For them, photography is the most beautiful thing in the world because there’s no other possible way to freeze a passing moment than to capture it in a frame forever. These travel photobloggers have been travelling around the world, taking their time to soak in their surroundings, the sights, the smells, the sounds, and everything.
They create pictures that evoke an emotion in the viewer, that are nothing less than pieces of art, that make subtle efforts of expressing to the world, the feeling a capturer himself or herself senses at the moment they make a click.
Here is a list of the top 30 travel photobloggers from India, who have gone on to garner much acclaim for their work from all over the world. They are here to amaze you, inspire you, and lend you the courage to chase your dreams! And definitely to give you a whole lot of new travel goals!!
Top 30 Travel Photobloggers From India
1. Ajay Sood
He says his passion is to capture the sounds, the sights, and the stories of the places he visits. He has been into Travel Photography and Writing since 2010 and has had his work featured in leading photography magazines of India.
Having been a part of the Travel Blog Exchange Europe (2016) as their first Indian speaker, he has since spoken at TBEX Asia, TBEX International, and TBEX North America. Awarded by National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Cox and Kings’,
This phenomenal photographer and photo educator can be reached on his website Travelure.
2. Rutavi Mehta
She describes herself as a travel aficionado who has even ridden on an auto-rickshaw from Jaisalmer to Shillong for over 3000 km and has stayed for months on the Lakshadweep Islands.
She loves to explore new places, and meet new people and learn their stories. Apart from that, she believes in giving back to the society and hence, she goes to Ladakh every year and stays there for two months to teach children.
You can check out her blog Photo Katha to read all about her and know her work more intimately!
Toehold is among India’s top travel and photography companies, that offers best-in-class photography-oriented travel and related services.
It is the ultimate shop for photography professionals and enthusiasts as it is the country’s first full-fledged photography-equipment-rental service, also providing numerous photography workshops, tours, events, and personalized vacations, since its inception in 2010.
You can check them out at Toehold blog.
4. Himanshu Khagta
One of the top travel photographers in India, Himanshu Khagta boasts of having captured some of the remotest regions in the Himalayas.
His work has already been published in The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveller, BBC Travel, National Geographic Traveller, and Lonely Planet.
You can find his work on his website Himanshukhagta.
5. Deepti Asthana
Deepti calls herself an incurable travel addict who is also a storyteller, and a travel photographer and documentary creator by profession.
Her work has been published in BBC News, Al Jazeera, The Hindu, Outlook Traveller, Asian Age, and Huffington Post to name a few of her achievements. She’s currently working on a documentary addressing gender-specific issues in the country, called ‘Women of India’.
You can find her stories on DA Travelography.
6. VJ Sharma
VJ Sharma has been recording his travel experiences, life experiences, gadget reviews, and technology hacks on his website for over 10 years now.
His passion for photography has been recognized by several well-known Indian dailies such as The Hindu, The Times of India, and Hindustan Times.
Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Conde Nast, Better Photography and several other prestigious magazines have also acclaimed his photography.
You can find him on his website Travelling Camera.
7. Anita Bora
Anita Bora has been an avid blogger and photographer since 2001. She loves writing and expressing herself in words and photography is just another hobby that makes her extremely happy.
She engages in portraits, weddings, interiors, and exteriors, apart from her regular travel photography. Apart from that, she has a great love for diving, wine, jewellery, ceramics, running, and cycling.
Her work can be found on her blog Anita Bora Blog.
8. Vibha Malhotra
Vibha Malhotra is the editor and blogger at https://phototravelings.blogspot.com/. She is a poet, author, book reviewer, and a die-hard traveler who loves trying different cuisines, exploring different cultures, and learning new languages.
In addition to the Travelling Camera, Vibha’s work has been published in Tipton Poetry Journal, Muse India, Wasafiri, and The Luxembourg Review, and in dailies such as Dhaka Tribune, The Times of India, and Ceylon Today.
9. Kevin Standage
Kevin Standage is an archaeologist, photographer, and explorer, who shares his experiences to inspire others on the same lines.
He is a global freelancer who currently publishes all his work on his website Kevinstandagephotography.
10. Jitaditya Narzary
He is famously known as the Travelling Slacker and has been trying to explore the unknown or lesser known destinations of India since 2011.
