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Old 19th July 2017, 12:32   #46
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My worst experience was following Garmin GPS to go to Kabini Resort from Mysore. It suggested the shortest route instead of the proper state highway. Little did we know where it would take us... the last 3 seconds of the video shows the proper highway we should have taken.
Looks like you never stopped to ask for directions. Seems there were no ladies in the car. Else you wont stop hearing about it for the rest of your life

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What followed was a torturous one hour of grueling mud,slush rainy,downhill drive on a narrow, non existent path, with rocks on one side and a sharp drop to heaven on the other. At one such sharp turn, i gave up. I couldn't see the left tyre which was very near the precipice, and the car wouldn't reverse on the slope. A few tries is all it took to convince me that any further attempts from a novice on such roads would send the car barreling down. I asked my wife to get out and was planning to leave the car there and call for help.
Lucking a Jeep was rambling down the same road. The God sent fellow took reins, placed rocks in front of the wheels, burned the clutch for sometime and guided the car to safety.
Looks interesting. Can you share the 'wrong route'? And did you continue along the same route till the end, after you were saved?

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Looks like you never stopped to ask for directions. Seems there were no ladies in the car.
One doesn't go to Kabini resort alone, my wife and two kids were in the car. I did ask directions at least 5 times to ensure garmin was not lying.
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2016 Summer, we went to Rajasthan. While I was going towards Sardar Market in Jodhpur, GoogleMaps routed me through some of the narrowest roads (although much better and wider road was available).

I was in a XUV. In my OWN city, I wouldn't venture onto such narrow streets even in my Alto. In a unknown city, it was a nightmare with family in the car.

Will let the pictures and the video do the talking.

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2016 Summer, we went to Rajasthan. While I was going towards Sardar Market in Jodhpur, GoogleMaps routed me through some of the narrowest roads (although much better and wider road was available).

I was in a XUV. In my OWN city, I wouldn't venture onto such narrow streets even in my Alto. In a unknown city, it was a nightmare with family in the car.

Will let the pictures and the video do the talking.
More than the width of the road, what do we say of people who park a 4 wheeler on such a road.


In addition, the people on two wheels do not have the patience to let the blockage be cleared for everyone to move freely
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