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Forum: Maharashtra Oct 16th, 2017, 21:01
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By blackfog
Whoa! This is just brilliant. In fact. I must...

Whoa! This is just brilliant. In fact. I must apologize to think it is too good to be true in the first few seconds. The before-after photos deserve to be shared in better resolution. I am sharing...
Forum: Kerala Oct 12th, 2017, 02:35
Replies: 69
Views: 5,561
Posted By blackfog
Sounds not so empathetic. Sorry I confused you....

Sounds not so empathetic. Sorry I confused you. Again...

Try living in a Muslim-dominated area.
Come down to Noida and I shall take you to Harola village.
Come to Indore and I shall take you...
Forum: Kerala Oct 11th, 2017, 15:20
Replies: 69
Views: 5,561
Posted By blackfog
Paying above the market rate is to just get a...

Paying above the market rate is to just get a foothold. I heard of this from 2 friends who've spent their childhood in small villages in North and Central Kerala, and I've seen this in Indore (MP) as...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Oct 9th, 2017, 21:53
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By blackfog
Lovely photos. I miss trekking in Sep-Oct...

Lovely photos. I miss trekking in Sep-Oct weather. The grass will soon start turning brown :|
Thanks for sharing.

I see you've figured adding images to IM. You can always upload elsewhere and...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Oct 9th, 2017, 21:49
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By blackfog
Goes without saying, though except some delay...

Goes without saying, though except some delay given the festive season, holidays from office, and the rush to catch up.
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Oct 9th, 2017, 15:18
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By blackfog
Congratulations Saurabh, on completing the trek...

Congratulations Saurabh, on completing the trek along with a long drive. Must have been tiring. That, or I feel old :)

And it is commendable that you took time to describe your trip in these...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Oct 9th, 2017, 14:10
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By blackfog
Nevermind. For Indore residents, it can be a day...

Nevermind. For Indore residents, it can be a day picnic so the prices don't matter much to me :) I may have stayed overnight but doesn't matter much. The checkout time is anyway 1000 hours, so not...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Oct 6th, 2017, 19:06
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By blackfog
Is the pricing this year on the costlier side or...

Is the pricing this year on the costlier side or it is inline with 2016 pricing? I did not check last year hence asking.
Premium tent is for Rs. 8100; Deluxe tent for Rs. 7100, and Economy tent for...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Oct 5th, 2017, 20:08
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By blackfog
Umm... ask the hotel? I know I am suggesting the...

Umm... ask the hotel? I know I am suggesting the obvious!

A quick Google search gave me "Address: Mall Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001 Phone: 0177 265 2393" as the result, if it helps.
Forum: Uttarakhand Oct 5th, 2017, 00:05
Replies: 3,990
Views: 506,584
Posted By blackfog
I know, I know. Unlike other countries we do NOT...

I know, I know. Unlike other countries we do NOT have city administration providing safe camping spots, with or without added facilities. We are -- at least, as a govt and as average masses -- yet to...
Forum: Uttarakhand Oct 4th, 2017, 13:46
Replies: 3,990
Views: 506,584
Posted By blackfog
Thank you for both the tips Biswasji. Any clue...

Thank you for both the tips Biswasji. Any clue about pre-defined camping spots along Kumaon roads or Kumaon destinations (not on treks)?



As you go twice every year, I look up to you to provide...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Oct 4th, 2017, 13:32
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By blackfog
Ahaan! Nice promo. I hail from Indore and shall...

Ahaan! Nice promo. I hail from Indore and shall be in town, with parents, during Diwali week. I shall try to visit for a day.

Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 28th, 2017, 12:16
Replies: 3,990
Views: 506,584
Posted By blackfog
Videos of some roads near Corbett, Ranikhet, Baijnath, and Almora

Serene Kumaon road enroute Almora from Ranikhet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjKXY6ph46w



Driving inside Corbett:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-TDTaZ4vxk
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 28th, 2017, 12:10
Replies: 3,990
Views: 506,584
Posted By blackfog
Ah, the detour! No, I haven't marked it in Google...

Ah, the detour! No, I haven't marked it in Google Maps? How can I mark it? In the past I've used Map Marker but it is closed now (https://support.google.com/mapmaker/answer/7195127?hl=en).
...
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 28th, 2017, 11:14
Replies: 3,990
Views: 506,584
Posted By blackfog
Thanks to you sir, for the push :) In retrospect,...

Thanks to you sir, for the push :) In retrospect, it took some precious time but was worth it.

Marked how at what link? Please explain.
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Sep 28th, 2017, 11:12
Replies: 42
Views: 7,430
Posted By blackfog
Some Kumaon roads

I'm cross posting from this UK road condition post (http://www.indiamike.com/india/uttarakhand-f135/road-traffic-conditions-in-uttarakhand-t26690/265/#post2058643) (post #3970).

All forest road...
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 28th, 2017, 11:00
Replies: 3,990
Views: 506,584
Posted By blackfog
Thanks and yes. I got lucky with very few bad...

Thanks and yes. I got lucky with very few bad stretches given the crazy monsoons.


All photos of road conditions that I took are posted above. Also, I shall shortly share a few videos of the road...
Forum: Chai and Chat Sep 28th, 2017, 10:49
Replies: 468
Views: 69,408
Posted By blackfog
Ramayan epic based postage stamps were issued...

Ramayan epic based postage stamps were issued last week.

More details are at http://postagestamps.gov.in/Stampofyear.aspx?uid=2017
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 27th, 2017, 13:03
Replies: 3,990
Views: 506,584
Posted By blackfog
I know! Since I got busy after the trip so I...

I know! Since I got busy after the trip so I thought of sharing what I can quickly share right away. I posted the links and wanted to expand it on the weekend. But thanks to your push, I ended up...
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 27th, 2017, 10:35
Replies: 3,990
Views: 506,584
Posted By blackfog
Some of the Kumaon roads in Aug 2017

I am late to the party. I have uploaded all my photos on Flickr here. Specifically, the road conditions from mid-Aug can be judged from the geotagged photos on this map...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Sep 6th, 2017, 16:35
Replies: 1,759
Views: 244,674
Posted By blackfog
Now that's what you call a good documentation....

Now that's what you call a good documentation. :ThumbsUp
Thank you for sharing, sir!
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Sep 3rd, 2017, 01:45
Replies: 1,759
Views: 244,674
Posted By blackfog
Landslide near Dhalli, Shimla blocks highway

A big landslide on Saturday near Dhalli tunnel blocked the highway. It buried a few vehicles, but no loss of life was reported. Dhalli-Shoghi road was blocked and the administration immediately...
Forum: West Bengal Aug 30th, 2017, 20:40
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By blackfog
It is hard to get into IITs :p

It is hard to get into IITs :p
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Aug 30th, 2017, 20:37
Replies: 3,239
Views: 184,469
Posted By blackfog
Keeping it is illegal now! Just saying.

Keeping it is illegal now! Just saying.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Aug 24th, 2017, 23:09
Replies: 1,759
Views: 244,674
Posted By blackfog
Bus services to Himachal impacted

HRTC shared the following changes today evening.
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