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    Default Tour Of Thunder Dragon, BHUTAN - Bikers Of Assam International MAHA ROADTRIP

    The Tour Of Thunder Dragon - Bhutan

    The longest roadtrip of the year organised by Bikers Of Assam Touring Club is called Maha Roadtrip.

    Initially Bhutan was the destination for our first Maha Roadtrip in 2013 suggested by our member Jayanta Borpatragohain but we changed the plan and decided to visit the important Cultural and Historical places of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

    We visited Sivasagar - Kaziranga - Tezpur - Itanagar - Ziro & Majuli last year.Our last years Maha Roadtrip http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...ip-2013-a.html was very successfull and appreciated by all.We promised Jayanta that we will visit Bhutan next time. So the destination of Maha Roadtrip 2 - International was fixed more than a year ago.


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    To be continued...
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    Default Re: Tour Of Thunder Dragon, BHUTAN - Bikers Of Assam International MAHA ROADTRIP

    Travelogue Approved

    Congrats on another successful trip with your team. Waiting for the updates now
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Travelogue Approved Congrats on another successful trip with your team. Waiting for the updates now
    Thank you, will update the thread with lots of photos & Tlog

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    Default Re: Tour Of Thunder Dragon, BHUTAN - Bikers Of Assam International MAHA ROADTRIP

    Glued to the thread. Bound to be a beautiful one. I had gone through your previous t'log.

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    Default Tour Of Thunder Dragon, BHUTAN - Bikers Of Assam International MAHA ROADTRIP 2

    The Tour Of Thunder Dragon
    Part - 2

    The primary reason of not visiting Bhutan last year was the stressfull 1000Km ride from Duliajan to Jaigaon in Bhutan Border.
    Secondly arranging Entry permits of Bhutan.
    Thirdly we dint have much idea about the entry routes, direction & places of attraction of Bhutan.

    The first 1000 kms ride of the roadtrip is very stressfull and damn boring. The only motivation is to meet some of my friends in Guwahati & Goalpara on the way Jaigaon.

    The entry permits and route issue was solved by discussing the matter with some passionate travellers in different website and forum. Even I created a thread here www.xbhp.com/talkies/touring-queries-route-planning-itinerary/25819-assam-bhutan-motorcycles.html Everyone is encouraged and motivated us to visit Bhutan.

    We decided to start our MahaRoadtrip2 - International on 1st Oct 2014.

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    Keep them coming!

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    Tour Of Thunder Dragon, Bhutan
    Day - 1

    I was really sad as it was continuously raining in Assam for a week creating floods in Guwahati & Goalpara. We had plans to visit Bhutan via Guwahati & Goalpara meeting our friends on the way. It would be a problem to ride continuously in rain moreover it will damage our gadgets like Mobile Phones, Cameras and Laptops.

    When we posted about the Maha Roadtrip 2 in our facebook page many riders contacted us but most of them dont have the required documents and budget. Finally the same members who participated in Maha Roadtrip 2013 confirmed their participation.

    Initially it was decided that everyone will ride single but finally we decided to do double riding and take a single rider motorcycle as backup. Double riding will cut the fuel cost and will not be a problem to find parking space in hotels. As we had jobs in our office on 1st Oct so we decided to start our journey after 1PM.

    On 1st Oct 2014 I went to my office, as the puja vacation will start I had lots of work to complete and reached home after 1PM. Took bath, prayed to god and went to nearest Durga Puja Pandal to recieve blessing from Goddess Durga. After my lunch my friend Bijoy Baruah from Digboi reached my home to pick me up in his Bajaj Pulsar180. My mom wished us luck and we started our journey.

    We started our journey from Duliajan at 2.30PM and reached my friend Abhijit home in Naharkatia after 40mins. He was ready with his Bajaj Avenger 220 and without any delay we continued our journey. We reached Moran at 4.30PM where our members Arnab was ready with Mrinmoy in his Royal Enfield Classic 350. We continued our journey and reached Sivasagar NRL Petrol Pump where our members Jayanta & Om from Tinsukia in their Bajaj Pulsar 200NS joined us. I sat on Abhijit Avenger which is comfortable like a sofa and posted live updates on our facebook page.

