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,...

Gallery : A Sadhu smoking Marijuana on Shivratri at Pashupatinath Temple,...

Limited edition prints of this image are for sale. Ordering info is given at the end of the post. Click on the image for...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 7: Asia’s biggest trident Bhairavsthan near Tansen...

Religion seems to love to create records of its own kind. At Bhairavsthan near Tansen in Nepal, you can expect to see the largest...

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...