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Old 21st May 2010, 13:40   #46
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Must be an exciting experience. Nice, long & interesting travelogue. Really helpful.
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Old 21st May 2010, 17:34   #47
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Yes Aargee, the moment I entered that side of the hills, we saw the fog and everywhere clouds. It was thrilling at the same time very cool to drive through the small roads. Wifey was scared as nothing was visible, but I was certainly enjoying the views.

Overall a very nice experience which will be remembered for a long time.
Couldnt agree more. Just experienced it very recently. Nice pictures and a nice travelogue Srikanth.
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Old 21st May 2010, 18:37   #48
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Nice pics, Sri. The fog sure looks scary! Do you have fog lamps/extra lights? Waiting for the next set of pics and of course, the story!
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Nice pics, Sri. The fog sure looks scary! Do you have fog lamps/extra lights? Waiting for the next set of pics and of course, the story!
The Fog sure looks pretty bad. How is it currently in Munnar? Has it started raining now?
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Nice pics, Sri. The fog sure looks scary! Do you have fog lamps/extra lights? Waiting for the next set of pics and of course, the story!
Hey Chevy Lover,

I am answering on behalf of Sri.. Here is his car snap. He has a Fog lamps that come in stock.

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I read your Pune - Kodai - Ooty logs ... that was too good read from me . Here is a question for you, Do you think these fog lamps will suffice the purpose, I know this will not be as effective as your four lamp projectors? They reason I am asking it is that I have a Swift with similar fog lamp, and I planning Munnar on June 3rd week. Can these Fog lamps be handy??

@ Sri Please share your experience on this as well

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Hey Chevy Lover,
I read your Pune - Kodai - Ooty logs ... that was too good read from me . Here is a question for you, Do you think these fog lamps will suffice the purpose, I know this will not be as effective as your four lamp projectors? They reason I am asking it is that I have a Swift with similar fog lamp, and I planning Munnar on June 3rd week. Can these Fog lamps be handy??

@ Sri Please share your experience on this as well
Hey Ranjith, thanks for the effort you put in!

I must say that white lamps are very ineffective in heavy fogs. I had a harrowing time near Gudalur when we went to Ooty last year. The white light tends to scatter a lot. So it is like having a white wall of light right in front of you. It won't penetrate the fog easily.

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I was driving with my headlights on when these snaps were clicked! Do you see any effect?
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Last year when we were in Munnar we did under-estimate the Fog. Our resort was in Chinnakanal which is 22 km away from Munnar on the NH49 towards Adimali.

We reached Munnar by 6 and then we realized that we had to go another 22km. Within 15 minutes, the fog was all over us and I was driving in zero visibility and roads were a bit steep. To say the least my Fusion's fog lamps were some what helpful, but not all that great. But yes compared to the normal head lamps, they did help very much.

Lesson Learnt:
1. Plan the full distance till the resort.
2. Plan it out in such a way that you dont need to use your fog lamps.

Every one cannot be CL, HVK! At least not me. I would rather avoid night driving, if I can help it.
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Hey Ranjith, thanks for the effort you put in!

I must say that white lamps are very ineffective in heavy fogs. I had a harrowing time near Gudalur when we went to Ooty last year. The white light tends to scatter a lot. So it is like having a white wall of light right in front of you. It won't penetrate the fog easily.

I was driving with my headlights on when these snaps were clicked! Do you see any effect?
You are spot on Sir, its like driving a car in pitch dark with pencil torch
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You are spot on Sir, its like driving a car in pitch dark with pencil torch
Where did the pencil torch come from? Aren't you a bit over-exaggerating? Is it right to insult our car's headlights? I would say it is like two candles!!!

@Ampere, actually I love driving at night. There are less imbeciles to worry about! We saw so many two wheelers driving in Gudalur, in thick fog, without headlights!!! What would you call them???

I almost ran over one stupid biker who overtook a bus and came right in front of me. There are less number of these nitwits in the road at night!!

But in foggy conditions, it is a different story!

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I totally agree CL. But yes, I have never tried it. Just shying away from it.
I guess we have had enough OTs (pertinent ones at that ).

Sri, do continue with TL waiting for more. Munnar cant just get over!
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Where did the pencil torch come from? Aren't you a bit over-exaggerating? Is it right to insult our car's headlights? I would say it is like two candles!!!

@Ampere, actually I love driving at night. There are less imbeciles to worry about! We saw so many two wheelers driving in Gudalur, in thick fog, without headlights!!! What would you call them???

I almost ran over one stupid biker who overtook a bus and came right in front of me. There are less number of these nitwits in the road at night!!

But in foggy conditions, it is a different story!
I agree with CL here. I love driving at nights. The fog what we saw at Munnar is in mid-afternoon, it would have been worse if the case was after 4:00 PM. However our eyes can penetrate alot better than those lights on any car
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We rushed to the gate and were excited for what awaits. And the security guard asks for a camera ticket, we turnaround and look, no counter, he then points to the information center at right side. We quickly grab the tickets and enter the boat.

All the side seats are taken, we settle in the middle row. For our boat there is no upper deck as well. Anyways the boat starts soon after 5 mins and the cool breeze and greenery just kept us happy. Enjoy the pics -
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Some more at the lake -
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Water looks beautiful and serene. A pristine ambiance, ruined only by the crowds.
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Good to see all of them have a life jacket these days, definately a good work from KTDC to avoid anymore tragedy .
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