Siliguri To Guwahati: Road Condition & Route

#1 Mar 28th, 2012, 12:33
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I am planning to drive in my FIAT Linea from Bangalore to Guwahati via Kolkata and Siliguri.

Kindly enlighten me regarding the present road conditions and route to be taken from Siliguri, i.e, Siliguri>Sevok>Shrirampur>Bong aigaon>Guwahati or Siliguri>Sevok>Alipurduar>Boxi rhat>Guwahati.
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Now, I am in Shillong. I drove in my Linea via Boxirhat to Guwahati. Road condition in West Bengal from Kolkata to Dalkhola and from Falakatta to Cooch Bihar was very bad. After entering Assam, the road condition improved a lot.
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drive from Kolkata to Guwahati

Hi Ravi. Thanks for sharing the info.
I am also planning to bring my car from Kolkata to guwahti. Which part of the road is bad? and what about police checking problem (specially inside assam). How much it took from Kolkata to Siliguri?? Your reply shall be highly apreciated..
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Originally Posted by ajitbaruah View Post Hi Ravi. Thanks for sharing the info.
I am also planning to bring my car from Kolkata to guwahti. Which part of the road is bad? and what about police checking problem (specially inside assam)..
You can take the Srirampur Bongaigaon road as well which is in better shape than Buxirhat Dhubri road.

Have all car papers along and there should be no problem. When stopped and asked for papers only give photocopies else they would keep you waiting with the original in their hand till they can get a few bucks out from you.

They threaten to give a case and register your details in a log book unless you don't pay, as long as you have all documents, just ignore and drive off. Check points are simply day light robbery and a shame to Assam.

And avoid driving at night, stay overnight at Siliguri and don't come if any bandh in Dooars, Koch or Bodo - Rabha - Minority belt.
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Sorry for my late reply. I don't know if you had already completed your trip. Anyway, here are my answers to your queries which would be useful to those who would drive in future.
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Originally Posted by ajitbaruah View Post Which part of the road is bad?
I drove via Kolkata>Krishnanagar>Malda>Dal khola>Siliguri>Sevok>Binnaguri >Falakata>CoochBehar>Tufanganj >Boxirhat>Chaper>Bongaigaon>Ra ngiya>Guwahati. While returning, I came via Goalpara bypass/Dhubri/Boxirhat/CoochBehar. The roads near Falakata, Cooch Behar, Tufanganj and Hasimara are very bad. However, the roads in Assam via Goalpara were simply superb and driver's delight.
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what about police checking problem (specially inside assam)
I was stopped, enquired at both West Bengal and Assam check posts and then asked to proceed. No damages! While returning back, the same police officer identified me at West Bengal check post and asked if my trip was completed and was I heading back to Bangalore. When I told him that I was on my way to Phuentsholing, Bhutan, he was taken aback!Police did not trouble me at all. But, I had bad experience of 5 incidents of unsuccessful attempts of extortion, but I didn't become a victim.
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How much it took from Kolkata to Siliguri?
I left Kolkata by 5 pm on 16 April 2012 and reached Ginger Hotels, Guwahati at 3 am on 18 April 2012; i.e., 1175.8 km in 34 hours with just 2 power naps. My drive was delayed due to bad roads, many traffic jams, diversions, etc.

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