Sustainable in INDIA | An Honest Review of My Travel

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13 Responses

  1. well said and very well explained. This blog is surely going to help a lot of travellers who look forward to travel in India but hesitate due to some reasons. It also perfect example for how tourists can understand difffrent logics of this countries.

    • Teja says:

      Thank you! To some extent, every country has its own logic. But I have to say that for me, India’s logic was among the most challenging for me to adapt to, so I’m glad you think my India writings feel true.

  2. Bharat Taxi says:

    Superb post with stunning pictures! These are actually most beautiful places in India. In India there have many beautiful places to visit for sightseeing. Thanks for sharing great information with us.

  3. 7x Energy says:

    Great post! I was pleased to read it. I am very thankful!

  4. Lauryn Neas says:

    I absolutely love this post. When I was in Bali we did a snorkeling trip out to Nusa Penida. I was floored at how much trash was floating all around the beautiful manta rays we were swimming with. It made me so sad! I wish I had that filter with me while we were in SEA because we had to rely so heavily on plastic water bottles. However our hotel in a Siem Reap gave us a reusable aluminum bottle to use for our stay which I thought was wonderful!

    • Teja says:

      The hotel GAVE you an aluminium bottle?? Wow that deserves a shout out on Tripadvisor or something! Yes I was sceptical at first, when my bike touring friend told me about the filter. But filter tech has come a long way! I feel so empowered now!

  5. Anna says:

    Good for you! So many people told me to forget about recycling whilst I lived in China but you show how it can be done by not using any plastic water bottles! Also how horrid that acid throwing exists in our world :(

    • Teja says:

      Yes, acid throwing is pretty messed up!

      While recycling is good, I think we often forget that it’s only the second last step. Just above ‘dispose’. There’s reuse before that, and of course the very first one is reduce the waste in the first place!

  6. Anu says:

    I always ask the hotels to serve me RO water and not bottled water and of course, my steel bottle travels with me everywhere.

    • Teja says:

      Yes I was actually surprised that refill stations are common. If it were so, then what the heck is all the fuss I keep hearing about, concerning getting clean water in India?? Seriously, just bring your own water bottles, people!

  7. Todd says:

    Great series and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing it. One thing I found was that buying train tickets online was the best solution for me. Very fast and easy and much less susceptible to being scammed though some may still try the “your train was cancelled” trick.

    I will try to pick up one of those filters before my next trip but like you say, it isn’t hard to find filtered water there. Most restaurants and hotels have RO filters available and I never had a problem with it.

    • Teja says:

      I couldn’t figure out how to get registered without an Indian phone number! I heard it’s improved now, and does not require that anymore for foreigners.