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Old 16th February 2022, 21:02   #1
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I was contemplating for this road trip and finally I think, I can start planning for this once in a lifetime trip from Bengaluru to Assam. I will be driving with family (wife and two kids aged 9 and 12), so I will keep the drive relaxed one, can take 9 - 12 days duration to complete one way.

Start from Bengaluru: End of March to Early April 2022.

Vehicle: Mahindra TUV300 T8, 6 years old, 36K on ODO. I will get new tyres before the trip as current tyres completed 6 years. Vehicle will go for a full servicing before the trip, all required oil/fluid (including coolant) and filters will be replaced. Battery replacement will depend on the health check report.

Here is my tentative plan. I would be mainly driving during daytime.

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Day 1: Start from Bengaluru and night halt somewhere near Kamareddy.
Day 2: Kamareddy to Jabalpur and night halt.
Day 3: Jabalpur to Varanasi. Stay 2 nights in Varanasi.
Day 5: Varanasi to Muzaffarpur. Stay 2 nights in Muzaffarpur. I have my friend here, who will arrange accommodation.
Day 7: Muzaffarpur to Gossaigaon and night halt. I have couple of friends here, who can help with accommodation.
Day 8: Gossaigaon to Gohpur.

After staying about 30 - 40 days in Assam, we plan to return.

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Day 1: Guwahati to Gangtok. Stay 2 nights in Gangtok.
Day 3: Gangtok to Malda and night halt.
Day 4: Malda to Kolkata. Stay 3 nights in Kolkata.
Day 7: Kolkata to Puri. Stay 2 nights in Puri.
Day 9: Puri to Visakhapatnam. Stay 2 nights in Visakhapatnam.
Day 11: Visakhapatnam to Ongole and night halt.
Day 12: Ongole to Bengaluru.

Please suggest if any route modification is required as well as if you know any decent hotels in Kamareddy and Ongole. Thanks in advance.
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I will be following this thread. I never did this trip but always had it in the back of my mind. My only inputs are from reading trip reports here.

Onward trip seems fuss free.
Return trip can be tricky as parts of North Bengal roads are mentioned as very bad. Also the km long traffic jams in Bengal Orissa can be a bummer.

However latest updates from people about road conditions will make things clear.
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Hello, We drove from Bangalore to Assam in 2017. Following stops we made-
Day1- Start from Bangalore at 3 am, lunch at Hyderabad, reached Vijaywada in evening and stayed there.
Day2- Vijaywada-Visag- Brahmapur( near Gopalpur by sea)
Day3- Bhahmapur- Bhubaneswar- Cuttack- Kolkata and stayed near Burdwan
Day4- Burdwan- malda- siliguri
Day5- reached Guwahati at dusk.
So it took us 4 nights.
Hope this helps!
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I was contemplating for this road trip and finally I think, I can start planning for this once in a lifetime trip from Bengaluru to Assam. I will be driving with family (wife and two kids aged 9 and 12), so I will keep the drive relaxed one, can take 9 - 12 days duration to complete one way.

Start from Bengaluru: End of March to Early April 2022.

Vehicle: Mahindra TUV300 T8, 6 years old, 36K on ODO. I will get new tyres before the trip as current tyres completed 6 years. Vehicle will go for a full servicing before the trip, all required oil/fluid (including coolant) and filters will be replaced. Battery replacement will depend on the health check report.

Here is my tentative plan. I would be mainly driving during daytime.

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Day 1: Start from Bengaluru and night halt somewhere near Kamareddy.
Day 2: Kamareddy to Jabalpur and night halt.
Day 3: Jabalpur to Varanasi. Stay 2 nights in Varanasi.
Day 5: Varanasi to Muzaffarpur. Stay 2 nights in Muzaffarpur. I have my friend here, who will arrange accommodation.
Day 7: Muzaffarpur to Gossaigaon and night halt. I have couple of friends here, who can help with accommodation.
Day 8: Gossaigaon to Gohpur.

