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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

TMS Specials : Time Travel with The Autograph Seeker

11/15/2018
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This week on The Musafir Stories we talk to novelist and media professional Tony V. Francis about his epic coming-of-age romantic novel 'The Autograph Seeker' which brings to life the whispering landmarks of Calcutta in the 1980 and 1990s. During the course of the interview Tony talks to us about the bestselling novel and different landmarks of Calcutta (now Kolkata) which play a significant role in this story. From the famous Park Street to Eden gardens, to the theatre play to all the...

Duration:00:39:47

TMS#033 : Explore Ayodhya with Anuradha Goyal

11/1/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Anuradha Goyal from www.Inditales.com. Anuradha is an accomplished travel blogger and a book reviewer with her blog "AnuReviews" as well as the author of the book "The Mouse Charmers - Pioneers of Digital India" Today's destination: Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh! PS - Happy Diwali wishes in advance! Nearest Airport: Gorakhpur Airport (GOP), Gorakhpur OR Amausi Airport (LKO), Lucknow Nearest Railway Station: Ayodhya Junction, AY Prerequisites - Better to...

Duration:00:47:31

TMS Specials : Old Bengaluru - Dargah to Dharmaraya

10/13/2018
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This week at The Musafir Stories we have historian, teacher and artist Sujatha Balakrishnan walking us through Bengaluru Pete area. The founder of Bengaluru, Kempe Gowda-I established the city in 1537, he started this city at the Pete Area. We explore and talk about different historical points from Hazrath Tawakkal Mastan Dargah to Dharmaraya Swamy Temple in the Pete. Sujatha tells us about how the Tawakkal Mastan Dargah was built and the festivals celebrated there. We then walk ahead to...

Duration:00:37:30

TMS Specials - Our Journey So Far

9/30/2018
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**Happy International Podcast Day!** International Podcast Day is September 30th and it's an international celebration of the power of podcasts! #InternationalPodcastDay We are so glad to all the support and love that we have got from all our listeners so far, we have a very special episode for you guys where we discuss the journey of The Musafir Stories with our buddy Pod-casters Naga from the [Passion People Podcast](https://audioboom.com/channel/the-passion-people-podcast) and Shankar &...

Duration:00:20:34

TMS#032 : Explore Thanjavur with Passing Ports

9/19/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Preethika and Narayanan, the couple behind the wonderful blog "Passing Ports". Listen in to the conversation as we talk Cholas, temples, history, architecture and more! Today's destination: Thanjavur or Tanjore, Tamil Nadu! Nearest Airport: Tiruchirapalli International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Thanjavur Junction Prerequisites - n/a Packing - Stay hydrated, comfortable clothing, some of the temples might require 'modest' clothing too! Time of...

Duration:00:44:40

TMS#031 : Riverside Goa with Kaushal Karkhanis

9/5/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Kaushal Karkhanis aka The Exotic Gringo. Sit back and listen to where this pro traveller and polyglot takes us to today! Today's destination: Riverside Goa! Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport (GOI), Goa Nearest Railway Station: Multiple options depending on your destination. Prerequisites - NA, but make sure to plan and book your stay ahead of time if traveling during the holiday season Packing - Nothing specific, but make sure to carry appropriate...

Duration:00:42:54

TMS Specials - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute with Shubhangi Jeswal

8/23/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Shubhangi Jeswal, a traveler and adventure seeker as she takes us with her to one of her most memorable journeys to the mountains! Today's destination: Completing the Basic Mountaineering course (BMC) at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, Airport, West Bengal Nearest Railway Station: Siliguri Junction railway station, West Bengal Prerequisites - One needs to apply online and via mail to be accepted to the...

Duration:00:37:38

TMS#030: Explore Kochi with Johann Kuruvilla

8/8/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Johann Binny Kuruvilla, the face behind the blog [Escapinglife.com](https://escapinglife.com/). So sit back and enjoy as Johann takes us to his hometown!! Today's destination: Kochi, Kerala! Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam Town Station or Ernakulam Junction Station Packing - Make sure to carry some rain gear if you are there during the monsoons/rainy season Time of the year - September to February is a...

Duration:00:42:14

TMS#029 : Explore Mechuka with Sharanya Iyer

7/25/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to a pro traveler and blogger, Sharanya Iyer who blogs under the handle "TrulyNomadly". So sit back and enjoy as Sharanya takes us places! Today's destination: Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh (29km from the Indo-China border) Nearest Airport: Lilabari (North Lakhimpur) and Guwahati (Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport)and Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) both in Assam Nearest Railway Station: Silapathar (Assam) and Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh) Prerequisites -...

Duration:00:43:02

TMS#028: Offbeat Ladakh with Chandroma Ray

7/14/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Chandroma Ray, who blogs at oneearthtooless.com and loves to travel and blog when she's not wearing her corporate hat! Today's destination: Offbeat Ladakh! Nearest Airport: Leh Airport (IXL) Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) Prerequisites - Permits might be needed for some of the locations (Turtuk); checkposts will be encountered at the border villages like Turtuk. Make sure you acclimatize atleast for a couple of days before...

