Women on the road: 33 Inspirational Female travelers From India

Routines are failing, stereotypes are breaking and Indian women are traveling! Defying prejudices and over-coming boundaries, these 33 amazing female travelers from India are heading out to explore the world and embarking upon life-transforming journeys. These modern Indian women are debunking presumptions and challenging a patriarchal driven society by following their passion to travel, solo or otherwise.  Coming from diverse backgrounds from all around the country they share their stories of how they started traveling and where their love for travel has taken them.

 

Suman Doogar:

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“I started travelling 5 years ago, the reason being that I didn’t have anything else to do and travelling seemed like a process of finding myself. I have done a few solo trips and also traveled with strangers and that’s how I met my husband in Kasol.  I am a psychology teacher by profession and utilize all the holidays by travelling. A few years back I started a small trekking group called Nomadic shoes where in I took people for treks to Himachal Pradesh.

Wanderlust has taken me to Ladakh. Kashmir,Manali, Vashist, Gulaba and Solang Valley, Kheerganga, Kasol and Tosh, Hamta, Jalori and Shojha, Gurshaini and Saho, Kasar Devi and Almora, Nainitaal, Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Mcleodganj and Jogiwara, Dalhousie, Varanasi and Sarnath, Amritsar and Wagha border, Chandrataal, Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela, Neemrana and pataudi, Jaipur, Sambhar Salt Lake, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Khudi sand dunes, Puri and Konark, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Rajasthan,Padamanabhapuram, Shimla, Goa, Bangalore, Mumbai, Gangtok and Dzongu,Sikkim, Shilong, Guwahati, Meghalaya, Gorubathan, WB, Chamba. Khajuraho, MP, Orchha,MP, Rishikesh, ParasharLake,HP, Nepal, Agra, Pachmari,MP, Rameshwaram, Varkala, Kovalam, Mount Abu, Deegha and Kolkata.”

Blog: https://nomadicshoesblog.wordpress.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomadicshoes/

Raksha Nagaraj:

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“Coming from a typical Indian background, travel was not something that I had explored while growing up. I was introduced to travel by my friend Rahul, about a decade ago, when I started working. My love for travel was not instantaneous, it was a gradual growth. The more I traveled, I realized that I was born to travel and I enjoyed visiting new places and meeting people from different cultures. Now, I am at a stage where I can definitely claim that I am a travel addict. I have traveled to about 18 countries and the countdown has begun for my 19th country. The countries I have visited so far includes; Mauritius, Thailand, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Indonesia, USA, Canada, India (of course my home country), Sri Lanka, Nepal, Hong Kong, Macau, and Vietnam.”

 

Website: www.solopassport.com

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/solopassport/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/solopassport

 

Ayandrali Dutta:

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“A wanderer by passion, wordsmith by profession, I travel for travel’s sake as the great affair is to move on. My “Hakunamatata” state keeps me going in this mad world. Not quite sure how it was started but yes my first trip was at the age of 2 and I guess it was all then when the bug bit me and took its own sweet time to grow and spread it wings. I have been to Manali, Kasol, Mcleodganj, Kashmir, Leh Bikaner, Shimla, Santiniketan, Tirthan, Rishikesh, Jaiselmer, Churu, Khuri, Bijnor, Udaipur, Jaipur, Pondicherry, Hampi, Chikmanglur, Kolkata, Amsterdam, Paris and Prague.”

 

Blog : http://www.wanderlustcraving.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaa.blah__nari/

 

Rachneet Matharu

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“I am Rachneet, a 22 year old engineering student, from the beautiful Punjab. Three years ago I realized that I had a traveler in me who yearned to see new places. meet new people and taste new flavors. I had turned 21 ,when for the first time I packed my bags and left for a solo trip. I ended up at McLeod Ganj, the place which will stay close to my heart. I went with a chaotic mind and returned home with immense love for mountains and a balance in my emotions.

