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Old 24th February 2017, 08:20   #31
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The stepwell at Adalaj is very nice. But one needs to wait for a good lucky moment to snap it. Else you will always find people walking into your frame. I had to wait for some time and in some case request people to hold. But all in all its an awesome place.

Jain temples: Yes there are plenty. If you hit the Dwarka/Somnath side, its fun to even visit Bhavnagar. There is the beautiful Swami Narayan temple and not to mention the temple inside the sea (35km from Bhavnagar) which gets covered by high tide later part of the day (Look for Nishkalank Madadev; You have to walk 1.5 km in slush into the sea when the tide recedes). Remembered to post about Bhavnagar, after I saw the picture of Mandvi. Next to Bhavnagar is Alang which has the ship decommissioning set-up.

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Next to Bhavnagar is Alang which has the ship decommissioning set-up.
Indeed and was earlier touted as Asia's largest Ship breaking yard was additionally famous for a lot of shops set up in and around here selling all from those ships - Electrical and Electronic items, upholstery, Mechanical components, Aluminum beams 'et al.

Also known as a natural port and hence the ease to get those ships to the shore and decommission.

Folks including mine have always visited Alang to get something unique - Domestic Lighting, wiring, Heavy duty Washing Machines, Dishwashers, tools and more.

As of today, there are shops that stock Chinese equipment and sell it as "Alang" stuff .
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Hii Suhas what a super travelogue!
As usual your writing is really crisp, detailed and makes one feel part of the journey with you. Visiting the Rann and border areas must be so exciting!
The procedure for permits is very well detailed and seems to be able to be done without much fuss which is good.
What i wanted to know if since you have all the timings down so accurately do u maintain a written log/journal of all the times for arrival/departure and if so is this during or at the end of the day of the drive. Also for the fuel figures and timings is there an app you follow. Looking forward to many more such beautiful travelogues of your adventures.
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What i wanted to know if since you have all the timings down so accurately do u maintain a written log/journal of all the times for arrival/departure and if so is this during or at the end of the day of the drive. Also for the fuel figures and timings is there an app you follow. Looking forward to many more such beautiful travelogues of your adventures.
Thanks Vinit.

We had tried few apps for logging time and recording route details earlier. Those more mostly free apps available for Android. However, nowadays we follow old fashion approach.

We have a log book where my wife note down all the details like the amount paid for restaurant bills, fuel bills, odo reading and time (from infotainment unit) at each stop or any major city crossing.

This helps in future trip planning and also in splitting the bills between friends who join for any trip.
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Thanks Vinit.

We had tried few apps for logging time and recording route details earlier. Those more mostly free apps available for Android. However, nowadays we follow old fashion approach.

We have a log book where my wife note down all the details like the amount paid for restaurant bills, fuel bills, odo reading and time (from infotainment unit) at each stop or any major city crossing.

This helps in future trip planning and also in splitting the bills between friends who join for any trip.
hii thanks that makes sense. However since im travelling with wife and mom who both will be busy at times with twins can you refer the app you're talking about at least the best of the lot. As a last resort i will have to maintain logs myself while driving .
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