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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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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
Reaching work, checking off first work-task of the day, and a coffee at my table, I browsed for stories on people who have left world and all its woes to live off the grid. People living in the wild, close to nature.read more
If you’re stuck in a 9-5 job and that one yearly vacation is all that you have for a breather, check out these amazing Instagram travel handles and their all the more amazing travel stories from around the world.read more
Summers are here and so is the time to hit the road to Ladakh, Spiti, Kinnaur & Lahaul and a lot of places in the Indian trans-Himalayan region. I've been getting a lot of e-mails and messages about to-dos, precautions and tips for Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul trips....read more
Why do we travel? Why you should travel?
A very basic question, but asked so frequently that I realised I might as well write a post on it. While I’ve my own reasons to travel that I’ve jotted down in this post, hasn’t it been the IT thing from as long as we remember?