While a lot is talked about safety of women in India, there are many out there who dare to venture alone. Each of them has several wise words to share, which they do on their respective blogs. They write about their travel adventures, which are absolutely inspiring. In a country where freedom of women is at stake and where so many politicians blame women for the injustice they suffer, there are these women, who globetrot alone and bring back awe-inspiring tales. In a country like India, which personifies unity in diversity, walking in a woman’s shoes is difficult, let alone solo travelling, so we must say these travel bloggers are praiseworthy. They certainly had to break several social norms to be who they are today! As we gear up for Women’s Day celebrations, we have listed down 10 such Indian female travel bloggers, who are truly motivational.
1. Shivya Nath
At the age of 23, Shivya Nath quit her corporate job to travel the world. Having spent her childhood in Dehradun, she always wondered what lay beyond the mountains. After graduating in Singapore, Shivya landed a job with the Singapore Tourism Board, where she started following the journey of travel bloggers across the world. In 2011, she took a 2 month sabbatical and went flash- packing across Western Europe. Well, this travel break encouraged Shivya to quit her job and begin travelling through countries.
Blog link: http://the-shooting-star.com/
2. Amrita Das
Amrita Das quit her full time job in 2014 to become a full-time traveler. She has travelled across 20 states in India and has explored Nepal, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, Indonesia and Paris. You ought to check her blog for more interesting inputs!
Blog link: http://travellingidesofmarch.com/
3. Renuka Singh
Writing comes naturally to Renuka Singh and after reading one of her posts, trust us you will be hooked onto her blog for hours. Renuka loves to travel and click photographs. She prefers solo travelling or with people who are as curious as her. Her blog posts are amazing and will leave you lost for words. So, visit her blog, and feel motivated this Women’s Day!
Blog link: http://www.renuka-voyagerforlife.com/
4. Lakshmi Sharath
Lakshmi Sharath is a media professional, traveler, travel writer and a photographer. She has been blogging in the travel space since 2005. She has won several accolades. She featured in the UK’s list of 100 international travellers in 2014. Her travel stories will encourage you to take a trip, right away!
Blog link: www.lakshmisharath.com/
5. Charukesi Ramadurai
Charukesi Ramadurai is a freelance writer. She has been travel blogging for 11 years, and has travelled across 20 Indian states and 24 countries. She writes about a variety of subjects apart from travelling.
Blog link: charukesi.com/itchyfeet/
6. Mridula Dwivedi
Mridula Dwivedi is known for her travel blog, across the globe. She also writes for Gonomad and one can get hooked to her writings at either of the sites. Travel Tales from India dates back to 2005.
Blog link: http://traveltalesfromindia.in/
7. Anuradha Shankar
Anuradha Shankar is a homemaker, mother, traveller and a freelance writer… However, she didn’t always want to be a traveller. Anuradha has completed her Masters in Physics and had enrolled for Ph. D. And while she was still exploring options, she got married. But that didn’t put an end to her travel adventures. You must check her blog to know her full story.
Blog link: http://anushankarn.blogspot.in/
8. Ankita Sinha
Ankita Sinha quit her IT job to travel and then started her own blog in November 2011. She has travelled to 24 states in India and over 13 countries across the globe. Her blog is a personalized stylish travel and adventure blog. She puts up interesting videos along with her articles which give you details about the place.
Blog link: http://www.ankionthemove.com/
9. Neelima Vallangi
Neelima Vallangi describes herself as an offbeat and adventure travel enthusiast. One look at her blog, and you couldn’t agree more. It was a trip to Ladakh that turned Neelima into a travel addict. By the age of 30, she wants to have set foot in all Indian states and Union territories. So far, she has travelled to 20 states and UTs. Apart from being an awesome writer, Neelima has also received awards in photography.
Blog link: http://www.travelwithneelima.com/
10. Ruchika Vyas
Ruchika Vyas is has a different tale to tell. She didn’t quit her full time job to begin travel blogging. But instead blogging is an extension of her primary job. On her blog, one can choose from tabs such as food and drinks, light reading, travel tidbits and more. It’s quite an interesting one, we must say!
Blog link: http://www.travellerstories.com/
Special Mention: Though this post is dedicated to Indian female travel bloggers, I couldn’t help but mention Rachel whose blog is called Hippie in Heels. Though she isn’t an Indian blogger, her blog is a lot about India, and travelling of course. Currently, Rachel is in Goa, and has been in India for 2 years. Do check her blog as it’s really fascinating.
Blog Link: http://hippie-inheels.com/
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Photos Credit: Each blogger’s respective blog