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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 landslides, can rank amongst the worst kind. In my earlier posts,[Read More…]

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 are limiting visibility. And then a falling stone misses your[Read More…]

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Take a U-Turn or Drive Into Chinese Army | #IndiaisCalling

Kibithu is India’s easternmost motorable point, in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. When you get there, your only option is to turn back – if you carry on, you will earn the ire of[Read More…]

From Ratnagiri to Karwar via Sindhudurg: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 15

Turned out to be a day of mostly driving. Left Ratnagiri in the morning, with the intention of reaching Gokarna. I would eventually stop at Karwar. But first an anecdote: I went to a fuel[Read More…]

Lakhpat, the original trading port: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 6

The Lakhpat fort stands on the North-West corner of the Great Rann, and faces the Pakistan border to the north. It also serves as a symbolic fortification against enemy intrusion. The first sight of a[Read More…]

The white and watery Rann around Dholavira, Gujarat: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 4

The Rann region makes for great sightings – the landscapes are unlike any you will see. At once you will see great swatches of white salt, brown sand or just water. I stopped with a[Read More…]

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 if it’s Nepal – Indians never regard Nepal as a ‘foreign’[Read More…]

by July 15, 2010 Nepal, The Great Himalayan Drive

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

[Check out more photos on Facebook even if you are not a member] There are few trains in the world to match this. It starts in Janakpur in Nepal and goes across the border to[Read More…]

by March 16, 2010 Nepal, The Great Himalayan Drive