I’m Going To India!

Sunset in India

This week we booked tickets to go to India in October! That is my mom, my brother and I. 

It will be a short trip (just 12 days), but I am excited number 1 because I haven’t traveled to any country outside the US besides Mexico in 2 years, and number 2 because it’s India and it’s awesome.

After our short time living in India in 2013, back in the US I did not want to eat any Indian food for a long time! But it has been long enough that I am so ready for this delicious cuisine! And nothing beats authentic.

We are going to Meherabad, a small rural town for a “pilgrimage/spiritual trip” where the Meher Pilgrim Retreat is located. The nearest city is Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra and the closest big city is Pune, about 2 hours away. As usual, we will be flying to Mumbai and then having a driver take us to Meherabad (6 hour ride).

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The MPR (Meher Pilgrim Retreat)
The women's garden at the MPR
The women’s garden at the MPR

I am not necessarily looking forward to the journey there which will consist of a flight from Portland to Denver, then a flight from Denver to Newark where I will meet my mom and brother and then a 15 hour flight from Newark to Mumbai and then a 6 hour drive to Meherabad. Phew, got tired just from thinking about it. We arrive at night to Mumbai so we’ll stay there for the night at a hotel and drive the next day.

And then of course the dreaded jet lag. But I’ve experienced it so much that I’ve gotten pretty good at it. The worst is when you go back home, that’s when it takes me at least a week to get back to normal.

Anyway, I’m flying out on October 1st and I will be back with photos and maybe stories!

27 thoughts on “I’m Going To India!

  1. Safe travels and have fun! ?

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  2. Wonderful! Enjoy the trip.

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  3. O man, you are coming so close to Aurangabad ! Ahmednagar is just an hour distance from this place. Do tell me if uou cross or I can come to meet you. Would be fun !

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    1. It is close! Is that where you live? Because of the short trip, I won’t be able to travel outside of Ahmednagar, but you are sure welcome to visit the Meher Pilgrim Retreat where I’ll be!

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  4. Have a great trip! You will love India! Stay safe and don’t brush your teeth in the tap water 😉

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    1. Thanks! I have been to India many times though. 🙂

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  5. So exciting and the retreat sounds wonderful! India is one of my favourite countries so I can’t wait to hear all about your trip 🙂

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    1. India is definitely one of the most interesting places in the world. Even though I have been to this place many times, every trip seems to give me something different, I don’t know what to expect 🙂

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  6. I would love to visit India! I can’t wait to see it through your eyes.

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    1. India is truly a unique place. Hopefully I’ll bring back some interesting stories 🙂

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  7. Something for you and us (the blog followers) to look forward to!

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  8. So exciting!! Can’t wait to read all about it! Have a safe trip 🙂

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  9. So cool!! I’m glad for you 🙂

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  10. Have a fab trip!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Sounds like a fantastic trip! I absolutely love India and I would do anything to go back there just for the food! Have an awesome trip 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Which is your favorite place/city in India?

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      1. Oh that’s hard to answer! Loved Varanasi, Mumbai and Kerala the most if I had to pick 🙂

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      2. River, city and beach. Nice combination 🙂

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  12. I have always wanted to travel to India. I’ve heard it is absolutely beautiful there. Maybe I will one day and get to try the authentic food, thanks for posting!

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