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Old 25th May 2017, 13:51   #61
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Great drive and trip and a travelogue that does full justice. Bravo Arun & family - this is a journey that will live in memory.

Thanks for sharing. As is usual with your travelogues, this will be bookmarked as a reference and quite a few will be motivated to follow your trail.

Please tell your elder son that we are missing the Karnataka bus big time. How could he miss clicking that ??
Thanks a lot, Secretariat !

Karnataka bus, I think he clicked one but the pic was shaky. I will check that for you.


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The seamless log of events that you have penned aside, the way you describe people during your sojourn at different places across the country restores faith in humanity.
Yes, some of the experience were really nice and memorable.

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Wonderful travelogue. I only wish I could travel as much as you can in your FIAT. I also own a FIAT. But its ergonomics and the associated backpain give me a hard time.

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Thanks you, Ryuu!
I think it took me around a month to get the right seating position. After that it had been a bliss as I never faced any issues during such drives. So, keep playing around with your seat position to find the one that is comfortable for you.

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Wow! Such an engrossing travelogue this one was. Spent my entire evening reading it. Kudos to you for taking on every challenge the mighty roads threw your way.

About the Hatu peak, I agree it's a tough nut to crack; becomes horrible on festive days with full traffic which is managed by the local police.

Got all nostalgic looking at the pictures, my village is just a few kms down the road from where you begun the Hatu climb. Would have loved to be your host for the evening if I were there.

Wishing you many more miles crunching on the stupendous MJD. Keep traveling, keep inspiring.
Thanks you Avalanche2409!
Nice to know that your place is closer to Hatu peak. We loved those places, very calm, scenic and pollution free. Yes, even we would have loved to meet a fellow team-bhpian.

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Wonderful & Detailed travelogue there arun_josie !! From the mountains to the sea. Kids don't seem to get enough of snow it seems.

Keep traveling & Keep writing

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Pawan
Thank you, PapaBravo!
Yes, we had to go in search of snow but it looked like the snow was chasing you guys :-). Loved the snow pics/clips in your TL.
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A great travelogue. I wish to travel to Himachal one day and this travelogue really boosted that desire.

I am a new driver (drove only 15000 Km so far) and those narrow roads, especially the ones with a sharp steep, look really scare me. I think I will panic whenever I see oncoming traffic on those roads. Do you think a driver with very little experience of driving in hills would be able to do well in those roads?
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A great travelogue. I wish to travel to Himachal one day and this travelogue really boosted that desire.

I am a new driver (drove only 15000 Km so far) and those narrow roads, especially the ones with a sharp steep, look really scare me. I think I will panic whenever I see oncoming traffic on those roads. Do you think a driver with very little experience of driving in hills would be able to do well in those roads?
Thanks chandra1.

In my opinion, you will require good hill driving experience to take such drives. Especially handling narrow and steep roads like the one towards Hatu Peak, Mcleodgang etc.
You may need to start with some easier hill climbing destinations.
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Please tell your elder son that we are missing the Karnataka bus big time. How could he miss clicking that ??
Here is the KA bus click by my son. If I am not wrong, this was before Tumkur.

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And a MH bus,

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Had bookmarked your travelogue to read on a rainy day. Finally read the whole thing in 3hours, a lazy Sunday well spent. An absolutely amazing and detailed travelogue. Rated 5 stars! "Kalakiteenga"

9k KMS in 20 days is no small feat. Also your Linea is munching miles like no one's business. Your trip is giving me ideas for future road-trips.

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Had bookmarked your travelogue to read on a rainy day. Finally read the whole thing in 3hours, a lazy Sunday well spent. An absolutely amazing and detailed travelogue. Rated 5 stars! "Kalakiteenga"
Thanks a lot for your very kind words, Shanksta :-)
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Though late but still managed to complete your travelogue. The time spent was worth it. Hats off to you for compiling this mega travelogue with so many wonderful pics and such detailed narration. Rated a very well deserved 5*. Wish you many more such trips with your family and your trusted steed.

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