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Old 20th December 2016, 12:55   #16
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Fantastic Mithun. Although I am less of a sea person your photos sure do a good job in motivating me to make this circuit.

Very Crisp & to the point. Shall definitely help a lot of people planning a trip to Vizag.

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By the way, how was your trademark bermudas with a shaggy t-shirt reluctantly put on [TM], doing this time during the drive? You haven't put up such a photograph here so far Is Pawan listening?
Hossan Sa'ab, I was noticing the same. All the pictures posted are waist up & the T-shirts not so shaggy. Inspired, may be ?

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Superb travelogue mi2n!! Rated 5 stars. I have been to vizag so many times but never wrote a travelogue
Maybe that's because the drive ain't anywhere as exciting as a dash to Sikkim
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It's another beautiful travelogue. I enjoyed reading it and congratulations mi2n on your new machine!

By the way, how was your trademark bermudas with a shaggy t-shirt reluctantly put on [TM], doing this time during the drive? You haven't put up such a photograph here so far Is Pawan listening?
Thanks Golam da! I've been going through the snaps taken by the missus and sister trying to find an appropriate response to your query, but all I got there were the pout faced selfies! Now my only hope are stills from the 500+ GB of dash cam videos. Rest assured, most of the drive was done in somewhat shaggy t-shirts. However, owing to the winter chill, the Bermudas were replaced by pyjamas,track pants and 3/4ths.

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Fantastic Mithun. Although I am less of a sea person your photos sure do a good job in motivating me to make this circuit.

Very Crisp & to the point. Shall definitely help a lot of people planning a trip to Vizag.
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Hossan Sa'ab, I was noticing the same. All the pictures posted are waist up & the T-shirts not so shaggy. Inspired, may be ?
Who seemed inspired on that late night dinner drive during Durga Pujas?

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Great thread mi2n. Looks like you are making full use of your TUV
Could you also share details on how to go about reserving the Odisha & AP tourism resorts that you stayed in?
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Nice and well written one Mate interspersed with superb photos.
Prompts me to do an AP and Odisha trip.
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Great thread mi2n. Looks like you are making full use of your TUV
Trust me, the TUV is being seriously underutilized having done barely 4000kms in 4 months. He's not my daily driver and I've been having issues arranging leaves for driving holidays. Hopefully, the coming year will bring more opportunities to travel with him.

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Could you also share details on how to go about reserving the Odisha & AP tourism resorts that you stayed in?
All bookings were done online :

OTDC : http://www.panthanivas.com/booking.html

APTDC : http://www.aptdc.gov.in/accommodations.html
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Let me add a dash of Mars Red in this wonderful travelogue centered around the Molten Orange TUV I had a lovely trip to Vizag this October but was too lazy to pen down my experience. This thread does justice to the place as everything is covered in short & crisp way which will help a lot to motorist planning to do something similar in near future. I have always been a fan of your travelogues and this one is no different

@Vizag beside INS Kursura
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@Gopalpur on Sea
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Keep up all the good work. Rated *****
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Total distance covered : 2125 kms approx
Total fuel consumed : 126 liters approx(diesel is costlier in OD & AP)
Total toll paid : INR 2000 approx

Thanks for reading.

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Wonderful travelogue there Mithun da . I must admit you have a very good knack of writing and your photographs are simply icing on the cake. Need to learn a thing or two about photography from you.

In the last leg of your journey you could cover 620 kms in a day. Did you experience any kind of fatigue, pain in leg etc at the end of this leg? How comfortable were the passengers seated in the second row

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Let me add a dash of Mars Red in this wonderful travelogue
I so wanted to drive into that abandoned resort at Gopalpur for a photo opportunity. As luck would have it, there was some filming going on when we arrived and thus was denied entry into the premises. Lovely lovely snaps of the Ecosport! Thank you!

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Wonderful travelogue there Mithun da . I must admit you have a very good knack of writing and your photographs are simply icing on the cake. Need to learn a thing or two about photography from you.
I'm flattered, but honestly, your appreciation is rather misplaced. I'm not much good with a camera. In fact, most of the photos in this log have been snapped with my mobile phone, a LE2.

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In the last leg of your journey you could cover 620 kms in a day. Did you experience any kind of fatigue, pain in leg etc at the end of this leg? How comfortable were the passengers seated in the second row
This is another positive of the TUV we all discovered during this trip. As I have mentioned earlier, the TUV is a very comfortable cruiser. When I reached home, I felt like I had 200-300 kilometers driving still left in me. No fatigue, no pain. Asked the passengers multiple time through the trip of any discomfort and the response always was that they were very comfortable. Though due credit should also be given to the pristine national highways we availed.

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Great Travelogue, and incidentally have been planning for a Vizag trip too, I haven't been anywhere since the West Sikkim Trip in Dec'15. 2016 was spent waiting for our baby to arrive, and now waiting for him to be around 6 months, to be able to take on longer travels. Although have taken him on a drive to Durgapur in February, and he seems to be taking to it well.

Back to Vizag, the idea came to us, when we drove upto Bhubaneswar in April 2016, the Highways along our Midnapore and Odhisa are super smooth, and it took just 6 hours to reach Bhubaneswar excluding the break at Balasore. The road signages were showing that Vizag was just a 400 and a little more kilometers ahead, and we decided to take to this trip soon. Will contact you for more info on the APTDC Guest House, looks so beautiful!

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DAY 2 (05.12.2016) - Barkul(OD) to Vizag(AP) approx 330 kms


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Fantastic trip Mithun,and awesome photography

Loved this pic in particular
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