About Shrinidhi Hande and my travel blog enidhi.net - eNidhi India Travel Blog

About Shrinidhi Hande and my travel blog enidhi.net

Express Summary
  1. Travel Blogger, Writer, Author and IT Professional, based in Udupi, Karnataka
  2. Blogging since 2006- 3300+ posts and 25000+ comments, one of earliest travel blogs with relatively higher traffic (11 million life time page views, details on demand)
  3. Traveled to 53 countries and counting, 33% of the world as per TripAdvisor travel map
  4. Contributions to Millionaire Asia Magazine, DT Next and others, featured in multiple print and electronic media, worked with multiple domestic and international tourism boards, hospitality brands.
  5. Key focus areas: Travel, lifestyle, automobiles
  6. Average posting frequency- 4-5 times a week
  7. DA: 31, PA: 49 | Google Local Guide Level 8
  8. Authored books on World Travel in Low Budget, Published in Kannada and English
  9. Also running dedicated blog on air travel, airline deals and reviews - www.airlineblog.in
I'm Shrinidhi Hande, I pursue blogging as a hobby and passion. I'm 40 years young and currently based in Udupi, India. My key interests are travel, adventure and automobiles.
During tandem skydiving in Mysore, December 2013
Connect with me on Facebook * Twitter (5700+ followers) * LinkedIn * Instagram (1500+ followers)*  Youtube (4900+ subscribers) or mail me: admin at enidhi dot net

Some of my mentions in Print media. More here
Brands I've worked with: 
As a blogger

Blogging since May 2006, eNidhi.net (initially on enidhispeaks.blogspot.com) is in its 17th year now. This blog focuses largely on travel, automobiles, lifestyle and product reviews.

Key stats as of March 2019:
  • Google Page rank: 3
  • No of posts: 3000 and counting
  • Comments so far: 22000+
  • Frequency of update: 4-5 posts per week
  • Domain Authority: 31, Page Authority: 49 (Aug 2021)
  • Klout Score: 63
  • Google Local guide: Level 8
Note: Stats are dynamic and change over time. Ask me for latest if required.

Year 2021
Won a consolation prize from Tourism Authority of Thailand's Blogger contest
Webinar with students of MGM College, Udupi

Year 2020
Had a short trip to Muscat Oman. Awaiting Corona Virus crisis to end.
Article Published in Travel Turtle
Content writing for Karnataka tourism official website

Year 2019
  • 14th year of blogging
  • Feb 2019: Spoke at Times Travel Show 2019 in Mumbai on how to find amazing travel deals
  • June 2019: Talk on Budget Travel at #JustGoChennai
  • Three articles in print so far
  • Traveled to 13 countries this year so far (10 news) - 3.2 times around the world
  • Authored 2 books [Details]
Traveled the world 3.2 times over in 2019
Year 2017
Indiblogger Best Blogger- Tamil Nadu 
Speaker at F5 Escapes #JustGo event in Chennai, September 2017
Speaker at Travelers Meet, Chennai, May 2017
Year 2016:
Dec 2016: Spoke at How to Travel the world on budget unconference, Chennai

Feb 2016:  Recognized among top 20 travel influencers in India by Influencer.in

July 2016: Travel Globe.com 20 most creative travel bloggers of India

July 2016: Ankionthemove: Top 20 people I met on the road

August 2016 : Featured in Techdivine Power Digital Users

Year 2015: 
1. Baggout "16 socially active travel blogs in India
2. TravelGenes 20 Awesome Travel Bloggers to look out for in 2015
July 2015: Got my first physical Best blogger award- Best Urban Chennai Blogger award at EchovMe Urban Tree Chennai blogger's meet.

