I created the Travellers’ Tales section earlier this year to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Sindhu Murthy, a travel blogger based in Bangalore, India. Visit her blog at Interlude Journey.
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to Travellers’ Tales , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
Read about Sindhu’s travels here,
- Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hello. I am Sindhu- A software engineer by profession and a traveller, blogger and a photographer by passion. I live in Bangalore, India. I love travelling to the most secluded and pristine destinations.
- What is your earliest travel memory?
My grandfather was a trainer at the electricity generation board. The institute would arrange tours for the trainees to different electricity generating stations across the state once every 3 months. The trainer’s families could accompany them during the trips and I had accompanied him on many such trips. That is how I visited some of the most secluded destinations and pristine destinations where the general public had no access to.
- Where was your last holiday?
My latest holiday was quite an adventurous one. I went hiking for a week in the Himalayas to summit the Kedarkantha peak. After returning from the hike, I did white water rafting in River Ganga at Rishikesh.
- What was the best thing you did there?
I had many wonderful experiences – my first encounter with snow, making snowmen, sliding over the snow slopes, and drinking gallons of water to make sure the body does not yield to AMS at high altitudes. Camping at sub-zero temperatures under the blanket of a million stars on a no moon night was another experience that is very close to my heart.
- What was your best holiday ever? Why?
A week long holiday in Lakshadweep has been my best holiday ever. Lakshadweep (literally translating to A thousand islands) is a group of islands located off the west coast of India in the Arabian Sea. As the entry to the island is restricted and a permit is required to enter it, it is mostly off the maps of the tourist circuit in India. The pristine white sand beaches, the deep blue lagoons, the amazing coral reef, plethora of marine life and the safe secluded islands have carved a permanent place in my heart.
- What is your favourite travel destination?
I would love to visit Iceland for its diverse landscapes.
- What must one do there?
Iceland is home to some of nature’s best phenomena. The Northern Lights, geysers, mountains, ice caves, volcanoes, waterfalls, architecture and the beautiful cityscapes- oh the list goes on!
- Who is your favourite travel companion/s?
My favourite travel companions are my son and my husband. My son who is 4 years old loves to travel as much as I do.
- Name one item you must have when travelling.
There are 3 actually : chap stick, sun screen and camera.
- Your best travel advice?
Pack light. Be a responsible traveller. Leave no trace at the places you travel to.
- The one place you want to visit before you die?
- Please include your blog/social media links.
Thank you, Sindhu, for sharing your fascinating travels with us!
I would love to hear about your holidays too. Go to Travellers’ Tales, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.