Top Travel Bloggers & Influencers in India

We all like to travel, but there are some who are so passionate about it, that they have made it a core part of their life and career. We have compiled a list of 20 of the top travel Influencers and bloggers in India, in no particular order. Some of the key criteria we have used includes

  • Blog Moz Rank
  • Blog Traffic
  • Content Quality
  • Social Media Following
  • Alexa Rank
  • Expertise & Frequency of Blogging


A Fashion & Textile Designer by profession, Bhushavali started her blog – ‘My Travelogue‘ due to her strong nomadic spirit that took her on many adventures. Though she lives in London at the moment, she loves travelling to places away from the crowded city and visits India quite often. She ventures to places where many people don’t go and ends up finding new places along roads less traveled. Her area of interest in travel lies in everything, especially Heritage tours with a bit of adventure.

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Shivya Nath

At a mere age of 23, Shivya quit her corporate job with the Singapore Tourism Board to start her very own Travel Blog – ‘The Shooting Star‘ that inspires her to step out of her comfort zone and discover the world. In 2011, she took a 2 month sabbatical from work and traveled to Europe followed by the mighty Himalayas of India. In those two months she experienced life like never before and decided to quit her job. She has traveled across parts of Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central America and the Indian subcontinent. Shivya has been featured by many reputed publications like National Geographic, The Hindu, Huffington Post and has also won numerous Blogging awards which makes her one of the India’s most wanted Influencers in the travel segment!

shivya nath

shivya nath

Mridula Dwivedi

Mridula Dwivedi started her blog – ‘Travel Tales from India‘ in June 2005. Within a few months of the launch her travel blog found a mention on BBC,The Guardian and was also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. She quit her job as a professor in early 2015 so that she could focus on her blog. Her life has been a blast ever since.  From Para-Sailing in Goa to Trekking in the Himalayas, she has done it all. As a top travel influencer she has worked hand-in-hand with many Tourism Boards in Asia and has also been invited by many Travel Brands for all-inclusive sponsored trips due to her travel expertise.

mridula dwivedi


Prasad Np

After running the Rat race and conquering the corner Office, Prasad realized that he has worked too long and now is the time to start traveling for good. His blog – ‘Desi Traveler‘ is listed as one of the top travel blogs in India and if one goes through the blog, you will realized it is not just about the places he has visited, but it is about the places he has discovered from a family perspective. Prasad is your regular everyday traveler who visits different places with family like most Indians. They go to beaches, mountains, tourist, foreign countries and the so called offbeat places. At times he does write about his solo travels but there too the focus is to write something that people can enjoy together as a family. Prasad also shares stories and travel tips that will help one connect with the local people of the region. So the next time you are planning a family vacation, you know which blog to check out!



Footloose Dev

Devesh started his travel blog in 2016 after giving up his corporate career, and with it, everything that didn’t fit in his backpack, and his blog Footloosedev has been a constant source of inspiration for those who wanted to travel the world and understand their travel dream. Featured in some of the leading newspapers and online publications, including The Economic Times & The Statesman, his blog talks about destination guides and tips on solo and budget travelling. A part of it counsels people and talks about different ways of making money from blogging and thus sustain your travel dreams. In less than two years, since his blogging stint, Devesh has visited over 15 countries in Europe, Southeast Asia and Oceania, and has covered almost the entire India. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram to follow his journeys more closely and get real-time updates.

Revati & Charles

Revati and Charles are married advertising professionals by day and amateur chefs by night. But in their free time they do manage to squeeze in a bit of Travel and Photography somewhere along the way. Their blog – ‘Different Doors’ is not just any regular travel guide. Revati and Charles try to stick to writing on experiences that are uncommon. They spend a lot of time researching, talking to people and getting lots of info from locals so that their readers get to open Different Doors! Their love for cooking makes them visit places and try their hand at local cuisine. While Charles’ favourite city is Barcelona, Revati has always been head over heels in love with Paris.

