About us

What is NotOnMap?

NOM is a social driven initiative generating alternative livelihood & minimizing unskilled migration from traditional villages with age old cultural value system. This migration happens not by choice but due to lack of modern influence, lack of so-called knowledge & education, exploitation by middle man OR not been provided with their share of ‘Travel Economy’.
NotOnMap started working from those villages/houses where technology & travel influence has been minimal; and hence they have been cut off from getting their true share of economy.
While big organizations are busy protecting ancient cities, palaces & monuments; NotOnMap is protecting the current lifestyle of neglected farmers which will be wiped out with time if not given due attention. NotOnMap is protecting & promoting the cultural heritage of India by keeping Tourism at the CORE; and we are doing it by creating new “Model Villages”, creating new destination for travel & curating places which matches our conceptual belief.

LIVE LIKE LOCAL

Live Life As Lived By Locals in houses as old as 100 years.

‘One Stop Solution’ for rustic & rare destinations near any important city in India. It’s NOT for those who are looking for luxury but for travellers with ‘Hunger for Culture’ and want to Live Life As Lived By Locals.
NotOnMap tries to ensure that the experiences are beyond leisure & fun, rather it becomes more inclusive where travellers engage with local community & conduct predefined activity & workshops for children, parents, students, teachers, women & youth.

For Example - Lecture by academician in school on various subjects & career counselling, free health camp by travellers who are doctors, adventure training by experienced mountaineers/professionals, awareness campaign for sanitation and women safety by social workers, developing entrepreneurship amongst the rural youth, workshop to upgrade traditional skills of rural youth, creating library in the village etc.

NotOnMap provides beyond a destination to stay; it rather creates a mechanism of Cultural exchange for everyone, where each side gets to learn & contribute from each other. The database of all travellers is accessible to village council/Panchayat and other residents and they can interact with any visitor for any assistance or information gathering in future.

Thus we created concept of ‘Local Friend’ where a ‘Real Connection happen’ unlike the ‘Virtual connect’ in this age of Social Media.

Our Mission

We want people of all ages to experience how travel can be as much of a learning experience as school; how travel can shape us and help us discover the very essence of cultural experiences. We at NotOnMap aspire to create a culture where everyone - locals, travellers and nature - care for each other.

Our Concept 

NotOnMap’s concept is that of a travel company that facilitates Socio-Cultural Exchange, where we strive to provide travellers with beautiful experiences at remote locations and vice versa. We open doors of local homes, with hosts who extend their warm hospitality to travellers and allow a deeper impact cultural exchange that benefits both parties.

We believe in giving not just a home to stay but an entire village for the guest to stay.

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You might just stay in one house but end up having meals in many other houses as they would have become your friends during your stay in the village. This develops the meaning of community stay and allows more socio-cultural aspect to travel. We are working with aim to empower local villagers & thus It is a socially concern initiative with focus on responsible tourism and 80% of revenue goes to the local villagers who help this initiative grow. It is an initiative "For Travellers and started By passionate Travellers" who have travelled such remote places all across the country.

