Many of us have wanderlust running through our veins yet we remain strangled in the obligations of our everyday lives. It is barely a bunch of us who are able to break these symbolic shackles and go ahead to feed our eleutheromaniac longing. 

Read on about the journeys of these awe-inspiring globetrotters and follow them to learn and implement a thing or two in your travel diaries. 

1. Lakshmi Sharath

Being the multi-talented soul that she is, Sharath has her hands full with being a media professional, full time traveller, blogger, travel writer and a photographer. Having covered 25 countries and 5 continents alongside nooks and crannies of India, her blogging portal  ‘A travel Blog of an Indian Backpacker’ is a treasure chest of travel tips, tricks, to-dos and don'ts and experiences. She has a humongous amount of accolades to her name as a traveller and has been listed as one of the top travel bloggers in India.  

Explore away | http://www.lakshmisharath.com/

2. Shivya Nath

Nath quit her life as a corporate drone to embrace her passion for travelling. Young and full of zest, she is a nomad. While initially based in Delhi, she quit the idea of being location dependent and now the road is her home. In her award-winning blog called ‘The Shooting Star’ her love for indulging in the local culture of the place and letting go of preconceived notions and practices is apparent. She shares and gives experiential advice on ways to travel economically while avoiding the cliché touristy ways.

Explore away | https://the-shooting-star.com/

3. Neelima Vallangi

A software engineer who found an irresistible urge to travel after her trip to Ladakh, later left her job to take up travelling full-time. She now proudly claims to be a digital nomad. Neelima’s blog ‘The Wandering Soul’s Wandering Tales’ has enriching accounts of her experiences of the Himalayas and Western Ghats (which she loves the most) apart from a lot more! You’ll fall in love with her photo essays which are not only mesmerizingly beautiful but also make you loathe your mundane topographically static life. 

Explore away | http://www.travelwithneelima.com/

4. Ajay Jain

He started his journey from Kunzum La pass in the Himalayas and since then has driven 80,000 kms and flown to many places around the globe. His travel blog called Kunzum gives to-visit and to-do tips destination wise which makes it a reliable source of knowledge one can consult when planning a vacation. That’s not all, Jain has come up with a cafe in Hauz Khas where travellers can meet and discuss their stories, also called Kunzum. They organise meets and events to share their knowledge with nascent and fellow travellers.

Explore away | http://kunzum.com/

5. Shalu Sharma

A housewife with children from Bihar started jotting down an account of her travels around India and the world, breaking stereotypes and embracing what she loves. Follow her to refurbish your itinerary before you plan a visit to a place as she writes about the not-to-miss-spots, best-ways-to-get-there, what-to-wear, vaccination requirements and more, giving highly honest and valuable information.  

Explore away | http://www.shalusharma.com/

6. Rishad Saam Mehta

Based in Mumbai, Mehta holds an eleutheromaniac urge. He feels travelling is an investment towards making indelible memories and widening perspectives. He prefers enriching his experience by driving while holidaying. His most recent trip was a drive from Munich to Mumbai. Read his blogs to gather information about history trails, food and drinks, street markets, entertainment and lifestyle, personal encounters and adventure sports which he feels can be just as interesting and rewarding.

Explore away | http://rishad.co.in/

7. Thommen Jose

Jose is a traveller, adventurer, biker and writer. His brainchild Wanderlink is a responsible initiative which promotes eco-tourism, to ensure travelling to natural habitats in such a manner that conserves the environment and enriches the lives of the local people. Their travellers work to highlight the social, environmental and financial issues of the indigenous communities giving their activity more meaning and vision. 

Explore away | http://www.wanderink.com/

8. Sankara

BE ON THE ROAD by Sankara Subramanian is a collection of his experiences while travelling on his Royal Enfield. The travel blogging portal is an amalgamation of his views on and experiences of vegetarian cuisine, wildlife holidays, unique cultures and visas for Indians. The blog provides insightful information on how to travel cheaply, especially for those looking to explore India. He also posts videos which give a sneak peak into the different cultural ethos found around the world. 

Explore away | http://www.beontheroad.com/

9. Anuradha Goyal

Anuradha is an avid reader and a voracious traveller. She has been blogging for about 12 years now after quitting her IT job. Her book reviews can be found at AnuReviews and travel stories at Inditales. Her blogs and vlogs often give very intricate and particularly detailed information about the places she visits and things she encounters. Also, she has authored the book ‘The Mouse Charmers – Digital Pioneers of India’. 

Explore away | http://www.inditales.com/

10. Mridula Dwivedi

A traveller caged in the body of professor, very recently set completely free, is how we would describe Mridula. She started blogging in 2005 under the name ‘Travel Tales from India' and has a short while ago refined the banner to ‘Travel Tales from India & Abroad’. Her blog boasts of a variety of posts, from photo stories and opinionated articles to sharing her experiences and more.

Explore away | http://traveltalesfromindia.in/

11. Arnab Maity

Arnab’s story is different from the rest. He took up travelling to fulfill his mother’s wanderlusting desires. Through his writing and photographs he wanted her to travel vicariously. Having found a following during this endeavour, he built up on this hobby and took it up professionally. He writes to encourage people to find time from their daily routines and travel. And the best part is he guides us on how to hit the road without spending a bomb. 

Explore away | http://www.arnabmaity.com/