The travel industry has become a booming place right now. Thanks to social media platforms, most of the travelers are finding a scope to share their experiences online via videos and pictures. YouTube is a great place where you would often find these travelers share their stories. But what’s intriguing about their stories is that they often help us to discover some of the unique travel experiences that we would otherwise not have realized ever existed before. Most of these travelers are from India where along with showcasing the popular and diversified different culture that prevail in different corners of the countries.
Here is a list of some of the rising travel YouTubers form India that you would want to know if you are planning to visit to India sometime this year or are an Indian who is planning a trip for exploring the various parts of the country.
1. Debrup Travel & Films (Instagram @topfivebuzztravelers)
Although the name of the page is so, basically it is a YouTube channel owned by Debarup Mukherjee. He is travelling for the last seven years. He is an amazing jugglers when it comes to balancing work life, family, and travelling. In fact, he feel that it is the best form of recreation and of finding oneself. The videos show he as a travelers and his journey to different places in the Northern part of India. His love for the mountains is evident in the videos, with Debarup’s voice narrating their entire itinerary. Debarup is also a photographer and the videos and the photos are taken by him. Quite recently, one of his travel pictures got selected for KitKat commercial ad.
His YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/debruptravelfilms
No. of subscribers: 34,800 (subject to change)
2. Toll Free Traveller (Instagram @tollfreetraveller)
If you are wondering who this toll free traveler could be, well his name is Rohith and he describes himself as a passionate traveler, motorcyclist, and adventure seeker from Chennai, India. He is one of the very few people who can dare to give up their comfort and chase their dreams even if it means enduring hardships at extreme level. He had travelled a considerable part of India on his motorcycle, a Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 that he had nicknamed as Faith. A series of fortunate events had taken him to places that he had dreamt of visiting, discover people and experience what he had only thought of as just a dream. He shares his stories through his YouTube channel.
His YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcA0QTuiTSxAwsDrZNk4R6A/about
No. of Subscribers: 65, 489 (subject to change)
3. Ethereal by Ayush Dinkar (Instagram @ethereal.colours)
A film maker based out of New Delhi, Ayush Dinkar had worked with many of the top Indian startups as well as International brands. But he is prominently known for his YouTube page Ethereal — that brings a combination of fact-finding, storytelling, and focusing on larger questions about human condition. Ethereal is about films and video content, pertaining to reality, culture, society, history, nature, travel and science and presenting them before you the world in a whole new way. Notice his brilliant use of the camera lens when exploring the different locations from places where he had visited. Check out his YouTube channel to find out some of the exotic locations.
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/etherealcoloursfilms/about
No. of Subscribers: 69, 549 (subject to change)
4. Kritika Goel (Instagram @kritika_goel)
Kritika Goel tops our list owing to her consistency in presenting to us with new videos every week. In the beginning of 2019, she had already uploaded 12 videos. She mainly specializes in lifestyle and travel videos through which she hopes to entertain and inspire her followers. But what’s even more inspiring is her persistence in turning her once-upon-a-time hobby, which was an outlet from her 9-to-5 job, into a profession. This was her leap of faith and we are happy watching the amazing places it has taken her to and the potentiality that she had the opportunity to explore.
Her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kritika2626/about
No. of Subscribers: 135,824 (subject to change)
5. Hopping Bug by Nishit Sharma (Instagram @hopping_bug)
He is a guy who knows how to juggle both his work and his passion. An IITian, he is a digital marketer by profession. It was while doing his corporate job that he had realized how even after working at an office, most of us waste the little time that we get either by watching something on Netflix or by doing something unproductive. After spending three years in his job, he finally decided to utilize his free time and organize his leaves in a year so that he could plan his travel and also make videos about his travel. Hence started his journey as a traveler. Over a period of two years he had started brushing his skills in film making. Currently he is also working on commercial shoots as an aerial cinematographer.
His YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAbBB48flN4pVEcqa37QE1w/videos
No. of Subscribers: 122, 454 (subject to change)
6. Desi Girl Traveller by Priyanka (Instagram @desigirltraveller)
If you are into travel and shopping, then do not forget to subscribe to her YouTube channel named Desi Girl Traveller. Her short introduction as found from her YouTube page is something like this — an earthquake survivor, a content creator, full time traveler, film maker, photographer, and time-to-time motivational speaker. She has an attractive YouTube page and her videos give you a glimpse of almost everything that you as a traveler would like to her. Such as what are some of the best places to visit, the street foods to taste, what is the minimum budget that you should be aware of, etc. Her way of presentation is very stylish and informative. Currently she has around 153,775 subscribers following her YouTube channel.
No. of Subscribers: 157, 656 (subject to change)
7. Tanya Khanijow (Instagram @tanyakhanijow)
Tanya Khanijow is a solo travel enthusiast and travel film maker. She shares stories from her epic adventures that will make you want to travel vicariously and want more of it. She is very hardworking and consistent and this is evident from the videos that she shares with her subscribers every week. She quit her well paying corporate job in pursuit of her dreams. She is someone who loves adventure, new cultures, different experiences and all the good things that one can learn from outside the comfort of one’s home.
Her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGeGhS_akOxBWQcSmje6B-w/about
No. of Subscribers: 252, 708 (subject to change)
8. Mountain Trekker Varun Vagish (Instagram @varunvagish)
He is an avid traveler and has travelled places across India extensively. His YouTube channel Mountain Trekker includes videos of incredible places to travel to but also talks about some of the other important aspects of traveling — such as how the natives of another country can treat you as an Indian tourist, what kind of dining options you would have if you are vegetarian looking for places to eat in a foreign land, some of the cost effective hacks of travelling, etc. Varun makes travel videos in Hindi to reach out to the common man and spread the idea that you can travel around the world at a minimum budget only.
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl5dXugC3XZeDVsDkTaWJ4g
No. of Subscribers: 848, 945 (subject to change)