Travelling started when doubts of all kinds arouse and mundane life started nettling me. I have immense love for the mountains which led to me to beautiful places in Himachal like McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Naddi, Dharamkot, Triund, Kareri village, Chamba, Bharmour, Baijnath, Palampur, Dalhousie, Barog, Kangra, Solan, Kasauli, Dholanji. I backpacked around Kinnaur and visited Sangla valley – Chitkul, Rakchham and Sarahan, Shimla. Other than that, the aura of Uttarakhand, especially Haridwar, Rishikesh and Mussorie soothed my heart in a number of ways. Other times, life led me to wander around and explore Mumbai, Delhi, Agra and a short visit to Gwalior. In West Bengal, the city of joy Kolkata will remain my most favorite city.”

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachneet.m/

 

Kunjal Karaniya

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“I am a travel nut, passionate photographer, blogger, journalist and a dreamer! Always up for exploring new places in search of exciting experiences. Google maps, DSLR and walking shoes are perfect match for me. A new destination, unforgettable journey and an unusual experience, is always on the charts for me.

My love for travel has taken me to Nepal, Srilanka, Thailand, Greece, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Dubai, UK, Austria, Amsterdam, France, Binsar, Jim Corbett, Kausani, Ranikhet (Uttarakhand); Kashmir, Jammu, Shimla, Manali, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kumbalgarh (Rajasthan); Wayanad (Kerela); Coorg, Kabini (Karnataka); Hyderabad, Kutch (Little & Greater); Dwarka (Gujarat); Varanasi; Punjab; Haryana;Chandigarh; Delhi; Mumbai (ofcourse); many places in maharashtra ( Kihim, Igatpuri, Malshej, Goa, Pune etc) ; trek to Dudhsagar, Lohgad, Visapur etxc) and few more.”

Blog: http://karaniyakunjal.blogspot.in/

Instagram :https://www.instagram.com/unplugged_moments/

 

Divyakshi Gupta:

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“Travel came to me from my parents, who love road trips and have traveled a lot themselves! Spending childhood summer vacations with my maternal grandparents in Himachal added fuel to the wanderlust. I have travelled extensively in India.

Covered the North and West completely and a bit of south and central. The east is yet to be explored! My favourite destinations in India: Rajasthan : the whole of it!, Himachal: For its sheer beauty especially Manali, Punjab: for the food, Valparai: hidden gem of the South, Konkan : for the greenery, Uttarakhand for the hills, Goa beyond beaches, Gujarat for its colours, Karnataka coast for its temples and greenery, Kanchipuram: food and temple architecture.

 

Abroad I have travelled to Italy and Dubai.”

Blogwww.quirkywanderer.com

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/divsigupta/

 

Dipthi Divakar

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“Like many, traveling has been my passion however I got very busy with the routine of life. Zillion plans were made in the past few years but every time it would get scraped either for financial reasons or friends backing out.

Two years ago, I had the money but no one to travel with, but in an impulse I bought my tickets to Bali. I spent a week by myself and it was glorious. The freedom was intoxicating. I slowly eased into traveling alone and since then I’ve traveled solo to many destinations – Thailand, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Varkala, Palolem, Hampi and Vietnam in less than a month.

Every destination I’ve been to has a great story so it’s hard to pick a favorite. Although, I must say Portugal surprised me delightfully. I went with least expectation, but was blown by its beauty, people, culture, and food. It’s an amalgamation of old world charm and modernism.

Now I get why it’s touted as one of the underrated cities in Europe.”

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dipthid/

 

Sunitha Pai

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“My earliest memories of travel has been with my parents. My dad loves to travel. But back then trying to support the family, running his business and checking out my school holidays, he would plan trips for us every year. He always told me, “The more you read, the more you travel, the better you become.” I had already pretty much covered most of the North and South of India with my parents. But it was more often the temple kind of visits or just doing the touristy places. The real passion of  travelling like a traveller came out in me since my marriage.

I was lucky enough that my husband also turned out to have a passion for travelling. So most of the time now, we decide on a place together and I plan the rest  of the itinerary like accommodation, places to visit etc. with the help of his constant inputs. I would like to list out the names of the places that we both have covered as a couple as they happen to be fresh on my memory as well  the real travel than travelling with the cushion and luxuries provided by my parents- Ooty, Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Mathura, Amristar, Shimla, Varkala, Shirdi, Coorg, Kodaikanal, Goa, Hampi, Paris, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Rome, Brussels, Amsterdam, Mysore, Alleppey.”

