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MY 2nd PUNTOUR TO THE HIMALAYA & DOOARS.

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by sandipan_r15, May 19, 2013.

  1. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Hi, went for my 1st trip ever by a car to the HIMALAYA in the 1st week of JUNE-2012.Will start for the 2nd phase on 25th MAY-2013.Places under consideration-- DOOARS,SIKKIM,BHUTAN/SHILLONG. In this one year my car has gone gracefully older and travelled 17500 more km. Some gadgets have been added/acquired like---MMI(VX 140S PREMIUM),FUJIFILM HS30EXR,CASIO OUTDOOR WATCH (SGW-400H with altimeter, barometer & thermometer).A RITZ ZXi will accompany me this time. Eagerly waiting for the 25th.THANKS ALL.
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  2. vaibhavc

    vaibhavc Amatore

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    All the best Sandip. Waiting for a detailed report along with photographs.
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  3. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Definitely VAIBHAVC,
  4. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Happy and safe journey. Do share pics and travelogue :up
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  5. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Returned from the trip on 02/06/2013.Skipped BHUTAN/SHILLONG due to heavy rain in the hill region.Covered MIRIK,JOREPOKHRI,LAMAHATTA,PELLING,UTTARE,JALDAPARA NATIONAL PARK,CHILAPATA FOREST,COOCHBEHAR,MURTY,GORUMARA NATIONAL PARK.Total distance covered 2778.7 km.Avg kmpl--15.4.Max speed--165km/hr(speedo indicative).Max km in single day--768km on 02/06/2013. DSCF0490.jpg CHILAPATA FOREST DSCF0728.jpg GORUMARA NATIONAL PARK DSCF0354.jpg VIEW OF HIMALAYA FROM NH31C DSCF0408.jpg JALDAPARA NATIONAL PARK DSCF0239.jpg ENROUTE GHOOM TO TISTA BAZAR DSCF0459.jpg COOCHBEHAR PALACE DSCF0276.jpg VIEW OF MAJESTIC HIMALAYA FROM PELING
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  6. Prash1407

    Prash1407 Amatore

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    Great photos.... I am sure you must have enjoyed the terrain beauty with the imminent beauty
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  7. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    DAY 1*****25/05/2013*******ROUTE--->HALDIA-KOLAGHAT MORE-KONA-BARDHAMAN-FUTISHANKO-MORGRAM-MALDA-RAIGANJ TOTAL KM--503.5Km//Avg consumption--13.4 kmpl//Stay at RAIGANJ TOURIST LODGE@600/-(AC ROOM) Planned to reach SILIGURI but couldnot do that due to delayed start,some really bad stretch of NH34 and again jam at KALIACHAK.It seems that condition of NH34 has worsened since I travelled a year back.Did some really hard driving with 100% AC and paid the price @13.4kmpl.My RITZ friend appreciated the pick up and pull above 100 kmph, of my PUNTO.Milage fig. kept me thinking if something was wrong with the engine.But the car pulled like a hell & I felt tha engine has become smoother and better pick up since 28200.I felt so but I might have been wrong.I never expected that the punto would perform at par with the petrol RITZ.Pics of day1---- DSCF0065.jpg READY TO START DSCF0068.jpg TIFFIN BREAK-- SH7 DSCF0072.jpg LOTUS,BESIDE SH7 DSCF0069.jpg MY FIRST ATTEMPT TO A PANORAMA SHOT DSCF0075.jpg MANGO TREE IN A FARRAKKA PETROL PUMP DSCF0078.jpg RAIGANJ TOURIST LODGE
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  8. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Wish you happy journey, Sandipan. :)
  9. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Nice pics, sandipan_r15.
    I drove on this picturesque SH 7 from Moregram to Bardhaman during my return journey from Thimphu to Bangalore as recommended by my MMI navigator. :)
  10. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    J RAVI sir, the SH7 has been repaired thoroughly(barring some stretches) and is in a very good condition.The problem with SH7 is not road but hazards---cows,goats,ducks,men,women,kids,paddy(the road is used as a drying/processing bed),bullock cart,motorised vans everything is on the roads----on some sections of SH7.
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