It was March 2012, when all the planetary elements got together, the odds turned in favour of our trip. After hours of exploring on the internet and hundreds of phone calls we couldn’t get any relevant information about South Sikkim or any bike routes being followed there. So we got what we exactly wanted - an adventure. This is my story
As our engine thumped and roared, we took off for Alipurduar. We chose to maintain south of Brahmputra. We crossed to north of Brahmputra over Naranarayan setu which spans across 3 km. Till Naranarayan Setu the roads were freindly and straight. But as we followed our handmade map and confusing road signs, we lost our way. We finally made it to Cooch Behar by nightfall.
The town has a rich heritage and is a treat for people who love history. Shining in the centre of town is 'Victor jubilee palace' of narayana dynasty. It is a brick-built double-storey structure in the classical western style, noted for its elegance and grandeur. We witnessed spells of shower, but we couldnt afford to lose a day.