Hi! I am Sankara!
I am a Professional Travel Blogger. I am one of those people who feels at home when he is on the road. Travel is my life. It is my career. It is my passion. And it is my inspiration. I have been traveling across the world since I left my 8-year old corporate sales and marketing career in the IT industry 6 years ago. I am passionate about de-mystifying the world of travel for Indians, digital marketing, blog management, travel photography and travel consulting. And the output of all this is ‘be on the road’ and its surrounding consulting ecosystem.
‘BE ON THE ROAD’ is my travel and photography blog. I love travel, blogging and photography and this is where all those thoughts, pictures and videos find a place to live. It talks about Travel Tips, Travel and Vegetarian Food, Travel and Fashion, Travel and Technology, Travel Gear, Travel and Finance, Travel and Visas, Travel in India, Experiential Travel Stories, Rich Global Travel Photos and much more. What started in Aug 2009 as a passionate hobby is today my career.
One of the top travel blogs in India | Worldwide Exposure | Travel Nut | Travel Evangelist | Founder of Travel Consulting Startup | Public Speaker on Travel | Travel Blogger | Photographer (Wildlife, Travel, People, Street) | Freelance Travel Writer | Business Development in Software Product Development Services – North America and India (7 years) | Engineer | Entrepreneur – Travel | Executive Grease Monkey – Motours, an Indian motorcycling outfit
Focus Areas (My Interests)
Adventure Travel | Wildlife Holidays | Unique Cultures | Vegetarian Food | Globetrotting | Backpacking | Budget Travel | Motorcycling Travel | Off Beat Destinations | Indian Traveler
Travel Blogging | Travel Consulting | Digital Marketing | Social Media | Travel Product Ideas | Travel Photography | Versatile Travel user | Travel in India | Blog Management | Content Management | User Experience
Gift of the Gab | People Management | Negotiation | Wildlife Photography | Travel Planning
One of the top travel bloggers in India
One of the top Indian travel bloggers to follow on Twitter
One of the top Indian biking bloggers
Featured by top international and domestic travel and media brands
Worked with international and domestic tourism boards, hotel chains and travel outfits
Explore the world by 45
Setup a 100% green hotel property in the Western Ghats of India
Love a good and long conversation, especially if it is around travel and/or photography
Get fidgety when I am not ‘on the road’
Main Travel Gear
Gregory Baltoro 65 Backpack | CamelBak Hydration Pack | Camera | Laptop | e-Reader | Phone (also music player) | Audio Technica DJ Head Phones | Passport | Credit and Debit Cards
Canon 7D with battery grip | Nexus 5 Phone | EF 70-200 IS II f2.8 L | EF 17-40 f4.0 L | EF 100-400 IS f4.5-5.6 L | BlackRapid Cargo (RS5) Camera Strap | B+W UV and CP Filters | Manfrotto 055xProB Tripod with 498 RC2 Ball Head | SanDisk and Lexar CF Cards | LowePro Vertex and Lowepro Flipside 200 Camera Backpacks
At Home Activities
Rest | Laze Around | Catch up with family and friends | Boxing and other fitness activities | Gorge on Home Food | Plan Future Travels
What I Collect from my Travels
Currencies and sometimes coins | Fridge Magnets | Masks | Wooden Artifacts | Flags for my Backpack | Unique Items
My Buddy on Wheels
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 cc motorcycle
Links to Features
My blog has been featured as one of the top 50 blogs in India (across all categories), one of the top 51 travel blogs and magazines in India and me, one of the top 25 Indian travel bloggers, a top India travel blogger by Myoksha, ranked 4 in a Top 21 Indian Travel Blogger List by Quikrpost, one of the top 12 blogs in India by Baggout, one of the top Indian biking bloggers, one of the top Indian travel bloggers to follow on twitter, recognized by my alma mater (VIT University) for my passion and work, my interview, photographs and/or travel articles have been featured in National Geographic Traveller India Magazine, Economic Times Newspaper, DNA Newspaper, Complete Well Being Magazine, Deccan Chronicle newspaper, The Tribune newspaper, Exhibitor Magazine, TripAdvisor.in, JetWings Magazine, Wego India, Right This Minute TV Show, Travel Secrets Magazine, Yuva Magazine, Tata Motors (Tata Nano Superdrive), Travelavenue.com, HotesCheap.Org, TeachStreet, KeralaTourism.org, eCollegeFinder, Flipnomad, iSikkim.com, HotelsCheap.org, Cheap Cruises and my photo has been featured on the cover page of a travel book.
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