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Travelogues from my home land, India.

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TRAVEL LISTS

Ecotourism, India, offbeat travel, off the beaten track

India Untravelled

5 Reasons Why Travelling Solo in India is Not So Scary

Mission 2012: Rediscovery of India

4 Unique Ecotourism Experiences in India

5 Offbeat romantic weekends in India

My 13 “Incredible India” Moments in 2013

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ASSAM

Majuli Island Assam

In Photos: Majuli Island, Assam

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AUROVILLE

auroville

Auroville: Utopia or Something Like It

A Guide to Auroville: Things to Know Before You Go

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DARJEELING

In Photos: Hiking from Darjeeling to Sikkim

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DELHI

5 unusual end-of-summer getaways from Delhi

5 best ‘work from home’ cafes in Delhi

6 Offbeat Monsoon Weekend Getaways From Delhi

5 Awesome New Cafes with Wifi in South Delhi

There’s Something About Taj

Is Delhi Safe For Women? My Take

A Taste of Italy in Delhi

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DIU

Diu, Daman & diu, sunset, beach paradise, India, offbeat travel, off the beaten path, secret beaches

Diu: India’s last beach paradise?

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GOA

Goa homestays, Goa secrets, Goa blogs

Wake Me Up When September Ends

7 Authentic Goan Restaurants in North Goa

In Photos: Goa in The Monsoons

Goa is A State of Mind

VIDEO: The Other Side of Goa

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Spiti, India, offbeat travel

Spiti valley: 10 experiences that’ll take your breath away.

Travel tales from Spiti: Once a nun.

Travel tales from Spiti: Entrepreneur at 12.

Travel tales from Spiti: Legend of the moving monasteries.

Kaza’s garden lady.

In transit at Kalpa.

Mcleodganj aka Little Tibet.

Of royalty in the Himalayas.

A Cup of Life Over Tea, in Darang Village.

In Photos: Sangla Valley, Kinnaur

Of Mountain Legends, Unknown Trails and Wild Beauty 

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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Ladakh villages, Leh life, Indian villages

Jullay from Leh!

From The Lens of Ladakhi Nuns

Heartwarming & Heartbreaking: Living With The Nuns of Ladakh

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KARNATAKA

Karnataka, South India, Travelling in India

Bangalore in 24 Hours!

Coffee and Conversations in Coorg

You Can Shake The Sand From Your Shoes But Not From Your Soul

In Photos: Life in Hampi

Living in the Wild at The Hermitage.

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KERALA

Kerala, South India, Travel to India, Trip to India

Afloat in Allepey.

Unearthing Kerala’s Best Kept Secrets.

God’s Own “Island” by The Backwaters of Kerala

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MADHYA PRADESH

Panna National Park

Pranpur: the India that rejoices in its crafts

The Silk Men & Women of India

Khajuraho: Love in The Time of Chandelas

Panna National Park: The Most Beautiful in India?

Wildlife Tourism: Are We Saving The Tiger?

Stories From The Wild: Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

Call of The Wild: Tadoba Tiger Reserve

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MAHARASHTRA

24 hours in Bombay

24 Hours of Indulgence in Bombay

6 Ways to Pamper Yourself at JW Marriott, Bombay

In Photos: Road Tripping in Rural Maharashtra

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PUNJAB

Punjab, Offbeat getaway, Countryside, weekend getaway

On the Countryside of Punjab

From Punjab, with love

“Life on the Farm” at Prakriti Farms

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RAJASTHAN

A Flavor of Rural Rajasthan

In Photos: Jaisalmer in The Monsoons

In Photos: Bhap Village, Rajasthan

Suryagarh: A Splash of Royalty in The Desert

Lakshman Sagar: Add it To Your Bucket List

Offbeat Rajasthan: 11 Awe-Inspiring Experiences

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SIKKIM

Sikkim blogs, west Sikkim, Sikkim himalayas

Eat, Pray, Love in Gangtok

Sikkim: The Lost Kingdom

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UTTARAKHAND

Dehradun, sunset, uttarakhand

A Love Hate Relationship With The Ganga.

