Nepali scam: Paying for a chicken I never ran over

On my recent trip to Nepal, I stopped my car to ponder over something a few miles out of Pokhara. Just then the conductor...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 20: A unique train in Janakpur in...

There are few trains in the world to match this. It starts in Janakpur in Nepal and goes across the border to the Indian...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 6: Visiting the birthplace of the Buddha,...

Lumbini is believed to be the birth place of Buddha in 623 B.C., and a World Heritage Site worth visiting. Lumbini is one of the...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 13: Exploring Patan in Kathmandu in Nepal

Patan, the oldest of the cities (others being Kathmandu and Bakhtapur) in the Kathmandu Valley, is rightly deserving of its World Heritage status. Known...

Hotel Review: Meghauli Serai by Taj Safaris, Chitwan, Nepal

No matter how many great hotels I have stayed in, there is always another one waiting to surprise and delight at the same time....

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 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...

Hotel Review: The Old Inn, Bandipur, Nepal

Why don’t they make more properties like the Old Inn at Bandipur? It is a charming property, with some of the best interiors I have...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 18: A wild male tusker elephant comes...

Valentine’s Day can be a lonely affair for many. When it is for a wild male elephant on heat during its mating season, it...

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: *...