This 79 Year Old Indian Super Aunty Has Traveled All Over The Globe

by Akriti Seth 2599

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Draped in a saree, retired from National Library, single and breaking stereotypes by travelling the world alone – this Super Aunty is 79 years old & has travelled to 25 countries.

The Story

Itee Ghosh is a Bengali lady from a very middle class family. She wears cotton sarees, Khadim’s footwear and a bindi. She never travelled till the age of 48.

But today at 79 she has travelled 25 countries and almost all of India. Her confidence, conviction and carefree attitude gets a salute from us. The fact that she stepped out of her secure, middle class, working life in Calcutta is quite commendable.

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She started travelling in 1986 and took her first trip not to Jhumritalaiya but half way across the world to the USA. This was followed by a trip around Europe! She now follows her dreams, gathers life experiences and human stories from all around the world.

Itee Ghosh has been to the casinos of Las Vegas, Disney Land, Buckingham Palace, the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall Of China and most recently Mount Fujiyama in Japan!

I can’t talk about you, but for me, this lady right here deserves  a standing ovation. In a time when the youth love to travel with the motto – who knows what will happen later, Itee Ghosh redefines the term ‘later’. Passion has no excuses – ever!

Here’s a photo journey of some of Itee Ghosh’s travel tales!

LA 1986 Itee Ghosh Curly Tales

LA (1986)

Rome 1986 Itee Ghosh Curly Tales

Rome (1986)

Buckingham Palace (1986)

Versailles Palace, Paris 1986

La, Disney Land, 1986

Grand Canyon, 1986

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Star Cruise, Singapore 2002

Bangkok 2002

Egypt 2007

Dubai Desert with all her friends 2007

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Chicago 2009

Bangladesh 2010

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet 2013

Bali 2015

Denmark 2015

Norway 2015

Red Square, Russia 2015

South Africa, 2016

Angkor, Cambodia 2016

Vietnam 2017

Mt. Fuji, Japan 2017

79 and still travelling! I can only hope I’m half as fiesty when I get that old! 


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