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Old 22nd September 2008, 17:41   #1
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Default CVT trip to Ponmudi, near Trivandrum

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In the first week of July, did a trip to Ponmudi, near Trivandrum with a friend of mine. It was a first time for both.

We left a sunny Trivandrum and reached a wet foggy Ponmudi. But we did enjoy the drive!

My friend was testing out my Sony T200.

This was the start of the hill sections of the drive.



Sorry HVK, both of us were too engrossed in the drive and the camera to really notice the distances, place names and the like.

This was almost the final leg of the drive. It was fun driving in the rain.



The whole trip was Alleppey - Trivandrum - Ponmudi - Kollam, Alleppey. It was 414 kms in all with a mileage of 15.4kpl, two of us with AC On all the time.

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Old 22nd September 2008, 18:51   #2
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Hi,

In the same trip, there was a bit of bad, potholed stretch. These are some videos of that stretch.









All of these were shot with a Sony T200.
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Hi,

I don't know know why I never put up photos related to the thread here:

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Old 20th January 2010, 20:15   #4
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Old 20th January 2010, 21:08   #5
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Been a while since i visited this place, but still have the memory of pedaling, riding TVS Champ, RX 100 and then by cars to this place from TVM Those were the days!
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Been a while since i visited this place, but still have the memory of pedaling, riding TVS Champ, RX 100 and then by cars to this place from TVM Those were the days!
Remember me trying to buy your TVS Champ
Man brings back the Trivandrum memories!! Yes, those were the days.
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trrk, some of the pics of the Honda City with the background make for some really good pictures if in higher resolution.

Seems like an interesting place to visit. How are the crowds like on weekends?
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Been a while since i visited this place, but still have the memory of pedaling, riding TVS Champ, RX 100 and then by cars to this place from TVM Those were the days!


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Remember me trying to buy your TVS Champ
Man brings back the Trivandrum memories!! Yes, those were the days.


Nut cases !

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trrk, some of the pics of the Honda City with the background make for some really good pictures if in higher resolution.

Seems like an interesting place to visit. How are the crowds like on weekends?
Think he uses mobile for pix. Some pix I think is en route to Ponmudi.

Roads are closed now for re-tarring else we would have had the meet to this place.
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Trrk Sir, wonderful pictures and travelogue, similar to the lines of the visit to Valparai. Please post more if there are any pending left. Our meeting is still pending...
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Hai TRRK,

Nice photos and videos, though a little shakey. Your photos and short explanations have captured the cooler and greener part of Ponmudi nicely.

Brings back loads of memory of the times we have driven in a bike / car up there. We had a big buyer for our products and a very friendly Dr.Venugopal at Mechinston Estate. Had to visit him every 4-6 months, became family friends, used to go on weekends and stay over and get drunk.. Those were the days.....talking about the 80's!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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Roads are closed now for re-tarring else we would have had the meet to this place.
I went to Ponmudi couple of weeks back, at that time the tarring work was progressing, but without blocking the road. The stretch up to the first curve is neatly done now and noticed that they are increasing the width of the road a bit more en route till to the top station.
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trrk, some of the pics of the Honda City with the background make for some really good pictures if in higher resolution.
They are available in higher resolution. These are from a Sony SC730 and taken by my friend. The higher resoltion ones ar there in the computer. I have reduced the sizes for ease of uploading.

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Seems like an interesting place to visit. How are the crowds like on weekends?
I have been there just once and it was not crowded at all. It was a week day. There are hardly any facilities right at the top.

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Think he uses mobile for pix. Some pix I think is en route to Ponmudi.
These are related to the trip - enroute and at the top. These were taken on 'point and shoot' cameras.

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Trrk Sir, wonderful pictures and travelogue, similar to the lines of the visit to Valparai.
Thanks, Sir.

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Please post more if there are any pending left.
Will do. I just realised that I have some more snaps taken from my Sony T200. Will be posting it later.

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Our meeting is still pending...
It is. We had a small meet last Saturday at the Alleppey Beach.

Check:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...alappuzha.html (Quick meet in Alleppey / Alappuzha)

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Hai TRRK,
Nice photos and videos, though a little shakey. Your photos and short explanations have captured the cooler and greener part of Ponmudi nicely.
Seeing some examples here, I have realised that we have a long way to go before we can take really good pictures.

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Thanks for sharing.
Thanks.
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@laluks: now that you mention the tube light flashed.
@jk: why nut cases?
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