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Old 3rd June 2010, 15:57   #1
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Default Honeymoon Drive - Chennai to Delhi

What a Road Trip !!
4250 kms,
17 AWESOME Days,
Rs.10150 worth of fuel
Rs.1200/- + in Tolls
Ride of a Lifetime.

Things in my Backpack :
Laptop, Sony Digicam, Leatherman, i-pod, Shades, Eicher Road Atlas, Lonely Planet – India, Outlook – Driving Destinations, Maps – Tamil Nadu / Kerala, Emergency Contact Info

Things in my Car :
Tools, Tow Straps, First Aid Kit, electric kettle, Ready to eat food packets, Red Bull

While deciding on where or what we should do for our honeymoon, the idea of doing a roadtrip came up. With a lot of searching and pondering, I finally decided to drive up to delhi from Chennai. Hats off to my wife for being a wonderful sport and agreeing to do the trip.

We choose to stay at off beat places, and we loved every part of it. Fringe Ford in Wayand being the best experience. Much to write but I guess I would let the pics do the talking.


Leg – 1
Chennai – Vellore – Krishnagiri – Hosur – atibele – anekal – harohalli – mysore – begur – gundulpet – sultan bathery – mananthavady – thalapuza – Fringe Ford
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Old 3rd June 2010, 16:58   #2
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Hi reply2ab,
Wonderful photographs here and an awesome journey.
But a line between the snaps describing the the pics in brief would have been wonderful. Please put a line about the photos from the next post.
and yeah, wishing you a very happy married life, the start of which is very rocking!!! enjoy!!
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Old 3rd June 2010, 17:13   #3
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Congratulations to both of you. Nice start and beautiful snaps. Keep them rolling. Could you please provide details (tariff, distance from nearest town) and about your stay at Fringe Ford.

Besides, it would be better if you can mention which all places you decided to cover before reaching Delhi. Reason - heading says "Honeymoon Drive - Chennin to Delhi" and first leg ends at Wayanad

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Old 3rd June 2010, 17:17   #4
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Mindblowing trip.Thats one hell of a trip.
Amazing pics too.

Waiting for the next set of pics.Leg 2.
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WOW this is a trip of a lifetime that too on a honeymoon. The place seems to be good. Do you mind sharing the route and the price details please.
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what exactly did you serve using that huge pair of tongs in 5114?
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Old 3rd June 2010, 18:06   #7
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Wow Superb reply2ab. Excellent way to start you 1st post/travelogue. Waiting for more pics, details about the travel.

Nice to see Odugattur sign board after years, i have been to this place 6 yrs back. one of my close friends used to stay there...

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what exactly did you serve using that huge pair of tongs in 5114?
Roti Picking Equipments!
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Old 3rd June 2010, 18:36   #9
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Roti Picking Equipments!
Hey AMP, even I thought the same, may been they have to pick it up from the tandoori drum....
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reply2ab, nice report there. I bet your wife secretly hated your roadtrip-honeymoon plan. Ask her about it after the honeymoon period is over. Like say, in about 18 months.
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reply2ab, nice report there. I bet your wife secretly hated your roadtrip-honeymoon plan. Ask her about it after the honeymoon period is over. Like say, in about 18 months.
He he, now i know what not to ask .....this trip was done in Jan, since then we have ended up driving to saatal and Yamnotri, i guess need to pick up some more pace before 18 months get over.
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Default Honeymoon Drive - Chennai to Delhi (Leg-1 Contd.)

Thankyou guys for the wishes and feedback. I'll try and put in captions to as many pics as possible.

Evening at Fringe Ford
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The 520 acre property has some amazing trekking trails
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and beautiful waterfalls and streams
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the waterfall...
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while we were busy looking at the water fall our
pawed friend decided to watch over us
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the jungle socks and salt, protection from leeches...
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on the last day we started for a trek at 4:30am
and after having walked for 2 hours we saw the first
ray of light...
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we are halfway up the mountain and we realized how windy and cold it was
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the perfect morning
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"the fireline"...this cleared out stretch in between the private estate and the forest dept. protects from forest fires and also acts as a boundary.
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the 3 hour walk was completely worth it...
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the two pillars are the remains of the watch tower...i have named them the
TWIN TOWERS
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the perfect place for pictures
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Hi reply2ab,

This already looks like a great travelogue. Congrats on your marriage and this honeymoon couldn't have gotten better than this Roadtrip. Really awesome. Waiting for more snaps..
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Great Man, wating for snaps. This is really an effort.
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Default Honeymoon Drive - Chennai to Delhi (Leg-2)

After having stayed in Fringe Ford for 3 nights it was time to move on to our next leg of the journey. We drove from Wayanad to Kotagiri and stayed in kotagiri for 3 nights. The drive from gudalur to ooty is a bikers paradise. I loved driving up in my Storm too.

Leg – 2
Fringe Ford – mananthavady - sultan bathery – gudalur – ooty – kotagiri

Just before leaving Fringe Ford
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Our ride
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beautiful countryside...
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Look at the colour schemes...
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The amazing stretch of tar....loved it
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Just before ooty...
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amazing landscape and the perfect Sunset...
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In and around the place we stayed at Kotagiri
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