|06-18-2012, 06:27 AM||#1|
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: On The Road
Solo Adventure for 14 Days to Arunachal and Meghalaya
This ride was being planned and cancelled from past 2 years.The issue was with the long leave for 14 days.And then the day arrived,my lucky luck striked and i got my leaves approved from 21 May 2012 till 04 June 2012.The deal i made with my boss to get the leaves approved..was to work on weekends as well for next one month, once i arrive back from the trip ;)
The original plan i made for these 14 days was,In which i planned for only 09 days and kept 05 days as a buffer.
Date From To
22-May-12 Guwhati Bomdila
23-May-12 Bomdila Tawang
24-May-12 Tawang Bomdila
25-May-12 Bomdila Itanagar
26-May-12 Itanagar Daporijo
27-May-12 Daporijo Pasighat
28-May-12 Pasighat Dibrugarh
29-May-12 Dibrugarh Kaziranga
30-May-12 Kaziranga Guwhati
The executed plan.
Day 1 - Guwahati - Nagaon - Bomdila - Senga
Day 2 - Senga - Tawang - Senga
Day 3 - Senga - Bhalukpong - Gohpur
Day 4 - Gohpur - Ziro - Daporijo
Day 5 - Daporijo - Likabali - Bogibeel - Dibrugarh
Day 6 - Dibrugarh - Makum - Digboi - Ledo - Miao - Jairampur
Day 7 - Jairampur - Namphong - Pangsau Pass - Jairampur - Makum - DumDuma - Saikhoa Ghat
Day 8 - Saikhoa Ghat - Roing - Etaun
Day 9 - Etaun -Annini - Etaun - Roing
Day 10 - Roing - Tezu - Parsuraam Kund - Kadum - Namsai - Dum Duma - Makum - Tinsukia
Day 11 - Tinsukia - Dibrugarh - Sivasagar
Day 12 - Sivasagar - Nimatighat - Nagaon - Jorabat - Shillong
Day 13 - Shillong - Sohra(Cherrapunji)
Day 14 - Sohra - Shillong - Jorabat - Guwahati
Day 1 - Beautiful Mountain pass'es
Day 2 - Sela Lake
Day 3 - Tea Gardens
Day 4 - Beautiful People
Day 5 - Amazing Greenery
Day 6 - Back to Assam - State of Tea Gardens and Bandh
Day 7 - Run to forests,plain and tribal area - Welcome to Miao
Day 8 - Upper Dibang Valley - Annini
Day 9 - Upper Dibang Valley - Annini
Day 10 - Roing to Tezu,Without entering Assam
Day 11 - Ahom Kingdom Ruins - Sibasagar
Day 12 - Nimatighat - Coudn't go thru to Majuli due to Assam + India Bandh
Day 13 - Awesome Meghalaya and Cherrapunji
Day 14 - 06 Km trek to Double decker route bridge
Detailed triplog COMING SOON
|06-19-2012, 06:45 AM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: On The Road
Prologue and The Start - The hardest part in the preparation for the ride was the leaves part.From the last two years i have been waiting for my North East dream to happen,but most of the times it used to get scrapped because of No approval for the leaves.However one fine day my lucky luck striked and with more begging and making a deal with manager,i got my 14 days leave approved in March 2012.And the deal was - 'I have to work on weekends as well,after coming back for atleast 01 month'.I happily agreed.Few preparations which i did before i started my ride
1) Booked the tickets immediately after getting the leaves approved,got the Indigo flights from Mumbai to Guwahati and back in 7758 INR
2) On itenary part,took help from HV Kumar and fellow friends MG and Darknight who recently went to Arunachal and Sikkim
3) Biggest headache was to parcel the bike to Guwahati,Since there were no trains going directly to Guwahati from Pune.I rode down my bike to Mumbai.Now the parcel thing to Guwahati only happens from the LTT station and the direct train to Guwahati is only on three days Saturday,Sunday and Wednesday.I went to LTT station,spoke to an agent and he agree to do all the packing,paper work and loading of the bike on Wednesday (16 May) train.The train usually takes 03 days to reach Guwahati.
4) Permits thing were done with the help of an Agent named Bedanta Gogoi (986423119)from Dibrugarh.He charges 500 rs for 01 circuit.I had included 04 circuits so obviously he charged me 2000 bucks.I had to courier him a true copy of my passport and license.
Finally the day came,19 May...I left for Guwahati.I arrived at Guwahati airport
at around 02:30 in the afternoon.Guwahati airport is quite far from the city,so we have to shell out 400-500 bucks to get into the city/railway station.But there is an alternative,there is govt bus which runs from the airport and drops you to the various point in city including railway station.The fare is just 100 rs,saves a lot of money I say.
The parcel office is on the other end of Guwahati station..one the platform number 8.If you are coming from platform number one,then its not a easy way to reach the Parcel office.You have to bit of jumping,cross over some Potty mine area,few tracks and then you are at the Parcel office.I had to pay a fine of 300 rs as my bike was lying in their stable for quite long.The bike needs to be collected immediately in the Office hours(For parcel booking),once it reaches its destination.I completed all the formalities and got my bike,luckily there was no damage to the bike.
I loaded my bike and ran for a Petrol Pump.I could find only NRL,Assam Oil and Indian oil petrol pumps only,So parked in a NRL fuel pump for tank full.Meanwhile i noticed that the Clutch wire is half broken,what a start to the trip !!!
I enquired the local public about the Honda Service centre and reached there just in time at 05:40..when it was about to close.Upon multiple requests and begging they agree to fix the clutch wire..but then they did not had it in stock.Luckily i carried the clutch wire.Everything got ready by 07 PM.It was already dark and i planned to cover 100 Kms and reach till Nagaon,before i call the day off.
I made my way thru GS road and reached the highway.Reached a place named Jorabat,which has a Y junction.The left road takes you to Arunachal/Nagaland etc and the right road takes you to Meghalaya.
I took the left turn,I reached Nagaon around 10 in the night and checked in a hotel for 400 bucks.
Day 1 - Nagaon - Bhalukpong - Bomdila - Senga
Days in the North east starts earlier at 04 AM and it becomes dark by 05 PM.Now that was a challenge,As i am a very lazy person..who usually starts the day by 08-09 AM.Fighting with all the odds and old habits i managed to get up at 05 AM.After the daily rituals i was on the road at 06 AM.
I headed towards tezpur,the road was in very good condition with very less traffic on the road.
Stopped in between to admire,my first sunrise in North East
Very soon i reached the diversion which separates the road for Kaziranga and Tezpur.
I reached Bhalukpong which is the entry gate for Arunachal in the Tawang circuit.There is a police check post where you have to enter your vehicle details and show your Inner Line Permit.They also stamp your ILC with the Bhalukpong check-post seal.After all these formalities i was good to go ahead.. Hurray !!!
And a welcome gate was something i was waiting for ;)
The scenery around changes drastically once you enter Arunachal.
TO BE CONTD !!
Just another Solo Wanderer.Catch the ride reports of the highways and places i have scaled.
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