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Old 31st October 2008, 13:53   #46
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Great pics and looks like it would be a great drive if we plan here.

Bangy guys, any plans for this in near future ?
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Old 31st October 2008, 17:10   #47
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Great pics and looks like it would be a great drive if we plan here.

Bangy guys, any plans for this in near future ?
The Bangy boys had joined us at Kuttikanam during the infamous MONSOON D R I V E. patchyboy and bombatt did do some of the sections with us.
it is a great drive.
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Did a little driving over the last few weeks.

The following roads are still great for recreational driving.

Kochi-thodupuzha- kulamavu
Thodupuzha- oonukal-munnar
munnar-kothamangalam-muvattupuzha-thodupuzha
thodupuzha-pala-kottayam
kottayam-kumarakom-cochin(not ghats)

These routes are all done early morning or late night.
I have currently run out of excuses to drive through this district and it's lovely roads, but will restart my wandering in the 2nd week of april.

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Old 18th February 2009, 01:39   #49
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during earlier times thodupuzha-paala route was really not safe at nights.
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Sorry for going off topic but the word Idukki triggered an urge in me to let you guys know that Idukki produces the most potent (Halucinogenic) marijuana in the world. Its been rated the best for last 6 years continuously at some weed fest that happens in Amsterdam...

Pls dont kill me for putting this GTK info...
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during earlier times thodupuzha-paala route was really not safe at nights.
why do you say so?and have things really really changed now? I didnt know this when I did my trips. The road condition and traffic is all I really looked at.
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I guess now things are quiet OK.during earlier times ,this route was avoided due to it's classified as unsafe due to ...you got relatives in thodupuzha right?they may be knowing.
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Just to add couple of pics of IDUKKI roads, from my recent trip. The major roads are still in great[evident from the pic] condition, despite the heavy monsoons.
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Oh! my! God! the last pic is right out of my fantasies!
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Wow that a beautiful pic.What is the camera that you have used?
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Rippergeo,
Hello, i am new to Team BHP but i have been closely following this thread. I am planning to take this route some time by the end of next month, my destination is Trichy, i am planning to go by, Thodupuzha, Kulumavu, Idukki, Kattapana, Kambamettu, Theni, Dindigul and finally to Trichy. I am planning on leaving early, is it advisable, i head that there would be fog and wildlife. Any information on the above is most welcom
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@Majic : I am not sure about wildlife, but fog is a definite early in the mornings.
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Your pics were so good, the "S" winding road pic is my deskop wallpaper, replacing a BMW M6! now that's something!
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Rippergeo,
Hello, i am new to Team BHP but i have been closely following this thread. I am planning to take this route some time by the end of next month, my destination is Trichy, i am planning to go by, Thodupuzha, Kulumavu, Idukki, Kattapana, Kambamettu, Theni, Dindigul and finally to Trichy. I am planning on leaving early, is it advisable, i head that there would be fog and wildlife. Any information on the above is most welcom
I'd done the munnar-bodi-theni route at around 1 o clock at night earlier this year. didnt see any wildlife. its all a matter of luck really. Fog is very likely

I think, I'm going on an idukki drive this sunday. its been a while.

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lovely drive - bodinayakanur ghats
and of course the normal munnar, marayur, amaravathi, udumalpet route
do post more pics guys - that area has a special place in my heart but I dont visit as often as perhaps I should.
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