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Old 21st August 2008, 15:17   #1
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This is my first travelogue. So bear with me.

On 12th August, I suddenly realized that I had not taken a holiday for quite sometime and must use this long weekend for the same purpose. On speaking to a couple of travel agencies, I realized that I had woken up too late. However, I did finally get bookings in Jim Corbett & Naukuchiatal (2 nights each). I was not too keen on JC as I had been there at least 5 times. Since I could not get any booking on 15th & 16th anywhere else, I just decided to go with the flow.

I left my home at 6 am on 15th. I experienced a major traffic jam on the Meherauli Road. So had to turn and hit the expressway. It was not a good start. I experienced another jam on my way to JC. It took me nearly an hour to clear. Thanks mainly to indiscipline & double lane driving by Delhiwallas. Just before we reached the resort at JC, there way another jam. This time it was because the stream was over flowing. The amount of water was one wheel deep with strong force. People were scared to cross it. Only the bus guys had the courage to cross it. I did too as I was in my safari. It was raining cats & dogs ever since I left my house on 15th morning.

On 16th afternoon I decided to take the Safari into JC. This turned into a real adventure. One of the small cross-over bridges had been swept away by the stream. You can imagine the force of the water. The adventure/excitement started when all the Gypsy’s decided to cross the stream.

I will attached the videos in the next post.
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Old 21st August 2008, 15:21   #2
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Note from the Team-BHP Support : Please take the time to use proper punctuation as per Team-BHP rules. Avoid...typing...like...this. Thanks.

Cool Man... Post some more pics.. would love to see more pics..and hear more about it...

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Hmmm, this promises to be a good one

(Rubs hands gleefully & settles down for a good read)

OK Arjun, keep rolling! Waiting for the videos & more pics, sounds like you had a ball in the 4x4!
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am back with butter popcorn as well.so where's the rest of it.
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Good start Country Road ! Looks like you got to use the Safari for what its made for Please do post the rest of your log.

BTW, how is the current road condition around Naukuchiatal ?
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hey got some videos, but do not know how to up load. can anyone help. they mpegs.

Gotto leave now. Will upload the videos once someone tells me how.
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upload the video in youtube & put the link here

country road, did you get home ?
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thats looks scary , i wouldnt take my ride anywhere near that water unless i had some railings down stream or else you will be swept clear off the bridge !
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Was it the river/spring overflowing? Do post some more pics.
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this is a usual scene on Jim Corbett road during Monsoon and rains. Some times they even close the road because of that
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Cant wait for the rest of the pics and the video. Bring it on!!
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i hate this bledy teaser pic business. ab baitho aur wait karo.

Lovely, that said.

PS: Everytime I see such threads, I get even more sure that the bike is the way for moderate offroading/water crossings
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I am extremely sorry guys. I had to rush for a meeting yesterday. I did not mean to keep all of you hanging.

Here is the link to the first video.

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Was it the river/spring overflowing? Do post some more pics.
Yes the stream was over flowing. It had strong current. This was my first time hence, I guess was over cautious. When I crossed it I felt like a KING and proud that I had gone for a Safari.
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Good start Country Road ! Looks like you got to use the Safari for what its made for Please do post the rest of your log.

BTW, how is the current road condition around Naukuchiatal ?
The road to Naukuchiatal was not bad. I had to cross a over flowing river. This time I saw a white maruti 800 that was swept away. Two tractors were trying to pull it out.

Other then the over flowing river I came across two land slides. The local authorities are quite efficient. They got it cleared in half an hour. I saw many buldozers on stand by on the way up.

This is where it happened. On my way to Naukuchiatal.
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