Instagramwww.instagram.com/sunitha_pai

 

Seema Shetty:

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“I have been lucky to work in a company that involves a lot of traveling and in the last ten years it has taken me to the most beautiful white sand beaches, to the awe struck mountains in the world. From USA – (including Alaska, Hawaii), Canada to the other end of Europe.

Every country or city had its own unique charm and story to tell. I have tried all local cuisines and beverages of the countries that I have been. I believe in the saying “Enjoy any place like a local”

Today I can proudly say that I am well traveled because I have been to almost 40 countries and about 102 cities in the world.

The places I have traveled are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UK (United Kingdom),USA (United States of America),United Arab Emirates and Vatican City.”

 

Malvika Mayur:

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“I started to travel started when I was 21, while doing my masters in Pune, and met friends from different parts of the country. I got to know how people travel, various ways of traveling, why they travel, their culture, food, people and that got me interested. I started taking short trips with friends, but ended up liking going in a set of two. I avoid too many heads while traveling.

 Also, fortunately found a job in a travel company which hopefully takes me to a whole lot of places I dream of going to.

Kashmir, Vaishnidevi, Ladakh, Shimla, Manali, Parvati Valley (Kasol, Tosh, Pulga, Malana, Kheerganga), Dharamshala, McCleodganj (Triund), Dehradun, Mussourie, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Pune, Mumbai, Nashik, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Lonavala, Khandala, Igatpuri, Saputara, Daman, Silvassa, Goa, Hyderabad, Hampi, Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry, Bandipur, Mudumalai, Ooty, Coonoor, Kotagiri. Himalayan Treks – Hampta Pass, Manali and Har-ki-dun, Uttarakhand and Internationally I’ve been to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Oman.”

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Ritika Varshaney

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Travel for me started with three very very simple things- reading, spending hours watching Travel & Living and parents that made sure I started really young. The need and yearning to explore new cultures, read, see and experience their history & architecture along with nature has been unquenchable. While I don’t think solo travel is my thing, my family is just as enthusiastic about travel as are some of my friends and each trip has been pretty memorable. Here are the destinations that I have been to in no particular order:

Dharamshala, McLeod in Himachal Pradesh; Amritsar; Chandigarh; Delhi; Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur in Rajasthan; Agra; Rajkot, Vadodara, Gir Forest in Gujarat; Goa; Aurangabad; Chennai and Pondicherry; Bangalore, Bandhipur Tiger Reserve and Mysore in Karnataka; Hyderabad; Ooty, Kodaikanal and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu; Kerala. Dubai; Singapore; Nepal; South Africa; Paris in France; Innsbruck and Tyrol in Austria; Switzerland; Rome, Pisa and a bit of Florence in Italy; Vatican City; Liechtenstein.:

Bloghttps://ritikav21.wordpress.com/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/cat_womaniya/

 

 

Yogini Patil

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“Newfound freedom, zeal to explore & adventure on mind – pretty much sums me up when I said ‘yes’ to my biker friends on joining for a biking trip to Ladakh, without pausing to think even for a second. This was way back in 2007, when the place was still pristine and an unconventional destination. It wasn’t the starting point of my wanderlust as I had started trekking and traveling much before that. But biking and exploring the exotic Himalayan beauty for 15 days, pitching tents by the tsos, laughing with the simple mountain people & being able to live in the moment – was definitely a turning point in my life. I fell hopelessly in love with the Himalayas! The powerful feeling of belongingness makes me go back to the mountains every year.

Being a child to traveler parents, I think I have it my genes – the love & yearning for travel. This love has made me travel to many wonderful places. Some were touristy and some totally offbeat. I have traveled solo sometimes & most times with friends. I feel fortunate to have been able to explore many destinations in India and a few abroad including: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dubai, Phuket & Bangkok.”

