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The Musafir Stories is an audio podcast that documents Indian travel tales. Each episode we share the journey of travelers in their own words and relive their experience with our listeners. The sole aim of our podcast is to share the rich experiences of traveling in India and inspire listeners to take the leap of faith, grab those backpacks and set out to explore the beautiful and exotic country, India.

The Musafir Stories is an audio podcast that documents Indian travel tales. Each episode we share the journey of travelers in their own words and relive their experience with our listeners. The sole aim of our podcast is to share the rich experiences of traveling in India and inspire listeners to take the leap of faith, grab those backpacks and set out to explore the beautiful and exotic country, India.
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The Musafir Stories is an audio podcast that documents Indian travel tales. Each episode we share the journey of travelers in their own words and relive their experience with our listeners. The sole aim of our podcast is to share the rich experiences of traveling in India and inspire listeners to take the leap of faith, grab those backpacks and set out to explore the beautiful and exotic country, India.

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Episodes

72: Explore Sakhalin Island with Ajay Kamalakaran

12/4/2019
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Contest Alert! Celebrating the festive season and new year by giving away a copy of 'Globetrotting for Love and other stories from Sakhalin island' by Ajay Kamalakaran. Just write to us on our email, themusafirstories@gmail.com (mailto:themusafirstories@gmail.com) and tell us what your favourite episode on the podcast is and why! One lucky listener will be announced on the first episode of new year. This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Ajay Kamalakaran, an independent journalist and...

Duration:00:46:51

71: Explore Landour with Aakash Mehrotra

11/12/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Aakash Mehrotra from Delhi who talks to us about his childhood connection to the land of Landour, Uttarakhand! Today's destination: Landour, Uttarakhand Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (DED) Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Prerequisites - NA Packing - Lots of books! Carry warm clothes as the hill stations are quite chill. Time of the year - April Length of the itinerary: 3 days Itinerary Highlights: - Aakash talks about his childhood...

Duration:00:43:42

70: Explore Manipur with Elita

10/27/2019
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Contest Alert!!! ---------------- We're giving away a copy of Rajat Ubhaykar's book - Truck De India, a hitchhiker's guide to Hindustan, to one lucky listener! All you have to do is listen to Rajat's episode - Around India on trucks (https://audioboom.com/posts/7258364-tms-specials-around-india-on-trucks-and-highways-with-rajat-ubhaykar) and answer two simple questions and send them to our email - themusafirstories@gmail.com (mailto:themusafirstories@gmail.com) before Nov 10, 2019. 1. From...

Duration:00:56:30

69: Walled City of Jaipur with Arv

10/12/2019
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#GetFeatured on the Musafir Stories! Capping off International Podcast Day (https://www.facebook.com/internationalpodcastday/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARBzrA3UoBGh6TJJNF-n7VuvldwVxBpaem5oAncHzspmuMyFcQu18matbdHLr3EOl53BhdY9YOJZ88E0&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAuyskK8T5eZMKcS3csKzg6BCwshiRNHBrKOao2hQaTewkilaUEzEtHx2dMuf7enxsGxA7IHYmG_IM977-PvmTU-E_BY9pc-FC2rONJ2ykwRegk1NotikBy9C1RbDfGeUIgj-n_v7CKWsxsnstraxWJ7VYsbuH97LoAok_eLa2tkP4N4_WaPYIqHj307FyIJUVexypZl4lbAS94PA) by inviting all listeners to...

Duration:00:52:12

68: Ghost town of Dhanushkodi with SN Sudharsan

9/22/2019
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International Podcast Day Convention 2019 in Bangalore: Join us!!! Register now: https://podcasts.hubhopper.com/o2podcollective-international-podcast-day ************************************************************************* This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Sudharsan SN, a polyglot and a linguist who runs a youtube channel called Indic Living (https://www.youtube.com/user/sudharsansn) Today's destination: Dhanushkodi - the story of a ghost town! Nearest Airport: Madurai, TN...

