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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by puntosat, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

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    Oh ya..its a new road ..clean and smooth..I did see an elephant & bison over there..even the drive is beautiful...

    Overall I saw 6 elephants in this trip..just by driving on road....Incredible India!!

    Its a elephant corridor b/w tholpetty ,wayand & nagarahole...I liked that place a lot...not many ppl go there..but its a heavily elephant infested area...

    When I get a chance next time I'll surely go again.
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    puntosat Superiore

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    Update after quite a while...

    Car is doing great...not done any highway trips apart from above one off late..will do one soon..its been a long gap by my own standards(> 1month!!)

    Some surprise things happened in last 1 month..

    Two minor accidents..very minor..

    Incident 1:
    I was to reverse for about 50m....I looked once no vehicle ...then paused for 5 min cleaning dashboard...and started reversing...a brand new..may be 2 days old...had been parked...I missed it :)

    To my wonderful luck I just scrapped it at the best possible minutest distance at about 30kmph speed in reverse...I saw silver paint of swift scrapped off..I was too worried about my car..got down..and voila absolutely no marks exceot the silver color of swift on my car...

    Swift owner was gracious to accept my apologies...!!


    Incident 2:

    I was at a T-junction...of a main road..I was driving in to main road..and suddenly a car came speeding..so I had to reverse quickly...

    Unfortunately I did not notice a swift behind me..God a swift again!!!

    I hit him...his front bumper dislocated...and on one hit it went back in to place..

    I thought this time...my car must have been dented...surprisingly..absolutely no scratches or dents..

    Again swift driver accepted my apology...


    There is something strange about...Punto & its body...touchwood!
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  3. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I enjoyed reading your trip. I don't know how I missed it? Felt like watching Iceage3 and you are like Mr. Buck in escaping from dangers:)
  4. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    The swift owners should be careful from your Punto,
    Think as your Punto is on a Revenge Mode to swift.
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  5. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    About Hampi
    puntosat,
    which is the best place to stay in hotel, hospet or hampi ? and how are the hotel charges ?
    im planning for one day trip only :)
  6. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

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    There are very few options in Hampi & are damn costly..

    But lot of very good options in Hospet (just 12 kms from Hampi)

    I stayed at Hampi International and it was damn good...(do negotiate)

    Others are Malligi,Royal Orchid,Krishna place,priyadarshini..

    For a not so clean town like Hospet..the hotels are really good....
  7. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    thanks puntosat,
    as per your experience what are points can be covered in one day(say 9am to 6pm) ?
  8. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

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    If you can move fast from one place to another..below is the plan..follow in same order...they start at one end and end at another..

    1.Kadlekalu Ganesha
    2.Virupaksha temple
    3.Ugra Narasimha/shiva idols (huge ones!!)
    4.Queen's swimming pool (amazing ..what the engineer thought 500 years back)
    5.Mahanavami dibba (grandeur)
    6.Lotus mahal
    7.Ane salu

    & finally

    8.Vijaya Vittala temple (simply stunning..never ever miss this..especially the electric vehicle ride to this place...u'll feel like u r travelling back in time)

    First time ,I had covered this in about 3 hours flat with my friends..I was so impressed I returned back in 2 months with my family and took about 5 hrs...

    If u can understand what each place means it would be great..if u can hire a guide..its good but tell him cover all in the stipulated time..

    Even without a guide..a book is fine..
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  9. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Thanks Puntosat,
    that was really great info.Let me bookmark this page :)
    Mostly i will book a guide.

    One more thing can our punto go easily to all the above mentioned points ?
  10. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

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    Yes..Punto can go easliy to all( I mean ALL) these places and ..everywhere its clean,smooth tarred road..nothing to worry..
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