Varanasi to Bodh Gaya
13.12.2010 - 13.12.2010
Started at 10 am, I skipped to see Varanasi temples and The Ganga (I believe the God is with me most of the time so why waste time and lets hit the road).
I hit NH 2 again after 4 year. First time I traveled from Kharagpur to Jaipur and in that 1800 Km journey I drive 1500 Km approx. on NH 2 only. It was not safe for commuters in those days Due to frequent robberies while crossing Sherghati (Near Dobhi) because of the great the great leadership's Law n Order Situation in Bihar that time. Even Government had put sign boards like "Do Not stop even if you heard the sound of a Tire burst" (that’s was trick used by robbers for stopping the vehicle). Thing are changed now and it’s now my 6th tour more than 1000 Km on Indian Roads so I gave myself a challenge by stopping in that very forest and drink a beer and I did it .Its really feel good to come out of your own fear without any help.
ATM closes by evening: - When I ask in Dobhi about ATM, people were surprised. Because it’s only me there who think that ATMs use to open 24 hours, for them it closes when bank branch closed down. That's why I have to deviate my route to Ranchi and go to Bodh Gaya for ATM and I stay in my costliest lodge (10 $ per night) because it’s famous tourist place and attracts lots of foreign tourist who study Buddhism.
Day Summary From Varanasi To BodhGaya
Distance (Km) 250 Route NH 2(220 KM) & NH 83 (30 KM)
Hotel Rent 450