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Old 29th November 2019, 14:15   #1
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Default Gujarat Team-BHP Meet : 29th December, 2019 (Sunday)

What started off with a small initiative by Bhpian SJM1214 back in January-2019 has now grown into a big family of 50+ members from Teambhp Gujarat region.

Taking this sense of brotherhood forward, here is our plan for the winter meet-up and our 3rd meet in this year. This time our Bhpian brothers from Vadodara have taken the initiative to host this event. The details of meet is as follows:

Date: 29th December, 2019

Location: Vadodara, Gujarat

1) Laxmi Vilas Palace: The Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, was constructed by the Gaekwad family, a prominent Maratha family, who ruled the Baroda State. Lakshmi Vilas Palace was styled on the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890 at a cost of 180,000 (₹27,00,000).

2) Lunch at Banyan Paradise Resort: Located on the outskirts of Vadodara city and spread across 7 acres of land, Banyan paradise is the perfect destination to stay in an abode of serenity and lavishness.

Plan for the day:

1) 9:30 am - We will assemble at Laxmi Vilas Palace situated in Vadodara city followed with exploring the palace and museum which will take about 2 hours.
2) 11:30 am- We will move towards Banyan Paradise resort which is about 30 minutes drive from Laxmi Vilas Palace.
3) 12:00 pm- Buffet lunch for all and decide the future of automotive industry
4) 3:00 pm- Conclude the meet and leave for home.

Cost and other details:

1) Laxmi Vilas Palace: Rs. 200 per person.
2) Mahraja Fatesingh Museum: Rs. 60 per person and Rs. 40 for children.
3) Buffet Lunch Banayan paradise: Rs. 400 + Service tax
4) Total expenses: Rs. 660 per person.

Bhpians from West Gujarat, Ahmedabad,Nadiad and Anand can meet at a point and then drive to Vadodara together.

Lets make this meet a grand one and take this brotherhood forward.

Request all the Bhpians to add their name and ride in the below list:

The List:

1) Abhikb - Thar 700

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Old 29th November 2019, 14:25   #2
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Request all the Bhpians to add their name and ride in the below list:

The List:

1) Abhikb - Thar 700
Great initiative Abhik!

Welcome BHPians, to Vadodara for our meet-up.

The List:

1) Abhikb - Thar 700
2) RedStallion +1 - Ford EcoSport S TDCi

Thanks!

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Old 29th November 2019, 14:29   #3
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Sorry guys can’t come
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Old 29th November 2019, 14:41   #4
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I will be in

The List:

1) Abhikb - Thar 700
2) RedStallion +1 - Ford EcoSport S TDCi
3) pd_scorpio +1.5 - MS swift
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Old 29th November 2019, 14:53   #5
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Thanks Abihk for bearing the torch!

I'm in too. It's been a dream to photo shoot the Punto along with the majestic Laxmi Villas Palace, finally I see that happening soon. Pray, I could get the dents fixed meanwhile.

Along with INR 660 per person, especially for A'bad BHP'ians, you could add 'Fuel - Right foot weight anusar'. I was just watching a cookery show & the host said, 'Namak - Swaad anusar'.

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1) Abhikb - Thar 700
2) RedStallion +1 - Ford EcoSport S TDCi
3) pd_scorpio +1.5 - MS swift
4) Carrera555 - Grande Punto

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Old 29th November 2019, 14:57   #6
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Default re: Gujarat Team-BHP Meet : 29th December, 2019 (Sunday)

The main highlight of this meet will be the new Thar-700 of Abhikb.

1) Abhikb - Thar 700
2) RedStallion +1 - Ford EcoSport S TDCi
3) Carrera555 - Grande Punto
4) pd_scorpio +1.5 - MS swift
5) Ry_der - MS CIAZ/TBTS350

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Old 29th November 2019, 15:02   #7
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Am in! And this time, come what may, I will attend.