Year 2014:
1. Myoksha's list of Top 15 Indian Travel Bloggers 2014
2. Quoted in this Travelfriendz.com's profiling of select travel bloggers
3. Social beat Top lifestyle bloggers in Chennai

Year 2013 : 
1. Why Travel Top 51 travel blogs and magazines in India
2. HotelDepot Top 30 travel blogs in India-2013 (link is down now)

Year 2010
I was one of the 3 Official Bloggers for Tata Nano, for the Tata Nano Superdrive Green Route, (Season 1, 2010) a 26 days Road trip covering entire south India. [Details]. This blog has facilitated business worth up to 30 lakhs by providing a platform for readers to buy and sell memberships [Read More]

I have given couple of talks at academic institutions about Social Media
  • A talk at a CII Innovation Event about Social Media for Students, 2011 [Details]
  • A talk about relevance of blogging at Loyola College, August 2010 [Details]
  • Talk about Blogging and workshop on blogging- MSRIT, September 2008
  • Talk at MIC Manipal during Article 19, 2009 
  • Talk about Corporate Blogging- MMSC- Manipal Institute of Communication, 2008
  • Talk on Social Media at Tumkur University, Feb 2012 [Details]
I've been regularly writing articles that are published in mainstream media. Some of them are:
  • Blissful Binsar, Ergo (The Hindu Group publication), November 2008 [Read More]
  • Weekend on a Scorpio- Ergo, October 2010 [Read More]
  • Kannada article in Vijaya Karnataka, 1st Feb 2009 Read More
  • Article on Rock climbing at Ramanagaram, published in Ergo [Read More]
  • Kannada article in Taranga about tiger temples, Sep 2012 [Read More]
  • Read all
I have live blogged several events and conferences as an Official Blogger.
Some of them are:

  • CII Connect 2010, Tamil Nadu's premiere ICT event, jointly organized by CII, STPI and Govt of TN 
  • IAMAI Conference on Digital Payments and Financial Inclusion, Hotel Tajmahal Palace n Towers, Mumbai, 6th August 2010 
  • IAMAI Free for SMEs Conference, Delhi, July 6 2010
  • IAMAI Mobile Application Developers' Meet, IIM-Bangalore, June 29 2010 
  • IAMAI Marketing Conclave, 29th April 2010, New Delhi 
  • IAMAI Mobile Ad Conference, 7th April 2010 Mumbai 
  • IAMAI Conference on National Security and Digital Technology, 24th March 2010, New Delhi 
  • CII Connect 2009 Conference, Chennai, 2009
  • WebInnovations 08 Summit , May 2008, Mumbai
I was quoted in several print articles and TV shows over time
  • Auto Car India story on self drive car rentals-May 2015- link
  • NDTV Good times, Road Trip Thailand show, April 2014
  • TV9 Kannada and English quotes Shrinidhi in its report on Tata Nano Superdrive [Watch video]
  • Mangalore Today quotes Shrinidhi regarding Tata Nano Superdrive, June 2010 [Read]
  • Deccan Chronicle features Shrinidhi Hande in an article about Windows 7 [Read More]
  • Mint features Shrinidhi and his blog in an article on Mainstream media lifting contents from blogs [Read]
  • Times of India publishes a photograph clicked by Shrinidhi Hande, without authorization and later publishes clarification [Details]
  • Chennai Times quotes Shrinidhi on trekking
  • Chenaai Times quotes Shrinidhi on fuel price hike
As an IT Professional:
I have a full time job. More details on LinkedIn.  Blogging is only a passion.

As a Traveler
I don't call myself globe throttler yet but I've had my share of world travel. Have been fortunate to visit about 49 countries so far and wish to explore more. According to Tripadvisor travel map I have covered 30% of the world so far. My total flights add up to 10 times around the earth, as per this site

Check these posts for details of US, Chile * Srilanka * Singapore * Europe *Australia * Denmark * Germany and Malaysia travel
Countries visited (listed in the order of visit, first one first):
  1. India 
  2. Srilanka 
  3. Chile 
  4. Malaysia 
  5. USA 
  6. Singapore 
  7. Thailand 
  8. Denmark 
  9. Sweden 
  10. Germany 
  11. Netherlands
  12. Belgium
  13. Lithuania 
  14. Norway 
  15. Switzerland 
  16. Finland 
  17. Australia 
  18. Macau 
  19. Hong Kong
  20. Indonesia 
  21. Maldives 
  22. Philippines 
  23. Japan
  24. Bhutan
  25. Vietnam
  26. UAE
  27. Myanmar
  28. New Zealand
  29. China 
  30. Brunei
  31. Nepal
  32. Bahamas 
  33. Colombia
  34. Panama
  35. Costa Rica 
  36. Canada 
  37. Bangladesh
  38. UK 
  39. Ireland
  40. Oman
  41. France
  42. Portugal
  43. Spain
  44. Italy
  45. Greece
  46. Hungary
  47. Vatican City
  48. Austria
  49. Slovakia
  50. South Korea 
  51. Albania
  52. Romania
  53. Malta
  54. Kazaksthan
  55. Taiwan
Contact Details: 
I will be happy to work with brands- particularly auto, travel, lifestyle, tourism boards. You can leave me a message on facebook or mention me in twitter, write a comment on this post with your contact details (which will not be published if you wish) or mail me at admin at enidhi dot net


