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A Fiat Harmony in Kodai

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by ramjn, May 8, 2012.

  1. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Some snaps of Day 1

    We took a short break here (Just before ghat section to Kodai) when Ranjith and Sathya wanted to fuel their cars.

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    teky's GP

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    We again had a stop here to enjoy the mist.

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  2. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Some more pictures

    Ramjn's poetry on wheels
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    Sathya's True-Jet
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    Sathya trying to gain his white lady's attention, However she was more interested to conquer the roads!
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  3. sungoa2010

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    Who is making the magic potion behind the Linea(3rd photo)? Or is it ramjn burning his poetry about Linea after not getting satisfied with the stanza?
    Or is it wicked witches trying to harm the angels.:lol:
  4. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Some more shots

    Some more pictures before we move on to Day 2.

    My MJD and Ranjith's MJD

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    My MJD on way to Kodai

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    linealover with his Lover :D

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    Sathya's Jet and my MJD parked at the Home stay

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  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    About Kodai Home Stay

    Well, we all were relieved when we finally arrived and cheked-in to the Home Stay. We were hungry as the time has already surpassed 2 PM. We asked for the menu for lunch and it was given to us. They informed us that they will charge 30% service charge for whatever item we order :eek:. I still couldn't understand their logic behind this. We ordered our food and it arrived after around an hour. Only then we realized that it was being bought from some other hotel and served here. But, the service charge of 30% is just too much. They just dumped all the food packets to us without any plates, bowls, spoons, water, etc, etc. Our emotions went high as if we saw 100 new swift dezires together. We immediately raised this issue to the Kodai Home Stay owner lady Ms. Asha. Her polite reply was that they haven't yet handled such big crowd of people. We realized that there won't be any use of entering into an argument with her. We ourselves decided to arrange for the food.

    So, beware about Kodai Home Stay guys. No food. No service. No parking. No hospitality.

    DAY 2

    After a very good night sleep, I woke up little early at 7 AM (courtesy - My daughter :)). I came out and ordered for the tea. I was very thankful to them that at least they were able prepare the tea for us. The plan was to visit the Berijam Lake for the day. To visit this place, we need to drive around 20 kms inside the protected forest area for which permission from the forest department is mandatory. As I already have knowledge on the process, things became little easy for us. Since, we had 5 cars with us, we need to get the permission for 5 cars. Me, Sathya, Ranjith, Ranjith's friend, and linealover's brother went in a single car to the forest department to get the approval for visiting the Berijam Lake. We planned to get the breakfast for all while returning back to the home stay. Unfortunately, that day Kodai was jampacked with hell lot of vehicles and we just got stranded on the road. When we returned to the home stay, it was already 11.30 AM. After the quick breakfast, we started at 12.15 PM and again we just got stranded on the road even before reaching the forest checkpost which was just 5-6 kms away. We we reached the check post, the time was 2PM and thankfully, the forest dept. guys allowed us to enter the forest road. The harmony started again in our drive. The route was just awesome and mindblowing. We stopped in a location for some photographs and then reached the Berijam Lake location. The fiat photography continued here too. After all fun and photographs, we came back to kodai town for food. The time was 7PM. We went to hotel Astoria near the Kodai Bus Station. The vegetarian food here is just awesome. After skipping the lunch and having early dinnner, we went back to the home stay. We were talking about various things (mostly cars) till 2.30 AM. Finally, we decided to shutdown for the day.
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  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Snaps from Day 2

    The Traffic Jam on the way to the forest check post.

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    We stopped in the midst of forest road after the check post on the way to Berijam

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    Ranjith and his friend

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    The Fiat Harmony Team :)

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    To be continued...
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  7. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Day 2 - More Snaps

    Beauties lined up at the Berijam Lake

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    You will get to know how this shot was taken soon :)

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    Other tourists eagerly taking photographs with our beauties

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    Next Generation Fiat Fans? :D

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    Some snaps while coming back from Berijam

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    We spotted Bisons while returning

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    To be continued...
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  8. sungoa2010

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    Ram, You and friends made me to save my electricity bill. Yesterday I could sleep without AC after watching the coooooool pictures:p
    Wonderful photos.

    Bison looks so excited to see the fiat cars especially the cute TW.

    At least within next few months few more booking are guaranteed for Fiat.LL is in full fiat mood by wearing fiat Tshirt:D
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  9. ENKI

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    The very 1st pic & yaahh yaahh i can see the FT azure Punto again peeking from background.
    She will never be tired tailing your Linea:A.
    I was lost in your pics completely. Man!! what a beauty of nature & those FIAT's.
    So nice to see FIAT families getting together again & those next gen FIATians.
    Sorry, as i am yet to read the travelogue & will leave it for EOD hrs when i really search for something interesting to read.
    Keep rocking & god bless!!
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  10. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Thanks Sun. You are right. LL is very busy in finding a proper medication for this yellow fever :D.

    Thanks ENKI. Glad that you enjoyed the pictures.
    BTW, thats not FTA Punto. That is minimal grey Punto which is owned by teky. FTA Punto missed the trip this time :).
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