Madhya Pradesh Roadtrip Itinerary

Madhya Pradesh has an embarrassment of riches in tourist attractions – 10 national parks (forests), numerous ancient temples, forts & palaces, prehistoric rock art, rivers/waterfalls and generous doses of culture. Sadly, most of these sites haven’t gotten commensurate fame – and consequently, the state doesn’t even feature in the top 10 destinations for domestic Indian

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North Chile : San Pedro de Atacama

The Atacama desert was our final destination in Chile, as we completed our south-to-north traverse of the country. The Atacama is famous for being one of the driest places in the world, with some locales not recording a single drop of rain since weather stations were set up! On average, the whole region receives only

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North Chile : Elqui Valley and Lauca National Park

After two months of blissful travel in South America, we hit our first obstacle in North Chile. Unprecedented rains in the driest place in the world led to flooding in parts of the Atacama – specifically near San Pedro de Atacama, which we really wanted to visit! https://www.straitstimes.com/world/americas/extreme-weather-hits-chile-worlds-driest-desert-floods We were able to rejig our itinerary

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Santiago

After almost two full months of tramping around Argentine and Chilean countryside, including 6 weeks in Patagonia, we pulled into Chile’s capital Santiago. It is a proper metropolis – with a population of about 7 million, a functioning subway, international food options and an overall great vibe. For two Indians desperately looking for tasty (spicy)

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Patagonia: Carretera Austral

This is the third part of our epic 16-day road trip in Northern & Central Patagonia, across Chile and Argentina. Carretera Austral (“Southern Highway”) or Chile’s Ruta 7, refers to the 1,240 long km road that runs from the town of Puerto Montt in Northern Patagonia, to the village of Villa O’Higgins in the south.

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Patagonia: Ruta 40

This is the second part of our epic 16-day road trip in Northern & Central Patagonia, across Chile and Argentina. For the rest of the roadtrip, see Lake District and Carretera Austral. Argentina’s famous Ruta 40 (or just La Cuarenta) is one of the longest highways of the world and an internationally renowned classic road

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Patagonia: Lake District

From the windswept glacier lands of Southern Patagonia, we travelled to the Lake District in Northern Patagonia. It is a milder, greener landscape, with a high concentration of stunning blue lakes, Andean peaks and picturesque alpine towns, spread across both Chile and Argentina. We kicked off another memorable adventure here – to drive on the

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Patagonia: Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine (TDP) is a spectacular combination of towering granite mountains, enchanting blue lakes and rivers, large glaciers, golden grasslands and lenga tree forests. And it is THE most beautiful place we have ever seen (Iceland, New Zealand and Ladakh included). We know we are talking in superlatives, but no place has lived up

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Patagonia: Penguins in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is the southernmost “major city” of Chile, situated on the Magellan Strait, at 53° South latitude. Magellan Strait is a narow sea passage at the tip of the South American continent – between mainland South America and the island of Tierra del Fuego, and is named after the famous circumnavigator Ferdinand Magellan. Like

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