The Musafir Stories - India Travel Podcast

The Musafir Stories - India Travel Podcast Podcast

The Musafir Stories is an audio podcast that documents Indian travel tales. Each episode, we share the journey of travelers in their own words and relive their experience with our listeners. The sole aim of our podcast is to share the rich experiences of traveling in India and inspire listeners to take the leap of faith, grab those backpacks and set out to explore the beautiful and exotic country, India.

61: TMS Specials: Around India on Trucks and Highways with Rajat Ubhaykar
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Rajat Ubhaykar, a journalist from Mumbai who talks about his journey around India on trucks and highways! Today's destination: India! Nearest Airport: n/a Nearest Railway Station: n/a Prerequisites - n/a Packing - n/a Time of the year - April Length of the itinerary: n/a Itinerary Highlights: - Rajat talks about his roller coaster of a journey traversing India on trucks as he set out to document the lives of truckers and the highway economy of India. - Raja...

60: A weekend in Mysuru with Subhadip Mukherjee
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Subhadip Mukherjee from the blog [Indian Vagabond](https://indianvagabond.com) Today's destination: Mysore or Mysuru! Nearest Airport: Mysore Airport (MYQ)   Nearest Railway Station: Mysore Junction (MYS) Prerequisites - Book early if you plan on traveling during the festive season of Dussehra (usually around Oct) Packing - Pack light, make sure to carry appropriate clothing as it tends to get hot during summers Time of the year - NA Length of th...

59: TMS Specials: Paintings of the Himalayas with Medhavi Gandhi
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to  Medhavi Gandhi, the founder of Heritage Lab (heritagelab.in), a unique media platform for citizens to interact with museums!   Today's destination: The Indian Himalayas in paintings by Nicholas Roerich!  Nearest Airport: NA  Nearest Railway Station: NA  Length of the itinerary: 5-8 years, 25,000 kms  Itinerary Highlights:   -  Medhavi takes us on the Himalayan expedition covered by Nicholas Roerich and his family in the early 20th century (1923) in...


58: Explore Bodh Gaya with MSN Karthik
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to MSN Karthik - a traveller, a film maker and a youtuber!   Today's destination: Bodhgaya, Bihar!  Nearest Airport: Gaya Airport or Patna Airport  Nearest Railway Station: Gaya Junction  Prerequisites - Just leave your worries home!  Packing - Nothing unusual!  Time of the year - Best to travel when the festive season is upon us, important festivals being Buddha Poornima (May) or Kalchakra puja (Oct-Nov) or other world healing pujas (watch for them in...

57: Explore Dalhousie with Meenakshi Param
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Meenakshi Param from the blog polkajunction.com. Sit back and enjoy as we speak to the multi-talented Meenakshi as she speaks about her tryst with travel!  Today's destination: Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh  Nearest Airport: Dharamshala, HP  Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot, Punjab  Prerequisites - N/A  Packing - Warm clothes depending on the season of travel  Time of the year - All year round!  Length of the itinerary: 3-4 days  Itinerary Highlights:   - Me...

56: TMS Specials : The Shooting Star with Shivya Nath
CONTEST ALERT!!!  Listen to the episode and answer these 3 simple questions and stand a chance to win a copy of Shivya's best seller - The Shooting Star  1\. Which Indian town did Shivya spend her childhood in?  2\. In which country did Shivya go to university?  3\. What is the title of Shivya's best selling book?   Email your responses to themusafirstories@gmail.com before March 7th 2019! The winners will be announced on the next episode of the podcast!  This week, The Musafir Stories spe...


55: Explore Gandikota and Belum Caves with Srikanth
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Srikanth from the blog traveldiaries.vacations and the capter lead of RTC Hyderabad! Today's destination: Gandikota gorge and Belum caves, Andhra Pradesh! Nearest Airport: Tirupati Airport at Renigunta Nearest Railway Station: Kondapuram Prerequisites - Camping equipment if you're planning to camp Packing - Gandikota can get hot during the day, plan to carry sufficient water and also extra layers for the night. Time of the year - September Length...

54: TMS Specials : Travel Without Quitting Your Job with Pradnya Kulkarni
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Pradnya Kulkarni, a smart traveler who believes in traveling without quitting your job! Let's find out more! Prerequisites - A job! Just kidding! Highlights: - Pradnya talks about the importance of travel in life and how one should approach travel. - Her own trials and errors with travel - Hacks to make use of to plan your travel - How to save for sustainable travel - How her job has helped her travel the world! - Parting advice! Pradnya's ...

