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Old 21st January 2010, 22:04   #1
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I had driven to Nagpur in July 2009, a 1100 km journey from Kolkata via NH6.

I have always loved Nagpur. Apart form it being clean and green, there is something elite about it. Mediocrity seemed to be absent. Its either a Toyota Camry or a Two Wheeler, something like that.

Nagpur is something what Hyderabad could have been like. I really wish to live in that city to feel its charm more. Every meal I have had there was a tasty one, especially the thali category.

I used to frequent the city often in 2006 and all I knew then was the Pride Hotel and the Airport. One of the interesting things I noticed for sure were the sheer number of women riding scooters, face covered.
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Old 22nd January 2010, 14:41   #2
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Would love to shift to a smaller, relatively peaceful place like this any day. Metros bug me big time.

As usual, excellent photos and coverage from your side. Keep it up.
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Wonderful photos basu!!nice work.
And why were you parked at the parking lot for a day ?
I did see your TGDC application. I applied too but that time I was not on TBHP, though had been following it since a year before I joined.
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Old 22nd January 2010, 15:29   #4
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Nice pictures as expected.
BTw how did you find Cedia?
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Old 23rd January 2010, 14:41   #5
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Would love to shift to a smaller, relatively peaceful place like this any day. Metros bug me big time.
Bingo! That was very idea of putting up this thread.

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And why were you parked at the parking lot for a day ?
That parking lot was used by me many times before in my earlier trips. Nobody bugs you, no tariff, and while you work on your laptop/ chat with co-passengers and eat food, the moving imagery outside the window from there breaks the monotony.

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Nice pictures as expected.
BTw how did you find Cedia?
The Cedia is a Torque Skate. You can drive it @ 4th Gear at 20kmph without juddetring. Watch my Reversodrift.

Note: The test drive video was performed after careful planning on a open field near the showroom without any potential hazards nearby. Viewer Discretion Recommended

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Old 23rd January 2010, 15:54   #6
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Wow, I wasnt aware of "these" skills of yours.
But did the dealer oblige to give the car for such an 'adventure'??

And, will you guys come back to Bangalore/pass through Bangalore on your way back from TVM? Would love to meet you in person
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Additional Info: This was Futala Lake ( what a name!)

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Had been to Nagpur some 4-5 years back. What I liked were the following:

- Even the smallest "Gully" looked like a 4 line highway
- Considerably very neat city. On top if you ever go to civil lines, its notches higher.

And the best of all:
- I had been to Nagpur in the summers. While going on from the railway station to our place of residence, we stopped at a signal. To my horror, I saw a cloth-wrapped hand guiding a scooter ( A La Mummy styling). On further probing I see a body fully wrapped. Only place, where there were no clothes, were the eyes, which had sun-glasses. My imagination of a modern day Mumy was complete.

That day I learnt, that it is the usual practice of all the ladies there. If they don't adhere to this ritual, they end up with instant tan and can easily get sun-burns.
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Old 1st February 2010, 00:19   #9
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I was posted in nagpur for a year and i really liked the city . Its one of the very well planned and maintained city in india. Credit goes to mr chandrashekhar who in his short stint of two years changed the city to what it is today.
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Its one of the very well planned and maintained city in india.
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To my horror, I saw a cloth-wrapped hand guiding a scooter ( A La Mummy styling). On further probing I see a body fully wrapped. Only place, where there were no clothes, were the eyes, which had sun-glasses. My imagination of a modern day Mumy was complete.
The climate can become very harsh there.

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Wow, I wasnt aware of "these" skills of yours.
But did the dealer oblige to give the car for such an 'adventure'??
I had told the dealer beforehand that the vehicle needs testing for handling and maneuverability. And such a video will instill confidence among prospective buyers.
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babu where are the photos of HVK travelogue....please continue posting them...and once again nice work.
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The Bhagyrekha snap was a nice one. Hooked to this one.
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Nagpur has changed a lot in 10 years! During my college days, it used to be a crowded city and narrow roads. Now, i am not able to identify locations from your photographs. Have you been to Ambasari lake ?
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babu where are the photos of HVK travelogue....please continue posting them...and once again nice work.
All that travel was hard work. Resting now. Please bear the slight delay.

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The Bhagyrekha snap was a nice one. Hooked to this one.
Roads are Bhagyarekha of Urban Agglomerations.

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Nagpur has changed a lot in 10 years! Now, i am not able to identify locations from your photographs. Have you been to Ambasari lake ?
I can understand. Not very long ago, there was no glamor factor attached to a non-metro. I did not visit Ambasari. I have yet to see Nagpur thoroughly. That was a too short stint.

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Nagpur simply Rocks ! :-)

Dont know if you guys have visited the following places :-
1) Tadoba (Wild life Sanctuary)
2) Nagjhira (Wild life Sanctuary)
3) Nave Gaav Baandh (Wild life Sanctuary) - All 3 above are around 100-150 kms from Nagpur

4) Golden Temple - Budhha temple (Kamptee) - 20 Kms from Nagpur
5) Chikhaldara - Hill station - Off Nagpur- Mumbai Highway (180 Kms)
6) Pachmadhi - Hill station (M.P) - 250 Kms
7) Ramtek (Raam temple) & Khindey dam - 70 Kms from Ngpur

and many more.....

For Foodies : You must try -

1) Samosa's & Chat's @ Nagpur
2) Saavji Food (Like Dhabas else where) - Most spicy food (Veg / Nonveg)
3) Haldiram's outlet for Sweets & Chats
4) Poha (Avalakki Bath) & Jalebi's in morning (Small shops @ signals)

and many more....

Love Nagpur !
After all, its 2nd greenest city after Bangalore and 2nd most clean city after Hydbad (As per records)

- Cheers !
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