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Old 27th February 2017, 11:52   #61
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Any help on my request or query would be extremely helpful.

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Old 5th March 2017, 12:30   #62
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Dear friends

Any help on my request or query would be extremely helpful.

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Sorry for the late response.

I did some research and as mentioned above you can buy an add-on Geo-clause, that covers 5 countries on your car insurance for 500-1000rupees. Incase your insurance company does not have a add-on for international driving. Check if they have any tie-ups with other companies and you can get the add-on from them.

Unfortunately if they don't have then your friend can try changing his insurance company. But that is a tedious process and not worth it. Other than this the only other option I can think of is call up a tour operator in WB in Kolkata, Siliguri or Jaigaon and ask them what they do for their vehicle insurance when it has to be driven inside Bhutan. Also drop a PM to BHPian Samba for information on the same.

This is one aspect I did not think of while driving inside Bhutan and neither did the officer at the Bhutan RSTA ask if we had international coverage on our vehicle insurance even though he went through it thoroughly.
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What a crisp and detailed travelogue. This is the first one i have read on Bhutan in all these years on TBHP. I love the fact that you have detailed daily maps and distance which is a must for any travelogue to give an understanding on the route taken. The do's and dont's section was very informative. Kudos to your Innova and congratulations on the milestone.
Read the entire travelogue in one sitting and rated it the 5 stars it deserves!
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What a crisp and detailed travelogue. This is the first one i have read on Bhutan in all these years on TBHP. I love the fact that you have detailed daily maps and distance which is a must for any travelogue to give an understanding on the route taken. The do's and dont's section was very informative. Kudos to your Innova and congratulations on the milestone.
Read the entire travelogue in one sitting and rated it the 5 stars it deserves!
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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. It was a spur of the moment decision to drive to Bhutan. Turned out to be a good decision. Bhutan is a great destination for a chilled out holiday without having to do anything but everytime you look at the scenery your jaw drops.
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Came across your travelogue on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and boy did it make my day!

Superbly written! Thank you for sharing
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Came across your travelogue on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and boy did it make my day!

Superbly written! Thank you for sharing
Thank you 97_Octane !! Glad you enjoyed reading it. I keep thinking of doing another trip soon to beat the heat.
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Was going through the pictures from this trip on my laptop while I stumbled across a picture which I did not include while penning this travelogue.

Thought of adding it as it shows the luggage capacity of the Innova with all the seats in use. It can easily gobble up a week's worth of luggage for 8 people without needing a carrier. We did have some extra bags on the third row, but for a 5-7 day getaway for eight people there is enough space. Also in this arrangement the luggage does not block the rear windshield, compromising your IRVM view. Hope this gives an idea.

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