India

The JJC’s Guide to an Epic Indian Holiday

The JJC’s Guide to an Epic Indian Holiday

India is a huge country in South Asia with diverse cultural experiences, people and landscapes. On a single trip, you can come across all sorts of climates ranging from snow-covered mountain tops and freezing temperatures in the Himalayas to a sunny beach weather in Goa. The country is also home […]

The JJC’s Guide to Pune & Environs

The JJC’s Guide to Pune & Environs

Pune is  the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra, India after the state capital city of Mumbai. It was once the center of power of the Maratha Empire established by Shivaji Maharaj. If you’re visiting for the very first time, here are some places you can check out […]

Sleep, Eat, Do: Agra

Sleep, Eat, Do: Agra

Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It’s about 5hrs drive from the country’s capital, New Delhi and the city’s major attraction is the iconic mausoleum, Taj Mahal. I spent only a day here as part of my tour of the Golden Triangle and was able to […]

India

Super Touristy Things I did in India

Before I travel, I like to look for the most ‘touristy’ thing to do in the places I visit – just for the fun of it. I actually have a growing list of such things. For example, In Pisa, I would like to eat pizza and take a cheesy leaning […]

India

My Top 5: Incredible India

There are so many places to visit in India, so many temples, forts and tombs to see. It’s such a huge and diverse country that one would need several months to really explore the depths of it. What happens when you don’t have ‘several months’? The Golden Triangle, that’s what! […]

Taj Mahal

The Golden Triangle Diaries

[January 2016] I am taking an organized tour in India. It’s a tour of the golden triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) with a detour to a place called Ranthambhore for a Tiger Safari. Today is day one and I’m super excited. This is the first time I’m taking a tour […]

In search of India’s Bengal Tigers

In search of India’s Bengal Tigers

When I received my final itinerary for my tour in India, I wondered why I had been booked for three safaris in Ranthambore. I soon got to find out as our first outing ended up in a cold trail of the big cat. Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai […]

Day Trip to Mahabaleshwar

Day Trip to Mahabaleshwar

New Years day found me in Mahabaleshwar, a hill station with beautiful views located a few hours away from Pune. It is also popular for its strawberries as it contributes to 85% of the total strawberry produce in India and about 80% is consumed fresh. I joined a few friends […]

Eating my way through India

Eating my way through India

I am stepping out of my food comfort zone a bit and trying out more local cuisine in India. I am trying everything from street food to vegetarian foods in restaurants. So far, I’ve tried (and liked) these dishes; Pani Puri, a popular street snack which consists of a round, […]