Is this a bucket list? Well, yes! But these aren’t things that I NEED to cross off before I die. I don’t think I will ever accomplish everything here. And that’s not the intention too. This is a collection of things I would like to do in my lifetime- never making me feel guilty if not accomplished.

Yup. This list is exhaustive.  That’s the beauty of it, isn’t it? I’ve written 121 points in this list and I am making this a page so that I can come back, add to it as time goes on and also cross things off (hopefully)!!

Bucketlist - Travel quotes - Krabi - Thailand - Long tail boat

1. EXPLORE THE WORLD

  • Visit all the wonders of the World
  • Backpack Egypt- Pyramids at sunset
  • Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Rome
  • Spend an evening in an Irish pub in Ireland
  • Have a cheesy lovey-dovey photo taken of us in front of the Eiffel Tower
  • Watch the majestic Niagra falls
  • Go on an African safari
  • Lunch at The Grotto 🙂 
  • Admire “The Mosa Lisa”
  • Fun at Disneyland
  • Island hopping in Thailand
  • Get married to P again at Vegas

2. EXPLORE INDIA

  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Visit Ladakh- every nook and corner of it
  • Spend a night in a houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala
  • Ride on the Mumbai local train
  • Experience Konkan Railways
  • Cycling in Nilgiris
  • Visit the living root bridges of Cherrapunji
  • Manali to Leh on Bike
  • Camping in The Arid Desert of Rajasthan
  • Take an Elephant Safari in Jaipur
  • See Mount Everest in Nepal
  • Witness the Wagah Border ceremony
  • Trek to Dudhsagar Falls
  • Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Goa
  • Watch the snake boat race in Kerala
  • Visit the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 😎
  • Visit the National Defence Academy
  • A pic in front of the Sudan Block, NDA
  • Take a food walk in Chandni Chowk during Ramzan
  • Cruise to Andaman
  • Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Holy dip in the Ganges 😛
  • Golden Temple
  • Visit Coorg, Scotland of India
  • Visit a monastery
  • Visit Varanasi to Experience Chaos
  • Haridwar and Rishikesh 😛
  • Dasara in Mysore
  • Travel in a Toy Train in Ooty/Maateran/Shimla/Darjeeling
  • Visit to the Valley of Flowers
  • Stay in a Shikara in Dal Lake, recreating famous Bollywood scenes
  • Dance in Assam’s Bihu Festival
  • Do a Garba Dance
  • Dance, eat and make merry at the Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra
  • Experience the Onam Festival and the amazing Puli Kali dance
  • Pop a Golgappa in your mouth A burst of flavor

3. IN THE WILD

  • Pic with a Tiger
  • with a Kangaroo
  • a Giraffe 🙂 
  • an Ostrich
  • a Panda Bear
  • parrots 🙂 
  • Hold a lion cub 🙂 
  • Wildlife Adventure Trip at Corbett
  • Yak Safari in Ladakh

4. ADVENTURES

  • Skiing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling 🙂 
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Stay in a Tree House
  • Bombay to Goa road Trips
  • Live in another country for a year
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Go on a Cruise

5. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

  • Movie at an Open Air theatre
  • A.R. Rahman concert
  • Enrique concert
  • See the Kathakali Fest
  • Take a picture with an A-list celebrity
  • A pic with a renouned author 😛
  • Get an autographed cricket ball from Sachin
  • Go to a Formala 1 race
  • Go to a cricket match

6.HEALTH AND FITNESS

  • Go Zero Size
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a strict diet
  • Read the Mahabharata cover to cover

7. CAREER & BLOGS

  • Learn food Photography
  • Choose a good cookbook and cook every recipe in it
  • Get featured in an International magazine
  • Sanjeev Kapoor tasting my food and go Yummmm
  • Do something big I thought I’d never do (write a novel)
  • Participate in Masterchef India
  • Publish a cookbook
  • Attend culinary school or seminar
  • Have a monthly column in a magazine

8. HOME SWEET HOME

  • Buy our first home
  • Build our “dream house”
  • Have a huge library at home
  • Have a stylish, timeless closet
  • Have a beautiful and bountiful garden
  • Grow mini tomatoes and chillies in my kitchen garden

9. DO GOOD TO THE WORLD

  • Give a large sum of money to charity
  • Spend a day going random acts of kindness
  • Donate blood
  • Register for eye donation

10. IT’S FUN TO GO BAD AT TIMES

  • Drink Fenny in GoaAnd get high!
  • Have a sexy tattoo
  • Shoot a rifle
  • Wear an LBD and Black Boots to a party

11. PERSONAL

  • Sit on the porch swing, read a book and listen to the radio on a pleasant evening
  • Wake up and go for a jog everyday
  • Bake a cake
  • Decorate a cake like a professional
  • Learn another language
  • grow long hair
  • Go abroad for our honeymoon 🙂 
  • Fly a kite
  • Sew a sweater for my baby
  • Start menu planning
  • Oh, have a baby 🙂
  • Make a scrapbook of my baby’s “firsts”
  • Have a family tree
  • Make a family portrait (when complete 😛 )
  • Celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary
  • Be part of a flash mob
  • Drive a car without fear
  • Get my first pet dog
  • Have a “Me Corner” at home
  • Dance Bharatnayam again and do a stage show
  • Do 365 happy days post in pictures
  • Read 100 classics

12. LEARN

  • Take Salsa Classes
  • Two to Tango
  • Learn to play Veena
  • Go fishing and catch a fish