218 Kms from Surakarta
Surabaya means – The courage to face the any danger or any difficulties. This spirit makes the city what it is today. With a population of 3Million, it is considered as the commercial capital of east Indonesia. In addition to the many attraction the “Pet Market” of Surabaya is a host to many of the worlds rarest animals / reptiles & birds. This will be an exciting place to visit & the rarest of the breeds which probably you will never get to see in your life again. Reach Surabaya from Bangalore by Mid noon, we start for Malang & we stay at malang for the night
204 Kms from Surakarta
The coolest, most relaxed place you would visit. A peaceful town of malang is known for its slow pace & birds. Has the largest bird market in east java. This will be our transit stop for Mt.Bromo. Here we visit the local village & markets, Do Parasailing (on own cost) Visit local village houses & hike upto the sunset point
193 Kms from Surakarta
Lots of wild beaches, small islands. If you were ever interested to live on an uninhabited island, then this is the right place where you should go. People on the main Island of Karimunjawa are extremely friendly and honest.
260 Kms from Surakarta
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.