About Us

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.” – T. Alan Armstrong

Top Travel Blogger India

Location: Velassaru, Maldives

Hello, There !! 

Thank you so much for your interest in knowing more about us. The shenanigans running the show behind ” The Tales of a Traveler

The Tales of a Traveler is one of the Top Luxury Travel & Lifestyle blogs in India. We aspire to inspire people to step out and explore the beautiful world.

On our blog, we share the best of luxury stay, offbeat locations, food finds, weekend getaways, restaurant reviews, and travel tips to plan your vacations having a full-time job.

We are software engineer duo, one works as an SAP Consultant in MNC company and other is an Informatica Architect in an American Investment Bank. One who has traveled all her life and other who has just started traveling. One who wants to quit her job the moment she finds her wings and other is just madly in love with his job as much as travel. But we both share a common passion for traveling which gives us an immense high.

We wish to visit as many countries as we can in our lifetime, learn new languages, get accustomed to different cultures, try different cuisines, meet new people, and make friends on the go.

Top travel bloggers India

Location: Seychelles

We save all our hard earned money to travel the world apart from occasional sponsored trips ( All thanks to our travel blog ). We love to splurge on finer things in life, pamper ourselves at luxurious resorts and spa, take detours, live like locals and visit less touristy and offbeat destinations. We aspire to inspire people to blaze their own trail.

In the last three years, we have managed to travel to 16 international destinations (and numerous cities, towns, and places of India. If you are planning a vacation to any of the places we’ve visited, we would be more than happy to help you plan your itinerary.

Just fill in the contact form below or drop us an email at thetalesofatraveler@gmail.com

To check more about brands and campaigns we have worked. Hop on to Work With Us

Current Location: Dublin, Ireland

We would love to treasure our travel memories until we’re old and gray through our blog, inspiring others to tear themselves away from the cubicle and explore the beautiful world.

About an Indian Couple Travel Bloggers

Location: Galibore Fishing Camp, Karnataka, India


Media & Features : 

Nominated as one of the top luxury travel blogs by Flight Central UK for Travel Blog Awards 2017.

Top 10 travel Bloggers in India by Qoruz

Top 100 Travel Blogs in India by Feedspot

Top 100 Couple Travel Blogs by Feedspot

Top Travel Bloggers who are making good money online – Cashoverflow

Nominated as Outlook Social Media Traveller of the Year Award – 2016

Best Travel Bloggers in India by Thrillophilia 2016

 CreditDonkey Best Luxury Travel Blogs 2016

Top Couple Travel Bloggers from India – Holidify.com

Top 5 Travel Blogger  at Blogadda Win 2015 – India’s largest Blogging Awards

Top 20 Travel Influencer in India – Influencer.in

Top 500 Travel Bloggers in the World – RiseBoard

Best Travel Bloggers from India – Indian Top Blogs

 Best Travel Blog from India  – IndianBloggers.org

 Travel Blogs by Indian you must read – Hello Travel

Featured couple Bloggers at Couple Trips

Mentioned on Social Samosa – 10 couple bloggers who give serious relationship goals

Mentioned on  Skyscanner Web Page

Only travel bloggers from India to be part of 2nd Annual Squid Jigging Festival at Terengganu, Malaysia on an invitation of Terengganu Tourism. ( June 2015 )

Featured in Malaysia’s Daily News paper – June 19th , 2015.

Speaker at Social Media Week 2015, Bangalore

Speaker at Byond Lime Diaries, Bangalore

Featured in Wedding Vows Magazine April Issue 2015.

Mentioned in Deccan Herald Newspaper ( 11th March 2015 )


Tourism Boards – Malaysia Tourism, Scotland Tourism, Terengganu Tourism, Uttar Pradesh Tourism with Lonely Planet, France Tourism

 Luxury Resorts / Stay – Anantara Uluwatu Bali, Maya Sanur Bali, Maya Ubud Bali, Ayna Resort Bali, Kempinski Resort Seychelles, Le Meridien London, Landmark Hotel London, Four Season Resort Seychelles,  Hotel Grand Dragon Ladakh, Airbnb, Oyo Premium Room, Khyber Resort & Spa, The Serai Chikmagalur, Narendra Bhawan Bikaner, My Indian Stay, Plushescape, Ramada Caravela, Stayzilla

Auto – Tata Nano, Tata Hexa, Tata Nexon

 Gadgets – Goqii, Asus, Google Pixel, Vivo

Other Brands – Myntra, British Airways, Lifestyle Stores, Flipkart, , Microsoft Lumia, Britannia Good Day #smilewithgoodday, Kent Juicer, Kotak, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Exide Life Insurance, BUPA, E-turkey visa, , Hipmunk, Fat Tire Paris, , Yatra, Make my Trip, Oman Air, American Tourister India, Lonely Planet Magazine India, LifeStraw, SmartBuyGlasses, Moksha Fine Woven









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Services that we offer: 

Press/ Familiarization Trips: Travel is our life and we love exploring new destinations. We are keen to work with tourism board to promote destination providing write-ups, travel videos and social media coverage.

