Abhay is one of the founders of Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors and has a vast experience of more than 20 years of roaming in the wild. An excellent leader, Abhay is an expert bird-watcher and an equally good naturalist. Abhay has extensively traveled in Indian and African Wilderness. His recent exploration includes visit to Arctic Circle. A self-confessed foodie, you can be rest assured to have a blast having him around. A strict disciplinarian and with strong belief and emphasis on being on time everytime. He is also famous for his pranks as well as sharp cynicisms.
One of the founders of Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors, Gaurav comes across, at a first glance, as a serious, brooding and reserved person. However, know him more and you would surely encounter the funny side of him. Gaurav is an experienced naturalist and an expert bird watcher. He is most sought after by discerning travelers for planning their Holidays as they are sure that he can suggest lesser known locales and Resorts that perhaps no-one else is even aware of. A self-confessed music-lover, Gaurav is an amateur guitarist himself. In Pune, you will always find him in office, being the first to reach office and last to leave. A man of few words, Gaurav does not fail to impress you by his witty remarks.
Mayuresh Borse, also known as Mayo, is the CEO of our organization. With a friendly smile and easy-going nature, he is the driving force behind our team. Mayuresh is an engineer by degree and a passionate wildlife enthusiast. As an avid birdwatcher and gadget enthusiast, he brings a unique perspective to our work. He excels in crisis management and ensures that all tasks are completed on time and within allocated resources. With his expertise as a Growth Strategist and Business Developer, he continuously creates customer value and accelerates the growth of Foliage Outdoors.
One of the founder members of Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors, Rahul is an exceptional naturalist and a bird-watcher par excellence. Having travelled across the length and breadth of India for more than 20 years, he is very well-versed with flora and fauna of the forests. Gifted with sharp senses and powerful instincts, his birding skills always leave a person amazed. In a lighter vein, it is said that he can spot a bird even with his eyes closed. It is certainly a case of being born with binocular vision. Rahul has extensively traveled in Indian Subcontinent, African Wilderness and has also been to Antarctica.
One of the founders of Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors, Rahul is regarded as an ace administrator in the Team. An Engineer and MBA by qualification, he feels equally at-home amidst the forests and the wild denizens. Apart from his administrative expertise and penchant for perfection, he is also well-known for his great sense of humor and original PJs.
Nikhil Patil, the Head of Operations and Planning at Foliage Outdoors, is a qualified professional with a background in Hotel and Business Management. Renowned for his innovative approach, Nikhil consistently brings fresh ideas to all aspects of his work. In addition to overseeing operations, Nikhil takes charge of training the team responsible for leading camps. His expertise and guidance ensure that the team is well-prepared to deliver exceptional experiences to camp participants. Outside of his professional life, he has a deep passion for off-roading and biking, eagerly seizing any opportunity to indulge in these activities. Additionally, Nikhil's strong sense of patriotism leads him to actively commemorate significant events in Indian history. With his friendly and easy-going nature, Nikhil impresses others with his extensive knowledge and contagious enthusiasm, fostering a supportive and knowledgeable environment within the team.
Dipti Kulkarni, a senior travel counselor, holds a bachelor's degree in commerce and is certified in IATA. With 12 years of experience in the industry, she excels in travel planning and execution. Dipti's exceptional communication skills enable her to effectively address travel-related concerns with just one phone call. She enjoys exploring new destinations and interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds. In addition to her passion for travel, Dipti has a penchant for dance and crafts, often creating unique decorative items.
Ashutosh Munje, a seasoned Senior Travel Counsellor at Foliage Outdoors, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role. With an MBA in Marketing and a decade of experience in the travel industry, complemented by four years in the banking industry, Ashutosh has developed a strong foundation in sales and customer service. His comprehensive knowledge of international regions and destinations makes him a valuable asset in assisting people with travel planning and arrangements. Notably, Ashutosh has earned destination expert certifications for Dubai, Switzerland, Singapore, and Australia. He is driven by a commitment to customer delight and approaches his work with empathy and professionalism. Beyond his professional life, Ashutosh nurtures a passion for nature and outdoor photography. He finds solace in music and is an enthusiastic singer. Exploring offbeat destinations is one of his favorite ways to travel, and he has a keen interest in trading and the stock market.
