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Old 5th May 2009, 13:58   #16
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Oye VDI, first let everyone see the Ganga Arati and Tractor Surprise properly. The Photos will take some time. Too many of them.
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On road trips you are not visiting 1 destination, but every town, every landscape along the highway is a destination. Now thats uncountable number of destinations, isnt it?

As you can see, this trip was not to just drive and drive but to discover spirituality.
I absolutely agree. I feel that travelling opens up the mind and exposes us to so many new things which one might not get exposed staying at one place.

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I absolutely agree. I feel that travelling opens up the mind and exposes us to so many new things which one might not get exposed staying at one place.

And look forward to meeting you
True. We must do a trip together. I was so very impressed by your solo DEL-HYD trip through the wastelands of Central India. Proves you are a Braveheart.

I was planning to do Khajurao while returning in this trip. But had to cancel due to time constraints.

Posting something from Shamshabad Airport - something that I read after realising it myself long ago. (That is not my caption, its written on Glass and No I did not get the captions idea from that)
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I thought you met him already at Arun's place one lazy sunday afternoon? Or was it that something that you were having made you forget you met him?
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I thought you met him already at Arun's place one lazy sunday afternoon? Or was it that something that you were having made you forget you met him?
I meant meet him again. Anyways always looking forward to visit HYd on one of your mega-meets in future.
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I meant meet him again. Anyways always looking forward to visit HYd on one of your mega-meets in future.
How about Hyd - Kolkata Midway Meet? I think there would be quite a few people willing from here. Can you manage the same from Kolkata end?
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Hey Tirthankar, Nice video of the Arati, man am pretty sure the atmosphere would have been electric, with all those clanging of the cymbals and bells accompanied by the mantras and the bhajan, and breeze to top it all of.

The tractor surprise somehow doesn't seem to be a surprise or a shock of late. After numerous highway trips it has ceased to have an effect on me, nor have close shaves.

Well, now waiting for the captioned snaps to make their appearance.
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Arrow CCU - VNS Onward Journey

CCU - VNS Onward Journey
  • Distance 680 Kms
  • Road: NH2
  • Pax - 1
  • Average Speeds: 80-130 kmph
  • Mileage: 13.5 kmpl
  • Stops: 1 (Lunch) [Hey no NONSTOP arguments in this thread this time, ha ha.]
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How about Hyd - Kolkata Midway Meet? I think there would be quite a few people willing from here. Can you manage the same from Kolkata end?
Thats a good idea. Midpoint is Vizag.
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Hey Tirthankar, Nice video of the Arati, man am pretty sure the atmosphere would have been electric, with all those clanging of the cymbals and bells accompanied by the mantras and the bhajan, and breeze to top it all of.

The tractor surprise somehow doesn't seem to be a surprise or a shock of late. After numerous highway trips it has ceased to have an effect on me, nor have close shaves.

Well, now waiting for the captioned snaps to make their appearance.
True. The atmosphere was serene. Felt like I have gone to some 200 years back.

The Tractor was so very well expected by me too in the heat of the moment.

The Captionshow has started. Sorry to keep you guys waiting.
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For the info of other BHP-ians, Tirthankar has taken off alone to Benaras this morning. As of sms received right now, he's crossed Isri Bazar about a half-hour ago, and should be reaching Barhi about 5 pm. He ought to be in Benaras by 10 pm, where I'm supposed to meet up with him at UP Tourism's Raahi Tourist Bungalow tomorrow afternoon.

Expect another brilliant photoblog (DRIVOBLOG® | CCU-VNS-CCU May 2009 + The Varanasi Spectacle)from him soon too.


SS-Traveler's estimates on my driving time, destination arrivals and even my mileage was closest accurate. That shows how seasoned and experienced he is. Left me amazed!!!

Posting pictures of his Vehicle.
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  • Average Speeds: 80-130 kmph
  • Stops: 1 (Lunch) [Hey no NONSTOP arguments in this thread this time, ha ha.]
Ok, here is next. Average is suppose to be average of 2 or more measures which results in one value right?

Road in 3rd pics is nice. A roller coaster???

And seems to be plenty of nice landscape too...
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[/list]Ok, here is next. Average is suppose to be average of 2 or more measures which results in one value right?

Road in 3rd pics is nice. A roller coaster???

And seems to be plenty of nice landscape too...
I meant, the speeds were between 80-130 kmph.

Yeah lovely scenery but no ghat roads. Hey you have travelled on NH2 isnt it?

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Wink Shopping at Varanasi

Shopping at Varanasi - Sabreena's Shop (Not the teenage witch).
  • The Sarees were INR 1900-2500 each
  • The special Bed sheet costed INR 2500
Overall 33% discount compared to Kolkata.

They did accept Visa/Mastercard
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Posting pictures of his Vehicle.
Hey BT, just a quick clarification - that wasn't MY vehicle, it was my bro-in-law's. The drive happened because we were transporting it back to CCU from DEL, with yours truly the designated chief driver cum chief mechanic!

I'm back in front of a computer today, so will upload my trip description soon.

And you never told me you wanted to buy sarees, else I'd have guided you to better (read: cheaper) places!

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And you never told me you wanted to buy sarees, else I'd have guided you to better (read: cheaper) places!
You can anyways share the details for the benefit of others.
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