Singer and songwriter, Neeti Mohan tells us about her most memorable travel experiences and why she loves travelling with her sisters. By Team Vistara; all images courtesy of Neeti Mohan
What kind of traveller are you?
I like exploring on foot, stopping wherever I feel like and speaking to locals. It doesn’t matter if the place is a tourist hotspot or not, I’m simply interested in sensing its vibe.
Give us a peek into the travelling tales of the Mohan sisters.
When you have a gang of sisters like mine, you know you are also travel mates. We plan trips keeping in mind everyone’s preferences. For example, I am not into adventure sports, but I might be doing photography or simply lying down on the grass and listening to music while Mukti goes bungee jumping.
Of the many trips you have taken, which one has been your favourite?
Just before the lockdown, I went on a family trip to Australia with my sisters Shakti and Mukti, and my husband, Nihar. We had to return early as air travel was shutting down all over the world, but it still ended up being one of my favourite trips. We saw the India-Australia Women’s Twenty20 International Cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, visited the Gold Coast, held a koala bear in our arms for the first time and even went for a hot air balloon ride.
Do you like collecting souvenirs?
Yes—mugs and fridge magnets.
Your greatest source of inspiration?
I think it is life. Constantly inspiring, constantly challenging, and always giving you fresh roles. Like now, I am embarking on the journey of motherhood.
Any advice for emerging independent artists?
Train to be extremely passionate about your art. Know the right skills, learn about the profession and follow some great work by both local and international artists. Observe how they perform, write their songs and, most importantly, always be hungry to learn.
Three things that you always carry with you on a trip?
Music, my credit card and sunglasses.
No trip is fun without some good music. That said, what does Neeti Mohan’s travel playlist look like?
I agree. Whenever I discover a nice song, I add it to my travel list, especially songs about nature, travel and ‘freeing’ yourself. My list includes Coldplay and Maroon 5 tracks and Rahman sir’s songs, such as Phir Se Ud Chala.