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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...
Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Introduction The prominent British writer Rudyard Kipling pronounced Milford Sound as ‘the 8th wonder of the world’ in 1890s’. One of the major tourist attractions and natural wonders in New Zealand is the breath taking Milford Sound. About one million tourists come here every year to see the soaring peaks from the waters, gushing waterfalls […]

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Self-Drive China – Dêgê to Garzê

Self-Drive China – Dêgê to Garzê

A change in our travel program brought us a day earlier in Dêgê; we spent the next morning in the Dêgê Gompa. I have written separately on it. A welcome co passenger We loaded our luggage and set off after breakfast for Garzê. A lanky young gentleman approached us and started speaking. Kevin translated he […]

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Road Trips in India – Leh Manali Highway

Road Trips in India – Leh Manali Highway

Road Trips in India – Leh Manali Highway Introduction The Leh-Manali Highway in North India is one of the most treacherous yet ruggedly picturesque highways probably in the world. As the name suggests, this highway connects Leh, Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir to Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The highway spans about 500 km (490 km precisely) […]

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Road Trips in India – Kolkata to West Sikkim

Road Trips in India – Kolkata to West Sikkim

Road Trips in India – Crossing a waterfall Being a self-drive enthusiast, we always seek opportunity to sneak out from our day jobs and take a long weekend for road trips in India. We took a similar opportunity during Diwali 2017 and did a self drive in India to West Sikkim. Frustrated by the road […]

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Travel Permits for Bhutan Self Drive for Indians

Travel Permits for Bhutan Self Drive for Indians

Self-drive through the Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is a good vacation from Kolkata. Debarshi, our travel partner Dr Asok Majumder and I drove to Bhutan in December 2013. In this post, I have written about the process of getting travel permits for Bhutan self drive for Indians. Of course I will write about our […]

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Road Trips in India – Kolkata to Lava and Charkhol

Road Trips in India – Kolkata to Lava and Charkhol

Introduction to ‘DRIVEN’ series How we fell in love with road trips in India and abroad… The qualities of a quintessential “Bengali” gene pool started showing up pretty early in our life when both of us were in our twenties. We wanted to see and experience the World as much as we could. Soon we […]

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Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Golden Monkey Tracking is the next great attraction in Rwanda after Gorilla Tracking. We had already done the Gorilla tracking in Bwindi in Uganda. We visited Rwanda to transit in Lake Kivu and climb the Mount Nyiragongo Volcano in DRC. Unfortunately, Virunga National Park was closed to tourists from May 2018. Therefore, we ticked off […]

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Self-Drive China – Garzê to Tagong

Self-Drive China – Garzê to Tagong

A change in our palates with the hotpot dinner, stunning landscapes on our road trip, a well spent evening in Garzê. Breakfast in Garzê Garzê is at an altitude of 3475 meters and at breakfast we saw that it had snowed in the mountains through the night. Today the plan was to drive to Tagong […]

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Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar

Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar

A vision of a pair of corkscrew horns with a dash of black in the milieu of the rising sun amidst the golden grass. Well that’s the famed Blackbuck in Velavadar. The Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an Indian diurnal antelope found in the subcontinent, extinct in Bangladesh. They inhabit grasslands and scrubs and can be […]

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