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Old 2nd March 2017, 13:07   #46
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Wow. Excellent travelogue. In face looking at your itinerary, I think I might have spotted you while you were returning from Siliguri. Somewhere near Kaliachowk. I was on my way to Kolkata on the same day. Anyway, loved to read about your travel. Rated 5*.

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Wow. What a thread man. Indeed a pleasure to read the details. Nice and crisp. I hope the kids did not face any AMS.
There is a going trend of NE journeys in t-bhp members. Your pictures justify the true beauty of the NE.
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Wow. Excellent travelogue. In face looking at your itinerary, I think I might have spotted you while you were returning from Siliguri. Somewhere near Kaliachowk. I was on my way to Kolkata on the same day. Anyway, loved to read about your travel. Rated 5*.
Thank you very much Red Panda. I don't remember sighting your car though. Sorry, seems to have missed it.
Your handle reminds me of the rare species in the valleys of Zemithang. Were you in anyway inspired by them?

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Wow. What a thread man. Indeed a pleasure to read the details. Nice and crisp. I hope the kids did not face any AMS.
There is a going trend of NE journeys in t-bhp members. Your pictures justify the true beauty of the NE.
Thank you very much behaln for your kind words. Kids didn't have any trouble with AMS. The ascent is not as steep like the Manali - Leh route. It's much gradual. Moreover, keeping AMS in mind, we did cater for enough fluids and rest enroute.
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Hey dhanush was absolutely mesmerized by your travelogue! I read the entire thread in one sitting post. It was just unputdownable! The pictures were exemplary and will give any professional travel writer some competition. Kudos to the Mrs and family for the co-operation! I have read all of your travelogues and though you mention in the post its getting more difficult with age, let me tell you its the opposite. The capability of the cheetah is also worth mentioning and I cant wait to go back to India and go hit the trails. Rating it the five stars it absolutely deserves.
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Hey dhanush was absolutely mesmerized by your travelogue! I read the entire thread in one sitting post. It was just unputdownable! The pictures were exemplary and will give any professional travel writer some competition. Kudos to the Mrs and family for the co-operation! I have read all of your travelogues and though you mention in the post its getting more difficult with age, let me tell you its the opposite. The capability of the cheetah is also worth mentioning and I cant wait to go back to India and go hit the trails. Rating it the five stars it absolutely deserves.
Thank you very much Vinit. You are far too kind with your words I would say. And half of your compliments, I am not even sure whether I deserve or not.
Thanks a lot too, for the kind ratings to the thread.
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What a fantastic write up and the images were hauntingly good.
Got a question here. Do they allow private cars in Kaziranga National Park or is it just the Maruti Gypsies that are allowed inside?
Many thanks for sharing your experiences. Provided me the inspiration I needed to take my cheetah out soon. (Soon? )
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Got a question here. Do they allow private cars in Kaziranga National Park or is it just the Maruti Gypsies that are allowed inside?
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Thank you very much for your kind words.

Personal vehicles are not allowed inside Kaziranga. You have to hire the registered gypsy available there.
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Mr D, Please take a bow. not one but many. This travelogue was just incredible and your lexicography was just awe-inspiring.

By the time I finished reading the whole travelogue, my mind was wandering in those beautiful surroundings and the itch to plan my own had already started. I have a phrase that will suit you, your family and your ride to the T - "We live Free, We live Young - We are the Living". You are what Mahindra needs, truly.

Have been to Shillong and Cherrapunji long back during college days and the picture is etched in my memory forever. You just rekindled the dream of visiting the place again. Thanks a ton for making this travelogue a visual and literary delight.
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Your handle reminds me of the rare species in the valleys of Zemithang. Were you in anyway inspired by them?
Apologies for the very late reply. I couldn't login for quite some time now. Well the name was in my mind for quite some time. And I feel the name kinda suits the car. hehehehe.

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Mr D, Please take a bow. not one but many. This travelogue was just incredible and your lexicography was just awe-inspiring.
I have a phrase that will suit you, your family and your ride to the T - "We live Free, We live Young - We are the Living". You are what Mahindra needs, truly.
Thanks a lot justwheels for the very kind words. You have been very generous with your words. I feel much humbled.
Sorry for the delayed reply. Was in a non internet corner for some time.

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Well the name was in my mind for quite some time. And I feel the name kinda suits the car. hehehehe.
Ha ha. True that. It really suits your car. Wishing you many many happy miles.
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I am hooked to your rattles Mr. XUV500 of Mr. D!!
The grin on your face suits the level of humor present in your narrative

The photos are beautiful, and do just to the natural beauty you experienced.
Contrary to your opinion, I would say, Mr. D clicks nice compositions.

I wish you take Mr. D, the good lady and junior Ds to many more miles safe on such travels, and gift us more travelogues like this.
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I am hooked to your rattles Mr. XUV500 of Mr. D!!
The grin on your face suits the level of humor present in your narrative

The photos are beautiful, and do just to the natural beauty you experienced.
Contrary to your opinion, I would say, Mr. D clicks nice compositions.

I wish you take Mr. D, the good lady and junior Ds to many more miles safe on such travels, and gift us more travelogues like this.
Thanks a lot Revvglider. You were very kind with your words I would say.
Inspires me, the XUV to write more and Mr D to travel further.
Thanks again buddy.
And, welcome to the forum, may I add.
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Amazing writeup XUV5OO and Mr. D!

I have lived in Shillong for about 2 years in the late 90s. Still one of best places I have lived in. Amazing weather, amazing people and amazing roads. And as you said, people there do have basic traffic sense. I remember going from Guwahati to Shillong when we first shifted there, the roads were spectacular. I had never seen markings on any road before.
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Amazing writeup XUV5OO and Mr. D!

I have lived in Shillong for about 2 years in the late 90s. Still one of best places I have lived in. Amazing weather, amazing people and amazing roads. And as you said, people there do have basic traffic sense. I remember going from Guwahati to Shillong when we first shifted there, the roads were spectacular. I had never seen markings on any road before.
Thanks a lot for your kind words maker_of_things.
The road discipline of Meghalaya is unparalleled. Whichever place I drive in the country, there's nothing as yet which can even come close to Meghalaya yet.
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Brilliant Travelogue Dhanush. So cool to see all the beautiful pictures too. Wish you more enjoyable journies...
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