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 dapper, polite, elegant and charming man… Saif is a man of many talents. An MBA from Ecole des Ponts Business School, Paris, France, he also holds an FAA commercial pilot’s license, has worked with Malaysia Airlines and was the Head of PR & Communications for real estate major DLF in Gurugram. A footballer par excellence, he is the Captain of Marians FC, an amateur football club and his all-time favourite player is Diego Maradona. A perfectionist at heart, Saif manages everything that you see across all our marketing and communication platforms. A passionate road tripper, he loves cars and wishes to drive around the world exploring those parts of our planet that remain unexplored.
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference” – Robert Frost
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 five 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
To be bold is to be self-aware of one’s achievements, and brave enough to strive for higher ambitions with persistence. That’s exactly what Prikasha is all about. Being a fresher, she brings an innovative perspective to our team. A true master at multi-tasking, she interned as a social media marketing executive for over a year, received certification in French, won three gold medals back to back in inter-college powerlifting championship, volunteered at an NGO and completed her Bachelor’s in Arts – all of them concurrently.
“To Travel is to evolve” – Pierre Bernardo
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
Warm, caring, affectionate, quite literally that’s Shahgufta for you. She is someone who solves problems you can’t. Shahgufta has three years of experience as an Office Administrator and is our go-to person. From bookkeeping to ensuring that the rest of the team has adequate support to work efficiently, she handles all assigned tasks with precision. When not working, she loves going on spontaneous, unplanned trips with her husband and learn about people, different customs and cultures. A foodie at heart, she also likes to try out different cuisines.
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Anonymous
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
A foodie at heart, Harish likes to spend time getting to know about different cultures, traditions and beliefs. Ever since completing his education, he has been exploring various aspects of travel especially road trips. This makes him adept at understanding and taking care of the needs of all types of travellers to ensure they are comfortable.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta