We are friends from different walks of life, bound by our passion for travelling to places in search of the extraordinary in the ordinary. We believe that there are new discoveries even in the most mundane of places and new worlds just beyond the ordinary… only if we choose to go those ways.

Our inspiration is a poem that we read as kids – it’s called “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost…

Before we move on, let’s share with you a little more about the Beyonder Team… We are two travelers who have quit corporate life after close to a couple of decades, to work in the travel space that we are very passionate about – a journey from the routine to the rootless… We are Anand and Srini, both based in Bangalore, India… To ensure that we don’t praise ourselves more than necessary, each of us will describe the other person…

Anand on Srini: “How do I describe Srini Shenoy? Bald as an egg and so fair that he passes off as a Britisher in India, Srini is a compulsive traveler with a fetish for wildlife and birds – some on the plate and some that roam free. An adventure junkie and foodie, he is the one we rely on for curating the treks and climbs in our trips, as also the nutrition (he manages the adventure with no surprises and the nutrition with lots of surprises). A trained Chartered Accountant, management professional (alumnus of ISB, Hyderabad) and wildlife conservation volunteer with more than 17 years of corporate experience across diverse industries like Audit, Finance, Media and Entertainment, he can also spin a mean yarn with the best of the dreamers. That is Srini – my friend, my partner in business and my self-appointed conscience keeper.”

Srini on Anand: “Anand , for me is an ongoing discovery with many facets – some of which I wish I hadn’t discovered… ? He has an abiding interest in mythology and a bordering-on-obsessive interest in history and trivia. He is the one we rely on for the cultural and historical facets in all our trips. He is also (in)famously known for his one liners and stand-up comedy acts that thankfully are restricted to private audiences (many of who fervently resist the honour of hearing him, by the way). There is more to him – an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, he is a management professional with about 20 years of work experience across the Telecom, Consulting and Media industries. He is actually a nice chap when isn’t trying to crack jokes… That is Anand – my friend, my partner in business and my self-appointed entertainer during our travels”

In our own travels, we have found ‘beyonder’ moments, places, people and stories which have made each of our journeys unforgettable in distinctive ways… and left us spellbound and craving for more. We have sought to create such journeys for you which will let you explore all that we have experienced and then discover your own ‘beyonder’ moments. We are not into luxury travel and we do not do budget either. Our travels are experiential – which allows you and us to feel and know a place differently, so that when you come back, you know that you have not just visited a destination but discovered its essence. Our itineraries are fluid, mostly based on our travel experiences but open to include shared experiences and expectations.

We firmly believe in travelling responsibly – travel in ways which can help the local communities earn their livelihood and also leave as less environmental footprints as possible.

Do take a look at Beyonder, give us your feedback, and hey… Come travel with us…

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