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Travelogue : Monsoon madness-- with Alto

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We started this trip on 26th June at 4:45am. Our first destination was Bolpur (Shantiniketan) where Rabindranath Tagore established his own University. Today this university has around 5000students in Arts department.It is around 225km away from Kolkata. We spent one day in Bolpur and moved on to Tarapith (A famous temple) some 100km away from Bolpur. Tarapith along with some other local places and Bakreshwar(famous for Hot Spring)was covered the day after. Today we stopped by Burdwan from Panagarh and came back to Kolkata.

Topic title courtsey : abigtr. ( I hope you do not mind smiley2.gif)

Some photos to share :

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More photos to come :

@Mods : Sorry for not blacking out my Redg plate. Will rectify with the oncoming images

sb-alto2010-06-28 17:28:37

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Monsoon madness is really taking over everybody by a storm! Very nice pics SB, waiting for some more rainy day pics.

 

I guess it is upto you whether to black out the plates or not.

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We started this trip on 26th June at 4:45am. Our first destination was Bolpur (Shantiniketan) where Rabindranath Tagore established his own University. Today this university has around 5000students in Arts department.It is around 225km away from Kolkata. We spent one day in Bolpur and moved on to Tarapith (A famous temple) some 100km away from Bolpur. Tarapith along with some other local places and Bakreshwar(famous for Hot Spring)was covered the day after. Today we stopped by Burdwan from Panagarh and came back to Kolkata.

Topic title courtsey : abigtr. ( I hope you do not mind smiley2.gif)

Some photos to share :

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More photos to come :

@Mods : Sorry for not blacking out my Redg plate. Will rectify with the oncoming images

Wow look cool.

Maruti might pursue you for these for its next let's go ad campaign!

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Now that I have a month of free time, I will go for a few more such trips.

I have thousands of pics. I do not know how many to upload. Lets see if i can manage more.

Here are some more :

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sb-alto2010-06-28 17:51:04

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Looks like you have had lots of fun . Can you tell us about the roads you have taken and the milege Alto and i10 gave on the trip.

Also which camera have you clicked the pics from ?

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Thanks rssh, Yes we had a lot of fun.

Roads were just too good. Cant be any better. It was all along NH2 expressway. I will post the pics of the road soon.

About the Fuel efficiency part, Alto managed to complete the entire 805.62km with a full tank of petrol (a few litres remaining). and the i10 had to go for a refill towards the end. From the lay-mans calculation Alto delivered around 24~25kmpl and i10 about 19~20kmpl. Both cars had a steady speed of 65-70kmph throughout.

I can only tell you the exact figures tomorrow after tanking up again.

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@rssh :

Missed the camera part, I used my digicam Nikon P60 this time as it proves to be easier point and shoot along with some Manual mode. Since I was driving it would not have been possible to shoot with a SLR every now and then.

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The car used by Rabindranath Tagore

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Very lovely pictures sbalto- seems its rainy and wet in Kolkata. The 800 km trip must have been cool in the rains. Can't imagine your old Alto gives that much mileage! Its really a very economical car.

Was fascinated to see the Kabiguru's car. Its a 1933 Humber in which he used to move around.You can also view this link.

Vintage Humber of Nobel Laureate Tagore

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Thanks a lot Sir, Yes it is rainy here in Kolkata as well as most of Bengal.

The car gives super mileage, it was also proved in earlier trips. But there is a control of ones mind behind such Fuel efficiency. To travel on NH2 at speeds of 60-70kmph for a constant 4-5hours is hard to achieve. The roads are so nice and so tempting that anyone would want to make his car feel like a Lambo/Ferrari.

Yes, you are correct. It is a 1933 Humber and the logo still exists. Photography was not allowed inside the compound, but I just clicked that car somehow with my mobile. That was the only picture i clicked illegally. smiley9.gif. The car is restored but the interiors of the car is in ruins and needs some work. Even the wheels are raised with jacks from under as it lacks suspension. The suspension is broken I guess.

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You really seems to be having an Adventrous Trip, sb.

But from where did you get the time to click those pics between those Tough 800kms Driving Sessions.

I even feel tired of thinking about all this..smiley12.gif

Good Effort dude.. albeit an Enjoyable one..

 

O.T: Congrats DD & winner for becoming an Moderator & Advanced licencee members respectively.. smiley32.gif

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@nishu :

Yes, it was tough as I had to stop every now and then to click pictures. But places to see were too far away from one another, so driving was long but a constant affair.

@DD

Yes, they are. I have some more pics of that car. I will post more photos soon

***EDIT***

Actual FE of Alto and i10

Alto : 805.6 km -- 33.02litres of petrol -- FE : 24.39kmpl

i10 : 808.1km --43.44litres of petrol --FE : 18.60kmpl

sb-alto2010-06-30 08:40:49

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 Actual FE of Alto and i10
Alto : 805.6 km -- 33.02litres of petrol -- FE : 24.39kmpl
i10 : 808.1km --43.44litres of petrol --FE : 18.60kmpl

 

That's As usual Good FE from the Alto & Great from Hyundai i10 1.1.

 

Even these figures are much better than the FE of Santro eRLX, which Is supposed to be near of 15-16kmpl(Please correct me if I'm Wrong here, Strictly) & the latter was the Only factor for which we've diverted our Car buying decision from Santro XP to Alto LXi.

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@nishu :

Yes' date=' it was tough as I had to stop every now and then to click pictures. But places to see were too far away from one another, so driving was long but a constant affair.

@DD

Yes, they are. I have some more pics of that car. I will post more photos soon

***EDIT***

Actual FE of Alto and i10

Alto : 805.6 km -- 33.02litres of petrol -- FE : 24.39kmpl

i10 : 808.1km --43.44litres of petrol --FE : 18.60kmpl

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Waah! What mileage! Surprising figures!

Atee Bhalo Aacho!

How come the i10 clocked a longer distance?

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