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Hyderabad to Ahmedabad, Little Rann of Kutch, Dholavira and Great Rann of Kutch.

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16 hours ago, Vivekanand Gunturi said:

Awesome guys Sagar, Goutham ... Wonderfully described ... Great experience in a glimpse ... Count me in for the coming trips ... Keep me posted guys ... Have wonderful time!!

Thank you,
We will definitely catch-up on the next drive, cheers.

 

10 hours ago, Ravi said:

Amazing write up gowtham. I feel like kicking myself for missing this one

Even I want to kick you for not joining. Lets plan a quick catch up some time in the next week.

 

On 24/03/2017 at 2:13 PM, SagarSS said:

Nice pics Gowtham and Sagar....

 

Thank you @SagarSS

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10 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

Aweessssooome..

 

Thank you

 

10 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

When You ran  into issues did you guys find help quickly ? 

 

Locals are very helpful, In-fact the place where we got stuck is very isolated.

Only a single hut is present in the surroundings.

Luckily, he has some recovery tools and also has some prior experience recovering the vehicles. 

 

Rann of kutch should be explored in a group. 

You always need a backup vehicles for the worst case scenario. 

Some places are literally no mans land. 

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50 minutes ago, Ranger said:

 

Rann of kutch should be explored in a group. 

You always need a backup vehicles for the worst case scenario. 

Some places are literally no mans land

Get the “Into the wild” movie wala feeling 🤘🏼

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If we start from Hyderabad by road.

How many days will it take to explore the place and come back?

Taking a flight and Self-drive makes sense but driving our own car is something else.(last year drive from Hyderabad to Himalayas changed my perspective)

Any idea about roads from Hyderabad to Gujarat?

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, karthik said:

Any idea about roads from Hyderabad to Gujarat?

Roads till Mumbai are good.. From Mumbai will have to goto Surat-Vadodara and then Ahmedabad..

One can try to go by own car from hyd with the stops mentioned above.. Should take around 2 days with no night journey.

You can stay in Mumbai check out the city one day and then next day drive down to Ahmedabad stay overnight and then next day to Rann.

But From mumbai till ahmedabad it is all cities and traffic and there is nothing great to the eyes is what I know of(may be wrong).

But just for checking Rann and nothing else i feel driving so much may lead to just fatigue and not much happiness..

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30 minutes ago, karthik said:

(last year drive from Hyderabad to Himalayas changed my perspective)

This is a different kind of drive i feel based on what I saw in the post.. This is one super exciting drive as the destination is so adventurous and you have places in and around to drive unlike Rann.

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38 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

But From mumbai till ahmedabad it is all cities and traffic and there is nothing great to the eyes is what I know of(may be wrong).

 

Thank you for the information.

 

37 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

This is a different kind of drive i feel based on what I saw in the post.. This is one super exciting drive as the destination is so adventurous and you have places in and around to drive unlike Rann.

 

Agree with your point.
If there are any reasonable places en-route, it makes sense to drive down. 

 

Himalayas drive is something else, endless list of adventures.

 

My first drive with ID team after shifting back to Hyderabad.

Every December these guys are doing 5k+ trip.
I'm eagerly waiting for this December. 

 

Las year, I remember we are talking about revisiting Himalayas again. 

Even Rajasthan and Gujarat is also on cards. 

 

 

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13 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

Aweessssooome..

When You ran  into issues did you guys find help quickly ? 

Written in an excellent way @sagar and @Ranger... amazing write up .. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

 

 

Thanks a lot @ksa171983. We did face a hiccup at the little rann of kutch. We got stuck for about 4 hours at that point. It infact was very adventurous for a while but few hours we felt "WHY ?" because even our back up vehicles got stuck. We were lucky enough to find a small hut in that deserted land. That old mad saved us for that session. :D

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19 minutes ago, karthik said:

 

Himalayas drive is something else, endless list of adventures.

My first drive with ID team after shifting back to Hyderabad.

 

Expecting the last year's Chitkul drive report to be out soon and we are eagerly waiting for it :) Draft it soon @karthik :D

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13 minutes ago, sagar said:

It infact was very adventurous for a while but few hours we felt "WHY ?" because even our back up vehicles got stuck

I am unable to control my laughter just imagining the situation out there :D:D .. so that hut fellow turned out to be GOD that time.