Past campaigns: Malaysia Tourism for Chinese New Year Festival, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Khyber Resort & Spa, Terengganu Tourism )

Travel Contest / Giveaways: We welcome products for giveaways or prizes for contests. Want to advertise your product or services on this blog or create an exciting marketing campaign then please feel free to contact us.

( Past Campaigns: GoQii Fitness Band, Fat Tire Paris, BodyCraft Salon, My Indian Stay, Ramada Caravela Resort, Four Season Resort)

Product Reviews: We review a variety of travel-related products/services on our blog and are happy to accept sponsored reviews. Such reviews generally include links back to your website along with appropriate images and will be promoted across our social media accounts. We believe in being upfront and transparent regarding sponsored reviews about your product.

( Read: Goqii Fitness Band, Asus ZenFone, Lifestraw, American Tourister India, Cloud9 Lounge)

Accommodation Reviews: We love sharing our experiences of our stay and like to splurge money on finer things in life. If your hotel would like to be reviewed and added to our elite list, reach us at thetalesofatraveler@gmail.com

( Past Collaborations: Kempinski Resort Seychelles, Le Meridien London, Landmark Hotel London, Four Season Resort SeychellesHotel Grand Dragon Ladakh, Airbnb, Oyo Premium Room, Khyber Resort & Spa, The Serai Chikmagalur, Narendra Bhawan Bikaner to name a few.

Check out our reviews – HERE.

Clothing Brand: 

We believe life is too small to wear boring clothes. We love dressing based on destinations and are open to brand clothing review and partnership.

( Past Collab: Flipkart, Amazon, Moksha Fine Woven, Jaypore, SmartBuyGlasses )

Photography :

Capturing all the memories in our camera, we travel the world. We love photography as much as Travel. You can check our profile on Instagram. If you wish to use images for commercial purposes, please contact us.

Banner Ads:

We will happily promote travel products which are relevant to our brand.  Feel free to contact us for information on pricing, sizes, and positions.




Email us for our updated media kit: 

Join us as we travel the world, exploring the unexplored.

Much Love,

Swati & Sam

Founder – TTOAT


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    Philip Johnson #Phiip469@hotmail.com
    May 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Great to see you have a passion for something , keep up with your blog.I gave you a follow can’t wait to see more!

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    Lakshmi Loves To Shop
    June 6, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I love that you can shop till you drop 🙂 thank you for visiting and following my blog…it was very sweet of you ~ Namaste Lakshmi x

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    June 17, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Great Intro.. 🙂

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    July 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I love reading your posts and have nominated you for the ABC Award. The details are available at http://lifeisavacation.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/awesome-blog-content-award/. In case you do not accept awards, just acknowledge as an appreciation.

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    July 22, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I enjoy Blog and I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can accept it by following the link and answering the questions etc and posting the Award on your blog (bragging rights) Have some fun with it. Follow here to accept http://michd74.com/2013/07/21/liebster-award/

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      July 22, 2013 at 6:27 am

      Thank you so very much for the award.

      Thanks for the nomination and I truly Appreciate it 🙂 🙂

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        July 22, 2013 at 6:33 am

        Your welcome. You earned it.

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    July 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you very much for stopping by ISLAND VIGNETTES and helping me find your blog!

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    White Pearl
    August 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    It was really lovely reading all about you and I love the quote at the beginning….You are right, without passion life is always empty ! Your blog is a great place…..I am going to explore it more and following it to stay updated ! Love xx 🙂

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      August 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and kind words….hope to see you around 🙂 🙂

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    October 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Amazing Blog 🙂

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    October 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    happy to meet you…

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    December 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it:) what an interesting blog you have !! for sure will be back here 🙂

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    January 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    OMG !! a story similar to mine but u r way ahead of me in terms of travels done 😉 hope to catch up wid u soon… 😉

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      The Tales of a Traveler
      July 2, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Amen to that …. 🙂 🙂

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    Hitch-Hikers Handbook
    January 15, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Lovely blog, Sam & Swati! Thanks for connecting with us on Twitter! Keep up the great work and travel safe! Oh… and all the best in the New Year! 🙂

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      Tales of a Traveler
      July 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks a lot guys … wish you too happy travels !!!

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      The Tales of a Traveler
      July 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you so much guys … wishing you too same and cheers to travelling 🙂

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    jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com
    January 16, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Astonishing about.Hope to visit India in the future and enjoy the marvels of Taj Mahal.All the best.jalal

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    March 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I have nominated you for 7 awards bundled into one. I hope you will accept this with my congratulations, nominate your own favorite blogs, and pass the award along. Please visit the page at end of the message for the details. Smiles!

