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Monsoon Drive meet 2017, Western Ghats exploration drive

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7 more days to go!

Latest weather update.

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Our target is to explore Tamhini and Mulshi Ghat sections during Monsoon. 

 

If you guys come across any interesting place on this section, do let us know. We will include them in our list (depending of the feasibility).

 

Route that we are planning to take:

Pune --> Mulshi --> Tamhini --> Kundalika 

 

We will update more details soon.

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6 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

 

I am going to get extra pair of clothes, I am going to drench..!!

 

Haha
Don't forget umbrellas, Rain coats and Slippers.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Ranger said:
 
Haha
Don't forget umbrellas, Rain coats and Slippers.
 
 


They is always an umbrella present in my car.
 

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Tamhini and Mulshi look the best during monsoon and especially when it rains. And when you get drenched in rain during a trek around this place, Nothing like it. I've been here before and with a new crew altogether this time is what excites me even more.

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4 hours ago, sagar said:

Tamhini and Mulshi look the best during monsoon and especially when it rains. And when you get drenched in rain during a trek around this place, Nothing like it. I've been here before and with a new crew altogether this time is what excites me even more.

 

Absolutely, no umbrellas / rain coats anything..!! everything remains in my car except me.. :):)

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30 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Absolutely, no umbrellas / rain coats anything..!!


Hope you have leather seats :P

 

4 hours ago, Vinith said:

They is always an umbrella present in my car.


Great
 

4 hours ago, sagar said:

Tamhini and Mulshi look the best during monsoon and especially when it rains. And when you get drenched in rain during a trek around this place, Nothing like it. I've been here before and with a new crew altogether this time is what excites me even more.

 

Agree on it, Drive through the western ghats in rain is going to be fun.
 

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Hi everybody
Been trying to talk my friend into this drive and confirm however he is unable to make it as we just did Bangalore coorg mangalore gokarna n got back 3 days ago

Just saw the wait list as well I am by myself now would love to hitch hike (would love share fuel expenses etc)

Thank you
 

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8 hours ago, rakeshgongalla said:

Just saw the wait list as well I am by myself now would love to hitch hike (would love share fuel expenses etc)

 

Hi Rakesh, Please do drop in your number in my message box. As the slots are full at the moment, we wont we able to accommodate you. But, will surely get in touch with you if we have any drop out in the last minute.

 

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8 hours ago, rakeshgongalla said:

Hi everybody


Hello Rakesh, Welcome to the club.

 

8 hours ago, rakeshgongalla said:

we just did Bangalore coorg mangalore gokarna n got back 3 days ago


Awesome stretch to explore, would love to see some pictures of your drive.
You can post them in Hyderabad section.

 

8 hours ago, rakeshgongalla said:

Just saw the wait list as well I am by myself now would love to hitch hike (would love share fuel expenses etc)

 

Currently slots are full, If there are any dropouts we will pass you the information.
 

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Admins any plans of adding Harishchandragadh to the list. There's another option called Andharban Jungle trek, which is on the way to Kundalika waterfalls. Please include at least one of these.

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15 minutes ago, HarshitaH said:

Harishchandragadh

 

Is too far away from our plan, We cannot cover it in 4-days.

 

19 minutes ago, HarshitaH said:

Andharban Jungle trek


We planned a stopover at Pimpri dam. (Andharban trek starts from Pimpri, Correct me If I am wrong ) 
We are yet to decide whether it is on Day 2 or Day 3

Andharban is feasible, We may not have time go deep into the forest.
We can explore the surroundings up to 1 kilometer.

We will discuss and update you.

Thank you for the input :)
 

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Two more days to go.
 

Rafting information

 

 Who can go?

Everybody of 14 yrs and above other than pregnant ladies, heart patients and people with severe Asthma.


I do not know swimming, can I raft?
Yes. Non-swimmers are most welcome. Good quality life jackets are provided which keep you floating and
safe.


 What to bring?

Apart from enthusiasm  & thrilling mood following is required:

  • T-Shirts and Shorts for rafting are most recommended.
  • Track pants should also be fine.
  • Sunscreen lotion/Sun block.
  • Salwarkameez, sarees are a strict no.
  • Sport shoes or floaters as footwear are recommended.
  • Change of dry clothes and a towel.
  • Spectacles are best avoided. If unavoidable, should be supported by a strap.

 

 What not to bring?
Jewellery, cash, wristwatch, camera & Cell phones while rafting.

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15 hours ago, HarshitaH said:

Any last minute info?? Requirement or something??

 

 

Day-1

Plan :

1. Meetup at Gachibowli entrance. 
Time : 0400

https://goo.gl/maps/X5onups3Dxj


2. Quick break, regroup point
https://goo.gl/maps/QP9PjYn9Tx32

 

3. Breakfast hotel Lumbinis grand

https://goo.gl/maps/stUnqFdsYRE2

 

4. Fuel stop after crossing solapur and tea at hotel Sunil (both are located side by side)

https://goo.gl/maps/QvQ3HXyHnDv

 

5. Lunch at ROKADE FoodHub & Hospitality

https://goo.gl/maps/WWxj2yZwQEq

 

6. Regroup at the last toll before entering Pune.

https://goo.gl/maps/Zyu8zodKJyv

 

7. Pune (hinjawadi)

https://goo.gl/maps/6hefNGdXsUz

 

CONVOY POSITIONS:


Group - 1
1. Ecosport (Varun +1, Omkar)
2. Creta (Praveen +2)
3. Polo (Suhas, Rakesh, Vinay)
4. Polo (Ashwin + Nidhi)
5. Duster (Vinit +1, Sudhir, Sridhar)

 

Group - 2
1. Creta (Sagar, Gowtham +1, Bhargav)
2. Alto (Karthik +1)
3. Figo Aspire (Ankit + Harshita)
4. Baleno ( Prabhu +3)

 

Note: All the list above is as per your convoy positions while we travel between Hyderabad - Pune

 

TIPS

1. Make sure the car traveling ahead keeps a track of the one following him. 
2. If anyone falls short of sight to spot the car following him, Please do slow down. 
3. Please make sure you fuel up before the drive begins and don't forget to check the tire pressure.
4. Let us stick to the convoy positions and maintain the speed limit for a safer drive throughout. We will have multiple stops to tank up and stretch ourselves between regular intervals.

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Joining India Drive was the best thing I did in August 2016.

One year, 6 drives and meeting so many wonderful people has been truly amazing. Zing zing

Sagar, Shammy and Gowtham are THE REAL MVPs.

And the USP of India Drive is that we explore lesser explored places which is why I try my best to never miss a drive.

Pune trip was actually full of surprises (like it was mentioned in the first post) and we loved every bit of it.

Thank you Admins



Sent from my iPhone using India-Drive

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Thanks a lot everyone for making this drive an eventful one. It has been an active and fun session throughout, right from the first day until the last moment at 'Chai Chaska'. Every bit of this meet up was worth cherishing. A loud shout to the whole group who have been a part of this drive and a special mention to @Vinithreddy @Sruthi @varunc @Omik @Sridhar Tandra @Sudhir for keeping the whole group lively.

Here are a few pictures clicked during the meet.

 

Monsoon madness!

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It was a wonderful meet.

 

Drive through the Western ghats was fantastic.

Greenery, rains, waterfalls, hills and road trip enthusiasts.

 

Thanks to each and every member for making this trip memorable

 

 As always waiting to see you guys again in the next trip.

 

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Can anyone count the number of waterfalls in the picture below?

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