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Old 8th December 2009, 15:19   #76
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Hey Majic, very nice narration and a pleasant ending to your travelogue. Didn't you take any pics on your way back??

One question; Wasn't the Kothu Porotta non-veg? How much did it cost you? I must try it next time!
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Old 8th December 2009, 16:45   #77
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Thanks very much CL. i do have some snaps but i am yet to learn to reduce the size of it so that it can be posted, probably some other time and with another travelouge, hey i am enjoying the photos in your travelogue
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Old 8th December 2009, 16:54   #78
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I went via Mvtpha - Thodupuzha - Idukki - Amayar - Cumbummettu - Cumbum - Theni - Madurai. Distance covered was 330kms. The roads are in excellent condition and you can easily attain three digit speeds except the Idukki - Amayar - Cumbummettu section which has hairpins and bends.

Road Condition:

Mvtpha - Thodupuzha - Idukki ----> Excellent
Idukki - Amayar - Cumbummettu ------> Good
Cumbummettu - Cumbum -------> 4kms of real bad stretch after which it gets better (Total of 11kms anyways. Not much of a deterrent).
Cumbummettu - Cumbum - Theni - Madurai ------> Excellent
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Old 8th December 2009, 17:32   #79
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Wow, that is prettey similar to what i had done, is there any point to point distances for future use.
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Old 8th December 2009, 17:36   #80
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Since I was in a hurry to reach Madurai, i did not note down the distances as such. But I have taken a few pictures of teh odo at all major stops. That was the easiest thing to do. Will post the distances after I check the pictures thoroughly.
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Old 8th December 2009, 20:07   #81
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Hi,

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i do have some snaps but i am yet to learn to reduce the size of it so that it can be posted,
You can't escape like that easily.

Prish's space: Prish Resizer

Download and use this.

And post the images.
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You can't escape like that easily.
Exactly.
Thanks trrk for the link. Majic get working.
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Thanks trrk, will defenitely look forward for posting it as soon as im able to do some good work with them.

Lalu, i am currently reading the morning edition of ooty
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Old 9th December 2009, 12:14   #84
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trrk, thanks for the thread, have taken time to add some more pictures


Enroute shops
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Tea Estates
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The Charge of the monkey brigade
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I will lead
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Watch out i am driving
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Sorry Not interested in driving, just checking for some grub!
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Mods: can you please chage the thread to Trip to Thekkady-theni-madurai (photos added)

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Old 9th December 2009, 12:14   #85
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Hi Magic,

It is nice to see your thread here. I appreciate your interest in travel that too family trip. I had been to Thekkady from Cuddalore in 1990's in a Hero Honda CD 100. That is still in my faded memories. Cuddalore to Madurai. Madurai to Bodi to Bodimettu, Rajakkadu. There I had a friend and visited him. Then went to Thekkadi Via Idukki and enjoyed the safe boating. From there via Chenganur or Chenganacheri to Trivandrum and to Kovalam had a nice rest for two days and the beach swim. On our return from Kovalam as soon as we reached Trivandrum there was bandh due to the arrest of Advani for rath Yathra. As our Chariot was of Two wheeler we escaped and reached Kutrallam. Stayed there for 2 days and returned to Madurai. Our first puncture in our 2200 ride happened in Madurai. I was not aware of all these forums So all my memories went off the record.
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Old 9th December 2009, 12:57   #86
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Navan, thanks for logging on to this thread. I think i have achieved what i wanted when my travelogue was able to refresh your memories of an old travel.

More photos being added

Eeriness of the lake

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No more boat rides

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Whats UP!

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Waterfall enroute to Lower camp
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Two rainbows enroute to Theni

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The road we returned, stopping for a break
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Dusk near lower camp
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Painting by God
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Another one
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Our trusted ride!
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Mods: request to please change the title of the thread to as mentioned in previous post!
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Hi Magic,

I see your request for the correction in the foot note of your posting. You don't have to give the request. Just take your cursor to the left side of your post on the triangle and click. That is for report and correction. Just you mention them the correction. One or the other moderator will do the job. Try to do with in 20minutes by your self if not give the report as mentioned above. Go ahead with more postings. What is your next travel plan. All the best.

I hope you didn't assume me as one among the two sitting on the road side in one of your pictures. Bye for this post
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hi Navan, thanks for the tip would do that i think my next trip would be something on time for Pongal. Thanks for visiting this thread, i think i would have to give full credit to trrk who gave me the link for software to reduce the photo size!
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Old 9th December 2009, 16:12   #89
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She was not aware of the auto lock mechanism of the car and now she had done it left the keys in car and the car was locked.
Welcome to the club

Ya, i too faced similar situation during one of my trips. And you know what? now the spare keys goes to my wife bag on long tours.

And yes, nice trip and lovely travelogue.
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Thanks mjothi for visiting my thread, i was very much aware of how you had tackled the situation as narrated in one of your travelogues ( though i dont remember which), so i was sure there was a solution for the problem. The best part is that i learnt how to do it and also as mentioned by you there is always a spare key in my wifes bag.

Please do also check out another thread a photologue http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ted-beach.html (Pictures of a Fort and a deserted beach!)
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