Indian Nature Tours started as a Wildlife and Cultural tourism company in 2004, and has now celebrated its 10th successful year in the tourism industry. We started initially with few clients and are now proud to say that the quality of our service is reflected in the loyalty of our clients, with frequent repeat bookings from both independent travellers and groups. In addition, we have been the operator of choice for many filming groups making documentaries for international media clients.
Selecting INT for your trips to India opens the door to the experience and diversity of our team, a process which has delighted many over recent years. INT prides itself on understanding a client’s wishes and delivering a service which exceeds expectations whether it be an Adventure trip or a Cultural trip to India. Our team’s vast experience covers the immense diversity of the region. We know first-hand the best ways to help you to enjoy and enhance your understanding and appreciation of the environment. We guarantee that your trip or safari will use the best facilities within your budget and the best guides available.
Choosing INT also directly supports many of our eco-tourism initiatives, which ensures for all of us the future of our environment and bio-diversity. We have also been a member of IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators), a premier national tourism body, since our inception. This is a reflection of our impeccable credentials and sound standing.
Whether it be tigers or lions (yes, we have lions !), elephants or rhinos, the jungles of the south or the high altitude plateaus of the north, the excitement of the cities or the majesty of the palaces … all of these experiences can be blended for you into an experience which will be richly woven with the diverse cultures of the many people of India.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the field of travel and tourism in India, as well as both Bachelors and Post Graduate Degrees in tourism, Manoj is a very strong leader for our team. As a tourism professional for this 30-year period, Manoj has implemented many innovative projects in the organisations for which he has worked.
His early career with Multinationals taught him the best in management. In his early years, the love of nature took him to the mountains and later to the forests of India. He was one of the few selected camp leaders to organize the “National Himalayan Trekking Programme” on behalf of the Youth Hostels Association of India.
Manoj has over the years nurtured strong relationships with people who are experts in conservation and wildlife; naturalists, photographers, lodge and hotel owners to name but a few. Manoj is also part of a leading conservation organization, the Biodiversity and Conservation Trust of India, with a core team of friends and colleagues. This organisation is active in the project to create a second home to which the Asiatic Lion will be re-introduced.
He has travelled extensively throughout India, and has visited and also led trips to almost all the national parks of India. His intimate knowledge of India will help in designing custom built tours for you.
Yongest of INT team, Kartik joined us 3 years back. A keen Outdoor enthusiaist and ardent biker, Kartik had his first experience of seeing the Royal Majestic Bengal Tige,r in the wild, at the tender age of just 2 years and since then he has been to number of national parks in Western, Central, North and East India. Kartik is also an amateur photographer with number of his images being featured on our sites. From October till April, Kartik is busy leading our clients in the field and has had many oppurtunities to accompany some leading personalities. On account of his free and easy going nature he has made many friends in the business as well as in the field. In his spare time he is often seen officiating in the rallies.
A professional photographer and a writer, Peter, fell in love with India and its wildlife while on an assignment in India. Peter’s forte has been sports photography but with his new found interest he has turned himself into a wildlife and travel photographer of repute. Some of his pictures on wildlife have featured in prestigious magazine like “BBC Wildlife Magazine”. In INT, Peter’s, knowledge and experience is widely utilized while escorting photographic trips as well as while conducting workshops for aspiring photographers. Such is the standing and reputation of Peter that he is directly supported in his assignments by “Canon Imaging” and uses the best of equipment manufactured by the Canon.
An Arts Graduate from Rajasthan and a diploma holder in Nature & Wildlife Interpretation from the Forest Department, Tirath can be found polishing his knowledge in the Keoladeo National Park or running his nice and cozy birding lodge located next to the sanctuary. He has been associated with INT from its very inception and leads major groups as well assis Filming Teams in their shoots in India on behalf of INT. Tirath has led many groups in the past for leading wildlife tour companies like Cox & Kings, I.E. USA, Eco Expeditions USA, Boston Museum of Science, USA, NFS Australia. He has been to nearly all the major National Parks and Sanctuaries of the Indian Sub-Continent.
A walking enclopedia on birds, plants, reptiles and much more, Brijendra's immense knowledge is an asset for INT. During the course of around 24 years woking for BHNS, Brijendra has assisted many legends of Ornithology. He worked as assistant to Dr. Salim Ali for 3 years assisting him with ringing of various bird species. He has also acted as an assistant to World renowned expert on raptors - William S Clark. The list is endless- V.P.Prasad for 4-5 yrs for his research work on Keoladeo, assisted Dr. Vibhu Prakash for 4 yrs for his Phd study on birds of prey, Dr. Lalita Vijayan for 4 yrs on study on Siberian Cranes, Prof. P.Sunder Murti for 3 yr study on Nesting of Land birds. Brijendra is the first person to identify the nest of Indian Spotted Eagle in Keoladeo National Park. He has also studied the breeding habits of Harriers in Velavadar in Gujarat. Even though having not completed his High School, Brijendra received an offer from a leading University as a Guest Lecturar due to his vast knowledge in identifying and documenting around 350 species of plants in and around Bharatpur. In INT we feel proud to have him take care of our clients for their birding trips as well as to be able to share his knowledge with our guests.
Dr. Amol, a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc and A.H) has deep interest in wildlife conservation and management. His primary expertise is in wildlife animal rescue and rehabilitation and for which he has established number of wild animal rescue centres. He is also an expert in handling snakes and other reptiles and has been a part of teams for making documentaries and research excursions on various types of reptiles. Amol, has hand raised various orphaned neonatal wild animals and birds and also successfully reintroduced many of them back into the wild. This includes Deers, Hyenas, Crocodiles, and Eagles etc.Currently Amol is involved in a primary level research project on Salt Water Crocodiles. At Indian Nature Tours, Amol lends his valuable inputs on reptiles and offers advise on documentaries production on reptiles and other wild animals.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar is the founder and chairman of the non- profit organization called “ISHWAR” (International Society for Human Welfare and Astral Research) and is based in New York. Apart from a deep spiritual quest, Dr. Rakesh Kumar also has a keen interest in the metaphysical sciences. He has studied the Hindu Vedic astrology, western astrology, Ayurveda, Palmistry, Numerology, Vaastu Shastra (Like feng shui) Mantras, Yantras, and Bio-chemistry and Homoeopathy. He has spent many years in study and research and his perception and astrological readings have helped many people. In INT his knowledge on religion, yoga and ancient sciences has helped us in planning trips for our clients.
A wildlife conservationist and a field researcher, Faiyaz is the force behind BCTI, our conservation organisation. He has worked in many projects
in association with WWF-India, Wildlife Institute of India and other Non-Governmental organisations. He has worked on Asiatic Lion reintroduction project in Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh for his Ph.D. He is also founder trustee of Biodiversity Conservation Trust of India. He regularly advises us on various issues related to biodiversity conservation. Faiyaz has been lately working on behalf of the Govt.to design and create Bio-Diversity parks in various parts of the country.
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