Indian Sub-continental but mostly Delhi resident with Passion for Nature,Himalayas. keen interest in cuisines ( fish,pork & beef included)
Started my professional career with the Tiger Mountain in 1989 and worked for well known DMCs till mid-2013. In the last 25 years have organized and lead over 250 trips in India , Nepal , Bhutan , Tibet and Sri Lanka for travellers from USA, Canada Mexico, Latin America, UK , Europe, South Africa ,Far East , Australia & New Zealand.
Some of my past escorting /organizing projects include production & assistance for several documentary films , such as Discovery Channel “Queen of the Elephants”with Mark Shand & Parbati Barua, Italian Television “Himalaya the Third Pole” with Brando Quilici , NHK Japan- on Tigers -Bandhavgarh, Austrian Buddhist Society -Kalachakra- Kinnaur& Sikkim, National Geographic recce for India Diaries, Snow Leopard documentary with Pellum Aldridge Blake, India Nepal escort for Obejectif Nature-France, Scientific Exploration society, Namdapha and winter Spiti expedition, Birding Trip with Nigel Redman -Oriental Bird Club, 7 episodes for BNN Netherlands ( OP Reis) with Nicolette Kluiver, Dennis Storm ,Katya Schuurman and Sophie Hilbrand, Icon Films Bristol UK, SBS Seoul with Wan Su Shin and Hollywood films recce for “Seven Years in Tibet” and “Kundun” with Jean Jacques Annaud and Martin Scorsese’s team in Ladakh. Fashion shoot with Kate Moss for Harpers & Queen fashion magazine. Indo -Japanese textiles shoot with Sarabhais of Ahmedabad. Travelogues with Alexander Frater “Skyroad to Heaven”. Assisted in research on several coffee table books on Ladakh , Spiti , Bhutan and Delhi.
During the last 30 years I have travelled to almost every district of India and to over 40 countries. Since 2014 working as an independent travel consultant , trip leader and Govt authorized guide .
Languages spoken : English, Hindi, Malayalam, French.
Guide licence# : ITD/07/403 / RLATG – North: English & French)