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Leh and Linea : Revisited with my XUV

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by J Ravi, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Chandigarh: Sukhna Lake and Rose Garden

    Sukhna Lake is a tranquil tourist destination in Chandigarh.

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    From Nek Chand's Rock Garden, we went to Suknha Lake, where we enjoyed a nice boat-ride.:D Then, we visited the famous Rose Garden. After dinner, we returned to our hotel and called it a day.
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    More to come.
  2. Sumit

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    waiting for more.....................................
  3. onlymakarand

    onlymakarand Amatore

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    I dont recall enjoying any other thread as i did enjoying urs!! really awssum!! Hats off to u and ur wife sir!!
    :p
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    One after one, fantastic and lovely posts.
  5. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Another couple of posts, that's all.
    Thanks a lot for the super appreciation, onlymakarand.
    Thank you once again for the compliments, Ravi.
  6. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Chandigarh: Capitol Complex

    Driving my Linea at Chandigarh was fun even during peak hours on a week-day, thanks to wide roads, rotaries, service roads, ample parking space at all important places like tourist destinations, capitol complex, markets, etc., originally planned by Le Corbusier. The city was maintained clean without posters, banners, buntings of political parties and netas.:)

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    On 24 September 2011, after a satisfying breakfast at Hotel KLG, we left at 8 am for a half-day drive to Punjab Cricket Association stadium at Mohali and the capitol complex. My Linea had tankful of petrol at IOC petrol pump near Hotel KLG, returned to the hotel, packed and checked out at 2 pm to Surat.
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    The final part is due.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011
  7. J Ravi

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    Chandigarh>Surat>Bangalore

    I found a lot of similarities between New Delhi and Chandigarh, both being planned cities.

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    The first stop was at Neelkanth, Karnal, where we had our late lunch. The next stop was at Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, for refuelling.
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    Notwithstanding the recent torrential rains and consequent damages to the road, I found the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and NH 8 further were all patched up and my Linea had smooth ride without any problem. We had our dinner somewhere after Jaipur at the same place where we had our dinner in last November. So was the case for the next breakfast and lunch on 25 September 2011.
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    We reached Ginger, Surat at 4 pm on 25 September 2011 including breaks for 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 4 re-fuelling stops, power nap for 45 minutes and one-hour traffic jam at Narmada bridge near Bharuch. We rested for a while and went for a walk in the evening to the nearby ISCON Mall, had street food for dinner, returned to Ginger and called it a day.
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    On 26 September 2011, we got up late, had buffet breakfast at the in-house restaurant to the brim, watched TV, rested, checked out at 2 pm for our last lap of journey to Bangalore. The journey included breaks for 1 evening tiffin [at Vithal Kamat's, Manor], tea at BP COCO pump near Talegaon toll plaza, breakfast at Kamat Upachar at Ranebennur attached to Reliance petrol pump, 4 refuelling stops, slow-moving traffic in Mumbai, traffic jam for more than 1 hour near Powai and 2 power naps totalling 1 hour. My Linea brought us back home safely at 11:15 am on 27 September 2011.
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    My sincere thanks to all of you for your kind views, appreciation, compliments, encouragement and star-ratings.:)

    Travelogue concluded.
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  8. Sumit

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    very nice experience reading through the entire thread. it has inspired me to make such long trips. i will really miss your thread, ravi sir.
  9. prakhar_lfc

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    Spent 1.5 hours reading the whole travelogue, loved each part of it! Hats off to you sir for completing the drive in a sedan!

    The pics of The Haveli, Jalandhar remind me of the journey I made with my uncle from Gurdaspur to Ludhina and back in his Indica way back in 2004. We set off from Gurdaspur at 6:30 pm. While returning, we had dinner at The Haveli. The car almost ran out of fuel and we were lucky to find a petrol pump in time. Reached Gurdaspur way past midnight.

    I plan to make a similar trip when I get my driving licence. The car, no doubt, will be a Fiat! :-D
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
  10. J Ravi

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    Thank you once again for the kind words, Sumit.:)
    Thanks a lot, prakhar_lfc, for the compliments.:)

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