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NE India

Discussion in 'Asia' started by AlienMotorcycleMama, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. AlienMotorcycleMama

    AlienMotorcycleMama Adventurer

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    Hello!

    I survived Bangladesh (every form of transport BUT motorcycles) and am now headed to NE India by bike (YZ150) beginning April 1.

    My route (roughly) includes:

    Goa to Hyderabad, with a stop in between. Suggestions?
    Hyderabad to Vijayawada
    Vijayawada to Visakapatam
    Visakapatam to Bhubaneswar
    Bhubaneswar to Kolkata

    Then, after a few days in Kolkata with the person who helped my with my route, it's on to Suri, Malda, Silguri then Darjeeling or Gangtok, then down to Assam and the rest of the states in the NE.

    I'm also hoping to enter Bhutan if I can get someone to offer to host me so I don'y have to pay $200/day :doh, and maybe hit the west side of Bangladesh and go to Cox's Bazaar and St. Martins. (Won't bring the bike over to either Bhutan or Bangladesh since its not techically mine.)

    Any thoughts? Suggestions? Is there any problem with Sikkim?

    I've got at least two months and if I don't use it all up there, I'll head to the NW or someplace else cool. (I hope to be back in Goa by the monsoons.)

    Any locals in that area? Anyone want to join me? I'm looking forward to this — it's already freaking hot in Goa — and seeng some of India's mountains.
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  2. Shivanshu

    Shivanshu Been here awhile

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    I can provide you number of my friend in Assam who can help you in all, if you want?
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  3. AlienMotorcycleMama

    AlienMotorcycleMama Adventurer

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    Yes, thank you. I knew you were in Delhi so I'll see you on another trip, but since NO ONE has answered, any help will do. (I'll be getting into Badami about this time one week from today.)

    Thanks again!
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  4. Shivanshu

    Shivanshu Been here awhile

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    Great in Assam there is a friend with the name of Shashank. I will gove you his number in PM... anything else let me know. Sorry for not being able to reply earlier... work keeps me busy these days....
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  5. AlienMotorcycleMama

    AlienMotorcycleMama Adventurer

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    That's fine, no hurry. I don't head out until Sunday, and I won't leave Kolkata for almost two weeks. I'll look for the PM.
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  6. muddysoles

    muddysoles Been here awhile

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    Since you are going to be in Gangtok, you should definitely consider exploring North Sikkim for which you will need Inner Line Permits (available in Gangtok).
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