Blog: http://travelandhappiness.co.in/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.bombay.girl/

 

Amulya Kumar:

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“Love for travelling was instilled in me by my father who is an avid traveler himself. He always made it a point to make time for family vacations at least once a year in spite of his hectic schedules. And even today, he never says no to my travel plans. He probably gets angry when I go out late with friends, but I’ve never got a negative response from him for a travel plan! Thanks to him, I’ve covered cities in most states in India (North East is completely unexplored as of now). Oh and yes, thanks to my family that loves to travel, I’ve traveled to 10 countries by the age of 26 – Singapore, Britain, France, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Vienna, Czech Republic, Poland and Switzerland. My sister and I started doing trips without my parents only since last year and in spite of being young girls travelling, I’ve received nothing but support from my travel loving parents!”

 

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/amulyakumar/

 

Divya Shetty

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“They say “Once the travel bug bites you there is no known antidote and i know that i shall be happily infected until the end of life.”

I couldn’t agree more. I was working in the animation field before i quit my job and started freelancing. But because of my dads transferable job i was introduced to travel at a very young age. I started travelling extensively when i passed out of college and then there was no looking back.

My travels continued even after marriage thanks to a supportive husband.  Mumbai, Pune, Lonavala, Mahableshwar, Diveagar, Ganpatipule, Goa,  Rajasthan, Agra, Sikkim , Hyderabad, Mangalore, Coorg , Bangalore. Maldives , Dubai , Thailand, Muscat (Oman) , Switzerland and Liechtenstein.”

 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/s.divya22/

 

Drashti Buch:

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“I am an advertising professional who earlier thought ”travelling is only for lucky people who are free”, until life drove me towards a drastic point of frustration and my boss told me just casually ”start leaving early from work and take a break”.

At which point I realized, I was self obsessing with work and imaginary problems that would crop up if I took a day off!. After that, since 2013 I have tried to travel once in every three months. And in the process covered the following places – a mix of wildlife, hillstations, unseen parts of cities etc.

It’s an addiction now. Truly, madly, deeply: Rann of Kutch, Goa, Delhi, Ranthambhore, Tadoba Andhari, Rajasthan, Coorg ,Yercaud, Mahabaleshwar, Kozhikode, Orissa, Himachal (dalhousie, khajjiyar, chamba) and Agra.”

 

Prachi Kulkarni

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“I managed to score a job that allows me to travel and observe cultures. I am penning down the place I traveled for pleasure and work. (I am not mentioning the big city travel, since all of us go there anyway, these are small villages, regions a bit away from the regular hush hush)

Changthang, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Zanskar, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rupin Pass, Himachal Pradesh: , Kaman Aman Setu, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Tarkarli, Maharashtra, Hampi, Karnataka, Kunjpura, Haryana: Indian Military Academy, Dehradoon, Uttrakhand: Nathu La Pass, Sikkim: Channi Churani, Chakrata, Uttarakhand.”

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perkschirps/

 

Joanna Lobo

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“I started travelling late in life, midway through my 20s. I did it mostly to get people off my back about marriage. While the world around me was getting married and having babies, I wanted to also keep busy doing something that I considered worthwhile, that I looked forward to, that cost money but left me with a lifetime of memories, that allowed me to escape the mundanes my life had become and that changed my perspective about life.

The reason there are so many clichés about travel is because they are all true. I do think I am a better person because I travel and it is not just because I have a passport-full of stories to narrate at happy hour!

I have traveled to Ooty, Coorg, Hampi, Pondicherry, Delhi, Calcutta, Kasol, Manali, Shimla, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Macau, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. “

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/readysetjo/

 

Neha Sharma

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“Professionally, I am a Software Engineer working with Oracle, an IT company in Mumbai. I consider myself quite lucky to be born in a family that enjoys travelling and understands the importance of it. Hence, as a kid I have traveled extensively with my family within India. But the travel bug bit me hard in 2011 when I decided to go on a Gujarat road trip with my childhood friends. After that trip there was no looking back. I started travelling more frequently. Travelling is undoubtedly the best detox for my body and soul. When I am not travelling, I am either planning trips or writing about them on my blog.

