of state car. It was on the 17th day of my visit and I had argued that I was not going to stay for more than a month, but the officer did not listen. He said that I had brought my vehicle all the way from Calcutta, so it was logical that I was going to stay for quite sometime
A visit to the RTO officer also did not help. The RTO officer wanted a letter from my company mentioning that I was going to be there for less than a month. Finally after 1 week of followup I got the letter from my company and RTO released my documents the day before I was to leave Bangalore. Anyways, left Bangalore for Kolkata with a visit to Goa en-route.

Goa

Monsoon is lovely in Goa and I have no idea why this is off season, but good for us because the hotel rates are cheaper. We stayed at a place called Granpa's Inn and it was an awesome experience to say the least. The place was serene and swimming pool was nice. The manager Mr. Vish has been born and brought up in Kolkata and speaks fluent Bengali. He drives a Hyundai Verna which he got after exchanging his Jetta. He spent about half an hour narrating the horror stories of his Jetta

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-00.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-0.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-1.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-2.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-3.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-4.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-5.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-6.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-7.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-8.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-9.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-10.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-11.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-12.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-13.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-14.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-15.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-16.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-17.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-18.jpg

From Goa we started early in the morning with the intention to stay overnight at Vizag. However the road that we took was quite bad in places and progress was slow. By the time we reached Hyderabad it was already 10 p.m. We decided to stop over but we faced resistance from hotel managers. We tried several hotels near Banjara Hills but everywhere it was the same story. Whenever I mentioned that we need a double bedroom for 5 to 6 hours and my wife was with me, the staff would give a peculiar look and say that rooms are not available. I insisted that I would pay for the entire day but they kept on repeating the same thing. I was baffled by this attitude and to this date have not been able to find out the reason for such strange behavior. It was very clear that the hotels had rooms but they were just not willing to let us stay. I did not not know that I could be deemed unsuitable for entry to a hotel!! We decided that we were not going to stay a minute longer in that horrible place ( Though we had visited Hyderabad before and had a lovely experience - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ad-baleno.html (Travelogue of Kolkata to Hyderabad in a Baleno) ) Wifey and me took turns to drive and did not halt till Kolkata except for bio and fuel breaks... that was 2300+ kilometers in 36 Hours non stop!!

Bay of Bengal (Vizag)

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-19.jpg

Last edited by BlackPearl : 12th September 2014 at 00:40.
BlackPearl is offline   (17) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 01:06   #5
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,311
Thanked: 4,387 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

Sikkim

The weekend after reaching Kolkata we went to Tajpur which is a 500 Km round trip, but unfortunately cannot find the pics. Will request fellow bhpian Samba to post a few pics from that trip. The next weekend was a long one and we went to Sikkim driving a friend's Thar. Itinerary was -
1. Kolkata-Ravangla (South Sikkim)
2. Stay at Ravangla and visit all the nearby monasteries and places of interest
3. Visit Yuksom, Khecheoperi Lake and Dubdi Monastery in west Sikkim
4. Ravangla-Kolkata

We took the Dumka-Bhagalpur-Dalkhola route avoiding the infamous NH34, but even this route was not in a great shape. It took us almost 13 hours to reach Siliguri from Kolkata and that too travelling at night. While coming back it was a whopping 17 hours, but that was mostly due to conservative driving in order to avoid injury to the rear passengers of the well designed Thar that is supposed to have met CMVR norms. Sikkim in monsoon is an adventure zone and it is best to travel with a 4WD because you never know when it will come handy. We had plenty of doses of adventure starting from landslides that we narrowly escaped to abundant leeches, slippery path, slush and water crossings. The Thar showed its prowess in handling those tough situations and in the process transformed the passengers into tougher human beings

Road closed due to landslide..
Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_0636.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_0807.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_0861.jpg

The famous Chhang!
Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_0958.jpg

The place we stayed in Ravangla - Mount Gnarsing
Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_0985.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1048.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1189.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1190.jpg

Way to Dubdi Monastery, the oldest in Sikkim.. treacherous
Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1220.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1240.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1291.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1453.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1560.jpg

Khecheoperi Lake
Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1576.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1686.jpg

The indomitable Thar
Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-dsc_1702.jpg

That concludes our 20K kilometers of travel along the length and breadth of Incredible India...... thanks for reading!

Last edited by BlackPearl : 12th September 2014 at 01:28.
BlackPearl is offline   (32) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 05:20   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
benbsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 8,022
Thanked: 3,480 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

Thread moved to the Travelogues section. Thanks for sharing!

Surely an epic road trip!
benbsb29 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 11:06   #7
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DELHI
Posts: 630
Thanked: 323 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

What an awesome travelogue! And you have really let the pictures talk !!
Superlike !

I just wanted to ask a question regarding travelling with a pet- I have a Lhasa myself and wish to travel to MP in Dec'14 (he will be 6 months old then, all grown up in Lhasa-years)

How easy or difficult is it to take a pet along? Do the hotels allow pets?
Any pointers that you/ your friend may have on this , will be appreciated !