He mostly travels solo and on budget. He is a freelancer and usually prefers to travel Himalayan valleys and archaeological remains of the beautiful Indian plains.
His work can be discovered on Travelling Slacker.
11. Siddhartha Joshi
Siddhartha Joshi is a blogger, designer, photographer, and travel writer.
He enjoys travelling and loves to share his stories and photographs from around the world to inspire others to undertake such wonderful journeys.
His work can be found on his blog Sid – The Wanderer.
12. Ankita Kumar
Ankita Kumar is a traveller who is in love with everything bright, colorful, and strangely, weird. She is a scriptwriter and filmmaker by profession.
She loves travelling to rarely visited destinations in India and abroad and can be found on her blog that is as fun and funky as she herself is.
You can read all about her adventures on MonkeyInc..
13. Subhadip Mukherjee
Having worked for more than a decade in book retail and publishing industry and in the field of information technology, and then social media, Subhadip has developed a keen passion for traveling, photography, and blogging.
His work inspires thousands across the country today and can be found on his website Indian Vagabond.
14. Arun Bhat
Arun is an award-winning internationally published photographer and travel writer, who is based out of Bangalore.
He has spent a majority of his life traveling all across India and abroad working on numerous photography assignments. He has also led photography tours for Darter Photography.
He loves to share many stories of his journeys on Travel Painted stork Blog.
15. Prasad Np
Prasad is popularly known as the Desi Traveller and claims that his blog is not just about the places he visits, but about what he discovers, likes and dislikes, and loves to share with his followers, whom he considers a part of his family.
His blog is an amalgamation of a lot of personal travel stories and travel tips that he doles out quite often. His pictures do not just speak about the places he visited but also the human element in them.
You can find his work on his website Desi Traveler.
16. Swami Upendra
Swami calls himself a restless soul who planned a journey around the world on a bicycle, some twenty-five years back, but could never actually realize the dream. However, his spirit hasn’t died yet.
He is a journalist by profession and an avid traveler, writer, and photographer at heart, who is still relentlessly trying to merge the two- his passion and his profession.
He boasts of having traveled across the country and even beyond as well. His work can be found on Vagabond Images.
17. Srinivasa S
Srinivasa picked up a keen interest in photography on one of his trips in 2007. Starting with his first DSLR during late 2008, he has never looked back since.
Apart from photography, he loves traveling and as much as he enjoys exploring new places, he likes to revisit many places he has already been to, to soak in the magic all over again.
On his journey of exploring and creating great pictures, he has picked up many recognitions as well. He has also had his work displayed in several exhibitions in Bangalore.
You can find his work on his blog, Photo Mitra.
18. Nitin Bothra
Nitin is a product design engineer by profession, and a hobbyist travel photographer and writer. His blog has been recognized as one among the top photoblogs in The Ultimate List of the Top Travel Bloggers in India.
His photographs have appeared in several online and offline media such as the UK Street Food Festival, Times of India, Rajasthan Patrika, Udaipurblog.com, and Veggiewala.com.
You can know more about his work on his website Indian Excursionist.
19. Pratap J
Pratap hails from Bangalore and specializes in outdoor nature photography. In his view, there is more to photography than just clicking what is in front of the camera. He started his journey with a Canon 350D in late 2005. He started his own website, in 2006.
His aim is to eventually travel the length and breadth of India and while he has been at it, he has fallen in love with the Himalayas, and landscape photography in general.
He is also a printmaker, who started archival printing in Bangalore when no one else was offering such high-quality prints.
He is fully self-taught and you can find his works on his website PratapJ.
20. Swati Saxena
Swati was born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh, and so her love for ancient architecture stems from the history she could find all around her while growing up.
She got bored with her desk job in accounting and left it to rediscover her love for writing, traveling, reading, drawing, and paper-crafts.
She started her blog, Lost In Maps, where she shares her personal stories, both travel and non-travel related. She has gone on to garner much acclaim on social media.
You can check out her stories on her blog, Lost in Maps.
21. Anindya S. Basu
Anindya S. Basu regularly shares stories about his travel and food escapades through writing and photography on his blog, Pikturenama.
His photography has been recognized and highly acclaimed on social media and has even won him the IndiBlogger Award 2017. His blog has also been mentioned among the top Indian blogs of 2018.