revati and charles

Revati and charles

Mariellen Ward

Mariellen is an award-winning professional travel writer based in Toronto and Delhi. She launched ‘BreatheDreamGo‘ in August 2009 inspired by her extensive travels in India. After losing both her parents and feeling depressed she felt a compelling desire to go to India for six months and master the art of Yoga. She has been travelling back and forth to India since 2005. Her favourite places are Bundi in Rajasthan and Kumaon in Uttarakhand. She has published her very own book “Songs of India”. Mariellen was an ambassador for Emirates Airlines and has also worked closely with the Indian Tourism Board.

mariellen ward


Rachel Jones

Rachel is an American expat who left a career in nursing to live on the beaches of Goa two years ago to start her blog – ‘Hippie in Heels’.  Rachel gives advice on the other 24 countries she has been to but mainly focuses on all the secret trendy places in India. From being pickpocketed in Barcelona, losing luggage in Athens, finding a boyfriend at a bar, catching dengue fever in the Himalayas and getting head-butted by a cow in Varanasi, she’s been through it all! If you are heading to India, you can find everything you need to know on her site which has become the go-to site on India travel!

rachel jobes

Rachel jones


Pickyourtrail is a unique travel platform which allows you to customize your entire holiday, right from the number of days, to the places you want to visit to the places you want to stay in. The Pickyourtrail blog is the ultimate travel resource for every intrepid traveller. Along with stunning images of some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, the blog also includes how-to guides and important information every person should know before embarking on the holiday of a lifetime. So if you’re planning a trip to any destination in the world, from packages to Europe to holidays in New Zealand, make sure you check out their blog for important tips!

Shrinidhe Hande

A Chennai blogger, Shrinidhe Hande works as a Business Analyst with an MNC and pursues blogging as a hobby. He started blogging in May 2006 by writing simple thoughts, analysis & reviews. Slowly the blog traffic picked up and he started focusing more on travel and automobile. It has been close to 10 years now and he gets an average of 1000 visitors on his blog every day. He has worked with many Brands such as Tata Nano, Thailand and Singapore Tourism Board. Hande has also given speeches on the relevance of blogging at reputed Universities all over India.



Shalu sharma

Born and raised in Patna, the capital of Bihar (India) first started travelling around in her own State to get to know its history, people, and culture. After marriage, her husband used to travel for conferences and sometimes he used to take her along to foreign countries, where she would go site seeing while her husband was attending seminars. It slowly occurred to her that she need to advice people about India and this is when she started the blog – ‘’ in 2012. Her aim was to provide genuine, no fluff information about travelling to India, its people, culture, travel tips, what to buy and everything about India. In the beginning, most of Shalu’s readers were from India itself but now the top visitors are from the USA, UK, Canada and Australia.

shalu sharma 2

Shalu sharma

Lakshmi Sharath

A vagabond by heart – Lakshmi believes that a rolling stone actually gathers moss. After 15 years of sitting beside a desk, she decided to pack her bags and explore the world. She has covered five continents and been to over 25 countries. She has been blogging about all her adventures since 2005 and she has won several accolades including winning the Indibloggies -India’s best travel blog of the year in 2008. Lakshmi has worked as a key influencer with brands like Thomas Cook, Lufthansa, Lenovo, Nokia Lumia, Revlon India, Airbnb, Mahindra Adventure, Active Holidays, Cuponation, Indigo Airlines, Lenovo among others. She is also a columnist with The Hindu, one of the widely read national newspaper in India.

lakshmi sharath

Lakshmi sharath


Sankara has been traveling across the world since he left his 8-year old corporate sales and marketing career 6 years ago. He is passionate about de-mystifying the world of travel for Indians and the output of that is ‘Be on the road’ which came into existence in Aug 2009. In the last 3 and a half years, it has gone from a personal blog to a travel oriented website that specializes in ‘Travel in India’ and that has also become his full time job. Sankara is at home when he is on his Royal Enfield exploring places, forests, wildlife, cuisines, cultures, languages and its history. Sankara is an ardent wildlife enthusiast and is aspiring to be a great author one day.