After staying about 30 - 40 days in Assam, we plan to return.

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Day 1: Guwahati to Gangtok. Stay 2 nights in Gangtok.
Day 3: Gangtok to Malda and night halt.
Day 4: Malda to Kolkata. Stay 3 nights in Kolkata.
Day 7: Kolkata to Puri. Stay 2 nights in Puri.
Day 9: Puri to Visakhapatnam. Stay 2 nights in Visakhapatnam.
Day 11: Visakhapatnam to Ongole and night halt.
Day 12: Ongole to Bengaluru.

Please suggest if any route modification is required as well as if you know any decent hotels in Kamareddy and Ongole. Thanks in advance.
I think you would have to rejig your plans a little for want of accomodation.Kamareddy has nothing worth mentioning to stay at.So instead I suggest either you spend the night at Hyderabad or drive straight to Nagpur if you are ok with driving 1000kms a day. Hebbal to Hyderabad is a 8hour drive and another 7-8 hours to Nagpur.

If stay in Hyderabad then Hyderabad-Jabalpur can be achieved in one day in about 12-13 hours,or if you want to break it up, then Hyd-Nagpur and then onwards
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Day 1: Start from Bengaluru and night halt somewhere near Kamareddy.
Nothing in Kamareddy. There are 1-2 basic hotels in Adilabad and that's about it. Otherwise it is Mayur at Butibori (30 km ahead of Nagpur). Bangalore-Nagpur is very much doable.

For return you can return via Hyderabad. If you still intend to do Naidupeta route, you can use these stay (Bangalore - Vijayawada - Vizag - Bhubaneswar : Route Queries) suggestions.
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Kamareddy has nothing worth mentioning to stay at.
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Nothing in Kamareddy. There are 1-2 basic hotels in Adilabad and that's about it.
In Google maps, I have found Hotel Parnika Palace, Kamareddy (formerly known as Hotel Samanya Palace). I have spoken to them and they have rooms for overnight stay. Photos look decent. I am considering this hotel for overnight halt in Kamareddy.
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This excellent TL could be of help.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...km-ride-9.html (Amazingly magnificent & enchantingly awesome North East India - A 10,000 km Ride!)
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Updated plan:

Onward journey (start date 26 March):

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Day 1: Bengaluru to Butibori, Nagpur and night halt.
Day 2: Butibori to Varanasi. Stay 2 nights.
Day 4: Varanasi to Muzaffarpur. Stay 2 nights.
Day 6: Muzaffarpur to Gossaigaon and night halt.
Day 7: Gossaigaon to Gohpur. Stay 2 nights.
Day 9: Gohpur to Sivasagar.

Return journey (start date 7 May):

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Day 1: Sivasagar to Guwahati. Stay 4 nights, will also visit Meghalaya.
Day 5: Guwahati to Bahalpur, Dhubri. Stay 2 nights.
Day 7: Bahalpur to Malda and night halt.
Day 8: Malda to Kolkata. Stay 3 nights.
Day 11: Kolkata to Puri. Stay 2 nights.
Day 13: Puri to Visakhapatnam. Stay 2 nights.
Day 15: Visakhapatnam to Ongole and night halt.
Day 16: Ongole to Bengaluru.
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Return trip can be tricky as parts of North Bengal roads are mentioned as very bad. Also the km long traffic jams in Bengal Orissa can be a bummer.
North Bengal roads are a dream to drive, so good is the surface, right from Siliguri till the Assam border, the road surface matches that with the best. Although a two lane road, there would be no problem at all.

Secondly, the jams that you are talking about in Bengal Odisha border are now thing of some very distant past. It’s almost a decade old problem that is long gone. But yes, due to road widening work in Odisha, the roads till Cuttack are little bad, right from Balasore.

