Hotel Review: Wild Grass Lodge, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

The Kaziranga National Park is one of the best forest reserves in the world – and you have to stay at the Wild Grass...

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...

A Night of Fear in Hayuliang, Arunachal Pradesh | #IndiaisCalling

Fear comes in many forms. Eviction from the only room in town at midnight, after a harrowing two day drive dodging falling stones and...

The World War II Cemetery in Kohima, Nagaland: A Moving Experience

During World War II, the Japanese had overrun Burma and were advancing into India when British forces, ably assisted by Naga troops, finally forced...

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 23: Watching elephants bathe in the setting...

One of the best moments of The Great Himalayan Drive happened at Manas National Park in Assam for me: the sight of elephants bathing...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 30: Notes from Daporijo in Arunachal Pradesh

I reached Daporijo from Ziro on day 30 of the Great Himalayan Drive – the experience in this town was a mixed one. Here...

Kaziranga National Park, Assam: e-Book

Is Kaziranga the best national park in India? Most wildlife enthusiasts would answer with a resounding yes. The reserve is no less than a...

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Dodging Falling Rocks and Landslides | #IndiaisCalling

Mountain drives are exhilarating. But they can get a little too adventurous, and tricky, at times. Imagine it is raining and clouds at road level...

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...