5 amazing travel-themed books to read in Lockdown!

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

Is lockdown taking a toll on your mental health? Do you want to breathe in fresh air and scream out loud in the mountains? Well, for now, if not in reality, you can definitely fulfil your wanderlust through books.
Here’s our list of 5 handpicked travel books that you must read to satiate your inner traveller: 

1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Written in 1957, this timeless travel novel is about exploration, inspiration, and experiences. As the protagonist, Sal leaves New York City and heads West, you can relate to the changes that he goes through on a spiritual level. His self-discovery through meeting new people and exploring new cultures influences readers to see the world from a different perspective.


2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

This classic novel narrates the story of a shepherd boy who travels in search of the worldly treasure and ends up finding the true meaning of life! Coehlo layers the story with various metaphors and emotions that keeps one intrigued throughout.

3. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner

This marks the yearlong journey of Eric Weiner in search of the world’s happiest places. He heads to places like Iceland, Qatar, Denmark, India, and Moldova. It’s a light-hearted read that also delves into the intricacies of what makes society a happier place!

4. All Roads Lead to Ganga by Ruskin Bond 

A travel memoir written by none other than the master storyteller, Ruskin Bond, transports the readers to the Himalayan range and the ever-pure River Ganges. The book vividly describes the people and the culture around this most significant river of India. This can inspire you to leave the hustle and bustle of the city life behind and get lost in the charm of nature.


5. Hot Tea Across India by Rishad Saam Mehta

An interesting travelogue written by Rishad Saam Mehta, Hot Tea Across India narrates his trips on a Bullet. It is an ideal read for those who have a sense of adventure and love roughing it out on holidays.

So, with no worries, just read the lockdown blues away and make the most of this time.

Stay home, stay safe!