Tell us a bit about yourself?
Having studying my degree in tourism and travel from the Indira Gandhi National Open University, my career kicked off right away on the front lines of tour operation. My first job was at one of the mightiest forts in India, and probably the world, the Mehrangarh in Jodhpur. As soon as I stepped into this amazing place I knew I wanted to work within this industry for the long term. I spent three years here as a tour operator and I was attached to every single aspect of it, even having moved on from there the memory of this place evokes nostalgia 12 years on!
From here I went to work for one of the world’s biggest tour operators, leading trips across the whole of India from Delhi to Dholpur, from Agra to Alleppey, and even some in Nepal. So it’s fair to say I know India, it’s culture, it’s people, it’s food, everything about it better than most.
I’ve also been lucky to have travelled the most of India outside of work and although I’ve been far and wide, I’m still discovering new, breathtaking things in this wonderful country, it really is a myriad of diversity – India is not just a holiday, India is an adventure.
What inspired you to work in this field?
I love everything about travel. Having worked in this industry for 15 years now, I still get that feeling of sheer excitement, of utter astonishment when discovering a new place, finding the hidden gems and showing people something amazing for the first time and watching their jaw drop is a feeling like no other. One of the main reasons I decided to work in this industry is people. People make a destination incredibly special to visit, I love and always have, meeting new people, hearing their stories and sharing mine.
What makes the tours you offer special?
The tours we offer are all handpicked by myself and my team, and authentic and unique are two of our main targets when we look for new trips meaning you’re not just going on any old trip, looking at nice monuments. You’re truly experiencing, you’re living these special places, creating memories that last a lifetime.
Also, there’s knowledge and then there’s our tour guides have lived and breathed most corners of India, they fully understand the places, they understand visitors and know truly what it means to offer a special experience.