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5 Inspiring Travel Stories That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

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All of us, at least once in our lives, have thought of dropping our banal jobs and going off on an adventure around the world. We have few interesting travel stories of women who pack their bags and decided to explore the world on their own terms break the monotony of life.

1. Three mothers drove from India to London 

Rashmi Koppar, Dr Soumya Goyal and Nidhi Tiwari drove a vast span of 21,477 kms from India to London by road. They traversed 600kms per day battling with heavy snow, rain and undulating terrain thereby covering major parts of India, Myanmar, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Finland, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Representational Image: Rashmi Koppar, Dr Soumya Goyal and Nidhi Tiwari drove a vast span of 21,477 kms from India to London by road Mindfullnes free

2. Roshni Sharma rode a bike from Kanyakumari to Kashmir

Amid alluring nature, Roshni Sharma travelled all the way from Kanyakumari to Kashmir on a bike. She is the first India woman to do so passing through 11 states in 19 days.

Representational Image: Roshni Sharma travelled all the way from Kanyakumari to Kashmir on a bike. Pixabay

3. Indian tea seller couple travelled the globe

The 65-year-old Vijayan and his wife Mohana, who run a small tea stall, have explored 17countries in the last 40years. Motivated by ultimate wanderlust, they save money, take loans, visit a new country and repay the debts over a couple of years once they return. They have covered countries like Britain, France, and Austria among many others.

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The tea seller couple Vijayan and his wife Mohana. Facebook

4.English Teacher turned travel writer

Bored with her English teaching job in Washington, Liz Carlson accumulated some money to travel around the world. Bit by the travel bug during her teachership in Spain, Carlson traversed everywhere from Jordan to New Zealand meanwhile becoming a popular travel writer.

Representational Image: Carlson traversed everywhere from Jordan to New Zealand meanwhile becoming a popular travel writer. Pixabay

5. Lawyer turned travel writer

A Corporate lawyer of New York, Jodi Ettenberg quit her job to explore world keeping the people updated through her website titled “Legal Nomads”. The site shares pictures of her travels and is also a food blog.

Representational Image: A Corporate lawyer of New York, Jodi Ettenberg quit her job to explore world. Pexels

 

 

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Himalayan Yogi Swami Sundaranand to open art gallery consisting 8 quintal photographs

Wanderer Baba aka Click Baba Swami Sundaranand is all set to open his art gallery

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Himalayan Yogi Swami Sundaranand (Wikimedia Commons)
  • Himalayan Yogi Swami Sundaranand is also known as “Himalayan Wikipedia Baba”, have clicked 8 quintal photos in beautiful Himalayas

You must have heard about many Himalayan yogi living upto hundreds of years and having miracle powers. But this is the story of a wanderer Sadhu, who is a mountaineer and photographer by choice. He has a deep connection with Himalayas. Swami Sundaranand is known to be a principal advocate for the ecological preservation of the Himalayas, the Ganges and its source at Gangotri.

During 1962 war Indian Army also sought help from this Himalayan Yogi as he was very much aware with all the routes and region in Himalayas.

Swami Sundaranand’s love for Himalayas started at a young age when he read a book named “Himgiri Vihaar” by Tapovan Maharaja. He was so inspired by the book that he went to Tapovan Maharaja and started Yoga Sadhna under his guidance.

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Tapovan Kutir, where Swami Sundaranand lives in the summer (Facebook)

In 1956 he bought a camera for Rs. 25 from a Belgian tourist. And since then he has been clicking pictures of the beautiful Himalayas. He has taken more than 100,000 photos, over a 50-year period, of the shrinking Gangotri glacier in the Indian Himalayas. The photographs he clicked weighs around 8 quintals.

  • The most awaited Art Gallery by Himalayan Yogi Swami Sundaranand will open in Gangotri region

Himalayan Yogi Swami Sundaranand is now all set to open his Himalayan art gallery at a height of 10,310 feet in Gangotri region. The construction has already begun. He has invested Rs. 2 crores in this project, money which he got through royalty of his book “Himalaya : Through a lens of a Sadhu”. His book was launched by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Swami Sundaranand is the subject of a feature documentary shot at his home in Gangotri titled “Personal time with Swamiji”. The film was produced by The Centre for Healing Arts and directed by Victor Demko.

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Swami Sundaranand’s Art Gallery under construction in Gangotri Region (Facebook)

Himalayan Yogi Swami Sundaranand is also a skilled naturalist who is familiar with thousands of Himalayan plants and he knows the lore and medicinal uses of these species. The most important parts of his life are meditation, japa and pranayama. As a younger man he was an accomplished hatha yogi, mastering 300 postures, and he continues to practice it daily. He is very devoted to the ecosystem in which he has lived for forty years and believes that “God does not reside in temples or mosques – he is scattered everywhere in the courtyard of nature.

So Himalayan Yogi’s art gallery you can not miss to visit! Plan your trip soon and thank us later.

– by Shaurya Ritwik, Shaurya is Sub-Editor at NewsGram and writes on Geo-politcs, Culture, Indology and Business. Twitter Handle – @shauryaritwik