From Joey's blog:
"We then took a painless (and not full) sumo back to Silchar (Dec 8) where we would look into getting a train to Kumarghat, Tripura to explore some ancient archeological sites at Unakoti! " Wiki Info on Silchar
From Bonnie email:
"I think the name of this place is Hotel Debroy
- or something like that. Good place, nice, helpful fellow who runs it! No hot water, Indian bathroom w/ squatter, but good & clean and TV / wifi, so fine. 550 rs dbl, 800 w/ AC".
Bon's email speculates on possible timeframes:
"take an early Sumo the 11th to Shillong - 7 hours or so...
I think we'd arrive eve of 13th.(in Guwahati) D & J prob leave next day for Darjeeling, and prob Mari as well...
I'd say hold space 13 & 14 for all of us, and I should be able to let you know for sure by eve of 11th."
Observations from Outsider Tim:
Here in Guwahati, their indecision and lack of planning has cost them time so the train onward will be a bit of a 'take what you can get' proposition when they plan their return to Kolkata whichever route is decided upon. Our plane tickets are all for departure on the 20th, very early (D&J) and mid-day for me, Bon, and Mare.