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Old 4th March 2017, 23:35   #61
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Folks after spending 4 years in the enchanting NE which saw us explore almost every nook and corner its time to head back up North. Will be driving to Chandigarh on the following legs. Need help from the locals on each specific leg of the route. Places to see, rest stops, places to eat, places to stay, general dos and donts. Ill be travelling with wife and two daughters aged 11 and 7. Start date is 12 March. The proposed legs are as under.
1. Jorhat- Guwahati. No assistance needed.
2. Guwahati - Siliguri.
3. Siliguri- Kolkatta.
4. Sundarbans.
5. Kolkatta - Digha- Chandipur.
6. Chandipur- Bhubneshwar.
7. Bhubneshwar- Konark- Puri-Chilka.
8. Bhubneshwar- Jamshedpur- Dhanbad.
9. Dhanbad- Varanasi.
10. Varanasi- Agra.
11. Agra- Chandigarh.

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Old 4th March 2017, 23:45   #62
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21st shillong to kaziranga.(5 hours 250 kms).Stay at kaziranga
22 nd do morning elephant safari and travel towards roing(402 kms 9 hours) stay on the way or reach roing.
Just a word of caution, Kaziranga is closed normally on 30th April, but sometime due to rains, authorities might decide to close it earlier.

Kaziranga Seasons

Last year while visiting home during end of April, we had a plan to visit Kaziranga but had to drop due to bad weather.

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Just a word of caution, Kaziranga is closed normally on 30th April, but sometime due to rains, authorities might decide to close it earlier.

Kaziranga Seasons

Last year while visiting home during end of April, we had a plan to visit Kaziranga but had to drop due to bad weather.
Thanks.Would have to take our chances I guess.

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How long do you intend to stay at each of your stops because that will have a huge difference on sights to see and things to do.
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Pick the Figo. The road is easily done in April though the melting snow and some early rains may make the journey from Sela to Jaswantgarh more interesting but nothing to worry much. A bright sun even if for half a day on the day of your journey, and it would be plain sailing all the way. After Jaswantgarh the road is almost a blacktop all through to Jung.
Thanks Wanderernomad. we are almost there with our plans crystallized. Booked a Figo for self drive and done with our bookings till Nameri. Places left for bookings are Bomdilla/Dirang and Sangti. Can you suggest any homestays. I see some in http://www.arunachaltourism.com/homestay.php
under west kameng. What do you think?

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Planning a trip from Patna to Meghalaya in May. Have already travelled till Siliguri last year and roads are decent, so wanted to know how the road condition from siliguri to shillong and nearby places is.
Also I would really appreciate if I can get any pointer on how many days are sufficient, what all places I can cover in 4-5 days.
We would be driving Amaze diesel.
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Planning a trip from Patna to Meghalaya in May. Have already travelled till Siliguri last year and roads are decent, so wanted to know how the road condition from siliguri to shillong and nearby places is.
Also I would really appreciate if I can get any pointer on how many days are sufficient, what all places I can cover in 4-5 days.
We would be driving Amaze diesel.
The roads are excellent for the most part. Excluding travel days for exploring Meghalaya I would say 5-6 days are more than enough.
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The roads are excellent for the most part. Excluding travel days for exploring Meghalaya I would say 5-6 days are more than enough.
Thank you wanderernomad.
What all places should I cover and also will it be possible to take my own car all those place to explore without any guide?
Can you also suggest any hotels.

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Thank you wanderernomad.
What all places should I cover and also will it be possible to take my own car all those place to explore without any guide?
Can you also suggest any hotels.
You can cover
1. Sohra or Cherrapunji
2. Dawki
3. Jowai
4. Nartiang
5. Shillong
6. Guwahati

Car will go to all places and you dont need a guide. Sorry but can really help you out with the hotel info. Though will ask fellow bhpians for the same and ask them to post it here.

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Any suggestions for the Bhrampatura river cruises/boat ride with family? Also are they any cruises/boat ride in the morning? I did read about the alfresco grand bramaputra cruises.
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Finally i got a chance to do this circuit after planning for the same for a few years. It was beyond expectations. Though i did not drive, the roads are simply fantastic. I was surprised to see Maruti 800/Alto forming a major chunk of taxi's rather than the popular indica.

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