ABOUT US

About Us

A Spoonful of Wanderlust A Handful of Detours A Bagful of Local Flavours An Ounce of Adventure A Slice of Quirk & A Bucketful of Happy
Yogi and Suchna believe in taking the road less travelled and stumbling upon some hidden gems along the way! For over a decade, they've mapped their way across various continents, sniffed out unusual routes, discovered new flavours and stayed at quirky hostels. The Backpacker Co is their expression of soul travel. Be it solo travelling or a group holiday, the team here loves crafting unique holidays packed with local experiences and plenty of room for impromptu detours. They believe in making 'Your Trip, Your Way' so it's a perfect fit with you and your personality!

The Backpack Girls

Disha Diwan

Senior Manager & Thirsty Traveller

Disha has an agenda, she's running. Running far away from all things normal. She always finds a way off the beaten track, both literally and metaphorically! #WhyDoBoring she says. And she calls a spade a spade! Her energy is infectious so is her love for backpacking. Little wonder she floors everyone with her knowledge on world travel!

"Even after being to 14 odd countries, I still get childishly excited about a new trip. I hope to pass on this excitement to you for your upcoming trip."

 

Mallika Iyer

Senior Operations Executive & Cake Queen

Mallika suffers from travelomania and would jump over to every chance that allows her to travel ,be it even the Bermuda Triangle! She pursues baking as a passion by creating the yummiest cakes for her colleagues. Planning your trip is a mini trip (hop skip jump to travel destinations) for her, as she travels through the roads of your destination virtually!

"Whether or not a particular destination has been on your bucket list, I'd say you need to go for it! Just the experience of backpacking is exhilarating, and the backdrop of your destination will make it completely worth it!"

 

Saumya Tiwari

Senior Sales Executive & Enthusiastic Dancer

Her friends see her as a tea dependent life form and a real life (hippy) Lara Croft. With a heart of a vagabond, soul of a dancer, Saumya seeks to live a life less ordinary, one filled with spontaneity, adventure and freedom to travel solo to every city in the world.

"Having traveled around the globe has broadened my perspective on a lot of things and I assure you that your trip will be an exciting, entertaining and enduring one."

 

Alithea Barretto

Senior Operations Executive & Brainy Babe

Do not go on her height as she has more talent than what the Himalayas measure. Alithea wants to be known for her voyages as far as the land and sea goes. She is a beautiful butterfly who is trying to spread her wings all around the world. Her inspiration is travel and she will bring that passion to all your trips !Just the thought of travelling around the world, backpacking from one country to the next gives her goosebumps.

"Trust me, you're going to come back with a backpack full of memories, and I'm going to do all I can to make sure they are great ones!"

 

Aahuti Sejpal

Marketing Executive & Social Media Freak

Aahuti has only one continent left on her list to see which is Antarctica. Having lived in Canada for a year and volunteered for the 2016 Rio Olympics have made her fall in love with the thought of traveling. She likes being called a traveler more than a tourist. Her passions include baking and dancing apart from trying different cuisines and meeting people from all over the world.

"Travel is independence for me. I like planning off beat trips and that is what I love about The Backpacker Co!"

 

Vinodini Sunder

Senior Operations Executive & Filter Coffee Addict

Say hola to Vinodini Sunder, a qualified Chartered Accountant, who took the leap to pursue her passion for travel and to spread wanderlust among everyone she meets. Her mind is full of thoughts about the world waiting to be explored, cultures to be experienced, people to be met and delicious food to be eaten! She believes in travelling like a local that enables one to soak in all the flavours of a place. She aspires to travel to lesser-explored destinations as well and seeks to fill her travels with spunk, adventure and wonder with a sprinkle of soul-searching.

"Travel is a liberating feeling - to just BE. To travel is to break free from your inhibitions and notions and let a place and its people "wow” you. To reflect upon how a destination touches you, moves you and enriches you. Travel with us and be assured to have the best time of your life!”

 

Simony Kamdar

Senior Operations Executive & Daredevil
A digger for monstrous roller coasters, Simony is not only a daredevil but also a perfectionist. Even while multitasking several itineraries and destinations, she'll ensure every little detail is paid attention to. Her love for travel has taken her places, but her most memorable experience has been chasing the Northern Lights - 4 times in one week! Speak to her and you'll know that this girl has got your holiday hacked to perfection!

"If you are thinking of ticking the Northern Lights off your bucket list, then you have come to the right place.:)"

Harsha Hariharan Iyer

Operations Executive & Unicorn

Meet Harsha, who is in LOVE with Norway! She is a unicorn (and has a personality to go with it), loves manga, anime, zombies (what?), everything sparkly and an abundance of hot chocolate and the classic filter kaapi. Harsha is a foodie and believes the best way to explore a place, understand its people and culture is through its delicious local cuisine. She has been lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis in Tromso twice and Japan is next on her wishlist!

"To me, travel is not about the destination but all about the journey right from the moment you think to take the trip to actually flying off, meeting people, numerous unplanned and serendipitous moments and just being!”

Joyti Solanki

Senior Accounts Executive & Super Organized Human

With a Halo of fuzzy hair around her, Joyti Solanki is a giant force in a tiny package. Her smile is contagious and her brain doesn't ever stop working. Completing multiple tasks at super fast speed is her forte. Her love for travel and photography drives her every day. An irreplaceable person, she spreads Joy wherever she goes.

"Travel for me is to break free and be your own boss."

 


The Travel Junkies at The Backpacker Co don't do Boring


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