Update and weekend trip to kurnool My punto has completed its 2000 mark and it did absolutely well. Power cuts are very regular these days in hyderabad. I tried clicking some pics of my darling punto during one such power cut Trip to Kurnool: Last weekend i've been to kurnool on a personal visit, around 220Kms from hyderbad. Its absolutely clean 4lane road NH44. I started at 6:10AM on saturday and reached kurnool at around 11:15AM. I didn't revv it hard and maintained 80-90 and tried 120-130 twice. The ride is absolutely stunning. Handling at corners is impeccable. High speed driving is pleasure and punto felt planted even at 120's. Awesome. On saturday evening, we visited the Alampur Jogulamba (5th Sakthi peetam), the Jogulamabha shakthi temple at Alampur. Its a nice temple, but not well maintained. Its around 30Kms from Kurnool on the way to Hyderabad. Its exactly on the bank of Tungabhadhra river. The evening was very pleasant with cool breeze after hot sunny day. The darshan was excellent. Its actually the last darshan timing for the day and so we got to see lot of harathis. They call eka harathi. Here the amma varu is in Ugra roopam and in sitting position. The jogulamba temple is surrounded by a water pool like the golden temple in Vellore. I couldnt get the pics of the interiors as photography is prohibited. A nice weekend place to visit. Here are some pics of the temple, Mileage part: As its early in the morning, i didnt use the AC through out my drive. I got an average consumption of 23.5KMPL for 226KMS. I was stunned. In my last drive to warangal, around 180KMS from hyderabad, i got 17.5KMPL with AC on throught the drive. So, pretty 6KMS difference with AC consumption. The return journey to HYD started at around at 3:30PM on sunday. The total journey was 650KMS and the average fuel consumption is 18.5KMPL. I'm impressed. :clap Braking: For the first time i saw how effective are the brakes in my Punto. I was driving around 125KMPH speed. Just overtook a truck at a police outpost barricades. While i just glanced at the IRVM to see how far vehicle behind me is, i missed to notice the huge milk tanker infront of me has slowed down due to the traffic in front. I had to suddenly apply the brakes hard. In no time(i felt like not even 2 seconds), punto has slowed down to 40KMPH. I just missed a heart beat but i came to know how effective the brakes are in punto. I don't think ABS has come into the scene. Through out the drive, i kept searching for some good locations for a photo shoot of my darling. But not so fascinating. So no pics as of now.