53: Experience the Kumbh Mela with Priyanka
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Priyanka Dalal from the blog [MapRoute Travel Blog](https://maproute.in). Priyanka is a digital entrepreneur and traveler and on this episode she shares her experience of falling in love with the Kumbh Mela! Today's destination: The Kumbh Mela! Nearest Airport: Allahabad Airport, IXD Nearest Railway Station: Allahabad Junction Prerequisites - Be prepared to be a part of large crowds and lose your personal space! It is better to book accommodation before...


52: TMS Specials - A Drive from Coimbatore to London with Meenakshi Arvind
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Meenakshi Arvind, an avid traveler, business woman and mom! Buckle up as Meenakshi takes us on this mother of all road trips, from Coimbatore, India to London, England! Today's destination: London! Nearest Airport: NA Nearest Railway Station: NA Prerequisites - permits, visas, carnet and loads of patience! Time of the year - March 2017 Length of the itinerary: 70 days, 24K kms!! Itinerary Highlights: - Meenakshi starts off the preparation by m...

51: Chadar Trek with Ajitha Yasmin
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to a very dear guest - Ajitha Yasmin, a long time listener and winner of the "Get Featured on the Musafir Stories" contest we ran on International Podcast Day earlier this year. Today's destination: Chadar Trek on the frozen Zanskar river, Jammu & Kashmir Nearest Airport: Leh Airport, IXL Nearest Railway Station: NA Prerequisites - Some experience in trekking is preferred, although not mandatory Packing - Make sure to either pack winter clothes or buy t...

50: Explore the land of Pashmina with Adventure Sindbad
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Vishwas Raj, founder of the adventure travel company - Adventure Sindbad (www.adventuresindbad.com). Adventure Sindbad specializes in a variety of adventure activities across the Himalayas, right from hiking, cycling, whitewater rafting to family adventure tours. Sit back and enjoy as Vishwas takes us to Changthang, the land of the Pashmina! Today's destination: Changthang, Jammu & Kashmir Nearest Airport: Leh Airport Nearest Railway Station: Udhampur Railwa...


49: TMS Specials : Time Travel with The Autograph Seeker
This week on The Musafir Stories we talk to novelist and media professional Tony V. Francis about his epic coming-of-age romantic novel 'The Autograph Seeker' which brings to life the whispering landmarks of Calcutta in the 1980 and 1990s. During the course of the interview Tony talks to us about the bestselling novel and different landmarks of Calcutta (now Kolkata) which play a significant role in this story. From the famous Park Street to Eden gardens, to the theatre play to all the autographs! this b...

48: Explore Ayodhya with Anuradha Goyal
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Anuradha Goyal from www.Inditales.com. Anuradha is an accomplished travel blogger and a book reviewer with her blog "AnuReviews" as well as the author of the book "The Mouse Charmers - Pioneers of Digital India" Today's destination: Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh! PS - Happy Diwali wishes in advance! Nearest Airport: Gorakhpur Airport (GOP), Gorakhpur OR Amausi Airport (LKO), Lucknow Nearest Railway Station: Ayodhya Junction, AY Prerequisites - Better to carry...

47: TMS Specials : Old Bengaluru - Dargah to Dharmaraya
This week at The Musafir Stories we have historian, teacher and artist Sujatha Balakrishnan walking us through Bengaluru Pete area. The founder of Bengaluru, Kempe Gowda-I established the city in 1537, he started this city at the Pete Area. We explore and talk about different historical points from Hazrath Tawakkal Mastan Dargah to Dharmaraya Swamy Temple in the Pete. Sujatha tells us about how the Tawakkal Mastan Dargah was built and the festivals celebrated there. We then walk ahead to find th...


46: TMS Specials - Our Journey So Far
**Happy International Podcast Day!** International Podcast Day is September 30th and it's an international celebration of the power of podcasts! #InternationalPodcastDay We are so glad to all the support and love that we have got from all our listeners so far, we have a very special episode for you guys where we discuss the journey of The Musafir Stories with our buddy Pod-casters Naga from the [Passion People Podcast](https://audioboom.com/channel/the-passion-people-podcast) and Shankar & Vishnu from...

