Amit made a decision which many of us procrastinate to tomorrow, leaving behind the ease we all desire. He brings in over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He had worked with ITC Hotels, Intercontinental Group of Hotels, Fortune Park Hotels Ltd. He was associated as F & B Manager with Fortune Park Hotels Ltd, before he made a big switch to Pench Tree Lodge as a lodge manager. Everything from a fly to a rodent interests him and much to our joy we think we have a naturalist in making!
Sagar is a microbiology graduate and currently pursuing his masters in biodiversity and wildlife conservation. He has also participated in closely studying behavior of white rumped vultures. Sagar is charming and always ready to show the little surprises of the jungle in form of insects and reptiles. With his great story telling skills, he proves to be an associating company on nature walks!
Rakesh is one of the new joinees in the Pugdundee team but comes with a vast experience. An experienced naturalist, Rakesh has worked at various parks like Bharatpur, Ranthambore, Dandli tiger park and Aanshi national park at Karnataka. He is also aware of the rare western birds at western ghats and is knowledgeable about Rann of Kutch. Rakesh specializes in reptiles and wabblers. In his free time, he loves to read and plant trees of different species.
Pankaj comes from the foothills of Kumaon and has been passionate about food from his childhood. Prior to Pugdundee Safaris, Pankaj was at Sattvik restaurant in Delhi. At Pench, he is responsible for creating menus from locally sourced organic vegetables and working on local recipes.