About Vachana

Forever is composed of nows ~ Emily Dickinson

A moment I never want to forget - Camping at Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh

A moment I never want to forget – Camping at Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh

Hi there! Thank you for visiting Once Upon My Travel. I gather, it is your love for travel or eagerness to research about an upcoming trip that got you here. And if you are reading about me, either you have liked my travelogues or well, you are just curious 🙂

Travel and I

Life happened to me at 25 when I took a break from work to study further. The degree got me a new job and a great boss who would push me to travel on work. While on trip, he would recommend exploring nearby villages, rivers, monuments and my colleague and I would start early everyday to see around before getting to work. This followed by my stint outside of my city made me realise the purpose of my life. I traveled almost every weekend, meeting new people, making new friends, experiencing new places, developing new passions, exploring my limits or the lack of it, enjoying myself and nature to the best of my ability!

Monsoons In Maharashtra is equal to not wasting a single weekend

Monsoon in Maharashtra – Not traveling over weekends here is a crime

My travel philosophy 

I’m Vachana, and I believe in making the most of the free time I have by traveling as much as I can. Travel for me is not just about going on long vacations but also about driving 100 kms from home to see something new or driving 100 kms and loving those 100 kms 🙂

Sometimes, its the road that makes me decide which way to go!

Sometimes, its the road that makes me decide which way to go!

Travel for me is about living in the NOW, it is about experiencing the NEW, it is about making memories and sharing those stories, it is about composing my beautiful FOREVER.

I want to say if I could, I would travel all the time, but I think I have this need to be anchored to all the lovely people I have in my life. I predominantly travel within India exploring the various landscapes this country has on offer. I have camped and hiked in the Himalayas, explored the Pink City – Jaipur, trekked extensively in Maharashtra, explored the famous Ellora Caves, spent days being in awe of architecture at Hampi, driven around the tea estates of Wayanad, the list is long! I have also visited Malaysia and recently drove through beautiful Bali for 10 days.

In search of vast landscapes - Jungutbatu, Lembongan, Bali

In search of vast landscapes – Jungutbatu, Lembongan, Bali

About Once Upon My Travel

Once Upon My Travel is my attempt to share my travel stories with you the way it happened. It is my effort to showcase a place, share with you details about getting there and how to plan your trip in an affordable fashion. It is also about sharing details about those pearls I find in each location, one that is not a part of tourist recommendations but takes the experience of your holiday to the next level.

A 25 year old bridge, Kemmannu, Udupi, Karnataka

A 25 year old bridge, Kemmannu, Udupi, Karnataka

When I’m not traveling, I am earning for it through a corporate job. I wish to someday combine my passion for travel with my passion for marketing.

If you are reading this and know how it can be done, contact me by writing to vachanashetty@gmail.com 🙂 You can write in with any other query too!

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time ~ James Taylor


26 thoughts on “About Vachana

    1. Hi Sangeeta, Happy to connect. Thanks for the follow 🙂 Your blog is lovely!! Will definitely keep you posted about upcoming treks. It maybe a good idea to register on Bangalore Ascenders. They have a whole lot of volunteers organizing treks day in and day out. You get to pick and choose 🙂 Let’s stay connected!

  1. Very nice blog… Specially it looks like your most of the treks in and around Pune are during Monsoon. Like the way you travelled and explored the places..
    Keep Posting….

      1. Dear Vachana,

        Just sent you a mail to you few minutes ago. DO let us know your thoughts on it.

        0091 8378997510

  2. Dear Vachana,
    Thanks for info regarding SAR Pass. Excellent coverage.
    I am also going on May 1st batch.
    I wanted to know ablout tent or night staying arrangements during trek. Do we need to carry sleeping bags.
    Please reply, whenever you are free.
    Manohar M.G


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