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Old 24th April 2010, 09:52   #46
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Hello guys,

Sorry for the delay. Internet issues again.. Will be posting the remaining logs and photos soon...
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Old 27th April 2010, 11:27   #47
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DAY 9:

We got up early as we had to visit the Dargah before it gets crowded. Left for the Dargah at around 9AM. Cameras are not allowed inside and I didnt know where the Cloak room was and anyways didnt want to keep it there. Therefore, myself and my friend decided to stay back and finish our breakfast at a Restaurant nearby and asked the other three to go first until then. We had breakfast, roti and omlette and then roamed the street and found some old structures there. Then it was our turn to get into the Dargah. We went in, offered our prayers and then went straight to the
Hotel along with the other 3 to checkout.

We had to reach Jodhpur by afternoon. Called up our aunt and informed that we would be there by 2-3 PM. The traffic was OK but there was some road repair work going on near Beawar and there was a diversion and we had to take the Kutcha Road. After we crossed Beawar we were heading towards a place called Barr, wherein you find small hills on either side of the road with peculiar looking stones. We decided to stop here for taking some snaps. Parked the car and went up a small hill. Spent around 15-20 mins and when we came down the hill, we saw that the front left tyre was flat. Maybe the puncture happened near the Kutcha road diversion.

It was almost noon and the sun was right on top of us. We were having a lot of issues, placing the jack underneath the car. And out of nowhere, a Truck Driver came to our rescue and helped us in getting the jack placed and helped us in fixing our stepney. His name was Thakur and he was from Himachal Pradesh. We thanked him from the bottom of our hearts as he came to help us when we needed it the most. We then had some tea along with him in a Dhabha nearby and then left for the puncture shop. It was hardly 2Kms from there. It took us around 30-40mins for repairing the puncture.

We were really tired in the heat. On the way we saw a nimbu pani wala on the road side and stopped to have some. The nimbu pani which we had was undoubtedly the best Nimbu pani that we have had in our life. It was really good. We then went on our way to Jodhpur again. The drive from hereon was pretty good. Saw a truck toppled and saw a Camel came running in the middle of the roar. Apart from that the drive was uneventful. We reached Jodhpur around 5-5.30. Stopped at a Bakery and got some Pastries for the kid. Spent some quality time with the kids, had dinner and then retired to the bed a little earlier as we were dead tired.

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At the Ajmer Dargah:

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Ajmer Railway Station:
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The stop for taking some snaps:
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Replacing the punctured tyre:
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With our Guardian Angel, Thakur:
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Having some tea:
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The car after taking out the tyre:
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Cooling down in the heat and then having the Nimbu Pani of our lifetime:
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A truck toppled on the roadside:
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Camel on the road:
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The best quote which I saw in this trip:
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Pics as we entered Jodhpur:
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Got some pastries for the kids:
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Snaps with the kids:
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Old 27th April 2010, 12:15   #48
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Good Travelogue and nice photos of the snow which I am yet to see.The quote in the car and camel crossing the road very good.Thanks for sharing to all of you.

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Old 27th April 2010, 16:17   #49
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Excellent one Sami. I am literally hooked on to it. Indeed, India is a vast country with equally vast and diverse culture.

Sir, one request, if you can also comment on the performance and experience with Scorpio. How did the beast behave?? Would be interesting to know.

Excellent Pictures. Please keep them coming and coming in lots
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Old 3rd May 2010, 17:45   #50
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Day 10:

Got up late for a change. We had planned to go to Mehrangarh Fort in the morning and then go to Umaid Bhavan in the evening. Had breakfast and then went towards Mehrangarh Fort, only to found out that the road was closed at the start of the winding road which goes up towards the fort due to some repair work. Only Autos and 2 wheelers were allowed. The traffic police asked us to to park the car near an open space. We didnt want to leave the car there and decided to take a different route. My cousin then told that the other route is very far and suggested we go to Mandore Garden. We had been there a few years back and it was pretty good then. We went there but found that it was opposite now with some of the monuments getting a whitewash which was a contrast compared to the others retaining the brown coating. There was litter and plastic strewn all over the place. It was pretty hot out there, even with trees around. We took some pics there and had Lassi at the restaurant on top. We then went straight back home, had lunch and then slept.

Got up in the evening but didnt go to Umaid Bhavan as planned. Instead went to my Bhabhi's home, which was near the Jodhpur Airport to drop her, along with my bro and cousin. While coming we saw this old beauty, I think it was a 1938 Chevrolet, but not sure. It was the first time for me to have seen such an old car upfront. Took some snaps along with this beauty and went home. We decided to go to a movie and watched Shahrukh's MNIK in the night show. Came back, had dinner and then planned for the next day to go to Osiyan to visit and old temple and for a camel ride on the sand dunes there.

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Getting ready to go out:
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Outside Mandore gardens:
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Inside Mandore Gardens:
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Pics with the Classic Beauty:
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Old 3rd May 2010, 18:04   #51
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The beards seems to be growing longer over the trip! Or is it that I'm growing crazier?
The quote on the car could have been rephrased a bit better. I'll get my t-shirt painted with a toned down version may be!
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Sami: Your pics are displayed side by side. So its needed to scroll left/ right to view the whole. Would have been better if it was one below other. Havent yet uploaded pics in forum, so unable to give any suggestion on upload procedure.
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Hi Suhas,

I checked and found that the pics are one below the other. Didnt find anything wrong. But anyways thanks for viewing my travelogue and your comments.
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I too get the Suhas effect. Not in one, but in 4 different laptops. Need to scroll across to see the pics.
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Looks like you were waiting near the Hinjewadi IT Park flyover while passing through Pune. I think you could have had a better choice of food when we went through here
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Excellent travelogue Sami. The deserts of Rajasthan to the snow clad Kashmir, everything has been depicted with great photographs. Indeed a trip of a lifetime.
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I too get the Suhas effect. Not in one, but in 4 different laptops. Need to scroll across to see the pics.
Check the browser version you are using. I am seeing the pictures A-OK in Firefox and IE8.
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Old 5th May 2010, 19:02   #58
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Check the browser version you are using. I am seeing the pictures A-OK in Firefox and IE8.
Thanks for the suggestion. I use IE6. Can't upgrade the one in my office pc!
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Day 10:

While coming we saw this old beauty, I think it was a 1938 Chevrolet, but not sure. It was the first time for me to have seen such an old car upfront. Took some snaps along with this beauty and went home.
If I am not wrong it is a 1930 Ford model A. I might be wrong but if you put this one up in the vintage section, the experts can come back to you with the correct name.
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Hi Sami, great pics and a nice travelogue. I am able to view all the pictures normally, here on my laptop.

As requested by other friends, please drop in a post about how the Scorpio fared in the trip of its lifetime as well
Any niggles with your beast during the trip, apart from the flat tyre ?
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