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Old 11th May 2010, 12:38   #811
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Taking a small break now.

I just checked my "Travel" folder, and it looks like I haven't posted about our trips to these places yet -
Since you did not mention the time frame for the "small break", I guess it should be over by now!
waiting for the next batch of road trips to begin!
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KP, KP Everywhere, But Not a Single Photo to See.
KP on the way.....

Sorry aargee, couldn't resist posting

The initial forest stretch
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The evening sun. @smartcat, the green hill on the right is the one you see from Bhatta's house
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Sun set
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The crowded peak in the morning. Look at the no of people and their trash
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Sun rise
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On the way back to Kukke
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These are just a few. I've got some more.

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These are just a few. I've got some more.
You aint got Jagga, then you got none.

SC. Roll out your Jaggalogues man.
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One can setup a few shops on the top, looking at the number of people there. But the views look good though.

The next set of pics will be on the way soon - have been a little busy with work.
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Wow, the trek pictures are amazing, cant wait for the rest of the pics
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What is the altitude we are talking about?
Also the initial forest stretch looks dense. Is there a stark boundary when it gets over and the grasslands start?
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What is the altitude we are talking about?
Also the initial forest stretch looks dense. Is there a stark boundary when it gets over and the grasslands start?
KP is approx 1712 msl. The total distance to the peak is 13kms. The initial 6 kms are through dense forest and the rest on open grasslands. There is no boundary as such. The forest degrades gradually to make way for the grassland.
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Default Hats off to you SmartCat

You have the best sense of humour in this forum I guess.. You have also inspired me to do more road trips and hence I'm off to Salem this weekend for a marriage and then to Yercaud for a trek!!

Here are few pics of my KP Trip.... Nice pictures i guess....
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hey which year was this? Bhattara Maney looks different. Looks like he refurbished his house with our money!
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Nice photos of Yet another KP. This looks really green. What time of the year was this?

Mr Cat, you are now long due for the next installment.
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hey which year was this? Bhattara Maney looks different. Looks like he refurbished his house with our money!
Yes, this is the new look Bhattara mane... Full with attached bathroom, jacuzzi and the likes... Just joking Actually they have extended the house to accommodate more people.... This was actually in January end this year...

We had planned to reach the peak and come down the same day... But we slowed down considerably as we neared the peak... Had not carried any sleeping bags or tents!! and guess what! We started descending at 1 AM with 2 powerful torches (we were 8 people). Till about 3 AM there was some moon light and hence it was not so difficult... but later it became pitch dark and we came back to the Mantapa and had that fire.. being January it was damn cold!! Was quite an experience


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Nice photos of Yet another KP. This looks really green. What time of the year was this?

Mr Cat, you are now long due for the next installment.
As i said, January this year
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Way to go Anantu. For the first time I'm seeing a photo where a lady is seen in KP trek. It allays all fears of taking women on such stretches.
It's raining treks! And I'm loving it!
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Way to go Anantu. For the first time I'm seeing a photo where a lady is seen in KP trek. It allays all fears of taking women on such stretches.
It's raining treks! And I'm loving it!
She is one brave girl.. I'm not sure if everybody can do it though..

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and guess what! We started descending at 1 AM with 2 powerful torches (we were 8 people). Till about 3 AM there was some moon light and hence it was not so difficult... but later it became pitch dark
You know what? You guys are tap! tap! tap! trekking in the night with a torch!




GOA (Yet Again) 2007 TRIP PICS


Pic 1: A Pune friend of mine had called me up and asked me if we could all meet up in Goa for a chat. I said yes (obviously) and called Jagga at 9:30 PM.

I'm driving down to Goa tomorrow morning to meet my stock market buddies. You coming?
Um.. OK! Count me in!

That's Jagga for you - he takes about 3 seconds to take a decision on joining a road trip. And we set off to Goa the next day.

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Pic 2: There are about 10 different & interesting routes to get to Goa from Bangalore. This time, we picked the Agumbe route. Agumbe is called the Cherrapunji of South, and the Agumbe ghats is great fun.

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Pic 3: Some people truly have no road sense - jumping lanes and stopping on other side blocking traffic at the railway gate.

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Pic 4: Such irresponsible road behavior really gets my goat.

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Pic 5 & 6: Firangis are quite surprised when they see cows on the road. They should see this!

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Pic 7, 8 & 9: Approaching Agumbe now.

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Pic 10: We stopped by the roadside and climbed up the stairs to the viewpoint. Monkeys have already taken a liking to the car.

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Aaha. welcome to agumbe. the capital of the king cobra!
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