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Old 4th February 2011, 16:00   #76
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Hi tsk1979!
I hope you enjoyed your trip a lot!
the pictures are indeed interesting!
How was the riding of your Safari?
The roads are indeed fun! I wish i could go there too!
Will plan on going there sometime!
Cheers!
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Old 4th February 2011, 17:52   #77
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LOL!!!
This travelogue is definitely very interesting especially with the filmy twist.

tsk - make sure you watch the kannada movie. I am sure it would be a lovely memory.
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Old 4th February 2011, 20:12   #78
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Super TLog as always.. TSK and the WE go where no man can.....

I've seen some offroaders carry large rubber tiles/mats or sometimes those long metal 'ladders' which are used to gain traction.. would such things help in the marshy land ?
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@tsk1979: Please run the rann some more. Age kya hua?
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Hi tsk1979!
I hope you enjoyed your trip a lot!
the pictures are indeed interesting!
How was the riding of your Safari?
The roads are indeed fun! I wish i could go there too!
Will plan on going there sometime!
Cheers!
Thanks, it was riding fine
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LOL!!!
This travelogue is definitely very interesting especially with the filmy twist.

tsk - make sure you watch the kannada movie. I am sure it would be a lovely memory.
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Super TLog as always.. TSK and the WE go where no man can.....

I've seen some offroaders carry large rubber tiles/mats or sometimes those long metal 'ladders' which are used to gain traction.. would such things help in the marshy land ?
Thanks guys!
Yes, a metal ladder will help, but can't say the same about rubber mats. This slush was a little too deep
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@tsk1979: Please run the rann some more. Age kya hua?
Thats all for the Rann, from now on its Tar roads to dolavira, and some birding. Update will come soon!
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Good stuff tsk!

My respect for the Safari has gone up to an entirely new level!
And the whole experience has been covered very well in the TL!

Hope to read more soon.
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Old 9th February 2011, 13:56   #82
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Default Birds

Its the second last day of the five day weekend.
Udaipur beckons, but.... we have to see Dholavira first.
Since we had come out so far, we decide to see Dholavira also.
Worst case, we will reach Udaipur late...

So with an assortment of fruits purchased from local market (see we are learning from mistakes), we set out.

At Bachau, the road for Dholavira bifurcates.
Its pretty narrow and bumpy too in stretches.

Conversations with local villagers reveal that we need not go to Rapar. A shorter route exists through the villages.

So be it.

the route indeed was little shorter, and passed through little villager, and then came a moment which made me very glad, that I had chosen to take the country roads.,

A small pond... and birds.
I guess they are cranes?

So here you go. an entire post dedicated to flight... and birds.
I am not much of a birder, so please excuse the not so good quality.

All shots, except for wide angle, with the Panasonic FZ-35
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Awesome Tlog Tanveer. Loved every single snap. The narration was crisp and totally to the point. I love the way you write.

Read 3 "Rann TLogs" back to back, and man, makes me want to go there as soon as possible. Now, where is my manager when i need him the most .
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Thanks Swanand! I am glad you liked it.
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As usual, a 5* rated TL from Tanveer. Amazing pics and detailed description of the each incident and place of visit. Love your TL's & am always glued to your TL's. Keep the last pics coming. Wish I had access to youTube at Office, alas it's blocked and would see your WE's Shooting once I am back home, till then, keep the pics coming.

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Actor - Sudeep aka Kichha...... Has worked in few Hindi movies with Ram Gopal Verma.
Isin't he the same one, who acted in Rakth Charitra as the Cop or Special Investigation Officer?

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He was closing up, and his assistant literally ran away on seeing the car(He was not to be seen the entire evening after that).
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Hi Tanveer,

Have been following this adventure of yours for the past few days. I agree with everyone that I have never seen such beautiful sunset pics before on this site. Really amazing pics. Also liked your experience about the WE getting stuck in the marshy terrain. Waiting for more updates bro.
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Old 22nd February 2011, 18:23   #87
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Default Dholavira

After the birding, it was a short run to the main highway, and from there approx a 100kms was Dholavira.
It was mostly a straight run, and we got only one Traffic jam, or should I say Cattle jam.

It happened on the long straight through a section of the white Rann to Dholavira
A couple of pics on the way
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As google would tell you Dholavira is one of the numerous Indus valley civilization excavation sites. This civilization is one of the oldest known, and happens before the Aryans came to India.

A short pictorial of the area. I am not much of a history buff, and will let the pics do the talking

First the museum
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The Actual site
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Beyond the horizon lies the white Rann
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It was around 2 we set on the highway again, and tried to take a detour to the white Rann.
Unfortunately, a very grim BSF soldier with a very big rifle stopped us, and we could not go to the Rann, barely a couple of kms away.

Nevertheless, we came across the long straight again, and this time I stepped into the White Rann. I learn well, and this time the WE was left on the road, and I attempted to walk, only to rush back as my feet were sinking in.
A pic
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It was indeed very very marshy!
Maybe in April its drivable, but as of now, its was not even walkable.

After that we merged with the Main Adesar highway, and had a lousy lunch. This is the standard fare on highways there. No good Dhabas, and no good food.

Thankfully the highway to Udaipur was 4 laned. and progress was brisk. Sometimes, esp on blind curves, you would find youself headlight to headlight with a wrong side vehicle, but quick evasive action and nothing happens. You sort of get used to it.
When oncoming is a truck, you shift to left lane, when its smaller than you, you scare it witless, and then move to left lane. Either way, you move to left lane.

A couple of night drive pics, and then I held the wheel, to Udaipur...
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A quick call with HV confirmed that RTDC was the best place to stay. Around 9:30pm we were checking in, and after that it was time to head to the lake to catch a night view of the palace, and have a really expensive dinner which was not worth it. Pics coming oon

TO BE Concluded.........
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Default The end of a long journey!

so thats all folks, we reached udaipur, had a lousy dinner, and next day drove back to Delhi.
Nothing much to write about. I will post a few random crane pics from some other ponds, and some night shots of udaipur
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