Top 7 Indian Travel Bloggers to keep a tab on in 2016

What if someone told you to pack your bags, get an open-ended ticket to anywhere you want and fly away?

Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?

In today's world, more and more people are being bitten by the troublesome little travel bug. It causes an insatiable desire to wander to far off places, never to stop and the addiction never dwindles. But the one thing on everyone's mind is how to fund their trip. Everyday hundreds of people search on the internet 'how to travel the world for free' or 'how to travel and get paid'. Out of the limited options available, the most rewarding is being a travel blogger as writing about your travel experiences makes you relive them, only with more emotions.

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 viguor that the reader's intrigue is piqued. This is what makes a good blogger.

Here is a list of Indian bloggers who have perfected this craft-

Shivya Nath-

A girl who is not afraid to step out of her comfort zone, Shivya Nath has inspired thousands with her stories. She grew up in a protective Indian family in Dehradun and used to wonder what lay beyond the mountains she could see from her roof. She quit her job at the age of 23 and left her house to make the world her home. She travels the world, writes about her trysts with nature and people in her blog- The Shooting star (link). She calls the road her home and likes to travel to places which seldom have been written about. This nomadic life is what she always wanted for herself and now she is living her dream.

Read on to find out how she funds her travels around the world by blogging-

2. Ajay Jain

In the summer of 2007, Ajay took a trip to Kunzum La pass in Lahaul Spiti, and since then there is no looking back. This amazing trip turned out an inspiration and he started a travel blog named Kunzum. With an engineering degree, Ajay is one of the top travel bloggers in India along with a passionate photographer. His main objective of the blog is to provide all kinds of travel information to the travelers. Along with many famous books and an e magazine, he also runs Kunzum Travel Cafe in Hauz Khas in Delhi. As you enter this cafe, you will be impressed with the ambience of the place. You can easily hang around at this place , meet travel minded people over a cup of coffee and pay whatever you feel like! Have a look at the blog.

3. Lakshmi Sharath

Giving up a corporate job of 15 years, Lakshmi now is a successful and India’s one of the famous travel bloggers. She has travelled to 5 continents by now and her heart still resides in the unexplored villages and temples in India. She is an avid traveler as well as an explorer. Nothing can stop her from exploring the world, and this spirit of her makes her one of the most successful travel bloggers in India. She is also an inspiration to all the women solo travelers who wish to travel the world! Here is the link to the blog:

4. Charukesi Ramadurai

With 13 years of travelling to around 29 countries and 20 Indian states, there is no stopping for Charukesi. She targets to travel to 50 countries by the time she turns 50!

Cool. Isn’t it? Charukesi is freelance travel writer whose stories have been published in BBC Travel, Conde Nast Traveller, The Hindu and many more. Charukesi is one of the inspiration for all the travelers to look upto, she has a blog named Itchy Feet. Istanbul, Prague and Ladakh being her favourites, she love road trips.For her complete blog do visit here:

5. Siddhartha Joshi

Famously known as Sid The Wanderer, Siddhartha Joshi is a Pune-based industrial designer who started blogging in 2010 and now brings out the best travel-stories. Be it his travel stories from North-eastern India or Jordan, his blogs never fail to amaze. He also runs a project called "Tell Me Your Dream" where he captures the simplicity of hopes and dreams of people. Read on into the dreams of people from Juna Bazaar in his blog- Street Photography In Pune - Dreams From Juna Bazaar

6. Sankara

A former IT guy, Sankara started blogging in 2009 and we suggest that you keep a tab on him in 2016. His blogs and photographs have been all over, some of them were even featured in the National Geographic Traveller India Magazine. With one of the most practical travel tips, his blog is a saviour for anyone who wants to know anything about traveling. Read on to know how to travel on a budget here.

7. Mridula Dwivedi

She has a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur and in 2015, she quit her job to travel all around the world. Mridula Dwivedi started blogging in 2005 and her travel blog is a medley of honest opinion, travel tips and stories. Some of them have also been featured in BBC, The Guardian and National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. Read on her blog on Dress Code for Women in Bhutan- In Pictures

We hope you are inspired enough after reading about these successful bloggers from India who did whatever it took to travel the world and made sure they get paid for it!If you think you too are leading a mundane life, you should brush up your creative skills, unleash the traveler in you, and set on the journey you have always wanted to. 

Crafted By, Prachi, Shraddha, Sid