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Nov 20, 2019 - Mumbai

On our very first trip to India in 2010, Mumbai was our first destination, and then, as now, we were staying at the Taj Palace Hotel. However, that was only a year after a violent terrorist attack on the hotel that had resulted in the deaths of many guests and staff and the entire heritage wing of the Taj was closed for a thorough renovation. Now, ten years later, the full hotel was open and full of activity. Beautiful women draped in delicate fabrics seemed to float through the lobby at night, while in the daytime all manner of tourists -...

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Nov 18, 2019 - Hoolock Gibbons Sanctuary

The next morning when we left the Delphu, we were a little uncertain about the last leg of our visit to Assam. We knew we were going to Jorhat to spend the night on a ship, and the next day we would go to a gibbons sanctuary before flying to Kolkata and then Mumbai, but we really didn’t know how the timing of all this would work out, what kind of ship it would be and whether it would sail, and what kind of gibbons sanctuary we would find. It took at least three hours to drive from the Delphu to Jorhat because of all the traffic and busy...

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Nov 14, 2019 - Delphu River Lodge, Kaziranga, Assam

Our guide, Inram, picked us up and loaded us into the car for our two and a half hour drive to the Delphu River Lodge where we would be staying for the next three days. Consisting of thirteen cabins built on stilts, the lodge was very comfortable and the food served at a buffet was clean and satisfying. The lodge was built inside the Kaziranga National Park, which stretches for 30 miles along the Brahmaputra River, but we had to drive on the highway to enter the park at any of the four gates, which we would do over the course of the next...

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Dec 8, 2016 - Gals to Silchar

12/8 ___ From Joey's blog: "We then took a painless (and not full) sumo back to Silchar (Dec 8) where we would look into getting a train to Kumarghat, Tripura to explore some ancient archeological sites at Unakoti! " Wiki Info on Silchar From Bonnie email: "I think the name of this place is Hotel Debroy - or something like that. Good place, nice, helpful fellow who runs it! No hot water, Indian bathroom w/ squatter, but good & clean and TV / wifi, so fine. 550 rs dbl, 800 w/ AC". Bon's email speculates on possible timeframes: "take an...

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Dec 4, 2016 - Gals to Silchar via Dimapur, train to Lambding, and final leg by hired car

UPDATE: 3July2017 Trouble in Manipur 12/4 From Bon via email: " After Hornbill we wanted to go to Imphal in Manipur but they have a commerce blockade going so no busses or any other kind of transport going in or out. You may have seen it on the news - or read about it. So we went to Dimapur to get a bus to?? But the bus station was completely deserted - a ghost town, one parked bus off to the side and no one or anything else. Weird - the main state bus terminal for the whole area. Neither Mare nor I have ever seen a bus station in India...

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Dec 2, 2016 - Gals to Dimapur and onward to Hornbill Festival

The gals did not stay here...only a short mention of being here as a transit site by Bon. From Joey's blog via Daphne: "We had scoped out bus transport into Nagaland (from Tezppur) so arrived at (bus) 6am to claim our seats on the then empty bus. Ticket taker/conductor had his own ideas of where we should sit so after some negotiations we all found our happy places. Bus ride quite pleasant crossing the river in one of very few bridges then through Kaziranga National Park to finally turn right for the journey south into Nagaland." ___ Later...

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Nov 29, 2016 - Gals to Tezpur

See a Map of Where Gals have been Map courtesy of friend Steve. Thanks Steve for all your help/input! IN Tezpur nights of 29, 30, & Dec 1 ___ From Mare: "On our last day (of tour) we drove to Itanagar, the capital of A.P., and stopped at the State Museum. Very good displays of the many tribes were there. It was interesting to see so many of the clothes, ornaments and tools that we had seen still in use in the villages we visited. We had lunch at a roof top restaurant and drove back to Assam were we said goodbye to Toon and Boro and settled...

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Nov 22, 2016 - Gals to Dibrugarh

11/22 Bon's email: "We just arrived in Dibrugarh It's still in Assam since Assam goes Way up the Brahmaputra River on both sides. Were in Manjuli the last two nights, then on ferry and bus all day to get here." ___ 11/23 In her last email: "We leave at 5:30 AM tomorrow morning - So no wifi for next 6-7 days." This would then mean I will not hear from them until +/- 30th of Nov...

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Nov 21, 2016 - Gals to Majuli Island

Wiki Info Majuli Island 11/21 ----- From Joey: "After a 3 hour bus from Kohora to Jorhat, a 20 minute tuktuk and a 1 1/2 hour ferry, we made it to Majuli! Us, along with 200 others piled onto this ferry that was somewhere between a raft you build at the beach and the worst boat ever built. I felt like a celebration was needed when the thing actually started. It was extremely crowded and people were basically sitting on top of one another, people even sat on the roof. Every piece of space was being used. On the upside, there were life...

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Nov 18, 2016 - Gals to Kohora & Kaziranga National Park

UPDATE October 3, 2017: FLOODING IN KAZRANGAI 11/18 From Joey: "On Friday we made our way by bus from Guwahati to Kohora, home to Kaziranga National Park! This was exciting for us as it was one of the first places we read about when “studying” the North East states. The bus took around 5 hours, including a brief lunch stop for some traditional Assamese thali." Joey continuing: "We arrived in Kohora at 5:30pm, which by this point the sun was down and it was DARK. No street lights, just the lights of trucks, buses and motorbikes laying on...

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Jan 23, 2014 - Guwahati [Dispur], Assam [2]

January 12, 2014 I think I may have done more damage to my knee that I thought. I am going to get an MRI. Its only $100. When I hang out at place long enough I almost become a local. At least that’s the way I feel. I am at my watering hole. Back to the knee thing, when I sleep on my right side it is really uncomfortable still. Just the weight of my left leg resting on either a pillow, my right knee, mattress or blanket hurts. It’s kind of a bitch to sleep. It’s not getting better. 46 and I have never broken a bone in my body. Lots of...

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Jan 22, 2014 - Kaziranga National Park

December 3, 2013 I stayed at Kaziranga national part last night rather than press on Kohima. Kohima is only two hours away but there are lots of hotels here. I stayed at Maa Kamala tourist resort. It’s not really a resort but rather a group of rooms along the highway. They had parking for Suu Kyi and it was 3:30. It’s another one hour to Kohima and Nagaland and I didn’t want to be caught looking for a hotel. The hotel owner didn’t speak English so he got his daughter to translator. They were awesome people. They brought me a night light and...

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