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Old 17th February 2010, 15:30   #46
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Excellent travelogue and great photos to match it. Keep up the good work

Good to see your safari not giving you any more trouble.
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Gorgeous photos and another great travelogue. Nice to see snow in India
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Very Nice Traveloque & Well defined with concrete &
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You last photo of the night shot is really nice. It clearly shows the star movements as white bands. Looks really nice.
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Thats strange, You must have wondered & i am sure found out the reason why???? I mean we all run H/T's with out any issues. I am running since 80K kms stock one on Scorprio & still have juice for another 20K kms

I am planning the same trip this weekend, could i find something like this. Any suggestions.

PS : Amazing pics & nice travellogue
Actually, I had a blowout on the highway(NH1), after that, on an OTR, one of the tires got a bulge. So I had to replace 2 tires with Elanzo(Ultra cheap JK tires). Later, due to some alignment issues, 2 Bridgestones got uneven wear). So before ladakh trip I needed 4 new tires because even the Elanzos had some small cracks under main tread. So I decided for AT tires for more peace of mind since most places in himachal, where we go to, have very bad roads
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Excellent travelogue and great photos to match it. Keep up the good work

Good to see your safari not giving you any more trouble.
thanks hemant. Hopefully, safari is not giving trouble. But I am not sure. There are some strange sounds which need investigating. Will be showing it to the workshop on monday.
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Awesome man, white snow and white safri. Very tempting pictures
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There are some strange sounds which need investigating. Will be showing it to the workshop on monday.
OMG....I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Awesome pics, regretting not having driven off last weekend!
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Since Narkanda is just 10-11 hours away, we decided on a late start.
Get up at 8, have breakfast in market, and leave by 10am.
Looking at the cloud cover, I was expecting a snow shower overnight, unfortunately, the morning was bright and sunny.
Well, time to click some pics
A couple of pics of the view from the room
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And the most awesome, the view from the front corridor!
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A closer look
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Some different angles
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After that it was time to eat and then start the long drive back.
One last pic of the snow near Fagu
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After that the journey was mostly uneventful, but the safari has a way of raising your BP. Near shimla. I thought I was hearing some high pitched sound.
Slowed down and lowered the windows.
Yes, there was a sound, similar to brakes squeeling, only I was not using the brakes at all, I let her coast, and it became clear on the downhill stretches that its not engine sound, but coming from some bearing.
It came and went, and finally went away completely. Don't know what gremlins lurking in the white elephant, waiting to pounce on the wallet.

Later, we had lunch at Colonels Kababs, pretty uninspiring Kababs though, and admired two superbikes there. One was a Suzuki tourer which sounded like an Enfield with damaged silencer, the other one was some honda cbr thingy which sounded like a nice powerful throaty sportsbike.


Around 4:30 we touched the NH1 near ambala, took just couple of pics on the lovely Banur road
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Finally our journey ended around 9pm...

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Awesome man, white snow and white safri. Very tempting pictures
Thanks Latheesh
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OMG....I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Awesome pics, regretting not having driven off last weekend!
Me too, fingers crossed. Today morning, when I put reverse gear, some strange glass bead tinkering like sound came. Its not come again. Something sinister lurking underneath
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Seems like you had a fun filled and adventurous trip! Writeup is very nice and entertaining and great pictures too. Thanks for sharing!

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Tanveer, Fantastic travelogue. I can't beileve i was there just a couple of months ago and the surrounding has changed so much during this time.

Your one lucky guy to experience snowfall everytime. Btw, did you carry your lucky jacket even this time?

Did you stay at Hotel Hatu?
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Amazing Travelogue..!

Wish I could be there..! Too good photography, views and the white elephant!!

Simply amazing..!
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Seems like you had a fun filled and adventurous trip! Writeup is very nice and entertaining and great pictures too. Thanks for sharing!
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Tanveer, Fantastic travelogue. I can't beileve i was there just a couple of months ago and the surrounding has changed so much during this time.

Your one lucky guy to experience snowfall everytime. Btw, did you carry your lucky jacket even this time?

Did you stay at Hotel Hatu?
Nope, we stayed at the circuit house. I was carrying the jacket. but nowadays it does not always work. For example it did not work at all at Kalatop, and we got snowfall only on first day at Narkanda when we reached in the evening. Nothing more
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Amazing Travelogue..!

Wish I could be there..! Too good photography, views and the white elephant!!

Simply amazing..!
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Was waiting until the end of the travelogue to post my comment!

Mindblowing pictures as usual.
We now have another awesome thread of tsk to discuss during the Hyd T-BHP Meets!

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Your one lucky guy to experience snowfall everytime. Btw, did you carry your lucky jacket even this time?
Avi, I think it might not be the jacket. I guess one needs to arrive at the destination in true T-BHP Style... DRIVE and not in a hired cab!
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Was waiting until the end of the travelogue to post my comment!

Mindblowing pictures as usual.
We now have another awesome thread of tsk to discuss during the Hyd T-BHP Meets!



Avi, I think it might not be the jacket. I guess one needs to arrive at the destination in true T-BHP Style... DRIVE and not in a hired cab!
you actually discuss my threads at meets! I am truly flattered!
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WOW that was a quick trip and a quick log upload also!!! We were actually looking forward to get to see more pics

GREAT TRIP, LUCKY YOU!!!!
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Avi, I think it might not be the jacket. I guess one needs to arrive at the destination in true T-BHP Style... DRIVE and not in a hired cab!
Sure, give me 2 additional guys and i too would have driven to Himachal.
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Another excellent travelogue, Tanveer. Was a pleasure reading and also viewing the pics.

The white Safari in the white snow looks really made for each other.
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