It was in the year 2012 when Sanjay Madan and Tushar Agarwal crossed each other’s path. They bonded instantly over their love of travel and the idea of Adventures Overland germinated. While Tushar was already an impassioned world traveller, Sanjay was undertaking journeys across exotic locales of India. In 2013, they made a joint world trip through 50 countries in six continents covering 90,000 km, and the duo decided to bring to Indian travellers a unique experience; travel to the remotest corners of our planet by road. Since then, there has been no looking back.
A philosopher and dreamer, Sanjay is the powerful medium between people and memories of their journey. Sanjay has captured emotions, drama, beauty and documented heartfelt accounts of travellers during trips. Besides an expedition leader, Guinness World Records & Limca Book of Records holder, he is also a travel show host on TLC Channel and Discovery Science & Turbo, a photographer, videographer and a counsellor. Sanjay has travelled across 80 countries in six continents creating numerous national and international driving records and leading countless expeditions in different corners of the world.
"To experience the diversity of mother nature with all five senses and allow it to evolve you as a human being is truly travel" - Sanjay Madan
Known for his penchant for punctuality, practicality and meticulous organisational skills, Tushar has personally organised and supervised expeditions across the world. The first Indian to drive from London to India, Tushar is also the author of two travel books, The Great Indian World Trip and Road Affair. He has appeared in the popular TV show, The Great Indian World Trip, a 10 episode travel show aired on TLC Channel and Discovery Science & Turbo. He’s travelled extensively over 80 countries and has 16 National and International driving records. He has been featured in both the Guinness World Records and Limca Book of Records. A firm but friendly guy, Tushar likes to push people out of their comfort zones and likes to pen down his thoughts whenever he has a free moment.
"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home." – James A. Michener
A traveller, adventurer and backpacker by heart, Prachur is always looking for an opportunity to visit offbeat and remote locations. He realised his passion for travel early in his life and decided to pursue Bachelors and Masters in Tourism. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, an autonomous body of Ministry of Tourism, India and has over ten years of industrial experience. He wishes to understand the different spheres of culture, traditions, beliefs, art and nature.
“Travel as much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” – Anonymous
The dog lover of our team, Nikita is also a basketball player, dancer, traveller, foodie, extrovert – the list is endless. Before joining Adventures Overland, she had a brief stint with Soho Square (Ogilvy and Mather). Her dream is to travel solo to different parts of the world and her favourite city is New York.
“Make it simple, but significant.” – Don Draper
Amit is a passionate rider who loves to travel to offbeat and far-fetched locations. He has already covered some extremely remote places in and around India like Delhi to Chele La Pass, Bhutan (12454 ft), Photi La Pass in Ladakh (18124 ft)– Umling La in Ladakh and Chanshal Pass in Himachal Pradesh (12320 ft) by bike. He has also covered many other famous Indian routes and loves to get on the road as much as possible. Amit has a considerable amount of experience in the tourism industry and has worked with reputed travel companies like MakeMyTrip, Cox & Kings amidst others.
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey” – Babs Hoffman
A graduate in Economics Honors, an adventure soul by heart, Akshay has ridden across all the famous terrains in India like Ladakh, Spiti, North East and cross border Bhutan. Having done multiple treks in the past, in 2017, he rode across Uttarakhand and it was when he associated himself with adventure travel and soon a hobby became into addiction. He believes in the theory of “doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.”
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.” – John Lennon
An Accountant by profession, he is a Commerce Graduate from Silchar, Assam. A foodie who loves non-vegetarian food, likes to travel and play virtual games. He is also a sports enthusiast who spends his free time playing cricket and riding a bike. Kishore possesses a zest for knowledge and claims he wants to always remain a student who is constantly learning new things.
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
Growing up work-oriented, traveling the world was not something Shalin even remotely considered; but all it took was one trip with his trusty camera! As a sociable person; travel, quickly became one of his greatest passions and desires. Once he puts his mind to something it’s nearly unthinkable that he’d waiver, which is great for him as a working man. Being a father and working professional striking a balance between being rigid and committed, and compassionate and warm; has always been something he excelled at! Meeting new people and assimilating to new cultures is one of his greatest joys. Shalin’s magnanimous nature can often be his greatest strength and downfall; but it’s always been favourable to him. His sublime qualities are what makes him a great friend, and an even better globetrotter!
“I want to stay a student all my life and let The Travel be my Teacher.”
Nurturing and Adventurous, Nishita blurs the line between composition and spontaneity. She truly juxtaposes her nature as a traveller to her nature as a working professional. A loving and caring person who always looks after the people around her, especially if she likes them! She’s not afraid to point out the flaws in something; but will point out the beauty even more enthusiastically. As a working mother, travelling hasn’t always been able to be her first priority; but it did help her cultivate skills that have helped her overcome tough times and have greatly successful trips! Nishita is a resilient and powerful person, who aspires to explore the world and foster new friendships!
“Jobs fill Pockets while Travel fills Soul” - Jaime Lyn Beatty