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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Northern India Journey – Day 5

On our final day up north, we woke up early for yet another long day of travel. From Agra, we caught a train for Delhi. This time around, we booked … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Northern India Journey – Day 4 Taj Mahal

This is the second serving of the fourth day of our Northern Indian odyssey. To view the previous portion, please click here. Then we arrived to the most iconic Indian … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Northern India Journey – Day 4 Agra Fort

This is the continuation of my Northern India journey. You may check out my posts on Jodhpur and Jaipur here and here. We departed Jaipur in a haste, as we … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 3 Amber Fort

This is the second portion of my tale about our Jaipur day tour. You may check the first portion here. Salim told us that our next destination was somewhere serene … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Northern India Journey – Day 3 Pink City

This is the continuation of my Rajasthan journey in India. For the previous post, please click here. Pearl Palace Heritage We were fortunate enough that the manager of this guesthouse … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 2 Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower

This is the final portion of our second day in Rajasthan. You may check the first part here. Jaswant Thada is on the way to the Mehrangarh Fort, but since … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 2 Umaid Bhawan Palace

I got up early the next morning feeling refreshed, despite the numerous times I woke up during the night. The painting of a Hindu god in our room didn’t help … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 1

A couple of weekends ago, my friend Jo and I began our adventure to the northern part of India. The trip lasted for only five days, yet it was nonetheless … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

Last Hoorah in the South

Time flies. Before we knew it, it was already our last weekend in the south. Coincidentally, it was also Dussehra Festival, and everyone was urging us to go to Mysore, … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Of Nature and Temples: Chikmagalur, Belur and Halebidu

Part of going around the state of Karnataka involves a nature escape. We’ve considered many places to go to, most of which were out of state, including Ooty, Kodaikanal and … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Around Bangalore

After two weekends of going out of town, it was time to explore Bangalore. Ankush met us at the hotel, and we started early to watch the sunrise in Nandi … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Side Trip to the Chitradurga Fort

We started our Sunday with a short visit to the Tungabhadra Dam, a few kilometers away from the town of Hospet. Our vehicle was parked at the base of the … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Weekend in Hampi (Part 2)

Aided with a map, we managed to decide which places to visit next. The first goal was to visit the Lotus Mahal and the Elephant Stables. It was quite difficult … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Weekend in Hampi (Part 1)

India is vast, and the sights to see are varied. There are gardens, lakes, rivers, ancient ruins, palaces, and temples. Name it – they almost have it all. It was … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Day in Mysore (Part 2)

After seeing Chamundi Hill, we went back down to the center of town. We headed to a non-vegetarian restaurant to have lunch. The restaurant was part of a hotel, and … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Day in Mysore (Part 1)

On my birthday, we decided to see the city of Mysore, about 150 kilometers from Bangalore. The day started at around 7:30, and we planned to go back to the … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

First Day in India

Last Sunday, I had the chance to visit Bangalore city center. I’m here for work, and as such I’m staying in Electronics City, about 18 kilometers from the center. Joanne … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 8 Comments

Here I come, India!

This is it! In a few hours, I will be boarding my flight to India. I’m excited, yet at the same time anxious for all the new experiences! There’s a … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · 7 Comments