goSTOPS, India’s fastest growing backpacker hostel brand and leisure experiences provider, and Rusk Studios, a new age production house and its entertainment vertical, Alright is ready with the brand-new season of the immensely-popular show ‘Backpackers’. Touted as India’s first and only backpacking mini-series, the second season premiered on Amazon miniTV in the first week of February and will stream on Alright’s YouTube channel on 24th of February.
Catering to the meteoric rise in Indian backpacking, the series gives an authentic virtual experience to audiences. This three-parter mini-series explores the transformational change that one experiences when they travel. Set in Rishikesh, the new season is filled with thrill, friendship, and love. It revolves around the life of a star travel blogger, Mrigakshi, (played by Anushka Sharma), who along with Parth (Qabeer Singh) meets two other travellers, Ushmi and BT (played by Binita Budathoki and Siddharth Bodke respectively) at the Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula goSTOPS hostel. This trip becomes one to remember for her as she, along with the trio, meet like-minded people, discover new places and cultures. What follows is an endearing tale of self-discovery and personal growth. The show perfectly encapsulates the brand’s spirit of fellow travellers experiencing a transformational journey together.
Talking about the show, Pallavi Agarwal, Founder and CEO of goSTOPS shared, “This show seamlessly synergises with the brand’s ethos and couldn’t be better timed and more relevant. This story is very close to my heart and that of my co-founder, Pankaj Parwanda. We spent ample time backpacking together in Europe where we stayed at hostels, and interacted with different people and their diverse cultures. This helped us discover our passion and made us want the youth of India to experience the same. A reason for the rise in backpacking is the journey of self-discovery that makes one want to pack their bags and step out. With the show perfectly encapsulating this very emotion, we are excited to see it garner high eyeballs amongst the audience and avid travellers.”
Nilesh Jhadav, Assistant Vice President, Rusk Studios, added “At Rusk Studios, we believe in creating innovative and refreshing content with relatable brand plugins. Backpackers is one of Alright’s most beloved and celebrated properties. Shot in extreme minus degree temperature, Backpackers comes with a legacy of adventure, thrill, and companionship. With the help of goSTOPS hostels, we were able to tap into the travel ethos of the youth of India. It was a pleasure working with the brand and we hope to do so for our future projects as well.”
Produced by Rusk Media, the show is in association with StockGro. Created by Neel Jadhav, Backpackers Season 2 is directed by Vimal Bora and written by Karpoor Gaurav and Dishant Verma.