Hi all, as you all must be knowing, i was in India from December 18, 2009 to January 10, 2010. Here is the whole experience i would like to tell you all. Also, I am travelling alone. Dec. 18,2009
I arrived at Netaji Subhaschandra Bose Airport at 18:30. I had a train to catch at 20:30 from Howrah. Btw
, I am in Kolkatta now. We were going comfortably at cruising speeds through a new highway in a Logan. But then, we hit traffic. Not just any traffic, but really dead-slow traffic. I was really getting nervous about whether i will make it or not. When I got the through traffic, a truck rammed into our car, denting the front right bumper and breaking the right ORVM. And guess what? The reason of traffic was because a truck driver was arguing with a Santro driver for cutting him. I now understood the Indian traffic! LOL. I made to the train station at 20:25. My dad's friend really was tired because he actually thought i may miss the train because even my dad missed it once because of the traffic only.
Now in the train to Patna took 12.5 hours. It was late by 4 hours. In Patna
When I arrived in Patna, my dad came to pick me up. It was good to see him after 1.5 months. Also I finally saw my dad's office car. It was an Indigo. We had discussed about it in the older forum and finally my dad bought one. I sat in the car and it was quite comfortable and quiet in the car but the engine was LOUD! not too loud but it was hearable from the back seat. I stayed in Patna for some days, in which those days visited the Patna Zoo. I warn you in advance, it wasnt big! Gauripur- 2 days
I went to Gauripur for two days to meet some cousins. I took my dad's office car and boy it impressed me! I never knew that Indigo was a good highway cruiser. We reached Gauripur in 4.5 hours instead of 6 because they had just finished building new roads. This is when i saw the development of Bihar. The car was crusing at 140 km/h with 5 people in it. ALso, I was surprised that there was a lot of legroom in the rear. Back to Patna
Now i stayed in Patna the whole time. Had fun doing so. My cousin toured me around Patna in his R15. That is when I learned how to drive a bike properly. It was fun to tour around. We even once to the highway just so my cousin could show me his R15's ability. He just blasted off. We went to 135 km/h and it was feeling like I would get blown off the bike. I was barely holding on. WHen we came back, he showed me some bike showrooms and 3 idiots. Kolkatta- 2 days
I stayed in Kolkata for two days. Actually i was going to stay for only 1 day but my travel agent in BKK messed up my ticket and so i had to stay one more day. It was not bad though. I had fun roaming around Kolkata. It is a good city and the thing is that everyone speaks English. After the 2 days over, I left back for BKK. Also, during these two days, I talked to cooldhaya and Renegade and Arun on the phone.
Here are pics of my relative's house in Gauripur and the fields beside his house all owned by him.
Also I visited Nalanda University, one of the world's oldest university!
Pics of My Ride! LOL
Pics taken from SE phone( forgot model) that has 2MP camera!