Kalyan Panja, Travtasy – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Off-the-beaten-track explorer Kalyan Panja © Kalyan Panja

This month we caught up with Pathfinder Kalyan Panja who blogs in the Travtasy. Kalyan is a enthusiastic traveller and photographer who’s constantly on the watch for odd and off-the-beaten-track destinations.

Give us the low down to your site…

Travtasy is a room to share travel experiences with the purpose of inspiring individuals and assisting them traveling the world in a more daring way, while prioritising cultural market and neighborhood experiences. I’m driven by my passion to travel and need to share the adventures I’ve, opening windows into a world that is mythical.

Describe your travel style in 3 words…

Curiosity, experience, nostalgia.

Top 3 places you have seen?

Difficult one, as each destination provides me fresh thrills. But randomly I shall choose Bhutan, Greece and Chile.

The remote Tiger's Nest temple in Bhutan © Kalyan Panja The distant Tiger’s Nest temple in Bhutan © Kalyan Panja

Tell us about your most memorable travel memory.

I’d arrived at one of the very touristic corners of Helsinki, surrounded by imperial monuments that were emblematic. It was the wee hours of the afternoon and that I was beginning to realise that the size of my excursion. I left my luggage in the hotel and went for a stroll. Regardless of the hours of traveling I’d just done, I didn’t feel any fatigue, ” I only wished to observe the gorgeous city. I especially enjoyed the snowy nights, an atmospheric phenomenon in temperate regions where the night twilight goes for many hours.

This was the best walk of my own life. I hardly even felt the chilly since the feelings of enthusiasm and a desire to get to know this town were higher. I had a stunning night with all the faint Northern Lights glowing from the skies above.

Why do you think that it’s important to journey to off-the-beaten-track places?

The hills, seas and mountains cause you to consider existence; just how much better it is to be taken off by instinct, improvisation and emotion than by an artificial encounter.

Aside from the hustle and bustle of their everyday, individuals are left to associate with the components, and also this reconnection with nature is frequently a transformative encounter. That is the reason why I think it’s very important to travel to off-the-beaten-track places.

Exploring less-visited places like the ice fields of Patagonia helps reconnect people with nature © Kalyan Panja Researching less-visited areas like the ice fields of Patagonia helps reconnect people with nature © Kalyan Panja

why is it that you love travel blogging?

I haven’t felt as happy and motivated than when I’m blogging. Before, a trip was only for pleasure, to live the adventure alone. I consider sharing my excursion with my subscribers and readers. The top comments and emails I get, are if my readers inform me that my traveling stories helped them to conquer their anxieties and motivated them to plan a trip of their own. I am really pleased to have attained that amount, to have the ability to inspire, inspire and assist people traveling.

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