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Old 18th October 2010, 00:17   #1
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Me and a couple of friends are planning to do a road trip, from Cochin to Gangtok. I know its long and it sounds really crazy, but thats what we are planning. It is scheduled to be in the 1st /2nd week of Jan 2011. I know that its a long term plan, but a trip such as this, requires a planning such as this.

Well... My question is, what would be the best route to take?
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Broadly this is going to be your route.Others who have done the route between Kolkata & Gangtok would be able to advise you better.Road conditions till Kolkata are good,except for some bad stretches near the AOB(Andhra-Orissa Border)

Day 1: Cochin-Salem-Krishnagiri-Kuppam-Palmaner-Chittor-Tirupati
Day 2:Tirupati-Kalahasti-Nayudupeta-NH5-Vijayawada-Rajamundry-Vizag
Day 3:Vizag-Ichchapuram-AOB-Bhubaneswar-Cuttack
Day 4: Cuttack-Kolkata
Day 5:Kolkata-Gangtok
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Good routing by ranjitp1, but maybe I would stick to the straightforward route via Bangalore, or else go from Krishnagiri to Vellore and go to Chitoor from there to connect with Tirupati.

Maybe you can take a detour at Bhubaneswar and visit Konarak and Puri.

In case you want to avoid Calcutta, you can continue till Malda. Ensure you take the route from Calcutta via Bardhaman (Durgapur e-way), Darjeeling More, Siuri, Morgram to Malda.

Needless to say, we will be happy to work out a detailed route plan for you. Please do not rely on routing by Google Maps or any such online maps, they always get routing wrong.
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@jas_mirage: Wow...all the best buddy.

@hvksir: Just out of curiosity. How is the route from Hyd - Nagpur - Kolkata?
I have never driven in this route but google maps always shows me this
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The NH5 is a lovely route, the NH7-NH6 route is not an easy route.
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Broadly this is going to be your route.Others who have done the route between Kolkata & Gangtok would be able to advise you better.Road conditions till Kolkata are good,except for some bad stretches near the AOB(Andhra-Orissa Border)

Day 1: Cochin-Salem-Krishnagiri-Kuppam-Palmaner-Chittor-Tirupati
Day 2:Tirupati-Kalahasti-Nayudupeta-NH5-Vijayawada-Rajamundry-Vizag
Day 3:Vizag-Ichchapuram-AOB-Bhubaneswar-Cuttack
Day 4: Cuttack-Kolkata
Day 5:Kolkata-Gangtok
Hey Ranjit

Curious - Why you suggesting via Kolkata? What purpose will it serve other than encountering heavy traffic?

Wouldn't it better go straight up from Simplipal National Park via Bokaro, Bhagalpur, Bagdogra and Siliguri, rather than turn right to Kharagpur?

Edit: In google maps, try searching for directions from Cuttack to Gangtok.

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Default Suggestions for a road trip from Cochin - Gangtok (sikkim)

Hi -

We are thinking for a road trip from Bangalore to Gangtok in a 4 wheeler during January 2018 and would like to know details regarding:

(1) Route information
(2) Dos and Donts
(3) Hotel accommodation
(4) Places to visit
(5) What all things to carry
(6) Any BHPians planning for similar trip to collaborate

Please let me know.

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