Category: Driving

Weekend in Bekal, Kerala

August 17, 2020 9 min to read

Weekend in Bekal, Kerala

Category : Beach, Driving, Resort

Soon after we returned to India, we had to head to Mangalore for a wedding. A chance look at a map made us realize that Mangalore is right next to the Kerala border – and very very close to the town of Bekal (65 km away). It had been 8 yrs since we had last visited Kerala and we didn’t need any more prompting to plan a weeke...

North Chile : San Pedro de Atacama

March 27, 2019 30 min to read

North Chile : San Pedro de Atacama

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

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 1.5 cm of rain ...

North Chile : Elqui Valley and Lauca National Park

March 21, 2019 17 min to read

North Chile : Elqui Valley and Lauca National Park

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

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-h...

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, 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 –...

Patagonia: Torres del Paine

March 2, 2019 27 min to read

Patagonia: Torres del Paine

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

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...

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 ...

Snæfellsnes, Iceland

July 25, 2016 7 min to read

Snæfellsnes, Iceland

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

Snæfellsnes is a 90km long peninsula jutting out to the west of Iceland, at the end of which sits Snæfellsjökull – a dormant, glacier-capped volcano – made famous by Jules Verne in his Journey to the Centre of the Earth. As a destination, it is comparatively less well known than the more famous Golden Circle, Blue Lag...

Golden Circle, Iceland

July 21, 2016 3 min to read

Golden Circle, Iceland

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

If you have just a couple of days to spend in Iceland, Golden Circle is where you should head to.The Golden Circle is traditionally meant to comprise of Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National ParkGullfoss WaterfallStrokkur Geyser But when in the area, also worth a visit are the Seltún geothermal area & Kerið Crater lake...

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 ...

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