We were planning for a trip to Ghatshila- Galudih for long time. But could not make it.
15th Aug 2014 is a holiday and 16th was Saturday. So if I take a leave on 16th, then I have 3days in my hand. We thought this was the right time to visit the place. Booked the hotel for 2 days and started counting days for the trip. We planned for an early start around 4am, but ultimately started at 5.30am. We mean me, my wife, my sister, my brother in law (bil), his 6 yrs old daughter and a common friend of us. The car was fully loaded with 5 adults and a kid along with luggage for 3 days. We took AJC Bose road flyover and through Kona expressway we reached NH6 in no time. 1st stop was in Uluberia Azad Hind Dhaba. Had hot Aloo-paratha and lassi in breakfast.
After having a good breakfast, we started our journey. Before entering Kharagpur we took a small fag break and to stretch the legs. The road was very smooth till kharagpur, maintained an average 90-100kmph throughout. But after crossing KGP, road condition started become worse slowly. Different sizes of potholes made us to slow down. Some of the places it was so big that I felt it would swallow the car itself. Speed came down to 30-40kmph till Lodhashuli. After crossing Lodhashuli it was worst. In fact there is no existence of road. This was the worst road condition I have ever seen in my lifetime. I am cursing myself for taking this road. I was driving at 5 kmph. By the time we reach Bharaghora it was 12pm. We took right turn from there towards Jamshedpur. Road condition was improved. But only for next 20 km approx, again broken road but not as bad as before.
I will never suggest anyone whoever will go to ghatshila from Kolkata, rather one should take Durgapore bakura road.
Anyway, we reached the hotel at 3pm. We all freshened up and had our lunch. In the evening we just walk around the nearby areas.
The next 2 days we just simply walked around and tried to explore the areas. It’s a good place for simply relax and doing nothing. And we did the same.
While returning it took us almost 10 hrs to reach. No photos while returning, as I was busy negotiating the potholes till kharagpur. Had our dinner at Sher- i- Punjab.
Without taking this pictures I don't think any Kolkata guy start their journey.
at Dhulagarh toll plaza on NH 6
At Azad Hind Dhaba, Uluberia. our first stop.
Delicious Aloo Paratha
smooth NH6, cruising @100kmph
a break for photo session
contd... (N.B. Please excuse for any mistakes)