Madhu Shetty

Madhu is an interior designer who has an immense passion for travel. She is one of those people who just cannot imagine her life without travel. She started her blog – ‘The Urge to Wander’ hoping to convey some of that passion and to inspire people to spread their wings. With a host of exciting virtual explorations accompanied by compelling cultural perspectives and back-stories, the blog is aimed at independent travelers looking for more from a destination beyond cookie cutter itineraries.

madhu shetty

Madhu shetty

Siddartha Joshi

For Siddhartha his award-winning travel blog- ‘The Wanderer’ happened by chance. He decided to pen his stories while toying with ideas to spend the evening at Almora in the Himalayas. He is a simple guy with a regular full time job. His undying urge to travel and know more about people and their culture first made him a weekend traveler. His blog- The Wanderer is voted as one of the top blogs of India by many national and international travel sites like Thrillophilia – Top 25 Indian Travel Bloggers, Holidify – The Ultimate List of the Top Travel Bloggers in India You Must Know and many more. Siddartha has been featured in India’s top newspapers like The Times of India, The Hindustan Times and has also worked with many Travel brands due to his amazing photography skills which one can check out on his Instagram profile.


Siddartha joshi

Neelima Vallangi

Neelima traveled to Ladakh in 2008 and that trip turned her into a hopeless and incurable travel addict. She has been traveling in India since 2008 and is her dream that by the time she turns 30, she would have set foot in all States and Union Territories of India. From the remote forests of Andaman and Chhattisgarh to the border areas of Nagaland and Kashmir, she’s seen it all! You can find her blog – ‘The Wandering Soul’s Wander Tales’ filled with her stories and photo essays.



Ajay Jain

Ajay Jain’s blog – ‘Kunzum’ has served as an important guide for travelers planning journeys in India and some international destinations too. Kunzum is a high altitude pass in the Lahaul Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh which was the inspiration behind the brand. His journey started in 2007 and his blog has crossed many milestones. His unique style of writing peppered with anecdotes and high-quality photographs have won the site a great fan following. Ajay has also started Kunzum Café in Delhi, a place where the travel-minded come together as a community and sip on some chai while networking.

Ajay Jain


Rutavi Mehta

Rutavi is one blogger who has done crazy travel like no one else! She has been on an Auto Rickshaw Run from Jaisalmer to Shillong, stayed for months on Lakshadweep island and has climbed to the Mt. Everest base camp with NDTV! She loves exploring new places, meeting new people, learning their stories and venturing into the unknown. She created ‘Photokatha‘ which means Photo Stories where various travelers share their experiences of travel. She runs various campaigns with tourism boards & hotels as a consultant. One of her major achievements was Kerala Blog Express where 27 international bloggers traveled for 15 days in various parts of Kerala to experience the culture of the state.

rutavi mehta

rutavi mehta

Anuradha Goyal

Anuradha is a consultant in Business Innovation profession. She has been blogging for eight years now and as of today writes three blogs regularly, one of which is her travel blog ‘IndiTales’. At the moment Hyderabad is home to her, but this is the 14th city to be called so. Extremely multitalented, she has written a book “The Mouse Charmers” which has been very well received and has made it to the Limca Book of records. Having a father who was a part of the Defence force, she has seen quite a bit of India. She has a passion for walking tours since there is no better way to engage with a place. Her overall mission is to spotlight the incredible heritage of India and generate more jobs in India’s tourism sector.

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Ankita Sinha

For Ankita blogging came by chance. Extremely fed up with her 9 to 5 job, she went for An All India Road Trip with her brother and then quit a month later to start her blog ‘Anki on the Move’. Her blog contains stories about people behind Adventure Sports and their experiences, Travel meet ups, Travelling on a budget, and various other topics out of her personal life. She has been awarded as the Best Travel Writer by GCC, best Sports Writer by Indi blogger and have also been featured on Fox Traveler.

ankita sinha

ankita sinha

Swati and Sam

The Tales of a Traveler’ was created by the couple in October 2013 to document their travel stories and inspire people to explore the beautiful world. In their blog, they share the best of luxury stay, offbeat locations, weekend getaways, restaurant reviews and travel tips to plan vacations while having a full-time job. What their audience genuinely appreciate is for their list of countries for visa-free travel on Indian passport and steps on a visa application for different countries.

