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Old 25th August 2008, 14:59   #31
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So you're getting married?
Maybe, in a couple of years Steer.
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Umm, I see someone bigger than the rock sitting on the Rock

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you did, you did.

Guys, thanks a lot for sitting through this. Hope you all liked the pics, though they hardly do any justice to the beauty of the place. And thanks for all the compliments. Do ping me anytime for any info. Will be glad to help.
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Good Travelogue with tons of info.
What is that temple name in Salem? Frankly I am coming across this news for first time. its quite interesting one with 1008 lingas. Added to my list
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One of my favourite pics.
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Munnar! The heaven on this earth. A lover's paradise-img_1296ed.jpg  

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Old 25th August 2008, 15:06   #34
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Everytime I see this thread, I am not able to take my eyes off the picture that has the Windmill just on top of the Swift
If the swift was little straight without sliding to the right, then it would have been a perfect fit I guess. Probably a call for Photoshop experts.
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Nice travelogue and pics, Rahul. BTW, how many days was yoru trip to Munnar? And why did'nt you choose Mysore route? I suppose it was more scenic.
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Good Travelogue with tons of info.
What is that temple name in Salem? Frankly I am coming across this news for first time. its quite interesting one with 1008 lingas. Added to my list
Unfortunately, I can't read/speak Tam. My only grievance throughout the trip was finding 90% of the sign boards on a NH written in Tamil. Same goes with the temple board as well. The only thing in english was 1008. If not, I wouldn't have know that as well .

Swift analysis: Beautiful car to drive in ghats and single lane highways where speed requirements are around 100 kmph. A useless car on 4-lane highways like the Krishnagiri route. Bloody thing wont pull after 130 at all.Missed my baleno a lot. Drive of 550 kms one way took us almost 12 hrs. Those visiting Munnar should not hope to make it 8-9 hrs. Often in a hurry to get there one misses out on a lot of beautiful scenes.
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was the flash on while taking the pictures? because some pictures are dull.

what was the total cost involved for the whole trip and what mileage you got in your swift VDI?

I heard that swift VDI can do 150-160?
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Unfortunately, I can't read/speak Tam. My only grievance throughout the trip was finding 90% of the sign boards on a NH written in Tamil. Same goes with the temple board as well. The only thing in english was 1008. If not, I wouldn't have know that as well .
No Prbs. I am sure our other members will be able to identify this.

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Agreed. They kept talking about Tamil, Tamil & Tamil for Donkey years and almost stopped Hindi entering into the state
Thats one big hurdle I face when I move to other states. Hope the current generation overcomes this.
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Eye sight test, whats unusual about this pic?
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This seems to be taken on a bridge, the rocks and falls being below that bridge, This is my guess. Quite confusing for the eye's , good capture none the less.
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This seems to be taken on a bridge, the rocks and falls being below that bridge, This is my guess. Quite confusing for the eye's , good capture none the less.
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Umm, I see someone bigger than the rock sitting on the Rock

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Already solved. . Can see rahul on a rock.
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Wow!. Nice shots!.Munnar is amazing. I have fond memories from my trip there.
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Swift analysis: Beautiful car to drive in ghats and single lane highways where speed requirements are around 100 kmph. A useless car on 4-lane highways like the Krishnagiri route. Bloody thing wont pull after 130 at all.Missed my baleno a lot. Drive of 550 kms one way took us almost 12 hrs. Those visiting Munnar should not hope to make it 8-9 hrs. Often in a hurry to get there one misses out on a lot of beautiful scenes.
Not sure of this. My swift VDi easily goes till 160 and it rips in the ghats. I own Swift VDi and Baleno. I enjoy drving Swift for its turbo and top speed in 5th gear. In baleno I have to be in 4th gear to achieve the top speed which is heavy on pocket.
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Swift analysis: A useless car on 4-lane highways like the Krishnagiri route. Bloody thing wont pull after 130 at all
Really. Even I myself managed for 140's on empty 4 laned highways and expert like you can make atleast in 160's solid.
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So you're getting married?
You mean he is not already married ?

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Really. Even I myself managed for 140's on empty 4 laned highways and expert like you can make atleast in 160's solid.
Surprise, rahul is talking about his Swift DDIS. BTW, who said he is an expert ?

Nice pictures. Seems like you got yourself a nice picture.
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Rahul, How come stock wheels in Swift? When are the Pete's, the Alloys, the 195s (Neovas, Yokos) adding to the car?

I think Krishnagiri - Hosur is uphill drive and all the cars top speeds do get affected (unlike ripping Hosur - Krishnagiri downhill). I guess 130kmph in the return is fine.

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You mean he is not already married ?
Ohh John, You thought that Rahul went for his honeymoon in Munnar . No guesses, I too thought the same till i read rahul's reply to steer's comment.

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