Subscribe to newsletter

Subscribe to the newsletter and you will know about our latest posts and plans.

Self Drive Travelogues

Rugezi Swamp

Rugezi Swamp

The Rugezi Swamp is a protected high altitude wetland area in North Rwanda and covers about 16000 to 17000 acres. About the Rugezi Swamp Rwanda joined the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 2006; thus, Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) labelled the Rugezi marshes as a protected Ramsar Wetland Site. Today, Rugezi Swamp hosts more than 40 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Self-Drive China – Xinlong to Dêgê

Self-Drive China – Xinlong to Dêgê

We had a good rest at the Danxia hotel in Xinlong and were raring to drive the 300 km to Baiyü. Alas! destiny had other plans. Breakfast in Xinlong Before that I will narrate a breakfast story. We arrived at the breakfast buffet; there was no one. Meanwhile, the chef was busy at work and […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Self-Drive China – Xiangcheng to Xin long

Self-Drive China – Xiangcheng to Xin long

A cozy night’s sleep at the Grand Zhaxi hotel in Xiangcheng and invigorated for our journey to Xin long. Drive to Xin long Today was a big driving day to Xin long and crossing several Tibetan villages on the way like Qingde village. The drive was about 360 km and we would cross through the […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Self-Drive China – Shangri-La to Xiangcheng

Self-Drive China – Shangri-La to Xiangcheng

Debarshi and I had a couple of relaxing days in Shangri-La and were travelling to Xiangcheng today. The Drive The plan was to drive through Daxue Shan and Xiaoxue Shan mountain passes on some gravel roads and enter the Kham Tibet region. The drive is about 220 kilometers and through zigzag mountain roads winding beside […]

Read More

We Have Been Here