Duration:00:31:51

67: Explore Parvati Valley with Backpacking Indian Mama

9/2/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Deenaz Raisinghani, a backpacking mom who has been traveling around the world with her little kiddo! Today's destination: Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport or Chandigarh Airport Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Railway station Prerequisites - NA Packing - Your usual winter gear along with other essentials for travelling with a kid. >Also make sure to take care of the baby's eating, sleeping and pooping schedules!!...

Duration:00:45:24

66: Trek the Great Lakes of Kashmir with Karan & Parul

8/8/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Karan and Parul, the couple on a break from work traveling around India and the world! Today's destination: Kashmir Great Lakes trek! PS: Please be sure to check on the travel advisory before traveling to the region. Nearest Airport: Srinagar airport Nearest Railway Station: Udhampur railway station Prerequisites - Some level of fitness! Packing - Pack trekking shoes, sticks, ponchos, warm clothes and a day pack with necessary first aid, medication...

Duration:00:51:37

65: TMS Specials : Women in Travel with F5 Escapes

7/13/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to the trio from F5 Escapes. F5 Escapes is redefining how women travel in India, encouraging them to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world. They plan and organize travel tours for women to travel in groups and solo as well! Hand crafted itineraries to suit their needs. To know more about F5 Escapes checkout their social media pages: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/F5Escapes/) : https://www.facebook.com/F5Escapes/ Instagram...

Duration:00:36:32

64: Explore Orchha with Dhiraj

6/30/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Dhiraj from the blog, Team G Square as he discusses his journey to some of the hidden gems of India. Today's destination: Orchha, Madhya Pradesh!! Nearest Airport: Gwalior Airport or Khajuraho Airport (HJR) Nearest Railway Station: Jhansi Railway station (about 18kms away) Prerequisites - NA Packing - Depending on the time of the year you visit, make sure to carry hats, eyewear and sunscreen. Best time to visit is between November and February as the...

Duration:00:38:37

63: TMS Specials : Purposeful Travel with Charles Worringham

6/14/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Charles Worringham, an Australian academic and clean energy evangelist, who shares his experience of traveling with a purpose. Listen on! Today's destination: Around India, exploring some of her energy challenges and innovative solutions! Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International airport Nearest Railway Station: NA Prerequisites - Be open to travel, be open to learning! Packing - NA Time of the year - November Length of the itinerary: 1 month...

Duration:00:49:54

62: Savanadurga Trek with Divyam Goenka

5/29/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Divyam Goenka, a young trekking enthusiast and founder of Kyuriosity, a Bangalore based trekking community. Today's destination: Savanadurga Trek!! Nearest Airport: Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore (BLR) Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore Railway station Prerequisites - Some trekking experience doesn't hurt! Packing - Make sure to carry enough water to stay hydrated and some energy bars for when the going gets tough! Time of the year -...

Duration:00:29:32

61: TMS Specials: Around India on Trucks and Highways with Rajat Ubhaykar

5/11/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Rajat Ubhaykar, a journalist from Mumbai who talks about his journey around India on trucks and highways! Today's destination: India! Nearest Airport: n/a Nearest Railway Station: n/a Prerequisites - n/a Packing - n/a Time of the year - April Length of the itinerary: n/a Itinerary Highlights: - Rajat talks about his roller coaster of a journey traversing India on trucks as he set out to document the lives of truckers and the highway economy of India....

Duration:00:50:20

60: A weekend in Mysuru with Subhadip Mukherjee

4/18/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Subhadip Mukherjee from the blog [Indian Vagabond](https://indianvagabond.com) Today's destination: Mysore or Mysuru! Nearest Airport: Mysore Airport (MYQ) Nearest Railway Station: Mysore Junction (MYS) Prerequisites - Book early if you plan on traveling during the festive season of Dussehra (usually around Oct) Packing - Pack light, make sure to carry appropriate clothing as it tends to get hot during summers Time of the year - NA Length of the...