Manas Joshi, a Senior Travel Counsellor at Foliage Outdoors, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role. With a six-year tenure in the travel industry, Manas embarked on his journey by leading camps, treks, and backpacking trips before transitioning to travel sales and business development. He specializes in planning domestic and international leisure trips for individuals of all age groups, showcasing his comprehensive knowledge of the travel industry. Having worked both in the office and on the field, Manas is well-equipped to contribute his best efforts to the organization's interests. His passion lies in exploring the wonders of wildlife, history, and the outdoors, with a particular interest in camping and motorcycles. Manas believes that even the smallest of places can offer enriching experiences.
A Science graduate by qualification, Sanket has walked down the travelling path since 2012. He is a photography freak at heart, who did a stint in photojournalism not so long ago. For Sanket, travelling presents a myriad of opportunities to explore new destinations, experience new cultures and meet new people. He is always on his toes to set off on the path less travelled and explore new trek routes. A self-confessed foodie, you will often find Sanket at restaurants, trying out different cuisines. If not on-field, you are certain to find Sanket in Foliage Outdoor's Front-office.
Payal Durve is a Front Office Executive at Foliage Outdoors, bringing a diverse background and work experience to her role. With a graduation degree in Psychology and a post-graduate diploma in Travel and Tourism Management, along with her IATA certification, Payal possesses a good understanding of human behavior and knowledge of the industry. Her communication skills and ability to understand people contribute to creating positive interactions with clients. Beyond her professional life, Payal is a movie enthusiast, food lover, and avid traveler. Her personal qualities include adaptability, allowing her to excel in any working condition.
Anuja Talwalker, a Front Office Executive at Foliage Outdoors, has accumulated five years of valuable experience in various roles, ranging from ticketing to outdoor sales and marketing, after having completed the IATA Foundation course. Anuja excels in effective language and communication skills, allowing her to build a strong rapport with customers, reflecting her outgoing and honest nature. As an avid lover of the outdoors, she finds joy in traveling to both mainstream and offbeat destinations. Anuja's personal qualities include dependability, result orientation, and hard work which enable her to adapt to any work requirement, while her passions include cooking, chocolate making, dancing, and challenging herself with new experiences.
Pooja Bhagwat, a dedicated Front Office Executive at Foliage Outdoors, brings a diverse background and extensive work experience to her role. With proficiency in the German language, and having completed six levels of study, Pooja has also worked as a Language Specialist for several companies. Outside of work, Pooja finds solace in books, music, and exploring various cuisines. Known for her collaborative nature, she excels as a team player, fostering a positive and productive work environment.
Yash Paranjape, an Operations Executive at Foliage Outdoors, brings a diverse background and extensive work experience to his role. With an Advanced Diploma in Travel & Tourism, Yash has developed expertise in corporate air ticketing and customized travel packages. He possesses excellent communication skills and is comfortable working with both corporate and leisure clients. Yash's passion for travel has turned into a fulfilling career. He finds inspiration in the works of P. L. Deshpande, enjoying both his written and audio content. Yash expresses his thoughts through poetry, showcasing his creative side. Additionally, Yash actively participates in cultural activities like Ganesh Utsav, demonstrating his event management abilities.
Ajinkya Jadhav is an accomplished Air Ticketing Executive at Foliage Outdoors, possessing an impressive background and work experience. With a B.COM, PGDMBM, and BTECHNC in Hospitality, he has honed his skills over the course of approximately seven years working with renowned airlines like IndiGo and SpiceJet. Ajinkya's expertise lies in efficient air ticketing operations. Outside of work, he finds solace in indulging his passions for football, cricket, and relaxation. Known for his sincere and dedicated approach, Ajinkya's personal qualities align with his professional values. His commitment and hard work have led to numerous achievements and recognitions throughout his career.
"Tejashree Sathe, a Sr. Air Reservations Executive at Foliage Outdoors, brings a strong technical background and 6 years of experience in the travel industry. Her expertise lies in international and domestic air ticketing, specializing in group and corporate bookings. Outside of work, Tejashree finds joy in swimming and dancing. Her extroverted personality enables her to excel in rapport-building and consulting with clients while always maintaining a polite attitude. Despite being affectionately referred to as a "Sadashiv Pethi," Tejashree's pride as a Punekar is evident, as she knows all the best food outlets and is always ready to party. "
Pooja Deshmukh is a skilled Sr. Air Reservations Executive at Foliage Outdoors, equipped with a strong background and extensive work experience. With a graduation in B.A. and a notable nine-year tenure at Air India, Pooja has excelled in customer service, including air ticketing. Pooja's skills lie in teamwork, ensuring seamless coordination within her team. Outside of work, she indulges in her passions for traveling, trekking, and dancing, which allow her to explore her adventurous and creative side.
