Solo Drive To The Seven Sisters - A North East Travelogue

bisht.tej

Member
Thanks a lot on road conditions and permit info.

Do you recommend exploring there on a bicycle (Oct, Nov??). I mean general perception like safety, accommodation, camping etc.
 

Secretariat

Well-Known Member
Do you recommend exploring there on a bicycle (Oct, Nov??). I mean general perception like safety, accommodation, camping etc.
During my trip, I twice met European cyclists who were cycling from Singapore back to Europe ! I met them on absolutely remote roads. So, yes, cycling is eminently doable.

However, I would recommend the following points for consideration

  • This is hill country. So you obviously have to be an experienced and fit cyclist. Arunachal hills are the steepest and gradients can be tough.
  • Safety is in general not a big issue. People are largely helpful and nice across the region. You have to be attuned to any local disturbances at the time of your ride, but in general safety should not be a reason not to do it. I would however recommend not doing Manipur at the present moment. If you have to do Manipur, stay with the Imphal-Kohima sector and not go elsewhere. All other states are fine.
  • Accommodation is not a problem. All towns have acceptable accommodation and you can camp in between. Frequently, local families will take you in.
  • Oct/Nov should be good. The really heavy rains are over and it is not yet completely freezing. Some parts of Arunachal could have got very cold by then however.
  • Cycling is a great way to see a lovely part of the country with stunning beauty and wonderful people. It can be a trip of a lifetime.
Good luck with your cycling trip. Make it happen and write a travelogue afterwards (I shall be eagerly looking forward to it) !!
 

rkbharat

Guru
Stunning, absolutely stunning. It doesn't getting any better than this. Three cheers my friend.

This is how you should be exploring the seven sisters. Saving the details for my turn to do this :p

Thanks for the details
 
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