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 27, 2022 54 min

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Subhadip Mukherjee from www.indianvagabond.com as we explore India’s only China Town!

Today's destination: Kolkata, India

Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl Airport, CCU

Nearest Railway Station: Kolkata Railway Station, KOAA

Prerequisites - N/A

Packing - Pack light, carry warm clothes as it can get bit chilly in winter

Time of the year - End of January

Length of the itinerary: ...

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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to the travel couple - Ranjani and Raghavan of rararaasta as we take you to the quaint little town of Bundi in Rajasthan!

Today's destination: Bundi, Rajasthan

Nearest Airport: Sanganer Airport, JAI

Nearest Railway Station: Kota Railway Stn, KOTA

Prerequisites - N/A

Packing - Pack light, carry extra liquids as it can get hot during the day

Time of the year - November to February is the best tim...

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April 14, 2022 65 min

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a very dear listener - Amruta Dhalkar, a museologist, who takes us to a beautiful yet underrated city in Maharashtra!

Today's destination: Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Nearest Airport: Kolhapur Airport, KLH

Nearest Railway Station: Kolhapur Railway Stn, KOP

Prerequisites - N/A

Packing - Pack light, carry extra liquids as it can get hot during the day

Time of the year - September to February is th...

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Winner of Giveaway - Lords of the Deccan by Anirudh Kanisetti

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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Akshita Bhanj Deo, Director of the Belgadia Palace - an 18th century Victorian era styled palace that is now a boutique hotel in Mayurbhanj, Odisha!

Today's destination: Mayurbhanj, Odisha

Nearest Airport: Dum Dum Airport, CCU; Biju Patnaik International airport, BBI

Nearest Railway Station: Baripada Railway Stn...

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GIVEAWAY Alert: Answer 3 questions linked below and stand a chance to win -

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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a returning guest, Anirudh Kanisetti, as we discuss Ellora and his debut book, Lords of the Deccan!

Today's destination: Ellora, Maharashtra

Nearest Airport: Aurangabad Airport, IXU

Nearest Railway Station: Aurangabad Railway station, AWB

Prerequisites - N/A

Packing - Pack light, ...

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March 3, 2022 46 min

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Tanisha Guin - a traveller who enjoys slow travelling to offbeat destinations and blogs at www.stepsandstreets.com

Today's destination: Mirik, West Bengal

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport, IXB

Nearest Railway Station: Jalpaiguri Railway station, NJP

Prerequisites - N/A

Packing - Pack light, carry some warm clothes!

Time of the year - March - November

Length of ...

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February 17, 2022 56 min

GIVEAWAY ALERT - LISTEN TO THE EPISODE AND ANSWER 3 SIMPLE QUESTIONS LINKED BELOW TO STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A HERITAGE WALK IN HYDERABAD WITH YUNUS!!!

Just fill out this form to enter the giveaway - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkIvpPCtNpLO_Y3mmL_X6GjxrTXbPer_9UvRIHAC61hE5Rcg/viewform

WINNERS OF THE BOOK ‘A FOR PRAYAGRAJ’ BY UDBHAV AGARWAL, CONGRATULATIONS!!We will reach out to you shortly

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February 3, 2022 38 min

GIVEAWAY ALERT - LISTEN TO THE EPISODE AND ANSWER 3 SIMPLE QUESTIONS LINKED BELOW TO STAND A CHANCE TO WIN UDBHAV’S TRAVEL MEMOIR “A FOR PRAYAGRAJ - A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF ALLAHABAD”

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This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Udbhav Agarwal, a PHD candidate and author of the travel memoir - “A for Prayagraj: A short biography of Allahabad”

Today's destination: Prayagraj, Uttar Prade...

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January 20, 2022 57 min

WINNER OF GIVEAWAY FROM NASHIK EPISODE

RIKIN MERCHANT

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Akanksha Siwach, solo traveller, amateur gardener and a terrific storyteller who blogs at https://talesofthehiddentrails.wordpress.com

Today's destination: Glaw Lake, Arunachal Pradesh

Nearest Airport: Dibrugarh Airport, DIB

Nearest Railway Station: New Tinsukia Railway Station, NTSK

Prerequisites - Inner Line permit, Perm...

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE, ANSWER 3 SIMPLE QUESTIONS TO STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A TICKET TO AMRITA’S HERITAGE WALK IN NASHIK - https://forms.gle/xea2P2KFthjgbUPM7

WINNERS OF TALES OF HAZARIBAGH GIVEAWAY

Poonam Pragya

Yashaskar Shubham

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Amrita Gangatirkar, researcher, filmmaker and the founder of travel experience company Nashik Heritage Trails (formerly Urban Serai)

T...

