Ticket Price: Rs 499

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About Offbeat Tracks

  • Offbeat Tracks is an experiential travel company that focuses on unique experience based travel to India and a few destinations around the world
  • Their focus is to promote the concept of rual eco tourism and thereby promote rural micro entrepreneurship amongst rural and semi urban service providers ( be it homestay owners, taxi drivers, farmers or experience providers) to provide them with a better means of life and promote a sense of pride amongst the rural folk in India

About the Speaker: 

Vandana Vijay, CEO & Founder at Offbeat Tracks

Worked at Facebook as an Operations Specialist, Ads Integrity Operations Analyst & Content Review Analyst

  • Equipped with a masters in Microbiology, Vandana was determined to follow her father's foot steps and join the Indian Army

  • After clearing her exams and standing first in All India UPSC CDS Merit, life had other plans for her

  • She went on to work with Facebook for 3 years and it was during this stint that she volunteered with a non profit in Ladakh

  • Having spent time in the mountains with rural communities trekking across villages, she realised that her true calling lied in working with people at the grass root level

  • Then, she decided to put her passions together, travel, the mountains and working with rural communities and founder Offbeat Tracks


What will be discussed?

  • Experiential travel
  • How such a model of sustainable eco tourism helps empower local communities and support rural livelihood
  • How experience based travel broadens one's horizons and makes an individual more culturally sensitive and perceptive towards people and other cultures

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Ticket Price: Rs 499