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34 minutes ago, karthik said:

Every December these guys are doing 5k+ trip.
I'm eagerly waiting for this December. 

 

Las year, I remember we are talking about revisiting Himalayas again. 

Even Rajasthan and Gujarat is also on cards.

Interesting ... will keep my eyes and ears open and calendar free to check what is in store..

Have not been any trip with ID team yet .. so lets see..

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11 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

I am unable to control my laughter just imagining the situation out there :D:D .. so that hut fellow turned out to be GOD that time.

:D He indeed was.. We had to walk about a kilometre to reach his hut and ask him for help. Initially seeing that old man, we never thought he could be capable of being helpful apart from lending us any rescue equipment. But, to our wonder he lacked the equipment or tools and had the experience of rescuing many cars like ours in that area. Experience is GOD and something more than education :D 

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44 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

so that hut fellow turned out to be GOD that time

 

I'm sure without his help.
We would have stranded there for a full night. 

 

33 minutes ago, sagar said:

Experience is GOD and something more than education

 

With all the experience and technical knowledge, we simply couldn't get the car out.

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Once we got stuck, we tried every other book technique.

After an hour we realised we need some tools.

 

We found a hut, kilometre away from the place where the car is stuck. 

He explained him our situation, he agreed to take his work tools.


Initially we just took the tools from him.

We did not even bother to take him with us.


Started digging,pushing,lifting..after an hour, we realised that the vehicle is sinking more. 

We are tired and feeling helpless.

 

Worst case scenario, we decided to send women to the hotel.

And we will find some solution, or sleep over in the car for the night. 

 

This guy(from hut) started walking towards the vehicle.

 

He : What are you guys doing?
We: Trying to get the vehicle out. 

He: You are not doing it in the right way.
We: Thought, he is talking some useless stuff...

 

He: You know the mistake that you guys are doing?

We: No..😯

He: You guys are trying to pull out the vehicle on a new track.

Align the vehicle on the track that you came in and stuck, come out in the same direction. 

 

He took the tools, aligned the vehicle on the track that we came and stuck.

 

Initially our team work was very poor. 

With proper orders and co-ordination.

He created a team, gave us orders and he managed to pull the car out in 20 minutes.

 

Once we are completely out. 

He invited us to his hut.
Gave us some water and offered us a lemon tea(best ever lemon tea)

We offered him some money, Initially he was bit reluctant but after some pressure from our side, he accepted it.

 

Experience matters!

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17 minutes ago, Ranger said:

With all the experience and technical knowledge, we simply couldn't get the car out

Your writing made it so clear and quite interesting.. :)

Must have been a wonderful man and one wonderful Lemon tea..

 

I remember when my car for stuck in chikmanglur near that MG Park thing.. I kind of did what you guys did ..

Reverse,different track,threw dry stuff.. pata nahi kya kya kia.. but what I kind of realized was if I am giving more power the car was sinking more .. I threw in some sticks,dry mud etc etc.. then put it 1st gear and gave minimal acceleration and my car crawled out.. I guess I should be practicing this more and get experience like that guy in the hut..

 

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26 minutes ago, Ranger said:

He: You know the mistake that you guys are doing?

We: No..😯

He: You guys are trying to pull out the vehicle on a new track.

Align the vehicle on the track that you came in and stuck, come out in the same direction. 

Same track?? This is interesting .. Let's practice in Sand,mud,Swamp  ;)

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4 hours ago, karthik said:

I'm eagerly waiting for this December

I wish this is changed to mid November / Mid January!! 

 

4 hours ago, karthik said:

Las year, I remember we are talking about revisiting Himalayas again

Wonderful thought, I am inn this time unless Admins kick me out again by scheduling this in December!

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7 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Wonderful thought, I am inn this time unless Admins kick me out again by scheduling this in December!

would december be a good drive to Himalayas as there may be only snow and no roads to drive on?

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would december be a good drive to Himalayas as there may be only snow and no roads to drive on?


December in Himachal will be a challenging task. Both for the drive and for us to withstand the climatic conditions. The chilled out weather and the snow is very harsh. We were almost numb for the time we stayed in Chitkul that night. Many of the locals in the village have migrated for the time being. It’s fun, adventurous and at the same time risky and extremely challenging
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