About

I’m an ex-techie who’s decided to spend her time  travelling, writing about travelling, or chilling with my toddler.

Yes, a toddler and travel don’t really go that well together. Hence the travel updates are not as frequent as I’d like them to be. But then, I’m learning to be a backyard traveller ( a term I just made up for loitering in your own neighbourhood). Now neighbourhood can be extended as far and as wide as you’d want it to. It may be in Tuscany  in Italy. Or in Hyderabad. Or in Assam.

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  1. Mr. Jan August 17, 2009 / 1:19 am

    Hi Kanchuki,

    Thanks for your answer on the thorntree travelforum.

    Private Message: Re: Travelling in Upper Assam
    To: kanchuki Previous | Up | Next
    From: jansot
    Sent: 12-Aug-2009 19:30

    Hi, We do travels in Upper Assam. Would be glad to
    help you with information. Can you be more specific
    as to what you are looking for?

    Hi Kanchuki,

    Thanks for your reply at Thorntree.

    First of all I have to apologize myself because my English is not so good as well.

    I am a backpacker (male, Germany/Belgium; married, 47 years old) with a lot of travel experience in India. I was already in the Upper Assam in 2006 (Jorhat; Majuli; North Lakhimpur; Sibsagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Digboi, Ledo).

    But this year (late November/December) I and my travelmate (also male) we will travel all the way up to Saikhoa Ghat; Sadiya; Kerimgaon – bordering Arunachal (Dibang Valley) => but not entering Arunachal. After we would like to travel all the way down through the area sandwiched between the northern Brahmaputra riverbank and the Arunachal Pradesh frontier. In this area we would like to travel as the local people do, by local boat to the Chors (sandbanks), by riksaw, by tempo. We would like to go back to basic But at this moment we do not know what are the travel possibilities in this area of the Upper Assam. Are there any roads, raillines or is this area only flood area without any road infrastructure ? Maybe somebody of you can give us some information about this area sandwiched between the northern Brahmaputra riverbank and the Arunachal Pradesh frontier. And last but not least, is it allowed to travel as an independent traveler in this area without any permit (we shall not entering Arunachal) ?

    A second question:

    We would like to visit also one of the (underground) coal mines in the Digboi; Ledo; Margeritha area in the upper Assam. Does anybody know how we can arrange any permit to be a guest and visit one of these coal mines ?

    A third question: Tripura – Northeastern India.

    We would like to travel also in the Northeastern State Tripura (for 15 days). Does anybody knows the most important “must sees” in this Indian State (also off the beaten track) ? What’s possible in two weeks ?

    Thanks and best regards.

    Mr. Jansot

    1). Travel possibilities in Upper Assam

    Can anybody tell me what are the travel possibilities in Upper Assam ? In december I would like to travel all the way from Saikhoa Ghat to – Kobo – Murkong Solek – Jonai – The Dibru Saikhowa National Park – Lamakuri – Dijmur – Sisi Bargaon – Dhemaji – North Lakhimpur (the area sandwiched between the northern Brahmaputra riverbank and the Arunachal Pradesh frontier). I would like to travel as an backpacker but I at the moment I don’t know what’s possible in this remote area ? Travelling by boat; by road; by train by …. Is it possible to travel by local boat to all the Chars in the Bramaphutra river ? Is it safe in this area and do I need any permit in this remote Assam area ? Who can help me ?

    2). Visit the Tirap and/or Tipong colliery in Assam !!!!!!!

    Does anybody know if it possible to visit one of the coal mines in the Digboi; Ledo; Margeritha area in the upper Assam. Where can we get any permission the visit one of the colliery ? Who know the adress or fax or E-mail adress from one of the general managers of this coal mines ? Who can help us ? Thanks.

    3). UPPER ASSAM: train from Murkong Solek to North Lakhimpur ????

    Does anybody know if it is at the moment possible to travel by train from Murkong Solek to North Lakhimpur ? If not possible by train …. by road ??

    4). Tripura – Northeastern India.

    In December i will travel for 15 days in the Northeastern State Tripura. Who knows the most important “must sees” in this Indian State (also off the beaten track) ? What’s possible in two weeks ?

  2. Prerona Chakravarty January 26, 2012 / 12:34 am

    I was discussing Assamese baby names with my non-Assamese spouse and the name “Kopili” came to me. The river notorious for her fierce love for Brahmaputra, seemed a very under-used and hence precious name. A search on the internet revealed your blog, and I am glad to have discovered it.

    Regards,
    Prerona

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