Duration:00:36:02

59: TMS Specials: Paintings of the Himalayas with Medhavi Gandhi

4/5/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Medhavi Gandhi, the founder of Heritage Lab (heritagelab.in), a unique media platform for citizens to interact with museums! Today's destination: The Indian Himalayas in paintings by Nicholas Roerich! Nearest Airport: NA Nearest Railway Station: NA Length of the itinerary: 5-8 years, 25,000 kms Itinerary Highlights: - Medhavi takes us on the Himalayan expedition covered by Nicholas Roerich and his family in the early 20th century (1923) in search of...

Duration:00:34:37

58: Explore Bodh Gaya with MSN Karthik

3/24/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to MSN Karthik - a traveller, a film maker and a youtuber! Today's destination: Bodhgaya, Bihar! Nearest Airport: Gaya Airport or Patna Airport Nearest Railway Station: Gaya Junction Prerequisites - Just leave your worries home! Packing - Nothing unusual! Time of the year - Best to travel when the festive season is upon us, important festivals being Buddha Poornima (May) or Kalchakra puja (Oct-Nov) or other world healing pujas (watch for them in the...

Duration:00:36:44

57: Explore Dalhousie with Meenakshi Param

3/7/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Meenakshi Param from the blog polkajunction.com. Sit back and enjoy as we speak to the multi-talented Meenakshi as she speaks about her tryst with travel! Today's destination: Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh Nearest Airport: Dharamshala, HP Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot, Punjab Prerequisites - N/A Packing - Warm clothes depending on the season of travel Time of the year - All year round! Length of the itinerary: 3-4 days Itinerary Highlights: -...

Duration:00:41:02

56: TMS Specials : The Shooting Star with Shivya Nath

2/21/2019
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CONTEST ALERT!!! Listen to the episode and answer these 3 simple questions and stand a chance to win a copy of Shivya's best seller - The Shooting Star 1\. Which Indian town did Shivya spend her childhood in? 2\. In which country did Shivya go to university? 3\. What is the title of Shivya's best selling book? Email your responses to themusafirstories@gmail.com before March 7th 2019! The winners will be announced on the next episode of the podcast! This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to...

Duration:00:46:20

55: Explore Gandikota and Belum Caves with Srikanth

2/5/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Srikanth from the blog traveldiaries.vacations and the capter lead of RTC Hyderabad! Today's destination: Gandikota gorge and Belum caves, Andhra Pradesh! Nearest Airport: Tirupati Airport at Renigunta Nearest Railway Station: Kondapuram Prerequisites - Camping equipment if you're planning to camp Packing - Gandikota can get hot during the day, plan to carry sufficient water and also extra layers for the night. Time of the year - September Length of...

Duration:00:41:27

54: TMS Specials : Travel Without Quitting Your Job with Pradnya Kulkarni

1/25/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Pradnya Kulkarni, a smart traveler who believes in traveling without quitting your job! Let's find out more! Prerequisites - A job! Just kidding! Highlights: - Pradnya talks about the importance of travel in life and how one should approach travel. - Her own trials and errors with travel - Hacks to make use of to plan your travel - How to save for sustainable travel - How her job has helped her travel the world! - Parting advice! Pradnya's social...

Duration:00:34:02

53: Experience the Kumbh Mela with Priyanka

1/10/2019
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Priyanka Dalal from the blog [MapRoute Travel Blog](https://maproute.in). Priyanka is a digital entrepreneur and traveler and on this episode she shares her experience of falling in love with the Kumbh Mela! Today's destination: The Kumbh Mela! Nearest Airport: Allahabad Airport, IXD Nearest Railway Station: Allahabad Junction Prerequisites - Be prepared to be a part of large crowds and lose your personal space! It is better to book accommodation...

Duration:00:41:04