I am an urbanite. Cities. People. Grit. Streets. Architecture. Art. Fashion. Food.

I am working towards visiting 100 cities. The 100 Cities project originated from two things. a. The Travelers' Century Club. And b. my love for cities.

While visiting 100 countries is not exactly feasible for me in the near future, visiting 100 cities is a more reasonable ambition. So while I work to join the Century Club (that's the longer aim), I thought I would do 100 cities first. The list of cities on the left are the ones I've visited so far.

So what do I call a city? That's a tricky one. Usually, it's among the country's top-10 cities culturally, has a sizeable population and has a distinct character of its own. e.g. Are San Francisco and San Jose two different cities? No. Are Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pondicherry cities? Yes, but not for the purpose of this list. Simply said, I use my discretion.


(TCC is a club for people who have visited 100 or more countries.)

I've visited ...

Hyderabad
Bombay, 2000
Bangalore, 2004
New Delhi, 1987, 2004
Chandigarh, 2004
Jaipur, 2004
Calcutta, 2005
Chennai, 2005
Shanghai, 2006
Hangzhou, 2006

Lucknow, 2006
New York, 2007
San Diego, 2007
Los Angeles, 2007
Boston, 2007
Philadelphia, 2007
Washington, 2007
Indianapolis, 2007
San Francisco, 2007
London, 2007

Bath, 2007
Oxford, 2007
Edinburgh, 2007
Lausanne, 2007
Bern, 2007
Geneva, 2007
Zurich, 2007
Basel, 2007
Panjim Goa, 2008
Cape Town, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, 2010
Istanbul, 2010
Chicago, 2012
Singapore, 2013
Barcelona, 2014
Granada, 2014
Seville, 2014
Madrid, 2014
Ho Chi Minh, 2014
Tokyo, 2015

Kyoto, 2015
Osaka, 2015
Varanasi, 2015
Hong Kong, 2016
Seoul, 2016
Chiang Mai, 2016
Dubai, 2016
Abu Dhabi, 2016
Casablanca, 2017
Fes, 2017

Meknes, 2017
Marrakech, 2017
Amsterdam, 2017
Paris, 2017
Rome, 2017
Vatican City, 2017
Beijing, 2017
Florence, 2018
Venice, 2018


Some cities are different ...

Leh, 2006


Some cities have been lost ...

Pompeii, 2007
Ephesus, 2010
Mandu, 2012
Champaner, 2013
Volubilis, 2017

I plan to visit ...

Cardiff
Milan
Palermo
Pisa
Monaco
Mdina
Nice
Berlin
Frankfurt
Munich
Lisbon
Prague
Stockholm
Athens
Dublin
Moscow
St Petersburg
Copenhagen
Helsinki
Oslo
Budapest
Zagreb

Karachi
Lahore
Kabul
Lhasa
Bangkok
Colombo
Kathmandu
Bandar Seri Begawan
Macao
Hanoi
Phnom Penh
Jakarta
Dhaka

Beirut
Damascus
Jerusalem
Riyadh
Mecca
Medina
Baghdad
Tehran
Esfahan
Shiraz
Doha
Bahrain

Cairo
Rabat
Port Louis

Rio
Brasillia
Sao Paulo
Buenos Aires
Lima
Santiago
Quito

Las Vegas
Quebec
Montreal
Mexico City

Sydney
Melbourne
Auckland