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    May 10, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks very much for dropping by our blog 🙂

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    talker blogger
    May 17, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Nice meeting you both!!! Really glad to see the passion of traveling 🙂
    It’s rightly said that knowledge comes from reading and wisdom from traveling the world …. Wish you both the best !

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    July 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Fascinating blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
    from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would
    really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your theme.

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      Tales of a Traveler
      July 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you so much for liking my blog ….its Triton lite theme from wordpress , its free 😉

      Apply the theme and enjoy !!!!

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    October 22, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Very inspiring and adventurous blog. Feels good to meet you guys. Happy travels 🙂

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      The Tales of a Traveler
      July 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you so much and cheers to traveling 🙂 🙂

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    November 2, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Wonderful blog. This would definitely inspire a lot many more to travel..

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    December 3, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Good to know you folks. May you travel more

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      The Tales of a Traveler
      July 2, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much Srini … it was such a pleasure meeting you in person.

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    Rutavi Mehta (@rutaagayire)
    May 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    So glad to know you Swati.. Mostly I have interacted only with you more .Hope to see you soon!

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      The Tales of a Traveler
      July 2, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      I handle the marketing , he handles the finance 😉 😉 Hopefully we meet soon … it a small world 🙂

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    June 10, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Hello Swati & Sam, greetings from Indonesia!

    I’m Gio, we shared the same boat in Squid Jigging Festival 2015 in Terengganu, Malaysia. Hope we can meet again sometime in the future. Meanwhile, nice to see you two online! 🙂

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      Tales of a Traveler
      June 11, 2015 at 5:42 am

      hellooosss…. good to be connected online …ww will keep following your adventures and do stay connected 🙂 🙂

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    June 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Hi interesting blog.
    We are looking for interesting travel bloggers like you to review some of our brands and get paid for it at the same time.

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    Pamela Mukherjee
    June 30, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Very Nice and informative blog 🙂

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      The Tales of a Traveler
      July 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you so much Pamela 🙂 🙂

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    Amar Shekhar
    August 3, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Hi Swati,

    Could not get/remember your e-mail from the last time. Writing a mail to you on thetalesofatraveler@gmail.com

    Amar Shekhar

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    August 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

    You guys have an amazing blog,, keep sharing..

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    August 5, 2015 at 10:56 am

    You guys have an amazing blog,, keep posting..

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    Anupa Parkhi
    October 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Hi you guys !!! I can instantly relate to your blog and your travel lifestyle. Being a software engineer myself, I can imagine how tough it is to juggle between work and travel. 🙂 Kudos and keep up the great work. Love your blog.
    I have also recently started a travel blog called ‘The Travelling Toes’ . Please do have a look at my blog at http://www.thetravellingtoes.com and my blog gallery at http://www.thetravellingtoes.com/gallery .

    Thanks. 🙂

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      The Tales of a Traveler
      October 5, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Thanks a lot Anu for stopping by … Nice blog and amazing pictures I must say .. have added it to our travel bloggers list … do expect us visiting every now & then 😉 Have also liked your fb page …Happy traveling and blogging 🙂 🙂 Cheers

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    January 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Swati , you sound like an army brat , are you ? 🙂
    so glad to have found your blog

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    Rashmi Gopal Rao
    March 30, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Very nice blog:) Look forward to reading many of your posts!

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    Shaunak Marulkar
    April 8, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Hey, great blog. Lot of commonalities here between us. Full time working and finding time and ways of traveling in between. “If traveling was free, you did never see me again”… What say ??? I am following you for sure. Happy travels ! 🙂

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    shayan Naveed
    September 28, 2016 at 6:05 am

    So nice to find another travel blogger couple like us! Cheers to you guys.

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    Wedding planner in Rajasthan
    November 21, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Great blog , stunning images , thank you for sharing the blog.

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    Shibam Kar
    November 23, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Happy to know your story. I’m also a blogger, a tech blogger. I also want a beautiful life like you and want to convert my passion into business. Thanks for sharing your sweet story.

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    December 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Hi guys, So inspired and impressed by your blog and collaborations. 🙂 A lot to learn, especially when it comes to achieving so much with a full time job.
    So are new to blogging world, but do check out our blog. 🙂

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    Nisha Jain
    March 5, 2018 at 10:01 am

    You guys have the amazing post… really very nice … thank you

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    Rahul Yadav
    April 19, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Truly inspire us. Happy Travelling.

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    June 12, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Hey Swati & Sam ,
    This is Bijay Naik from 2007 pass out batch silicon.
    Inspired from you guys I have started a travel agency ” BULAN TRIP “..
    Keep up the good work and keep inspiring people to travel

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    riya dev
    September 12, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Travelling always inspire us , just like your reading blogs too. thanks

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