2016 has been fantastic year and this year we saw lot of guest-posts from traveller friends and followers of the blog. In 2015, we narrowed down to 10 final posts but this time it became very hard and we picked 20. And put things in perspective, this year viewership of the blog doubled. In 2016, we got views more than what we have got in last 8 years. And that's phenomenal and all these guest bloggers added a lot of value to build a better travelling community and a trustworthy information platform when it comes to travel experiences and awesome visual stories.
Odisha by Anushka Bhisen - I met Anushka, when she was visiting India from US. After meeting her, I got to know about her passion for travelling and exploring new places. She was about to go to Odisha and I proposed her to share her visual stories on this blog. This was a series of travel experiences from different parts of Odisha state of India. Click on the link to check out this exceptional series.
Pristine Redwood with Anushka Bishen - After hit series on Odisha, when Anushka moved back to US she started sharing her weekend travel experiences. From all those experiences, her post on Redwood Coast went viral over night and remained in top viewed posts for 3 weeks.
Tungnath through Varun's Travellingcamera Tungnath was quite popular in 2016. 3 posts were published by different folks and this one was visually compelling and liked by photographers and trekkers.
Haridwar - by Prasun Sanyal - This post came from Prasun and I was not sure if we should publish it or not. After publishing I realised about the potential of religious tourism.
Himalayan Butterflies by Reetu Patyal - This is one of the most inspiring posts this year. Reetu has been exploring and discovering various Himalayan Butterflies. Check out this post to know why I say so.
Chhinj by Ajay Jamwal - I would let you check out this one :-)
Golden Dunes of Thar by Sukhman Dhillon - Such a visual treat it was and there are some brilliant tips about stay, food and things to do in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Sangla & Chitkul by Arnav Tandon - Arnav is star instagrammer and his feed is full of awesomeness and inspiration. You can star feeling jealous of his travel plans.
Writer and Musician who loved travelling, Raghav shared about his trek to Tungnath. Very informative travelogue.
Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the popular fairs in India and millions of people visit this week long fair in Rajasthan.
Churdhar is a popular trek in Himachal Pradesh and lot of folks from Chandigarh plan it during the weekend. Varun's this post was quite popular amongst my friends in Punjab and since it was shared multiple times, this post retained in top viewed posts for more than a month.
After Anushka, Nishant and his parents shared multiple photo journeys from Odisha and many of them were liked & retweeted by Odisha Tourism.
This is quite an interesting place around Bhuvaneshwar. Post talks about things to do around Udaigiri and Khandgiri caves, how to reach there from town and where to go when get free on time.
This is Ankit's first Photo Journey on the blog and he is planning to share more on the blog in 2017.
If you have seen post on travel selfies then you now Varun very well. and if you haven't, then do check out. He has been sharing the same place from a very different perspective and make other people plan out their trips.
You have to be lucky to explore some of the rare sights in the world and that too without any planning. This posts says it all. But we don't recommend that you don't plan at all. Because not everyone is as lucky as Nishant. His Hampta Pass Trek takes us through some of the brilliant landscapes in Himalayas.
Nishant has been sharing Photo Journeys for last few years and he is the youngest Traveller & Photographer who has been inspiring lot of young kids to follow their own passions. His photographs are certainly unique and found place in some of the other popular websites this year. His travelogues from Odisha were very popular this year. The Chilika lke photograph caught attention of many viewers & followers on the blog and social media.
This was one of the most inspiring trekking experiences shared on Travellingcamera in 2016. One has to read this post to know why I say so. Lot of folks sent us queries over email to better plan treks. And thanks to the trekkers community who helped us resolving those queries throughout the year.
With this, we wish everyone a great year ahead and stay tuned for more year end posts for more inspiration & excitement.
If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -
- Manage your waste well and don’t litter
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
- Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite