India offers more than its share of ancient temples, pristine beaches, spicy cuisine, and warm, welcoming people. From its cradle also emerged many people full of wanderlust who wish to explore every nook and cranny of their native country and also trot the globe, inspiring people all over the world. As they explore the sights and sounds and experience the rich culture of India, these wanderers often write about their escapades on their blog or let their captured photographs speak their stories for them. For these Indian travel bloggers, the world is indeed their oyster.
- Lakshmi Sharath (A Travel Blog of an Indian Backpacker)
Formerly a columnist for a popular newspaper in India, Lakshmi started blogging on 2005. A woman of many talents, she is a writer, blogger, photographer, and media professional. She was hailed as India’s Best Travel Blog of the Year in 2008. Recently in 2014, a UK blog even included her in the 100 international travellers to be followed in social media.
- Anuradha Shankar (A Wandering Mind)
Anuradha used to dream of becoming a scientist, but life seemed to have other plans for her. She is now one of the top travel bloggers in India. Anuhadra has a son whom she claims as her inspiration. With Anuradha’s writing style, which provides a beautifully detailed description of every place she visits, it’s hard not to get hooked on her blog.
- Shivya Nath (The Shooting Star)
Empowering women across the world to travel on their own and become independent, this young traveller was awarded “Best Travel Blogger” in 2013 at the Indian Travel Blog Awards. Shivya is one of those Indian travel bloggers who love taking the road less travelled. She is fascinated by less popular destinations, and she had given up a job in a corporation to become a full-time traveller.
- Joshi Daniel (Images of People Photoblog)
While others use words to depict their travels, Joshi’s weapon of choice is his camera. A freelance photographer who was part of the “20 Most Outstanding Photo blogs” back in 2012, his portraits surely reflect his fondness for culture, traditions, and lifestyle of every person he encounters. Out of all the top travel bloggers in India mentioned here, only Joshi’s blog features images with minimalistic captions.
- Arnab Maity
Arnab’s blog started out as a means of bringing his mother with him in his adventures. His mother instilled in him a love for travelling, so his tales and frames were how he paid her back. But then, an increasing amount of people expressed that they became inspired by his blog and wanted to experience the world like he did. His mission has since expanded to proving the world how travel can be cheap and that every person you meet on the road has an interesting story to tell.
So, the next time you want to travel to India or any part of the world, don’t forget to check these Indian travel bloggers for they are guaranteed to help you make the most out of your experience.