With stunning beaches, a rich culture, ancient heritage buildings, majestic temples, impressive mountain ranges and much more, India is an enthralling country to visit. But it is also such a vast country that travellers do benefit from a little guidance suited to their ambitions and taste. We have listed the top 12 Indian travel bloggers which convey the true sense of India, follow them for inspiration and ideas.
Shivya Nath is a young female adventurer on a mission to inspire other young women to travel solo and be independent. That is exactly what she does through her award-winning blog called ‘The Shooting Star’. In 2013, she received the title of ‘Best Travel Blogger’ at the Indian Blogger Awards for sharing her expertise and tips on how to travel like a local on the long term. She loves wandering around and writing about off-the-beaten-path destinations. As someone who quit the corporate life to become a full time traveller and make a living out of it, her life story and adventures are of the most interesting type.
Blogging since 2004, Anuradha Goyal has been sharing precious information about her two biggest passions which are travelling and reading. Her book reviews are all listed under one blog called AnuReviews, and her travel stories are listed on her other blog called Inditales. She gives a lot of practical information about travelling around India, including walking trails for touring some of the major Indian cities, and also shares some stories related to international travels. Anuradha Goyal is also the author of The Mouse Charmers – Digital Pioneers of India.
After completing his MBA in 2012, Karthik Reddy decided to leave his comfort zone and travel instead. He soon started his own travel blog, Romancing The Planet, to share travel stories, give valuable advice and publish some of his favourite travel shots. He has a beautiful understanding of what happiness means which basically revolves around his love for world cuisines, discovering new cultures and meeting new people. And ultimately, it is through travelling that Karthik Reddy experiences all these different cultures, and finds his own happiness. To learn a little more on what to do or even where to go, check out his blog.
Lakshmi Sharath is a person you would a multi-talented world traveller. On top of being a media professional, she is a full time traveller, blogger, travel writer and also a photographer. In her fantastic blog called ‘A travel blog of an Indian Backpacker’, Lakshmi Sharath shares both her worldwide experiences and travels within India. In 2008, her blog was voted India’s best travel blog of the year. In 2014, she even made it to the international travel scene by being featured as one of the 100 travellers to follow on social media.
Parnashree Devi, also known as Shree, is a travel blogger from Assam who is currently based in Delhi. She has started ‘My Travel Diary’ a couple of years ago, mainly to share her travel stories. Travelling has always been a passion for her. She loves exploring remote corners of the world where she meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life and cultures. She hopes that through her blog, she can inspire others to pack their bags and travel out of their comfort zones.
Arnab Maity’s blog has a beautiful story. It started as a way to make his mother, who was the one to pass him her passion for travelling, travel virtually through both words and pictures. But as more and more readers were contacting the author to tell him how this blog has inspired them to actually hit the road, the mission of the blog changed a little. Arnab Maity aspired to show the world that travelling can be inexpensive, that working people can travel too, and finally that people you meet have some of the most incredible stories to share and valuable insights to offer.
Sankara is by far one of the top Indian travel bloggers. And he is not just any type of travel blogger, he is a biking blogger who has been featured in many top media outlets. Specialised in adventure travels, Sankara has the talent to show the beauty of the world in both words and pictures. On BE ON THE ROAD, he also blogs about vegetarian cuisine, wildlife holidays, unique cultures, and visas for Indians. This is a valuable blog for those looking to travel cheaply and efficiently, and especially for those wishing to explore India.
Shalu Sharma is one of the most knowledgeable travel bloggers writing about her much loved home country, India. She is a proud Indian housewife from Bihar and has children. As she loves the outdoors, sight seeing and travelling in India, she writes about domestic travels whenever she finds the time. Her writings do not only include travel tips, they also talk about local culture, food, what to wear and much more. Basically, Shalu Sharma is there to provide travellers to India with the most valuable and honest information including places of interest, best times to visit, what to bring with you, vaccination requirements and everything else you need to know to plan your trip to India.
Siddhartha Joshi is one of India’s most successful and followed travel bloggers who strongly believes in the power of travelling to break barriers down, make people more tolerant and accepting of others. He lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with the local he meets along the way that he finds his happiness. Through his blog called ‘The Wanderer’, he wishes to share his passion for people and travelling. Siddhartha Joshi’s biggest dream would be that one day the world will know no more boundaries, and people will be able to travel all around visa-free.
Deepak Patel is a passionate travel blogger and technology lover. It is thanks to his tech tendencies that his blog, Travel N Thrill, was born. What he loves the most in travelling is exploring ancient places, and it is his experiences of these historical places that he wishes to convey in his blog. Reading scriptures together with gazing at ancient architecture which are reflections of a rich Indian cultural heritage are his passion. The blog is thus the perfect platform for history and culture lovers to gain an in-depth understanding of the most fascinating Indian destinations.
Ankita Sinha has one of the most stylish adventure blogs called Anki On The Move where she manages to beautifully convey what she feels about certain places. She has, in the past, conducted Pan Indian travellers meet ups across cities to bring likeminded people together. She has also won a couple of awards for her writings, and is known as one of the best adventure bloggers. For those of you in search of an adrenaline rush, this blog should be a reference, as Ankita Sinha will show you the way to indulge in the most extreme adventure sports including mountaineering, cliff jumping, zip lining and the like.
Thommen Jose is the brain behind the responsible travel blog called Wanderink. The published blogposts promote eco-tourism as the writer believes that any travel to a natural habitat should be done in such a way that the environment remains protected, and the ecology respected. It also focuses on the challenges that local people face, and what travellers could do to understand local culture and traditions better, and support the people. Thommen Jose is very concerned about development issues, and keen to raise awareness among the travelling community.
By Sarine Arslanian