ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm glad you want to know me more! Firstly, I welcome you to my world, my blog.

I am Rutuja, a 26-year-old who lives with a dream of travelling across India and explore every nook of it. I believe the country has a lot to offer, ranging from snowclad mountains to pristine, clear beaches. I have a home in Mumbai, India, but am not confined by its boundaries. I am a Himachali when in the mountains of the north and a Malayalee when in the laps of the south. I am a Rajasthani when on the sandy carpet of the west, and a Khasi when drenching under the rains of the east. To sum it up, I am an Indian, who is set to explore my motherland and showcase its rich diversity to the world.

I started this blog, theprettycitygirl.com, six years ago with only one aim: to share my experiences with the world. I started off as a lifestyle blogger, majorly focussing on organisation and study tips and helped a lot of students (psst, I was a consistent college topper). Later, I branched out to blogging tips, tech, fashion, and product reviews, while simultaneously building up my travel diaries along. The first travel diary published was a success and highlighted my 30-day stay in Shanghai, China. I went on covering my travels, ranging from day trips to long backpacking expeditions. 


I realized I needed to convert my passion for travelling into something constructive and so shifted my blog niche from lifestyle alone to travel and lifestyle


THE PASSION FOR TRAVELLING

I've been travelling ever since I was a kid. Every alternate month, my parents and their siblings used to take us to lakes, dams, resorts, and parks. I believe the travel bug in me was conceived during those days. 

The travelling continued in the form of school picnics, which were a day long, and then the college industrial visits that went beyond a week. Meanwhile, the family getaways to devotional places in India or an international trip went on.

Of late, last year, I went on a 40-day solo trip around India covering 15+ cities in all five directions of the country.  

I hope to guide you with my life tips and entertain you with my stories and experiences. Thanks once again for stopping by!
Contact me on rutujabhagwat10@gmail.com to say a hello!