Experiential travel stories from India and 31 other countries!

Freelance Writer/Content Head of PENDOWN

Hey, Welcome to PENDOWN. I am Manjulika Pramod, the content head and curator of this portal. I have been writing for more than a decade now. My website is ads free and the intention is to keep it clutter-free. All my views are authentic and unbiased. I believe there are two sides to everything-good and bad. One’s perspective makes all the difference. I try and look at the brighter side. I like to travel for stories that give me joy. I travel at my own pace as well as in collaboration with tourism boards, hospitality brands, and others. I design personal itineraries on request and for all other queries, kindly reach me at

Few of my published works may be read through below links

A book by Travel Blogger Manjulika
This is my debut book which chronicles around life during the first few months of the pandemic. BUY HERE
Professional Qualification – Electronics and Communication Engineer.
Current:  Entrepreneur, Freelance writer, Travel Blogger, and Social media Influencer.


I take pride in calling myself a travel, art, and culture blogger. I had a little crush on blogging in 2009 and since then there has been no looking back. The writer in me is an artist, storyteller, big-time foodie, and compulsive traveler. I  have two published short stories ‘Chicken soup for the soul- Indian college students and ‘Lovelets’ to my credit. I have an art book too, in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture.  I quit my job of 8 years in 2015 to break the shackles of the standard 9 to 6 routine, to travel, and to appreciate the finer things of life. Having traveled to 31 countries and 22 states of India, I never fail to mention Oslo in Norway as my favorite city and living in Riyadh as one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. In India, my heart beats for Kashmir.


Brands worked with 

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT New Delhi), Kerala Travel Mart, Srilankan Airlines, Clarks Hotels, Ramada by Wyndham, Maharastra Tourism, Princess Cruises, Spain Tourism, South Africa Tourism Board, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Malaysia Tourism, Indonesia Tourism, Selangor Tourism, Oman Tourism, Bahrain Tourism, Austria Tourism Board, Berlin Tourism Board, Hamburg Tourism Board, Nepal Tourism Board, Bhutan Bookings, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, Karnataka Tourism, Goa Tourism, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Malindo Air, Oman Air, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airlines, Outlook Traveller Magazine, Maruti Suzuki, Golden Chariot, Tata Motors, TVS Motors,  ITC Maurya,  Sunway Hotel Penang, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, ITC Grand Bharat, Kyber Resorts and Spa, Goodricke Group, Skyscanner, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka Tourism, Accor Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, OYO Rooms, Radisson Delhi, Radisson Dubai, Patiala Dubai, Yatra Travel, Lonely Planet Magazine India, Asus, Microsoft, PATA Nepal Chapter, Singinawa, Spice Routes and Carmelia Haven, Dubai International Film Festival, IIFA,, Justa Properties, Paytm. 



Deccan Herald, The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Indigo Inflight Magazine, Zee Zest, Mail Today, Mint Lounge, India Outbound Magazine, Airindia (Shubhyatra), Spice Route, Air Asia inflight magazine, Rail Bandhu magazine, SAEVUS magazine, Trujetter inflight magazine, Sakal Times Newspaper, Suburb Magazine, India and You magazine, ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter Newsletter.
ONLINE –  Huffpost India Blog, Outlook India, WomensWeb, Idiva, RightStay (Make My Trip), GIO Adventures, WeNomads, Skyscanner, Writersmelon,, Tripoto.
Featured as Credential Blogger – Times of India, NDTV Prime Time channel, Bonus App, Feedspot, Skyscanner, RiseGlobal, Sakal Times, Thrillophillia, HolidayIQ, Treebo, ToursInIndia.
Google Local Guide- Level 9!!


Campaign with TVS motors and Srinivasan Services Trust.

TVS campaign
Manjulika Pramod -Pendown -Travel blogger
#AltoWOW, Maruti Suzuki, Outlook Traveller
#AltoWOW Campaign with Maruti Suzuki and Outlook Traveller in January 2018


Published in Suburb Magazine


Published in Rail Bandhu
Published in Rail Bandhu


Saevus, magazine, South Africa article
You must check this article in the ‘Travel Away’ Section of Saevus magazine in the June-August edition.


My 12 days experiences of Nepal
My 12 days’ experiences in Nepal were featured in Sakaal Times


Ooty, Wellington, Coonor, Kothagiri
Do Explore Neelakurinji flowers in the Nilgiris in 2018



Guest Posts!

I accept guest posts if they fall in my genre of interest and adhere to my writing style.

FAM/Media trips

I enjoy going for them and adhere to the itinaries. I maybe reached at manjulikapramod@admin

NOTE – ALL the content and pictures are mine. Copying is not allowed. In case that happens, strict action will be taken.

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  22. Hi Manulika,
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    Keep up the good work
    Best wishes for the new contest at Indiblog.
    I am here via Indiblog.
    Philip Ariel

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  27. मंजुलिका …. आपके पापा से आपका नाम सुनकर ही अच्‍छा लगा था। पहली बार में विद्या बालान के दमदार किरदार की याद आ गई थी। आज आपके पापा से उनके आफिस में मिलने का मौका मिला। आपके बारे में आपके पापा से सुनकर बहत अच्‍छा लगा। जब वह आपके बारे में बता रहे थे तो उनके चेहरे पर एक खास चमक थी। वह आप पर बहुत गर्व करते हैं। आप उनका सम्‍मान और अभिमान हैं। जब उन्‍होंने आपके ‘पैनडाउन’ ब्‍लॉग का जिक्र किया तो जिज्ञासा हुई कि आज ही आपका ब्‍लॉग देखा जाए। देखने के साथ ही एक सुखद आश्‍चर्य और एक बेटी का अपने पिता के प्रति अनूठे लगाव का पता चला। आप सोच रही होंगी …. वो कैसे …..? आपने अपने नाम के साथ अपने पापा के नाम को जोड़कर ज़माने के सामने मिसाल पेश की है कि बेटियां अपने पापा की लाडली ही नहीं अपितु भावनात्‍मक और आत्मिक रूप से भी गहरी जुड़ी होती हैं। आपको और आपके पापा प्रमोद जी को हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएँ।

  29. Dear Manjulika,

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    Keep Rocking!

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  33. Hi,
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    It would be of great help.

  34. I met Manjulika di on a luxury train in Karnataka. I was immediately and immensely impressed by the pictures she took of us and the sites unfolding at every turn of the train. Little did I know then that it was just the tip of the iceberg. Following her on Instagram is something of a visual and intellectual treat. The beauty not just of the pictures but also of the way she describes the places she visits, has been giving me major travel goals. Keep up the good work di. Hope to be like you some day.

  35. I must say you are one of the bravest women I have seen. You quit your job for your passion that’s a very brave decision. It’s great to see you grow like this. Keep writing and sharing valuable content like you always did.

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  41. Dear Manjulika ji ,
    It was pleasure meeting you today. Lively conversation we had today about travel stories and experiences was a real delight. Just checked some of your blogs and they are a joy to read and soak in. Appreciate the wonderful contribution you are making for popularising travel and tourism in the country. Keep it up!

    Kaval Singh

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