The Musafir Stories is an audio podcast that documents Indian travel tales. Each episode, we share the journey of travelers in their own words and relive their experience with you, our listeners. The sole aim of our podcast is to share the rich experiences of traveling in India and inspire listeners to take the leap of faith, grab those backpacks and set out to explore the beautiful and exotic country, India!
Namma Bangalore with Shoba Narayan
In this captivating episode dedicated to Bangalore, the vibrant capital of Karnataka, listeners are transported to the heart of South India's bustling metropolis. From the iconic landmarks like MG Road, Cubbon Park, and Lalbagh to the historic Kempegowda and Hoysala influences, the episode captures the essence of the city's rich cultural tapestry. Explore the thriving IT hub, experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere, and delve into the city's unique blend of tradition and modernity. Join the journey through the lively streets of Shivajinagar, the cultural haven of Malleshwaram, and the culinary delights of VV Puram. Whether you're a local reminiscing about Namma Bengaluru or a traveler eager to discover its wonders, this episode is your guide to the dynamic spirit of Bangalore.
Tribes of Chhattisgarh & Odisha with Varun Suchday
Chhattisgarh, a state in central India, is home to a rich tapestry of indigenous tribes. These tribes, such as the Gonds, Bhils, Baigas, and Maria, have distinct cultural traditions, languages, and lifestyles deeply connected to the region's forests and hills. Despite facing challenges like land displacement and encroachment on their traditional territories, these tribes continue to maintain their unique identities, practicing traditional crafts, music, dance, and agricultural techniques. Their presence is an integral part of Chhattisgarh's diverse cultural heritage, showcasing the resilience and cultural diversity of India's tribal communities.
Udupi with Ayush Kumar
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a returning guest, Ayush Kumar, a solo traveller and listener who takes us to the spiritual city of Udupi!
Zanskar and Suru Valley with Vatsal Nandu
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with Vatsal Nandu, a traveller and founder of travel community Nomads of India as he takes us to the breathtaking Zanskar and Suru Valley!
Nagaland on foot with Prasenjit Sharma
Nagaland, located in the northeastern region of India, is a state known for its rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty, and diverse tribal communities. Tourism in Nagaland offers a glimpse into the unique traditions, festivals, and lifestyles of its indigenous tribes. Visitors can explore vibrant markets, traditional villages, and witness colorful dances and ceremonies. The state also boasts stunning landscapes, including lush hills, valleys, and picturesque villages. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in activities like trekking, hiking, and exploring the region's wildlife. Nagaland's distinct charm lies in its blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and warm hospitality, making it an intriguing destination for travelers.
Old Delhi with Vishnu Menon
Old Delhi, part of India's capital, is a historic gem founded as Shahjahanabad in the 17th century. It features the iconic Red Fort, a UNESCO site, and bustling markets like Chandni Chowk offering diverse cuisines. The grand Jama Masjid mosque and religious sites showcase harmony. The Lahori Gate of the Red Fort holds Independence Day speeches. Amid challenges of congestion and aging infrastructure, preservation efforts are underway. This culturally rich area blends traditions, including Jain, Sikh, and Christian influences. Old Delhi's charm, a fusion of history and cultures, makes it a captivating destination for travelers and history buffs alike.
I have been listening to “The Musafir stories” for about a year now and really enjoy them! It transports me to India and these interesting and fun places that I would love to visit one day. The details about how to get there, places to stay, what to do there and of course the the local cuisine all make it so interesting! The tips from these interviews are valuable!
Just heard two episodes so far (88, 100) but already liked it to give them a review. Soothing voices of Saif and Faiza and good discussions/questions with experts. Liked that its not just about travel itineraries but also about the history of the different places.
Fantastic travel show
Loved Saif and Faiza’s laidback and friendly shows that explore so many places in India. Each episode makes me feel like I was there. I thoroughly enjoy each and every episode. Thanks guys.