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Singur Dam, India-Drive meetup

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Planning 
 

Purpose : Breakfast drive.
Location : Singur Dam

Distance : 92 Kilometers (one way)

When: August 5th (Saturday)
 

Plan :

1.Meetup at 6:45 am, (Please be on time, we will be starting at sharp 7 AM)

Meetup location (Gachibowli ORR entrance) : https://goo.gl/maps/jvtUUcKrv1w

2. Breakfast stop at Silver Bawarchi Restaurant (Mumbai/Pune highway)

Restaurant location : https://goo.gl/maps/KEVxmiHXwp72

We will split the breakfast expenses. 

 

3. Circular well (Exploration)
Location : https://goo.gl/maps/ryKQPciEjDm

 

4. Singur Dam (Exploration)

Location : https://goo.gl/maps/5vejQeyWHgQ2

 

Tips

  • No overtaking, Make sure you stay at your designated position(details are given below) in the Convoy. 
  • Please maintain safe distance from the car ahead of you, No tailgating.
  • Slow down at village crossings. 
  • Make sure you fuel up today itself, We wont be having any fuel stop.
  • Carry umbrellas/Raincoats 

 

Group A
1. Saran +1 (Lead)

2. Akhil

3. Seshendrak
4. Vinit (sweeper)

Group B

1. Sridhar (Lead)
2. Nidhi +1
3. Sruthi + Arnav
4. Ranger +1 (sweeper)

 

If you have any queries, Please reply to this post. 


Note : Chances of finding a decent restroom is tough at Singur Dam.  

 

Execution

 

Drive turned out to be much more fun than expected.


Weather was super good. It was cloudy throughout the drive while cool breeze added to the scene made it much more refreshing.


It was great meeting Seshendra for the first time and other India-Drive members, who never fall short of enthusiasm.

 

It is always fun to discuss about travel and cars with like minded enthusiasts.


After a few dropouts, Six cars in total have made it to the drive as we explored places around the Singur dam.

 

Thank you guys for making the drive so eventful.

 

Waiting for the pictures from fellow members.

 

 

Stopover en-route Singur dam at a beautiful lush green arena

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We spent a while at the place and drove towards the circular well

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We reached Singur dam in no time

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Instead of driving towards the dam, we took a detour to explore this beautiful place

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You can find some of us climbing the rocks (PC: Akhil)

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Wide angle shot. (PC: Akhil)
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We captured this picture from the rock aisle

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Wide angle shot of the field (PC: Akhil)

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18MM shot. Observe the difference between wide angle and 18MM.

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The Crew

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When road trip enthusiasts meet, What do they discuss? Profound discussion about travel and cars!

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Selfie time!

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We spent around 1 hour on this small land surrounded by water.

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Some of our members found some ruined temples from the rock aisle
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We started taking an unknown trail, which may have lead us to the temple area

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Pocket rocket

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Soon the trail became tough for low GC vehicles, Duster went ahead to recce the trail

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Vinith and Ashwin went in search of the path, but got back with bad news as there was no proper path ahead

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Our next destination, Singur dam

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Busy taking slow-motion videos

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We sat on the steps, contemplating whether to go on a speed ride or not. We decided to avoid it as we felt there was lack of proper safety equipment

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Our next stop-over, Singur bridge

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Singur Dam view from the bridge

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Line-up

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Closing picture of the day

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This exploration drive was really amazing. Place was very peaceful and beautiful.

 

Had so much fun with the India-Drive folks today.

 

Found few dried crab legs here and there😜. 

Size of them is still a mystery to me.

 

 

Due to my never ending storage issues, I couldn't capture much apart from the below HDR.

 

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Some pictures from my mobile.

Nice meeting you guys, had a great day!

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17 minutes ago, akhil_redd said:

nice meeting everyone, had a great day

Nice shots , Akhil.

Pictures definitely came out good, but we had tough time with connectivity issues(YI action cam).

 

I will sit on it tomorrow, may be some firmware update or a reset should help.

 

Will update you, if I find anything.

 

34 minutes ago, Karthik Pavan G said:

How are you guys taking photos?

Do you guys have a drone?

No,

It is just an action camera, attached to a selfie stick.

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13 hours ago, Ranger said:
No,
It is just an action camera, attached to a selfie stick.


yeah factory reset and then firmware update should do it
 

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4 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Here are few snaps from my mobile guys..!!

Beautiful pictures Sridhar.

OnePlus5 pictures make it look like a worthy upgrade for me.

 

Here is picture of your pocket rocket

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infact actually I was meant to say , duster looks too mean with its robust look , btw real good pics by sridhar tandra they look dramatic

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6 hours ago, Ranger said:
Beautiful pictures Sridhar.
OnePlus5 pictures make it look like a worthy upgrade for me.
 
Here is picture of your pocket rocket
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Thanks Gowtham, this one is really good..!!

 

 

 

3 hours ago, akhil_redd said:
yeah too good especially those single pictures are great
 


Thanks Akhil, glad you liked it :-)

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The Punto looks worthy to steal!!! Ha ha... At times it's parked on the gachibowli byelane,... Should plan one day!! Ha ha blame the "one plus" mobile for making me think criminal!!!

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11 minutes ago, Saran said:
Great pics guys!.... i missed it in the last minute
 


We missed you too buddy, will have fun and Rock in Pune drive

Sridhar Tandra (ST)
 

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20 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

We missed you too buddy, will have fun and Rock in Pune drive

Sridhar Tandra (ST)
 


PUNE trip also I have to cancel bro... official issue! Might join in some other trip later. In October am going 4k+ kms drive for diwali to hometown & some places. so taken a week leave. Tats y having leaves issue for Pune drive.

Gonna miss that trip.. I missed all long drives (Ooty & Pune)
 

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