Within India I have travelled to Jammu, Kashmir, Himachal, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand(Rishikesh & Haridwar), Rajasthan(Shekhawati Region, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mout Abu, Chittorgarh, Pushkar, Ajmer & Ranthambore),Gujarat(Kutch, Bhuj, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara), Uttar Pradesh(Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Mathura , Vrindawan, Agra), Karnataka(Banglore, Mysore & Coorg), Madhya Pradesh(Jabalpur,Bandhavgarh, Amarkantak & Indore),Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Delhi, Mahabalipuram, Daman, Pondicherry & quite extensively in Maharashtra. Internationally I have travelled to Nepal, Malaysia and Bhutan.”

Blog : http://nehasharmahere.blogspot.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nehas225/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LifeNeedsAHoliday/?fref=ts

 

Roota Choksi

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“I work as a software developer on my day job and become a writer/dreamer/wander-luster by night which leads to me planning impromptu trips , mostly to the mountains , this way making my dream of travelling the world come true one experience at a time.

I have been travelling as a kid with my mom and dad. They are both travel junkies and partly responsible for my wanderlust. We have traveled so much of India together and done a couple of high altitude treks in the Himalayas. It’s in the genes. The Purple Backpack is about all my love for travel and inspiring others to lead a life of travel and sharing the joy. My wanderlust has taken me to Switzerland – Zurich , Lucerne , Mount Pilatus , Rhinefalls, Greece – Athens , Santorini, Italy – Rome , Venice , Milan, Netherlands – Amsterdam, Kashmir, Andaman Nicobar Islands, Maharashtra – all hill stations, Himachal Pradesh – Bir , Khajiyar , Mcleodganj , Dharamshala , Kasol , Triund , Kangra, Karnataka – Nilgiris , Mysore, Tamilnadu – Ooty , Kodaikanal.”

Website : www.roota.in

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/the_purple_backpack/

 

Payal Khakar

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“I did my first international trip when I was 16 and had just given my 10th std exam. It was a trip to Tanzania to my uncle’s place. I traveled with my younger cousin sister and it’s an experience I shall remember always! It motivated me to go for more trips in my teenage. Next trip happened a couple of years later to Melbourne, Australia. Love the landscape! Also I had never seen so much space and such less population.And I knew by then how much I loved travelling and my bucket list was born.

I have been to Dubai, Ladakh, Spiti, London, Sydney, Gold Coast and Kashmir. And not to forget the epic girls trip to Goa.

P.S. My love for Himalayas was increasing at a faster pace than global warming. “

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/payal_122/

 

Niharika Gupta:

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“I didn’t know much about travelling before but surely remember the first time I traveled abroad with my family to Malaysia and Singapore. I was young and still getting exposed to a lot of things but I knew that I wanted to get on a plane again. My addiction for travelling began with those “educational tours” I went on from school. As and when I grew up I started travelling here and there in the city for the confidence I needed to go places by myself. After slogging behind studies and exams I entered an art college and heavily traveled for the next 4 years. My true love for travel sparked when I was standing on an island in Venice, starring at the sunset above the sparkling water and I knew that I wanted to feel this feeling again. Now, travelling is number one on my every months To-Do list. I haven’t traveled around much but just the feeling of leaving the city and coming back with so many stories and experiences was pure bliss. In the recent years, I’ve had a fondness for mountains and nature since my trip to Sri Lanka. I hope that the black dot on my right foot takes me places as it’s literally called the travellers mark. I have been to Venice, Sri Lanka, Milan, Bangkok, Verona, Hampi, Kerala, Khajurao, Jaisalmer, Bikaner.”

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theguptaa/

 

Revathi Gopalakrishnan

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“Traveling for me is not an escape but an opportunity to seek new adventure, experience new things, get lost, take numerous pictures, eat interesting food, make new friends, worry about making the next flight/train/bus on time, getting the budget/plan right, being safe while having the best time of my life and in the process learn a little bit more about myself.

