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Old 23rd June 2010, 14:34   #31
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But I have to live with the extra NVH from the Diesel engine under the hood.
I don't actually need a horn when I am driving through the residential neighbourhood late in the night. Am I making you more jealous?
hehe!! ya ya!! go ahead!! carry on!!
Jealous for sure but just for the diesel efficiency.
Just last week drove 465kms on 3/4th of my 45litre fuel tank in the Ikon,so its not too bad though, and on better roads it can go upto 500kms.
But you will make me more jealous if you post some more beautiful pics of your travel. So carry on mate, I am all jealous!!!
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Old 23rd June 2010, 14:46   #32
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Came across a small, beautiful river:


A trip out of Real estate to TEA ESTATE - Our Valparai vacation-41a.jpg

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And I decided to take a dip:


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Old 23rd June 2010, 20:32   #33
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Very nice pictures.

I loved the sharing cake from Bangalore. Please do convey my love to your cute one and say kiddos for the same.

Waiting for the rest of the log.
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Old 23rd June 2010, 21:54   #34
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Thanks laluks - for this comment and the tips you gave me in your Valparai Travelogue thread.


More PICs from our drive around this excellent place:

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And this is one of my most favourite catches in the entire trip:

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Wife and Kid enjoying at a small pond-stream just by the side our guest-house:

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This new post has got some very good pictures. Last one is very live.
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Great pics, looks like you had a really good time there!

Valparai is a lovely place - a pleasant surprise when I visited last year, looking forward to another trip sometime!
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Old 24th June 2010, 17:21   #37
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Our original plan was to go to Top-slip on the last day. But people there advised that it's not worth because the weather was very hot there and we don't get get to see many animals. So dropped the Top-slip plan.

Had a relaxing breakfast and started from guesthouse at 1000am.

More memories from this gifted place: (I really envy the people living here):

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And hairlines across the hills held together with hairpins:

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Its a breathtaking view.

Waiting for approval from home minister to fix Valparai as the next holiday destination.
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I would say this is the most dangerous curve I have ever seen:

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Highway between Salem and Krishnagiri - every damn vehicle coming in the opposite direction:

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And he says "Enough is enough. I will take care of the driving from here":

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And with that I run-out of photos.
End of a memorable and relaxing trip.
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Breathtaking pictures, very good narration.
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ch.nathan, just loved the pics! especially the one from inside your cottage overlooking the valley. Thanks for bringing these to us.
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We're planning to visit Valparai in the near future and that's the reason why I ended up reaching here

Needless to say, I read the whole travelogues in one go .Yes, I liked the pictures and the captions too. I guess that your son is a hard core Fiat fan . (Yes, the last picture made me feel so)

Those reflections of the A/C vents(which direct air to the windscreen) in the pictures made me nostalgic. I remember those moments in which I used to try hard to get rid off that irritating reflection. But, it was much fun doing so.

I'll be sending you a PM in case if I need any help.

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Old 12th September 2010, 19:25   #44
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HI Nathan,
Your pics and simple narrations were truely worth remembering. It also appears that you are a doting father and a careful driver as well . However in your last pic I noticed that you left your son on driver's seat with the keys in the ignition hole! Should be careful being a BHPian and a father that this act can be dangerous as kids are smarter and unpredictable than what you and me think they are.
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hi nathan, loved the snaps of the palio MJD, would you please share the details of how to book the bunglows and preferably contact details if any? tariffs ETC. i would greatly apprciate any info.
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Gops, you are 100% correct. It's Tennis court bungalow, though the Tennis court is not maintained properly.
No complaints from my side though. Anyone would rather relax on the lawn than to sweat-out playing tennis on a vacation !!

And btw, first day we stayed here in this bungalow and the next day we shifted to another bungalow named "Valley View" (of the same estate). That's another awesome place with another great caretaker.

Watch this space for more photos - including "Valley View".
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