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45: Explore Thanjavur with Passing Ports
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Preethika and Narayanan, the couple behind the wonderful blog "Passing Ports". Listen in to the conversation as we talk Cholas, temples, history, architecture and more! Today's destination: Thanjavur or Tanjore, Tamil Nadu! Nearest Airport: Tiruchirapalli International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Thanjavur Junction Prerequisites - n/a Packing - Stay hydrated, comfortable clothing, some of the temples might require 'modest' clothing too! Time of...

44: Riverside Goa with Kaushal Karkhanis
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Kaushal Karkhanis aka The Exotic Gringo. Sit back and listen to where this pro traveller and polyglot takes us to today! Today's destination: Riverside Goa! Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport (GOI), Goa Nearest Railway Station: Multiple options depending on your destination. Prerequisites - NA, but make sure to plan and book your stay ahead of time if traveling during the holiday season Packing - Nothing specific, but make sure to carry appropriate cloth...


43: TMS Specials - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute with Shubhangi Jeswal
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Shubhangi Jeswal, a traveler and adventure seeker as she takes us with her to one of her most memorable journeys to the mountains! Today's destination: Completing the Basic Mountaineering course (BMC) at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, Airport, West Bengal Nearest Railway Station: Siliguri Junction railway station, West Bengal Prerequisites - One needs to apply online and via mail to be accepted to the HMI. ...

42: Explore Kochi with Johann Kuruvilla
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Johann Binny Kuruvilla, the face behind the blog [Escapinglife.com](https://escapinglife.com/). So sit back and enjoy as Johann takes us to his hometown!! Today's destination: Kochi, Kerala! Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam Town Station or Ernakulam Junction Station Packing - Make sure to carry some rain gear if you are there during the monsoons/rainy season Time of the year - September to February is a g...

41: Explore Mechuka with Sharanya Iyer
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to a pro traveler and blogger, Sharanya Iyer who blogs under the handle "TrulyNomadly". So sit back and enjoy as Sharanya takes us places! Today's destination: Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh (29km from the Indo-China border) Nearest Airport: Lilabari (North Lakhimpur) and Guwahati (Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport)and Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) both in Assam Nearest Railway Station: Silapathar (Assam) and Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh) Prerequisites - Inner li...


40: Offbeat Ladakh with Chandroma Ray
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Chandroma Ray, who blogs at oneearthtooless.com and loves to travel and blog when she's not wearing her corporate hat! Today's destination: Offbeat Ladakh! Nearest Airport: Leh Airport (IXL) Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) Prerequisites - Permits might be needed for some of the locations (Turtuk); checkposts will be encountered at the border villages like Turtuk. Make sure you acclimatize atleast for a couple of days before you se...

39: TMS Specials - Kingdom of Dixit with Suyash Dixit
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Suyash Dixit, the Indian businessman who traveled to an unclaimed piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, called Bir Tawil and lay claim to the territory! And no, we're not kidding! Today's destination: Kingdom of Dixit aka Bir Tawil Nearest Airport: Abu Simbal Nearest Railway Station: N/A Time of the year - November, 2017 Length of the itinerary: 1 day Itinerary Highlights: * "I, Suyash Dixit, first of my name and the protector of the realm, de...

38: Trek to Harihar Fort with Saurabh
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Saurabh from Mumbai, who authors the blog A season of Mountains under the handle [www.nomadosauras.wordpress.com](https://nomadosauras.wordpress.com/). Sit back and enjoy as we find out where Saurabh is taking us to today! Today's destination: Harihar Fort Nearest Airport: Ozar airport, Nashik or Mumbai Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kasara railway station or Nashik railway station Prerequisites - Medium level of fitness, make sure you're not acrophobic...


37: TMS Specials - Road Trippers Club with Vineet & Deepak
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Vineet and Deepak, the duo behind the sparkling new initiative called Road Trippers Club - A road travel club for road trip enthusiasts, beginners and those who love hitting the roads on four wheels - Camaraderie on four wheels! #KeepTheRhythmAlive Prerequisites - 4 wheels! Just sign up on [www.roadtrippersclub.com](http://www.roadtrippersclub.com/) and you are good to go! Packing - Specifics vary depending upon the trip. Once you have signed up and join a micr...

