With stunning beaches, a rich culture, ancient heritage buildings and majestic temples, India is an enthralling country to visit. Travelers to the country do benefit from a little guidance concerning the best places to visit, suited to their ambitions and taste. A travel blogger travels to new locales, not always exotic, and writes about the experiences he/she had over there. Sounds easy? Well, it is not. A travel blogger’s job is to come back with a one of a kind experience and describe what made the trip stand out; to bring out stories lurking in most unimaginable places and narrate them with such vigor that the reader’s intrigue is piqued. This is what makes a good blogger. We have listed the top 10 Indian travel bloggers who convey the true sense of India. Follow them for inspiration and ideas.
Armchair and actual traveller, bookworm, editor photographer, foodie, classical music lover and closet graphic designer are Sudha Ganapathi. ‘My favourite Things’ is Sudha’s blog about travel, books, photography, and design.
During the course of her travels, Sudha has been to places which have featured in paintings like Canaletto’s ‘A view of Greenwich from River Thames’ near London or Constable Country in Suffolk, United Kingdom, where John Constable painted his most famous landscapes. She also been to places featured in films and also visited places inspired by photographs.
Nominated for Indian Blogger awards, Siddhartha is a product designer with a passion for traveling and sharing experiences. He travels with a motto and truly believes that we live only once. He makes most of his life by travelling around the world and possible even outside.
Travelling, trekking, and photography is what Siddhartha craves for. His writings on “The Wanderer” are reflections of his past. His piece on Street Photography in Barcelona which is a collection of images from streets of Barcelona is quite an eye candy.
Shivya Nath is a young Indian travel writer on a mission to discover and write about lesser known destinations. Her blog ‘Shooting Star’ motivates young women who wish to be independent and take solo travels.
She herself left her corporate life to convert her passion of travelling into a means of living. Shivya has been to more than 20 countries across four continents and also writes for various online and offline publications.
A well-known name in the travel blogging sphere of India, this blogger has been featured by the very best international and domestic travel and media brands. Sankara is a perpetual globetrotter who has travelled around the world and touched all the 7 continents. ‘Be on the road’ is his travel and photography blog. His love for travel, blogging, and photography is inspiring. What started in Aug 2009 as a passionate hobby is a today Sankara’s career. His blog is regarded as one of the top 50 blogs in India and his photographs and/or travel articles have been featured in National Geographic Traveller India Magazine, Deccan Chronicle newspaper. Have a mix motivation of travelling and photography from Sankara’s informative blog collections.
Purnendu & Ekta
The dynamic two Purnendu (Puru) and Ekta began with being a part of a photo competition in making a travel blog” Shadows Galore” the finest in India. Since then, they both have come a long way. Both of them are business analysts in Pune and share the love of travel and photography.
Travel has become simply an integral part of their lives. They have always toured far and wide for newer opportunities in work and education, but today Puru and Ekta also travel to play.
Running the rat race, scheming to swim with the sharks. Wondering what is left in rat race after conquering the corner office is what Prasad realized and inspired him to travel around India. Nominated for Indian Blogger Award, Prasad’s blog is not just about the places he visits but it is about what he has discovered.
You will not find too many tips or exotic places on this blog but you will find plenty of places that families visit and enjoy going together. Sometimes Prasad writes about solo travelling but majorly focuses on something that can be enjoyed by a family.
‘Tales of a Nomad’ is Niranjan’s personal travel blog where he writes about the places he traversed through, the roads he trod on, and the images he captured. It also has articles on long bike rides, treacherous treks, leisure holidays, backpacking vacations and engrossing train journeys.
He has travelled all over India and few overseas adventure in Mauritius, Malaysia. His article on Hoysala temple of Somnathpur grabbed attention and was published in The Hindu. Niranjan’s travelogue was also published in a well know travel and culture website.
Neelima is an offbeat and adventure travel enthusiast. She does not travel to the usual destinations and wishes to unravel the lesser known places in India. Neelima has trekked widely in the Himalayas, the Western Ghats has also done a little of cycling through these mountains.
Her trip to Ladakh in 2008 turned her into an irreversible travel addict and has been travelling since then. ‘Travel with Neelima’ is a blog about her adventures, offbeat places that she has visited, few guides and a whole lot of photo-essays. Also, do expect insane amounts of Himalaya and the Western Ghats love on this blog.
The face behind ‘Travel Tales from India’, Mridula Dwivedi has a passion for travel. Her blog was honoured as the ‘best travel Indi blog’ at the India Weblog Awards in 2007. It has also been applauded by the BBC and the Guardian. Along with her job as an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at Gurgaon.
Nominated for Indian blogger awards, Lakshmi is a well-known Indian travel blogger through her blog. She flits across the world but her heart remains in the little villages and temples of India. With her hunger to write and travel, Lakshmi’s writing is insightful and helpful.
She quit her 12-year-old corporate life and took travelling as her discovered passion. An offbeat traveler who has a tryst to find hidden temples and villages which are not found on any map. Check out Lakshmi’s travel blog.