About Us


162Chai Around The World started out as an experiment, to see if two working professionals who are also travelers can find the time and the energy to keep alive a blog about their travels around the globe. Mansi Pal and Nikhil Kumar, two advertising professionals based in Bangalore, who are also madly in love with each other and with traveling, started this blog with the intention of keeping an online diary or sorts to document their craziness.

Mansi is a happy-go-lucky kook who believes in Angels, but is skeptical about God. She is a traveler with no inhibitions and has traveled almost everywhere in India on her own and with friends. Of late, she has been traveling with Nikhil and in her words, describes the experience as “…not without it’s perks.” We should take that as a good sign for this couple.

Nikhil is a happy-go-lucky, slightly overweight kook, who believes in Mansi, but is skeptical about God. He’s a beach bum by nature and is forced to work to earn a living and pay his bills. But then, aren’t we all? He’s been to quite a few places in India and abroad, but in his own words, ever since he started traveling with Mansi, “…I’ve become a new man.”

Here’s a message to all of you from the lovely couple:

“We hope you enjoy your stay here. Read up on our crazy adventures, add us to your reading lists and we promise, we’ll either return the favor or buy you lots of chai.”


  1. I love both Travelling and Tea…;)

    But since I’m travelling around India, getting a tea is not a big deal…

  2. @JIBUTOMJOSE Thanks for visiting, travellers and chai lovers make us happy!

  3. Hi Nikhil & Mansi, great blog. I’ll look forward to reading more stories from you guys. I’m an outdoors blogger, so I throw in my awes & experiences there too. I also happen to run an offbeat retreat in Himachal. Do get in touch if you ever plan to visit the mountains at any time. Would be happy to have you guys see us.

  4. This blog is interesting. Will keep watching this space for my daily dose of entertainment.

  5. I’m contacting you on the Behalf of bewakoof.com! Will you do promotion for us on any event like Friendship day etc ! We will pay you in return! Will wait for your response ! Thanks 🙂

  6. Great Blog…. !!! Love you mansi n nikhil…

  7. Hi, my name is Paromita from Terrainspotter, I like to contact you guys, do drop an email at admin@terrainspotter.com

  8. How can I not add you to my reading list after that fantastic introduction? Thank you for leading me here with your comment. Shall hold you to that cup of chai 🙂

  9. Nice to hear from you Madhu! Loved your neatly organised and photo rich blog..chai/filter coffee on us whenever you are in bangalore

  10. @Madhu lovely, we can totally host you for tea and more once a month :D..where are you based out of?

  11. hey nikhil & mansi…heard from both of you after long time today in ansoo’s post on mail….really interesting blogs,will sure be in touch with you guys,cheers…
    congratulations for for your merriage.

  12. Loved your intro & love for chai. 🙂
    I am also a chai lover & I am pretty sure, we’ll cross our paths one day in a chai shop. 🙂

  13. Lovely blog… great design, lovely writing style, and a nice mellow flavor. I think the illustration on top is really cool too… will be back for more cups of chai. Am linking you guys to my blog too!

  14. thank you for following my blog ! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here 🙂

  15. Loving your blog, Mansi! Great reads and I can’t wait to delve into all the stories.

  16. Thats a very interesting blog you have here… Congrats to you for that. I loved reading through some posts and will be visiting often. Travel is always….. THE most favorite thing to do.

  17. Travel is even more special when you are with someone you love.. fabulous. and what great pictures ! why don’t you guys start a mini “Nikhil Mansi” trip advisor ?

    • @Meghana: Thanks! Yeah, that’s a good idea, but we’re still too nascent. Maybe in a couple of years and a few countries later, yes. 🙂

  18. I will be putting this danlzizg insight to good use in no time.

  19. Ariletcs like this just make me want to visit your website even more.

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