  1. Hi Shrinidhi,
    Seasons Greetings !
    Like to contact you.
    Anand Dabke

  2. hello friends i have honest submission regarding club mahindra resorts, the resorts are of very good quality BUT accomadation is next to impossible.
    1)initially i was a white season member , when ever i used to call them for a booking in advance of 6 months in any of the resorts in karnataka or tamilnadu I used to get a reply which said ” the resorts are full and you are travelling in a higher season”
    2)Later i planned with in the season i.e white season , still i used to get the same reply ” OUR RESORTS ARE FULL ”
    3)After having all these problems later i decided to upgrade my season to peak season member ship by spending extra money hoping to enjoy a vacation unfortunately now also i get the same reply. : (
    5)To BEAT all the above i called them recently for a stay in Goa, i got a reply that the resorts are full, later I called THEM AS A NON MEMBER IT WAS A SHOCK OF MY LIFE I GOT A REPLY THAT RESORT IS AVAILABLE OFCOURSE WITH A HEFTY PRICE”


  3. Leo,

    Better use the posts related to CM for your comments..

    Also they've something called Hotel Units, which are separate inventory compared to what is offered for members..

  4. Hi Srinidhi,

    how are you doing? I have recently purchased a domain for my blog from Google and not sure if i should move it to my new custom domain, or let it be like it is right now on blogger. what would you suggest? and if i should move to the custom one, what is the Pro and Cons?


  5. Rohit:
    Unless you're very particular about customizing etc, I'd suggest run it on google...

  6. Went through your 'About' page. Very interesting. Being travel enthusiastic and lover of cars and driving them, I like your blog. Keep flow going.

  7. Hi Srinidhi...

    Would like to speak to you i sthere any contact number we can speak :)

    Diwakar Sharma

  8. This is a little off beat question, which part of India are you from Shrinidhi? Kannada speaking by any chance, I am a part Hande, that's why I am asking

  9. Dear optimize your blog .. you have good articles .. in your home page use only important excerpts of the post not the whole post. Your posts will vanish from search results.

  10. Nice blog...I am a newbie started blogging 2 months back

    Know The Answer

  11. Hi,
    Really great Post! I've enjoyed reading through your blog http://www.enidhi.net/ because of the great style and energy. I have a blog on travel theme. If you're interested, we would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  12. Hi Kundan,

    I am not sure how to contact you...

  13. Hello , read you cruise review. I want some more information on cruise experience in India for my work.I am unable to find your e-mail id to send the related questions. Could you help me in gaining some more information on the cruises in India.

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  16. Nice can you list below websites on your reviews page please.


  17. Hello Shrinidhi,

    Had come across your blog when trying to find out how to sell my Club Mahindra Membership...We loved all the resorts (4) we have been to.. tho booking can be a bit taxing...However, since we have adopted a dog recently, our vacations are curtailed as we dont want to leave our pooch with strangers even for a day!.Hence, wanted some help...Is there any way you can help me ? Would appreciate a reply.
    Nisha Swaminatan

  18. Hey Shrinidhi,
    I really appreciate your honest take on things - movies, cars and services. Thanks so much for sharing. good luck!

  19. Hi Sri

    I used to follow your blog.
    Thanks for all the information.

    I need one unbiased advice.

    I am presently having a M800 with AC. Did 1,40,000 KM.

    Pl advice which one to choose either Ertiga or Duster.(Both diesel).


  20. Hi Ravi

    Ertiga and Duster are in 2 different class.. Ertiga is 7 seater, cheaper, good as a family vehicle for road trips.

    Duster on the other hand is 5 seater, bit expensive and is good for rugged usage (even 4x4 is available).. So without knowing your usage I can't recommend.

  21. Thanks Sri,

    My monthly usage is 1000 km in city and 500 km on high way to go to native.

    Ertiga is fine for me but I am not sure about it's capability on ghats as I am planning to go to Leh next year.

