Travel Tips, Travel Companions, Booking Airbnb, Couchsurfing

Travel Tips, Travel Companions, Booking Airbnb, Couchsurfing.

Travel Companions:

“How do I find travel mate in India?” Amit Ramanuj asked this question to Shak on Quora

Answer by Shak:

Travel Tips, Travel Companions, Booking Airbnb, Couchsurfing
Finding Travel Mates

Hi Amit,

Warm greetings from I wish to Travel

From top of my head, I can think of 4 ways to find travel mates in India either for your entire journey or atleast for part of it.

Booking Airbnb:

1 – Airbnb (India): You pay and stay at local people houses. Here, hosts are mostly very friendly and helpful and often extend to show you around the city. Just in case, if they are hosting two or more guests at the same time, they would hook you up with other guests to explore the city together.


2 – Couchsurfing: You stay for free at a local host and since arrangement is on friendly basis or between couchsurfing members, they usually extend their courtesy to show you around the places.

3 – Local travel Facebook groups: Joining local Facebook groups (of the city you are travelling to) and posting your request with itinerary is one great way to find fellow travelers and locals who could become your travel mates or provide you with useful local information.

4 – If you happens to travel on KLM then you are in for a good luck. KLM offers a unique service to its passengers under ‘Meet and Seat’ tag where passengers can view Facebook profiles of other fellow passengers on the same flight. Through this service, you can choose to book a seat just next to the passenger you like. This is one great way to get social with a fellow traveler going to the same city as you are.

I hope this answer was helpful.

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