You can check out all his work on Pikturenama.
22. Joshi Daniel
Joshi Daniel says, capturing images of people has been his passion since he feels intrigued by the stories hidden behind their faces, the different kinds of lifestyles they follow, their cultures, and traditions.
He loves seamlessly roaming the streets, as he spends his time learning and understanding his subjects.
His blog Joshi Daniel Photography clearly reflects his soft corner for portraits and images in black and white.
23. Sujoy Das
Sujoy Das is an author, blogger, travel photographer, experienced trekker, trek organizer, and also, trek leader under the banner of South Col Expeditions.
He has been working in the Himalayas for the past thirty years. He is the joint author and photographer of Sikkim – A Travellers Guide with Arundhati Ray and also, the acclaimed author of Lonely Planet-Nepal for the Indian Traveller.
His beautiful essays and stunning photographs have been published in magazines and books all over the world, such as The Washington Post, Outlook Traveller, APA Publications, India Today Travel Plus, and Times of India Crest. You can explore all of his work on Sujoyr Das.
Pratiksha has been narrating stories about things she comes across daily or random experiences she encounters. It is more of a personal diary as most of the anecdotes are related to her personal life.
Still, these are very cherishable, and you can check out all of her amazing photostories by navigating to her blog and her Instagram as well. Read her stories on her blog Always in Search Of.
25. Ravi Dhingra
Ravi started his blog, when an idea of using his phone camera to capture movements on the move, came across his mind. Since then he has clicked a lot of low-light, candid, unplanned, and instant images to share his views through photography.
His pictures are special in a way that they express emotions in spaces, art, and design as he succeeds in capturing that rare interplay of shadow and light.
Check out his work on his blog Ravi Dhingra Photography.
Vijay is a traveller, wildlife enthusiast, blogger, photographer, interior designer, and sports freak who cares about conservation and advocates sustainable solutions.
He left his design job in 2010 to become a freelancer designer so that he could have ample time on his hands and freedom to pursue his dream of travelling.
He is also the co-founder of a Travellers Meet in Bangalore where travellers of all kinds get together to share stories, inspire, and get inspired. You can check out his work on his blog Feel Free or Fly.
27. Shubham Mansingka
Shubham has been travelling around the country full-time since 2014 and has never looked back since. He says, he can relate to the stories of people he meets during his travels, and that is the thing that makes him most happy and content in his life.
He has battled asthma to find true meaning in his life in travelling and continues to inspire millions across the globe to follow their dreams through his blog Travel Shoe Bum.
28. Aman Chotani
Aman Chotani is a travel and lifestyle photographer from New Delhi who loves exploring the world and documenting his travels, the cultures he comes across, and life in general.
He began his journey as an assistant to National Geographic Photographer Louis Kleynhans after which he ventured out doing his own thing.
He has covered numerous amazing destinations including India, Singapore, Nepal, South Africa, Dubai, Switzerland, France, Spain, Oman, Fiji, Israel, Turkey, the UK, and Australia.
He has been awarded by several distinguished organizations including IPA AWARD, The United States in the Portrait Category and The Siena International Photo Awards 2015 (Italy).
You can read more on him and explore his vast body of work on his website Aman Chotani Photography.
29. Kalyan Varma
Kalyan is a wildlife photographer and filmmaker, who spends his time documenting wildlife and the serious environmental issues that need to be identified and discussed in our times.
He works as a freelancer worldwide with many leading magazines, environment-centric NGOs, and renowned television channels including Nat Geo and BBC. His work can be found on his website Kalyan Verma Photography.
30. Amar Ramesh
Amar left his software job to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer. He says, he believes in the magic of the universe, and that his belief in the power of his dreams has led him to where he is today.
This entrepreneur is a wanderer at heart and loves making friends on his random travel journeys. His work has been recognized and acclaimed by several popular magazines like Better Photography, Apple, Your Story, and Wedding Vows.
You can find his work on his website Amar Ramesh Photography.
These are the top 30 Travel Photobloggers from India who have been doing wonders at what they do while continuing to inspire courage and creativity in millions across the globe! If you have any thoughts to share about them or feel motivated on hearing any of their stories, do let us know in the comment section below.