Thursday, June 01, 2006

How to reach Jairampur

Note: This is draft document and may undergo many changes over comming weeks.

Where is Jairampur?

We are located near Tinsukia, a district of Upper Assam.

Nearest Railway Station - Tinsukia - 100 Km (2.5 hrs Drive)

Nearest Airhead - Dibrugarh (Mohanbari) 150 Km (3 hrs. Drive)

Jairampur is situated on NH 153 (WW II fame Stillwell/Ledo Bhamo road) which ends at Indo-Myanmar border, 32 km from Jairampur.

How to reach Jairampur ?

A Distance Chart

By Train
From Mumbai
Two trains are coming to Guwahati from Mumbai each week.
That is 5645 Dadar Guwahati Express leaving Mumbai early morning on Wednesday and Satureday and reaching Guwahati late afternoon on Thursday and Sunday respectively. This means the people coming from Mumbai will reach Jairampur at around 7.30 AM either on Friday or Sunday. The train timings for reaching Guwahati are just fine as the Trains/Buses starting from Guwahati to Tinsukia are in the evening/nights only.

From Southern India
There is one weekly train ( from Chennai which is directly comes Tinsukia / Dibrugarh runs on Thursdays from Chennai and arrives Tinsukia at 20.00 hrs on Saturday. People coming from this train will reach Jairampur around 22.30 hrs on the same day if train is coming on time.

For the return journey
Train leaving from Guwahati to Mumbai direction on Tue/Wed/Sunday only(departure from Jairampur Mon/Tue/Sat nights) and for Chennai side these are on Tue/Fri/Sunday only (Departure from Jairampur on Mon/Thurs/Sat).
That means members from Mumbai have to stay here up Satureday (26 August) and South bound members have to stay up to Thrusday (24 August ), if they wish they can accompany their Mumbai partners and stay back here up to Saturday.

By Air
There are flights available till Dibrugarh and it would be convinient for people coming by air to fly to Dibrugarh rather than Guwahati there by avoiding a night's travel by bus.

What are the expenses?
Transportation -Rs. 150.00
Food - 200.00
Stay - 250.00
These are tentative calculations for per person per day. The costs are on higher side due to remoteness of the location.
5 Days program x Rs. 600 per day = ~Rs. 3000 per head.

We are working on minimizing the costs as well as trying to get some sort of subsidy for the program, so that the expenses will be reduced.

Note : You are welcome to plan other trips (Kaziranga, Eagle Nest, Dibang, Namdhapha etc) outside the schedule of the meet and hence can plan for a longer duration vacation in the North East.


Blogger vistasp said...

For Bombay people:
Since direct trains to Guwahati and Dibrugarh are few and far between, one option is to change trains at Calcutta. The Kamrup Express runs daily from Howrah to Dibrugarh & takes 39½ hrs to do those 1559km. If you add to that what most Bombay-Calcutta trains take (34 hrs) it totals 73½ hrs.

This is not so bad given that the perennially delayed Dadar-Guwahati Exp. takes 52½ hrs - and don't forget to add a further 15 hrs to reach Dibrugarh making it a total train journey of 67½ hrs!

Either way, it's painful.

6:48 PM  

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