The Musafir Stories - India Travel Podcast

The Musafir Stories - India Travel Podcast

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 you, 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!

Episodes

May 30, 2024 58 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to museologist and archivist, Amruta Dhalkar as she takes around the district of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra!

Today's destination: Ratnagiri  district, Maharashtra!!
Nearest Airport: Kolhapur airport  (KLH)
Nearest Railway Station: Ratnagiri railway station, RN
Requirements: n/a
Packing: Pack depending on the weather, summers can be hot
Time of the year: Post monsoon or winter mont...

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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to traveller and writer Priyanka Gupta as she gives takes us around some villages in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh! 

Today's destination: Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh!

Nearest Airport: Kullu Airport (KUU)

Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar railway station, JDNX

Requirements: n/a

Packing: Pack depending on the weather, winters are cold

Time of the year: Summer

Length of ...

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April 25, 2024 59 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to author and writer and illustrator, Seema Misra as she takes us to the land of the rising sun, Arunachal Pradesh!

Today's destination: Arunachal Pradesh!

Nearest Airport: Dibrugarh Airport (DIB)

Nearest Railway Station: Naharlagun railway station, NHLN

Requirements: Inner-line permit

Packing: Pack depending on the weather, winters are cold and monsoons are wet!

Time of the year: Dec-Feb...

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March 28, 2024 51 mins

Winner of Giveaway of Pranav’s book - Kunal Sachdev

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to author and content creator, Aakash Mehrotra as he takes us to his hometown of Allahabad of the yesteryears, now known as Prayagraj!

Today's destination: Allahabad, UP!

Nearest Airport: Prayagraj Airport (IXD)

Nearest Railway Station: Prayagraj Railway station, PRYJ

Packing: Pack depending on the weather, winte...

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March 14, 2024 35 mins

GIVEAWAY of Pranav’s book - Expedition to an Alternate Swarajya - Where the subcontinent remained uncolonised! 

https://forms.gle/T72T2w72RMM4Hhye7 

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to author and content creator, Pranav Gogwekar as he takes us to the coastal town of Vengurla!

Today's destination: Vengurla, Maharashtra

Nearest Airport: Goa, Mopa (GOX)

Nearest Railway Station: Kudal Railway station, KUDL

Packing: Pack ligh...

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February 29, 2024 52 mins

Winners of the GIVEAWAY of Anmol’s book - Wanderings in the Land of Mist - A complete story of Mussoorie!  : Arjun Harish & Vijaya Bhat

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to founder of Kannur City Heritage Foundation, Muhammed Shihad as he takes us to Kannur!  

Today's destination: Kannur, Kerala

Nearest Airport: Kannur international airport (CNN)

Nearest Railway Station: Kannur Railway station, CAN

Packing: Pack light ...

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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Listen to the episode and answer 3 simple questions linked in the URL below: https://forms.gle/V383GKghqBfarsNi6

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to columnist and author, Anmol Jain, as we discuss his book Wanderings in the Land of Mist - A complete story of Mussoorie! 

Today's destination: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (DED)

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway ...

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January 18, 2024 57 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to our favorite listener and traveler, Tushar Shukla! 

Today's destination: Indore & Ujjain, MP!

Nearest Airport: Devi Ahilya Bai airport, IDR

Nearest Railway Station: Ujjain Junction, UJJN

Packing: Pack according to the weather conditions

Time of the year: October - Mar

Length of the itinerary: 3 days

Itinerary Highlights: 

  • Tushar starts the conversation ou...
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January 4, 2024 50 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to returning guest, listener and traveller, Krishan Insan! 

Today's destination: Mizoram!

Nearest Airport: Aizawl airport, AJL

Nearest Railway Station: Bairabi Railway station, BHRB

Prerequisites:  Innerline permit - https://ilp.mizoram.gov.in/

Packing: Pack according to the weather conditions

Time of the year: October - April

Length of the itinerary: 7 days

Itinerary Highlights: 

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December 21, 2023 57 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to returning guest, Sahana Kulur from https://vacaywork.com

Today's destination: Madurai, Tamil Nadu!

Nearest Airport: Madurai International airport, IXM

Nearest Railway Station: Madurai Junction, MDU 

Prerequisites:  NA

Packing: Pack according to the weather conditions, summers can be hot.

