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Weekend Drive to Ayodhya Hills

If you want to visit a place other than the beach and himalaya you are left with the midlands. There isnt anything called as "midlands" in West Bengal, i just came up with name because the area I want to refer to sits in the middle. So Purulia, Bankura, Burdwan are midlands according to me. There are various small hills, forests, water reserves in Purulia which can be a perfect weekend destinations for Bengalis. I have already been to Garpanchkot last time so this time we decided to go to Ayodhya hills. Ajodhya Hills is located in the Purulia district of the state West Bengal, India. It is a part of the Dalma Hills and extended part of Eastern Ghats range. Highest peak of Ajodhya Hills is Gorgaburu. The nearby populated town area is Bagmundi. There is a myth which is related to Ramayana, but that is not the reason why its name is Ayodhya. According to Hindu mythology, Rama and Sita had come to Ayodhya Hills and stayed during their exile. Sita was thirsty and Ram pierced

Drive to East Sikkim - Zuluk, Nathang Valley and Kuppup

Prologue - Elessaar is the name of the car I own now, i.e. Ford Ecosport. I bought it 2 months back. Odo was around 3200km + before the trip. I bought the EcoSport with the sole purpose of touring. The first destination which we planned to do in our new car was Zuluk. I called up a fellow Team-bhp member Sumitro, who was also interested in this long weekend drive. There was a holiday on 2nd October, which was a friday. Using this holiday we planned a 4 day road trip. The place and other plans was Sumitro's idea. Sumitro had a friend, Norden Bhutia who lived at a place near Padamchen. We planned to do camping on a hilltop which Norden and his family owned for 2 days. They also has their own house before hill top, and in case anyone of us isn't interested for camping he/she could stay at their place.

The last drive - Garpanchkot

This was my last road trip in my Beat, hence such title. I don't write well, so pardon me for any grammatical and silly mistakes. I have always loved driving in the monsoon. We have planned for Garpanchkot way back in July, but due to unavailability of rooms we had to shift our plan to August, which also happened to be the wedding anniversary of the friend who was going with me on this road trip, seemed like a perfect weekend to spend a rainy holiday. I booked the rooms from Saltlake, Kolkata. There is only 1 staying place in Garpanchkot, maintained by West Bengal Forest Dept. Our plan was to start from Kolkata on Saturday and come back the very next day. Due to rain entire Kolkata was waterlogged, weather forecast was worst for the next 2 days. Not only Kolkata entire south Bengal was flooding. My parents started worrying about my road trip in this situation. But the route we were supposed to take was not affected by the rains, so we didn't cancel our plan. Day 1 - Kol