Wednesday, October 26, 2016

North East India - 20161001 (18 days)

Been to north east india recently. Travelled around on Road.

Some numbers:

2 country borders, 4 States, 6 bikes, 8 people, 18 days, ~3500kms covered.

I will try to give the itinerary and points to consider on each of the places.
Day 1: Landing in Guwahati (Haven’t done much, time went in meeting teammates, finding place to eat etc).
Day 2: Collecting bikes and test ride.
Day 3: Towards Tawang, covered Kaziranga, stayed in Tejpur.
Day 4: Went up to Bomdi-la. Went further and stayed in Dirang. 
Day 5: Left comfortably. Went to Tawang. 
Day 6: Headed back towards Guwahati. Stayed in Bomdi-la Monastery.
Day 7: Headed towards Phuentsholing, Bhutan. Started searching for staying option from 4pm, got a place after 100+ kms, 4hrs later in Pathsala. 
Day 8: Reached Phuentsholing, didn’t get permit. Stayed there for the night.
Day 9: Headed back, and stayed in Pathsala again.
Day 10: Reached Shillong, and stayed there.
Day 11: Visited Chirappunji. Rode in clouds, was good experience. Stayed in Shillong.
Day 12: Visited Dwaki, Bangladesh Border, Living roots bridge. Stayed in Shillong
Day 13: Reached Kohima, Nagaland.
Day 14: No bikes day. Went to Konoma valley, Kisama Heritage village and World war 2 memorial. Had rice beer. Stayed in Kohima.
Day 15: Roads were unpredictable. Anil was sick. Stayed in Mokokchung.
Day 16: Went on ferry through Brahmaputra, to Majuli Island, Assam.
Day 17: Came back to Guwahati, gave the bikes back.
Day 18: Visited Kamakya Temple, headed back to Bangalore.

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