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Old 3rd January 2014, 13:51   #151
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Assuming you are talking about the Theekoyi Poonjar Erattupetta route, Arent there chances of encountering fog while coming down the hill late in the evening. Just a thought.
I am talking about Kanjirappally - Anakkal - Pinnakkanad - Thidanad - Erattupetta - Bharananganam - Pala. You need to take a right from Kanjirappally town to go to this route.

If you go straight, you can go via Ponkunnam. 2-3 kms from Kanjirappally, you will find "Elegance" if a restaurant beckons.

I don't think there will be any chances of fog in the Kanjirappally - Erattupertta route as these are normal altitude places. This is a curvy route - but used to be in great condition some time back. Not sure of the latest update though.

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I spoke with Econest Asha Sadan, Wagamon this morning.

He has confirmed availability of cottages and rooms in the resort.
As of now there are only nine confirmed members as we see it.

Confirmed attendees:

dhanushmenon+ 1+ 2
naveen.raju+1
figo_mba+1+1
jacs+1+2
vaisakhr
mistakenguy
aswin_ajith
Speed.Demon
revintup

Accordingly< i have blocked four family cottages for the four families + one large cottage for the five bachelors at the resort for the said dates.
Any more entrants need to pipe up sooner so that accomodation arrangements can be sorted out well in time.
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I will be at work during these days but try to make it as a bachelor, if possible. No arrangements for me as of now.
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Here's the skeleton plan. Keeping placeholders for sightseeing.

Date : 1st February 2014

7:30 AM Start from Karingachira Passport Office
9:30 AM Breakfast and refreshment from Kanjar
<Placeholder for sightseeing - Drive time is about an hour from Kanjar>
1:30 PM Lunch from the Restaurant near Pine Forest
<Placeholder for sightseeing>
5:00 PM Check-in & High tea @ Econest Resort
7:30 PM Campfire followed by Dinner @ Econest Resort


Date : 2nd February 2014

9:00 AM Breakfast @ Econest Resort
<Placeholder for sightseeing - Drive time is about an hour to Kuttikkanam>
1:00 PM Lunch @ Kuttikkanam (Kuttanad or Avenue Relish are decent)
<Placeholder for sightseeing>
5:00 PM Start to Kochi from Kuttikkanam
8:00 PM Reach back Karingachira


Sightseeing spots suggested so far are Vagamon falls, Mundakkayam Ghat, Murugan Para, Pine Forest, Kurisumala, Dairy Farm, Parunthumpara, Anchuruli, Panchali medu etc. Please pour your suggestions and fill the placeholders with the best options. Lets keep it simple and not too many.

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Old 7th January 2014, 23:04   #155
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Adding my name to the list.

Confirmed attendees:

dhanushmenon+ 1+ 2
naveen.raju+1
figo_mba+1+1
jacs+1+2
vaisakhr
mistakenguy
aswin_ajith
Speed.Demon
revintup
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Adding Deetjohn also to the list.

Confirmed attendees:

dhanushmenon+ 1+ 2
naveen.raju+1
figo_mba+1+1
jacs+1+2
vaisakhr
mistakenguy
aswin_ajith
Speed.Demon
revintup
BigBrad
deetjohn
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Awesome! How many cars are we taking?
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Awesome! How many cars are we taking?
1. Xuv-dhanushmenon
2. Ecosport-naveen.raju+1
3. Figo - figo_mba+1+1
4. Xylo/fusion -jacs+1+2
5. Swift - vaisakhr
6. Punto - mistakenguy
7. Etios? revintup
8. Swift - deetjohn
9. WagonR - speed.demon
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I got a mail from Sagar at Econest this evening (the place where we have arranged the accomodation for the drive at Wagamon)

He has asked me to confirm booking ASAP, which indirectly means "Show me your money or move aside".
Our newbie Aswin_ajith is co-ordinating as a treasurer for the drive.
As mentioned earlier, we have pre blocked some rooms.

If anyone else plans to drop in, kindly update it in this thread as soon as possible so that the rooms may be arranged accordingly.

All members attending are also requested to deposit Rs 1000 onto Aswin_ajith's account for him to enable advance payment.

Please PM him your email id for account details. He might respond by email (as he is still a newbie and does not have PM previlege)
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Guys,

As informed I have to drop out from the plan due to an unavoidable family event that came in without much of advance notice. However I am trying my best efforts to join the day drive. Shall confirm couple of days before the drive date.
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Some change in plans which shaped out in the last few hours.

There was some issue in accomodation at Wagamon.
Mistakenguy however salvaged the situation by booking another resort at Kuttikkanam.

So now, the drive meet destination has been changed to Kuttikkanam.

Onward route

Kochi- Muvattupuzha- Thodupuzha- Moolamattom- Wagamon- Kuttikkanam
(123 Kms. Start Point Maradu)

Return route

Parunthumpara- Kuttikkanam- Mundakkayam- Pala- Thalayolaparambu- Kanjiramattom- Kochi
(127 kms. End point Maradu)

Resort booking has been done for three villas catering for three families and six bachelors (Three families and five bachelors have confirmed as of now)
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I think we should come back via Uzhavoor from Pala. That road is really a lot of fun.
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I think we should come back via Uzhavoor from Pala. That road is really a lot of fun.
We chose this road since it will anyway be dark by the time we will be crossing that place and we wouldn't get to see anything.
Moreover, this was opined to be the fastest route and after sundown, wouldn't it be better to reach back faster??
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Old 30th January 2014, 12:10   #164
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Hi all. How is the trip looking? There's been no updates for quite a while. And I am checking on this thread everyday!!
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Old 30th January 2014, 12:48   #165
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The trip is happening as planned.

The meet up point is opposite karingachira pass port office.
Meet up time- 0700 hrs.

I am not quite sure of the firm plans of breakfast, lunch or the sight seeing stops enroute.
Aswin_Ajith/ Speed.Demon/ revintup may throw some light into this subsequently.

Confirmed attendees:

naveen.raju+1
figo_mba+1+1
vaisakhr
mistakenguy
aswin_ajith
Speed.Demon
revintup
BigBrad
deetjohn

microaubin, please intimate your confirmation of attendance so that necessary arrangements can be made for stay and food
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