I lived in Singapore for three years and that paved the way for me to travel in and around South East Asia. I’ve been to Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Kuching (Sarawak, Malaysia), East Java (Indonesia), Cambodia and Vietnam. I’ve also traveled to Toronto and Niagara Falls (Canada) and to Dubai (United Arab Emirates). In India I’ve been to Kochi, Wayanad, Trivandrum, Alleppey, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi. “

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themadmuggle/

 

Priyanka Bhattacharya

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“A hippie in the making, a borderline feminist who lives in a rembrandt world. Digital Marketeer, Photographer, English-lover, ardent traveller, reluctant adult…with a craze to wander.

Travelling for me started as a source of escapism but ended up being the best transitional time in my life so much so that I ended up marrying it, changed my entire lifestyle to pursue it and I’m still working on it.

Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Assam, Tangla, Meghalaya, Shillong, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Gangtok, West Bengal,, Kolkata,Siliguri,Malda, Orissa,Bhubaneshwar,Puri, Delhi, Amritsar, Manali,, Keylong,, Leh,, Ladakh,, Vrindavan, Mathura, Baldeo, Gokul,, Rishikesh,, Goa,Gokarna, Pushkar, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Mahabaleshwar, Hyderabad,Khajuraho,, Mumbai, Pune, Kashid,,Haridwar.”

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/priyanka_bhattacharya51/

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Tanvi Angre:

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“My First ever trip was when i was in 5th Std when my school had announced a trip to Goa in Christmas and was very excited that i some how convinced my parents that i am going to GOA with my school friends and then second trip was Ooty, Mysore, Kodaikanal & Bangalore when i was in eighth std. In between that my school had also announced a trek at Himalayas in which my parents did not allow me to as they thought I would not be able to do one. Since then I had a dreams to go for Himalayan Trek and yes i did do that in 2011.  Today I have visited to almost 15 States & one country most ,of them twice and even thrice and I am Proud that I have done a lot of Travelling at such a young age.

My itchy feet have taken me to Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab,  Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Guwahati, Sikkim, Maharashtra and Nepal.”

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tanvi_angre/

 

Chittra Kumar

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“If I get a chance to redo my first trip I would very willingly visit the Jaipur palace, try to do some dune bashing in the deserts of Rajasthan, rush early in the morning to catch sunrise over Taj and build enough stamina to enjoy the mighty glaciers of Gangotri. I joined that trip solely because my friends were there and I had no idea of what travel is all about. That was an eye opener to the ignorant soul that the world is huge and there are plenty of places to visit. From then on it has been an incredible journey! My trips are mostly with travel groups where strangers join in and part as travel buddies. I made some amazing friends through travel and sometimes I plan trips with them. I maintain a journal during my long travels and soon realized it’s time to make them go online.

It has been five years of active travelling and I have covered, Prague, Vienna, Croatia, Ljublana, Buapest, Salzburg, Zagreb, cesky krumlov, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Within India – Bangalore, Hampi, Hassan, belur, Bijapur, Goa, Gokarna, Nashik, Somnath, Ahmedabad, Diu, Gir, Jamnagar, Porbhandar, Bhuj, Little Rann, White Rann, Dwaraka, Jaipur, Udaipur, Delhi, Agra, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Gangotri, Kancheepuram, Allepey, Guruvayur, Ooty, Chennai, Murudeshwar, Kollur, Tadoba and Kabini”

Blog : http://masalabox.co.in/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masalabayblog/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/masalaboxtravel/

 

Purva Damle

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“Loves to live life as it comes, follows the heart. Is always in search of peace. Travelling gives me that piece of peace. Travel is the essence of life and photography is what accessorizes it. Reaching the destiny is equally exciting to me as the road which leads to the same.

Photography and Globe-trotting is an art in itself. I would like to say that it’s a beautiful obsession, giving me time for myself to think and put forward the simple and common thoughts in an unusual way which for me would be the best way possible.  If travelling was free, you surely would find the address column empty.

A believer in instincts. Also, is always ready for hard work and believes it is the only path to success. I have traveled to Maharshtra (Kokan, Hill stations), Rajasthan, Delhi, Kashmir, Tamil Nadu – Kerela – Karnataka (bits and part), Madhya Pradesh (Kanha- pench), Kenya, Tanzania, Bangkok.”