MEET  THE ROCKSTAR TEAM

Kumar Anubhav
Kumar Anubhav
Senior analytics professional, Electronics Engineer, Passionate Traveler, Social Thinker and Entrepreneur.
Before starting his own venture Kumar has spent over 10 years in the corporate world at various leadership positions. He was Senior Analytics Consultant at Inuit, Assistant Vice President with CPA Global, Group Leader- Analytics at Ameriprise, and Data Scientist at Inductis. Kumar has a passion for purposeful travel. He has traveled across India, over 20 countries around the world including Antarctica, Africa and South America. He was part of an expedition program in Antarctica. He is a certified mountaineer, avid yoga practitioner and a passionate social thinker.
Kumar also holds an engineering degree in Electronics from Delhi College of Engineering.
Sayan Nath
Sayan Nath
World Traveller, Marketer, Digital Mastermind And Entrepreneur.
Before Jumping into the world of Travel Entrepreneurship, Sayan worked as Marketer for India’s largest E-Commerce brands. He worked as a strategist with Lonely Planet a known name in travel industries. Sayan has a passion for adventure & travel photography. He has travelled for work around the world but now travel’s to click them. From Marketer to a photographer, Sayan came a long way to know what his purpose now.
He is a certified class A Mountaineer with an expedition to Mount Cho Oyu, Trishul etc, an experienced Climber and snowboarder. Sayan also holds a Management Degree from IIM Indore.
Manuj Sharma
Manuj Sharma
Sports person, Social Activist, Environmentalist, Philanthropist.
Manu Sharma , is the Manager Operations, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. He is also the Logistics manager for the Indian "A" team and "U-19" team. He was instrumental in patenting the Chamba rumaal. He has also a social activist, who has spearheaded various campaigns in the Saal Valley, relating to HIV/Aids awareness, wildlife protection, disaster management, heritage awareness and democratic citizenship. A philanthropist, he is known across Himachal for his generosity and humanitarian spirit.
Mr. Sharma holds Degrees in both Arts and Physical Education.
Arul Saravanan
Arul Saravanan
Mechanical Engineer, Travel addict, and Social thinker.
Originally from Aruppukottai, a town close to Madhurai, Arul is currently living the nomadic life, hostel hopping across the country while fully enjoying his gap year. He handles operations at NotOnMap and in his free time he likes to read, stargaze and plan his next adventure. Arul is a Mechanical Engineer from SSN, Chennai.
Akshay Singh
Akshay Singh
Advisor
Akshay Singh: Akshay is currently working at IDFC Bank where he is a part of the Finance team where he appraise and finance projects and companies, particularly in the infrastructure sector. With his 10+ year in the finance sector Akshay specialises in Infrastructure, Project Finance, Debt Restructuring and Distressed Asset Management. Akshay hols a degree Businmens administration from Indian Institute of Management.
Balram Garg
Balram Garg
Operations
"Art keeps a human alive." Keeping this statement in mind, if we say that Balram has always tried his best to keep people alive by getting involved in preserving art. A literature student, who knows the importance of heritage in such a good way that, he has completely devoted himself in preserving kangra miniature art. He loves to show around Himachal in its raw form. He is a persona with some beautiful thoughts.
Kan Singh
Kan Singh
Advisor
As always said, innovation starts when you think out of box. Kan Singh has done this forever. A farmer from Sikar, Rajasthan, he has been awarded by prime minister for his excellent innovation for farmers. An enthusiastic vibe is always with him, he is always excited to share techniques about farming with farmers and other people. And to reach out most of the people for this purpose he has joined his hands with NotOnMap family.
Lokesh
Lokesh
Activity Manager
Whether it's about, conquering mountains alone or leading a large number of groups to some unexplored parts of Himachal. Lokesh Sharma has always been there with full of energy. A person who had spent his entire childhood in the lap of beautiful Chamba, decided to devote his complete life to adventure and mountains. Whether it's about working in 5 star luxuries or working in toughest and roughest weather. He is always there for you.
Vikas
Vikas
Operation
‘Sapne lekar chale hain Aur sapne agar poore ho jayein to bohot badhiya hai’, says Mr. Vicky. Starting his work to preserve art, he is now associated with NotOnMap. Catering to his guests as per their mood, Mr. Vicky makes his decade-long experience count to make it a memorable time for guests.
Prem Sagar
Prem Sagar
Advisor
Prem Sagar a dedicated social worker who is also a politician with a career spanning up to 15 years where he had been a district legislature of Dharamshala. He came to love the society and work for it since his student days and has worked for the advancement of many people such as labourers, coolies and farmers and also founded The Indian-Tibetan fund. He considers politics and social work two sides of the same coin and dreams of a day when the politics and politician are free of corruption and actually sereve public interest.
Rafi
Rafi
Property Manager
Living with a family of 14, Mr. Rafi is associated with Not On Map and manages a Home Stay. An athlete in his time and a coach now, he envisions an expansion of his home stay. He offers a warm and homely experience to the guests as they serve home-prepared delicacies. Mr. Rafi is enthusiast about telling new people about his home and the local food and lifestyle, making it a true home-stay, in association with NotOnMap.
Ramesh
Ramesh
Chief Chef
A local from Himachal who in believes in preserving his culture so much that he still uses traditional way to make flour from wheat. He is a GHARATI basically, with some magic in his hands. He makes some delicious delicacies.
Keeping the beauty of Tisa valley in his heart, he has always been there to help Not On Map with some amazing hospitality.
Ruchi
Ruchi
Operations
Being one of the oldest members of notonmap, Ruchi found herself grown and developed along with the company. An MCA qualified homemaker has a quality to manage and balance the tours. She has a vast knowledge of Indian and foreign cultures.
Sethrichem
Sethrichem
Sangtam
A drop out of law school, denied to go USA even after getting a visa for there. Sethrichem Sangtam belongs to the most beautiful part of India. He belongs to Nagaland, a place so rich with culture and natural beauty. Unexplored and untouched nature which is worth an experience. He joined his hands with NotO Map to give people the raw experience of mother nature.
Shankar
Shankar
Property Manager
With 18 years of experience in the hotel business, Shankar Ji is a humble family man. With the idea of ‘No task is beneath dignity’, he has been Associated with Mystic Village since it was a concept. He admires ‘Not On Map’, for he has more time with his family now. Like Shankar Ji, many others don’t have to leave their home space, thanks to Mystic Village and Not On Map. Shankar Ji lives with his family and works with Mystic Village, making it a better place daily.
Neha
Neha
Property Manager
Here is a guide to an unusually rare girl and her experiments with life. This is Neha. She is a painter but is modest enough to still consider her a student. She is an ardent learner and has an interest in learning new crafts and expanding her ingenuity.
She loves to style and decorate and her creative and innovative instinct makes her turn even trash into something of use.
She is also a writer who is in love with Indian culture and is always fascinated with the inherent diversity of our tradition. She accolades herself on being an old school and an explorer in this age where people resist wandering out.

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