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36: A Day in Lucknow with Siddharth Keswani
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Siddharth Keswani, an up and coming Youtuber who makes lifestyle, travel and food vlogs. Sit back and enjoy as Siddharth takes us on a speed date with Lucknow - the land of Nawabs and Kababs! Today's destination: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh! Nearest Airport: Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, LKO Nearest Railway Station: Lucknow Charbagh railway station Prerequisites - An empty stomach! Packing - N/A, just warm clothes if you visit in winter L...

35: Slow Travel in Bir with Reshma Narasing
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Reshma Narasing from the blog thesologlobetrotter.com. Reshma is an avid traveler and backpacker who has traversed the country solo and enjoys traveling to offbeat destinations. So sit back as Reshma takes us backbacking to Bir, Himachal Pradesh! Today's destination: Bir, Himachal Pradesh Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Railway station (and rest of the journey by bus) Prerequisities - N/A Packing - Warm clothes, hikin...


34: Explore Majuli River Island with Saakshi
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Saakshi, from the blog My Travel Recitals. Sit back and enjoy as Saakshi takes us to an offbeat island that is a unique marvel of nature! Today's destination: Majuli River island, Assam - the biggest river island in the world, it is a tranquil piece of land located in the Brahmaputra river in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti is joined by the Subansiri River in the north! Nearest Airport: Jorhat Nearest Railway Station: Jorhat Prerequisities - n/a Pac...

33: A Ride to Meghalaya with Prasanjit Kumar
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Prasanjit Kumar from the blog Behhind the Handlebar! So strap up and sit back as Prasanjit takes us on a ride to remember! Today's destination: Meghalaya! Nearest Airport: N/A Nearest Railway Station: N/A Prerequisities - The inner-line permit may be required if you are riding through some of the other NE states, however Meghalaya doesn't need one. Packing - Essentials list in the links below Time of the year - February Length of the itinerary: 2...

32: TMS Specials - Conquering Mt. Everest with Satyarup Siddhanta
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Satyarup Siddhanta - a Bengaluru-based Bengali mountaineer.[1] On December 15, 2017 he became the first Bengali civilian from India to complete the seven highest summits in the 7 continents. He is the President and founder of ABETO – "A better tomorrow" foundation, and works as a consultant at Brady Corporation, India.[5] Today's destination: Mt. Everest, Nepal Nearest Airport: Lukla airport Nearest Railway Station: n/a Prerequisities - Required visas, tr...


31: Explore Srinagar with Renuka Walter
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Renuka Walter from the blog Voyager for Life! Renuka is one of the top solo women travelers from India and has worked with a number of brands and campaigns. Sit back and enjoy as Renuka takes us on her solo trip to Srinagar, Kashmir! Today's destination: Srinagar, J&K Nearest Airport: Srinagar International airport Nearest Railway Station: Srinagar Railway station Prerequisities - n/a for Indian citizens, but make sure to carry ID proof to show at checkpo...

30: Explore Kinnaur with Divyakshi Gupta
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Divyakshi Gupta, the Quirky wanderer!  Today's destination: Roadtrip to Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur is one of twelve administrative districts in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The district is divided into three administrative areas – Pooh, Kalpa, and Nichar(Bhabanagar)– and has five tehsils (counties). The administrative headquarters of Kinnaur district is at Reckong Peo.   Nearest Airport: Jubbar Hatti, 244km  Nearest Railwa...

29: Explore Karimnagar with Neeharika Satyavada
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Neeharika Satyavada who is a digital strategist turned blogger from Hyderabad! Sit back and enjoy as Neeharika takes us on a roadtrip through Karimnagar! Today's destination: Karimnagar, TS Nearest Airport: Rajiv Gandhi Intl airport, Hyderabad Nearest Railway Station: Karimnagar railway station Prerequisities - n/a Packing - comfortable clothes and shoes as there might be some climbing to do at the forts! Time of the year - Monsoons is the best seas...


28: Roadtrip to Ratnagiri with Sarmistha Ghosh
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Sarmistha Ghosh, from the blog Footloosein.me. Sarmistha is based in Pune and has extensively covered the state of Maharashtra as well as other Indian destiantions. In Sarmistha's own words - “You can always make money, but you can’t always make memories”. She wants to make the world her home and does not want to be confined to one place.  Today's destination: Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra    Nearest Airport: Ratnagiri airport Nearest Railway Station: Ratnagiri Pre...

