My Travel Resolution.
discover hidden myths, taste diverse food and sleep below a sky full of shooting stars and galaxies every night
Welcome to the travel blog of Kalyan Panja. He is first a photographer and then an avid traveler, who is always on the lookout for unusual and off the track destinations and aspires to have more stamps in his passport than years on this Earth. He started his journey on one fine summer day in 2006 as a freelance writer, sharing stories and experiences through photographs, and words through his blog.

Kalyan is a traveler who loves routes outside the traditional circuits and believes (with good reason) to discover real gems just away from the crowds of tourists in the queue. He always looks for WOW moments around the world among the local people, cuisine or across the streets to share with travel freaks everywhere. He loves traveling and telling stories through the images, showing the different cultures of the places that he visits.

Kalyan has learnt to control a horse all alone in his first horse ride through the hilly terrains of Himachal, explored the mysteries and cultural taboos of Northeast India and Bhutan, sailed in a ship across Bay of Bengal to Andaman & Nicobar Islands with no sight of land for three days, sipped his way through the ice covered Dal Lake in Srinagar, saw the elusive shining eyes of the hidden tiger in Kaziranga, shared the night under a sky full of stars and galaxies in Rajasthan, followed the footsteps of Shah Jahan though Agra, communed with nature as the sun rose over the Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill, found his center on the summit of the rocky hilltop of Darjeeling, and soaked up an exquisite sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Carefree but observant, each trip leaves him more questions than answers. Still, the desert taught him that haste kills. The jungle, that the whole and the nothing are the same things. The mountain, that the impossible is achieved by putting one foot in front of the other and the sea taught him that he still needs a lot to learn. All along this, he walks, while he photographs and writes in this blog.

Kalyan has also topped many pan-India blogging competitions. He has more than 30000 fans on his social media channels with good organic engagement on his posts in instagram along with facebook, twitter, pinterest, google, youtube and others. Kalyan's reviews have been published in notable magazines like Femina and popular books by leading authors.

Travtasy is a travel and lifestyle blog that arises from the desire to share my passion for travel, photography, food, and gadgets and to help readers make an informed choice. We also help brands to spread their reach among an internet-savvy generation through vibrant visuals and compelling stories. Our strength is the organic engagement that our posts generate across our social media channels. Being in this space for more than a decade now, I have seen the web and the social media as intricately one can, right from the beginnings of the internet era.

Interviews & Features

His photographs and articles have also been featured by the Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Google Travel, The Huffington Post, Yahoo, Travel Pulse and World Bank among others.

Campaigns Executed

Kalyan is also a food critic who loves to try new restaurants and is always looking out to try new wine and whiskey offerings. He also reviews products, smartphones and gadgets with a special focus on the photography aspect. He has worked with different companies in the tourism sector as well as produce fashion and product editorials for different brands in the market.

Kalyan always seeks to innovate in photography, in order to offer clients something different and striking for the business, product or brand. Kalyan has fused his passion through his blogs since 2006 and also shares his images, articles and reviews through different platforms like National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Getty Images, Google Local Guide, Zomato, among many others. He is also a Google Trusted Tester.

He has also worked in promotional campaigns on behalf of Austrian Airlines, Club Mahindra, Da Mauro Restaurant, MakeMyTrip, Tusker Trail: Mt Kilimanjaro Climbs and Worldwide Treks, Amaron, Reliance General Insurance (Schengen Visa), Chivas Regal, Golfers Shot Whisky, Tata Sampann Spices, Tropicana, Godrej, Dell, HP, Tecno, HTC Smartphones, and Asus ZenFone among many others. Some of our recent campaigns:

#TECNOHarSuratKhoobsurat campaign by Tecno Mobile


#DreamTrails campaign by Club Mahindra

DreamTrails campaign by Club MahindraDreamTrails campaign by Club MahindraDreamTrails campaign by Club Mahindra

Kullu and Manali: Journey through Valley of GodsFootsteps through Clouds of Shimla

#LastsLongReallyLong campaign by Amaron

LastsLongReallyLong campaign by Amaron

Seagram's #ImperialBlueSuperHitNights campaign by Pernod Ricard

ImperialBlueSuperHitNights campaign by Pernod Ricard

#simplywellmade campaign by Golfer's Shot

ImperialBlueSuperHitNights campaign by Pernod Ricard

#AliveIsAwesome campaign by Godrej Cinthol

King Crab Safari in Kirkenes, NorwayMud Bath in Cartagena, Colombia

Photography Portfolio

For work inquiries/bookings please contact me on:

Press, Media & Collaborations

Kalyan is open to FAM trips, travel writing, product reviews, whiskey and wine tasting, as also photography work for brands, tourism boards, hotels, resorts, restaurants, publications, guidebooks, travel supplements, coffee table books, websites, and blogs.

