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Old 2nd July 2008, 13:05   #1
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Hello everybody,

31 entrepreneurs willing to get quick relief from daily work.
They have decided to go somewhere to soak in rain.
All have mahindra and tata and honda and hundai and suzuki and ford.
But decided to go by bus for more fun.
Booked 32 seater tata bus.
Booked a resort.
They are going to have fun, fun and more fun.
Rain water will flow outside the body and booze will flow inside.
Lot of chicken, prawns and fish will rest at their dream destination.
Lot of PJ and jokes will flow.
Rain dance will rock with music.
Waterfall will have fall of technocrats.
One shy chap will become target of group.
White shirts will be coloured by mud and what not
During power cut, mosquitoes will kiss us.
There will be lot of masti.
D day is 09/07/2008. time 0700 sharp.

Now readers, you are going to watch this LIVE.
I am going to post pictures and write-up as our trip progresses.
Yill experience our trip.
You can be part of this trip by posting you comments, suggestions.

To add to the excitement, I will ask you simple questions related to this trip daily upto 08/07/2008 starting from 03/07/2008. You can guess the answer and post it. particular question will time out after 24 hrs of its posting. New question will arrive. During trip on 9Th and 10Th, i will post some landmark pictures. All of you can identify them and post your answer. (Answers of those questions will be somewhere in my travelogue.)

I hope all will enjoy this.

Do post your comments and any other ideas.

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Old 3rd July 2008, 14:27   #2
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Wow, the thread is on this forum.

We are group of entrepreneurs located 100 km southeast of pune.
Current member of parliament from this city is cabinet minister in central government.
This part of country is famous as sugar belt.
Recent 10 years, this city is progressing very fast as industrial, agricultural, educational and agro tourism center.
One multinational three wheeler manufacturer has its plant here.
Five sugar factories surround this city.
This city is near to first ganapati of ashtavinayaka.
And of course, we are starting our trip on 9th july from this city.
OK, i have given you lot of clues.
Now my today's question is,

which is this city?

Post your answers before time out.
Its going to be fun.
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Old 3rd July 2008, 15:09   #3
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You are talking of Theur right?
Can we have some pictures?
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I guess the city is Baramati. Please post lots of pictures.
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Ok ,
I will post pictures in the evening.
My city has very good or i will call it the best infrastructure in india.
GUESS IT.

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Ok ,
I will post pictures in the evening.
My city has very good or i will call it the best infrastructure in india.
GUESS IT.
Well let me guess
hmmmmmmmmmm...
Ahmednagar
??
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Baramati - how many foreign 3 wheeler manufacturers do we have anyway?
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i think it is satara.

hope u can keep it going and make it more interesting.

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ok. i have some pictures taken by mobile cam. sorry for pic quality.
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Everything is well said ashish ! I remember your location earlier was 'Baramati", so I guess it should be the same for the answer ! Do you plan to just keep on giving 100s of clues and a single question every 24 hours ?? Or it follows with few prizes too !!! I dont mind a can of KF for my right answer !! May be the viewership will go very high and the thread will get a 5 star too if you think about a proper prizing. Just my 2 cents !
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Shajufx,
Your suggestion is good.
That's what i can say right now.
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I have posted some road pics.
But infrastructure means roads, drainage, traffic, citybuses, educational fascilities, communication system, health, water supply and what not. That is best in my city.

Today at 5 pm, population of my city doubled.
Two lac people marched in my city.
They will be here untill 6 am tomorrow morning.
Read my next post.
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We people take rest from work by going to some touristy destination by plane, cruise, railway, cars, tourist bus or by at least regular government service bus. We live at some fancy resort or at some least lodge.
We eat stuff ranging from anything from bread to 7 course dinner.
Do we people ever think about how poor people make their holiday.

Here it is.

Today, two lac[two hundred thousand] people marched in my city.
They are on their way from Dehu to Pandharpur.
People mostly are farmers from maharashtra.
They are pilgrims going to take darshan of lord VITHTHAL at Pandharpur.
These poor people have no time, no money to take holiday from their hard life. To make some relief from regular hard work, they have only option of pilgrimage. Thats exactly what they are doing.
They are walking 350 km from dehu to pandharpur.
This pilgrimage is covered in 20 days.
These pilgrims are called VARKARI in marathi.
People all along the way offer them food, shelter and other useful stuff.
Sometimes, they slip on road, on footpath, in tents, in halls, on platforms, at bus stands. If nothing is there, they sleep under sky.

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The people lined on road to take food offered by locals.
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People live in tents like this in pic.
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Pic of saint TUKARAM maharaj rath.
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Tomarrow morning, varkaries will leave my city towards Pandharpur.
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Baramati - how many foreign 3 wheeler manufacturers do we have anyway?
Yes, there is multinational three wheeler manufacturer in India- PIAGGIO VEHICLES- Italian company. They have models such as APE running on Indian roads.

I got some answers to my yesterday's question. But i am not disclosing it right now. You can guess it by audience poll.

As i mentioned earlier, we are going to soak in rain. Naturally, we started to hunt the wetty spot. Our choice narrowed to four destinations famous as monsoon destinations in Maharashtra.

Option 1:

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This pic shows a small temple built at origin of river in sahyadri mountains.
There is a hill station near this area. This part of country gets highest rainfall in India after Cherapunji in Meghalaya. [ sorry, i don't remember new name of Cherapunji.] This hill station is near to the state recently visited by Theyeti and Theone.

Option 2:

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This pic shows India's first expressway. Twin hill stations are located on this way. They are very famous as monsoon destination among Mumbai and Pune people. One song on name of this hill station was filmed on Aamir Khan and Rani Mukharji.

Option 3:

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This pic shows people dancing under waterfall in the ghat road.
This entire ghat itself is famous monsoon destination famous for waterfalls. You can see more pics this ghat right now in other thread which is just two nos below of this thread in travelogue section of this forum.

Option 4:

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This pic shows countryside with a dam. This dam is built by British 100 years back. Lake formed by this dam reflects image of highest peak of Maharashtra. There are two beautiful waterfalls. That famous song of Mandakini in the movie ''Ram teri ganga maily'' was filmed here.

We have chosen one destination which is wettest.

Today's question is,

Which is the destination chosen by us?

You can post names of four destinations also and finally can guess the ultimate answer.

NOTE: Pics posted here are not mine.
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First up Ashish let me commend you on a very fine idea to have a write-up in this fashion

My guesses are (No googling!):
Option 1: 2nd highest rainfall: Ratnagiri?

Option 2: Lonavala and Khandala

Option 3: Mahabaleshwar/Panchgani or Tamhini?

Option 4: Highest peak in Maharashtra is Kalsubai at 1600 odd metres, but I'm not sure if there's a lake there. Maybe you are referring to Venna lake near Mahabaleshwar
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