27: Explore Bandhavghar National Park with Chittra M
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Chittra from the Masala Box, a blog where she shares her travels and adventures along with other musings of life! Today's destination: Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh Nearest Airport: Jabalpur Nearest Railway Station: Umaria Prerequisities - make sure to book your tickets for the safari as well as lodging well before time as it tends to fill up fast. Packing - Dont forget to carry your camera! Bug repellants are also a good idea along with su...

26: TMS Specials - Around India in 25 Days & 25 Trains
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Sachin Bhandary from Eccentrips. Sachin is building a startup that focuses on long term purposeful travel. Listen to Sachin talk more about his flip on the executive MBA - The 12 project and how he traversed India in 25 days and 25 trains, touching the 4 farthest railway stations - Kanyakumari (S), Ledo (E), Baramulla (N) and Okha (W)! Today's destination: India! Nearest Railway Station: Is not far away! Prerequisities - confirmed railway tickets! Packing...


25: Explore Dhar with Saumy Nagayach
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Saumy Nagayach, a Pune based blogger, photographer and full time software engineer who loves writing poetry as much as he loves writing code. So sit back and enjoy as Saumy takes us to explore some of the hidden gems of Madhya Pradesh Today's destination: Dhar, Madhya Pradesh Nearest Airport: Indore, MP Nearest Railway Station: Mhow, MP Prerequisities - N/A Packing - Pack light, weather can be hot in summers. Time of the year - December Lengt...

24: Toy Train to Shimla with Swati Sinha
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Swati Sinha from the blog Recipe for Travel! Swati is a working professional based in Bangalore, who blogs about her travel and experiences, with the aim of sharing and enjoying these experiences with more people. Today's destination: Shimla aboard the Kalka-Shimla toy train Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Nearest Railway Station: Kalka Prerequisities - The booking of the Kalka Shimla trains opens only a month in advance, so it maybe useful to work with a...

23: TMS Specials - Cycling Across India
This week The Musafir Stories talk to Mary Ann Thomas and Daniel Baylis, two bicyclists from North America who have been bicycle touring across India. Follow Mary Ann's journey on Instagram on : https://instagram.com/postcardsfrommat Follow her blog at http://postcardsfrommat.com/ Follow Daniel's work on http://www.danielbaylis.ca/ Follow the journey on www.strava.com/danielbaylis www.warmshowers.org #India #Cycling #Touring #MaryAnnThomas #America #DanielBaylis #Canada #PostcardsFromMAT #Cu...

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22: Explore Mandu with Neelendra Nath
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Neelendra Nath, a London based Management Consultant, Startup Evangelist and a blogger who writes at http://travelwithneel.com/ Neel has some very interesting post about travel, work and the world around! Join us as Neel takes us with him to explore the ruins of Mandu! Today's destination: Mandu / Mandavgad, Madhya Pradesh Nearest Airport: Indore, Madhya Pradesh Nearest Railway Station : Indore, Madhya Pradesh Packing - Pack light weighted cool cloth...

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21: Explore Shekhawati with Vibha Ravi
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Vibha Ravi, a Mumbai-based independent writer, journalist and a travel professional. She has written travel articles for Lonely Planet Magazine (India), Moneycontrol and Thomas Cook (India). Vibha has an amazing travel blog called PixelVoyages that has very interesting posts about various Indian and International destinations. Join us as Vibha takes us with her to explore Shekhawati! Today's destination: Shekhawati, Rajasthan Nearest Airport: Jaipur, Rajas...

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20: Trek to Shrikhand Mahadev with Vijay Sharma
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to the founder of Travelling Camera Vijay Sharma, a technology professional based in Noida who also has a keen interest in photography. With more than 9 million page views till date, TravellingCamera and VJ Sharma are well known in the Indian Blogging space. Join us as Vijay takes us with him to one of his most epic treks till date - The Shrikhand Mahadev trek!. Today's destination: Shrikhand Mahadev Trek, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airpor...

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19: Volunteering in McLeod Ganj with Shikhar Lohia
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to up and coming instagrammer, Shikhar Lohia, who posts under the handle @upandmeandering. Shikhar is a recent graduate of Delhi university who works for an international property consultant and is based out of Delhi. Today's destination: McLeod Gunj Nearest Airport: Gaggal airport Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot railway station is located at a distance of 90 km from Mcleodganj and is the nearest broad gauge rail head to the city. The nearest meter gauge rai...

