Author: Kunal

Posted on: March 18, 2014 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 6

Backpacking Through North India-3: McLeodGanj

After covering Attari and Amritsar, via Delhi I headed to McLeodGanj, aka Little Lhasa of India. It’s called so because this cosy little town on the foothills of Dhauladhar range serves as a home to the exiled Tibetan community. Also the home to His Holiness Dalai Lama, this town houses …

Posted on: March 2, 2014 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 11

Backpacking Through North India–2: Amritsar

Getting up early in the cold of Punjabi plains is a pain in the a** task, and my hotel room, I’d call it cubicle, was unusually cold that foggy morning. I managed to take a bath that early and headed out for Jallianwala Bagh, the site of massacre by British …

Posted on: February 22, 2014 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Backpacking Through North India–1: Attari-Wagah Border

Recently I went backpacking solo up north, here’s part 1 of the series of my travelogue. Punjab, the land of five rivers. Some of them might have dried up but Punjab still is the most fertile land in India, thanks to the extensive canal network developed by the British. This …

Posted on: February 10, 2014 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

On Going Solo…

No, not literally you dirty mind. Anyway, now that I’ve grabbed your attention, read on… I did it, took out the time to go for a solo backpacking trip across certain parts of Northern India. Solo backpacking, I wanted to do this since a long time, since when I was …

Posted on: September 9, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–7: Chor Bazaar

Chor Bazaar, another treasure in the heart of Muslim Bombay is a 150 year old flea market squeezed between crumbling buildings and dotting mosques and standing since the British era. The name translates to ’Thieves Market’ but this is not what it was intended to be called back in its …

Posted on: September 2, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–6: Cafe Mondegar

When a place welcomes you with a quote like ‘Reality is an illusion caused by alcohol deficiency’, you know it’s one of those friendly neighborhood bars! That’s Cafe Mondegar, also called Mondy’s, which is not a bar actually in conventional terms for it serves regular Indian, Chinese and Continental fare …

Posted on: August 25, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–5: Bandstand and Bandra Fort

Bandra (West), as everyone knows, is one of the posh neighborhood of Bombay and one of the most expensive suburb, also the first one out from the Island city. Also I haven’t seen so many churches conglomerated at one place anywhere in India but in Bandra. That’s the speciality of …

Posted on: August 10, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–4: Dadar Flower Market

Dadar Phool Gully, also called Dadar Flower Market, is Bombay’s biggest, and perhaps the only wholesale flower market. This market comes alive at 4 in the morning when truckloads of flowers from all across Maharashtra and neighboring states are unloaded here to be literally swallowed by Bombay, hence by 10 …

Posted on: August 4, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–3: Dhobi Ghat

Just off the Mahalaxmi train station is situated Bombay’s largest open air laundry. Called Dhobi Ghat, also made popular by the critically acclaimed (and one of my favorite) movie by the same name. Every day dirty linen from all across the city is brought here to be washed by hundreds …