It won’t be long into your journey with Khaver before you realize that he is a master story teller. It’s a trait that is perfect for the long, mystical trips through India he will take you on. A happy go lucky fellow and a seasoned travel professional, Khaver will make your travels a delightful journey.
As a traveller, textile designer, art gallery owner, and, most recently, a tour designer and leader, Anna brings with her 35 years of experience and a deep love for India. Her wide-ranging interests provide a broad canvas upon which she creates unique journeys that carry a sense of adventure, aesthetics and spontaneity.
Dr. Siddiq Wahid has over three decades of experience in the hospitality business. He was the Founding Managing Director for A&K India and the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at The Oberoi Hotel Group. He was also a professor at Harvard University, where he authored a book and published numerous articles, while always bringing storytelling to his academic narratives.
Venu has been involved in the travel industry for over 25 years, but his primary expertise is in agriculture. He joined the travel sector after realizing it was his higher calling, and has travelled extensively across India since then. His favourite parts of the country are Rajasthan and the eight Northeastern states.
Anwar is a man who won’t seem out of place anywhere in the world. He is someone who can easily befriend anyone, is a master of pedantic history, and has a penchant for telling colourful stories from many eras. He makes Indian history come to life, conveying its full glory. Go anywhere with Anwar and you will come back with a boatload of memorable experiences and new friends.
Radhika is the resident expert of Cultural Anthropology at Cochin University. Her insatiable thirst for knowledge has led her to pursue a wide range of subjects and attain Masters Degrees in four of them. In her free time she loves gardening and singing, in which she is classically trained. She is also the mother of a lovely 10 year old girl.
A Commerce Graduate from Delhi University, Mandeep speaks German as if he were a native. A restless soul, he has travelled extensively across the Indian subcontinent and Europe. His vast knowledge and eloquent speaking manner has made him one of the best tour leaders in India, and he has been a certified regional guide since 2000.
Rakesh has been an advocate of responsible tourism for over 30 years. A student of History with a Post Graduate degree in French Language, Literature and Civilisation, he specializes in Art, Architecture and Culture. He is now laboriously compiling his knowledge in a book describing different aspects of Indian Culture.
With her foundation a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, Saima is also a trained hypnotherapist, NLP expert, marriage counsellor and practitioner of past life regression therapy. Inspired by her loving husband, she started to travel and explore India and quickly realized how much it fulfilled her. Saima’s favorite part of India are the Himalayas, and she deeply enjoys sharing her knowledge of them with our guests.
While still at school, Yash gathered the courage to venture into the unknown and embark a journey of spontaneous exploration. A mountain lover through and through, Yash finds intense inspiration in the crisp Himalayan air. He completed his studies in tourism and is now a professional guide with an unbridled enthusiasm for India.
Reshma was bitten by the travel bug long ago, and you can quickly see this when her enthusiasm floods your journeys with joy and excitement. Never short on interesting anecdotes or personal connections that open up intimate first hand experiences with locals, she excels at bringing out every little nuance of the culture, lifestyle, history and cuisine of Mother India.
A hotel management graduate by occupation but a wanderer by nature, Gaurav is a certified scuba diver who loves the ocean. He has travelled all over India since he was young, both with his family and on his own. He is a fascinating man with hobbies ranging from the French language to karate to contemporary dancing cooking up his own oriental fusion recipes.
A graduate from Amity University, Samiksha worked for several travel companies before moving into event planning. A critical member of the Secrets of India team, she has planned and executed a number of weddings and events for us. Her inherent love for fabric coupled with her unique style and creativity makes her a perfect wedding designer.
Shamshad comes from a small village and his humble roots make him an amazing guide for seeing the more quaint parts of India. He loves to create bonds between the local villagers and guests, giving them truly authentic experiences of what life is really like here. He loves cooking and the distinct flavor of his dishes often leave guests enchanted.