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Great Himalayan Drive Days 42-45: In Thimphu in Bhutan via Phuentsholing

I left Kaziranga National Park for Bhutan, expecting to reach its border town of Phuentsholing after a night halt somewhere on the way. Wonder of wonders, I reached by evening itself after a 10 hour[Read More…]

by April 5, 2010 Bhutan, The Great Himalayan Drive

Great Himalayan Drive Day 41: Chasing the Gibbon apes, the only of their kind in India

I woke all excited at 5:00 am to head out to the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary near Kaziranga National Park and Jorhat in Assam. The day started with a small blip: my guide was missing. I[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 39-40: Back to the wilds in Kaziranga National Park in Assam

After the turmoil of Arunachal’s mountains, it was back to the wilds – this time at the Kaziranga National Park, one of the best wildlife reserves in the country. The experience at Kaziranga turned out[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Days 34-38: Stuck! Scary Landslides and falling rocks leave me stranded in Arunachal Pradesh

Feeling like I had conquered the North Pole, I thanked the Army officers for their hospitality at Kibithu (the eastern most motorable settlement in India) and started back in the rain. And then the troubles[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 33: Driving to Kibithu on India’s eastern most road in Arunachal Pradesh

I set out on a rainy morning for Kibithu – the eastern most settlement in India that can be accessed by road. It was a picturesque drive on a well maintained road, valleys on one[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 32: Driving over river beds, and ferry crossing rivers, between Pasighat and Hayuliang in Arunachal Pradesh

Day 32 of the Great Himalayan Drive marked what would be many days of adventurous, and sometimes dangerous driving, into the lesser known after I left Pasighat. After an hour of driving, I came across[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 31: A tricky suspension bridge and sweet oranges at Pangin in Arunachal Pradesh

How do you cross a suspension bridge? Just walk across it, right? In theory, yes. In practice, a very different proposition – at least in the case of the one at Pangin, 29 kms from[Read More…]

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

[View more photos on Facebook even if you are not a member] I reached Daporijo from Ziro on day 30 of the Great Himalayan Drive – the experience in this town was a mixed one.[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 29: Celebrating the Nyokum Yullo festival with Nyishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh

[View more photos on Facebook even if you are not a member] Along with the Hill Miris and Apatanis, the Nyishis are one of the main tribes of the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 28: Does Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh have the world’s largest Shivalinga?

A tree cutter Prem Subba was working in a forest around the Kardo village (on a hill by the same name), about 4 kms from Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh a few years ago. Unfortunately for[Read More…]