Blog:  https://medium.com/@packup

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drapetomaniacpurva/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purva.damle.photography/

 

Vrushali Bane:

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“I would rather have a Passport full of stamps than a house full of things”, this is something which I have always lived by. My travel journeys began ever since I was a kid. I took my first flight when I was only 6 months old. Family holidays, exploring India was always a part of my summer vacations. I have travelled from the scenic coastal regions of Maharashtra to the magnificent Landscapes in Northern India and also explored the beautiful cities of Southern India. My father travelled a lot and his travel stories always fascinated me. I knew I wanted to travel International like him when I finished Engineering.

I was lucky enough to have found my soul mate who equally shared the passion for travelling. We would often go on Industrial visits to Goa, Delhi, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and other parts of India and always came back wanting for more.

I have been to Delhi, Agra, Punjab, Chandigarh, Indore, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Hyderabad, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Shimla, Manali, Leh Ladakh, Turkey, Belgium, Amsterdam, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Iceland & of course United Kingdom.”

 

Neha Srivastava:

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“For as long as I can remember I have been travelling. I got the travel gene from my late father. I have memories of all my summer holidays being spent in destinations far and wide in India. Travelling abroad was way too expensive and hence out of question, but we more than made up for that by travelling to remote corners of India, doing road trips and long train rides to get to our destination. I remember spending close to two days in a train on the way to the north-east! Travelling is a spiritual journey for me, and a gastronomic one. It’s not about ticking off all the tourist spots but also spending time wandering through alleyways, eating local food, and getting a pulse. I have been lucky enough to find friends who have been as enthusiastic about travel as an experience as I am. You can experience the beauty and diversity of a place only when you travel the distance through it.  It’s hard for me pick my favorite places but a few that I absolutely fell in love with are  Leh, Hampi, McLeodganj, Shillong, Rajasthan, Thailand, Greece, Tasmania, Sydney, and New York.”

Blog: www.chroniclesofafoodoholic.com

Instagram : www.instagram.com/chroniclesofafoodoholic

 

Nikita More:

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“I am a travel lover since my childhood. but my adventure travels on my own started since 2011 and no looking back then after. Each journey was a remarkable that taught me unforgettable life lesson which make me what i am today. 2015 was the beginning of my water adventures from swimming, scuba diving, water rafting, whale diving (swam with 35 sperm whales and around 300 dolphins in Feb 2016 in Srilanka) and followed by Iron Butt ridding challenge of 1000 miles within 24 hours which i participated in last year as a pillion rider and much more. My adventure quest is on, come join me.

I have traveled to London, Hong Kong, Macau, Malayasia, Philipines, Singapore, Indonesia, Srilanka, Dubai, Leh & Ladakh, Mcleodgunj, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Udaipur, Surat, Coorg, Ooty,Chennai,Banaglore,Kolkata (Sunderbans),Haridwar,Delhi,Manali,Goa,Pune,Pondycherry,Panchgani, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Sasan Gir, Dehradun, Jim Corbett, Jammu & Kashmir, Dalhousie.”

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nikitaamore/

 

Deepika Gumaste

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“I am Deepika and well, I am just another traveler! I have been working as a communications consultant for over 5 years now. I belong to a family of nerds and travel lovers and therefore have been given itchy feet genetically. As I entered the fifth year of my professional stint, a minor health scare pushed me to take a forced two month sabbatical. While I started to get myself in the right spirits of health, I decided to stop dreaming about my old and trodden passion for travel and utilize this time to start traveling and share my travel experiences on my blog. Today, I am back at work, but I haven’t given up my travel love.

I now utilize my weekends to fulfill my wanderlust and the rest of my days, I research and plan for my ‘bucket-list sojourns.’ I also freelance with travel companies, blogs, resorts and travel websites to keep my travel fund going! I dream of quitting my career one day, selling off all my possessions and truly be a vagabond someday. I have been to Singapore,Thailand,France,Indonesia,Malayasia,Spain,Italy & Vatican,Bhutan,Sikkim,Meghalaya.”

