Hotel Review: Iora, The Retreat, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

If you are looking for modern comforts when visiting the Kaziranga National Park, Iora is the place you should choose to stay. The property...

Great Himalayan Drive Days 34-38: Stuck! Scary Landslides and falling rocks...

Feeling like I had conquered the North Pole, I thanked the Army officers for their hospitality at Kibithu (the eastern most motorable settlement in...

Travelling in 2018: 12 Months, 12 Destinations to Fly to in...

The new year is here and time to come up with a wish list. As usual, travel is tops of everyone’s minds (Ok, most...

Driving Into Nepal – And Beyond to the North-East | #IndiaisCalling

Let me share a secret with you. If you like the idea of travel, the best journeys on the planet are road trips in...

Great Himalayan Drive Days 25-26: In Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh

After the excitement of watching elephants bathe and play at the Manas National Park in Assam, the following two days of the Great Himalayan...

Go to Nagaland – it is safe and beautiful

I have just returned from the north-eastern state of Nagaland, for long a state affected by political violence and underdevelopment. Even before I left,...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 41: Chasing the Gibbon apes, the only...

I woke all excited at 5:00 am to head out to the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary near Kaziranga National Park and Jorhat in Assam. The...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 31: A tricky suspension bridge and sweet...

How do you cross a suspension bridge? Just walk across it, right? In theory, yes. In practice, a very different proposition – at least...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 29: Celebrating the Nyokum Yullo festival with...

Along with the Hill Miris and Apatanis, the Nyishis are one of the main tribes of the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. And...

Hello Ladies…of Arunachal Pradesh!

“I want to marry you,” calls out Anne. “Er, I’m already married,” I reply. “So?,” she asks with a shrug of her slim shoulders. “What’s the...