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Leh and Linea : Revisited with my XUV

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

  1. speedJet

    speedJet Superiore

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    Ravi, the snaps and the landscape is just amazing.

    Probably you have answered this somewhere in this thread, what is the longest time and largest number of kms that you have driven non-stop in this trip?
  2. Satyajit

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    Beautiful write-up and pics Ravi sir. Can almost feel myself driving along with you on those roads experiencing everything. Eager to know what happens next :)
  3. FastLove

    FastLove Superiore

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    Linea 1.4
    You really ROCK , Sir !!
  4. johnny

    johnny Regolare

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    Hi Ravi,

    That was a great effort. Hats off to you.

    While I also love to drive, I like good road surfaces. I do not think that I will ever try Leh in my Punto.

    Regards
    Johnny
  5. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Thank you for nice words, Kapil
    Thanks, speedJet. Nagpur to Amritsar. Details are here.
    Thanks, Satyajit. The worst was over for my Linea at Zoji La. The rest of the days were better for my Linea!:)
    Thank you, once again, FastLove.
    Thanks, johnny. My Linea will visit Leh the next time only after completion of 4-lane toll road up to Khardung La!;)
    Thanks, shams, for the superlative compliments.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011
  6. shams

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    great pictures Ravi sir!! have seen some travelogues on Leh before but some of the pictures in your travelogue are the firsts for me like the mountanous desert one!! too good!! :):)
  7. devansn

    devansn Novizio

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    Wow! That was one hell of a trip! So is your narration. And the pictures are just awesome... I think most people who love driving would have dreamed of driving through this route once in their life time... So do I... Looking forward to more details so that people like me can plan well in advance...
  8. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Leh - in and around

    We were free from acute mountain sickness [AMS]. No Diamox. No other drugs. We drank plenty of water, ate dry fruits and nuts and avoided exertion at high altitudes. On the first day of our stay at Leh, we were confined to our room only and spent time by watching a couple of Tamil movies on my laptop stored in my external HDD.:D

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    We got up late, breakfasted at the in-house restaurant, visited Shanti Stupa, got my Linea tankful of petrol at IOC petrol pump and returned to our room in the evening.
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    We were incommunicado at Leh as our BSNL prepaid cell phones were dead as soon as we entered J&K. But, Padma Hotel & Guest House had wi-fi connectivity [chargeable at Rs 60 per hour, outside Rs 90 per hour!]. So, I updated my children and friends through emails. I also updated my Linea ownership threads about our safe arrival at Leh. We called it a day after eating a good dinner at the in-house restaurant.

    Many more photographs are waiting in the queue.
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  9. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Just a few minutes back, I submitted my next post with 28 photographs, only to get this message:
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    Moderators may kindly approve the post and make it public asap.
    Thanks a lot, devansn, for the compliments.
  10. rajeev21698

    rajeev21698 Novizio

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    hi ravi this one of the best travelogue i have seen with some awesome pictures plz upload a picture of yours along with your wife and linea

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