Team KVT

KVT is run by a team of top-grade industry veterans, experienced guides, naturalists and logistics experts, all with a common desire to share their incredible country with visitors from around the world.

Here we introduce you to our key management and field staff:

Mohan Tickoo

Mohan Tickoo

Founder, Managing Director

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A true pioneer of India’s tourism industry, Mohan founded KVT (Kash’ Venture Travels) in 1985 as a specialist adventure services company operating trekking and climbing expeditions in Kashmir and Ladakh.

KVT has now been in continuous operation for nearly 30 years, and has grown to become one of India’s leading full-service tour operators, providing multi-activity adventure, culture and nature tours throughout the country.

A passionate environmentalist, Mohan is directly involved in various responsible tourism initiatives, including the “Clean the Himalayas” campaign and also overseeing a tiger conservation and community development project at Bandhavgarh National Park.

As vice-president of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), Mohan is also actively involved in the adventure travel policy framework, industry affairs and tourism promotional initiatives with the government of India.

Mohan oversees KVT’s ever-expanding menu of innovative tour programs, and is personally involved in all Business-to-Business (B2B) relationships between KVT and travel industry professionals and tour retailers outside of India.

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Arvind Tickoo

Arvind Tickoo

Manager, Products and Operations

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Arvind's lifelong passion for travel and the story of KVT are inseparable. Started as a family business just a few years after he was born, Arvind grew up in an environment that encouraged a deep appreciation for exploration, cultural diversity and the natural world.

Following his MBA and specialized tourism training, Arvind formally joined KVT in 2006. As Manager of Products and Operations, Arvind is directly responsible for all ongoing company operations, as well as the development of new tour products, including active adventure, cultural discovery and wildlife programs.

His eye for detail and stringent quality control standards continually refine the company's extensive logistics network across India.

Each year Arvind represents KVT at major travel industry trade shows, including the World Travel Market (WTM) in London and the Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) in Berlin.

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Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar

Manager, Tours

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Born and raised in Delhi, Nitin has over 13 years of experience working in the tourism industry, holding key positions in some of India’s premiere travel and destination management companies.

A seasoned traveler and avid outdoor photographer, Nitin’s love of India’s rich cultural and natural diversity is reflected in his commitment to our clients - to provide the best possible experience, each and every time.

As KVT’s Tour Manager, Nitin’s primary responsibility is coordinating between our reservations and operations departments - to ensure consistently high standards of safety, quality and delivery of service from our many service providers across India.

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Anchal Wadhwa

Anchal Wadhwa

Sr. Reservations Specialist

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Anchal's love for travel began with her childhood vacations with family and friends, visiting many of India's most popular tourist attractions.

After receiving her MBA, Anchal chose a career in the tourism industry, first working in the reservations department of a domestic travel agency, where she excelled as a liaison between the agency and Indian hotels and other local service providers.

In her current role as Senior Reservations Specialist at KVT, Anchal oversees all of our reservations - related activities, both domestic and international.

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N. Dinakaran

N. Dinakaran

Manager, South India Branch, Cochin (Kerala)

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A native of the beautiful Kerala and South India travel expert, Dinakaran is a seasoned professional with a wide range of logistics and local expertise.

During his 30 years career at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) handling local events and logistics around Kerala, Dinakaran was a direct witness of the burgeoning tourism industry in the state and has spent the last 18 years working in travel and tourism sector.

Dinakaran joined KVT in 2002 and now in his capacity as South India branch manager based in Cochin (Kerala), Dinakaran oversees our regional operations and local branch activities.

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Bini Krishnadas

Bini Krishnadas

Sr. Reservations Specialist (South India)

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Born and lived in Kerala, Bini is proud of the rich culture and natural beauty of her state that attracts thousands of visitors each year from around the world.

After her graduation and an honours diploma in systems management Bini spent 6 years working in the accounting domain. However, her love for travel and expert local knowledge brought her to KVT over 13 years ago where she's working as Senior Reservations Specialist covering Kerala and South India region.

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Tour leaders and guides

Krishna Kumar

Krishna Kumar

Since 2005

Ajay Gupta

Ajay Gupta

Since 2008

Sanjay Bhan

Sanjay Bhan

Since 2008

Ajith

Ajith Kumar

Since 2009

Suresh Moni

Suresh Moni

Since 2009

Santosh Kumar

Santosh Kumar

Since 2010

Hemal Dey

Hemal Dey

Since 2011

Satheesh

Satheesh Kumaran

Since 2014

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