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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:27   #121
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I seriously thought those tyres were a cheap replacement for lifeboats - since I've mostly seen them on small passenger ferries
Wow! Are you serious? I thought you'd put that comment only for a tease.
Anyway, any bugger who owns such a liner, is bound to have two choppers and some speedboats on them!
It would be strange to see tycoons wading the deepsea in lifeboats!

And the late night show doesn't look anything like a late night show!
Rather the next morning I see some half naked guys!

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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:35   #122
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And the late night show doesn't look anything like a late night show!
Rather the next morning I see some half naked guys!
I knew I shouldn't have put that photo up!
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awesome long thread!!! found it really interesting and the routes are aptly noted down. So 100000kms has ended? or its still chugging along?
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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:50   #124
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It's still ON, but post-marriage, the destinations are mostly close to Bangalore.

But I'm slowly getting inspired by MX6, ADC etc who have gone long distance road-trotting with their wife and kid.

Maybe we'll do a Sikkim trip sometime in the future. We had planned to do it in 2007, but it was cancelled because a few guys dropped out.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:57   #125
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But I'm slowly getting inspired by MX6, ADC etc who have gone long distance road-trotting with their wife and kid.
I'm overwhelmed! Let me increase the pace of your inpiration by coming with my European odysseys with family!
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Old 24th February 2010, 00:02   #126
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Bring it on!

Rajasthan Trip Continued:

Pic 1: At the town of Murud, we turn left and head towards the sea.

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Pic 2: Coastal Maharashtra is wet in middle of summer?

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Pic 3: We obviously like the weather!

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Pic 4: We spot the ocean finally.

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Pic 5: Murud Janjira Fort is in the middle of the ocean! You need a boat to get to the Fort. We keenly peer into the ocean to see if we can spot the Fort.

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Pic 6: And we do. And we didn't know it was so far into the ocean.

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Pic 7: This is the closest we could get to, from the road. Murud Janjira Fort has been an impregnable fort, that is, it has never been conquered by the attacking forces.

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Pic 8: For those who haven't been to Murud Janjira, do check out Google Images. We notice a large queue for the boats taking tourists to the Fort.

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Pic 9: We realized that if we stay at this place for more time, we might be late for the wedding in Surat. We have snacks and leave for Mumbai..

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Pic 10: .. soaking in the scenery.

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Pic 11 & 12: Sunset at Murud Janjira.

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Very nice. The fort in the ocean was also posted in another thread, which is when it got my attention for the first time. I remember the writer said, when there were high tides you cannot reach there. Did you try venturing?

PS: I hope I am talking about the same fort !
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Ali_G has written a much better travelogue to Murud Janjira with a lot better photos
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...photoblog.html (Murud Janjira (Photoblog))

We didn't try venturing there because we were short of time - we had a wedding to get to in Surat and we had planned to see Daman.

From Bangalore, it is quicker and shorter to get to Murud Janjira from Kolhapur (NH4). But at the last moment, we decided to drive down to Goa and then get to Murud Janjira - because we had not seen the Goa - Mumbai road. That cost us a few hours.
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Pic 1: We reach Mumbai. The toll booth guy happy to see a KA registered car and speaks to us in Kannada.

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Pic 2: We spot a Hummer gingerly going over a tiny road hump like a delicate darling, while other vehicles flew past. We have a hearty laugh.

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Pic 3: We stopover for the night somewhere on Mumbai - Surat NH8. The next day in the morning, we spread out our trusty half-torn India map to make the driving plan for the day.

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Pic 4: Jagga grows horns when he takes over the wheel.

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Vid 1: On NH8 - 30 second video. I'm driving, Naveen holds the camera, Binny maintains the accounts (expenses, who paid etc) while Jagga reads Tinkle comics.



Pic 5: We reach Vapi and turn left towards Daman. We straight away ask for the "beach". After following the directions to the dot, we get lost.

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Pic 6: We finally get to the beach, which is unlike any other we've seen. You have to walk for over a kilometre on the beach to get to the water.

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Pic 7: Sand is mixed with clay - so it is hard. Hard enough to drive a car on the beach.

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Pic 8: But authorities had put up a big board warning visitors not to drive on the beach. So obviously, we drop the idea.

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Pic 9: This beach looks a lot of Rann of Kutch. Even when we get to the water, it is very shallow. You will have to walk another 2 kilometres before you start drowning.

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Pic 10 & 11: The place is too hot and the clay is sticky. So we find a nice bench under a tree.

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Pic 12: We have some drinks (me, the fizzy type) and food at the restaurant closeby and head towards Surat.

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Pic 13: Before leaving, Naveen decides to clip his toe-nails so as to look "decent" for the wedding.

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Pic 14: We enter Surat city. If my wife ever desires to see the Eiffer Tower, I'll just get her to Surat and save some money!

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Pic 15: Neveen wants to put his best foot forward at the wedding, just in case he meets any girls there. So he even gets a haircut!

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Pic 16: We have a hearty Gujju meal at the wedding. It's sweet (literally) and I like it. We are ready to drive 1500 km if offered a free meal!

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Pic 17: After the wedding, we drive down towards Ahmedabad.

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The close-up of the feet is a big turn off.
And now I get it as to how you travelled 100,000 kms. You've been reading the map upside down, like in the picture. No wonder!
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Well, what did you expect? Katrina Kaif's feet?
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Well, what did you expect? Katrina Kaif's feet?
Well, personally I don't have any preference for Katrina. But you guys set the expectations high with that photo of the late night tv show!
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Great pics smartcat and very entertaining reading.
Pic8 on NH17 are Buddhist caves near Mahad.
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Very nice. The fort in the ocean was also posted in another thread, which is when it got my attention for the first time. I remember the writer said, when there were high tides you cannot reach there. Did you try venturing?

PS: I hope I am talking about the same fort !
Will definitely try it some time. The "foot"-note is amazing?
A prized possession?
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One more foot photo, in Surat.

And before you ask, NO. We don't have our "talks" like this all the time.

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Pic8 on NH17 are Buddhist caves near Mahad
Thanks for the info - doing some Google research on it.
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