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Old 29th May 2015, 09:11   #76
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Kudos Bro!

I should also say a big thanks not just for this brilliant travelogue but also for giving a confidence booster to undertake such trips. I too am planning to a similar trip (some thing like Trivandrum - Leh - Kanyakumari ) and share your experience with my wife to convince her.
Thanks arunmichael! I am glad that this travelogue is giving confidence to many
We too have plans for Leh, but that will take some time.

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Just one question mate, you and your better half shared the driving wheel or was it you all along ?
It was me 100% on the driver seat.
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Thank you Arun for this travelogue. Hats off to your wife and kids too! Amazing enthusiasm and energy!

After reading it, I'm now confident of taking my family along for a 4000+ km long drive that I've been planning for a really long time.
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Wonderful travelogue of an amazing trip. I am impressed by your kids. I was reliving your adventure by reading your travelogue

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Thank you Arun for this travelogue. Hats off to your wife and kids too! Amazing enthusiasm and energy!

After reading it, I'm now confident of taking my family along for a 4000+ km long drive that I've been planning for a really long time.
Thank you MorePower!!
Best of luck for your 4K+ long drive

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Wonderful travelogue of an amazing trip. I am impressed by your kids. I was reliving your adventure by reading your travelogue

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Thanks Krishnan for your kind words!!
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Been planning of reading your travelogue ever since it came live, was able to do that only today.

Amazing drive and travelogue.

Also, been seeing your posts frequently, was surprised on reading that this is your first travelogue. Hope to see many more.

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Hi Arun,

One of the best Travelogues I have read!

I'm planning for a drive to Bhutan from Bangalore with a 2.5 year old kid. So wanted your suggestion on Car seat for the kid. Did you use one? If so, which one?
In most of our drives, my son would hardly sit for couple of hours on the seat and my wife ends up carrying him on her lap.
Any suggestions?
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Been planning of reading your travelogue ever since it came live, was able to do that only today.

Amazing drive and travelogue.

Also, been seeing your posts frequently, was surprised on reading that this is your first travelogue. Hope to see many more.
Thanks a lot mpksuhas! This time since this was a very long trip we made sure to capture it in a travelogue

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Hi Arun,

One of the best Travelogues I have read!

I'm planning for a drive to Bhutan from Bangalore with a 2.5 year old kid. So wanted your suggestion on Car seat for the kid. Did you use one? If so, which one?
In most of our drives, my son would hardly sit for couple of hours on the seat and my wife ends up carrying him on her lap.
Any suggestions?

Thanks chaith.turbo for the compliment!

Yes, my kids were using child seat. Elder one has a booster seat and he uses it 100%. Younger one was in child seat most of the times. He preferred to use the car seat whenever he wanted to sleep. But yes, he comes out of it when he is awake. I will post the pic of the child seat later.

Best of luck for your Bhutan trip.
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Wow. Must have been an epic journey and loads of experience especially with a young kid. Hats off to you man.

Just showed your travelogue to my wife and trying to convince her to hop on for a long vacation. Hope she does
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7K+ and that too with kids, amazing. Keep it rolling my friend :-)
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Hi Arun,

One of the best Travelogues I have read!

I'm planning for a drive to Bhutan from Bangalore with a 2.5 year old kid. So wanted your suggestion on Car seat for the kid. Did you use one? If so, which one?
In most of our drives, my son would hardly sit for couple of hours on the seat and my wife ends up carrying him on her lap.
Any suggestions?
This is the one we are using for him. Initially it was a rear facing one till 15 months and then we bought this one for him. You can check in shoppers stop/mother care, sometimes they give good discounts as well.

Also, check the below thread,
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...bies-kids.html ("Child Seat" for Babies & Kids)
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Excellent travelogue. I may visit UK next year , in my Punto , when the school vacations start in April. May reach out to you if I need any help or information.


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[*]Route taken: Ghaziabad-Hapur-Gajraula-Moradabad-Rampur-Kaladhungi-Haldwani-Nainital
I see a direct route https://goo.gl/maps/GrK43 from Kaladhungi to Nainital, any reasons for taking the detour via Haldwani ?
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Congrats on your fabulous trip bisecting India almost in half (TWICE!!) More than your perseverance, I am pleasantly surprised by your kids' enthusiasm.

Thank you for your well-written log. And Good luck on your future travels!!
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Excellent travelogue. I may visit UK next year , in my Punto , when the school vacations start in April. May reach out to you if I need any help or information.

I see a direct route https://goo.gl/maps/GrK43 from Kaladhungi to Nainital, any reasons for taking the detour via Haldwani ?
Thanks sdp1975! Sure, you can reach me anytime for queries.
Regarding the Kaladhungi to Nainital route, we took the longer route for good roads.

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Congrats on your fabulous trip bisecting India almost in half (TWICE!!) More than your perseverance, I am pleasantly surprised by your kids' enthusiasm.

Thank you for your well-written log. And Good luck on your future travels!!
Thanks r.praveen! Kanyakumari was not in the plan and was decided only during the return journey from Nainital. Otherwise, we would taken a different route, may be Nagpur - Hyd - Chennai - Kanyakumari.
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That was quite a road trip. I enjoyed reading it.
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[*]Lunch@Vittal Kamat near Satara,MH around 1:15 PM(We skipped few hotels before this as the kids were sleeping.
Arun, Superb road trip, Excellent travelogue and pictures, amazing family - to do it with young children is never easy
Had a question on your timings - start at 4am from Bangalore and by 1:15pm you were at Satara, that's a lot of distance you covered! The 10 minute break for the packed breakfast was the only stop during this time ?
I'm asking since I wanted to get an approximate idea when one can reach Belgaum if starting at 4am from Bangalore. For a contrast, what if the start is 4pm from Bangalore ? Assume weekdays for both.
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