Indian's best travel blogs in 2019

Travel blogging has taken wings in India, though it started later than in western countries. We now have hundreds of bloggers who regularly travel and showcase their journeys on their blogs. The established ones share travel tips and blogging advice. Many of them have affiliation with travel/ food/ tourism/ culture/ airline industry through which they earn and also sometimes offer discounts to their visitors. The top bloggers in this niche monetize their assets well and are reported to be earning handsomely through travel blogging.

We give here links to top Indian travel blogs. Most of them have found a place in the Directory of Best Indian Blogs, but  we have also included some outstanding blogs that could not be included in the Directory due to some reason (e.g. not being regular of late).

travel blogging in India
India has a vast variety of travel locations.
However, nothing beats Taj Mahal
as the representative of India as a travel destination.

You will like to visit these blogs for getting first-hand experiences, tips, etc. If you are a blogger, you can also learn from the way they maintain their blogs, especially the topmost ones: blog design, use of SEO, frequency of posting, navigation, quality of content, social media integration, how they use photographs, how they attract visitors and how they keep them glued to the blog, and so on.

Here is the shortlist of these fantastic travel blogs on Indian, by Indians, in English:

allgudthings - All Gud Things
anamikaojha - Ana's World
aravindgundumane - Treks and Travels
beontheroad - Be on the Road
bkpk - Backpack Me
blogsikka - Parenting While Traveling
dhempe - Dhempe's Blog
enidhi - eNidhi India
footloosedev - FootLoose Dev
gobeyondbounds - GoBeyondBounds
myyatradiary - My Yatra Diary…
revolvingcompass - A Revolving Compass…
romancingtheplanet - Romancing the Planet
sandeepachetan - SandeepaChetan's Travel Blog
santwonapatnaik - Wander Bird
sid-thewanderer - The Wanderer
sujoyrdas - Trekking & Photography in the Himalaya
taleof2backpackers - Tale of 2 Backpackers
talesofanomad - Tales Of A Nomad
the-shooting-star - The Shooting Star
thesologlobetrotter - The Solo Globetrotter
thrillingtravel - Thrilling Travel
tickereatstheworld - Ticker Eats the World
travelbooksfood - Travel, Books And Food
travellingslacker - The Travelling Slacker
travelseewrite - Travel See Write
travelshoebum - The bum who travels
traveltalesfromindia - Travel Tales from India & Abroad
travelure - Travelure
viewtraveling - View Traveling

Announcing 2019 best Hindi blogs directory compilation

Dear friends,

Compilation of the 2019 edition of the Directory of Best Hindi Blogs is going on. If you have a good Hindi blog to suggest, do so now.

You can visit the 2018 edition of the Directory to see whether your or a friend's blog is already there.

The directory will be released on October 1, 2019.


हिंदी के सर्वश्रेष्ठ ब्लॉगों की डायरेक्टरी के 2019 संस्करण का संकलन शुरू हो चुका है. अगर आपको कोई उत्तम गुणवत्ता का ब्लॉग सुझाना हो तो शीघ्र करने का कष्ट करें
आप हिंदी के सर्वश्रेष्ठ ब्लॉगों की डायरेक्टरी के 2018 संस्करण को इस लिंक पर देख सकते हैं. क्या आपका या आपके जानने वालों के सुंदर ब्लॉग इसमें सम्मिलित हैं? अगर हाँ, तो फिर उन ब्लॉगों को सुझाने की ज़रूरत नहीं.

डायरेक्टरी 1 अक्टूबर 2019 को प्रकाशित होगी. 

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India's best literary blogs in 2019

We have been bringing out a list of best literary blogs in India, in English, for the last three years. 

The present list includes the best such blogs in 2019. There are many other good blogs that we know of, but they could not be included as they are not regular in posting. 

Indian English blogging, like other niches, is constantly undergoing changes. New, especially young, bloggers now create professional blogs as they no longer need blogging for their personal social networking needs. For personal shares and networking, people prefer instant platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp.

People who are active in literature, whether as readers or writers, tend to open blogs for satisfying their literary urge. Till some years back, literary blogging in India was limited to sharing one's own writings/ musings and about good books one had read. Poems, short fiction and responses to blogging contests (e.g. Friday musings) ruled the literary blogging sphere.

Then came authors who opened blogs to promote their books, and readers learned to use blogging for reviewing books on payment. Many literary agencies and book publishers opened blogs as part of their portals to share updates. 

Much of literary blogging in India still remains hobby-centric, not professional, as people keep satisfying their urge for expression through blogging. However, a good number of published authors, those who want to take up literature/ writing as career, and book reviewers have taken up literary blogging seriously.  

Some years back, we found that it was difficult for bloggers to earn from literary niche mostly because there were very few English book readers and readers did not buy books online. The number of English book readers, web surfers and online buyers has gone up significantly in recent years, and thus literary blogging in English pays in India.  

One last point to note is the language of Indian literary blogging. The literature niche of Indian blogging is not as rich and engaging in English as in local languages, mostly because English is not the mother tongue of over 95% of Indians and they can express themselves much better in Indian languages.

Indian blogs on literature
Here is the list of top 25 literary blogs. Blogs are arranged according to the operative part of their URL, in alphabetical order.

abhijitbhaduri - Abhijit Bhaduri
akswrites - Akshata
anieshabrahma - Aniesha's Musings
anureviews - Book Reviews by Anuradha Goyal
artofleo - I Rhyme Without Reason
ashirespondingtolife - Ashi Responding To Life
bookedforlife - Booked for Life
bookishelf - The Bookish Elf
ddsreviews - b00k r3vi3ws
geetaavij - Fabric of Life
inderpreetuppal - Inderpreet's Eloquent Articulation
jaiarjun - Jabberwock
maniparna - Scattered Thoughts
meotherwise - Me Otherwise
nishitak - Nishita's Rants and Raves
preethivenugopala - A Writer's Oasis
privytrifles - Lacuna
rakhijayashankar - Outset
rohankachalia - Rohan Kachalia
rubinaramesh - Rubina Ramesh
saurabhchawla - Saurabh's Lounge
shanayatales - Shanaya Tales
soumya-hintofme - LOL: Life Of Leo
themystiquebooks - The Mystique Books
thereaderscosmos - The Readers Cosmos>