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December 9, 2021 56 min

GIVEAWAY ALERT!
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE, ANSWER 3 SIMPLE QUESTIONS TO STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF MIHIR’S BOOK - https://forms.gle/NUdNuS3HtwSiYmLNA

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with author and poet, Mihir Vatsa, as we discover the plateau town of Hazaribagh through Mihir’s book - Tales of Hazaribagh: An intimate exploration of the Chotanagpur plateau!

Today's destination: Hazaribagh!

  • Nearest Airport: Birsa Munda Airport...
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    November 25, 2021 57 min

    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a dear friend, traveler and host of the podcast Baap beeti, Vaibhav Dewan!

    Today's destination: Darjeeling and Kalimpong!
    Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport, IXB
    Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri, NJP
    Prerequisites - NA
    Packing - Make sure to carry warm clothes and accessories
    Time of the year - April, September-October is a good time
    Length of the itinerary: 6-7 days

    Itinerary Highlights...

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    November 11, 2021 63 min

    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with traveler and content creator, Stuti Bhadauria who creates content at www.nomadographer.com

    Today's destination: Islands of Goa!

    Nearest Airport: Goa International Airport, Panjim, GOI

    Nearest Railway Station: Karmali Railway Station, KRMI

    Prerequisites - NA

    Packing - Pack light, wear a good pair of walking shoes

    Time of the year - Round the year, except summers

    Length of the itinerary: 3-...

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    October 28, 2021 53 min
    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with one of our dear listeners, Varsha, as she takes us to a lesser travelled gem in Tamil Nadu, Pollachi!Today's destination: Pollachi, Tamil Nadu!Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport, CJBNearest Railway Station: Pollachi Junction, POY Prerequisites - NA, some places might need permitsPacking - Pack lightTime of the year - Oc to FebLength of the itinerary: 3-5 daysItinerary H...
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    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with traveler and history & culture  nerd - Ayush Khanna, as he takes us back in time to explore an important milestone in India’s independence. 

    Today's destination: Kanpur & Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

     

    Nearest Airport: Kanpur Airport, KNU or Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, LKO

    Nearest Railway Station: Kanpur Central Railway Station (CNB) or Lucknow Railway Station (LKO) 

    Pre...

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    September 30, 2021 56 min

    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Lakshmi Sharath, one of the  top travel writers and bloggers in India, who blogs under Travel with Lakshmi or lakshmisharath.com

    Today's destination: Coromandel Coast! 

     

    Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport, MAA

    Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central, MAS

    Prerequisites -  NA

    Packing - Pack light, carry sunscreen and shades. 

    Time of the year - June-Feb, avoid the cyclone seaso...

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    September 16, 2021 50 min

    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Husein and Keshav, hosts of the podcast “Far From Fact” (now you get the title of the episode?)

    Today's destination: Day trips and lesser explored  places in and around Mumbai!

     Nearest Airport: Chattrapati Shivaraj Maharaj International Airport, BOM

    Nearest Railway Station: Mumbai Central, MMCT

    Prerequisites -  NA

    Packing - NA

    Time of the year - Round the year 

    Length of the itinerary: Day t...

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    September 2, 2021 44 min

    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Aakash Mehrotra from the blog www.handofcolors.me

    Today's destination: Pragpur and Garli, Himachal Pradesh!

    Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport, DHM

    Nearest Railway Station: Raimehtpur, MTPR or Ambh/Pathankot

    Prerequisites -  NA

    Packing - Pack according to the weather, warm clothes preferable

    Time of the year - Round the year 

    Length of the itinerary: 2 days

    Itinerary Highlights: 

    Aakash takes us to ...

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    August 19, 2021 44 min

    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Anshul Akhoury from the blog dailypassengerr.com!

    WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY ALERT: ANUJ 

    Today's destination: Rajgir and Nalanda, Bihar!

     

    Nearest Airport: Gaya Airport, Bodhgaya, GAY

    Nearest Railway Station: Rajgir Railway Station, RGD

    Prerequisites -  NA

    Packing - Pack according to the weather. 

    Time of the year - October to February 

    Length of the itinerary: 2 days

    Itinerary Highlights: 

    Anshul tak...

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    This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Ila Reddy, as she takes us on a trip to the land of the Headhunters, Nagaland!

    GIVEAWAY ALERT: 

    https://forms.gle/QTLBNgZEy26CEzFQ9

    Answer 3 simple questions and stand a chance to win a copy of the book “The Konyaks: Last of the tattooed Headhunters”

    Today's destination: Nagaland

    Nearest Airport: Dimapur Airport, DMU

    Nearest Railway Station: Dimapur Railway Station, DMV

    Prerequisites -  Inner l...

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