#SocialThrowback: 20 of the top travel influencers from 2017

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Social Samosa has curated a list of 20 of the top travel influencers who dared to follow their dreams.

Is your dream to travel around the world? Do you love exploring the nooks and corners of places where you stay? Are you the one, who thinks of leaving the plush corporate job and pursuing traveling as a full time career?

We have just the right inspiration for you. Social Samosa has curated a list of 20 of the top travel influencers who dared to follow their dreams.

The list is in no particular order.

Indian Backpack Motorbike

Venkat Ganesh's blog captures his travel experiences before and since he left his job to pursue the life of a full time traveller. His blog is an experience of travel without a plan and it will make you want to hit the road NOW.

The Shooting Star

Shivya Nath at age 23 (in 2011), quit her corporate job to travel the world and ever since that she hasn't stopped. Her blog motivates young women who wish to be independent and take solo travels.

Be On The Road

Sankara Subramanian is living his dream of experiencing the world in his own way and at his own time. His blog is about his experiences from all around the planet and a lot of tips, ideas and recommendations for all those people who wish to live their travel dream.

Shadows Galore

Purnendu (Puru) and Ekta started Shadows Galore where the duo have travelled far and wide and captured their experiences and shared tips.

Lakshmi Sharath

Lakshmi Sharath has covered five continents and been to over 25 countries and her passion lies in exploring the nooks of India as well.

Anki On The Move

Ankita Sinha loves to regularly explore international and domestic travel destinations and adventure sports and bring her experiences to aspiring travellers and a large community of travel and adventure enthusiasts.

Travel With Neelima

Neelima loves trekking and has been travelling in India for the past few years with the intention of discovering most of the little known places in India.

Ankita Bora

Ankita has travelled across India and the world. Her writing crux mainly involves travel, tech­nol­ogy, trends, and cul­ture.


Windy Skies

Anil Purohit loves wildlife Camping, Trekking, Photography, Reading, Writing, Poetry, Non-fiction and Travelling. In his blog, you will find some interesting stories of him discovering the nooks and corners of places in Mumbai.



Ajay Jain was one of the most popular tech bloggers in India, but he decided to leave that and follow his dreams of traveling. His journey to Kunzum La- was a spectacular junction in Ajay's journey – literal, and of life. He thus named his blog Kunzum and started capturing the beautiful travel experiences in it.

He now curates trips within India and across the world.

Romancing the Planet

Karthik Reddy started his blog Romancing the Planet, to share travel stories, give valuable advice and publish some of his favorite travel shots.

My Travel Diary

Parnashree Devi, also known as Shree, is a travel blogger from Assam who is currently based in Delhi. She started her blog mainly to share her travel stories.

Arnab Maity

Arnab Maity started blogging to share his thoughts, frames and experiences as an inspiration for people to experience the beautiful world that lies outside.

Shalu Sharma

Shalu Sharma loves outdoors, sight seeing and travelling in India, she writes about domestic travels whenever she finds the time. She also shares her knowledge and tips on the local culture, food, attires and others.



Sharell Cook's blog is an informational website, an online travel guide, about what to see and do in India, where to stay, and other travel tips.


Deepak Patel loves traveling to ancient historical places, and it is his experiences of these historical places that he wishes to convey in his blog.


Sudha's blog reflects her multiple interests in travel & photography, books, music, Mumbai, and much more.


Srinivas Kulkarni loves to write stories about people, places and the journey that he encounters. Himalayas are a place which is close to his heart and he has been going there every year, it has almost become like an ritual now.


Desi traveler

Prasad's blog has stories about destinations that desi families love visiting together like beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, pilgrimages.

Traveller Stories

Ruchika Vyas' blog is a platform where she shares tips and anecdotes about destinations, information that is useful for readers, and updates on ‘happenings’ of the travel world.

If you know of any travel influencers who need to be added to this list, let us know or in the comments below.

The article is a part of our Social Throwback series that recaps the year that was for the industry. 

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