A keen wildlifer and a naturalist himself, Harish is from Ramnagar in Uttarakhand. With a career spanning over the management of many wildlife lodges, Harish has recently taken over the reins of Pench Tree Lodge.He is a keen birder and loves to read extensively during his free time. He loves the jungles and has a special knack of operations with a special interest in enhancing the wildlife experiences of the guests.
It's been ten years now that Chinmay has been handling snakes. He has been into conservation and snake rescue which brought him his winning and learning experiences. Giving up a handsome job of IT after graduating in Computers Chinmay is now working towards his dream to be associated with wildlife in every way possible. The great story teller that this man from Nagpur is, his affection towards animals can be felt in his conversations and even in his animal-sensitive humor!
Gaurav hails from ‘amchi Mumbai’. He left the concrete jungle to follow his passion - wildlife. He is a commerce graduate with a keen interest in wildlife photography. He has worked as a naturalist since past five years and is a new addition in the team. He is a great company on drives and nature walks and can give one excellent tips about wildlife photography.
Amit is from Baihar, which is near Kanha National Park. Having grown up in the periphery of these jungles, he has always loved their quietude. Amit is trained in software and worked in IBM before moving back to the jungles back to the jungles. He currently looks after the accounts and also assists the lodge manager in day-to-day operations. Fond of sports, you can see a smile on his face at the mere mention of the word ‘cricket’.
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.