Driving to Nepal: Formalities to cross border from India

As a part of the Great Himalayan Drive, I reached Banbassa on the Nepal border – my first international crossing by car. So what...

The re-discovery of Nepal: Driving across the country

Ever since Nepal made front page news for its political troubles, it has been struck off as a holiday destination by most Indians. But...

Driving to Nepal: Delhi to Nepal in 7 hours, seriously

Have you fancied driving across to Nepal in your own car? It is not a big deal at all as I discovered when I...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 21: Those wonderful flying foxes in Koshi...

When my guide at the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve promised to show me the Flying Foxes, I had no idea what to expect. He...

Hotel Review: Hotel Opera, Mahendranagar, Nepal

This is the only 'quality' hotel located in Mahendranagar, located near the Indian border. Unless you have a business interest or need a night...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 17: When a rhino almost attacked me...

Valentine’s Day is a day of hugs and kisses from those who love you. Not one to be told there is no love lost...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 19: Check out the Vulture Restaurant in...

This is one restaurant you may visit but not order anything for yourself. And if you want to see the patrons having a meal,...

Great Himalayan Drive Days 46-49: Back to Delhi via Nepal, Pythons...

That’s it. Time to head back to Delhi to mark the end of the first phase of The Great Himalayan Drive. I started from...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 11: Missing an opportunity to explore historical...

They say the Indian Army – and to a great extent even the British Army – would cease to be the forces they are...

Great Himalayan Drive: Notes from Nepal 1

Going to new places like Nepal means you will always encounter some real interesting stuff. Here’s go Part 1 of the story so far: *...