We are Param and Shikha, a film-making couple. Shikha directs. Param shoots. Apart from movies and photography, we love travelling, nature, wildlife, great food, culture, interestingness. So its but natural this blog was on our minds, and we finally got around to starting it.
Why are we The Untourists?
Because we love being away from crowds and tourists. So we are always looking for that unknown untouristy place or look for untouristy things to do in a popular place. We like to experience, observe, and explore life through our lens, though cultures unknown to us and through authentic foods that we can’t resist, once served, even for a picture!
You can find some of our advertising work here. Param also blogs on advertising creative here.
We use OpenStreetMaps. Why?
Our cameras are a Nikon D800, a Canon EOS 5D, and a Fujifilm XPro1 for digital. For film, we use a Nikon FM3A, a Nikon FM10 and a Canon A1.
We were recently featured here in the Travel & Living Magazine:
29 thoughts on “About Us”
I loved your travelogue. Check out the Fundacao museum next time you are at Goa. They have some fantastic stuff.
Thanks Parwati! Will surely do…
Glad we found each other. I look forward to find a lot of hidden treasures on your blog.
yes Chaitali! Thanks! Had a great time going through your blog too! Look forward to updates 🙂
Param & Shikha,
Love your work.
Our perspectives wrt Travel & Photography are sort of similar. It will be great to share stories.
Look forward to stay connected,
We’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the nomination here
We hope you will accept and help unite the blogging community.
I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the nomination here
I hope you will accept and spread the good cheer. Looks like you already got a handful, but please do know that your blog is excellent and very inspiring. You guys are true Untourists.
Thanks Svetlana! Will do that right away 🙂
These days, it seems I discover a beautiful travel blog every single day. But this is one of the best Indian travel blogs I’ve seen. And I love your photographs. It’s so hard to get good photographs of birds! I’ve found a lot of travel inspiration from your blog.
Thanks Ankita! You are kind and generous 🙂
Amazing how you can find the time and energy to do these interesting journeys and then write about them as well!
Thanks Nihal! Same way you get your amazing energy 🙂 I guess doing all that we like doing creates more good energies 🙂
Thanks for dropping by our blog.
You have an awesome blog here and a great snap on this page as well.
Are you based out of Mumbai?
Happy to catch up for a coffee.
Bindhu & Unny
Hey Bindhu & Unny!
We are based out of Mumbai! Lets connect!
Very nice blog and a very interesting name.. Keep travelling and share your experiences with us.. 🙂
Amazing blog you people have put up !! Loved it and the way you describe yourself as – “The Untourists”. I am also like you people, travelling and exploring the lesser known places !! All the best to you both ! This is my dream too 🙂
Thanks Prakriti! I am sure you too will explore places that inspire us as well.
You’ve got a great travelogue here. Loved the way you have described the places, feels like I’m there. Keep it up !
Nice to know you Param and Shikha. Thanks for supporting my travel blogging journey. Wow, what a great blog this is. This is indeed a great find. I will be a regular here. Nice collection. Hope to work with you in the future.
Thanks for the kind words, Kishore…
Glad to know that we share a quite in common as Travel Bloggers. Wishing you lots of travels.
Amazing blog !!
I am learning a lot
hi… firstly, thanks for liking my north east blog post. I Loved your blog! picture perfect was alleppey!
perhaps my next jaunt should be in kerala… Keep travelling and capturing moments for mortals like us 🙂
In case you are looking for a offbeat devotional meets hippie culture type of place, check gokarna, murdeshwara and idgunji in coastal karnataka.. i have a blog post dedicated to it as well.
Thanks Anu! Will check it out…
Amazing blogs! great ideas
You have an amazing blog. Great write-ups! Going to visit often now 🙂
Nice blog. KEEP ROCKING!!!
Choosing unpopular, uncrowded places seems like one of the best mentalities for tourism in my opinion.
Alternatively, visiting popular destinations during low season is also a good idea.
Generally, quiet places make a trip more enjoyable!