2 Backpackers

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Driven by curiosity and not losing our sense on wonder, we travel, learn, observe and celebrate life. Tale of 2 Backpackers is all about our experiences, misadventures and travel stories as we travel across India and around while trying to understand the places, people, culture and cuisines. When not in the civilization, you might find us with our backpacks and cameratrekking in the wilderness of Himalayas or in some obscure and nondescript place in the heartwarming company of a gracious host.

Our Story

We are Amrita and Agni, inquisitive, adventure-seeking, nature lovers, history buffs and food lovers.

We first met at Jadavpur University, a place where both of us dreamt to attend. And today also we are sharing the same dream of eccentricity and madness.

So she said ‘Hi’ in 2003, ‘Yes’ in 2006 and finally they said, “I do” in 2011. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Well, we did not meet while we were travelling. Infact, neither of us travelled that much during that time. How to get a college degree and then a decent job was at the top of our priority list then. But fate had some other plans. She did not want the two wanderlusts like us to stay stuck in the cubicle forever. A serendipitous visit to the Amarnath transformed us quietly from mere tourists to wanderlust travellers. And then Roopkund happened! There was never looking back after that. We changed. We realized that life is meant to be lived by a compass and not by a clock!

Together we have faced hailstorms of Himalayas, did scuba diving 12 metres below the sea level, was frozen at – 35 degrees at Chadar Frozen River Trek and even got stuck at a riot in Jammu, but all these had made us much richer and better persons.

So today, we still live out of the suitcase. We are not yet “settled”. We prefer walking for days in the mountains than partying (it’s not that we don’t love to socialize once in a while :). And we are perfectly fine being this eccentric!

Why We Travel?

Because life is too short and the world too big to stay at one place.

We travel because we love to meet new people, make new friends, see new places and listen to some great stories.

We travel because it makes us modest.

We travel because it makes us appreciate the smaller beauties of life.

And we travel because we want to tell the stories of people and places to all of you out there. We hope to inspire all those who keep postponing their travel plans for later, to start discovering the joys of travelling. We will be really happy if our travel stories inspire others to travel and to realise their dreams (even if it not related to travel).

She writes, He clicks…

ABOUT AGNISWAR:

The flamboyant, creative and the affable backpacker, Agniswar can simply melt a heart with his smile. He loves to capture the beauty of the nature and wildlife through his lenses and wants his photographs to tell stories. Also a connoisseur of local cuisines, he simply loves his food and makes it a point to taste local cuisine and drinks wherever they visit. Agni works in a bank, but once in a while gears up for quenching the wanderlust in him. The best thing I like about him is that he can keep his cool in any situation.

ABOUT AMRITA:

Amrita is a gypsy by heart, adventurous to the core, a headstrong person and a free spirit. Quirky and moody right from her childhood, she has been always fascinated by the mountains and had visited many places with her family. Her love for seeing new places has still remained.Her passion to travel, experience new things and make new friends is what makes her a perfect travel companion. A self-confessed book caterpillar but terrible at Google Maps, she often gets lost in the easiest roads. And with that she often finds a new place, a unique experience to explore. The best thing about her is her persistence. During the Chadar Trek, even after having all the symptoms of AMS, we both completed the trek!

We are like chalk and cheese. We never seem to have the same choices. No decision is made before we fight like Tom and Jerry. And that is what binds us together. We both love to travel, albeit having different choices – he loves mountains and I am more into history and heritage. We are so different from each other and this makes us see things from two different viewpoints.  So, after travelling for the last 10 years and covering almost entire India, we are still going… and enjoying! We hope to explore every nooks and corners of India.

What was meant to be just a break from monotony, has now turned into our way of living and lifestyle and a means of exploring and sharing stories from India and around through our blog and social media channels.

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