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Updated plan:
Just two things to mention here:

1. Since you have decided to move to Gohpur from Gossaingaon, take the road from Baihata Charali and Mangaldoi route to reach Gohpur instead of going through Nowgaon. You will encounter bad stretches from Tezpur till Gohpur as I have already mentioned before. Just that till Tezpur, you will have no issues and the route is shorter and will save you on tolls as well.

2. Instead of staying at Ongole on your return journey, you can stay at Rajamundhary as hotels are better and distance is also not an issue.

Regards.

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Updated plan:

Onward journey (start date 26 March):

Day 1: Bengaluru to Butibori, Nagpur and night halt.
Day 2: Butibori to Varanasi. Stay 2 nights.
Day 4: Varanasi to Muzaffarpur. Stay 2 nights.
Day 6: Muzaffarpur to Gossaigaon and night halt.
Day 7: Gossaigaon to Gohpur. Stay 2 nights.
Day 9: Gohpur to Sivasagar.
I made a minor change in the plan. We will start one day early, late in the afternoon and take overnight halt at Kurnool. The primary reason is that if I plan for an early morning start, it will be difficult to get more than 4 hours sleep, however early I go to bed and it may not be good for a 15 hours long drive.

I will finish my work early and we will start right after our daughter finishes her online exam.

Day 1: Bengaluru to Kurnool and night halt (hotel booked).
Day 2: Kurnool to Seoni and night halt (hotel booked).
Day 3: Seoni to Varanasi. Stay 2 nights.
Day 5: Varanasi to Muzaffarpur. Stay 2 nights.
Day 7: Muzaffarpur to Gossaigaon and night halt.
Day 8: Gossaigaon to Gohpur. Stay 2 nights.
Day 10: Gohpur to Sivasagar.
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Reached Varanasi yesterday evening and today is for local visits.

Summary of our completed part of the trip

25 March: Bengaluru to Kurnool, 373 kms done in 7 hours including 2 breaks.
26 March: Kurnool to Seoni, 897 kms done in 14.5 hours including multiple breaks.
27 March: Seoni to Varanasi, 609 kms done in 11 hours including 3 breaks.

Next destination is Muzaffarpur, will start tomorrow morning.
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Reached our destination Sivasagar, Assam yesterday evening. Here are some information of our onward journey:

Total distance from Bengaluru to Sivasagar: 3,598 KM

Diesel consumed: 239 L (fuel efficiency = 15.05 KMPL)

Diesel cost: ₹21,541 (average cost = ₹90.13/L)

Highway toll: ₹3,715

Accommodation (excluding food): ₹9,790

ODO at origin:

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ODO at destination:

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Somewhere in West Bengal:

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Parked at our Sivasagar home:

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Trip details:

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Reached our destination Sivasagar, Assam yesterday evening.
Awesome trip/drive, buddy.

Waiting for your snaps of Sibsagar town where we stayed from 1979-86.
I still remember the pincode 785640 after 36 years.

Thanks for PM-ing me about your being in Sibsagar.

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That is one amazing trip you have undertaken with your family

I noticed that your return trip is planned around 7 May'22. Coincidentally I will be starting from Guwahati for Bangalore around May 6 as well. Currently I am trying to finalise my route. I had travelled from Bangalore to Guwahati last year. The route I took then was Bangalore--> Vizag--> Kharagpur--> Siliguri --> Guwahati. For this trip, I am thinking of taking a different route and would love your feedback on the route you took.

I am travelling alone in my 4 year old Renault Duster. If any Team BHP'ian is interested in a road trip, you can connect with me.

ps. This is my first post in Team BHP. I have always been a big fan of Team BHP, so grateful for the membership.
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For this trip, I am thinking of taking a different route and would love your feedback on the route you took.
Sorry, I did not notice this post earlier. We had started our return journey on 7th May and currently in Kolkata. We will go to Puri tomorrow.

Here is the information on the completed part of our trip:

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Welcome to Team-BHP. I am sure you will have an enriching experience here.
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