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A sleepy retreat - Lansdowne...

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  • A sleepy retreat - Lansdowne...

    The clouds moved in by late afternoon. I looked out of the window, wondering how to spend the rest of the day: go out for a walk or laze around. Undecided, we strolled out of the room. A draft of crisp, cool wind greeted us. While the other guests at the GMVN tourist guest house were busy in soaking in the atmosphere, sipping tea, reading books or chatting, we decided to walk down the road (hand in hand..) exploring the beautiful place that Lansdowne is.

    Yes, the past weekend has been tremendous. Lansdowne was the destination and the P-200 was the 'tool'. Nothing much to write except which has probably been said a 100 times already about any hill-station devoid of traffic and the 'regular' tourists. Lovely place, lovely weather; no traffic, no tourist - what else does one need! Who on this earth could guess that just 250 odd kilometres away from one of the hottest places in India (Delhi), lies a bloody hill station that sees 15 degree celsius in the month of August-September (it was cooler during this time though..).

    As far as the logistics of this trip goes, I was a little amused to see the P-200 do the whole round trip with just about 7 litres of petrol. Either the petrol pump's readings were abrupt or I have been day-dreaming, either way I have to confess the petrol expenses during this 500kms.+ round trip has been almost next to nil!

    The performance of the P-200 has been phenomenal. With the run-in of the mill just complete, and the excitement of this ride on the mind and heart; cruising on the Delhi-Meerut highway at 85 km/hr. early in the morning (going to about 127km/hr. a couple of times..) was an absolutely marvelous experience. The machine remained as composed as a 200cc machine should be. Once the mountains started (not to mention the curves/ corners), the P-200 went berserk. It definitely is a superior handler than the Classic 180 for sure.

    Last time I went to Lansdowne, I was riding the Classic; taking the corners at about 50km/hr. made the Classic a little twitchy at times, but the P-200 took those same corners at about 60+km.hr with aplomb. But, my pillion did not! So, I slowed down a little and started enjoying the vistas, rather..

    Following was the route taken:

    Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut-Bijnor-Najibabad-Kotdwar-Duggada-Lansdowne

    Anyways, enough of talking already; here are some pictures to go down with this pathetic write-up..For all the guys (and girls) who are looking for some good, quiet place very close to Delhi, Lansdowne is the place to be!

    Thanks,
    -Aryan.


































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  • #2
    ausum ....
    nice write up .. & gr8 pix bro ...

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    • #3
      Nice stuff there Aryan. Can you please let me know about the distance, GMVN facilities, will Reliance work there?

      Thanks!
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      • #4
        @Vicky: Thanks!
        Originally posted by Sunny View Post
        Nice stuff there Aryan. Can you please let me know about the distance, GMVN facilities, will Reliance work there?

        Thanks!
        The distance is about 266kms. (from South Delhi). As for accomodation, there are a couple of hotels and the GMVN tourist guest house obviously. But it is always better to book in advance or else getting a room is real difficult.

        As far as network connectivity goes, if you have a BSNL connection, you are good to go; else you are stuck with the "Searching network" message.. Internet connectivity, I am not sure whether it is there or not (I doubt)..
        :)

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        • #5
          Great ride, mouth watering pics and an amazing write up.
          I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.
          Ride often, ride well, have fun.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by born2lead View Post
            Great ride, mouth watering pics and an amazing write up.
            Hey, thanks B2L; I am glad that you liked it..
            :)

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            • #7
              Nice pics Aryan.....!!

              The place really looks very good.....the greenery, the climate, the twisties.....!! Thanx for sharing Bro...!!

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              • #8
                Good Writeup and nice photoes.

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                • #9
                  Good way to spend a weekend

                  Photographs are cool.

                  Have heard a lot about this place, need to ride there soon.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aryan View Post
                    Hey, thanks B2L; I am glad that you liked it..
                    And would I like it more if I get to see some more Photographs.
                    I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.
                    Ride often, ride well, have fun.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by born2lead View Post
                      And would I like it more if I get to see some more Photographs.
                      Will show you more, shortly..

                      @naman: Sure, you MUST ride to Lansdowne, and I am pretty sure you would love the place..
                      :)

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                      • #12
                        Nice pics Aryan!
                        One more person is in queue to visit the place!
                        vrrrooooooommm....BOOMMM...! Heard the sonic boom? Yeah, it was me...!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sachinontop View Post
                          Nice pics Aryan!
                          One more person is in queue to visit the place!
                          Ahh! SoT sir posts.. Thank you sir, and yeah do visit the place, FOR SURE!
                          :)

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                          • #14
                            Aryan Da.. Nice photografy as always...
                            Howevrr only the MACRO's ,misssing..

                            Were those trees realy that long,or they are appearing to be one..
                            " Nothing Z Forever,Except D Change "

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by L.P. View Post
                              Aryan Da.. Nice photografy as always...
                              Howevrr only the MACRO's ,misssing..

                              Were those trees realy that long,or they are appearing to be one..
                              Did not click macro shots this time, for a change although you can find a butterfly shot in the photography thread, which was clicked at Lansdowne..

                              As for the trees,well, they were tall, but with the 18-55, it obviously lengthens it further..
                              :)

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