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Rural Traveller

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Community & Local Impact

Memorability & Personal Impact

About us...

Rural Traveller is a field-based wildlife tour company, leading guided bird watching and mammal watching holidays for individuals and small groups. We are based in the Western Himalayan region of Kumaon in the beautiful and heavily forested state of Uttarakhand, Northern India

Our wildlife operations are spread over some 26 of India’s protected areas, tiger reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, conservation, and biosphere reserves. Based on our many years of experience operating tours in these sensitive and valuable environments, we are confident that we provide excellent opportunities for bird and mammal viewing.


Activities / Experiences, Itineraries, Trip Planning, Accommodations, Attraction, Culinary


We have policies in place to manage our sustainability and environmental impact.

Nature conservation – Sumantha is the founder of Society of Mahseer Conservancy. Established in the year 2007, the society has been actively working on Mahseer conservation in the Western Ramganga river (in collaboration with the Uttarakhand Forest Department and the Corbett Tiger Reserve), Corbett Vulture campaign (in partnership with BNHS & RSPB assisted by Darwin Initiative) and on issues of Tiger Human Conflict ( assisted by Himmothan assisted by Sir Ratan Tata Trust). He assisted the local ladies of Ringora village affected by human wildlife conflict to establish a successful community run shop

He has been the founder of the internationally acclaimed Vanghat Eco Lodge. This iconic lodge on the periphery of India’s oldest Tiger reserve Corbett, is an example of responsible and sustainable tourism catering to visitors from across the globe.


We take steps to have a positive impact on our community.



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