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... temple drawing big crowds and is the premier Hindu temple in the North East.
It is located on top of the Nilachal hill which offers a panoramic view of the city of Guwahati. The drive up is a nice short drive offering great views of the city. I went there fairly early to catch the least crowded time. The lines were long any way (its always long and is upwards of an hour's' wait at the minimum). Famous crowded temples are not ...
... or Guwahati. You can get it in other places in Assam too, but this is the most troublesome state for permits and its best to get from one of the above three cities. You have to fill a form , provide ID/address proof , two photos and pay Rs 30 in all. You have to apply separately for each sector Eg - if you are going to Tawang and then to say Siang Valley, you need two permits. They also don't give permits the same day. It ...
November 14, 2014
GUWAHATI to TEZPUR 4 hours/186km
KF Hotel 2500Rs ($40.50) including breakfast
Just as we started walking toward the bus station at 8:15, we conveniently caught a bus bound for Tezpur which was trawling for passengers. It was a smooth ride all the way with paved roads and ...
... between Shillong and Guwahati has much of the road under construction. They are working to make it a beautifully wide 4-lane divided highway. It will be safe when finished. But for now, drivers make up their own rules. If the left side is being worked on, it is okay to drive against the normal flow and drive on the right. Such improvisation caught up with a tanker and a truck, both of whom felt driving on the same lane in opposite directions ...
Now 13 strong, we headed off to the Bhutanese border. Along the way we stopped at a small village market. Within moments we attracted a large crowd of onlookers who were very curious about from where we came. It was a matter of dueling cameras. They took pictures of us while we took ones of them.
Just before crossing into Bhutan, we stopped to have a box lunch among the tea plants. Assam, the state we were in, is known for its tea. The women, always women, ...
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