    Pl recommend which one to choose.


  22. @Ravi

    Ertiga is fine on the ghats-handles corners well and has good stability. However it doesn't have as much ground clearance, power and 4x4 system that top spec duster has.

    Given the price difference of several lakhs, I suggest you buy Ertiga for everyday use, with money saved, rent some big SUVs on need basis.

    If going to Leh is just one time mission, you can simply rent an SUV from Delhi and use it.

    NOte that even Swift has successfully crossed Leh, so Ertiga is very much capable but you will have to play it carefully.

    Best wishes

  23. OMG!! You're works are amazing... haha I've casually opened your 'aboue me' page but it made me go crazy!!! For a person who had a wish to make his blog a travelogue your works made me think I'm some 'dot' :D

    Keep rocking... I'm following your blog from today... All the best :)

    Best Regards,
    bhargav.hsr@gmail.com (hsr stands for my hometown - Hosur, TN.)

  24. You are an inspiration for sure for many. Keep traveling no matter land or air. Best Wishes!!

  25. Hi Shrinidhi,
    I am regular reader of your blog & it is always filled with lot of useful information.
    I would like to check with you if you have done any research on Rooftop Solar power generation (grid tied system) from which we can export power to BESCOM. Just wanted to check if you have come across this in Chennai? It is slowly picking up in Bangalore, but not many people are opting because of huge initial cost!

    Let me know if you find some info on this.


  26. @Anant: Appreciate your readership. Unfortunately I haven't done any research on the same and haven't noticed it in Chennai. Will keep an eye open.

  27. HI Shrinidhi,

    This is Vignesh from Congo, your blog is very inspiring. May I know how much it cost to run your website?


  28. Lots of time & effort which is difficult to quantify, 10 USD per year for domain

  29. i have linked your link into my blog.

    i may contact you shrinidhi hande

  30. a really cool blog. I want to be able to be like you. How do you do?

  31. Hi Shrinidhi,

    Great Blog & Definitely a worthwhile life you are pursuing.
    Keep it Up.
    It will be great to know how do you plan your travel.


  32. Hi,sir I want ur advice for purchasing club mahindra membership
    Is it beneficial for purchasing cm white studio 2010 for 1.25 lakhs

  33. Is my post be available to other viewers

  34. Hi,sir I want ur advice for purchasing club mahindra membership
    Is it beneficial for purchasing cm white studio 2010 for 1.25 lakhs

  35. I wouldn't personally recommend. But if you are very keen knowing all negative aspects then go for it

  36. Great blog Srinidhi:) Sooo many posts; read few. Look forward to reading many more:)

  37. I see that you are posting on an average one article per day. May I know how do you manage your time? I suppose you are working as full time. Do you find time to do other things viz. sports, etc. May be, I am getting personnel but curious to know!

  38. @Vignesh

    I break a trip into lots of smaller topics and write on one topic at a time- one small post a day- this way it has been easier to manage. I spend about an hour or two every day (usually late evening after office or early morning) on blog and may be little more on weekends if I am at home.

    Hope this helps

  39. Hi,

    I would like to submit article.

    Please help me for the same.


  40. Hi

    I am not looking for guest posts. Sorry

  41. Shrinidhi, Thank you for your detailed directions to Huthridurga near Magadi.

    We used your directions a couple of weeks ago - and the details and pics were most helpful.

    For the record the alternative route from Magadi is supposed to be a good way to get there too. Bengaluru - Magadi - Left fork onto Huliyurdurga road - Right turn to Yelagalavadi and then on to Huthridurga (Yelagalavadi, etc can be seen on Google maps)

    As is often the case in our country - even folks in Magadi often don't have all the information on 'getting there'.


  42. Thanks Vijay.

    Yes, we are not that good at promoting our places of interest...

  43. Hi,
    Got your reference through your friend who is also a friend of mine :)
    I am from Bangalore and trying to use self drive car rental service for first time. Which company do you recommend?

  44. Each company has its pros and cons- there is no one answer- Revv, Zoomcar, Myles are worthy considerations- check their policies, charges and identify what works better or cheaper. They all have very simple process- if still not sure, begin with any one-do not worry much.

  45. Hello Shrinidhi, we are already connected on FB & Instagram. Loved your website, although I admit I came here first time. Your career graph is very much the same as me (except for the travel part), so I already feel the connect.

