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Old 23rd September 2015, 11:39   #16
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Thats an awesome travelogue, Gannu - Just skimmed through it, and was hooked. This has gone to my reading list, to be read patiently when time is not a constraint!
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Amazing journey Gannu Big hats off to you and your friend to accomplish this and you being the only driver it is really an epic journey. Wish my ladakh dream drive comes true as soon as possible. Can't resist after reading through your travelogue. Also good to know your car held its nerve all throughout your journey

Wish you many more long drives in future!
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Fantastic travelogue Gannu! Very engaging. The car stood the test and seemed to have excelled in any conditions it faced.
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Just when I am bitten by the Leh-Ladakh bug, all these travelogues pop up in team-bhp. The temptation to do this trip by any means necessasry just keeps increasing!

An amazing read and an even more experience! Kudos to you for taking another low GC hatch back. Gives me confidence to take my elite i20 from Chennai to Leh.

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Marvellous travelogue Gannu. I could literally use it as my Guide book if I ever decided for a Leh Trip. Glad to see you the Polo completed the journey without issues. And I too suffer the same anxiety attacks like you, can't sleep, can't keep mind still.

Looking forward to your next travelogue.
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Brilliant travelogue Gannu, reminded me of my Roadtrip to Kashmir valley from ahmedabad in Jetta. Have been to ladakh in 2009 and its been itching since last 2 years to make another roadtrip to leh. After reading your travelogue, the itch just got itchier. Ladakh marathon may be...
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Old 23rd September 2015, 15:48   #22
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That's a superb Travelogue. Was glued to it completely and felt like I was living it. Congratulations Ganesh on successfully completing the trip which is on top of many of our bucket lists!
We are planning a similar trip in 2 Rapids from Mumbai and I am noting down points from your travelogue, including 'carrying my L&T ID Card' for the J&K Police Check post
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Congrats on your Leh trip.

A very detailed travelogue.

Glad that you did not come across much of bad weather, our trip couple of weeks before yours faced multiple issues due to landslides.
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Awesome travelogue , fab photos. You guys are an inspiration to me. I dream of driving to Ladakh in my Vento some day. Hope I make it but I can show your travelogue to the few skeptics I know. Thanks for being a ray of light.
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Brilliant travelogue and pictures Gannu! It is indeed raining Ladakh travelogues on team-bhp. Please let us know when you plan to do the Sikkim trip, some of the Kolkata bhpians might also be interested to join
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Hey man, this was too good to let loose. Though many Ladakh travelogues were in offer, I got hooked to this completely. Non-stop I completed the journey with you and Murthy!

Thanks for the ride, though it was bit cramped in the back seat. Lovely one

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Fantastic travelogue Gannu! One of the best threads I've read till date, makes me drive upto Leh sooner and sooner.

I feel this is a complete 'how-to' do Leh trip, and will be of immense help. Thanks!
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Superb trip and planning! The planning had me hooked, looking at the typical and famous Gujju approach to travelling. Every eventuality considered and prepared for. Thats the way to travel.
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Ultimate, Gannu sir!! Congrats on completing this wonderful trip. I must say I was completely glued to the monitor right from the start till end.

Awesome pics and great narration. I'm not sure whether I can do the same trip or not, but reading travelogues like this really gives a virtual feel of travelling in person.

Note: Just curious to know how long you took to do the write-up portion of this journey!?

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Oh, Wow! Wonderful snaps and narration there Gannu

One of the best travelogues I have read till date

The defunct fuel pump snap looks so eerie!

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