Originally Posted by AussieNat
Anyone been or have information on the Seven Sister States in NorthEast India, you know the bit around the back of Bangladesh???
Any flights to the region from BKK or is it possible to enter from Bangladesh?
Nathan and Aki
At the point of writing this, it is not good as there have been a couple of terrorist strikes in Assam. As a foreigner, you are not a target, and the chances of you actually getting hurt in a terrorist attack is probably less than your plane crashing. But it means curfews, increased police presence and similar nuisances.
Some parts of this area are definitely unsafe from the law and order perspective, esp the area bordering Bangladesh, and in some areas of Nagaland. While locals can move around relatively freely, govt vehicles move in convoy, as does the army.
Most of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are a lot safer (law and order), though as a foreign citizen, you will need permits to visit a lot of the areas and may require a minimum group size as well (this you can find out from the govt tourist websites of this area).
It is possible to enter by road through Agartala from Bangladesh, but a better starting point would probably be Guwahati, which is connected to Kolkata by air. I'm not sure Guwahati is an International airport - you would not be able to come via Dhaka.
Mostly good. Last I travelled on NH31, it was in very good shape except for a short stretch near the Assam Bengal border.
Ok wrt Arunachal, Assam, do not know about the rest. Usually fuel is not a problem in India.
Anyone ridden through the Siliguri Corridor?
A road passing through dense forest (Jaldapara game sanctuary). Unsafe at night because of said jungle, proximity to international borders (dacoits). But it is perfectly safe during the day, as it is the main arterial road connecting the NE region to the rest of India. The road to Sikkim is in this region too, a winding and well maintained road passing through the lush green mountains.