We are Agni and Amrita, the 2 Backpackers from India. And Tale of 2 Backpackers is all about our experiences, misadventures and stories as we travel across India and around while trying to understand the people, places, cultures and cuisines.
Those close to us, describe us to be
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!
Both of us belong to a typical Bengali
But we were not happy! We had a good job, fat salary and
We are driven by curiosity. We do not lose the sense of wonder.
When we faced the hailstorms of Himalayas, we realized what minuscule space we occupy in the world.
When we did scuba diving 12 metres below the sea level, we were amazed by the beauty of and balance of the ecosystem.
When we came across the icy waterfalls and got frozen at Chadar Trek, we wondered at the magnanimity of nature.
When we got stuck in a riot near Jammu, our faith in the goodness in human beings was reconfirmed.
So today, we still live out of the suitcase. We are not yet “settled”. We prefer walking for days in the mountains than partying (
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 realize their dreams (even if it not related to travel).
Nerdy, moody and quirky, she simply loves to travel and write apart from finding reasons to irritate her better half. Amrita is a gypsy by heart, adventurous to the core, a headstrong person and a free spirit. She has been always fascinated by the mountains and the
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 about him is that he can keep his cool in any situation.
He can sing pretty well and wishes to learn playing the guitar well.
We are Agni and Amrita, the 2 backpackers who decided to give stability and security of a homely life a miss and embark on a life full of adventure and mercurial experience. We both have a full time job (How to travel, while having a full-time job), but that is not a deterrent to our travel dreams. Tale of 2 Backpackers is essentially the stories of our journey, travels, realizations, inspirations and aspirations. We would love to have you along with us in this journey, connect with you and exchange life experiences. We hope our travel stories encourage you to take the risk to live your dreams, even if they are not related to travel.
Tale of 2 Backpackers (the website) is definitely about our travel stories and experiences. But it is also about the story of our journey through life, coming out of our comfort zones and our transformation from just a citizen to a responsible citizen of the planet earth. We believe in responsibility and