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My first ever International road trip !!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by varoon9999, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

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    amazing pictures ... waiting for more to come :)
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  2. raj29

    raj29 Superiore

    Hey Varoon, amazing travellogue accompanied with great pictures.

    Thank you for sharing lots of details about the entry point @ Nepal

    Looking forward to the remaining part of the travellogue.
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  3. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Day 4, went off pretty fine and we were almost done with the sight seeing in Pokhara.Dropped our car back at hotel around 5'o clock and walked down to streets of Pokhara to buy some handicraft and little shopping.Again enjoyed street food and came back to hotel.While we were at sight seeing for Pokhara,i happened to meet one Indian taxi driver and asked him best route to reach "Sanauli" border.Indeed the route he suggested was short and good.

    Day 5,We woke up early and started at 7'o clock in the morning towards "Sanauli" border.on the way we stopped at Davis falls which is 20 kms from Pokhara and its worth visiting.Indian border Sanauli is again 200 kms from Pokhara,at 12:30 we were at border and this Sanauli border is most of the times flocked with big big lorries,we were stuck there for quite sometime to go back to our country,because of trucks piling up there.Once you reach Bhutwal from there Sanauli is merely 25kms and once you are there at border you will see a huge gate welcoming you to India.Moment you touch border your car will be checked fully by Nepal police and their custom officials.Worry not if you have not shop heavily at Nepal.You have to submit one Bhansaar document there at border to police fellow standing there to open the barricade/Gate.Submit your green no. plate to Traffic police fellow at Nepal border only,you can see him standing in road and looking for Indian cars,he will be in sky blue color uniform.

    Now you have crossed Nepal border and you have stepped in to your mother land India,now starts the checking here at Indian hemisphere and the way these cops talks and asks you its really very shrude of them.Should learn some basic etiquettes form their Nepali counterparts.:evil::evil:

    Feels good to be back in India and tried our hand phones but no signal,drove little further 3 kms and yes,we got signals and called up families.We were moving towards Gorakhpur,which was 95 kms from Sanauli.Again we were on Indian roads with lot of undulations.Reached Gorakhpur in next 1.5 hrs and got stuck in city traffic to get in to Lucknow highway.Lucknow is 250 kms from Gorakhpur.

    As per our itenary we had planned to spent 2 days in Lucknow. Driving down from Gorakhpur to Lucknow was good with broad 6 lane highway.Reached Lucknow at 7 in evening and stayed at friends place.

    Next morning Day 6,we were out on roads of Lucknow to roam around and have taste of chats and street food.Today Punto was given full day rest and we took local conveyance.Enjoyed our day at Lucknow with visit to lot of historical monuments and yummy chats.

    Day 7,we started for Delhi at 7;30 in the morning and we were at home at 6 with lot of sweet memories and smile on our faces.:grin::grin:

    Lot of small Hindu temples on most of the streets in Pokhara.
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    This is where we stayed "Hotel Middle path".
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    Football is very popular there,no cricket business,saw lot of such gates at many houses..This one for you ""Prakhar 22ji""
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    Devi's fall.
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    Ganesha & Shiva at Devi's fall.
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    Beauty at its best..
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    Cute bird basking in sun..
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    India welcomes you at ""Sanauli Border".
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    This is when you have entered India.
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  4. PathFindeR

    PathFindeR Novizio

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    Nice One Varun.. Lucky you man.... :up
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  5. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Awesome pics 22ji! Looking at these pics makes me want to go there! :)

    Liverpool fan(s) in Nepal! That's very nice!

    Sent from my MZ601 using Tapatalk 2
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  6. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    These are from the land of ""Nawaab's"". Lucknow..

    Will be posting sooner some Do's and Dont's for benefit of all,those who wants to visit Nepal in future.

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  7. sk16

    sk16 Amatore

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    Am hesitating a bit in introducing myself.
  8. nkapoor777

    nkapoor777 Regolare

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    Nice travelogue man! You should never have run the tyre with the tube in it. Why not let the spare do duty instead? Was something wrong with it as well?

    @varoon bhai: For the wai wai comment, the guy who owns the company is Nepal's first billionaire and he is an Indian but settled in Nepal. Read this:

    The Indian-origin noodle seller who became a billionaire | NDTV.com
  9. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Thanks a lot for sharing a detailed travelogue, varoon9999. This travelogue will be useful for the future visitors to Nepal.
  10. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Many Thanks Kapoor 22ji and J Ravi sir,

    Good to know about wai-wai tycoon...Stepney was all ok nothing wrong,only the size was concern i.e 175/70/14.Changed my Stepney 4 times,3 brand new tubes.1st tube was 15 inch,then 14 and subsequently 13 inch.Lesson learnt and running on Stepney only till day.
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