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Old 16th May 2013, 08:35   #1561
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I think the ideal place would be at velloorkkunnam. After the hdfc bank, (which is on the left side immediately after HP Petrol pump). There is ample room for parking our rides. Incidentally what would be the best time that you reckon to arrive there?

Sounds good.

They are setting off from vytilla at around 7:30 right? So I guess we should reach the spot by around 8:15 or so.

Vaisakh, we will need another photoshoot at Muvattupuzha!!
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Naveen, what about the phone number mate?
The list is ready (except for two numbers). Shall PM the details to all.
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Guys heard an ad of the Cochin auto expo which is to be held at marine drive on 24th, may. The ad said the show will feature rolls, astons etc and mini cooper TD too. The show was suppose to be conducted at island on 11th. They have a website also, just google and you will get.

The show is for three days starting on 24th i suppose. I will be going on 25 ish.

Thanks Naveen, got the list. Btw I have another number also I will send you that. Both are in use but I prefer this one.

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On 25th, if its post lunch, I am in. My Ezhimala trip seems cancelled as of now. So I should be free over that weekend.

Prospect of a mini meet??
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Guys heard an ad of the Cochin auto expo which is to be held at marine drive on 24th, may. The ad said the show will feature rolls, astons etc and mini cooper TD too. The show was suppose to be conducted at island on 11th. They have a website also, just google and you will get.

The show is for three days starting on 24th i suppose. I will be going on 25 ish.
Are you referring to the same one here: link
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Are you referring to the same one here: link
Yes it is the same. Don't know whether they will postpone it again. Changes are less since they are putting ads in the radio and all.
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Guys,

Was offline for couple of days due to some family commitments. Happy to see the plan is almost freeze and its just matter of "tentative" to "confirm".

Naveen - Thanks for the contact database.

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Our dear Bhpian Jose.Joseph is getting married today.
Congrats Jose.Joseph for his new venture and adventure. So are we expecting a honeymoon couple for our drive?
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Congrats Jose.Joseph for his new venture and adventure. So are we expecting a honeymoon couple for our drive?
Unfortunately, no.

Jose is returning to the US after a week or so.

Will miss you during the drive, Jose!
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Good news chaps!!

The Ernakulam- thrippunithura- muvattupuzha- thodupuzha-muttom- erattupetta - Vagamon route seems to be the best route, and it has excellent roads throughout.

Total distance from Vytilla to Vagamon is 107km, and the driving time is around 5 - 6 hours.

I got this info from the big man himself, BHPian hvkumar, so I'm sure it will be correct.

He has sent me a document with the route written down to the minutest detail, which I will post here soon.
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Good news chaps!!

The Ernakulam- thrippunithura- muvattupuzha- thodupuzha-muttom- erattupetta - Vagamon route seems to be the best route, and it has excellent roads throughout.

Total distance from Vytilla to Vagamon is 107km, and the driving time is around 5 - 6 hours.

I got this info from the big man himself, BHPian hvkumar, so I'm sure it will be correct.

He has sent me a document with the route written down to the minutest detail, which I will post here soon.
Great news Speed.

Waiting for the details.
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Good news chaps!!

The Ernakulam- thrippunithura- muvattupuzha- thodupuzha-muttom- erattupetta - Vagamon route seems to be the best route, and it has excellent roads throughout.

I got this info from the big man himself, BHPian hvkumar, so I'm sure it will be correct.

He has sent me a document with the route written down to the minutest detail, which I will post here soon.
So my route estimate was correct. He had once given me directions to parunthumpara from kochi. My route estimate stemmed from those directions. So, I was quite sure the route is proper for him to have suggested it.
Vagamon isn't far from there.

Speedie, kindly share the info here so that I could get the lat longs and feed it onto my GPS.
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Well, here it is guys.

Its an Excel sheet with each and every turn given in detail.

Applause to the Wikipedia of Indian roads - hvkumar.
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File Type: xls EKM Idukki Vagamon.xls (38.0 KB, 320 views)
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Well, here it is guys.

Its an Excel sheet with each and every turn given in detail.

Applause to the Wikipedia of Indian roads - hvkumar.
The routes are tempting. Especially the Idukki one must be so scenic.So I guess we still stick to our plan of 107 kms and a day's drive . So sad.
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The Idukki route details are tempting. How about taking that route for one of the legs(onward or return) ??
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Going via Idukki - Kattappana is too long to reach Vagamon. Its worth if we are driving to Ramakkalmedu or other nearer destinations. Yes roads are just awesome and scenic. If lucky, spot some tuskers near Meenmutty water channel. Here's one snap posted from a drive via Idukki.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post3014399

Elappara to Vagamon roads are not always dependable. May be its good now!
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