With over 8.6 lakh+ followers on Instagram, Meghna Kaur a.k.a SheTroubleMaker is a force to reckon with. This social media influencer has been setting some serious travel goals with her photos and videos every day. We talk to her about her favourite places in India, travel plans for 2021 and more. By Amitha Ameen

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Travel + Leisure India (@travelandleisureindia) on

1. Where have you been during the lockdown and how have you been dealing with it so far?

I have been at home with my family. Honestly, I have my days where it gets too much but most of the time I am working on some content — so that keeps me busy.

2. Any lessons you’ve learned or re-learned during this lockdown?

Lockdown has taught me that I cannot take things for granted — meeting friends, going out, evening walks, etc. I am sure it has been a learning opportunity not just for me but for all of us. It has helped me focus more on what truly matters and to think about living life differently from now on.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Meghna Kaur (@shetroublemaker) on

3. Since domestic travel restrictions are easing up gradually, where would you want to visit next?

I really want to go to Goa; it is one of my favourite places in India.

4. Three must-do/see experiences in Mumbai?

  • Street shopping at Colaba causeway — when in Mumbai, don’t forget to shop.
  • Enjoy the view at Marine Drive — it is the best place to watch the sunset in Mumbai, or just to even relax by the sea at any time of the day or night.
  • Taste the famous Girgaon Chowpatty street food — I am a sucker for street food.

5. When you travel to a particular destination, do you usually plan it down to the smallest details?

It is always an adventure for me as I am the kind of person who usually asks locals for advice. I also believe I have a knack for good frames; so, whenever I find a good spot I just know my photo or video is going to turn out really well.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Meghna Kaur (@shetroublemaker) on

6. If you could choose just one place in India, which one would it be and why?

I have been wanting to go to Puducherry for a while now.

7. How did you first get into Insta-blogging and how has the journey been like so far?

It has been a huge learning curve. I started with zero experience; I made a lot of mistakes but I am lucky to have met people along the way who taught me things I now know. But, I would say that I am still learning, and look forward to doing it more every day. So, yes, some days I love it and some days I hate it but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

8. Road trips are one of the most preferred ways of travelling now. If you had a choice, where would you like to go on a road trip in India?

Honestly, I haven’t really explored India. I haven’t seen the Taj Mahal yet, can you believe it?

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Meghna Kaur (@shetroublemaker) on

9. What are some of your bucket-list destinations in India?

There are a few places I’d definitely love to visit, such as Jodhpur, Shimla, Darjeeling, Nainital, Andaman and Nicobar and Mussoorie.

11. What is the one place in India that you didn’t just travel to, but had a memorable experience as well?

I have been to Goa many times, and most of my trips are memorable because they have usually been the outcome of a sudden plan. Once we were chilling at around 04:00 am and we randomly thought Goa was a good idea, so we quickly booked our tickets and were off to the airport by 06:00 am.

12. Any 2021 travel goals?

I think I’ll work on exploring India since we can’t really travel abroad anyway.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Meghna Kaur (@shetroublemaker) on

13. In the post-COVID-19 world, what advice would you like to give to fellow travellers?

Safety — yours as well as everyone else’s around you. Some things that you must keep in mind for your next travel experience, include, carrying a hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes/sprays, a face mask, gloves, protective covers and a small medical kit. These items can help you maintain a certain level of hygiene on your trip.

Related: Travel To The Indian Heartland With Voices Of Rural India, A Platform For Rural…