Responsible Travel

A conscious choice to support local communities and minimize my environmental impact, not just because it’s the need of the hour, but also because it’s a more immersive way to travel.

See my Passion Projects and Work with me page to learn more about my collaborations with sustainable travel companies and accommodations.


In these difficult times in the travel industry, we have much to learn. After all, nature might have wrecked havoc on us to remind us of the havoc we’ve been wrecking on her.

Ideas of Love and Life from the Tribes of Chhattisgarh

Ideas I gathered on sexual freedom, relationships, food and sustainability, while spending time with the tribes of Chhattisgarh.

How Climate Change is Hurting the Happiest Place on Earth (commissioned by Conde Nast Traveller as part of the Covering Climate Now project, a collaboration of 250+ global media outlets.


The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Fashion in India

Sustainable Living Ideas to Embrace in the New “Normal”

Can We Stay Safe Yet Reduce Single Use Plastic During the Pandemic?

What India (and the World) Can Learn from Sustainable Tourism in Kerala

15 Responsible Travel Tips for Authentic, Meaningful Experiences on the Road

What I Learnt Volunteering on a Remote Island in Cuba

How I Connect Meaningfully With Locals As I Travel the World

Why I Switched to a Menstrual Cup – and How You Can Too

How to Travel As a Vegan and Find Delicious Food Anywhere in the World

The Epic Land Journey from Thailand to India via Myanmar

Why You Should Stay on a “Local Island” to Truly Experience the Maldives

“I Love Spiti”: How Travellers Must Help Save India’s Surreal Himalayan Desert


How Responsible Tourism Can Challenge Patriarchy in India

As much as I hate to admit it, India is a country with a deep-seated patriarchy, that reveals itself in everyday life almost everywhere you look. But our travel choices can make a difference. […Read more]


Also read:

This World Environment Day, 5 Steps to Reduce Single Use Plastic – On Our Travels and In Everyday Life

How Farmers in Haryana Are Using Technology in the Face of Climate Change

Is it Possible to Fly Responsibly?

Why Long Term Travel is More Like Real Life and Less Like Instagram

What Solo Travel Has Taught Me About the World – and Myself

Why I Turned Vegan – And What It Means For My Travel Lifestyle

The Joy of Slow Travel

5 Ways I’ve Changed to Travel More Responsibly

Wildlife Tourism: Are We Saving The Tiger?


What the Village Folk of Kumaon Taught Me About Life

In the lower Himalayas of Uttarakhand, I hiked many kilometers through dreamy villages, terraced valleys, deodar forests, secret rhododendron trails, and swaying yellow mustard fields – a journey that gave me a peek into the soul of rural Kumaon, and through it, my own. […Read more]

Also read:

Moonlit Cycling, Poetry and Other Meaningful Ways to Explore Fort Kochi

Away from the Crowds: 11 Offbeat Places in Europe Waiting to be Explored

Living with an Uzbek Family in the Nuratau Mountains of Uzbekistan

11 Incredible Experiences That’ll Make You Fall in Love with Uzbekistan

Simple Ways to Travel More Responsibly in Ladakh

Japan: Little Acts of Kindness in a Big World

Mangalajodi, Odisha: How an Entire Village Transformed from Poaching Birds to Protecting Them 

Bombay to Barcelona: How Travelling Inspired an Indian Street Kid to Chase an Impossible Dream

Sarmoli, Uttarakhand: A Himalayan Village Where Locals Runs Marathons and Their Own Instagram Channel!

Offbeat Kerala: 11 Travel Experience to Inspire the Artist in You

A Traveller’s Guide to Gujarat’s Best Kept Secrets

An Experiential Guide to New York City

My Alternative Travel Guide to Goa

Bittersweet Feelings in South Africa’s Mamelodi Township

The Last Indigenous Cave Dwellers of Sri Lanka

Mauritius is Not Just About the Seas You Sail But Also the People You Meet Ashore

Living With a Mayan Family in Guatemala

Living With an Italian Artist in Umbria

Heartwarming & Heartbreaking: Living With the Nuns of Ladakh

The Mystical Ways of Arunachal Pradesh’s Galo Tribe

What a WWII Polish Refugee Taught Me About “Hindustan”

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

Coffee and Conversations in Coorg

The Silk Men & Women of India

From Punjab With Love

The Secret Lives of Costa Rica’s Chocolate Farmers


Awe-Inspiring Hideouts in Uttarakhand to Tune Out of Life and Tune Into The Mountains 

Environmentally-conscious places where I’ve let my mind wander in the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains, and experienced that dreamy Himalayan bliss. […Read more]

Also read:

Where to Stay in Thailand: Unique Lodges, Boutique Hotels and B&Bs Off the Beaten Path

Offbeat Getaways From Mumbai That’ll Inspire You to Rethink Life

Best Places for Stargazing and Meteor Showers in India

10 Incredible Eco Lodges Around the World: Indulge Yourself and Save the Planet

Meeting the Real Nomads: The Bedouins of Wadi Finan in Jordan

Secret Places to Experience the Real Caribbean Spirit

Dehna: Slow life, Starry Skies and The Sahyadris… A Perfect Escape From Mumbai!

Charming Hideouts to Truly Experience Island Life in Mauritius

Incredible Airbnbs to Experience Europe Like a Local

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

Sshh… A Secret in the Caribbean

Lakshman Sagar: Add it to Your Bucket List

Te Aroha: Under the Yellow Rooftops

Bhimtal: Forests, Farms and False Impressions

Call of the Wild: Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Jullay from Leh

Awe-Inspiring (yet affordable) Airbnbs in Central America

In Photos: Life in Hampi, Karnataka

Life on the Farm: Prakriti Farm

A Flavor of Rural Rajasthan

Up in a Tree House at The Hermitage

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


Why I Turned Vegan – And What It Means For My Travel Lifestyle

Vegan Japan: The Ultimate Vegan (and vegetarian) Survival Guide for Japan

Vegan Auroville: Try These Cafe and Restaurants in Auroville for Divine Food

Vegan Mumbai: 15 Awesome Hangouts in Mumbai to Chill, ‘Work from Home’ and Enjoy Vegan Food

Vegan Bangkok (Thailand): Vegan-friendly Restaurants and Cafes to Indulge in Bangkok

Vegan Singapore: Where to Find the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Food in Singapore

Vegan Salzburg (Austria): All the Vegan Food I Loved in Salzburg

Vegan New York (USA): An Experiential Guide to New York City


Conde Nast Traveller

How Climate Change is Hurting the Happiest Place on Earth

15 Sustainable Trips to Take in India

Travel + Leisure

A Vegan Trip Through Meat-Loving Countries

National Geographic Traveller

How a “Chicken Bus” in Nicaragua Transformed the Way I Travel

World Travel and Tourism Council

How social enterprises are changing rural India, and the way travellers experience the country

How do our travel choices impact us?

Responsible Travel

Interview: Why Shivya Nath sold her possessions to travel the world at 23

GQ Magazine

 10 Greatest Vegan Meals in the World

Live Mint

The Art of Travelling as a Vegetarian (quote)

The Alternative

Will your travel memories be someone else’s travel disappointments?

Bamboo Village: Above and Beyond a Responsible Tourism Project


“Finding soul connections with locals in a remote corner of the world is perhaps the most gratifying part of travel.”