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Song of the Little Road


Starting in Bangladesh

3,302 km (2,052 miles) over 91 days from November 1, 2010 to January 30, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Expedition touring bikes, 3-6 months
Locales: Asia, Bangladesh, India, State of Tripura, State of Assam, State of Karnataka, State of Kerala, State of Maharashtra, State of West Bengal, State of Meghalaya, Chittagong Division, Dhaka Division, Rajshahi Division
Years: 2010, 2011
Keywords: bike touring bicycle tour India Bangladesh

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/7360

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Graham Finch - (contact)

Status: Completed Feb 2011Featured Journal #418
Last update: Saturday February 5, 2011 22:20 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 10 Jan 2014 02:11 (US/Pacific))
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Camping indoors - my room in the Wet Rose.


Table of Contents

Introduction: my route
The Great Master Plan: suck it 'n' see
Lights, camera, clothes, action: so much stuff

Bangladesh

Yabba Dhaka Doo
Day One
The Old Town
Dhaka to Daulatpur: via Sonargaon and off the N1
Onto Chandpur and a train to Feni
Two nights in Feni's Hotel Midnight: chillin' out
Feni to Chittagong: two nights in air-conditioned coolness
Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bandaban
North to Rangamati: an up-&-downer
Khagrachari: more undulating kilometres
Back to Feni and Hotel Midnight
Brahmanbaria by bus: via Comilla
Brahmanbaria to India

India

Agartala to Ambasa: riding north through hilly Tripura
North to Kumarghat: tribal villages up Route 44
Dharmanagar: an easy day
The Quarry Roads of Assam: a bus to Shillong from Badrapur
Shillong: Meghalaya
Up and Down to Dauki: back into Bangladesh and to Jaintiapur

Bangladesh II

South to Sylhet: a few nights in the city's Hotel Supreme.
Going West: to Sunamgonj.
Tales From The River Bank: Mohonganj by boat
To Durgapur via Ketrokona: with a couple of baris between
The Border Road from Birisiri to Haluaghat: off the map
Indirectly to Jamalpur: exploring more byroads
Dhanbari Palace: due south to Gopalpur.
Gopalpur: a lost day
Bogra: over the Jamuna Rver
Palasbari: meandering north, east and west via Mahasthangarth
Hilli & Beyond: into India

India II

Balurghat west to Gajol: riding in circles
South to Maldah aka English Bazar: ancient relics at Padua and Adina
Dhulian: more ancient mosques - Guar area
Bahrampur: still in West Bengal
Berhampur to Calcutta: a train ride to Kolkata
Pedalling out to the Airport: southwest by plane to Bangalore
Bangalore - Bengalaru: A couple of nights in Casa Piccola Cottage
Shrirangaptna: a lost day and a train ride out south
Down to Mysore
From Mysore to Nanjangud & Begum: the 13
Bandipur and Ooty: through hilly Mundumalai Park
Mattupalaiyam: it's mostly down from Ooty
This Way and That: in Coimbatore for a couple of nights
Tuesday, it's Thrissur: Kerala State
From Thrissur towards the coast: a night in Kodungallur
Fort Cochin: Kochi
Going North: Christmas Eve
Christmas Day: Vypeen Island
Triprayar: to Ponnani
Calicut: The Beach Hotel
Further up the West Coast: to Mahe
More NH17: two nights in Kannur
Day 60 - the last one of 2010: Mangalore
Sunday: North to Malpe via Udupi
A Bit of Beach Road: Kundapura to Gokarna by train
Gokarna
Honey Beach: a day of chilling out
A Bit Further North: Kalwar
Into Goa State: through Canacona to Agonda
Benaulim: via Mobor and Cavelossim
Central Goa: Colva > Margoan > Ponda > Old Goa > Panaji
North Goa: from Panaji along the coastline to Morjim
Riding on the Beach: Morjim > Mandrem > Arambol & then up to...
Vengurla and Southern Mararashtra State: two nights in Malwan
Destination Devgad: Konkan Coast
Not Sure Where to Today: sleeping on Ambolgad Beach
Konkan Coast: Nata (Nate) to Ratnagiri
Ganpatipule: more Western Ghats
Guhagar: a fishing boat ride from Jaigarh
Dapoli: via Veldur ferry to Ladghara
Kelsi: along the beach, some tracks, backlanes and the Number 4
Shrivardhan via Bankot: through Harihareshwar, by the Arabian
Beach Festival Weekend: R&R in Shrivardhan
Up to Marud: though Diveager & via the ferry at Dingi to Janjira
To the Top of the Konkan Coast: Kashid & onward to Alibag
Alibag to Mumbai via Mandve: Jan. 26th - Republic Day of India
Mumbai - Bombay: the end is nigh

Postscript: a few random thoughts about the trip


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