Shridhar Likhite serves as a dedicated Visa Operations Executive at Foliage Outdoors, leveraging his background and work experience to excel in his role. With a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism, Shridhar possesses expertise in visa documentation and processing. His strong communication skills are instrumental in effectively handling visa-related tasks. Outside of work, Shridhar's passions lie in painting and calligraphy, allowing him to express his creativity. Despite his initial studies in the medical field, his love for exploring new places and traveling led him to transition into the tourism industry. Shridhar's personal qualities include a curious and adventurous spirit, along with a deep appreciation for the beauty of diverse cultures and destinations.
Akshay Unde, a Visa Operations Executive at Foliage Outdoors, brings a strong background and four years of experience in visa processing to his role. With a Bachelor's degree in BCA from Pune University and a Diploma in Travel and Tourism, Akshay possesses expertise in visa documentation and processing. His strong communication skills are instrumental in effectively handling visa-related tasks. Outside of work, Akshay is passionate about cycling, badminton, photography, and meditation, which help him find balance and inspiration. Known for his quick adaptability and dedication, Akshay gives his utmost commitment to his work.
Nitin Atmasiddha plays a vital role at Foliage Outdoors as the person responsible for tracking the organization's financial transactions. With a background in financial management, he efficiently interacts with banks, guests, and government authorities regarding accounts and compliance matters. Nitin's dedication allows Foliage Outdoors, an organization that thrives on creating memorable holiday experiences, to continue its operations smoothly.
Apurva Suryawanshi, an Accountant at Foliage Outdoors, possesses a strong background and over three years of experience in the accounts and banking field. With a Master's in Commerce, Apurva brings expertise in accounting and auditing to the team. Known for being a team player with a positive attitude, Apurva actively contributes to the smooth functioning of financial operations. Outside of work, Apurva indulges in drawing and craft work, showcasing a creative side. Reliability and honesty are among the personal qualities that define Apurva's work ethic.
Rupesh Ganbote is an invaluable member of Foliage Outdoors, having been with the company since its inception. With a solid background in administration, Rupesh brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as an Admin professional. His skills and knowledge in administrative operations ensure the smooth functioning of the company's administrative tasks. Outside of work, Rupesh's passion lies in cricket, where he enthusiastically follows and participates in the sport. Known for his reliability and dedication, Rupesh's personal qualities and values align with his commitment to supporting the company's growth and success.
Varun Mokasdar is an Operations Executive at Foliage Outdoors, with a deep passion for travel and exploration. Since joining the organization in 2011, Varun has led over 107 camps, organized numerous excursions, and coordinated corporate outings across India. With expertise in adventure camps, wildlife camps, and open-age expeditions, Varun combines his practical experience with a certified course in Ornithology to enhance his knowledge of the natural world. Additionally, Varun's skills extend to mountaineering, storytelling, and first aid, ensuring comprehensive insights, safety, and an unforgettable experience for travelers. Outside of work, Varun is a talented Indian classical singer, dedicated actor, and accomplished badminton player, earning recognition and awards in these fields. With personal qualities such as punctuality, cleanliness, knowledge sharing, and creativity, Varun consistently strives for excellence and leaves a lasting impact on those he interacts with.
Nandini Hazare, an Operations Executive at Foliage Outdoors, brings a strong educational background and 2.5+ years of travel industry experience. With expertise in leading tours, travel operations, and acquisitions, she is also certified in Amadeus GDS. Nandini's effective communication skills and adaptability make her a valuable team player. Her passions include exploring new places, spirituality, mythology, swimming, and crafts. Known for her reliability, competitiveness, leadership, and self-assessment abilities, Nandini maintains excellent client relationships.
Atharva Upadhyay, an Operations Executive at Foliage Outdoors, holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resources and a minor in Travel and Tourism. With a diverse background, including volunteer work, camp leadership, and HR experience, Atharva brings a range of skills to his role. He has also freelanced as an event manager and holds a personal trainer certification, showcasing his organizational and fitness expertise. Passionate about travel, bike riding, music, trekking, and working out, Atharva embodies personal qualities such as integrity, reliability, adaptability, and teamwork.