It might not be right yet that the pandemic is anywhere near its end, but life's moved on. With social distancing, masks and frequent sanitisation having become muscle memory for us and the ongoing immunisation against the coronavirus, travel has picked up, too. Some are doing it themselves while the others are travelling virtually, all thanks to the brilliant vlogs on YouTube and Instagram put up by some very talented women. Even as authoritarian regimes attempt to shackle women with laws that restrict their mobility and travel, we look at the best of Indian Internet to lift our spirits up, today on International Women's Day. Our curated list has a mix of both popular vloggers with a steady following and up-and-comers who we feel deserve a dekko. Here you go.
Going from a 9-5 job to making a career in vlogging was obviously never an easy decision for Kritika Goel, yet she nailed it. Flying across the globe solo to travelling places and being a tourist in her own native town, Kritika has provided a live narration of how anybody can pursue their passion. From skydiving to deep-sea diving, she has covered several kinds of diving. Even the lockdown could not stop the enthusiasm in Kritika and there she is flying again and sharing some amazing travel tips to help the community.
The ever-gorgeous Larissa is a mother of two—Tazz, the doggo and Chiquita, the kitty—and yet she is a crazy traveloholic. Not just an Indian female traveller, Larissa has also been a travel presenter for a channel in addition to being the brand ambassador for the world's top action-cam brand. She recently shifted to Goa, giving us major beach vacay goals. Larissa's YouTube channel is no less then a fun roller-coaster ride that you never regret.
Everybody's original 2000s crush, Shenaz often pops up on one's social media when one's feeling low, and just makes it vanish with the snap of a finger. The Ishq Vishk star is in love with her first love, acting, her passion for travelling is quite something. With a stunning 818k followers on Instagram, Shenaz has not let her followers down. Her travel content on Instagram is as vibrant and as chirpy as Shenaz. Not just stopping on a YouTube channel, she also has her own travel website.
Breaking all the stereotypes, Sharanya AKA Truly Nomadly has been the epitome of inspiration for all the female travellers out there. Since the very beginning, she has invested in travelling solo in a smart way. Her post-lockdown trip to Maldives would definitely make you want to travel right at the moment. She has pretty much travelled the entire country solo and now is on a mission to cover her travels abroad. Quite naturally, her YouTube channel is always a treat to watch.
Giving us major travel goals, Niharika is one of the budding travel vloggers who is definitely on a quest to make it big. From sharing all the travel goof-ups to educating us about places, she has been one dedicated travel vlogger. In this age of algorithms and finding how to go big, she is still growing on Instagram. Niharika' well-known love for the mountains will definitely make you fall in love with them too. Case in point—her recent trip to Kargil!
In a full-time relationship with her first love and passion, Tanya, with her dedication to travel and create travel vlogs, has earned 590K subscribers on her YouTube channel. Her other YouTube channel, Living with Tanya, features more of a quirky and fun-loving side of hers. Being a full-time travel vlogger had been difficult at first but now she has proved those neighbourhood aunties wrong by creating some marvellous content.
Blogger turned vlogger, Rutuja has lots on her plate with a writing job yet her love for travelling grows by the passing minute. She manages solo travel completely fine and that reflects in the quality content she offers. Her vlogs are both well-informed and creative. From local travel to accommodation she covers pretty much everything.
Being a skier, scuba diver, TedX speaker as well as a solo-travel vlogger, Radhika has managed to do it all so well. All her travel vlogs are known to be an absolute treat to the eye. Her solo trip videos on YouTube could be easily categorized under edutainment.
If there ever would have been a criterion to become a vlogger, RJs would definitely win the majority of the slots. A very good illustration of that is Himani Chawda, with her channel Wanderlust Himani. All her travel videos are so fun and engaging that you wouldn't leave your seat without watching the entire video. Himani has done spectacularly well after this job change wherein she speaks her heart out along with being quirky in front of the camera.
Being a solo traveller, co-founder of Pet Pipers, and the founder of the online portals Artisans of Banjara and The Handloom Project, Srishti has quite done it all. Travel, being her passion, has taken her places within the country as well as abroad. Her recent road trip in a caravan from Delhi to Bombay and back was a major success. Her fun-loving self adds handsomely to the overall amazement in her vlogs.