India Travel Guide

A half-year business trip, transformed into one of my greatest adventures.

I negotiated a business trip into a grand adventure

I was the Operations Manager for a wonderful company which is a global leader in the mobile software and connected devices space. Mutual Mobile asked me to spearhead the construction of a new office for our team in Hyderabad, India, where I spent half a year building out a state of the art facility for our growing international team. During my time in India, I was able to visit many places, participate in many cultural festivities and create lifelong bonds with some of my new best friends. India is a beautiful and diverse country with many mysteries, even to it’s own people. For an outsider like me, I just did my best to say “yes” to every invitation and experience as much as I could. From the majesty of the Taj Mahal to the Palace of the Dalai Lama, and from the vast emptiness of the Rajasthani desert to the ruins of ancient civilization, India has something unexpected and incredible lurking around every corner.

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Travel Advice To Rajasthan India
Travel Advice To Rajasthan India

Rajasthan India is a magical wonderland of castles, camels and amazing food! Check out these tips for places to stay,...

28 Mar 2016

India Travel Guide - What I Learned After 6 Months On The Road
India Travel Guide - What I Learned After 6 Months On The Road

During a 6-month business trip to India, I took advantage of every weekend to travel to a different corner of...

15 Jan 2015

Satsang Vihar - The Religious Center of Hyderabad India
Satsang Vihar - The Religious Center of Hyderabad India

Satsang Vihar in Hyderabad India is a holy place which welcomed me to their anniversary festival and honored me in...

22 Dec 2014

Pushkar - A Camel Safari In The Heart of Rajasthan India
Pushkar - A Camel Safari In The Heart of Rajasthan India

An overnight camel safari in Pushkar with desert nomads led to the best meal of my life and a new...

15 Dec 2014

Ajmer and a 1000 Year Old Manmade Lake in Rajasthan
Ajmer and a 1000 Year Old Manmade Lake in Rajasthan

After arriving to Rajasthan India we stopped first in Ajmer to charge our batteries and see one of the world's...

13 Dec 2014

Jaipur - Home of Royalty, Castles and the Kama Sutra
Jaipur - Home of Royalty, Castles and the Kama Sutra

Jaipur sits in the heart of Rajasthan India and is home to detailed architecture and epic palaces suitable only for...

13 Dec 2014

Agra Is Home of The World's Oldest Fairy Tail Tragedy
Agra Is Home of The World's Oldest Fairy Tail Tragedy

A short drive from New Deli, Agra is home of the Taj Mahal, the tomb which has stood as the...

27 Oct 2014

Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper
Dharamshala is Home To The Dalai Lama and This Wonderful Shopkeeper

Dharamshala is the refuge of the Tibetan people in India. Hospitality shines through their acts, their stories, and their business...

26 Oct 2014

Manali - India's Doorway to the Himalayan Mountains
Manali - India's Doorway to the Himalayan Mountains

Half a day's drive north of New Delhi you find yourself scaling the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Once you...

24 Oct 2014

Bangalore Is Known For More Than Being India's Silicon Valley
Bangalore Is Known For More Than Being India's Silicon Valley

I made a lot out of a quick trip to India's Garden City, Bangalore. Temples of bulls, parks, and rooftop...

12 Oct 2014

Dandiya Is The Festival Drummers and Dancers Were Born For
Dandiya Is The Festival Drummers and Dancers Were Born For

The Dandiya Festival is an Indian celebration of an ancient battle. The music is percussion-driven and the dance reflects the...

08 Oct 2014

Three reasons Tranquebar is worth the long drive to get to
Three reasons Tranquebar is worth the long drive to get to

Tranquebar is Christianity's origin point in India, home to the largest Danish fort outside of Europe, and one amazing B&B...

02 Oct 2014

A Pondicherry Sunrise Is Better Than A Tequila Sunrise
A Pondicherry Sunrise Is Better Than A Tequila Sunrise

This coastal town of Pondicherry sits on the Bay of Bengal in southeast India. This historical French colony is lined...

02 Oct 2014

Hampi the Fallen Capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in India
Hampi the Fallen Capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in India

Hampi: Fallen Seat of an Empire

29 Sep 2014

Golconda Fort
Golconda Fort

I was a child when I first visited the National Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. I’ve never been one...

14 Sep 2014

Charminar
Charminar

I had the most wonderful experience exploring Hyderabad today! I went to visit one of India’s most recognizable monuments, a mosque...

13 Sep 2014

The Trident Hotel and Poverty
The Trident Hotel and Poverty

During a 6-month business trip to India, I was faced with poverty every day from the window of my high...

10 Sep 2014