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Old 10th April 2008, 19:20   #16
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Pretty good looking roads,I must say. Like the shoulders being well marked,and with sufficient space for cars/bikes to stop.
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I may not have too many years experience, and it does make a difference that I live five minutes away from the ECR, but I cannot imagine why anyone would take any other route from Chennai to Pondy.

There must be a good reason, though, as one of the nice things about the ECR route is that there is very little heavy traffic
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2 lane road as benchmark . Ideal would be 6 lane. Atleast it must be 4 lane. This might be a good stretch. But not a benchmark by any stretch of imagination.
Bigger is better.This is a very "american" attitude.

I love the ECR for its curves.
It has almost always been the road for weekend superbikers and sportscar groups in Chennai.
Nothing like attacking smooth twisty corners.

Must be careful though,some parts of ECR have a bad design and a chunk of the drivers on this route are drunk.
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I think alcohol and the ECR is a combination that claims lives all to regularly.

(12,000 road deaths in TN last year by the way. Horrific.)
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Old 11th April 2008, 02:45   #20
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A couple more pics of the ECR...this is at s rest stop called the "Midway Restaurant"...Check out the guys pulling the cart in...i guess the bull had enough of it and just left!...
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Old 11th April 2008, 02:55   #21
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As the ECR leads to Pondicherry(Puducherry) why not i add pics from my most recent trip...a bird's eye view for you...mainly taken in the 'French Quarter' area and the Promenade...As for the 'Indian Quarter'..It is very Indian...still, Pondicherry as a whole is a very nice place to visit...a six pack of Fosters can be had for Rs.180.00...No kidding!...Does anyone need a bigger incentive?..
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beautiful photographs niranjan. Been very busy lately, huh ? Ooty, kodai, pondy, where next ?

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Very shortly I will have some interesting ECR photos on my travelogue too
Awaiting that.
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Old 11th April 2008, 03:03   #23
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Beautiful. Love to see pictures of Pondicherry!
Rs 180 for a 6-pack of Fosters? Nice.. I'm ready!
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Old 11th April 2008, 03:09   #24
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The final set of pics in this thread....the last pic was taken on NH45 returning to Chennai...that drive is also quite scenic..Thanx for watching!...
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beautiful photographs niranjan. Been very busy lately, huh ? Ooty, kodai, pondy, where next ?



Awaiting that.
Not getting sleep , like me , uh?. I've been traveling all over India. I could be posting pics forever.There's so much to see here.
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Beautiful. Love to see pictures of Pondicherry!
Rs 180 for a 6-pack of Fosters? Nice.. I'm ready!
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Alcohol is sold tax-free here.Hope you get to visit.I always have a good time in Pondy.
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Looks like we've decided the spot for our next team-bhp mega drive.
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Beautiful pics indeed, riding/driving must have been a treat,thanks for sharing the pics.Forwarded the link to my friend he is heading to Pondicherry this summer.
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A few images of Pondicherry from an earlier trip....scenes from the French Quarter.......the last pic is of the Bay of Bengal from a beach resort near Mahabalipuram, 50kms from Chennai
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ECR images from an earlier trip a few months ago...taken with my N95cam...having problems loading images directly from my folders due to kb(picture size)...i've had to resize them...Hope you like 'em!
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