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Vishakhapatnam & ARAKU trip..

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by BoseSuman, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

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    Sure Kiran, Due to hectic work, I was not able to load photo from Camera. These photo I had through Phone. I will write a detailed Travelog here shortly. Araku is simply beautiful.
    I have decided to go Vizag each year and will spend couple of day's in vacation, so no problem I am ready for another vizag trip ;). It provided me the childhood memory (Sea exp) that I had spent in Bengal sea-town- Digha (1984-1991).
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  2. pemmasg

    pemmasg Regolare

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    I too visited ARAKU from chennai on last week of December, 2012 on my Punto. I thoroughly enjoyed the stay there.

    Waiting for your photographs!
  3. arunprasad

    arunprasad Amatore

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    Thanks guys. Good to hear that; last time I had tough time with frequent diversions.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  4. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Trust me,we are having one of the best punto(yours) out of this forum.i dont think anyone will have such figures,well maintained :up
    Waiting for more pics and writeup...
  5. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

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    Thanks Ganges for your kind words.

    First time I checked the actual fuel consumption rather than MID.

    Total Fuel filled:- All in Indian Oil pump.
    11/01/2013:- Indian Oil Pump, Chandanagar Hyderabad.:- 37 Lts ( Reserve line to Auto-cut).
    11/01/2013:- Indian Oil Pump, Rajahmundry:- 10 Lts.
    13/01/2013:- Indian Oil Pump, NH5-MVP Colony crossing , Vishakhapatnam. 37 Lts ( Reserve line to Auto-cut).
    14/01/2013:- Indian Oil Pump, NH5-Araku road crossing, Vishakhapatnam. 13 Lts.
    14/01/2013:- Indian Oil Pump, Suryapet. 10 Lts.

    Total Fuel filled:- 37+10+37+13+10 =107 Lts, From Meter we can see near 5.5-6 Lts fuel is still there to touch the reserve line.

    So Mileage due to Actual Fuel Consumption :- 1886.5/ (107-6)= 1886.5/101=18.6782= 18.7.

    As Per MID it is 19.3 so the actual deviation from MID is 19.3-18.7= 0.6 (It means Fiat’s MID are almost giving the very near result with actual as deviation is acceptable)
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  6. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

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    Here are the details of the trip:-

    I have decided to travel to Vizag & Araku with my wife last December. So we prepared plan to visit 11th January as 14th January our offices was closed due to Pongal festival. Took leave for Friday from office and booked APTDC Hotel in both Vizag & Araku.

    11th January: - Friday.
    8:15 A.M:- I went to Indian Oil Pump in Chandanagar (near to our home) and filled the Tank. Total 37Lts filled from Reserve line to Auto-cut. Returned to Home.

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    9:30 A.M:- Ready to go.

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    10:20 A.M:- Started from Gachibowli-ORR Junction.
    11:30:- Crossed RFC and had tea-break for 5 minutes.

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    1:45 P.M:- Reached a Newly laid Restaurant just outskirt of Vijayawada (after Gollapudi).

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    3:30 P.M:- Left restaurant and started rest journey.

    4:30 P.M:- Due to big Jam in Vijayawada city, we were able to cross after 1 hr.


    6:45 P.M:- Reached Rajahmundry and had tea break, filled 10L Diesel from IOCL pump.

    7:10 P.M:- Left Rajahmundry.

    10:00 P.M:- Reached Gajukawa (outskirt of Vizag).

    10:30 P.M:- Reached M.V.P Colony. APTDC Haritha Hotel (on Beach road, near Appu Ghar).

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    12th January:-Saturday.

    Whole day we spent on Vizag, Rushikonda, Bhimili.

    Kailasgiri:- Vishakhapatnam:-

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    Rushikonda view from Kailasgiri:-

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    Had lunch in Senora Resort. Enjoyed good food. Returned to hotel.

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    Sea view from hotel:-

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    At Bhimili:-
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    At Rushikonda:-

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    Beach road from Rushikonda to hotel:-

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    13th January:-Sunday.

    Sunrise from Hotel:-

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  7. BoseSuman

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    13th January:-Sunday.

    8:30 A.M:- Went to Indian Oil Pump at MVP Colony-NH5 crossing and filled the diesel.

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    Started for Araku:-

    Reached Borra Caves at 10:45 A.M, Spent there till 12:00, reached APTDC Hartitha Valley Resort at 1:15 P.M, Had lunch and went to see Araku Valley & Tribal Museum ( No photography allowed here).

    Borra Caves:-

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    Kottavalsa-Kirandul railway track just laid over the Borra caves.

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    Stalagmite structure ( 150 Million years old).

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    Tribal dance in Hotel:-

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    Chaparai Perennial waterfalls:-

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    Araku Valley:-

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    Araku Railway station:-

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    Araku Valley site seeing completed.

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    Araku Haritha Valley Resort:-

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    Our Car with companions:-

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    14th January:- Monday.

    9:10 A.M:- Left Hotel from Araku and started for Hyderabad.

    11:30 A.M:- Reached Vizag NH5-Araku Crossing Road.

    Filled Diesel from IOCL pump.

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    Left Pump at 12:00.

    2:15 P.M:- Reached Rajahmundry, went inside town and searched for a hotel for lunch. Finished lunch by 3:30 and left Rajahmundry by 3:45 P.M.

    6:00 P.M-6:30 P.M:- Vijayawada.

    8:30 P.M:- Suryapet, had tea break till 9:00.

    Reached home at 11:00 P.M safely.

    I have decided to change the headlight bulb to Osram Night breaker Plus after this trip, and bulb change is really needed if you are driving in night on NH.

    Total Trip & Mileage after reaching home.

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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
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  8. swiftnfurious

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    Thanks for some nice pictures! I am sure you had a blast.
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