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Road Conditions From Thal To Munsiyari

Discussion in 'North India' started by JimmyD, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. JimmyD

    JimmyD New Member

    I would like to know what the road conditions are like from Thal to Munsiyari, as what I have seen and read so far it doesn't seem like a good drive especially if you are driving your own vehicle. I know that it is a one-way lane with no barriers on the edge and more over the road is not smooth.

    How safe would you say the road is on a scale from 1-10 1 being the worst?

    Should I hire a taxi or would be good enough for me to take my own vehicle which is a Swift?
     
  2. Chahal

    Chahal ਜੱਟ ਕੀ ਤੇ ਘੱਟ ਕੀ Staff Member

    Lots of people drive to Munsiyari but if your car breaks down then you would be sitting there in the middle of nowhere for a very long time with wild animals doing the rounds at night. I have been to Munsiyari from Delhi twice but second time we took a taxi from Kathgodam.

    I would recommend a taxi for purely safety reasons. Roads are not too bad if you ask me, I would rate the road 4 out of 10. There are a few rough patches after Birthi falls and a recent land slide has not been fully repaired so there is a weird diversion. There was a massive landslide a few years ago that destroyed a whole village and it is visible from the road itself, a few hundred people died. They have planted a lot of trees that would help prevent future tragedies like this.

    There is also a helicopter service to Munsiyari now which started last year but the prices are on the higher side for my liking.
     

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