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.

FEATURED

Offbeat, Incredible and Sustainable – These Travel Companies are Changing the Way You Experience India.

The real India though – the India that inspires and humbles, the India that is artistic yet genuine, the India that is simultaneously incredible and heartbreaking – takes a little effort to find. [Read this post]

Simple Ways to Travel More Responsibly in Ladakh

As travellers, it is upon us to preserve this surreal place on earth. [Read this post]

LATEST

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

LIVING LIKE THE LOCALS

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:

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

RESPONSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS

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:

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

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL TALK

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]

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Also read:

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

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

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

Meet the First Solo Female Traveller from the Maldives

The Joy of Slow Travel

5 Ways I’ve Changed to Travel More Responsibly

Auroville: Utopia or Something Like It

Wildlife Tourism: Are We Saving The Tiger?

Romania, You Can Fool The World With Your Smiles, But Not With Your Heart

Travel Tales from Spiti: Kaza’s Garden Lady

A Love-Hate Relationship With The Ganga

The World From The Lens of Ladakhi Nuns

A Cup of Life Over Tea, in Darang Village 

What a Fisherman Taught Me About “Paradise”

What Seychelles’ Most Famous Musician Taught Me About Dreams

 VEGAN TRAVEL

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

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

MEDIA

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

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