• picture of Harsha

    I am Harsha

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  • picture of Trishna

    I am Trishna.

We’ve been friends for almost seven years and occasional travel partners for just as long. Together we are Darbadar, a travel blog yet so much more.

Darbadar, a word of Farsi-Urdu origin, means door-to-door, a word we think best describes the essence of a traveller, an identity we take on sporadically.

When we haul our backpacks, we travel hard and ugly. We don’t mind hitchhiking on trucks or sleeping on sheets with suspicious stains. Those things, we feel, are lesser sacrifices in view of what we are usually after - a massive, delectable slice of life. Acidic and pungent and sweet and hot. Drips down the sides of your mouth onto your clothes. Messy but so good that you keep digging until your fork scrapes the china.

Travel for us is a way to connect with this world and its people on a deeper level. Through this blog and the stories we tell of our journeys, we attempt to show you the way we see things and along the way translate our love for culture, history and adventure.

From surfing with dolphins in Pondicherry to falling asleep to the sight of the Milky Way in the Himalayas in Kashmir, these are our stories as we travel the world darbadar.