Meet the Safarnama Authors

Anjali Chawla

Anjali is a teacher who lives in Noida (India) with hubby Manish and 8 year old daughter Amishi. She writes about trips she has taken with family and those she hopes to take. Her hobbies include writing, travel and taking pictures, yes, zillions of pictures. A love of new cultures is what drives her to explore the world and beyond.

Every place she visits makes its own little abode in her heart. Every person she meets in the course of her journey leaves an enduring impression on her soul. Travel to uncharted places, meeting strangers on the way and making memories is her idea to restore, reinvigorate and rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

Manish’s greatest passions in life are work, family, food and travel. Both discovered the joy of travel the day they started traveling together. It opened them up to the possibilities of the world. They experienced other cultures and met people from around the world. From that moment on, they were hooked on travel.

Amishi is 8 year old. She’s intelligent, witty and naughty. She writes imaginative stories and paints all the time.She is a dreamer. She enjoys her trips with her family and maintains a journal wherein she writes about all her trips; learning moments during those trips.

Her goal is to travel to all the seven continents with her family. Antarctica remains her dream destination.

 

Neha Kulshrestha

Neha currently lives in US with her husband Puneet and kids -6 yr old son Medhansh and 3 yr old daughter Mishika. Luckily, her husband and kids love to travel with the same enthusiasm as she does. In fact, the moment they reach close to their house back from any journey; her kids start saying “Don’t turn…sometime more”. Neha and family make trips to places near and far making memories and loads of photographs.

When did it all start? Neha’s love of traveling grew leaps and bounds with time. She finds the roots deep in her childhood when her parents used to travel as a family to different places on vacation. It had all kinds of adventure and fun – drenching in waterfalls and streams, hiking up mountains, plucking fruits in orchards, cooking food on fire, making a van tiny abode temporarily, eating local food and so much endless stuff.

Puneet became her new partner in crime travel. They both loved travelling and more so together. Riding up the mountains on bike, snorkeling in beautiful Andaman islands, drenching in the Rapids of Rishikesh, driving across the country or just sitting by the beach and enjoying the sunset. With time the desire to explore also increased. The kids gave us a new perspective on travelling as a family.

Medhansh loves to read, draw and build Legos. He is fascinated by airplanes, jets and rockets and loves to draw them. During each trip he will make  small scrapbook of drawings of places visited or fun things he did. It feels wonderful to see him discover the world and it’s amazing marvels in the most natural way.

Mishika, to be honest has been travelling long before she was born. Probably that’s one reason that she never feels tired(see the stress on feelings of a 3 year old girl). She is an adventurous girl and follows her brother with full heart.