Category: Driving

Patagonia: Carretera Austral

March 10, 2019 31 min to read

Patagonia: Carretera Austral

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

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. ...

Patagonia: Ruta 40

March 8, 2019 13 min to read

Patagonia: Ruta 40

Category : Driving, Historical, Natural Wonder

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 ...

Patagonia: Lake District

March 6, 2019 27 min to read

Patagonia: Lake District

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

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 –...

Salta-Jujuy

January 18, 2019 24 min to read

Salta-Jujuy

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

Salta & Jujuy region in the northwest of Argentina, bordered by Bolivia and Chile, is a wee bit off the tourist track. The dry dusty landscapes in the region has more in common with Bolivia and Northern Chile rather than the rest of Argentina, but it is gorgeous in its own way. The sparsely populated region has some exceptional ...

Iceland: 12 Day Roadtrip

July 15, 2016 15 min to read

Iceland: 12 Day Roadtrip

Category : Driving

Iceland is a gorgeous country blessed with unique geological diversity. The island country’s extensive geothermal activity has resulted in active volcanoes, boiling-water-spewing geysers, scalding steam vents and hot springs. It also has an eye-popping number of waterfalls, very picturesque lakes, glaciers, icebergs and extens...

Hallstatt, Austria

August 1, 2015 4 min to read

Hallstatt, Austria

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

Think Alps and we Indians get images of Switzerland in our head – snowcapped peaks, lush green meadows, cow bells, Shahrukh & Kajol etc etc. However, the Alps range stretches halfway across Europe – from France, across north of Italy, Switzerland (of course), the tiny country of Liechtenstein, Germany & Austria. And ...

Renault LiveLodgycal in Goa

June 25, 2015 8 min to read

Renault LiveLodgycal in Goa

Category : Driving

I am sprawled in the super comfortable seats of the Lodgy with the back reclined to the max, like a sleeper seat. There is enough legroom that I can stretch my 5’10” frame almost straight while lying down. It is raining hard outside and there is the melodious pitter-patter of rain falling on metal. The vipers are fighting valiant...

Lonavala Drive with Tata Bolt

April 25, 2015 5 min to read

Lonavala Drive with Tata Bolt

Category : Driving

Watching Jeremy Clarkson & co review newly launched cars on Top Gear, or their Indian brethren on Autocar Show etc, have always made me so jealous. They actually get paid to drive around in new cars everyday to test them. Long drives, picturesque locations, they seem to have it all Till this Sunday, when I got to do the same with...

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

October 16, 2014 6 min to read

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

Category : Driving, Historical

(part of our Madhya Pradesh roadtrip) Mandu is called India’s best preserved medieval city, and justifiably so. Built by the Malwa governor Dilawar Khan in 1400, Mandu had an interesting 300 years of existence before it ceased being a capital and then was abandoned due to plague. Mandu is very similar to Hampi in the sense that the...

Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh

October 15, 2014 3 min to read

Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh

Category : Driving, Historical

(part of our Madhya Pradesh roadtrip) Sanchi needs no introduction – most of us remember it from our history books. However, I dont think Indian education system does justice to all these magnificent monuments left behind by kings long gone by. For example, the Sanchi Stupa is the sole surviving stupa built by Emperor Ashoka &#...

Vidisha : Udaygiri Caves, Madhya Pradesh

October 14, 2014 2 min to read

Vidisha : Udaygiri Caves, Madhya Pradesh

Category : Driving, Historical

(part of our Madhya Pradesh roadtrip) Vidisha is an ancient, but little known town in Central India. In fact the Great Stupa at Sanchi owes it’s existence to Vidisha – as Emperor Ashoka met and married his first wife Devi at Vidisha (she was a merchant’s daughter). Sanchi was one the first stupas built by Ashoka and...

Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh

October 13, 2014 3 min to read

Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh

Category : Driving, Historical

(part of our Madhya Pradesh roadtrip) If we go into India’s recorded history, the earliest written records we have belong to the Maurya kings (4th century BC) – mostly edicts and inscriptions left behind by Emperor Ashoka – or accounts of foreigners like Megasthenes and Fahein. The Nanda dynasty, who preceded the Ma...

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