Duration:00:41:25

TMS Specials - Kingdom of Dixit with Suyash Dixit

6/28/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Suyash Dixit, the Indian businessman who traveled to an unclaimed piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, called Bir Tawil and lay claim to the territory! And no, we're not kidding! Today's destination: Kingdom of Dixit aka Bir Tawil Nearest Airport: Abu Simbal Nearest Railway Station: N/A Time of the year - November, 2017 Length of the itinerary: 1 day Itinerary Highlights: * "I, Suyash Dixit, first of my name and the protector of the realm, declare...

Duration:00:34:48

TMS#027 : Trek to Harihar Fort with Saurabh

6/15/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Saurabh from Mumbai, who authors the blog A season of Mountains under the handle [www.nomadosauras.wordpress.com](https://nomadosauras.wordpress.com/). Sit back and enjoy as we find out where Saurabh is taking us to today! Today's destination: Harihar Fort Nearest Airport: Ozar airport, Nashik or Mumbai Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kasara railway station or Nashik railway station Prerequisites - Medium level of fitness, make sure you're not...

Duration:00:44:05

TMS Specials - Road Trippers Club with Vineet & Deepak

5/31/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Vineet and Deepak, the duo behind the sparkling new initiative called Road Trippers Club - A road travel club for road trip enthusiasts, beginners and those who love hitting the roads on four wheels - Camaraderie on four wheels! #KeepTheRhythmAlive Prerequisites - 4 wheels! Just sign up on [www.roadtrippersclub.com](http://www.roadtrippersclub.com/) and you are good to go! Packing - Specifics vary depending upon the trip. Once you have signed up and...

Duration:00:37:32

TMS#026 : A Day in Lucknow with Siddharth Keswani

5/17/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Siddharth Keswani, an up and coming Youtuber who makes lifestyle, travel and food vlogs. Sit back and enjoy as Siddharth takes us on a speed date with Lucknow - the land of Nawabs and Kababs! Today's destination: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh! Nearest Airport: Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, LKO Nearest Railway Station: Lucknow Charbagh railway station Prerequisites - An empty stomach! Packing - N/A, just warm clothes if you visit in winter...

Duration:00:39:21

TMS#025 : Slow Travel in Bir with Reshma Narasing

5/5/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Reshma Narasing from the blog thesologlobetrotter.com. Reshma is an avid traveler and backpacker who has traversed the country solo and enjoys traveling to offbeat destinations. So sit back as Reshma takes us backbacking to Bir, Himachal Pradesh! Today's destination: Bir, Himachal Pradesh Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Railway station (and rest of the journey by bus) Prerequisities - N/A Packing - Warm clothes,...

Duration:00:34:19

TMS#024 : Explore Majuli River Island with Saakshi

4/19/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Saakshi, from the blog My Travel Recitals. Sit back and enjoy as Saakshi takes us to an offbeat island that is a unique marvel of nature! Today's destination: Majuli River island, Assam - the biggest river island in the world, it is a tranquil piece of land located in the Brahmaputra river in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti is joined by the Subansiri River in the north! Nearest Airport: Jorhat Nearest Railway Station: Jorhat Prerequisities - n/a...

Duration:00:37:03

TMS#023 : A Ride to Meghalaya with Prasanjit Kumar

4/6/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Prasanjit Kumar from the blog Behhind the Handlebar! So strap up and sit back as Prasanjit takes us on a ride to remember! Today's destination: Meghalaya! Nearest Airport: N/A Nearest Railway Station: N/A Prerequisities - The inner-line permit may be required if you are riding through some of the other NE states, however Meghalaya doesn't need one. Packing - Essentials list in the links below Time of the year - February Length of the itinerary: 29...

Duration:00:48:22

TMS Specials - Conquering Mt. Everest with Satyarup Siddhanta

3/21/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Satyarup Siddhanta - a Bengaluru-based Bengali mountaineer.[1] On December 15, 2017 he became the first Bengali civilian from India to complete the seven highest summits in the 7 continents. He is the President and founder of ABETO – "A better tomorrow" foundation, and works as a consultant at Brady Corporation, India.[5] Today's destination: Mt. Everest, Nepal Nearest Airport: Lukla airport Nearest Railway Station: n/a Prerequisities - Required...

Duration:00:44:37

TMS#022 : Explore Srinagar with Renuka Walter

3/9/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Renuka Walter from the blog Voyager for Life! Renuka is one of the top solo women travelers from India and has worked with a number of brands and campaigns. Sit back and enjoy as Renuka takes us on her solo trip to Srinagar, Kashmir! Today's destination: Srinagar, J&K Nearest Airport: Srinagar International airport Nearest Railway Station: Srinagar Railway station Prerequisities - n/a for Indian citizens, but make sure to carry ID proof to show at...

Duration:00:36:22

TMS#021: Explore Kinnaur with Divyakshi Gupta

2/22/2018
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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Divyakshi Gupta, the Quirky wanderer! Today's destination: Roadtrip to Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur is one of twelve administrative districts in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The district is divided into three administrative areas – Pooh, Kalpa, and Nichar(Bhabanagar)– and has five tehsils (counties). The administrative headquarters of Kinnaur district is at Reckong Peo. Nearest Airport: Jubbar Hatti, 244km Nearest...

Duration:00:48:48