Blog : http://feetonthemap.com/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/feetonthemap/

 

Pankhti Shah

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“I was brought up in a very small village in Gujarat. I never stepped out of my home since childhood. Traveling was a scary stuff for me from childhood to teenage. I just had a dream cradling in my mind, I wished to explore the world. Since my childhood, I was fascinated towards mountain peaks, lush green valleys, landscapes, rocky terrains, beaches and lonely places. My travel expedition began after my marriage. With support of my husband and parents in law, I started travelling solo.

Rishikesh the city of Yoga was my first travel destination. After my first solo travel experience, I was bold, confident and independent. Until now, I have traveled all major tourist destinations in India. Some of the Indian states I covered are Gujarat, Kashmir, Leh Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Kolkata, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Orissa, Maharashtra, and Punjab.”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crazy-Wanderer-898141633603991/?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrazyPankti

Blog: www.crazywanderer.com

 

Nilanjana Das

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“The quest for knowledge drove me into travelling. The thrill of exploring stranger lands and knowing every little bit of a place has always excited me.

Travelling, for me, is the path for redemption and self-discovery and I have a special bond with the mountains.

 

 

I have been to: Spiti, Kinnaur, Shimla, Darjeeling. I have just started to travel, and there is a lot to cross off from my bucket list.”

 

Ami Bhat

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“I am a post graduate in marketing by qualification and a travel blogger by passion.  I was just a few months old when I moved to Abu Dhabi with my parents. We used to travel to India almost every year to meet the rest of the family and while we were at it, we would take a few short holidays to places nearby. Even when we were in the Gulf, my parents would take short road trips on weekends. I suppose, this is where I got liking for travel. I am known to plan short getaways throughout the year.

I have traveled to over 15 countries and don’t remember how many cities or towns – some of the places that I would like to recall would include Amsterdam, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Rome, Bentota, Bali among the ones abroad and the ones in India include Udaipur, Gokarna, Kovalam, Karwar, Jodhpur etc. These are not in any order but well, just some places that I recall very fondly.”

Blog: http://thrillingtravel.in/

 


 

These amazing women are part of a Facebook group called Globetrotting Girls India, which is a networking space for Indian women who love to travel. This community aims to provide a friendly and inspiring environment where women from all walks of life who love to travel can come together and share their amazing stories as well as empower others to travel better and safer.

How did you start traveling? Where all have you been? Tell us in the comments!



2 thoughts on “Women on the road: 33 Inspirational Female travelers From India”

  • I am a psychology student, doing my Masters from Panjab University. Travelling makes me happy. My parents loves to travel and thats how i was introduced to it. Just the idea of visiting new place and getting to know it would make me happy. Travelling is a blessing, and i wish everyone gets blessed. I hope the traveller mark on my foot takes me places.
    I have travelled to Nainital,Jim Corbet, Manali, Shimla, Kasauli, Dalhousie, Mussurie, Mcleodgunj, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore , Hemkunt Sahib, Auli, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar so far. Hope to discover many more places and make new happy travel memories.

  • Travelling is liberating and fills you with a sense of bliss and a thrill of uncovering that terrain that you always wanted to see…… born with a mole in my left feet I am bound to travel the length and breadth of the world 🙂 Travelling started early with the family going to grandparents house in maharastra over the summer vacations… and then as i grew up the urge to see and explore more got better of me…and i started my journey..
    I have traveled to Jammu Kashmir,Gulmarg & Sonamarg, Srinagar, Pahalgam, Shimla, Nainital, Mussoorie, Kufri, Rishikesh, Gangtok, Kasauli, Mount Abu Himalayas – kedarnath badrinath, Ooty, nagpur, Bombay, Pune, jaipur, jaisalmere, jodhpur, kolkata, puri, bhubneshwar, cuttack, sambalpur,Agra, bengaluru, lucknow, neyyar dam and more in India. I had the opportunity to visit Srilanka, Singapur, Bangkok, China, South Korea, Thiland,Kenya….
    Life is a journey and there is many more creations of God yet to be explored….with this thought i wish to tank God and continue travelling…

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