In an age of wanderers, it’s not uncommon to hear someone profess their love for travel. But how many of your colleagues or friends have made a career out of traveling? Not many? Here’s a list of top Delhi travel bloggers whom wanderers follow for travel hacks and ideas. Planning to travel soon? These resourceful travel enthusiasts could have the answers to all of your questions. Regardless of whether you’re a recluse who prefers ecotourism getaways or if you’re a city soul who enjoys soaking up some culture, these bloggers’ write-ups have exciting ideas to explore.
Here’s a list of Delhi’s best travel bloggers in no particular order
1. Lakshmi Sharath – The versatile wanderer
If you read Lakshmi’s posts such as the ones on Time travel to a world without internet or phones, or Bird watching in Goa on a cruise, you’ll see that she indulges in many nature-focused experiences. But you’ll also find travel hacks such as lists of the cheapest flights between Australia and India, and notes on luxury hotels in Jaipur on her blog. Lakshmi’s involvement in the travel community is deep, as you’ll see in her careful curation of Twitter conversation threads and associations with tourism boards of various countries such as Australia, South Africa, Denmark, Seychelles, Singapore Malaysia, India and more.
2. Prasad Np – The off-roading explorer
If you’re a history buff who enjoys heritage walks, you’ll find travel routes of historical significance on this desi traveler’s blog. With categories dedicated to Holy Towns and Temples, and many states in India, Prasad covers a wide range of travel destinations and paths of religious importance. You’ll also find stories of his adventurous road trips down winding roads in deep forests where he discovers jungle goddesses, weaver birds and ancient songs carved in stone. If you own a vehicle and are passionate about weekend getaways around your city, Prasad’s blog is one to explore.
3. Mridula Dwivedi – The adventure seeker
Mridula Dwivedi may say she has a love/fear relationship with adventure, but she has willingly conquered her fear repeatedly to bring readers exciting reads about Flyboarding in Thailand, Helmet Diving and Cliff Jumping in the Philippines and more. Apart from tales for adrenaline addicts, Mridula also covers invaluable hacks such as information on how to apply for a Russian Visa from IFS Delhi, Dress Code for Women in Oman, and how to book holidays on your own. She also has the occasional post on must-experience travel activities in different destinations and reviews of specific hotels all over the world.
4. Arun Bhat – The trekking photographer
If there’s one travel blogger who’s spent an extensive amount of time on ice, it’s Arun Bhat. Having trekked in popular destinations in the Himalayas, Leh-Ladakh and less-hyped destinations such as the Chadar Trek in Zanskar, he’s also led photography treks in Iceland, Lahaul and Spiti, and more. His love for photography of birds and wildlife also shines through on his blog, with stunning photographs of the Black Kit, the Rose Ringed Parakeet and the Yak. If you’re a fan of travel storytelling, you’ll find great moments captured beautifully on Arun’s blog.
5. Shivya Nath – The experiential nomad
Featured on National geographic Travel, TEDx, BBC and more, Shivya Nath quit her corporate job four years ago and turned into a full-time travel blogger. Having sold her home and possessions and travel to countries in Africa, Australia and Europe, Shivya truly embodies the term wanderlust. She has stories about discovering wilderness, sailing seas and experiencing culture in Mauritius, island legends and songs from Seychelles, restaurants in (and around) Adelaide for vegetarians and unforgettable moments in South Australia. If you’re a truly immersive traveler, you’ll enjoy reads on her blog.
6. G Nivedith – The gastronome globetrotter
If you’re looking for great places to eat when traveling, Nivedith has destinations to explore in India and abroad. Witn in-depth reviews of restaurants in various travel destinations and local eateries in bangalore, Chennai and more, Nivedith covers the cuisine indulgence part of your travel planning. Nivedith also reviews the stayback experience in luxury hotels such as grand Mercure, Oasia Novena and Shangri La in top holiday destinations such as Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. Apart from stays and cuisine, Nivedith also alerts his audience about special events such as Raj Bhavan, Karnataka being opened to Public in August.
Travel with Neelima – The wilderness enthusiast
Readers can experiences hikes, beaches and forests as Neelima delves deep into them on her blog. With truly offbeat and “untouched” destinations, Neelima deals often crosses paths with tribals and locals who share fascinating and enriching traditions. Incidentally, Neelima doesn’t only share travel experiences but also shares fun facts about the terrain and geographies in which she’s traveling. If you are interested in seeing rare Aryan villages, want to learn how to prepare to walk on ice at subzero temperatures or need ideas on offbeat places to visit in India, Neelima’s blog is the perfect place for research.
8. Venkat Ganesh – The motorbiking excursionist
If you love motorbiking and travel, you’ll love Venkat Ganesh’s blog. From the best travel routes by road to Goa, 6 month long road-trips across India, to international motorbiking trips in destinations like Vietnam, Venkat has a wide repertoire of motorbiking adventures for enthusiasts. Apart from writing about riding experiences, he also has pieces dedicated to creepy buildings, dreamy beaches and stunning valleys that he visits along the way. If you’re looking for travel inspiration, you may also enjoy the story of how he traded his comfortable corporate job for a life of travel and adventure.
9. Nisha & Vasu – The solo-traveling duo
A solo-backpacking veteran, Nisha has traveled alone to 20+ countries, being featured on the Hindu, Trip Advisor and other publications. Her partner in crime Vasu is just as accomplished a traveller, having checked off several destinations of his own. On Lemonicks, you can find a diverse collection of experiences from backpacking stories to riding trains to offbeat destinations, visiting Switzerland in the winter and witnessing Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Mumbai. The blog covers both luxurious experiences at fancy stays and budget travel advice for backpackers.
10. Sankara – The culture aficionado
A bit of a linguist, Sankara picks up words of languages spoken in the places to which he travels. His blog posts curate enchanting local and cultural experiences that you could indulge in if you’re the type of person who likes soaking-up local culture. A well-travelled blogger, Sankara’s posts also focus on budget travel and managing finances to get the best vacations at low cost. Sankara occasionally also writes about visa processes, budget honeymoon destinations, motorcycling destinations and weekend getaways, to assist wanderers in narrowing-down on the best experience based on their preferences.