Featured Traveller An Interview with Akhilesh Dhyani

We are excited to start a series called 'Featured Traveler' .We will be posting an interview with one Traveler on a monthly basis . If you're interested in being featured , please see details at www.theepicuriousexplorers.com

We are excited to start a series called ‘Featured Traveler’ .You might wonder what exactly is this series about?

We are sharing our travel stories with you, but we would also like to hear about your travel stories. Like what inspired you to travel and so on!  And obviously we will share your story with everyone! Sounds exciting doesn’t it?

We will be posting an interview with one Traveler on a monthly basis . If you’re interested in being featured , please see details at the bottom of this post.

So here’s a little preview of our first traveler. We came across an interesting feed on Instagram and we were awestruck by the pictures.His pictures will give you a serious longing for wanderlust.We’re mountain lovers ourselves, so just had to find out more about the person behind the awesome pictures.

He mostly travels in the mountains of North India in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Let’s get to know more about him!

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Tell us something about yourself – name, location, occupation etc.?

My name is Akhilesh Dhyani from Dehradun, India. I’m a seafarer (2nd Officer).

When did you start photography/ travel?

Started way back in 2013.

What is the first trip you remember taking and how old were you?

I was in Japan waiting for my flight for New Delhi. I called up my friend Mohit (school friend) and told him let’s travel to Ladakh. That was my first ever bike ride. I was 24 then.

The Stunning views en route to Leh

Your favorite destination/ location to click pics?

I don’t have any favorite destinations, it’s just like my heart belongs to mountains. I love to explore mountains and clicking landscapes.

Do you have any interesting experience you would like to share?

Once I was on a trek to Nag Tibba with my friend,  started the trek a bit late we were far from our destination it was already getting dark and the dense forest made it much more scary. Suddenly, there was a loud sound coming from the trees, we were very scared but to our surprise a big group of monkeys was passing by which made the situation funny.

What photography gear do you use or wish you had?

I use a basic Nikon D3200 and my iPhone 6s for filming and still photographs. In future will love to advance to full frame.

Breathtaking view of Manali

Who’s your inspiration?

All those who travel and put their stories up on social media.

Is this a hobby or something you do for a living?

It is my love for mountains, I am a pahadi and my love for pahad is never ending.

*Pahadi translates to someone who lives in the mountains. Pahad is a Hindi word for mountain.

What have you learned from your experience with travel?

I learnt to manage myself. Learnt about the people of various regions their views about the tourist visiting their village.

Do you have any advice or tips for aspiring travelers?

I want all you people to plan your travels yourself, get involved in every details it will give u a great new experience. Don’t just travel for the sake of it, make it your story and travel it to the fullest.

You can check Akhil’s Instagram feed for more stunning pics like these:

*All images are copyright to the respective owner.

Hope you enjoyed reading this interview. If you want to be featured or know anyone who would like to be featured , drop us a comment below or send an email to us at theepicuriousexplorers@gmail.com

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6 thoughts on “Featured Traveller An Interview with Akhilesh Dhyani

  1. Marjorie G.

    Oh I love what he says here, “Don’t just travel for the sake of it, make it your story and travel it to the fullest.” Many people forget about putting meaning into their travels and just go for the photos. I really don’t get those people. There is so much more to traveling.

    Nice feature you got here. I also have a series of my own called Travel Bug and like you guys, I find inspiration from the people I feature.

    1. Karen Post author

      Thank you. That’s nice.And yeah I agree..Travel is more than the photos, it’s about the experience.

  2. kopikang

    This is a short yet inspiring interview with a mountain lover! I could relate to his love for mountains and nature in general. I feel I get as much energy as I consume whenever I travel and am out in nature. I wonder how he earns from living in the mountains. I know some people who tend cows and crops.


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