Probolinggo Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Probolinggo

Stories from my Backpack: How I met Bollywood in a small Indonesian town

In March 2017, I travelled Solo to Indonesia. A week into the trip, I was in Eastern Java, Indone...

Vishwanath Puttagunta
4 Days
East Java, Indonesia: The Adventure off-road

Arrival at Surabaya We were a group of 4 great friends in Singapore and decided to visit ...

Abhishek Kumar
4 Days
Hiking the active volcano, Mt. Bromos

Mt. Bromos is an active volcano in the Java island of Indonesia. The Bromos National park is know...

Prasanthy Gurugubelli
3 Days
BROMO IJEN - The best of East Java

Though we started the trip with the intent of trekking the electric blue flame Ijen volcano and t...

The Borderberry
Revealing the Best of Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia

Half Past three on a winter morning in the village of Cemoro Lawang is as calm as one can imagine...

Shilpa Balakrishnan
5 Days
Grotesque Ecstaticism - Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo would surely be in your bucket list even if you are not an avid traveler when it is o...

THILAKRAJ

Hotels and Homestays in Probolinggo


Weekend Getaways from Probolinggo

Ubud
The cultural hub of Bali. Famous for textiles and handicrafts, this town is bundled amongst rice paddies and ravines. St...
Surabaya
Surabaya means – The courage to face the any danger or any difficulties. This spirit makes the city what it is today. Wi...
Malang
(One usually does not find a lot of information on Mount Semeru on the internet and one reason I chose to write this blo...
Banyuwangi
We reached Banyuwangi at 7 pm and headed straight to our Airbnb. Ibu Hjanies was an excellent host. I would strongly rec...

About Probolinggo

As we were walking along the road, I could hear a stereo playing bollywood songs from the 90s with heavy beats. I stopped for a second to make sure I was actually listening to a Hindi song and not hallucinating. So, I crossed the road and made my way to this small food stall/shop. I really wanted to see who listens to Bollywood in the middle of a small town in Java. It turns out, the stall is run by a very sweet middle aged Indonesian lady. I introduced myself and she was very excited and happy to know that I was from India. She told me that she loves Bollywood and her favourite actors are Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgan. She had tons of Bollywood video CDs. She also cooked us some amazing Nasi Goreng which is Fried Chicken Rice. As we finished the meal, I went to see her TV and the video which was playing was SRK's Phir Bhi Dil hai Hindustani. I told the other travellers what that song meant and we all had a smile about it. While I was leaving, I asked her if I could take a picture of her and she obliged. She also danced, showed us some bollywood moves and I joined her and we had a bollywood dance party for 5 minutes. It was such a great day and I wish I could see her again sometime in the future.

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