Post Tagged with: "Great Himalayan Drive"

Great Himalayan Drive Day 27: Meeting the Apatanis tribals in Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh

Change is all around us. And it is permeating even the remote and lesser developed regions of the world. If you are going to Arunachal Pradesh and expecting its ethnic population to be walking the[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 24: The games elephants play at Manas National Park in Assam

This will go down as probably the best moment of all my travels. Setting out early to spot wildlife and birds at the Manas National Park in Assam, I came across a herd of elephants[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 23: Watching elephants bathe in the setting sun at Manas National Park in Assam

One of the best moments of The Great Himalayan Drive happened at Manas National Park in Assam for me: the sight of elephants bathing in the Manas river with the setting sun in the background.[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 22: Crossing into India, and discovering Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal

[Click to see more images on Facebook even if you are not a member] I finally crossed back into India after three weeks in Nepal as a part of the Great Himalayan Drive; I had[Read More…]

by March 16, 2010 The Great Himalayan Drive, West Bengal

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

[View more photos on Facebook even if you are not a member] When my guide at the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve promised to show me the Flying Foxes, I had no idea what to expect.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2010 Nepal, The Great Himalayan Drive

Great Himalayan Drive Day 18: A wild male tusker elephant comes looking for a female friend in Chitwan in Nepal

[See more photos on Facebook even if you are not a member] Valentine’s Day can be a lonely affair for many. When it is for a wild male elephant on heat during its mating season,[Read More…]

by March 16, 2010 Nepal, The Great Himalayan Drive

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

This is one restaurant you may visit but not order anything for yourself. And if you want to see the patrons having a meal, do so discreetly lest you disturb them. Welcome to the Jatayu[Read More…]

by March 15, 2010 Nepal, The Great Himalayan Drive

Great Himalayan Drive Day 17: When a rhino almost attacked me in Chitwan in Nepal

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 between you and a rhinoceros. Out for a jungle walk in[Read More…]

by March 13, 2010 Nepal, The Great Himalayan Drive

Great Himalayan Drive Day 16: A hidden airport, river crossing and World War II Land Rovers to reach Tiger Tops in Chitwan in Nepal

How interesting can journeys get? Very, if you are headed to Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in Chitwan National Park in Nepal. I set out from Kathmandu to Tiger Tops, one of the few places to[Read More…]

by March 13, 2010 Nepal, The Great Himalayan Drive

Great Himalayan Drive Day 15: The famous Shivratri at Pashupatinath in Kathmandu in Nepal

The Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu is generally regarded by Hindus as the most sacred of all temples devoted to Lord Shiva. Thousands of devotees visit the site every day from Nepal, India and other parts[Read More…]

by March 12, 2010 Nepal, The Great Himalayan Drive