18: Explore Sikkim with Sandy & Vyjay
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Sandy & Vyjay from the blog Voyager. VOYAGER was born out of a burning desire to share our travel experiences and stories with others. The more they traveled, the more they felt the need to record and share our experiences and this finally led to the crystallization of VOYAGER, a one-stop place for information and stories about travel destinations, food and culture as well as travel tips. Today's destination: Sikkim Nearest airport: Bagdogra Airport ...

17: TMS Specials - The Great Indian Road Trip : Part-2
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to  Sai Kumar as we continue disucssing his ascent towards Leh-Ladakh after having successfully covered the terrains of the Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Punjab. So sit back and enjoy part 2 of the Great Indian Road trip! Time of the year - July Length of the itinerary: 77 days, 11,124kms!!! Itinerary Highlights:  - Sai continues his journey from Amritsar towards Ladakh, albeit with a slight change of plan due to the unrest in Srinag...

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16: TMS Specials - The Great Indian Road Trip : Part-1
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Sai Kumar, the man behind the handlebar of our most epic road trip so far. Sai grew up in the UAE before moving to India for his graduation. Sai later went on to do his masters in the UK before moving back to the UAE. Find out how Sai quit his job to follow his passion to travel India! Today's destination: INDIA! Sai's Ride - Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500cc Prerequisities - preparation for the trip in terms of funding, crowdfunded, roughly cost about ...

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15: TMS Specials - The Beach Trail
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Kartik Kannan from the blog Katchu Travels. Kartik is a product manager by profession advising early phase start ups. He also loves shooting weddings in his free time while also pursuing his love for travel through travel documentaries, like the #BeachTrail2017! Today's destination: The Beach Trail - based on the movie 'The Beach', this is set in Thailand and tries to recreate the magic from the DiCaprio starrer, The Beach, based on the novel by Alex Garland.   ...

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14: TMS Specials - Fly Smart, Fly Cheap
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Rajat Chakraborty from Trawellblogging.com. We speak at length about Rajat's latest ebook - "How to earn airline loyalty points for your next holiday". Book Highlights: This one of a kind ebook explores into the unchartered territory (atleast in India) of airline loyalty points and miles programs. Rajat demystifies the concept of miles and breaks down the myths, facts and some common misconceptions. Highlights below - Introduction to the Airline Loyalty Pro...

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13: TMS Specials - Travel & Teach in Vietnam
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Venkat Ganesh from the blog Indiabackpackmotorbike. Venkat talks to us at length about how everyone can travel if they really want to. About things he learnt after quitting his cushy job and travelling in India and about moving to Vietnam and teaching English. Venkat speaks about his stint as a teacher in Vietnam where he spent close to 3 years teaching. His pupils varied from a group of trained Vietnamese teachers to a group of rebellious teenagers to a group of cut...

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12: Explore Tawang with Ankita Kumar
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Ankita Kumar from the blog MonkeyInc. Ankita Kumar is a travel monkey from India in love with bright colours, colourful tights, strange foods and spazzing out. She is a scriptwriter and filmmaker by profession. She loves travelling to rarely visited places, making local friends and being an absolute klutz. Today's destination: Tawang - Ankita shares her stories about the road trip she made from Guwahati to Tawang with her family. Nearest domestic airport: Salon...

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11: Yoga in Netala with Namita Kulkarni
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Namita Kulkarni from the blog - Radically Ever After. Not only is Namita a traveller, but she's also a full time Yoga teacher, writer, artist.  Namita has completed 610 hours of Yoga Alliance certified teacher training, and learnt from various teachers – and students – around the world. Apart from yoga, She loves creating adventures/misadventures, reading, learning new languages, generally seizing the day and living to share the tale. T Mostly a solo travell...

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10: Explore The Rann of Kutch with Sangeeta Das
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Sangeeta Das from the blog lifeisavacation.in. Sangeeta blogs about the complete experience of a destination, the sites, the people, art and the food, the experience of just being there and the soul search that follows. She believes that sites are seen by tourists but travelers seek much more wanting to immerse into the sights and sounds of the place with all their senses Today's destination: Kutch, Gujarat Nearest Airport: Kutch airport (Bhuj) Nearest Ra...