sam and swati

swati and sam

Sandeepa and Chetan

Travelers from Mumbai, Sandeepa is an Electronic Engineer while Chetan has a background in Advertising. Their love for travel and nature was one of the reasons they were drawn to each other. Their first trip together was their honeymoon to Coorg. They suddenly decided to quit their jobs and sell their house in order to travel. Their photos have so far been featured in National Geographic, Yahoo Travel and many more publications. They have started their world tour and according to their latest updates are having a blast in South America.

sandeepa and chetan

sandeepa and chetan

And so there you have it, the Top 20 Travel Influencers for you to follow in 2016! Don’t you just feel like packing your bags and leaving on a plane after reading this blog post? Sigh, if only all of us had some courage like these guys to go on an unknown adventure!

P.S: If your favourite Travel Blogger isn’t included in this blog post please let us know! Tell us in the comment section below who is your favourite travel blogger and why?

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Reply March 2, 2016

I have few questions.

1- Is this list in any order?
2- You have stated Blog Moz Rank, traffic etc as some of the criteria. Where is the result of measuring these?
3- How do you measure Content quality?
4- You used Buzzsumo as your base & only tool to measure. What it does is, show sharings on diff platforms.
5- You left out some awesome and popular blogs. Dheeraj Sharma, Nisha Jha, Indrani Ghose. These are better than some of the included here.

    Nandita Raman
    Reply November 29, 2016

    Hi Kamalpreet,

    The list is not in any order. Moreover, Buzzsumo is not a criteria by itself but we use it to show the top performing posts of that influencer.

    The criteria we internally use are as below:

    MOZ Domain Authority
    Quality of content (this is judged by feedback from our clients as well as by our internal content and quality team)
    Unique visitors to the blog
    Reach on Social media
    Relevance to the brand
    Pervious work

    Thanks for your suggestions on the blogs - we shall evaluate and add them in our next series. If you still have questions please do visit

Sanket D.
Reply March 2, 2016

What exactly is this list based on? Where did you pick up these bloggers from? I know for a fact that I have a better Buzzsumo profile than many you've listed on this list, hence the question, out of sheer curiosity.

    Nandita Raman
    Reply November 29, 2016

    Dear Sanket, Buzzsumo is not a criteria by itself but we use it to show the top performing posts of that influencer.

    The criteria we internally use are as below:

    MOZ Domain Authority
    Quality of content
    Unique visitors to the blog
    Reach on Social media
    Relevance to the brand
    Pervious work

    If you still have questions please do visit

Reply March 2, 2016

Thank you for featuring me. ????

Reply March 8, 2016

Thank you team for featuring me:)

Dr Suhas Choudhari
Reply March 11, 2016

So Nice collection of travel divas.... Proud to find my Friends Sandeepa nd Chetan.. Keep rocking

Reply July 28, 2016

Very Informative Article. Am a travel buff myself but have been ignorant of these blogs. Will check all of them..thank you so much..was so far restricting myself to google search and portals such as holidayiq dot com. Now i get these extensive reviews in popular personal blogs - totally worth it! Thank you once again

Rishabh Shah
Reply July 28, 2016

Hey there!

Greetings from Gypsycouple. The list does feature some of the best travel influencers out there and we were wondering if you would like to consider us as well for the next edition of this list or any similar list which might be in the works.

Vaibhav Singh
Reply November 10, 2016

Hello, Thanks for sharing such a fantastic blog.I really appreciate your blog to share information about Travel influencers in India…Visiting in India is amazing experience. This is amazing
place with historical monuments and rich traditional culture. Specially dressing style culture,festivals celebration of india attract every tourist....nice blog....

Sreeram Hariharan
Reply January 2, 2017

Backpackway is also an interesting one- for taking the readers through some off beaten paths

Shubham Mansingka
Reply April 18, 2017

That is a nice list and it is so refreshing to see some new names.



Nishant Sharma
Reply June 12, 2017


I was badly looking for top Indian Travel Blogs! I didn't know about them until I read this article! Thanks for that! Keep up the good work!

Nishant Sharma

Reply March 5, 2018

Great work. Keep it up!!

Medhavi Davda
Reply June 2, 2018

Cheers to all

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