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      The most unplanned , eventful trip to Kerala

      It all began when we got an engagement invitation . Engagement was in Kerala on the 6th of June. It was our second cousin’s engagement. Mom said at least one representative from the Family has to attend this function. Brother and I immediately look at each other with a wicked grin ; both of us knew exactly what that meant. We just needed a reason to visit Kerala.


      Initial plan was to leave on the 3rd but we ended up leaving on the 4th. When we left we knew we were going to Kerala but where in Kerala????? Had 3 many options
      Option 1: Pala (Tadu’s place)
      2: Tiruvalla (My cousin accompanied us, he had to go to Tiruvalla plus this is where our Tharavad is )
      3: Cochin (Since Ashwin was too busy with work and Doc had a 24hr shift the next day this option was ruled out)



      Plan was to leave at 5 in the morning. But as usual we don’t stick to plans, do we?
      So with two options in mind we finally started off at 6:30 in the morning on the 4th. We had to tank up so we took the BTM- Electronic city route to get to Hosur.
      Is there something called as the "Limit"?

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      Nice Start...

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      Saw the photos in FB. Can just imagine the fun you guys had....

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      All ready get set go ............................ Brother , cousin brother and myself .

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      We were hoping we don't hit traffic at Hosur , but Sigh got stuck at the bus stand for 15 mins
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      Around 7 30 we were hungry , stopped at Shri KrishnaInn in Shoolagiri .
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      Good food better than A2B . Met two of brother's friends who were also going to Kerala but different destinations. Soon we polished some dosas,pongals and coffee and were back on the road at around 8 15

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      Since the roads were beautifully laid without a single pothole , this was the speeds we were doing .
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      Is there something called as the "Limit"?

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      Speedo = :shock:

      But clear road + good visibility + great vehicle =

      What else to expect!

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      We were cruising at an average of 160km/h
      Is there something called as the "Limit"?

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      holy cow... that speedo

      Looking fwd to the rest of the travelogue/snaps...
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      Dai!!!

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      Isnt that advaith petrol bunk?? it was our playground once upon a time... how i miss those places..
      I can't drive an automatic!!

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      @ Deo yes thats the one

      Drove up to Salem and now instead of taking the right to Coimbatore we go straight . Still not decided whether we are going to Pala or Tiruvalla . But had to take the same route to till Kanjirapally .


      This is the first time I'm going through the Kumily route, was a good change compared to the same old NH 47 . Beautiful roads with nice curves . And the scenary around was a bliss . .
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      Tanked up Before Teni . By now we call up Tadu and tell him we're still contemplating whether to drive up till Tiruvalla and get back to Pala that evening or directly go to Pala . Tadu said no matter what give me a call by 12 30 and let me know what your plans are , If you land up without notice then no food ( just kidding)



      Back on roads its around 11 now .
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      This was just the beginning to the place we were off to
      We managed to do Bangalore to Kumily in 5hrs of driving time flat .
      Is there something called as the "Limit"?

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      the Kumily route is indeed beautiful...
      "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
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      Dai!!!

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