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 Work with me page to learn more about my work as a responsible travel consultant.

FEATURED

Simple Ways to Travel More Responsibly in Ladakh

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

LATEST

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

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

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

LIVING LIKE THE LOCALS

Living With a Mayan Family in Guatemala

For centuries, they had chosen to live by the lake of deeply forested Peten, preserving the tropical rainforests and relying on it for food, herbs and medicines. […Read more]

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]

Bittersweet Feelings in South Africa’s Mamelodi Township

Townships in South Africa are settlements where non-white people were forcibly segregated to during the Apartheid era, and while they come with some pretty scary labels, many of them became hubs of music, art and standup poetry. […Read more]

Also read:

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

My Alternative Travel Guide to Goa

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 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]

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

The constellations above me are their compass, a half-dry stream their source of water, and nomadism the only way of life they know. […Read more]

Secret Places to Experience the Real Caribbean Spirit

My guide to affordable, environmentally-conscious hideouts in the Caribbean to help you discover its unique culture and way of life: […Read more]

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Also read:

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

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

Charming Hideouts to Truly Experience Island Life in Mauritius

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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The Joy of Slow Travel

Slow travel has changed my travel philosophy; no longer a fleeting crush on a gorgeous place, travelling to me is about a deeper relationship with a place, its people, its food, and the memories it leaves me with. […Read more]

5 Ways I’ve Changed to Travel More Responsibly

I’m just a small fish in a big sea, but isn’t that what it takes to change the ecosystem of the entire water body? […Read more]

Also read:

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

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

An Experiential Guide to New York City

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

COLLABORATIONS

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

The Alternative

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

5 Ways I’ve Changed to Travel More Responsibly.

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.”