Time of the year: October

Length of the itinerary: 2-4 days

Itinerary Highlights: 

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December 7, 2023 46 mins

WINNERS OF THE GIVEAWAY (NAMMA BANGALORE), pls check your email for further instructions. 

Tanushree Tyagi

Vijay Prakash 

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to returning guest, Saakshi Rajat - a traveller and co-founder at True Joy Travels, as she takes us to Goa with seniors!∂

Today's destination: Goa!!

Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport, GOI

Nearest Railway Station: Karmali Railway Station, KRMI

Prerequisites:  NA

Packin...

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November 23, 2023 46 mins

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Answer 3 simple questions in the linked google form and stand a chance to win a copy of Shoba’s book on Bangalore! 

https://forms.gle/3AYKXjBpULeXUJSP7

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a author, columnist and podcaster Shoba Narayan as we talk about her latest book, Namma Bangalore: The soul of a metropolis

Today's destination: Bengaluru!

Nearest Airport: Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

Nearest...

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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a award winning travel writer Varun Suchday as he talks about time spent with the Tribes of Chhattisgarh and Odisha

Today's destination: Chhattisgarh and Odisha!

Nearest Airport: Maa Danteshwari Airport, Jagdalpur (JGB)

Nearest Railway Station: Jagdalpur Train Station (JDB)

Prerequisites:  NA

Packing: Pack according to the weather conditions

Time of the year: Oct-Feb

Length of the i...

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October 26, 2023 56 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a returning guest, Ayush Kumar, a solo traveller and listener who takes us to the spiritual city of Udupi!

Today's destination: Udupi, Karnataka!

Nearest Airport: Mangalore International airport (IXE)

Nearest Railway Station: Udupi Railway Station (UD)

Prerequisites:  NA

Packing: Good walking shoes and rain gear, dress appropriately while visiting temples

Time of the year: Nov-Feb

L...

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October 12, 2023 54 mins

GIVEAWAY ALERT! 

Stand a chance to win Nomads of India merchandise - follow our stories on Instagram for more details!

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Vatsal Nandu, a traveller and founder of travel community Nomads of India as he takes us to the breathtaking Zanskar and Suru Valley!

Today's destination: Zanskar and Suru Valley, Ladakh!

Nearest Airport: Srinagar International airport (SXR)

Nearest Railway Station: J...

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September 28, 2023 45 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Prasenjit Sharma from Six Degree Adventures as we explore Nagaland on foot!

Today's destination: Nagaland

Nearest Airport: Dimapur airport (DMU)

Nearest Railway Station: Dimapur Railway station (DMV)

Prerequisites -  Inner line permit, will be arranged by Six Degree Adventures

Packing - Good walking shoes, water to stay hydrated, warm clothing

Time of the year - Sept - Mar

Length of...

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August 31, 2023 55 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Vishnu Menon, a traveller and a student of History, as he takes us to Old Delhi aka Shahjahanabad! 

Today's destination: Old Delhi!

Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International airport (DEL)

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi  Railway station (NDLS)

Prerequisites -  NA

Packing - Good walking shoes, water to stay hydrated, umbrella, shades

Time of the year - Oct, Feb, Mar

Length of t...

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August 17, 2023 54 mins

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Listen to the episode and answer 3 simple questions on our Instagram  ( @musafirstoriespodcast  ) https://forms.gle/aP35sfqcDkFLgczo7  to win some cool Madras Inherited Merch! 

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Trustee and Head of Operations at Madras Inherited (https://www.madrasinherited.in)

Today's destination: George Town, Chennai!

Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Nearest Railway...

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August 3, 2023 57 mins

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with lawyer and a hobbyist blogger - Juhi Gupta who blogs at www.forumhopping.wordpress.com

Today's destination: Meghalaya, the abode of clouds!

Nearest Airport: Shillong (SHL)

Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati Railway station (GHY)

Prerequisites -  Inner line permit may be required, pls check with relevant authorities.

Packing - Good walking shoes, rain gear, wat...

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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Anuj Haribhakti, a long time listener and avid traveller as we speak about the only place in the world where Asiatic lions live, Gir National Park!

Today's destination: Gir National Park, Gujarat

Nearest Airport: Rajkot Airport (RAJ)

Nearest Railway Station: Junagadh Railway Station (JND)

Prerequisites -  Book for permits to safaris 2-3 months in advance and l...

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