Soul Search

If you travel far enough, you’ll meet yourself

With SoulSearch we provide you personal stories shared by our travellers. How a journey changed their perspective, self-discovery through travel, or simply why a particular souvenir means so much to them. Join them on their soul-searching journey.

Indian holy men sitting at the temple in Varanasi
Varanasi (or Banaras as famously known by all Indians), is one of the seven holy cities for Hindus. It is exhausting, remarkable, cheerful and full of energy and extravaganza. For the first-timers, here are a few things which you should not miss out on and make out the most...
Two monks walking up a hilly terrain
Rich customs and traditions, monuments, architectural wonders, numerous pilgrimage sites, and deep spirituality – Which part of the world consist of all these? It truly is Incredible India. Indian spiritual experiences are like no other. People from all over People from all over India and around the world go to...
Khecreopalri Lake in Pelling, West Sikkim
A feeble murmur outside my hotel room’s window woke me up before my alarm time. Stumbling out of my bed in a frisson of excitement, I gathered my stuff and ran towards the viewing point.There were already a few camera-wielding larks occupying the vantage points. As we waited with...
Umiam Lake, Shillong, East Khasi hills, Meghalaya
Shillong is a perennially overcast city tucked away in the hills of the North-East. If you are looking for a destination where you can be truly invisible, this just the place for you. This is an ideal spot for the ones looking to escape the banalities of everyday life....
Paintings on the wall at the Veerabhadra Temple - spiritual exploration
This is the second instalment of my series 'The Destination is You' - a journey into spiritual travel (link to the first article at the bottom.) In this instalment, I embark on a spiritual exploration close to home - at the Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi; 2 hours from Bangalore. We depart early to...
People seated on a rock
We travel for positive vibes, to meet people that we have never met anywhere else, to learn something new, and come back inspired. 'Malanad Calling' gave us all of that and much more!When 4 of us left for the festival Malanad Calling, we seriously didn't know what to expect....
Trying to get 10 people to find a weekend together is probably one of the most demanding holidays I have planned. That sounds wrong on so many levels... Having the word demanding and holiday in the same sentence. But I kid you not, it was. Persistence, a WhatsApp group...
There are some places that you like to explore with a calm spirit, the places that can offer comfort and peace. Nourish your mind and soul by contemplating the serene beauty of nature. Here are some peaceful places where you can seek solitude to connect with yourself. The HimalayasThe journey...
woman meditating in the tea plantations of Kerala
Spiritual travel is a journey, but the destination is you. When embarking on spiritual travel, you must know where to start. Start at the Beginning: Grounding India, the land of spiritual travel Gurus, chakra healing, yoga ashrams, ganja-induced trances, cave meditation, tantra masters and the Vipassana phenomenon. We come to India hoping...
Periyar lake in Kerala - relax through travel
“Sir, the connectivity here is poor, it will take some time”“It doesn’t matter, figure it out and send it to me”“Alright Sir, I’ll send it to you in 10 minutes”Have you ever been in this situation? Where you are on vacation but you are bound to do some amount...