    We reached Dergaon at 9PM. We recieved a warm welcome at Bijoys sis-inlaws home. Some of theirs neighbours girls came to meet us. They served us Tea, Sweets and special Bhujiya made at their stalls. We had our dinner in a restaurant and reached our resort in Kaziranga at 1AM.

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    Tour Of Thunder Dragon, Bhutan

    2nd Oct 2014 - Day 2 of Maha Roadtrip2

    We started our journey at 8AM from Kaziranga and we had our breakfast in Jakhlabandha and reached Tezpur where Om met his girlfriend. We had our lunch at a new restaurant named Orchid in Mangaldoi, Assam. Duck fry was the special item in the menu but not special as our mothers cooks at our homes. After the heavy lunch & the midday sun made our tired body feel sleepy.

    We crossed Bihata Chariali (The Guwahati bypass) and stopped by the side of road. Drank water, Juice & Smoked to refresh our sleepy mood. We continued our journey and reached Barama, BTAD at about 5PM where we spent a lovely evening by the side of the road infront of St. Johns School. We reached Bongaigaon at 8PM.

    The town was in festive mood of Durga Puja. We stayed in Hotel Diamond above the TVS Dealer. I wanted to eat in some dhaba or try Puja Special street food but our tired body dint allowed us. We had our dinner at our Hotel, we ordered chicken curry with rice thali it was ok types.

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    Tour Of Thunder Dragon, Bhutan
    Day-3 On 3rd Oct 2014

    We started our journey at 6.30 AM from Bongaigaon. The road was wide & we maintained a good speed. Though it was a four lane road but the bridges construction work were not completed yet. The four lane road merge into a single bridge crossing. We were behind some long vehicle carrier trucks. Its was dusty and we could not see anything from behind. We tried to overtake the trucks, two of our bikes crossed but I fell in a drain made to drain out the excess water from a large potholes. Thanks to the heavily loaded enfield with saddlebags that we dint jump off from the road to the river. We crossed drain with a jerk, after crossing the bridge and checked everything is alright.

    We took a break of 5mins and continued our journey with a oath to drive more carefully. We crossed a biker coming towards Bongaigaon. We crossed Assam Border at Srirampur Gate and reached Alipurduar bypass of West Bengal at 10.30AM where we had our Breakeast cum Lunch.

    We reached the border town the Indian Side is called Jaigaon & Bhutan side is known as Phuentsholing. We came to know via our Royal Enfield is facing starting problem. The engine turns off in high RPM. As it was Durga Puja half of Jaigaon was closed. We had to search a mechanic to repair the motorcycle moreover we had to obtain entry permits of Bhutan in the immigration office in Phuentsholing.

    We waited near the Immigration Office and two of our members went in search of a Bullet mechanic. Two hours passed but they dint returned. We went to the pass section and they will be there till 7PM BST.

    At around 3.30 PM we recieved a call that our Bullet was repaired. The main culprit was the battery which ran out of water due to vibration in high speed cruising. They are charging the battery and will return after two hours.

    We were bored and tired loitering in the streets of Phuentsholing, suddenly sounds of bullets draw our attention. It was the same rider group we crossed on our way in the morning. KA registered 6 Bullets & a Duke200. When we introduced ourselves we came to know they are from Bengaluru and there club is called Just4Rides. They tried to enter from Gelephu but dint get permits to they came to Phuentsholing.

    It was about 5PM and getting dark but our members dint return. There was a long queue in the pass section. It seems that half of Kolkata and foreigners are going to enter Bhutan.

    Our members repaired our bullet and reached back after 5.30PM. We filled up our forms and deposited it in the immigration office. After a long wait in the queue they took our finger print & photos in their computer. After few mins they issued us a group permit. As the transport office is already closed for the vehicle permits we decided to halt in Hotel Anand in Jaigaon few metres away from Phuentsholing Gate.

    As I was bored of eating rice & meat everyday for a twist in taste I decided to try some street food of Jaigaon. Visited the Durga Puja Special Stalls. Ate some delicious Momo, Egg Roll, Puchka, Juice & Jalebi. Came hotel and as I was very tired, so slept early at 8.30PM.

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    To be continued...
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