    Good to follow you :) Goodluck.

  46. Wow!!! Hello Shrinidhi I am big fan of your blog, this is the first time I have checked you about page and I got shocked you are a celebrity. Great Blog I have to say that and Great achievements :)

    Deals and Couponz

  47. hello srinidhi .. i have something special for .. with that you make lot,s of money .. for more info cont. me on shivasaini93@gmail.com

  48. hi Shrinidhi, wonderful blog. congratulations. interested in buying club mahindra holidays. have registered. My request: Is there any way to see the whole excel sheet without scrolling vertiacally and horizontally? that will be of great help. thanks.
    wonderful job....

    1. Sorry. Space on screen is limited, so not possible to avoid vertical scroll.

  49. Hello Sir,
    We are looking for a Modified car for shooting purpose at chennai.
    Please let us know if you can help out on this
    Thank you. Shanmuganathan-90033 91511

    1. Hi

      Sorry I am not into that. Please check elsewhere or speak to some mechanics/garages

  50. Hello, We would like you to write an article about our company http://www.bimpra.in Please contact us.

  51. Wow!!! Hello Shrinidhi I am big fan of your blog, this is the first time I have checked you about page and I got shocked you are a celebrity. Great Blog I have to say that and Great achievements It’s a totally beneficial and interesting thank you!digital marketing institute in indore Keep Posting:)

  52. I mean if someday you visit in india and especially if you can count a visit to Indore,MP,India we would love to introduce you with a big webminar on blogging & how t follow your passion.
    Love from India.

  53. I wanted to buy red 1BR membership resale club Mahindra my mobile number9227744664

  54. Really Nice article, Thanks for such informative article.

  55. Really Nice article, Thanks for such informative article.

  56. So, you have a trophy also for your work. I always want to become a successful blogger like you. Don't know when I will succeed. But I have a believe that someday somewhere I will also post a blog like this and you will comment there. ;)

  57. Hi Sir,
    I am looking for your contact details. Could you please provide your email id?

  58. Hi Shrinidhi

    This is sundar from Chennai can you guide me Travel Business growth



    1. hmm, I am not into that as such- but will be happy to help

  59. Hi, i would like to connect with you for a travel interview. Can you please share your mail ID.

  60. Very interesting blog. Can see you are a travel enthusiast!!

  61. Thanx for sharing this blog..its amazing..

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  63. Dear All

    For the last 12 years I have been thoroughly enjoying the club Mahindra membership and all along it's been a great holidays. Due to completely personal reasons, I would like to sell my balance 13 years of membership. I am having 1BR Red Season. Anyone interested can kindly contact me in vishg5@gmail.com or 9004115952. I stay in Bangalore. Thank you, G Viswanathan

  64. Hello All,
    I own Toshali Resort Studio timeshare membership valid till 2095 (yes another 75 years to go). I have 5 accumulated weeks as well. Due to its longevity it commands a good resale value that will go on increasing so you can also sell it later though it will last your next three generations. We had purchased 2 memberships in 1995 (99 yrs membership) and i want to sell one ASAP for only 4 lacs. Open to negotiate.
    Please write at salebyowner@rediffmail.com with your best offer.

  65. A Travelling is a curation of interests and activities based on the blogger's life.

  66. Thank you for sharing this blog
    It's amazing..

  67. I am only come on this page for contact you can I write blog post for your site.

  68. Impressive, I would be interested to know how did you end up visiting so many countries with a day job.

    1. may not work for everyone in every scenario. hard to explain in public domain

  69. Hi Srinidhi ,This is in regards to your post on Batapady beach & Mangrove forest boat ride near Mangaluru,https://www.enidhi.net/2021/12/mangrove-boatride-batapady-mangalore.html

    Please remove the number of Name: Muktara Contact: 9986238419 since he has been doing boating illegally and without life jackets and safety equipment's.

    You can contact the district tourism office if you have any questions

    1. The water is hardly few feet deep, so risk is very less. But of course better to have life jacket. Will update the post accordingly

  70. Hello we group of 9 people planning for short trip to Gokak, Belgaum next month can you advice us where to saty and some good places around to visit

    1. convenient option is to stay at Belgaum and do day trip to Gokak. Some stay options available near Gokak as well. Enjoy your trip


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