Travelling Toes India is a traveling advocate. She hopes to give inspiration to people to travel with their jobs in hand because she knows it’s not possible for everyone to just quit their jobs and travel full time.
You can follow Travelling Toes India’s journey on instagram at @travellingtoesindia
RareJaunt: How old were you when you first went overseas?
The first time I ever went overseas was right after my 10th grade – so about 16 years old.
RJ: What do you remember about your first travel experience, or what is your first travel memory?
Honestly, my first travel memory is going to meet my cousins in the South of India during my summer vacations. My entire extended family lives there, and I am born and brought up in New Delhi, India. So, all I can remember is eating amazing mangoes every day, going to the beach and building sand castles – having the time of our lives with no fear of turning in work.
RJ: What is something you would never travel without?
This is something I’ve started doing since a couple of years, but these are a few things I haven’t travelled without for quite some time now:
A Journal/ Notepad
Medicines (Always carry them)
RJ: Where is the nicest establishment you have stayed? Why was it special?
If you ask my honest opinion, the tents that I stay in when I’m trekking are the best. It just brings the two/three people so close, the bonding is amazing. But, in terms of establishments, I have a membership with Club Mahindra Hotels, so I do stay a lot of the times in their property.
RJ: A few of their properties that I absolutely love are :
Varca Beach, Goa – They have a GIANT chess board and a private beach.
Coorg, Karnataka – The property is SO green, it’s amazing!
Yercaud, Tamil Nadu – Which is one of their pet friendly resorts.
RJ: If you could recommend a place to a fellow traveler, where would it be?
Kerala, India. Anywhere in Kerala just instantly calms you down. SO green and peaceful.
RJ: Describe a culinary experience that stands out from a vacation abroad.
In Singapore, I had the opportunity to have traditional Singaporean albeit vegetarian food in toa payoh. It was a wonderful experience.
RJ: What is your idea of an enjoyable vacation?
My idea of an enjoyable vacation is spending enough time in bed, having a to-do list and trying to cross out as much as you can from that list, getting to know the locals and their lifestyle/ story, oh and not worrying too much about food (issues of being a vegetarian).
RJ: Who would be your ideal travel companion?
Somebody who is motivated to visit various places on a single day albeit at leisure – not just to cross out from a list.
RJ: What do you miss the most when you are away from home?
My pet and my bed.
RJ: What country do you believe to be under-rated? What about overrated?
I think India is under-rated. It is SO vibrant and diverse. It’s got everything you need from a travel destination like oceans, hills, plains, deserts – everything.
I am yet to travel to a country which I believe is overrated. But I’ve been told Paris is overrated – So I guess I need to visit soon to figure out.
RJ: Where is next on your list of places to travel to? Why?
I have two places next on my list:
North eastern India – because all over the internet I can see how gorgeous each state is – the views, the waterfalls – just apt to relax and let go.
Bali – Do I really need to answer why for this destination?
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