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Old 28th April 2017, 12:12   #46
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Navtej !! Really a Nice Travelogue, you covered the trip in detail, and the pictures are great, they speak for themselves. Was just curious to know, how much did the entire trip cost??
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Navtej !! Really a Nice Travelogue, you covered the trip in detail, and the pictures are great, they speak for themselves. Was just curious to know, how much did the entire trip cost??
Thank you wheelz. The total cost was around 80K. Advantage was that the vehicle was new and therefore vehicle preparation cost was almost nil.
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Thank you wheelz. The total cost was around 80K. Advantage was that the vehicle was new and therefore vehicle preparation cost was almost nil.
Thank you Navtej, hows your Thar doing now?? In terms of ownership?? how the experience so far??
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Thank you Navtej, hows your Thar doing now?? In terms of ownership?? how the experience so far??
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Issues faced - Apart from the 4H and 4L indicators on the console that I spoke about initially and the stone chip hurting the widshield, I noticed that the transparent layer (gives the glaze basically) on the blacks (wheel arch and the front bumper side flanges) started to peal. This was probably due to the stone chips that were hitting against it at high speeds and then the pressure washing that penetrated through the initial damage. No other problems....
I missed your post wheelz. Our Thar completed a year few days back. It is doing great. No issues with ownership so far.

An update on the issues faced:
The wheel arch and front bumper flange issues mentioned by me earlier have also been looked after by Mahindra and have been replaced by them under warranty. The replacement parts do not have the final layer of gaze therefore I expect them to stay fine for longer.
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Nice travelogue Navtej. Seen this on the day one, but there was nothing to comment/ ask because of remarkable simplicity. Everything is self-explanatory.

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Our Thar completed a year few days back. It is doing great. No issues with ownership so far.
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Yes, if the rear is adequately loaded the ride quality drastically improves.
Navtej, Blackperl (quoted you to convey message) and all Thar owners,

My query is a general for any trip (Mountain/Plains).

How to manage the goods/baggage in soft top jeep/gypsy?
Kolkata to Ladakh in our Mahindra Thar-1598102d1485167953tkolkataladakhourmahindrathar20160812_225916.jpg

Whenever you stay in Hotel/ Homestay, do you needed to carry all the stuff to room and in morning back to the jeep?

If you want to walk/ roam in any garden type place where vehicle is away from our sight, what about safety of luggage?
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Nice travelogue Navtej. Seen this on the day one, but there was nothing to comment/ ask because of remarkable simplicity. Everything is self-explanatory.
Thank you Alok.

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Whenever you stay in Hotel/ Homestay, do you needed to carry all the stuff to room and in morning back to the jeep?

If you want to walk/ roam in any garden type place where vehicle is away from our sight, what about safety of luggage?
Ideally one would think of carrying everything to the room at night, then back to the vehicle in the morning. However, my take is that things that would not get a good price in a resale market or would not be of much value to the world can be left in the vehicle. I check with the hotel in advance for the safety of parking. Leave the rest to luck.
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After a lot of discussion the trip was finally scheduled for the last two weeks of August. Having no other travellers joining us for the trip we were initially hesitant, but our determination did not allow us to delay our trip on this count. Detailed planning and preparation started after we returned from our honeymoon, a month before the start of the Ladakh Trip.

13th August - Kolkata - Allahabad
14th August - Allahabad - Karnal
15th August - Karnal - Mandi
16th August - Mandi - Jispa
17th August - Jispa - Leh
18th August - Leh - Lamayuru - Leh
19th August - Leh - Khardungla - Leh and Rest
20th August - Leh - Pangong
21st August - Pangong - Hanle
22nd August - Hanle - Tso Moriri
23rd August - Tso Moriri - Jispa
24th August - Jispa - Mandi
25th August - Mandi - Karnal
26th August - Karnal - Allahabad
27th August - Allahabad - Kolkata

The return leg was slightly altered to the following
23rd August - Tso Moriri - Keylong
24th August - Keylong - Kharar (near Chandigarh)
25th August - Kharar - Spent family time
26th August - Kharar - Allahabad
Excellent travelogue mate. Rated 5 stars. A quite comprehensive narrative complimented with great photographs. Today I got active on the forum after a long gap, hence missed a lot of action in the travelogues section. Nonetheless its never late to read the travel stories hosted by Team BHP. This trip of your's reminds me of our trip to Ladakh which we undertook in Maruti Dzire (Petrol) in September 2016. We went from Chandigarh to Leh via Manali. Visited Khardungla, Pangong Lake, Dras, Kargil and returned via Manali.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...uti-dzire.html (The mountains are calling & I must go! Tour de Ladakh in a Maruti Dzire)

Wish you and your better half lots of adventure filled trips. Keep posting.
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Hey, great travel details. Read your posts (again) after a while. Really explains well how one must travel and the precautions to take -- and to let things come as the come. Which was apparent in your log. One thing I noticed, you had covered the THAR meter dashboards with a cellophane plastic.? Was that to keep the dust out..?
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Hey, great travel details. Read your posts (again) after a while. Really explains well how one must travel and the precautions to take -- and to let things come as the come. Which was apparent in your log. One thing I noticed, you had covered the THAR meter dashboards with a cellophane plastic.? Was that to keep the dust out..?
Thank you asingh1977. The cellophane plastic was on because the vehicle was only two months old during the trip and it was not removed then. The dust angle is a good one, since cleaning the place is not too easy and dust settles there pretty quickly. However, it is presently uncovered and cleaned when excessively dirty.
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