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Old 6th May 2009, 18:06   #31
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You can anyways share the details for the benefit of others.
that's coming up - keep a track of http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...26-nh-2-a.html. Not so fast!!! Unless there's an emergency and you're already at Benaras...
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Old 6th May 2009, 18:42   #32
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Hey BT, just a quick clarification - that wasn't MY vehicle, it was my bro-in-law's.
And you never told me you wanted to buy sarees, else I'd have guided you to better (read: cheaper) places!
I missed the elaboration there. Clarified now.

I will be visiting again, so will take the shopping tips from you now.
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Old 6th May 2009, 18:44   #33
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I dont have anything to write here. Its all there in the pictures. Please ignore this sentence.
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Old 6th May 2009, 18:45   #34
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As usual Nice one. Do you have more pictures?
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Old 6th May 2009, 19:00   #35
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As usual Nice one. Do you have more pictures?
Yes the main set of pictures are yet to be posted.
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am sure people were surprised to see a AP reg vehicle . Is photography prohibited inside the fort ?
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I also express my thankfulness to Bhpian SS-Traveler for helping me out with directions during entering Varanasi, as I am too lazy and ignorant to carry maps or switch on my GPS Device.
Omitted to mention earlier, but Bhpian SS-Traveller was progressively getting his blood pressure to reach out to the stratosphere as he drove through Haryana and Western UP, when he realized that Bhpian BTirthankar had almost hopelessly lost his way at 11pm, by turning left and diverting to the south of the expressway, when he was repeatedly told to turn right, i.e. head north to get to Benaras city. What made the systolic climb even higher was SS-Traveller's realization that here was a solo featherweight not-too-experienced gentleman in the guise of Bhpian BT drifting around alone in an expensive and desirable vehicle in Eastern UP at midnight, like a ripe banana all ready for a monkey to pluck and eat! He could have so easily been surrounded, and his car separated from him at gunpoint, with peril to his life.

BT, and anyone else contemplating this, a word of advice from someone who knows: Keep off dark lonely roads in the zone west of Barhi (and more so, west of the Sone River) and east of Benaras, between 10 pm and 5 am.

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Almost the same thing happen to me last sunday while I was coming back from Dharampuri to Krishnagiri. I was driving in the right lane. Suddenly I saw a Matador is coming in wrong side to my lane. I cant brake as a Alto was tailgating and cant go to left lane as there was another vehicle. But at God grace some how I had avoid the Matador. The left lane guy gave me space as he might have seen the Matador.

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Video of Driving on a Sharp Curve on NH2 trying to overtake an Amby and a Tractor Surprises without any logic.

Even God failed to give the people of this Country - 'Common Sense'

Anyhow how many Saree did you present to your Better Half.

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The left lane guy gave me space as he might have seen the Matador.

Anyhow how many Saree did you present to your Better Half.
In those situations you are are at the mercy of that 'left lane guy'

2 Sarees.

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He could have so easily been surrounded, and his car separated from him at gunpoint, with peril to his life.

BT, and anyone else contemplating this, a word of advice from someone who knows: Keep off dark lonely roads in the zone west of Barhi (and more so, west of the Sone River) and east of Benaras, between 10 pm and 5 am.
Warning Noted. By 10 pm I had reached Benaras. But mistakenly took the wrong turn and then again, detoured towards Mughalsarai Station on GT Road.

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am sure people were surprised to see a AP reg vehicle . Is photography prohibited inside the fort ?
Yes they were surprised. Most of them (gatekeeper, parking attendants) thought I arrived from HYD.

Photos prohibited.
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Warning Noted. By 10 pm I had reached Benaras. But mistakenly took the wrong turn and then again, detoured towards Mughalsarai Station on GT Road.
@ BT: Read this and this. You'll understand better why I was worried.
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@ BT: Read this and this. You'll understand better why I was worried.
I understand. Something hapenned that morning too on our return date.
Thats why maybe I had to take a detour.

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Finally - The Varanasi Spectacle

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great shots. They say there are crocodiles and dolphins in the river. Did you manage to spot any or get to hear anything ?
The Magic water is interesting. Wish it was maintained better.
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Thats excellant travelogue, My family members are discussing with me to visit Varanasi in near future! I am figurring out best time which suits our requirement of less crowd and pleasant weather.

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