This Software Engineer Quit Her Job To Become India's Most Badass Travel Blogger 

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Medhavi Davda was 16 when she had her first encounter with the mighty Himalayas. She was on a high-altitude trek and it was love at first sight for her. There was no stopping this adventurer after. Along with a demanding job as a software engineer with big names such as TCS, Infosys and IBM, she also took up solo backpacking and high-altitude trekking. She developed what she terms as an 'aquaddiction', so she got herself an advanced adventure certification as a scuba diver and explored the underwater life in Lakshadweep, Havelock Island, Gili Trawangan, Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Trekking gave her the most pleasure and she would look for excuses to see the snow-clad mountains and traverse their terrains. Medhavi went on to do the Roopkund Trek, Chadar Trek, Kashmir Great Lakes trek, a solo trek to Markha Valley, Stok Kangri, Auden’s Col, Kalindi Khal, Garuda Peak and Everest Base Camp treks. Being this close with nature gave her a new perspective on life. She grew more and more disillusioned with modern materialism and the desire to acquire shiny things.

Photo of This Software Engineer Quit Her Job To Become India's Most Badass Travel Blogger by Himani Khatreja
Photo of This Software Engineer Quit Her Job To Become India's Most Badass Travel Blogger by Himani Khatreja
Photo of This Software Engineer Quit Her Job To Become India's Most Badass Travel Blogger by Himani Khatreja
Photo of This Software Engineer Quit Her Job To Become India's Most Badass Travel Blogger by Himani Khatreja

In 2015, after a spontaneous trip to the Andaman Islands, she quit her job and took off on a five-week backpacking and scuba diving adventure to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. After she came back, she donated most of her possessions and went off to live in the Himalayas. Bir was her first stop, and she stayed there for three months. After that, it was backpacking in Spiti and Kinnaur for a couple of months and a six-month stay in Tirthan Valley.

This badass traveller is an inspiration for all travellers who get bogged down with the pretentiousness of life and don't have enough time to travel and experiencing the world. Medhavi has been featured by many publications and inspires people by giving motivational talks. She was a speaker at TEDxGCET in 2017, where she gave a talk titled “Solo travelling – Follow your dreams”.

All pictures have been sourced from Medhavi's social media accounts.

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Beautifully written very informative we also organize trekking tours in Kashmir and Ladakh to check our tours Kindly visit https://kashmirtrekkingtour.com/
Sat 10 27 18, 09:36 · Reply · Report
Hi. Am interested to go for trek. Please connect with me ashishkgulati@gmail.com
Fri 01 12 18, 00:56 · Reply · Report
How can I be the part of it
Fri 01 05 18, 21:58 · Reply · Report