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9: TMS Specials - Little Passports
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Prachi Kagzi, founder of Little passports, a travel company that curates travel for kids. Being an avid traveller herself, Prachi was bit by the travel bug at a very young age when she travelled extensively with her parents both within and outside of India. Prachi shares the concept and vision of the Little passports and how she aims to instill the love for travel early on with kids.  Prachi also shares her experience traveling the length and breadth of the countr...

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8: Explore Kasol & Malana with Chasing Sunsets
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to the team behind the blog Chasing sunsets - Shilpa, Roomi and Nandhini. They started off like any friends in a movie, promising to meet each other every year in a foreign land. Since 2013, they have kept that promise and somewhere along the way, an urge to preserve these memories led to the blog Chasing sunsets. Sit back and enjoy listening to their exploits in Kasol, Malana and beyond Today's destination: Kasol and Malana, Himachal Pradesh  Nearest airport: Bhu...

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7: Explore Nagaland with Aakash Mehrotra
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Aakash Mehrotra from the blog Hand of Colors. Today's destination: Nagaland Nearest domestic airport: Dimapur Airport (DMU) Nearest Railway Station is Dimapur (DMV) Prerequisities - Inner line permit, see links section below Packing - warm clothes, gloves Time of the year - December as you get to see the Hornbill festival. Preferable to do a festival calendar check before you plan. Length of the itinerary: 10 days Itinerary Highlights: - Aaka...

6: Explore Spiti with the desi Traveler
#This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Prasad NP, also known as the 'desi Traveler'. Prasad shares his story about the time he spent traveling the Spiti Valley, Dhankar lake, Chandratal Lake and the beautiful Monasteries around. So sit back and enjoy listening! Today's destination: Spiti -- Kaza, Chandratal Lake, Ki Monastery, Dhankar Lake in Himachal Pradesh Nearest airport: Manali or via Shimla; Nearest Railway Station: Shimla railway station; Joginder Nagar railway station Direct buses are a...

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5: Explore Pushkar with Bidisha
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Bidisha Banik from the blog 'Resfeber18'. Bidisha takes us through an enticing journey of the annual Pushkar camel fair and relives the time she spent in the world famous fair as well as her experience glamping and being on a hot air balloon ride, courtesy Tripoto and Sky Waltz. Sit back and enjoy listening! Today's destination: Pushkar, Rajasthan Nearest airport: Sanganeer Airport (JAI), Jaipur, Rajasthan; Jodhpur Airport (JDH), Jodhpur, Rajasthan Nearest Rai...


4: Explore Banaras (Varanasi) with Anusha
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Anusha Kay from the blog "The Small town blogger". Anusha shares her stories from an enriching trip to Benaras that she made on new year's eve. Sit back and enjoy listening! Today's destination: Benaras (Varanasi) in Uttar Pradesh Nearest airport: Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport or Varanasi Airport Nearest Railway Station: Varanasi City (BCY), Varanasi Junction (BSB), Kashi (KEI), Manduadih (MUV), Jalalganj (JLL), Shiupur (SOP), Bhulanpur (BHLP), Chaukhandi (CHH)...

3: Road trip to Goa with Venkat Ganesh
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Venkat Ganesh from the blog Indiabackpackmotorbike. Venkat talks to us at length about how everyone can travel if they really want to. About things he learnt after quitting his cushy job and travelling in India and beyond. Venkat takes us on a roadtrip from Mumbai to Goa along the Konkan coast and shares his experiences on the way! Today's destination: Mumbai - Goa roadtrip along the Konkan coast Packing - Pack light, fi...

2: Explore Sikkim with Surya Raju
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Surya Raju from the blog Travelrope. Travelrope initially started out as a humble blog on Tumblr. Post a number of articles, Surya felt that she could perhaps ease the process of building trip itinerary by sharing her travel experiences as well as other travellers’ who contribute their stories to Travelrope. Travelrope has no longer remained a place just for travelogues as Surya also wanted to share what goes on in the lives of the many who have been inspiring to a w...


1: Intro to The Musafir Stories Travel Podcast
Hello and welcome to the very first episode of the Musafir Stories - India's very own travel podcast, where each week, we share journeys of travelers in their own words and relive their experiences with you, our listeners. Our sole aim with this podcast is to share with you, the rich experiences of travelling in India and inspire you to take the leap of faith, grab those backpacks, and set out to explore our beautiful and exotic country, India. We are Saif and Faiza, your travel companions helping you...