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Self-Drive China – Jiaju to Moska
Self-Drive China – Jiaju to Moska
We had a free day today and Kevin had planned a day trip from Jiaju to Moska. Moska Moska is an...
Self-Drive China – Tagong to Jiaju
Self-Drive China – Tagong to Jiaju
A cozy evening in the comfortable Akezhuoba suite warmly lit by the faux fire place. Today...
Daulatabad Fort and Bibi Ka Maqbara

Daulatabad Fort and Bibi Ka Maqbara

The influence of Aurangzeb in Aurangabad is still prevalent through the famed Paithani sarees. And of course , the Daulatabad Fort and Bibi Ka Maqbara are a must visit when you are in Aurangabad . Daulatabad Fort Daulatabad Fort History The Daulatabad Fort is midway between Aurangabad and Ellora caves in the erstwhile city of […]

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Deadvlei

Deadvlei

The azure sky, the apricot hued sand dunes and the vast expanse of the white clay pan of Deadvlei will be forever etched in your memory . Deadvlei is located in Sossusvlei within the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. I had read and seen a lot of images of Deadvlei including some in movies like The Cell […]

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Nosy Mangabe

Nosy Mangabe

Let me begin by saying that visiting NorthEast Madagascar, MaroantSetra and Nosy Mangabe along with Masoala National Park is truly not for the weak hearted. Nor does it feature in most tourist itineraries in Madagascar. Only serious wildlife enthusiasts or bird watchers or eco tourists visit this part of the island country in North-East Madagascar: […]

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Experience of Driving in Bhutan

Experience of Driving in Bhutan

Red Rackham on the roads of BhutanIt has been a lifelong passion and aspiration to drive through the Himalayas West to East. In the winter of 2013, driving in the mystical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan realized our dream partly. Indians are allowed to drive in their own vehicles into Bhutan with Indian Driving Licenses. We have […]

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Self-Drive China – Jiaju to Mt Siguniang

Self-Drive China – Jiaju to Mt Siguniang

It was time to leave the pretty Jiaju Village and head to Mt Siguniang or the Mt Four sisters. We were thoroughly impressed with the couple running the homestay and I gifted a pair of earrings to the lady of the house to express our gratitude. Driving out of Jiaju The road out of Jiaju […]

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Self Drive New Zealand

Self Drive New Zealand

Self Drive New Zealand is a great experience . Having driven across the length and breadth in India , we have acquired a passion for self-drive trips. We enjoy the sense of individuality, independence, adventure, quest for the unfamiliar, certainty and uncertainty alike. I am a 4WD enthusiast and seek out prospects to take vehicle off […]

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How to prepare your car for Ladakh Road Trip

How to prepare your car for Ladakh Road Trip

Before embarking on a road trip to Ladakh, it was very important to prepare my car for the trip. Based on my experience from various self-drives to the Himalayas, I am sharing my views on how to prepare your car for a Ladakh self drive journey. How to prepare for car for Ladakh – The […]

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Ankarana Reserve and Amber Mountain National Park

Ankarana Reserve and Amber Mountain National Park

  Ankarana Reserve and Amber Mountain National Park in North Madagascar feature in all tourist itineraries. One requires a moderate level of fitness for trekking through the Tsingy, crawling into the Caves and hiking through the National Park. We stayed two nights in Ankarana Lodge, a night in Amber Mountain Nature Lodge and a night in […]

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Ellora Caves Kailash Temple

Ellora Caves Kailash Temple

I had written about the Ajanta caves in my previous post. This post is about the Ellora caves, an engineering and architectural marvel. You will see this to be one of  the greatest examples of ancient rock –cut monastery and temple caves . Ellora Caves Location The Ellora Caves are an UNESCO World Heritage Site in […]

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