Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Located in Idukki District of Kerala, India, the idyllic hill station of Kuttikanam is found 3500 linear unit on top of the ocean level. It beckons the tranquility dotty mortal with its arranged  back modus vivendi, pleasantly cool climate and broad views of huge inexperienced carpets of tea plantations. you'll be astonished at the splendid sight of inexperienced capped hills with silver streams gushing down. conjointly to catch your eye square measure the exotic seasonal flowers growing within the cragged parcel of land.

Historically none the less significant, the place was a land site of the Travancore Kings of Kerala. The summer palace could be a should see. The place contains a tremendous climate throughout the year, however the most effective time to go to is from August to Jan. The place experiences a significant precipitation and thus visiting the place when monsoon is usually recommended. If the time once you arrange the visit is Nov-Jan, the place is fantastically embellished with mist and wild flowers and is good for honeymooners.


Pine forests: precisely the same scenery that you just see within the dance scenes of screenland films. A stroll through them is sort of a refreshing expertise.
Thrishangu hills: Offers a breathtakingly lovely read of the valleys below.
Panchalimedu: a requirement go place for trekkers
Tea plantations
 Tea plantations: adjoin acres of land, walking through the plush inexperienced plantations and observance the garden staff plucking the leaves is really a unforgettable expertise.
 Valanjanganam waterfalls - You certain can fancy the beautiful sight of water gushing down the mountains
Summer Palace, topographic point of Muslim saint Peer Muhammed, Hope church etc ar another attractions you can’t afford to miss.
Apart from the places mentioned, you're absolute to realize more fascinating places in Kuttikanam. Also, places of interest like Vagamon, Thekkady wild life sanctuary etc ar simply approachable from here.

How to Reach
Kuttikanam is definitely accessible from the cochin china International flying field by road. The place isn't jammed like several different noted places and you may utterly be able to relax and refresh yourself. 


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 Great Escape - 2012 Season 2.

‘lub dup’ ‘lup dup’ your heart would pound even louder as your jeep climb the rocky terrains of Kuttikanam. Pump your adrenalin levels high as you climb the rocky muddy terrains, while you drift your jeep in the muddy curves and as you accelerate through the swampy dirt pits. Beam the headlights to clear the fog and mist that hung around and nail your victory.

Starting Point

Kuttikanam was all set to amaze any jeep lovers. The track set into test and push your SUV’s to the limit was smoking awesome.

Kuttikanam was clearly an off roader’s dug out with racers and drivers coming out all along from the north, west, east and from every corner of mother India.

Drive through the roads amidst the tea plantations and steer the curvy curves and accelerate your engine through the muddy slopes. Climb the rocky boulders and mud ridden slippery tracks to test the credibility of your machine. Come and feel it guys. It was a testosterone rush!!!

19 participants countered obstacles in the extreme terrain of Kuttikannam to become part of India’s first   OFF-ROAD   CHALLENGE. 


Pointes were awarded for the vehicle preparations – modified or stock, approaching the obstacle, drive through the obstacle and external help/no help. Six more such challenges will be held throughout the country. Two winners will be selected per chapter. The finalist will battle it out in December with the winner walking away with a brand new Mahindra Thar.

Mahindra Thar Specifications

Engine and Transmission:

EngineDisplacement (CC):    2498 cc
No Of Cylinders:                4 Cylinder
No Of Gears:                  5 Forward and 1 Reverse
Power (PS):                    105 PS
Torque (NM):                   247 Nm
Transmission:                  Manual
Kerb Weight:              1750 kgs.
Fuel Type :                   Diesel
Drive Type:                    4WD
Fuel Economy:   

City (KPL):                   10.15(Tested)
Highway (KPL):            14.25(Tested)
Overall (KPL):              11.17(Tested)


060 kph (sec):               6.47(Tested)
0100 kph (sec):             18.19(Tested)
Top Speed (KPH):        Data Not Available

Brakes Steering Suspension and Tyres:   

Brakes Front:       Disc and Caliper Brake
Brakes Rear:        Drum Brake
Steering Type:      Rack and Pinion
Minimum Turning Radius:        5.2 Mtr
Suspension Front:                   Independent front suspension with Torsion bar and Stabilizer bar
Suspension Rear:                    Rear Semi Elliptical Leaf Springs
Tyre Size :                             235 /70 / R16
Wheel Size:                           16

Exterior Dimensions:

Length Width Height:            3920*1710*1930
Wheelbase(mm):                  2430 mm
Ground Clearance (mm):      200 mm
Track Front (mm):               1445 mm
Track Rear (mm):                1346 mm

Interior Dimensions:   

Boot (Litres) :                   Data Not Available
Fuel Capacity (Litres):      60 Litres
Seating Capacity:               7

 The Fight Against Height


Mahindra Scorpio 4x4 Specifications

Mahindra Scorpio LX 4X4 Engin

Engine Type:                In-Line Engine 
Engine Description:     2.2L 120bhp mHawk CRDe, 4-stroke, Turbocharged, Intercooled w/ Micro HybridEngine Displacement(cc):   217
            No. of Cylinders:              4 
            Maximum Power:             120bhp@4000rpm 
Maximum Torque:             290Nm@1800-2800rpm
Valves Per Cylinder:          4.
Fuel Supply System:         CRDI 
            Bore x Stroke:                  94 x 94 mm
           Compression Ratio:          18.5:1 
           Turbo Charger:                  Yes 
           Super Charger:                  No
Mahindra Scorpio LX 4X4 Performance 

Top Speed:              152km/hr 
Acceleration:            (0-100 kmph) 16.5 seconds
 Mahindra Scorpio LX 4X4 Suspension System 

Front Suspension:       Independent, Torsion Bar 
Rear Suspension :       Multi-link, Coil spring 
Mahindra Scorpio LX 4X4 Transmission 

Transmission Type:    Manual 
Gear box:                 5 Speed 
Drive Type:               4WD 
Overdrive:                4WD
Synchronizers:          All Gears
 Mahindra Scorpio LX 4X4 Brake System 

Front Brake Type:         Disc 
Rear Brake Type :         Drum

   Mahindra Scorpio LX 4X4 Steering 

Steering Type:                           Power 
      Steering Column:                      Collapsible 
                                                                Turning Radius (wheel base):     5.6m

Mahindra Scorpio LX 4X4 Fuel 
Mileage-City (kmpl):           10.5 
Mileage-Highway (kmpl):    15.4 
Fuel Type:                          Diesel 
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) :  60

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