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Old 16th January 2008, 07:01   #1
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Default Grand Vitara - Offroading in exotic places

Now that I have been driving the Grand Vitara doing route surveys became a joy instead of a chore. Yes in less than six months the odo reading has just crept past 30000 mark as each extended weekend trip from Delhi to Jaisalmer and back would notch up another 3000 kilometers. Add to that my usual running around of 2000+ per month.


Crossing a dry lake bed

The car handled all terrains - sandy rocky slushy superbly.

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thats cool, please show us more pics
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Okay so little bit of sand is no sweat but look at the sand drifts that were not there last time we passed by...



Going up..



Going down...



Was this what we crossed....?

The car was equally at ease in the hilly terrains when we went out for the Raid-de-Himalaya. I will post pictures from that trip next.

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Nice sudev, but please post larger images and not thumbnails which are not working.
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Nice to know that there is such an enthusiast with GV in my neighbourhood ( I live in Gurgaon). Waiting for your Hilly photograph. Would like to learn few tips and tricks from you for off roading


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After crossing Zozi La towards Sonamarg the sight of greenery and water gurgling every where. After covering 2000 kms from Delhi here we were resting a while.

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Nice to know that there is such an enthusiast with GV in my neighbourhood ( I live in Gurgaon). Waiting for your Hilly photograph. Would like to learn few tips and tricks from you for off roading
Hi GRV,
Good to hear from you. I have posted some more pictures from my Leh trip in the GV. What off-road / long trips you have done?

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Up and down high passes with snow and sleet raining down.


On top of Tanglang La at 18000+ up and down this small path to temple leaves you brethless and dizzy.


Doing duty on the Raid-De-Himalaya at the first control outside Shimla.


Lovely picture of approach to Leh. Roads are super and kept up with love and care by Border Roads Organisation.


Mountains and mountains. Up and down passes is what the whole journey from Delhi to Manali to Leh to Srinagar and Back.


Approching Zozi La from Drass, the coldest inhabited place in India (and second coldest across the world). Lowest recorded was in excess of -60 degrees!


Army is deployed all along LOC. The road from Leh to Srinagar runs in shadow of Kargil war and all place names made famous by news of that time are there to see.


Source of river Jhelum at Verinag. Surrounded by blooming flowers and ancient tall Chinar trees, only found in Kashmir valley.

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Approaching the sand drift while driving through the dunes. Already passed through maze of dunes seen in the background.


Climbing up the drift. Almost ten~twelve feet high. Approached it with a little speed in 4H lock.


Over the top and feeling happy.


Going slowly down on the other side which was less steep.


This is what we crossed. Imagine the height from camera angle. I am 5'7" and still had to point the camera upwards.

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sudev - Fantastic pics and you are using your SUV the way its supposed to be used, well done
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MODS:
Please at least now change the thread heading. As I said earlier I am not posting about Desert Storm here. That is another thread. I will post more about my trips with GV and also expect others to post.
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sudev - Fantastic pics and you are using your SUV the way its supposed to be used, well done
Thanks for appreciation. Just an aside this was miles from any tarmac/grit track in all directions.
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Wow! That much commute on a GV? Beautiful locations for taking your GV. Is the GV an auto tranny?

On the other hand, Aren't the fuel costs too high??

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You took part in the 08 Raid De Himalya?


Do tell us more about your experience and maybe a travelogue too. Im sure it would make a really interesting read.

EDIT - Went through your blog and I realize that you were an official. Im sure your experiences would be just as interesting though (if not more)

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Hey Sudev, I remember meeting you during the Rally School in Noida and also in the Autocross 07! its great to see you on team-bhp. And those are some fantastic pictures you've posted.
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Sudev, as a GV owner myself, it is good to see it being driven in exotic and challenging locations.

Actually it is very simple to display the images from your hosting site. Just enclose the full address of your image file as follows. Make sure the image width is within 800pixels.

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