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Hullo! I’m Shikha, the founder of Nomad Scribblings, a travel blog about India. I’m a solo traveller in search of surprises in India. Here, on my blog, you will find my travel stories from across India, photo essays that capture my trips – right from the cold, high altitude deserts of Spiti to the solitary beaches of Diu to the surprisingly beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Plus, the very enchanting north-eastern India. More often than note, you’ll find anecdotes from my solo trips here.
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I have been eating alone for years now; a decade or a couple of years more perhaps. While eating alone at home, all snuggled up, does not count and neither does my won’t-go-out routine in Delhi, all the eating alone time on my trips makes up for it.read more
Till a few years back, I believed in 'either mountains or beaches' person thing. It might have a lot to do with the way almost everyone declares themselves to be either a mountain or a beach person. Wondering over the same, I used to call myself a mountain person,...read more
Owing to the huge number of queries that I've received on the first post "How to plan a trip to the Rann of Kutch?", I have compiled a list of the most popular questions on visiting the Rann Utsav, Rann of Kutch and other related queries and made a Rann Utsav festival...read more
If you have been following me on my journeys, you would know for how long I have been travelling. So much so that my career trajectory is pretty much shaped by them. Six years of work, followed by a sabbatical for travelling, followed by a full-time job again to fund...read more
This one did not dawn on me till the day Mum asked why I keep going to that specific beach in Goa every year, on my birthday. Perhaps, like most parents, she was keen that I get value for my travel money by getting to newer places rather than landing at the same...read more
If you have a motorbike trip in the Himalayas on your mind—one that does not leave you with a complaining back—the road to Alchi from Leh is just the thing that you need. At around 65 km from Leh, Alchi is a place that will take you back in time, by hand and by soul....read more
My love for the Himalayas is no secret. If you are a regular on my blog here or on Instagram, you must be knowing it already. Those mountains are perhaps the strongest lure I have ever felt in life, and thus I keep going back. Often asked about the point of visiting...read more
Diwali is good and bliss and fun, and, sadly, a lot of noise as well. If last year’s Diwali left Delhi choked from smog for days after, and the noise from all the firecrackers had you in a spot, it is time to plan a getaway. Escaping noise and smoke, both still a part...read more
I read somewhere on the internet, "Travel by faith, not by Wi-Fi." I read that and remembered all the trips when I had run into people glued to their phones, co-travellers who would rather take selfies or sit with earplugs while commuting. And then, relentless...read more