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Nestling in the green foothills of Darjeeling is a remarkable man, Andrew Pulger-Frame; well he's not really nestling, it is more his homestay, medical clinic and farm that does the nestling. It hunkers down surrounded by tall hills, deep verdant vegetation and small villages. It looks out over deep valleys planted with rice, potatoes, bananas and bamboo. It rests like an old English country house replanted in the foothills of the Himalayas and it feels like it to. But Andrew is not the impeccable English fellow that his name and the place suggest. We might sit around the fire in…

India has long held a magnetic attraction for adventure travellers and its appeal is stronger than ever. Dragoman have been operating overland trips around India for over 30 years and there is still no better way to see this vast country. More recently the Kingdom of Bhutan has also opened up to tourism and our trip there has been popular from the start. Last but not least, no trip to this region could be considered complete without a visit to the spectacular Nepal.   The Taj Mahal  The Taj Mahal is one the most famous and iconic buildings in the…

Patagonia is the name of the vast sparsely-populated southern regions of South America, spread over Chile and Argentina. The region encompasses many different landscapes, including the serene alpine lake districts and coniferous forests of Bariloche and El Bolson, the haunting desolate beauty of the moorlands and plains along Argentina's infamous Ruta 40, and the awe-inspiring fjords, glaciers and mountains of southern Chile. The whole region is arguably one of the most stunning places to travel through in the world and there are countless natural highlights to be seen, such as the active Villarica volcano in Pucón, the Perito Moreno glacier…

A couple who travel regularly with us, recently made a donation to a school visited on our Chennai to Kolkata trip. Clients are encouraged to visit schools as part of the overland experience in conjunction with Dragoman's whole ethical tourism policy. Responsible Travel has always been a very important part of our operation. We believe strongly that we should try and give something back to the communities in the countries we travel through. We are involved in a wide range of community-based tourism projects around the world and through our involvement in these projects, we try to ensure that local…