Wanderlust was the hardest thing to hit us in the last few years (other than climate change) and it is thanks to hyper-inspirational, super-awesome, basically, badass Indian women travellers who with their jaw-droppingly aesthetic pictures from all around the world and stirring words have struck chords with our inner explorers like never before. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to be hit by these wanderlust cupids. By Shubhanjana Das
1. Shivya Nath
Author of the bestseller ‘Shooting Star’, this woman has been one of the pioneering women from India to show that a backpack, a pair of comfortable shoes, and a camera is good enough to start the journey you have been deliberating for years now. After quitting her job at Singapore Tourism Board at the age of 23, there has been no looking back for Shivya.
2. Trishita Bhattacharya
This young GoPro India Ambassador’s Instagram feed will give you the feels at the very first glance. With travels and treks from around the country and beyond, Trishita gives voice to the urban travelling woman for whom solo trips are the way to go. Her infectious smile is the only thing constant in her enviable pictures from all over the world.
3. Neelima Vallangi
‘The Wandering Soul’s Wander Tale’ sounds as poetic as the pictures on her Instagram feed seem. Neelima, a celebrated name among the travel blogging community in the country, had travelled to all the states and UTs of the country by the age of 30. After a trip to Ladakh, there was no going back to her desk job. Since then, all Neelima chases are mountain peaks.
4. Rutavi Mehta
After 7 years of gruelling work in the hospitality industry, Rutavi Mehta’s backpacking trip to Europe turned the tables and in fact, her whole life. She started ‘Photo Katha’, her own travel blog where she shares her travels experiences from all the globetrotting. Rutavi also volunteers to teach children for two months every year in Ladakh.
Having travelled to 45 countries across the world, it is safe to say that Lavinia, aka Continent Hop lives a life on the road that we would kill for! Her pictures always come with a caption that tells a story or conveys a message.