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This post was most recently updated on January 29th, 2019

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Thank you for visiting the blog and if you are on this page I think it’s safe to think you liked it a little? If you do, please subscribe to my weekly newsletters for our travel stories and help us stay connected. Now, after that tiny bit of self-promotion, let’s just skip to the topic – About US!

Meet the tiny team, well basically that’s all me now with my regular travel companions.


I am Sinjana, the creator, and manager of the blog. Besides being a blogger I am a full-time analyst and a novice homemaker who still burns her food sometimes. The passion to write and motivate common people like me to squeeze out time in their busy schedule and explore the world is what inspired me to start Backpack & Explore. The blog is not about backpacking, it’s just a way to tell you to pack your bags and set off to explore and discover yourself while you do so. Go for a solo trip in the Himalayas or a family trip to Kerala, Backpack across Europe or simply drive to an eco-resort and or take a day trip from your city. There is no one right way to travel (except not littering or vandalizing, of course, that should be a criminal offense), so just go out there and discover what you like. My travelogues, experiential travel guides coupled with historical and fun facts are mostly aimed towards that. I truly believe in our tagline -There’s a story behind every destination, every journey. I share my journey through this blog, but I want to know your story too. If you find are a reader of this blog, I’d love to know you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you are an explorer I’d love to share your travel stories with the world through my blog. If you are a fellow blogger, a big high-five there, I’d like to know your story too. If you are a company or brand that wants to work with me you can also reach out to me on email to work with us. I am just an email away, so write to me at [email protected] 

Enough about me and my blogging aspirations. Here meet my partners in crime, the team behind Backpack & Explore. 

Chayan- the Dude who knows his ride

Meet Chayan, the husband, a superman driver and the one who focuses only on the exciting parts of travel – he drives, he clicks pictures of the places and always asks “where to this weekend”? Having said that we have to credit him for our epic trip to Europe which he planned wonderfully for the most part. When he is not traveling he is watching football – the real English football. An ardent supporter of Liverpool is one of his identity, but that doesn’t mean he would confine himself to watching only Liverpool matches. Thanks to him football matches of remote unknown clubs in Europe get at least 1 extra TRP to claim 😀 He too has a full-time job as a supply chain professional, currently at Flipkart.

Sananda  – The champ

Meet Sananda, the free-spirit soul who travels not to escape life, but so that life doesn’t escape her. Sounds a bit too “quotational“? Well, all those quotes fit perfectly into her character. She is my younger sister and my partner in crime for life. Her love for trekking started with a hike to Antargange with the Bangalore Mountaineering Club ( a club partly responsible for my wanderlust too). Since then, trekking addiction continued to grow, taking her to the paths off-the-beaten-track She shocked the typical Bengali middle-class family when she booked her solo trip to Kasol this year. We were worried and protective, but the girl knows to take care of herself and she went, she saw and she inspired us all with her travel stories. Goes by the handle @free-spirit-me on Instagram, Sananda has been too free for too long till she met her soulmate and is looking forward to taking the leap next year.

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