Charu Suri

Charu Suri is an award-winning freelance travel journalist based in New Jersey. Her bylines have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, and others. She has covered such topics as hotels, dining, restaurants, food destinations, architecture, and sightseeing.


Traveling since the age of 3, Charu Suri has lived in Asia, Africa, Europe, and now North America. A restless adventurer who rarely stays in one place for more than a few days, she has made a successful career out of writing about her travel pursuits. Charu has crossed paths with venomous green mambas in Nigeria, scaled a mountain in India with 45,000 pilgrims, and come face to face with lions at Kruger National Park, all for the sake of journalism. She has also covered less perilous topics such as weekend getaways to Houston for Condé Nast Traveler, reclaimed lumber from a New York landmark turned into heirloom furniture for Architectural Digest, and cryptocurrency for Travel + Leisure.

In addition to journalism, Charu is an award-winning jazz pianist and composer. She was the first Indian-born jazz composer featured at Carnegie Hall. Her compositions have been performed by the likes of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Charu is also a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs).


Charu graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor of arts in classics.

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