Tales From a Kumaoni Village.

Dehradun: A charming valley at the Himalayan foothills & my hometown.

Corbett: We came, we saw, we conquered. Well, almost.

Corbett: Secrets of the Jungle.

A night in the jungles of Uttarakhand.

Te Aroha: Under The Yellow Rooftops

Bhimtal: Forests, Farms and False Impressions

In Photos: The Garhwal Himalayas a Year After The Uttarakhand Floods

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23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Just happened to stumble across ur travelogue! Interesting I must say! :) Wish the star to shoot south soon!!
    Bon Voyage! :)

    April 3, 2012
    • Welcome to The Shooting Star :) Your wish is coming true later this month!

      April 5, 2012
  2. Ankush. #

    Hi.My name is Ankush ,and I am 19. A few days back,I myself was wondering how it must like to travel India alone !It’s something on my to-do list in the next 2 years. I just searched through Google and found this blog.And it really fascinates me that a 23 year old girl like yourself is doing so much travelling ! Because I know how Indian parents are like.This is really amazing. I was just curious,though.Isn’t it costly ? I mean ,the travelling,the hotel,the food ?

    April 17, 2012
    • Welcome to The Shooting Star, Ankush :) It is costly, and I try to save every bit of money I possibly can to afford it. All other expenses just bring guilt. If you travel & stay cheap, it’s not all that hard to do.

      April 17, 2012
  3. bravo Shivya

    your story reminds me a bit of Lonely Planet Story. Met Tony and Maureen Wheeler a while back, who mentioned how they ended up saving bit of money to take a trip from London to Australia. Rest as you know is legendary .

    cheers

    May 18, 2012
    • That’s too much of a compliment! Thanks :) I have a long way to go before I can reach Tony / Maureen’s level. And lucky you to have met them.

      May 18, 2012
  4. happy camera club #

    the seeds are sown at the start . it’s a good beginning :) let me know if you would like to listen to their interview. i might have audio recording somewhere . i can dig it out and pass it over ( based in Delhi). Also you can check their book The Lonely Planet Story .cheers

    May 18, 2012
    • That would be great, I’d love to see it. And off to check out their story now! Thanks for the inspiration.

      May 18, 2012
  5. Sameena #

    Shivya – you have me totally inspired – I know we have spoken before, but i discovered your blog only today :) you are a great inspiration! Keep writing!

    October 18, 2012
    • Thanks Sameena :) Look forward to your virtual company on my travels!

      April 15, 2013
  6. nice blog ….you have a got a new follower in me :)

    February 13, 2013
  7. I stumpled upon your blog while I was looking out for a blogging website to publish my travelogue.You have an enviable life, I also love travelling but cant even imagine quitting my job and taking travelling as a profession. Thats a brave step and you seem to be njoing it. Love the way you write blogs and feedbacks on the posts of people.Could not find a blog of Maharashtra, suggest you to travel interiors of Maharashra, especially the coastal and sahyadri ranges.

    August 16, 2013
  8. Nice clicks..

    September 5, 2013
  9. Shivya, I just love what you do, your blog “The Shooting Star”. Actually you’re a real Shooting Star, I also want to travel and experience this world on my own like you are doing. You’re my Inspiration these days!

    September 6, 2013
  10. Hi

    Its great to meet an inspired traveler like you.
    I’ve been travelling around India whenever i get time, and I must say, I’m kinda obsessed with India. I decided not to go international till I’ve covered most parts of India.
    My pending (India) list is still long, but hopefully, in a year I’ll be able to cover it.

    All the best wishes with your future trip.

    Cheers
    Jibu

    http://jibutomjose.wordpress.com/

    December 1, 2013
  11. kavya #

    I totally loved your passion about travelling. Your travelling blogs are inspiration to people like us. Cheer!!!!.Good luck.

    August 26, 2014

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