About Me

I don’t know the exact date and time when the Travel Bug bit me. All I remember are those days when after school I used to be glued to our Black & White television set to watch places and dreamt of visiting them one fine day. Time has slipped through my fingers in these years. But my curiosity to discover the world around me has only grown. The urge of going to different places, experiencing something new and living a life that I have designed for myself has become an addiction. Getting lost in the map has become my favorite game in life and when I derive simple pleasures from those unexplored corners, I call it, “A Perfect Life”.

I never looked back since then

Being a Photo Editor by profession, I have traveled the world visually. However, one particular photograph of a cottage on a hilltop in Himalayas inspired me to come out of my visual world and take the road less traveled.  In 2009, I took my very first trip to Mukteshwar in Uttarakhand. I was introduced to a whole new world of discoveries. A world, which was beyond my imagination! And the rest is history. It changed everything for me.

Debuted as Assistant Director for a Travel Show

Nothing can be more fulfilling than experiencing the joy of living your Dream. I always wanted to be a part of a Travel Show where I can embark on a journey with a bunch of creative minds, exploring new destinations, meeting new people, learning new crafts and making a show worth watching after many years. And it happened. One advertisement, one phone call and I was on board for a Travel Show for Arunachal Pradesh Tourism. Well, I played many roles. I started as   Researcher, Production Manager and ended up as an Assistant Director.

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Game Changer: Travel Show with MTV

Isn’t that interesting when you open your eyes and find yourself in a new destination every morning? 

Some dreams do come true. And I believe in destiny. It was 2014; I got the once in a lifetime opportunity to be on a social road trip called, “Nano Drive with MTV”.  And I had it all. Five states, 21 days, 21 destinations covering 5000 KM across western India in a Nano car. Sounds awesome right? Yes, it was one hell of a crazy road trip I had taken. A journey like never before where you hit the road without any planning, prior bookings, and itineraries. It was an endless journey of exploration, discoveries, excitement, fun and a hell lot of surprises. I was travelling with three fellow travelers whom I had never met in my life. It was like turning a new page of a travel book with each passing day. It changed my whole prospective towards travel. I found my true calling. I know what drives my happiness. The show with MTV taught me a lot of ropes of travelling. It gave me the confidence to face the camera and make my own decisions within limited resources. The show left me with a professional edge and confidence to deal with the challenges of travel authoritatively!

BeFunky Collage

I would be lying if I say that I did not like this limelight. The cameras are on you constantly, recording your journeys and you get to speak your heart out in front of a camera and most importantly you are featured on MTV Channel which has phenomenal reach. I had my share of fame too when people on road recognized me as that girl from MTV.

I am Travel Filmmaker too

I believe in the power of visual media. Being a traveler myself, I have been to 17 states and more than 60 places in India. While travelling, I love capturing each moment into my lens. Through my travel videos, I like to take you to amazing destinations virtually and inspire you enough to come out of your comfort zone to explore these beautiful places on earth. I have made a couple of Travel videos and a few are on the editing table.

You can find my Travel videos here

I started “My Travel Diary” a few years back to share my Travel Stories with the world. It was just for sheer passion. Today “My Travel Diary” is considered as one of the Top Travel Blogs in India.

Through my stories, I hope to inspire people to travel. I believe that travel not just takes you to places; it makes you a better person. It broadens your prospective about life. Travelling is a liberating and an enriching experience which sets you free and makes you realize the worth of those little things which we ignore most of the time.

Traveling to the remote corners, meeting new people, sampling local delicacies, exploring different cultures and lifestyle has become my passion. I believe that every place has its unique mystical character and some awesome stories which are mostly unexplored and unheard.

My Travel Diary is not just a travel blog with travel stories, but this is the space which gives you glimpses of the remote corners and inspires you to discover more about yourself. It will give you enough reasons to come out of your comfort zone to explore this unexplored  world.


Television Interview 

I have been featured by NDTV Prime on their weekly program named “Heads Up” .

Tourism Boards 

I have been invited by the Domestic and International Tourism Boards for Press /FAM trips.

 Lists

ThrillophiliaWorld’s Best Travel Bloggers – India Series

The Culture TripThe 12 Most Popular Travel Bloggers From India

HolidifyThe Ultimate List of the Top Travel Bloggers in India

Rayna Tours : Indian travel bloggers who inspire your wanderlust

Travel d Globe20 Most Creative Travel Bloggers of India

Jio Joo : THE BEST 200 INDIAN TRAVEL BLOGGERS LIST (TOP INDIAN BLOGGERS JIOJOO.COM)

Interview

Times Of IndiaWe Spoke To Bloggers Who Quit Their Jobs To Travel The World To Find Out How It Really Works

The Culture Trip :Watch Out For Indian Travel Blogger, Parnashree Devi

F5 EscapeF5 TALKS TO PARNASHREE

101vacations : Tittle-Tattle with Travel Blogger Parnashree Devi

Trocializing.com : India’s Top Solo Travelers  ““I discover more about myself while travelling solo than in groups”

MyoloDates with Luminaries 102: Parnashree Devi

Layla’s ListIn conversation with Parnashree Devi 

Jaipur Women Blog We Took To The Streets With This Travel Blogger To Rediscover The Forgotten Lanes Of Jaipur

Digital Vidya : Interview with Travel Blogger Parnashree Devi

TourRadar: Frequently Asked Questions About Travelling to India, Answered by Indians

 Published Works

Print

Feature Story  on Seven Sister’s Post : A Quiet Pleasure in the hills

Feature Story on The Sentinel (An English daily news paper) :  10 Reasons why you must visit Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Feature Story on The Sentinel (An English daily news paper) : A Journey to Mukteshwar

Feature Story  on Seven Sister’s Post : Nature of Bishnois

Feature Story on The Sentinel (An English daily news paper) : Majuli: The largest River Island in the World

Feature Story in Melange section of  The Sentinel : Rendezvous with Bishnoi Community

Online 

Holidify : Majuli: The largest River Island in the World

Public Speaking

    Awards

I have been awarded by The Culture Trip as Local Favorites 2015 .

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Travel Shows 

Nano Drive with MTV ( SEASON 3)

BitterSweet Symphony – Tawang


Social Media 

Total number of followers across my social media handles are: 10,527

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