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With stunning beaches, a rich culture, ancient heritage buildings and majestic temples, India will always be one of the world’s most enthralling destinations. It’s no wonder, then, that this country has produced a whole host of trailblazing travel writers who are taking on the world one blog post at a time. We highlight 12 of the best below.
Shivya Nath is a female adventurer on a mission to inspire other young women to travel solo and be independent. And that is exactly what she does through her award-winning blog, The Shooting Star. In 2013, Nath 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 and find those off-the-beaten-track destinations. As someone who quit the corporate life to become a full-time traveler, Nath’s life story and adventures are inherently fascinating.
After completing his MBA in 2012, Karthik Reddy decided to leave his comfort zone and start traveling. Reddy soon started his own travel blog, Romancing The Planet, to share travel stories, give advice and publish some of his favorite photos. This blogger has a love for world cuisines, discovering new cultures and meeting new people. To learn a little more on what to do or where to go, check out his blog.
Blogging since 2004, Anuradha Goyal loves sharing ideas about her two biggest passions: traveling and reading. Goyal’s book reviews are all listed under AnuReviews, and her travel stories are on her other blog called Inditales. Goyal gives a lot of practical information about travelling around India, including walking tours in some of the major Indian cities, and shares her stories related to international travels. Goyal is also the author of The Mouse Charmers—Digital Pioneers of India.
Lakshmi Sharath is a multi-talented world traveler. On top of being a media professional, she is a full-time traveler, blogger, journalist and photographer. In her fantastic blog, Travel With Lakshmi, Sharath shares both her worldwide experiences and her travels within India, and in 2008 she won the award for India’s Best Travel Blog of the Year. Throughout her blogging career, Sharath has worked with big brands such as Thomas Cook, Nokia Lumia, Airbnb and Virgin Atlantic.
Arnab Maity’s blog, The Wireless Wanderer, has a beautiful story behind it. The blog began as a way to help Maity’s mother, who passed on her passion for traveling to him, travel virtually through her son’s words and pictures. However, as more and more readers began contacting Maity to tell him that The Wireless Wanderer actually inspired them to hit the road, the mission of the blog became bigger. Maity wants to show people that traveling can be inexpensive, that working people can travel too, and, finally, that the people you meet have some of the most incredible stories to share and valuable insights to offer.
Parnashree Devi, also known as Shree, is a travel blogger from Assam who is currently based in Delhi. Devi started My Travel Diary to share her personal travel stories; she loves exploring remote corners of the world where she meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life. Devi hopes that, through her blog, she can inspire others to pack their bags and travel out of their comfort zones.
Shalu Sharma is one of the most knowledgeable travel bloggers writing about her much-loved home country, India. Sharma is a proud Indian housewife from Bihar and has children. As she loves the outdoors, sightseeing and travelling in India, Sharma writes about domestic travels whenever she finds the time. Sharma’s aim is to provide travelers to India with valuable and honest information, including places of interest, best times to visit, what to bring with you, vaccination requirements and everything in between.
Sankara is by far one of the top travel bloggers in India right now, and his adventures aboard a motorcycle have been featured in many top media outlets such as BBC Worldwide, The Times of India and National Geographic. BE ON THE ROAD discusses a wide range of topics, including vegetarian cuisine (Sankara is a vegetarian himself), 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.
Ankita Sinha has one of the most stylish adventure blogs on the web, Anki On The Move, where she manages to beautifully convey what she feels about certain places. Sinha has, in the past, conducted Indian-traveler meet ups across cities to bring like-minded people together. She has also won a couple of awards for her writing, and is known as one of the best adventure bloggers in the country. For those of you in search of an adrenaline rush, this blog should be perefct, as Sinha will show you how to indulge in the most extreme adventure sports, including mountaineering, cliff jumping, zip lining and more.
Siddhartha Joshi is one of India’s most successful travel bloggers. He strongly believes in the power of traveling to break down barriers and make people more tolerant of one another. Joshi lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with local people that he finds his happiness. Through his blog called The Wanderer, Joshi hopes to share his passion for people.
Thommen Jose is the brain behind Wanderink. His blog posts promote eco-tourism and focus on the challenges faced by local people. Jose highlights what people can do to understand local culture and traditions better and become more conscious and responsible travelers. This blogger is very concerned about development issues, and is keen to raise awareness among the travel community.
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. Patel loves exploring ancient places, which he wishes to convey through the posts on Travel N Thrill. From reading ancient scriptures and gazing at historic architecture to reflecting on the rich cultural heritage of India, Patel clearly has a passion for what he does. This blog is the perfect platform for history and culture lovers looking for an in-depth description of India’s most fascinating destinations.