Get Inspire to travel from Indian womentravel influencers
India is a middle-of-the-road country, where women's safety is oftena massive concern. Many women aren't allowed to or are afraid to leave theirown homes, and the very idea of solo women travellers is absurd in Indiansociety. However, we do have proof that we live in a slowly progressingcountry. More and more people are choosing to travel full time than rather sitat a desk day in and day out. The best part is that many of these people arestrong, independent women who will not let the patriarchy hold them down.
Right from backpacking across India to hitch-hiking in anothercountry altogether, here are 10 solo women travel influencers from India whowill inspire you to give up your fears and live every day like it were yourlast.
Shivya Nath is a small-town girl who always dreamt of travelling.She grew up in a protective family who were cautious to let her travel. Afterhigh school, she studied in Singapore for her graduation and then got a job atthe Singapore Tourism Board. The work taught her so much about travel, but shewas tired of the corporate environment. After quitting her job at the age of23, she starts travelling around the world for over 2 years. Today, she haslived with a Mayan community in Guatemala, swam with sharks off the East Coastof Malaysia, and has even been featured by travel giants, BBC and NationalGeographic Traveller India
Lakshmi is a notable writer, content specialist, photographer, andmedia professional, who have made quite a name for herself in the media circle.She worked hard for over 15 years when she realized she wanted to travel anddiscover the world. She did just that and has covered over 25 countries and anumber of India's most well-kept secrets in the last few years. She began herblog "Travel with Lakshmi" in 2005, which has gone on to win many accoladesincluding India's best travel blog of the year from Indibloggies.
Anuradha is another example of how you can break away from themonotony of a corporate life to live the way you'd like to. She worked in ITfor over 12 years but then decided to give it all up and travel the world. It'sbeen 10 years since she gave up her job and she's covered 15 countries all overthe globe. Her blog has gotten plenty of attention from media and she doesn'tplan on stopping anytime soon.
After 7 long years of working in the hospitality industry, RutaviMehta decided to take a break and went backpacking around Europe. That's whenshe was bitten by the travel bug and it has changed her life. She started herown travel blog "Photo Katha", where she puts up her best photographs andstories of her travels. She loves adventure and recently trekked up to EverestBase Camp and gone on a 'Rickshaw Run', where she raced an auto rickshaw fromJaisalmer to Shillong. She also believes in making a change, which is why shevolunteers to teach children for about 2 months in a year in Ladakh.
Mridula is one of the more experienced travellers on this list withover 18 years of travel under her belt. She started her own blog "Travel Tales fromIndia and Abroad" way back in 2005 and never stopped travelling. She did a PhDfrom IIT, Kanpur and worked as a professor, until May 2016 when she quit for travellingfull time. In her many years, she has covered 26 countries and hopes to one dayvisit them again. Some of her favourite travel memories, photographs and herlove for metro travel can be seen on her blog. The website has garnered quite alot of attention, even being featured by BBC and the Guardian.
Parnashree describes herself as a curious girl who first fell inlove with travel as a child watching the television. She worked as a photoeditor for years with the thirst to travel growing in her every day. It was2009 when she took her own trip to Mukteshwar in Uttarakhand that everythingchanged. Today she's traveled across 14 states and over 10 countries and haseven participated the show "Nano Drive With MTV", where she covered five statesin 21 days across 5000 km in a Tata Nano.
Based out of Mumbai, Arti loves travelling with her role model, herdad. She considers herself to be a spiritual person and believes in inspiringfellow travellers like herself. Her descriptive stories have won several awardsand have been featured in a number of massive publications. This has helped hervisit the countries of her dreams, including Japan and Australia.
Archana is as interesting as they come! She was a Brand Strategist,who decided to break away and become a travel journalist. She fell in love withtravel in 2014, when she took a trip to Ladakh, where she travelled alone afterthe trip she signed up for was cancelled. Today loves travelling to offbeatdestinations and become an award-winning public speaker and writer.
Deepika was a communications professional who gave up her job in2015 to travel full time. Today, she works as a consultant to fund her numeroustrips around the country and globe. She has travelled to five countries andnumerous destinations in India in the last five years. She dreams of one dayquitting her career full time, so she can become a vagabond.
Ruby Singh is a full-time engineer, based out of Lucknow who's beensharing her stories with the world from the moment she began travelling. It'sbeen around 2 years since she began her blog "Life And It's Experiments", whereshe shares all of her favourite stories. Her favourite stories include her trekto the Valley of Flowers and her visit to the Rann of Kutch.
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