1) Abhikb - Thar 700
2) RedStallion +1 - Ford EcoSport S TDCi
3) Carrera555 - Grande Punto
4) pd_scorpio +1.5 - MS swift
5) Ry_der - MS CIAZ/TBTS350
6) aaggoswami - Maruti Swift.
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Old 29th November 2019, 15:24   #8
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Am in. Looking forward to meeting up with you guys

Revised List-

1) Abhikb - Thar 700
2) RedStallion +1 - Ford EcoSport S TDCi
3) Carrera555 - Grande Punto
4) pd_scorpio +1.5 - MS swift
5) Ry_der - MS CIAZ/TBTS350
6) aaggoswami - Maruti Swift
7) porsche_guy - TVS Ntorq

Cheers!
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Old 29th November 2019, 17:38   #9
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Will not be able to attend as I am travelling.

Regards,

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Old 30th November 2019, 11:00   #10
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My home town is just 35km far from this majestic palace. So far, I"ve not visited it. Lakshmi Villas Palace is in my "to do" list for a very long time.

Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara.
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Here are some interesting facts about Lakshmi Vilas Palace.

1. The Lakshmi Vilas Palace is four times bigger than the Buckingham Palace in London.

2. It is the largest private dwelling built till date. The palace has 170 rooms and was built for just two people.

3. The architect of the palace, Major Charles Mant, hung himself before the palace could be completed. He studied his calculations and thought the palace would collapse. However, the Lakshmi Vilas Palace still stands proud after 125 years.

4. The palace is built with a number of local and international resources. Red sandstone was shipped from Agra, marbles of Rajasthan and Italy and blue trap stone from Pune were used in the construction.

5. The clock tower stands 300ft in the air. However, the bell was never used since it was a nuisance to the residents. Instead a red light would be switched on when the king would be in residence. This practice is followed even today.

6. Lakshmi Vilas Palace has more number of stained glasses than any other palace in the world.

7. The palace was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao III. He named it after his third wife, Rani Laxmibai from Thanjore. Today, it remains the official Royal residence of the Gaekwads of Baroda.

It will be amazing to explore this Magnificent palace with fellow BHPians. I am in.

The List:

1) Abhikb - Thar 700
2) RedStallion +1 - Ford EcoSport S TDCi
3) Carrera555 - Grande Punto
4) pd_scorpio +1.5 - MS swift
5) Ry_der - MS CIAZ/TBTS350
6) aaggoswami - Maruti Swift
7) porsche_guy - TVS Ntorq
8) SJM1214 - Honda WRV
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Old 25th December 2019, 15:49   #11
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Default Re: Gujarat Team-BHP Meet : 29th December, 2019 (Sunday)

Requesting all members to update the list for us to have a better approximation of members attending the meet. If fewer members are visiting then we can have another review of the plan to visit Laxmi Vilas Palace as members visiting from other cities will have to cross city before reaching the Palace. Visiting hours for Palace start at 10:00 AM.

Just in case members from other cities are not able to attend this meet, members residing in Vadodara and attending the meet can think of change in venue IMHO.
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Old 27th December 2019, 22:48   #12
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Sorry Guys, won't be able to make it due to some unavoidable office work
Will catch up next time.


The List:

1) Abhikb - Thar 700
2) RedStallion +1 - Ford EcoSport S TDCi
3) Carrera555 - Grande Punto
4) Ry_der - MS CIAZ/TBTS350
5) aaggoswami - Maruti Swift
6) porsche_guy - TVS Ntorq
7) SJM1214 - Honda WRV
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Old 28th December 2019, 23:32   #13
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Default Re: Gujarat Team-BHP Meet : 29th December, 2019 (Sunday)

Seems like we are looking for very, very few members attending the meet. Tomorrow Vadodara members will skip both, Laxmi Vilas Palace and Banyan resort. If anyone is attending or coming from other city, please PM me or ping me on whatsapp, I will come up to meet the members.
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How about sharing a meet report with pics, guys? Thank you.
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Old 2nd January 2020, 18:20   #15
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How about sharing a meet report with pics, guys? Thank you.

GTO, unfortunately the meet stood cancelled. There were hardly 3 members remaining at last (including me and RedStallion) for the meet and eventually it stood cancelled. Lastly, it was me and RedStallion remaining as attendees for the meet and hence we decided to meet later on. Hopefully, we will have better participation next time. I had specially polished both my cars myself to keep the flexibility of taking either to the meet.

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