Drive Leg 3 - Kolkata to Janakpur road (Pupri), North Bihar Distance - ~750 KM Start Date & Time - 22th Oct : 7 AM Reaching Date & Time - 23th Oct : 1AM Plan was to start early, but due to some other work, started bit late at 7AM. Again due to navigator's guidance, lost in Kolkata's narrow roads but because of early morning time, managed to get out without much issue and was heading towards my destination. Now I felt we are going to make it, this long trip. From Kolkata to Durgapur, expressway is in excellent condition, mostly 6 lanes. One can drive as fast he/she wants to. Only one place, just before Durgapur, Panagarh, ther GQ is 2 lane and one might stuck in trafiic. However we were able to cross it without losing much time. In between, after Bardhman, one place called Shaktigarh, one can find so many eating points. It was around 9AM, and we stopped for breakfast. What a nice breakfast we had. And also some nice sweets. Took some time to relax and had nice couple of tea there. After crossing Durgapur, suddenly road condition detoriates. And we were finding cities in each 10-15 KMs. Traffic was more, 2 wheelers made life misarable. And at WB-JH boarders, the truck traffic/jams increases. But we continued and crossed these cities and crossed to Jharkhand. My state, felt nice to see "Welcome to Jharkhand" board. After few KMs in JH, the road condition improved and traffic reduced drastically. Jharkhand GQ has very nice views, similar to Vizag. Without any issue, reached Barhi at 1.30PM. From here we took diversion into Bihar. Crossed Tilaiya Dam, Koderma and entered ghati and reached Rajauli at around 2.30PM. Roads are not great in this section for around 10-15 KM. We were hungry by now and we knew this is a good place to have lunch. We stopped at one of the dhaba, called Hotel Amprapali, at 3PM and had nice lunch and 1 hr break. My daughter trying her hand on Punto - At 4PM, we started for final destination. The roads from here were in top condition. Though 2 lane, but it was wider (simialr to Tirupati highway). Reached Bakhtiyarpur (~100 KM) in less than 2 hrs. Took again 30 mins break for tea/smoke. Now it was dark and still we have to cover some 250 KMs. Roads from Bakhtiyarpur to Barauni were also in very good condition. Crossed Ganga river, on Simaria Bridge. After Barauni, Zero mile, till Dalsingsarai, some 15-20 KM, road was horrible. Worst in whole journey. All were driving at 10-15KMPH speed. It was dark, and we lost some 1+ hr in this strech. After Dalsingsarai, roads becase good again, but it was cold and foggy. Visibility was less. This was first time I was driving in Fog, and for me it was difficult to judge the actual distance of vehicle ahead. Was tired (and of course super excited), so started driving bit slow. Reached Mushrigharari at around 10.30 PM. Again took break for 15 mins. Now I was adjusted to fog and was able to drive on good speed. Roads were in top condition (Nitish had changed Bihar, I never saw any better road conditions anywhere, very well maintained, mostly newly laid tars). Due to Durga Pooja, now and then we were finding pandals and people were enjoying. Some palces they blocked one side of the road, but no jams, as traffic was near to none. Reached Darbhanga at 11.30 PM. Again due to pooja, some roads were blocked inside the town, and we were struggling to find correct road. With multiple attempts (google navigator didn't help here), we crossed the city and touched EW corridor (4 lane highway). Then again diverted to our destination, after 1 KM on EW 4 lane highway. Finally reached my home at just after 1 AM, my parents were awake and were happy to see us. Total Journey Distance - 2734 KMs. FE - 21 KMPL.