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  1. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    You are right here. This road is easier to drive uphill than downhill. This is the steepest ghat road I have ever driven in my driving experience. I have driven in both the direction and I can't go beyond 1st and 2nd gear in my Linea. Absolute fun to drive in our cars.
  2. shams

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    theres nothing to worry Kiran! Our Fiats are more than capable of handling any ghats for that matter. Only care to be taken is strict lane driving on the ghats and being in the right gear.

    As ramesh said we can have the best of both worlds by driving on both the routes. The gudalur route has some shooting locales and the well known pykara lake (not visible from the road though ) where as in masinagudi route we will pass through mudumalai tiger reserve where we can expect the usual wildlife sightings!!
  3. Pauleralil

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    masinagudi road will be just awesome to drive... i cant forget my last climb up masinagudi on my bullet.. on return i almost smoked my brake shoe:devil.. would be really gr8 to drive down those ghats again..

    i am trying to get my wifey onto this drive.. she's bit :eek: hearing this plan about TFI'ans.. will soon confirm my participation. so will +1 to KL Team
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012
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  5. jayakrishnakola

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    whichever path we are choosing to climb up, i'll book my position- 1st in the row. just tell me where we are stopping and ill stop there. coz most of the path there are not gonna be any cell phone signals available int he ghats.

    i've been to ooty many times before in both the roads but the smaller road with more curves is an amazing to drive road.
  6. We did the pilot trip to Ooty yesterday from Coimbatore. Dr. Senthil, SenthiRaj, Makesh, Bala and myself drove to Ooty yesterday in my Linea. We started to Ooty by 6:30 in the morning and by the time we returned home, it was 9:00 pm. We visited lake view hotel, 6th mile, 7th mile and Pykara. Sharing few pictures clicked on my mobile now and more details will be shared by ramjn/teky. Will also add more pictures once I get them from Bala.

    The climate was fantastic with temperatures hovering around 15-17 throughout the day :cool:

    This place is just after the forest check post in the MTP-Kotagiri road. This road has space for few kms where we can park our cars on the way. Apart from that, there is not much space to stop en-route.

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    The lawn area of hotel Lake View where the bon-fire would be setup

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    L-R Makesh Ravi, Senthil Raj and Dr.Senthil

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    The area within the hotel campus which they would open to us for our photoshoot. 60+ cars can be parked with ease in here.

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    A shot of my Linea @ the hotel

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    Clicked at 6th mile.

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  7. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Wonderful work there guys. Weather seems to be excellent in Ooty. I could remember Hotel Lake view very well. I have stayed there thrice.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  8. Nimish antony

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    Great work guys... We are gona rock at OOTY
  9. i havnt been to lake view, but the place seems really good. waiting...
  10. jayakrishnakola

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    very good you guys
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