Thanks !
BUXX is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 11:43   #8
BHPian
 
PapaBravo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: KOL-DEL-LKO
Posts: 423
Thanked: 1,400 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

Wonderful travelogue BP. Joey looks adorable. Next time will ask JD to get him to the meet as well. Pictures are mind blowing.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BUXX View Post

I just wanted to ask a question regarding travelling with a pet- I have a Lhasa myself and wish to travel to MP in Dec'14 (he will be 6 months old then, all grown up in Lhasa-years)
Hi BUXX,

Travelling with a dog is not that difficult. My Father-in-law had taken our dog on a 2700 kms trip this May. Points to remember would be :

1. Give them lots of water as they tend to sweat a lot when anxious.
2. Give them light food. Do not let them overeat.
3. Use a soft mat on the backseat to make them more comfortable.
4. Take Breaks.
5. Plan out hotels where you would be stopping & let them know about the pet you are carrying. There are hotels which allow pet.
6. If the dog is hyperactive, you can use a mild sedative in consultation with your vet (Only if required). They usually adapt very soon.

Have a safe trip

Regards,

Pawan

Last edited by PapaBravo : 12th September 2014 at 11:45. Reason: Grammar
PapaBravo is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 13:14   #9
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: bangalore
Posts: 126
Thanked: 98 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

Super duper trip, you have just lived the brand and none more eligible to have the "Live to Drive" slogan all over. It was so damn good to see the map with your route in blue, probably you can frame that picture too. Very very inspiring to read your travelogue and fantastic pictures. Happy motoring and all the best.
majumon is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 13:19   #10
BHPian
 
Samba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 894
Thanked: 4,907 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

The word EPIC should justify this travelogue! The pictures are breathtaking and beautiful. Destinations like Kashmir, Goa, Munnar are dream destination's for many and you have done all in a span of two months! Government should start a new rule like limiting the number of kilometers per person per month! So person's like us don't get frustrated reading such stuffs..!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackPearl View Post
The weekend after reaching Kolkata we went to Tajpur which is a 500 Km round trip, but unfortunately cannot find the pics. Will request fellow bhpian Samba to post a few pics from that trip.
Sure let me share the pics-
A little bit of introduction at first-

Car - Owners name.

Esteem- Mr.Sumitro Chakravarty ( Team bhp handle- Black Pearl)
Dzire- Mr.Avrendu Majumdar ( Team bhp handle- avrendu)
Etios- Mr.Me (Team bhp handle- Samba)
Xylo- Mr.Chandranath Sarkar
Thar- Mr.Joydeep Das
Punto- Mr.Rana Adhikari
Indica Vista- Mr.Indranil Chatterjee
Figo- Dr.Anirban Choudhury.

Pics-
Etios and esteem had some fun in the late evening deserted beach of Tajpur.

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-desktop.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3336.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3342.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3346.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3349.jpg

Joyee, Joydeep da's pet dog.

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3423.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3432.jpg

The rest of the pics-

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3330.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3331.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3355.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3411.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3421.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3436.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3437.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3440.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3441.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3449.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3452.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3456.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3460.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3469.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3470.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3476.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3513.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3515.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3520.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3547.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3548.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3601.jpg

Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim-img_3614.jpg

Last edited by Samba : 12th September 2014 at 13:21.
Samba is offline   (16) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 13:46   #11
BHPian
 
Altocumulus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BLR / KOL
Posts: 605
Thanked: 543 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

Absolutely superb !!!!! Great pictures
Altocumulus is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 13:55   #12
BHPian
 
batterylow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Driver seat!
Posts: 569
Thanked: 677 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

EPIC!!!

You, my dear sir, epitomize "live to drive".

Hats off to you and wishing you many more miles of driving pleasure.

O.T

The mutt looks like its having the time of its life on the beach
batterylow is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 16:02   #13
BHPian
 
psurelia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 237
Thanked: 438 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

That's a wonderful pictravelogue! You guys should really think about making a career out of photography.
psurelia is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 16:21   #14
Distinguished - BHPian
 
mpksuhas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: KA03/KL11
Posts: 2,715
Thanked: 3,297 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

Superb travelouge!
When I saw the heading I thought the trip would have been done years apart and you just got time to write it all down.

This makes all our trip look like mall - drive.
mpksuhas is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2014, 19:17   #15
BHPian
 
himadrimondal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 418
Thanked: 859 Times
Default re: Kolkata to Kashmir to Kerala, with a dash of Goa & Sikkim

You should be called the "Monk who is forced to live in the city". This is epic, a trip of this magnitude in such a short span is extremely difficult for a city dweller. Awesome frames but I wish to see more, a lot more. Hope these are only teasers.
himadrimondal is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kerala Guys, where in Kerala are you residing? deepclutch Shifting gears 374 8th August 2017 04:28
Bilaspur - Sikkim - Kolkata - Bangalore Route query gurha Route / Travel Queries 9 24th December 2013 13:12
Goa to Siliguri, Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim? erlebrito Route / Travel Queries 9 14th May 2013 09:20
Kerala to Kashmir valapad Route / Travel Queries 8 17th July 2011 10:32
"Kolkata - Leh - Kolkata * Interested Kolkata TBHP Members. Captdey Route / Travel Queries 17 17th May 2010 23:48


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:17.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks