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Old 26th October 2013, 08:23   #16
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I believe best to use the East - West highway which intersects NH2 just after Kanpur.

NB: No personal experience of the road. I think HVK has a log.

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We started from Darjeeling and came down to Siliguri via mirik lake with a shopping visit to Nepal. So we were late and hence spent a leisurely day and halted in Siliguri.

Started early from Siliguri towards Agra and drove all the way to Lucknow. This way we got time in Lucknow for some chickan shopping

The drive from Siliguri to Lucknow took 16 hours in total including 1 hour each for breakfast(at ghar dhabha in the COCO BP Dhalkhola) and lunch(at swagatham dhabha in the COCO IOC Motihari).

Total distance was 1000kms. The only bad stretch was from Gopalganj till Bihar border. This 20 odd kms took 2 hours in our SUV. God help those sedan owners. Otherwise, 12 hours for appox 1000kms returns a very good 80km/hr speed.
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And I believe there were bad roads some 30 kms after Forbesgunj as well. Else, the road is superb.
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Total distance was 1000kms. The only bad stretch was from Gopalganj till Bihar border. This 20 odd kms took 2 hours in our SUV. God help those sedan owners. Otherwise, 12 hours for appox 1000kms returns a very good 80km/hr speed.
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Blitzing across India! What is your next destination?

How were the roads near Kosi bridge in Bihar?

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And I believe there were bad roads some 30 kms after Forbesgunj as well. Else, the road is superb.
Yes you are right but that is just a small stretch of some 5kms may be.

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Blitzing across India! What is your next destination?

How were the roads near Kosi bridge in Bihar?

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That bridge has huge craters with rebars visible in most places. when a vehicle approaches from the other side, the bridge vibrates and you can feel that inside your car. Not for the faint hearted

Our destination....wait for the travelogue
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Kosi bridge's approach has bad-roads? I don't think so. Are you speaking about the Gopalgunj stretch?

The stretch after Forbesgunj has bad roads for about ~15kms

The bad stretch of road between Purnia & Muzaffarpur is after the Forbesgunj stretch. Rest is near Gopalgunj as Kumar Sir has mentioned somewhere.

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Blitzing across India! What is your next destination?

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Our destination....wait for the travelogue
Finally, after close to 10months, here it is.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...st-safari.html (N.E.W.S. Nepal & East to West in a Safari)
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