Kolhapur hardly ever features on any itinerary to India, and that is now quite hard for me to understand. While I tend to guard details whenever I stumble upon a hidden gem such as this one, today isn’t one such day. I am still smitten, and Kolhapur certainly deserves recognition for it is a magical place. Hence, this photodiary. I could have easily spent a week there, but I only was allowed a day. Yet, the city didn’t play hard to get. The drive from Bangalore to Kolhapur wa
– Part 2 of the travelogue Into Punjab, Golden Temple Amritsar –
I’m not at all religious. I also disagree with the idea of a specific site where one can encounter God. Often times, such places are a concentration of archaic customs, misery and poverty, and businesses based on religion that I just can’t rationalize. But then, that’s my opinion. To some, such sites and pilgrimages are really a means to feel closer to the higher being, and that, I certainly respect. After all,
It’s been a while since I wrote on these pages. Let’s just say another move is still under way and RoadsWellTraveled patiently waiting for its conclusion.
In the meantime, however, I have been on the road. I’ve spent the last months shuttling between Berlin, Seattle, San Francisco, Delhi and Bangalore. The past ten days though have been the most satiating to this wanderlust-stricken soul. I accompanied my 90+ year old grandfather from Bangalore to Delhi, but then ventured fu