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About Me


   Deepti Asthana-  An award winning Travel and Documentary Photographer
  • Canon India photo mentor from 2016 till date
  • Featured as top blogger of India by various media and travel forums
  • Social media influencer for multiple tourism board and brands 


Hi, my name is Deepti Asthana. Welcome to my world of Travel and Photography!

Exploring new cultures and horizons is what I live for. This is the space where I share my picture, travel experiences, life stories, tips for photography in the form of photo stories and blogs.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That is the story of my life. As a girl growing up in a small town of Uttar Pradesh, India I never imagined having a career as unorthodox as Photography. Curious about the life beyond the boundaries of a small town, I entered the big city life and started to work in the sprawling Indian IT industry as an Engineer. I had a safe and secure job, only to find out later how suffocating that could be.

Then one fine day I quit my corporate job to live the life I dreamt for myself. My life now revolves around planning, travelling, photography and repeat. In my travels, I venture on the paths less travelled and look for untold stories. My work has taken me to some of the most interesting places on earth and gave me a chance to meet people whose stories have inspired me to keep going!

Apart from Travel photography and blogging, I work on gender issues in rural India and small towns under the umbrella project β€˜Women of India’. The hardship of my mother as a single parent and the stories of women I met during the last few years of travel have particularly inspired me to pursue this project. 

Apart from writing for my blog, I write and photograph for other publications. My work has been published in BBC News, Al Jazeera, The Hindu, Outlook Traveller, Asian Age, Der Spiegel, Huffington Post, Daily Post to name a few. 



Please feel free to reach me if you want to talk about photography or just want to say Hello! deepti.asthana@gmail.com


  1. as everyone want to at top of the level………but yewr…style of capturing is really fabulous… yuh are at the same way ..but here is smthing different that helps yuh to make urself different, like ur work .. ..god bless yuh ..

  2. Hi Deepti,

    I like your photography. I have gained interest in photography in last 1 year. I like clicking pictures during my every travel.

    You can find my photographs in facebook with the name “Aniket Imagery”

    I am looking forward to improve my skills and click beautiful moments. Looking forward to learn more from your gained skills.


  3. Hello ma’m, I was simply blown away with your lenswork. I wont say you have put life in your clicks, but you have focused on and enhanced the life which already exists in those. Keep up the magnificent work! Would definitely want to and love to work with you sometime! (just like so many people who follow your work :-p )

  4. Hi Mam

    I am a member of Team eUttaranchal a website portal which is devoted to Uttarakhand. And its my pleasure to tell you that
    we are organizing a women only trek on the occasion of Women’s Day. We Have covered an article about some of the famous
    female travelers (including you) who have paved new paths for other women to look upon and wonder in amusement. Here is the Link – http://www.euttarakhand.com/female-travellers
    If You Like It – You Can Share It With You Loved Ones and you Friends.

    Mamta Rawat the famous Climber and Trekker will be joining us in this trek, so if you would like to have another memorable
    life changing experience with the mountains than do visit this page – http://www.euttaranchal.com/women-trekking

    1. Thank you so much for the beautiful article, I will try if I can join this trek or any other one in future. Could you please update the source as datravelography.com which is my website πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Deepti
    Your blog and photographs are really awesome. The way you capture the perceptions with your lens, it’s really stupendous. The way you interpret the cultural heritage, it’s lovable.

  6. I’m ssrsly inspired by your blog
    I’m in the same field though its been two yrs since ive entered this field
    my source of contacts is not viable to take me to the next level of work
    plz give me some suggestions

  7. You are an inspiration! I am working on my blog and photography too, to make it stand out in the crowd and upgrade my photography skills. Seeing your pictures and achievements really boosted me up.

  8. Hi Deepti,

    I am not a kind of professional photographer but your blog and picture really astounding and believe me your work simply great..

    So please keep it up…

  9. DA
    Your blogs are very edifying and well written with photos making them more realistic.
    Looking forward to have more such travelouges.
    Pushkar Bhandari

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