MEET OUR TEAM

It could take a lifetime of travel to unravel the unbounded scale and mystique of Indian Subcontinent. Our experience enables us to plan unusual and focused travel in consultation with our clients, many of whom are repeat travellers and have shared most valuable insights. Venturing beyond the well-known, our tours encounter the deep and remote realms of the Indian subcontinent. We at Quo Vadis constantly endeavor to bring you itineraries/ tours that bring alive the various compelling facets of the subcontinent.

HARPREET SINGH

Expert in the Indian Sub-continent

Favourite hotel:

Ahilya Fort, located on the banks of the scared river Narmada in the ancient town of Maheshwar. It is an ideal getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Place you would like to return again

Mcleodganj, also known as little Lhasa because of its large population of Tibetan refugees.

ANITHA POTTAMKULAM

Expert in the Indian Sub-continent

Must-do activity:

A walk exploring Kolkata’s multi-cultural legacy. You will see a synagogue, a Chinese temple, mosques, temples and churches…a fascinating melange of people were attracted to the city in its heyday.

What I love about the job:

It is oft repeated that the best part about travel is meeting people. The charm of planning tours for others is precisely the same – someone I have recently come across is a dynamic young folk performer Thilaga. Thilaga studied in an unique school, the Kattaikuttu Sangam, in a small town in Tamil Nadu where she learnt math and science in the mornings and learnt Koothu, a traditional folk theatre of the regionin the afternoons. Thilaga, who has been performing since she is 11, is today the first woman co-founder  of a Koothu theatre company giving performances across the world.

LOUISE NICHOLSON

Representative in the USA & Canada

Favourite city to walk in:

Mumbai’s downtown area. You have soaring historic buildings, warehouses transformed into designer stores and art galleries, street markets, Art Deco apartment buildings, spreading banyan trees, cafes, and the breezy promenade beside the harbour with its bobbing painted boats. And it’s totally safe.

Best view of the Taj Mahal:

From the Mehtab Bagh on the far side of the Yamuna River.

RAMAN LAMBA

Expert in North India & the Himalayas

Must-do driving holiday:

Drive from Manali to Leh. It is considered one of the most scenic drives in the world and if you are feeling a bit adventurous do it on a Royal Enfield motor-bike.

Party city:

It has to be Mumbai.

RAVI SANDHU

Expert in India & Sri Lanka

Must-visit circuit:

Madhya Pradesh – the heart of India – offers a classic quartet: Khajuraho, Orchha, Gwalior & Shivpuri. You cannot afford to miss its artistic & architectural legacy. With its temples, forts, palaces and rock cut sculptures, it offers is the best heritage experiences

Ideal Family holidays:

Sri Lanka: With tropical weather year round, this island paradise offers beautiful beaches, rainforests, tea gardens, wildlife, temples and culture – all rolled into one. With plenty of time to unwind and relax, a holiday here offers something for all.

REET HAZARIKA

Expert in the Indian Sub-continent

Best dining experience

Mappila cuisine of Tellicherry and home cooked meals at Chhatra Sagar Nimaj

Book you must carry on the trip to Indian Subcontinent:

Indian Summer by James Cameron, and
Nine Lives by William Dalrymple

SARAH MAHAFFY

London

My favourite hotel:

The House of MG, an old mansion in the centre of Ahmedabad, offering fabulous vegetarian food.

My favourite city:

Ahmedabad is a fascinating city, with beautiful Islamic monuments and the Calico Museum, housing some of India’s antique finest textiles.

POOJA NATARAJ

Sales & Marketing

Best destination to unwind

Northern Kerala with it’s pristine palm fringed beaches and delectable Malabar cuisine

Music while on the go

Tool, Opeth, Porcupine Tree

AMIT CHATRANTA

Expert in Bhutan & Nepal

All-time favourite destination:

My hometown, a beautiful hill station in the foothills of Himalayas – Shimla. It is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, and was the summer capital of British India.

 

Ideal holiday:

A road trip to Kinnaur-Spiti.