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Hyderabad to Coorg - Kodagu Exploration Drive

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Hyderabad to Coorg / Kodagu Exploration Drive - Pre-Monsoon drive meet up - July 07/10, 2018

Start point - Gachibowli (ORR)

End point - Coorg

Start time - 5:00 am

Total Distance - ~800 kilometers (one way)

Objective - Drive to thank the monsoon showers and explore self while being in raw nature away from Luxuries

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Participants:

1) Tata Tiago (Expresso Brown)

2) Volkswagen Polo (Red)

3) Maruthi Suzuki Baleno

4) Hyundai Creta (Star Dust)

5) Hyundai Creta (White)

6) Renault Duster (White)

 

Route Taken:

Hyderabad (Gachibowli ORR Entry Point) ---Bangalore --- Mysore --- Coorg

 

Places covered:

1) Tribal Style Stay in Coorg

2) Irrupu waterfalls

3) Mandalpatti Peak 

 

Plan:

Day 1 (July 07th, 2018):

 

We start off from the meet up point (Gachibowli ORR Entry Point) towards Mysore 
Stop by for breakfast at Food Pyramid, Kothakota 
We stop by for lunch just before entering Bangalore at Amaravathi Gardenia, Devanahalli
We reach Mysore to break down for the day

 

Day 2 (July 08th, 2018):


We start off from our Mysore accommodation towards our Resort in Coorg 
Have breakfast en-route and reach Evergreen County Resort, Virajpet, Coorg
We will check in into our resort, explore the resort and places around, Camp Fire
 & Dinner and break down for the day

 

Day 3 (July 09th, 2018):

 

Coorg exploration drive, check out Irupu Waterfalls

Drive back to Mysore by End of the Day and break down for the day

 

Day 4 (July 10th, 2018):

 

We start early to escape the Mysore - Bangalore traffic and proceed towards Hyderabad

 

Things to carry

 

1) Carry umbrella and rain coat (Must)
2) Toiletries, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Mosquito repellent cream and Glucose / Electrol (personal medical kit)
3) Camera kits and Telescopes if any star gazing enthusiasts or night photography enthusiasts
4) Most importantly loads of energy and positive attitude

 

I will let pictures speak more than words from here on, watch and enjoy!

 

Evergreen County Team welcoming India - Drive Team:

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Exploring the Resort, It is a treat to eyes and nestled in to Nature!

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We have planned to explore Irupu falls after exploring the resort, we understood from the locals that there is a huge Tea Estate on our route to Irupu Falls, Couple of cars went ahead to check it out (Polo & Tiago) and we were the only one's to look at this beautiful View! We had to go back to the convoy with a bad news "Visitors are not allowed"

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We continued our drive towards Irupu Falls, One should not miss this falls in Monsoon! Reach the falls, close your eyes and surrender yourself to the Mother Nature!! ❤️

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We have reached back to the resort by the time light faded and gone for the Nature walk around the Resort and had a wonderful time with India Drive Members introducing themselves at the Camp Fire session followed by delicious Dinner at the Resort Restaurant (Secret Spices, Rest O cafe)!

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After a Sumptuous Breakfast and an unforgettable Morning Coffee (Pictures Below) we checked out of the resort and headed towards our exploration drive towards Mandalpatti Peak (Heaven, I call this after exploring the place). We came across a Landslide en route Mandalpatti and we could not take our cars any further, for a moment it was a disappointment but that's when we got to know from the locals that we have to hire 4x4 vehicles to be able to reach Mandalpatti Peak. Without wasting any time, we parked our cars, hired those beasts and started enjoying some pure off roading fun and reached the Heaven!! We have spent considerable amount of time exploring the place with literally zero visibility and clicking pictures. We have reached the car parking location back by about 5 pm with a super Maggi break (Special Thanks to our Instant Chef Bhargav) and started our drive back too Mysore!

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Like all the other Drives, we had to end this Drive too wishing if we could have continued it for another Infinite number of days!! 

 

Aideu from Sridhar Tandra until next Drive Meet!!❤️❤️

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Thank you Sridhar for sharing it so early.

Nice pictures!

I would have taken weeks to compose a log. 

 

It was a great drive.

It was great meeting new members and old friends .

From Sai to Krishnan, each and every member contributed to make the drive successful.

 

All the old memories flashed up!

Driving together, covering for each other on highway, discussing about the drive and the list is endless...

 

Will share my pictures tomorrow.

This time, I have used only mobile to click pictures. 😃

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4 minutes ago, Ranger said:

Thank you Sridhar for sharing it so early

Thanks to you and @sagar Gowtham for this wonderful drive! I hope I did not miss anything important from our drive :)

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Great work on drafting the drive report so early @Sridhar Tandra. Very well composed with some superb pictures. You have covered every event on each day :) 

We had a lovely time throughout the drive and I would carry no second thought in rating this in my best drive meets. I am still recovering from the trance to get back to my day to day chores.

All the crew members have supported well throughout the drive and were very proactive in helping one another.

More than the drive, It was the whole crew which had bought more light to the whole event this time.

I once again thank every one of you for making this a grand success.

Keep revving safe. Let's explore more :D 

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Great work on drafting the drive report so early [mention=594]Sridhar Tandra[/mention]. Very well composed with some superb pictures. You have covered every event on each day  
We had a lovely time throughout the drive and I would carry no second thought in rating this in my best drive meets. I am still recovering from the trance to get back to my day to day chores.
All the crew members have supported well throughout the drive and were very proactive in helping one another.
More than the drive, It was the whole crew which had bought more light to the whole event this time.
I once again thank every one of you for making this a grand success.
Keep revving safe. Let's explore more  
Thank you very much for all that you guys do for us Sagar! Looking forward for more drives with ID family
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Nice one @Sridhar Tandramust have been one amazing trip driving those 4x4's.

looks like it rained throughout the journey .. so kind or monsoon drive rather than pre-monsoon drive :) ..

 

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2 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

driving those 4x4's

Unfortunately we did not drive them, we had designated drivers / owners I should say to drive those beasts

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 WoW @Sridhar Tandra you nailed it. Excellent log...Abhi vuthaari nahi monsoon drive kaa nishaa......tumhari log ne fhir chedaadiyi. Pictures do speak what the trip was all about. Looking forward for next coming rides 😍

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17 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

 

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Like all the other Drives, we had to end this Drive too wishing if we could have continued it for another Infinite number of days!! 

 

Aideu from Sridhar Tandra until next Drive Meet!!❤️❤️

 

brilliant pictures.

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Is there any drive meetup planned during Aug 15th week?

With 2 days leaves will get 5 days off.

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11 minutes ago, sahil said:

drive meetup planned during Aug 15th week?

Most of our members would have already planned for that holiday @sahil Let's wait to hear from our Admins about next drive meet up's! :) We should have regular Weekend meet up's now since Monsoon started. Looking forward to see you buddy

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12 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Most of our members would have already planned for that holiday @sahil Let's wait to hear from our Admins about next drive meet up's! :) We should have regular Weekend meet up's now since Monsoon started. Looking forward to see you buddy

 

Let's have a breakfast meet and think of alternative plans and dates while we explore the surrounding places :) 

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17 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

so kind or monsoon drive rather than pre-monsoon drive

 

Agree on it.
But we need a reason to go on a drive again(August). 🙃

 

56 minutes ago, Vinith said:

Any plans for this weekend?

 

Vikarabad is on the cards. 
This weekend is too early.

But we will plan something in this month.

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It was a awesome drive that I had with loads of energy, which carried for all the days. Special thanks to “Mr. Krishnan” the example of energy. Also to all the group member who made it to feel more like a family.

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