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Vaibhav Kala On Pioneering Adventure Travel In India

The founder and director of Aquaterra Adventures talks about starting an adventure travel business in the 1990s and how to practice responsible tourism today

Vaibhav Kala helps to frame policies that ensure safer adventure travels in the country Photo: Copyright: Vaibhav Kala

Vaibhav Kala was climbing a mountain in Ladakh when he wondered whether he should start an adventure travel company. The seed of this idea bloomed in 1995 when Aquaterra Adventures was established as one of the few travel outfitters in the country that catered to those who wanted to climb Himalayan summits and partake in river running adventures.