Are you a company or brand or agency looking to popularize your service or product or destination to new audiences?

We have worked with...

Travel & Hospitality: Austrian Airlines, Club Mahindra, Da Mauro Restaurant, MakeMyTrip, Voyagers Cruise Service, Cleartrip, Godrej – Alive is Awesome campaign, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Skyscanner, Amaron, SafetyWing Insurance for Digital Nomads.

Tech Collaborations: HTC, Airtel, Asus Zenfone, Datsun redi-Go, Dell Tablet, Motorola, Lenovo Yoga, PayTM

Shopping Collaborations: Flipkart, Jabong India Online Fashion Week, Limeroad, Myntra

Household: Asian Paints, Ariel Detergent, Pampers Diapers, Tresemme Shampoo, Ambipur, Olay.

Food & Drinks: Britannia, Golfers Shot Whisky, Matcha Green Tea, Mint-o Ultra Mintz by ITC, Paper Boat Drinks, Tata Sampann Spices, Tropicana

Entertainment: Walt Disney Studios, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Red Chillies Entertainment

Statistics (as of August 2019)

Blog Stats: DA: 28 ♥ PA: 39 ♥ Moz Rank: 4 ♥ Alexa Rank: 275,000 (Global) • 90,000 (USA) • 50,000 (India) ♥ Social Reach: 50k+

Social Media

Instagram - - 12000 • - 35000
Facebook - - 5200
Twitter - - 6200
Pinterest - - 2300
Youtube - - 915

Social Media Engagement - Around 25 to 30%

According to different analytics, our average audience consists of women (70%) and men (30%) between the ages of 25 and 44. A majority of engagement comes from United States (50%), followed by United Kingdom (10%), India (10%), Canada (5%) and Australia (5%).

Promotion ♦ Reviews

This blog has an average daily visit of 4000-5000 visitors with a good page rank and is open to reviews, promotions on a varied range of topics from Books to Gadgets to Movies to marketing of your resorts, home stays, spas, destination promotions, social media campaigns, content marketing, contests. It can be in the form of the Product being FEATURED, REVIEWED etc.

If you have any offers just drop them a line with the complete details and we will let you know whether and how we intend to take it up or not. For readers, if we review anything it's an honest review but then we do not guarantee in any form for the product, which is best left to the end user.
Product and App Beta Tester

Kalyan is a beta tester for various apps related to travel, lifestyle, tech, and food. He is also a hardware tester of smartphones and tablets too and loves providing feedback for improving the products. Get in touch with him, if you are interested in getting one of your apps or products tested.

Social Media Promotions

We help brands and agencies from India and abroad to promote their products through our various social media platforms. We have a combined following of more than 30,000 fans in our various social media channels of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus and Instagram. Our social media following is spread evenly across different countries of the world from India, the US to Europe.

With our social media promotion services, you not only can save time, but you can also count on the reach. Our rates are very attractive. The campaign budget will be specified by you. After defining your goals with us, we take care of all the necessary activities of preparation of the media and posting them as per your requirements.


Our articles are search friendly, which can be stated from our high organic traffic from Google (30%). The articles focus on travel, food, gadgets, and reviews.

Godrej Aer - Inspire a fragranceAmbi Pur Perfect Road Trip - Runner-upNissan Safety Driving ForumKotak Jifi Is Here

Awards & Recognition

Godrej Aer - Inspire a fragrance Winner -

Ambi Pur Perfect Road Trip -

Kotak Jifi Is Here -

Nissan Safety Driving Forum -
Blogadda Delhi Manifesto Contest winner:

Club Mahindra Dreamtrails Winner:

Women and the Taboo of Power:


Become a Contributor

If you want to spread your visibility, you can mail us your pitch or articles to be considered for publication. You can also send high-quality meaningful photographs too. You will get full credit as also the same will be shared in our strong social media network.

Guest Post Guidelines


We offer different types of collaboration options. Rates are available on request. Contact me using the email address below and we can work out a mutually beneficial arrangement.

If you want to be in touch with him to know him more or to say a little hello, feel free to mail him at
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