It all began for me after the terrible earthquake of Gujarat in January 2001. We, the survivors were put in the awkward situation of having to accept aid. At the age of 18, I had to leave my school to help to support my family by working with various organizations that came to Kutch for Earthquake relief, rescue and rehabilitation projects.
Aged 18, I witnessed my first and India’s one of the worst natural disasters and that changed perspective of my life.
While working in various villages and with local communities of Kutch, I came to learn a lot about their culture, traditions and their way of living in the India’s most western district. My long term involvement with various communities helped me to understand culture, traditions and various handicrafts they have been producing for generations and that fascinated me a lot and so I continued this connection by conducting guided tours after spending 16 months in Warwickshire, UK (between 2008 and 2009) and I strongly believe that it deepen and broaden my understanding of western world which helped me even more in focusing on my local culture, its importance and how can it be sustained economically so that India’s largest district -Kutch, do not get caught by uncontrolled industrialization which is expanding quite rapidly.
Now-a-days I’m hosting and guiding tourists, proudly showing them splendid crafts, communities and culture of Kutch and its stunning geography.
If you fancy visiting off the beaten trails in India, meeting traditional people, love being in the middle of nowhere, trekking some random hills or swimming in the Arabian Sea on the least visited beaches then Kutch is the perfect region for you.
Be welcome in my small world and “Let’s get Lost” out of this big world for a while 🙂
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